Dr. Galen R. Smith, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 65

2202 N John B Dennis Hwy Ste 100
Kingsport, TN 37660
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Dr. Smith's Experience

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Dr. Smith's Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Dr. Smith Performs

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
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Indian Path Medical Center
2000 Brookside Dr
Kingsport, TN 37660
Holston Valley Medical Center
130 W Ravine Rd
Kingsport, TN 37660

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2202 N John B Dennis Hwy Ste 100
Kingsport, TN 37660
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    Dr. Smith's Experience

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Disc Replacement
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revision
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Surgery
    • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Point Injection
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    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Disorders
    • Bunion
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
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    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
    • Myelopathy
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Tennessee.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Graduated in 1976

    Internship Hospital

    University Louisville Med Center
    Complete in 1977

    Residency Hospital

    Campbell Clin
    Complete in 1983

    Fellowship Hospital

    Case West Res University Med Center
    Complete in 1983
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Smith & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Smith's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Indian Path Medical Center

    • Holston Valley Medical Center

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    3.7 out of 5

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends

    3.7 out of 5

    3 responses

    Dr. Smith's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    3.7 out of 5

    3 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    3.7 out of 5

    3 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    3.7 out of 5

    3 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    31 – 45 minutes

    3 responses

    Experience with Dr. Smith

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    3.7 out of 5

    3 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    3.7 out of 5

    3 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    3.7 out of 5

    3 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    3.7 out of 5

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    Office Locations

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    Associated Orthopaedics Kngsprt
    2202 N John B Dennis Hwy Ste 100
    Kingsport, TN 37660
    (423) 245-3161 (Office)
    (423) 857-8121 (Fax)
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