Chad Scott, PA for 22 years, tells us about why he loves working at OI, the best part about working with patients, and his favorite movie theatre candy.
How did you decide to become a PA?
I liked science and wanted to use that in a career helping people.
What led you to join the Orthopedic Institute team?
I had a great orthopedic rotation in PA school, and always had interest in this field. I knew several of the PA’s at OI while I was employed at a previous job, and they were helpful in recruiting me to come on board.
What is your favorite part of your job?
Working as part of a tight knit team to take care of our patients.
What do you feel are the strengths of Orthopedic Institute’s PA/PT/OT team?
We have a very strong team of PA’s and therapists who are well trained, work together very well, and have a great work ethic.
What is the best part about working with patients?
I enjoy getting to know them on a personal basis, and feel satisfaction in trying to help the people that come to our office and trust us with their health care. After 22 years as a PA, I still really enjoy helping people!
How do you spend your time when you’re not at Orthopedic Institute?
I spend most of my time with my wife and 3 kids. When I have the time, I enjoy fishing, hunting, hiking or any other outdoor adventure, along with playing hockey, following Hawkeye sports teams, and traveling.
What is your go-to movie theatre snack?
I love popcorn or Mike and Ike’s.
What is your ideal way to spend your birthday?
Going out to dinner with my family, then spending a quiet night at home with them or watch a movie together.
What book is on your night stand?
The Great Santini by Pat Conroy
What is your favorite movie?
Rudy or Braveheart
Who is your favorite musical artist?
What is your favorite dish to cook?
Beef stir fry
Other than South Dakota, what is your favorite state?
Which sports team are you the biggest fan of?
Iowa Hawkeye Football Team