Dr. Aubrey Smith III, MD

Dr. Aubrey Smith III, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Aubrey Smith III, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Amarillo, TX and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.Read his story

1600 S Coulter St Ste B

Amarillo, TX 79106

Contact Information

(806) 354-2529

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Nerve Block, Somatic
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Smith III's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Smith III "Dr Smith is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with more than 25 years experience. His focused practice on Shoulder Surgery and complex Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery of the upper extremity and the knee has provided patients across the region with comprehensive care and follow up on over 500 surgical procedures a year. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the Texas Medical Association, the Texas Orthopedic Association, and the Potter Randall County Medical Society. His education over a 14 year period included many Major Universities and Facilities including Texas A&M, Texas Tech, the University of Texas, the University of Kentucky, Mayo Clinic, the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children in Lexington, and the Christine Klinert Institute of Upper Extremity Surgery. He currently participates in an International Study of Total Shoulder Arthroplasty, has ongoing research on Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery, has presented his work both at the national and international level. His experience in research extends back to his time in medical school and undergraduate school and has included topics in physiology, anatomy, and surgical follow up. His research at Texas A&M earned him a University Undergraduate Research Fellow appointment and a graduation honor of Summa Cum Laude with the presentation of his research as a thesis. Dr. Smith is dedicated to not only providing the most up to date and current techniques but is committed to understanding the results of procedures and surgeries long term. His commitment to the patients of the region is evidenced by his longstanding presence in the community. He also has a commitment to the medical community and has 10 years experience on the Surgical Policy committee, has served as Chief of Surgery, and I have representedl Texas Physicians on the committee for Practice Management for the Texas Medical Association. He has served in the past also as a team physician for the University of Kentucky, Georgetown University, and for Tascosa High School. Dr. Smith is married and has 3 children all growing up in the Amarillo Community. He and his wife Robin have been active supporters of the community and have supported many Amarillo and Panhandle charitable organizations that include the Amarillo Area Foundations, the Evelyn Rivers Christmas project, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Young Life, the Race for the Cure, and many others. His wife Robin has volunteered in many organizations and has been a member of the Amarillo Symphony leadership, the Junior League, and has donated many long hours serving our community in a host of different organizations."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smith III "We care about you and want to provide the best care that you deserve. Experience Matters.  Bringing you the cutting edge in Orthopedic Surgery with new and advanced shoulder and elbow surgeries that provide patients with a solution for common problems enabling them to resume normal activities."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Hyperextension
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Strain
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at Wrist
  • Ulnar Nerve Injuries
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
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26  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • University Of Kentucky Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University Of Kentucky Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Smith III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Smith III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith III to family and friends
25 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

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Dr. Smith III's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

I was having some pain in my hip and Dr. Smith's PA Lisa Snow got me in right away to have x-rays done, and to consult with Dr. Smith. I was very impressed how quickly they got me in. Both Lisa and Dr. Smith spent time with me explaining my condition and options for treatment. I highly recommend...more
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I went to Dr. SMITH with an injured forearm, and not only was he able to tell me what was wrong with my arm right away, so did his assistant Lisa. They were very informative and helpful. Dr. SMITH is a very professional, nice man!!
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Highly recommend, knowledgeable staff. Had a very difficult problem which required a lengthy visit. I first saw the PA who spent a considerable amount of time with me, then the doctor came in and ordered more testing. MRI and labs were done in his office in a timely manner, then had a follow up...more
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I had a great experience. There is an awesome staff. I highly recommend Dr. Smith. He is great at what he does.
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Dr. Smith read the MRI - said I had a 90% torn rotator cuff - said surgery was required. After having to see the cardio doc for clearance (more $) and finally getting my surgery scheduled a month 1/2 later, turns out I had adhesive capsulitus. (frozen shoulder) Surgery is the LAST thing you want...more
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