Primary Care Online

Start seeing Dr. Scott Harrington online from the comfort of home

Services

Care Continuity, Patient Portal, Prescriptions, Labs, Imaging, and Referrals

Locations (State Licenses)

Currently practicing in 42 states. AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WI and WY.

Welcome

Finding the right Primary Care doctor can be difficult, no matter who you are. But when you’re a vegan, it can be even harder. That’s why we created Vegan Primary Care. A telehealth practice licensed to help you in more than 40 states nationwide, providing care from a vegan perspective.

As board-certified physicians, we provide many of the same services as any primary care doctor you see in person – writing prescriptions, ordering imaging or lab tests, and making referrals. But rather than rely only on the Western model of medicine, which manages chronic conditions with pills, we believe in plant-based care that seeks to achieve optimum health through a whole-foods plant-based diet, enjoyable exercise and maintaining quality relationships.

Our focus on individual treatment is evident in everything we do. We value the doctor-patient relationship, and get to know you personally. Initial appointments are 1 hour with 30 minute follow ups so you never feel rushed. 

 

We look forward to helping support and maintain your long-term health. Contact us so we can get started.

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Meet Dr. Scott Harrington, DO

Vegan Primary Care is the creation of Dr. Scott Harrington DO, a board-certified Family Medicine physician with 17 years of experience. Beginning his career using standard methods, he personally adopted a plant-based diet in 2012. Since then he experienced dramatic improvement in his energy levels, exercise endurance and recovery time. His weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, and hormone levels all normalized. This convinced Dr. Harrington to focus on teaching patients what he learned, and the effects were impressive – many patients suffering with chronic illnesses improved dramatically, and many were able to stop all their medications.
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Dr. Scott Harrington completed his undergraduate education at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He obtained his Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania in 2003. There he was trained in holistic Osteopathic Principles that a person is an interrelated unit of body, mind, and spirit. 

Dr. Scott Harrington, DO then completed his Family Medicine internship and residency training in 2006 at Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg North Carolina. There he was classically trained to treat common conditions for all age groups including pediatrics, adolescent, adult and geriatrics in the office and hospital setting. Dr. Harrington was also trained in well woman and obstetric (OB) care.

He later served in the US Army as a Family Medicine Physician to Special Forces Soldiers, working as a Flight Surgeon for pilots and elite paratroopers, Dive Medical Officer trained in hyperbaric chamber operations for Special Forces divers, and being deployed to remote locations in Afghanistan for over 2 years. Dr. Scott Harrington DO has triaged and treated Soldiers wounded in combat and has led over 20 Physicians and Physician Assistants during wartime. He is currently a Colonel in the US Army Reserves and continues to serve with distinction. 

Dr. Harrington looks forward to sharing his diverse expertise with patients of all ages and supporting their journey toward optimal health and wellness. He’s passionate about minimizing the impact of aging, illness, and injury to help patients stay as active and healthy as possible throughout their lives. He is currently accepting new patients and welcomes them to Vegan Primary Care.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

No. Dr. Scott Harrington eats a whole plant food diet and recommends this way of eating for all his patients but this will not limit your care through this service. 

Dr. Scott Harrington is seeing all patients through telemedicine which allows patients to be seen online through their computers or phones.

Dr. Scott Harrington is currently making relationships with most major insurance plans. The current and pending accepted insurance plans are listed below. Until your insurance is accepted, Dr. Harrington will perform visits on a cash basis. At this time 30 minute visits are $75 and 1 hour visits are $150. For new patients please allow for a 1 hour visit so that each of your concerns are addressed.

 

Current Accepted Insurance: 

Medicare (Florida)

Cigna (Florida)

 

Pending Insurance Plans:

Aetna (Florida, Oregon)

Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans (Florida)

Cigna (Oregon)

Humana (Florida, Oregon)

Regence (Oregon)

Tricare East

Tricare West

United Healthcare (Oregon)

WellMed (Florida)

At this time Dr. Scott Harrington is not accepting Medicaid patients. 

Currently I am licensed and available to treat the residents of 42 states: AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WI and WY. We are hoping to expand to all 50 states so please check for updates. I am not yet available to see patients in AR, GA, ME, NJ, NY RI, VA and WV.

