Dr. Chad Smalley, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 46
  
Dr. Smalley
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics

2415 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37404

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(423) 624-2696

Dr. Chad Smalley, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Smalley has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine medical school in 2000. He is affiliated with medical facilities CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga and Parkridge Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Smalley to book an appointment.


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Dr. Smalley accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Practice Areas

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 89% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smalley treats Shoulder Impingement Syndrome more than 100% of their peers

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

Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smalley treats Shoulder Disorders more than 100% of their peers

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

Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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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
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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 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

Dr. Smalley's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smalley

4.8

Based on 139 ratings

5 Stars
92.80575539568345%
(129)
4 Stars
4.316546762589928%
(6)
3 Stars
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1 Star
2.8776978417266186%
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  • Listened & answered questions (127)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (125)
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  • Long wait times (59)
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
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Great. He was very careful to answer questions
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Randall Patton – Sep 16, 2020
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Exceptionally talented physician. Maintains eye contact. Easy to understand description of problem. Personable.
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  • Staff friendliness
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Donald Klasing – Sep 13, 2020
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I couldn't be more pleased with my progress since my rotator cuff repair. Dr Smalley knocked it out of the park. Very thankful for his skill and his care!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
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Scott – Sep 13, 2020
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Dr. Smalley is the best!
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Aug 10, 2020
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Very knowledgeable and friendly. He explained my shoulder condition and possible treatment plans in a very thorough and professional manner. I would highly recommend!!
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DN – Jul 22, 2020
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Thank God I found a Great Caring Dr. Chad Samlley. I fell and tore my mincuis in right knee had server pain and limit amount of range of motion as well. I was very nervous about the surgery that I didn't want to go through with it so I prayed and asked God to guide me in which direction to take. So God put it in my heart to have the surgery so I did. And Dr. Chad Smalley is a wonderful surgeon thank you so much for all your help I will be forever grateful for the surgery you done for me when I needed it so much. I'm on the the long road of recovery ahead of me but no matter what happens weather I get completely recover or not he did his best and that's all I could have asked for. So I thank you so much for all you have done for me and most of all thank God for putting you in my life. May God Bless you and your family .
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Jul 07, 2020
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I saw Dr. Smalley for the first time on July 1, 2020. He explained everything in terms I could understand and answered any questions I had. Great bedside manner.
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Neena54 – Jul 03, 2020
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Very pleased with Dr Smalley’s treatment for pain in my shoulders. Shots Have really helped. Very professional.
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Laura F Smith – Jul 01, 2020
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Donna Wilkey – May 22, 2020
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Very good checked my MRI close worked out a plan of care with my personal input. He made sure all my concerns were noted.
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Sherrie D. – May 07, 2020
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Friendly, knowledgeable and gave me a detailed description for my follow up care. Answered all my questions and concerns. Excellent experience.
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Hrobin77 – May 06, 2020
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Dr. Smalley provided excellent care exceeding all expectations for my shoulder replacement. The office staff was skilled , polite and always ahead of schedule. The rehab at Parkridge was also seamless , compassionate and helpful. My recovery has been much faster and less painful than expected. If you need shoulder surgery call Dr Smalley.
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Chris bryant – Apr 18, 2020
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My 1st visit was very positive.The staff were very nice, the Doctor very pleasant and gave me all of the information I needed to proceed with my treatment. I highly recommend using Dr Smalley and the staff at Sports medicine.
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Carl McMahan – Feb 23, 2020
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Dr. Smalley was very thorough and patient in explaining what treatment was needed in my situation.
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Feb 21, 2020
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His examination was thorough and his explanation was easily understood. It was a great experience and I look forward to working with him to resolve the issues with my shoulders.
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Dan Chord – Feb 14, 2020
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Waited 45 min to be called back, another 35 to see dr. He entered with the express intent of leaving asap. He spoke as fast as was humanly possible, almost like the speed talker at the end if an ad. He had no interest in being there and every remark was said dismissively as if it were the last. I squeezed in about 4 questions and got the shortest answers possible. At no time did he show any interest in anything but getting out of the room. I was not treated, I was very fastly tolerated. I had set my phone when he came in the door, and it was 4 and 1/2 min till he left. Must have seemed much longer to him as he was squirmingly anxious to get out. I have seen many doctors and he was almost comically fast and rude. Maybe he had somewhere else to go, but so did I....and I was paying for his time and information. I will not be back. Maybe he is better with earlier appts. Certainly not worth paying for late in the day. Hugely disappointing.
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Feb 05, 2020
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Dr. Smalley is one of the best specialist!!
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Jan 17, 2020
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An excellent Physician who gives professional advice and care. Takes time to explain problems and treatment. Highly recommend.
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John Matthews – Jan 15, 2020
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Very respectful and knowledgeable.
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Bobby Rymer – Jan 10, 2020
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Short wait. Very professional
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dec 18, 2019
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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...Read more

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

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Locations

Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics

Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics2415 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37404
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CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Parkridge Medical Center

Chattanooga, TN

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average