“As a general practitioner, I take care of the entire patient, encompassing all aspects of personal health at every stage of life. There is no issue that is outside of a general practitioner’s scope of practice. The key to the successful care of patients is LISTENING and my patients will tell you that is my most endearing asset. I find great satisfaction in caring for my patients and being THE primary care physician in their lives and within my community.”

Areas of Expertise

  • Allergy/Asthma Management
  • Dermatological Issues
  • General Medicine for All Ages
  • Mental Health Care (Depression, Anxiety)



Carilion Medical Center – University of Virginia
Transitional Medicine
Roanoke, VA

Medical School

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA

Undergraduate School

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Bachelor of the Arts
Blacksburg, VA

Hospitals Affiliated With

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Lewis-Gale Hospital


“Anophthalmic Ptosis: Investigation of the Mechanisms and Statistical Analysis” Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. (2003): 19(6): 421-8

Academic Appointment

Phi Beta Kappa Mu
Chapter of Virginia

Personal Interests

Dr. Hippeard married his wife, Lisa, in 1997. Lisa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and currently the manager of his practice. They have three children: twin daughters, Madeline and Abigail, and a son, Christopher. Their children attend Hidden Valley schools in Roanoke, VA. Dr. Hippeard’s family is his highest pride and joy in life!

Dr. Hippeard still loves history, but his main pursuit outside of the office and his family is music. Dr. Hippeard has been a percussionist since the age of 12, playing in many community music organizations since that time. He studied percussion while attending Virginia Tech under John Floyd, timpanist for the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. Currently, Dr. Hippeard plays timpani for the Valley Chamber Orchestra and the Bedford Community Orchestra. He is often asked to play drumset/percussion for local musical theaters, including Showtimers!, Attic Productions in Fincastle and Mill Mountain Theater. He has also performed with the Roanoke Valley Community Band, Winds of the Blue Ridge and several local church orchestras. He has most recently donned lederhosen and joined the Sauerkraut Band as a drummer!

Dr. Hippeard and his family currently attend Greene Memorial United Methodist Church. Dr. Hippeard is a member of Melrose Masonic Lodge A.F.&A.M. #139 and Kazim Shrine A.A.O.N.M.S., where he is the drummer and secretary of the Kazim Band.


Scott C. Hippeard, M.D. was born July 25, 1974, in Staunton, VA, the youngest of four children. He became interested in a medical career after an illness at age 11 but was also interested in history and music. While studying history at Virginia Tech, Dr. Hippeard ultimately decided to pursue a career in medicine. Dr. Hippeard graduated from Virginia Tech in May 1995 Summa Cum Laude, earning admission to the Mu Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and receiving the J. Ambler Johnston History Prize for the highest in major average among graduating students of history. Dr. Hippeard studied medicine at the University of Virginia and completed his residency at the Carilion Medical Center in Roanoke, VA.