Clearwater, FL—Prominently featured in The Inner Circle, Scott K. Rineer is acknowledged as a Most Trusted Healthcare Professional for his contributions to the fields of Emergency Medicine and Military Service.
Dr. Rineer began his educational journey at Allegheny College where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, minoring in Chemistry and Psychology and completed one year of graduate studies at Georgetown University. He later earned a Master of Public Health from the University of South Florida. In addition to his academic pursuits, Dr. Rineer also completed Deep Freeze Antarctica; earned USN/USMC Parachutist Designation; and has been awarded the Army’s prestigious Expeditionary Field Medical Badge (EFMB). After his completion of a transitional internship at the Naval Hospital San Diego (NHSD) in 1991, he was assigned as a General Medical Officer at the Recruit Training Command (RTC) in San Diego.
Touting an extraordinary military career, the doctor completed six months of flight surgery training at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI) in Pensacola Florida prior to reporting to the Second Marine Aircraft Wing MCAS Cherry Point NC as flight surgeon for VMA(AW)-332 VMAQ-3 SOES. He was later designated as a Group Surgeon MWSG-27. Multiple deployments included a six-month period at the MCAS Iwakuni Japan with the Moondogs VMAQ-3.
Between 2008 and 2011, he was mobilized to active duty followed by a post to the Force Surgeon US Marine Corps Forces Central Command (USMARCENT) where Dr. Rineer was responsible for the medical laydown and care for both OIF and OEF conflicts. He notes that he was directly responsible for coordinating the implementation of the Royal Jordanian Medical Services (RJMS) alongside USMC/USN joint and coalition medical forces. He worked directly for LGENs Joseph F. Dunford Jr. then COMUSMARCENT years prior to the Generals selection as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS). Rising to the rank of Captain, Dr. Rineer earned the Combat Action Ribbon.
Board-certified in emergency medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM), Dr. Rineer notes that the ABEM is one of 24 medical specialty certification boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Dr. Rineer sees all patients for various issues including trauma; chronic illnesses; heart attacks; and psychiatric issues. Emergency medicine, he explained, is also known as accident and emergency medicine and is the medical specialty concerned with the care of illnesses or injuries requiring immediate medical attention. Like Dr. Rineer, an emergency physician works in an emergency department to care for acutely ill or injured patients on an unscheduled basis. He is a veteran of several campaigns in the Middle East; served as the Force Surgeon US Marine Corps Forces Central Command; and was the Senior Medical Officer aboard the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76).
Dedicated to providing the latest advancements in his field, Dr. Rineer is associated with the Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.