Scott Glickstein - MD

Scott Glickstein - MD

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My Areas of Practice

The practice of medicine involves the distillation and synthesis of many types of information.  The stories that patients tell about their symptoms, their history, forms the foundation for further exploration and understanding of the clinical problem.  The findings on physical exam build on the bedrock information gathered from interviewing patients.  Laboratory tests and X-Rays help to confirm suspicions, and rule in or rule out various causes for the person's symptoms.  Of these 3 main areas of inquiry, the patient's history is the most important. 

Gathering this information often takes time and careful listening.  Understanding the personal factors that may influence why a person might choose one possible course of treatment or evaluation over another also plays an important role in ultimately formulating a plan to address the problem.  I try to understand the problems my patients experience by adhering to these principles, and use the information I obtain to guide further evaluations and treatment recommendations.   

The discipline of Rheumatology encompasses many different kinds of conditions.  Most involve one of several main features - arthritis, inflammation and/or pain.  My main professional interests include the inflammatory associated conditions of Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus and related conditions, Psoriatic arthritis and related conditions, Gout and vasculitis.  I also have a strong interest in Osteoporosis.  My practice is not limited to these areas.  I care for many other patients with a wide range of other, less inflammatory problems, as well.

Rheumatic conditions are often chronic.  I find long term interactions with patients particularly satisfying.

In addition to clinical practice, I teach residents and medical students as they rotate through our department.  Our department is also active in research and I, along with my colleagues, participate in various local and national studies.  I also am the chair one of the Institutional Review Boards (IRB) that operate under the auspices of the Park Nicollet Institute.  This committee oversees research activities in various areas of Park Nicollet Clinic. 

General Information

Gender: Male

Accepting New Patients: Yes


Practices at

St Louis Park
3850 Park Nicollet Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Education & Certifications

Undergraduate: Brandeis University
Waltham, MA

Internal Medicine Internship: Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI

Chief Resident, Internal Medicine: D.C. General Hospital
Washington, DC

Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine Residency: Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC

Certification: Subspecialty Board of Rheumatology

Rheumatology: Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Research & Publications

Our department conducts research in a variety of areas.  We are part of a national consortium of academic and community Rheumatologists called the RAIN group (Rheumatoid Arthritis Investigator Network) and have participated in studies related to Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Temporal arteritis through this organization.  Many of these studies have had wide readership and significant impact on the practice of Rheumatology, and have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine and the premier Rheumatology journal called Arthritis and Rheumatism.  We also participate in pharmaceutical industry sponsored research mainly related to Rheumatoid arthritis.  Finally, we conduct research generated within our department related to Rheumatology quality of care outcome measures, Gout and Osteoporosis. 

Professional Associations & Awards

Fellow, American College of Physicians; Fellow, American College of Rheumatology;  Chair, Rheumatology, Park Nicollet Clinic; Chair, IRB A Park Nicollet Institute


In my spare time, I try to spend time with my family and friends.  I especially enjoy bike riding, playing tennis, and hiking.  I like cooking and exploring ethnic cuisines, in restaurants or at home.  Movies have always been a passion of mine.  I enjoy reading, and wish I could do more.