State Licenses VeganPrimaryCare 42 States

Appointments are Monday through Thursday from 9AM-4PM Eastern Time. Appointments are made through the patient portal which you can access here. If you are a new patient, register for the portal here. Inside the portal, there is a “Schedule Now” button on the portal home page, or the “Find Appointments” button on the Appointment page. If you call our phone number (727) 222-3036, you will be directed to use the portal. If you have a problem with scheduling, then please contact us via email@drscottharrington.com.  

No. This is an identified glitch that we are working on. All appointments are listed in the Eastern Standard Time (EST) timezone. Be careful, if you live in California (Pacific Time) you are 3 hours behind the time where the practice is located in Florida (Eastern Standard Time). At this time you will have to adjust your appointment time to the associated EST in Florida. For example, if you live in California and want to be seen at 7:30 AM (PT), you will choose the appointment for 10:30 AM (EST). We are very sorry about this glitch and are working hard to fix it.

Yes. Dr. Scott Harrington does accept same-day appointments. If you need to be seen and do not see an appointment available, then please call (727) 222-3036.

Yes, Dr. Scott Harrington would be glad to assist you. You would simply register as a new patient. You do not have to leave your current Primary Care Doctor to be seen through our service.

If you have never been seen via our service, you will be contacted by our registration staff. You will be asked about your medical history such as the medications that you take, the pharmacy where you want your new prescriptions sent, and your insurance coverage.These “intake” question will be similar to what you experience during an in-person visit.

Please send the image of your insurance card and any other important documents that you want added to your record via fax  (888) 681-3477. The easiest way to send an electronic fax is to use FaxZero — a free faxing service. Other ways to get images into your record are through the message system in the portal. Simply type message and attach a file prior to submitting.

  • Your insurance card
  • Updated medication list or med bottles 
  • Allergies to medications 
  • Preferred pharmacy (name and address)
  • Preferred laboratory (name and address)
  • Preferred outpatient radiology service (name and address)
  • Current specialist (Cardiologist, Endocrinologist et) (name and address)
  • Prior Primary Care Manager (name and address) for records requests

Yes. If you have your own equipment then please obtain your vital signs such as weight, blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature before the visit. 

Don’t worry, Dr. Scott Harrington will call you if there is a technical issue. Before the visit, check the AthenaHealth portal tools to ensure your video and audio are working properly. To see if your device (phone, tablet or computer) is working properly go to device-check. For more info on troubleshooting see troubleshooting

We ask that you are ready and logged on to the telemedicine appointment 5 minutes prior to your scheduled time. It may be necessary to reschedule your appointment if you don’t arrive in a timely manner. Out of respect for other patients, we request 24-hour notification for cancellation of appointments. Our no show fee is $25.

As a Family Doctor I am trained for all age groups, from newborns to seniors. However, I am unable to provide vaccinations for children under 3 years old. For this age group I can still provide care for many ailments but it is best for you to have a provider that can give your child their required vaccinations. After 3 years of age, local pharmacies can provide vaccinations. 

Telemedicine is being relied upon more and more, but sometimes you need to have an in-person exam. In Primary Care, many times a visit is about listening to your concerns, providing lifestyle recommendations, as well as ordering tests and specialty care. With video visits, I will be able to see many exam findings but not all. The heart, lung and ear exam are are not possible through basic video visits. In cases where the exam will change the diagnosis, I recommend being seen at a local urgent care facility for a same day appointment. There are devices for purchase that make these exams possible (heart, lung, ear) such as the Tytocare device. I will be partnering with TytoCare to provide you full service telemedicine if you purchase a TytoCare device.

Please allow seven business days for routine test results. If you haven’t heard from us within that time, you should check the patient portal. If there is an abnormal result requiring urgent attention, you will be contacted as soon as the result is reviewed.

For a routine lab order request, please send us a message in the portal. Please allow 48 hours to process.

Oftentimes Specialty referrals are a part of the medical visit. If you have a referral requirement, then request this via the portal in advance of scheduling your specialty appointment. Referral requests can take up to one week to process.

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Events

At this time there are no scheduled events. If you would like to schedule a speaking event, then please contact me at email@veganprimarycare.com.

November 1st, 2020

TytoCare Preferred Provider

October 1st, 2020

Guest speaker on the Plant Based Dallas Fort Worth Podcast (PlantBasedDFW)

October 1st, 2020

Appointments Open Monday-Thursday

September 1st, 2020

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