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Dr. Chad Smalley, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 45

Dr. Smalley

Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics

2415 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37404

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Dr. Chad Smalley, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.


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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smalley

4.8

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1 Star
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Caring and paitient takes the time to listen to questions and concerns.I am thankful and relieved that he is taking care of my knee injury. Thank you Dr Smalley!!
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He was very professional and personable. I would recommend him to friends and family !
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I felt this doctor had no interest in the overall care of his patients but had a quick, smug, you’re of no financial gain to me attitude. His tone and attempt at relating to the patient was cold and indifferent. He had no bedside manners. Not what I want in any physician. I was required to give a star rating so he received a 1, but if ZERO were an option I would have chosen it.
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I am trying to remain active as I get older. I love to hike and mountain bike and am not ready to give that up. I also am a special education teacher working with students who are multi-handicapped. I have been lifting for 35 years and was afraid I might have to give that up after I tore my rotator cuff. Dr. Smalley and his staff did amazing job repairing the tear and ground off the bone spurs that caused the tear. The digital pictures were so clear and I could see how neatly and complete t
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I have had knee pain for years and have mild to moderate osteoarthritis. I recently tried PRP injections in my knees with 100% relief for about 10 weeks. I am now trying a series of 3 PRP injections (one every 6 weeks). It has been one week since the most recent injection and I am already seeing good results. L. Kimbrough - Chattanooga TN
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Dr. Smalley was awesome to work with! He was very thorough with my diagnosis; yet, laid it out where I could easily understand it. But most of all, he showed compassion for the pain that I have been experiencing, and wants to help me resolve my issues. I am so grateful I was introduced to Dr. Smalley!
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If youre Not a WC injury then you will probably get the Best Treatment Possible, but if you are WC he is Not for you at all...Very Sad
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Dr. Smalley repaired the rotator cuff on my right shoulder three years ago. He repaired my left shoulder a few weeks ago. He is an exceptionally engaging, thorough and competent talent! Post-surgical results, in both cases, more than met my desired goals. Having spent the majority of my life as a senior healthcare executive in a faith-based, teaching system; I have confidence in my assessment of physicians and their support personnel.
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Straight to the point and very informative. Great bedside manner. Definitely will refer friends and family.
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Dr smalley made me feel Very comfortable and explain My options to me even where I could understand it
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Dr. Smalley is an excellent surgeon and knowledgeable and caring physician who talks to you in a very down to earth manner, listens to you, and explains available treatments and options in a very straightforward and understandable way...I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of his services...
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Great personality and a good dr. I’ve been going to him a few years and he keep trying to come up with alternatives for my knee to avoid surgery.
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Dr. Smalley was thorough and knowledge with good bedside manner. Would recommend.
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Dr An alley was very informative when I saw him about my knee. He gave me an injection and was quick and gentle as possible. Staff and nurses were also very nice.
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Excellent doctor and surgeon, super personality, very caring, thorough, brilliant mind and i will definitely recommend him to anyone. Sports medicine is very fortunate to have him in their group.
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Great Doctor his concern for the patient is genuine
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Very professional doctor with a kind attitude who listens well to his patience. He is very thorough to properly diagnose the problem and involves the patient in the decision for treatment.
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After seeing Dr Smalley for the first time this week I’ve already told family and friends how impressed I was from the moment I walked into the office until I left. Every single staff member I came into contact with was extremely friendly and competent. Dr Smalley was patient, sympathetic, kind, and knowledgeable. I feel confident in trusting him for my care.
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Dr Smalley is one of the finest orthopedic surgeon I have ever met. He was very kind to me before and after my surgery. He has a very pleasant bedside matter. He and his staff on Gunbarrel Rd are the best.
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He is the best! Explains clearly your situation & your options. I would recommend him to anyone that wants to see one of the best doctors in Chattanooga! Excellent staff!
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About Me

"My training in arthroscopy and sports medicine has prepared me to work with some of this area's best and brightest athletes; however, it has also prepared me to work with patients who come to the Center with some of the most severe injuries imaginab...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2006
Sportsmed / Complex Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy / Shoulder Replacement
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Orthopaedic Residency
Residency Hospital
2001
West Virginia University Hospitals-Ruby Memorial
Internship Hospital
2000
University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
Medical School
1996
Centre College
Undergraduate School
1992
Oak Ridge High School
2006
2005
2001
2000
1996
1992

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(423) 624-2696

Dr. Smalley accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
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Options PPO
United Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Smalley's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smalley treats Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Smalley treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smalley treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Smalley treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smalley treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Smalley treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Smalley's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Resurfacing
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Ligament Tears
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscal Cyst
  • Meniscectomy
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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