About Dr. Scott J Arbaugh

Dr. Scott J Arbaugh, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Alton, IL, with other offices in O Fallon, MO and O Fallon, MO . He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Arbaugh is affiliated with St Joseph's Hospital-Breese. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

50 Ratings with 13 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Scott J Arbaugh is Good. Dr. Scott J Arbaugh has been rated by 50 patients. From those 50 patients 13 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Scott J Arbaugh is 3.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address


1 Memorial Dr
Alton, IL 62002
(618) 463-7311

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1001 Boardwalk Springs Pl Ste 111
O Fallon, MO 63368
(314) 839-5232

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9979 Winghaven Blvd Ste 202
O Fallon, MO 63368
(636) 695-4554

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Dr. Scott J Arbaugh has the following 2 specialties

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.<br>He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Scott J Arbaugh has the following 11 expertise

  • Personality Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Mental Illness

Board Certifications

Dr. Scott J Arbaugh is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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He had me on the wrong medication for several years---which cause my condition to be worsen ----especially with my family

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Two Stars

The receptionist Zita is very rude to customers on the phone and the reason I would not recommend this location.

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worst doctor ever!!!

Dr. Scott Arbaugh is the WORST doctor ever. He only spends 5 minutes with me in the office and shooed me out the door. Recently I had a bi-polor episode and wound up in the hospital after taking some ambian and slit my wrists. Because of that he wants NOTHING to do with me. I mean really, isn't he supposed to help depressed ppl instead of dropping them? He never cared about me I think. Worst doctor ever. Now I have to find a new shrink. thanks jerk.

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Excellent doctor and recommends therapy if you need it

His job is to figure if your medication is working for or against you. To assess if you sliding down that hill we all try to climb. He monitors my bloodwork and sees me as often as every 2 weeks to 6 months when I am doing well. You do have to speak up if you feel like he is prescribing more than you need but that has not been my case. He just told me to see a therapist to talk about some issuses. I always ask questions he answers. I am so glad I found him after the other doctor in alton I had before she was horrible in every aspect.

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A patient for several years

Dr Arbaugh is respected among his peers and is known to be very professional yet caring and thourough. I would recommend him to anyone except womeone expecting an overnight miracle. Stick with him and he will stick with you. My life is better for him.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Arbaugh is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    33 Years Experience

  • Saint Louis University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Washington University School Of Medicine


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Scott J Arbaugh accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
    • Anthem Blue Preferred Plus POS
    • Anthem MO Blue Preferred Options
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • Cigna MISSOURI NET - NET POS Seamless
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HealthLink
    • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO

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