Our physicians are experts...and great people too!
Scott Diering, MD, the September 2016 Provider of the Month! Dr. Diering is Board Certified inEmergency Medicine and joined the medical staff in 2008. He grew up in New Jersey, and was
the first person in his family to graduate from college.
Dr. Diering began his career in healthcare as a clinical psychologist,
but found that he wanted to treat the whole person as a medical doctor.
Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston Salem, North Carolina, and started out in neurosurgery before
switching to emergency medicine.
Dr. Diering believes that healthcare is a dual responsibility – the
individual must be accountable for their own health, and society should
provide services to those who need them. He focuses on explaining and
giving choices, but patients’ must advocate for their own health
and understand what the doctor’s recommendations entail.
In his years of practice, Dr. Diering has seen technological improvements
that have helped with more accurate diagnoses, but he’s also seen
an increase in patients with psychosocial issues. The emergency department
has become an intersection of social work and medical care with the national
increase in drug and alcohol abuse. These problems affect every age, income
and demographic group.
When he’s not practicing in the emergency department here in Gillette
or at the Crow Indian Reservation a few days per month, Dr. Diering enjoys
running, reading and has just begun woodworking. He’s also working
on a follow-up to his book,
Love Your Patients!, published in 2004. The idea for the original book came from his observations
of colleagues who were excellent surgeons but were bad with people. The
new book expands the ideas on how physicians can improve patient satisfaction
directed toward a more general audience.
Since 2012, Dr. Diering has made annual trips as a medical director for the
Rocky Mountain Honor Flight, overseeing the health of veterans who travel to Washington, D.C., visiting
monuments and memorials to commemorate their military service.
Thank you Dr. Diering, for providing our patients with excellent care!