Dr. Chad Smalley, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 47

Dr. Smalley
Accepting new patients

Associates in Ear Nose and Throat

1949 Gunbarrel Rd Chattanooga, TN 37421

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(423) 624-2696

Dr. Chad Smalley, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. 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. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Smalley to book an appointment.

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Dr. Smalley is affiliated with CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga Chattanooga, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Smalley's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Joint Pain
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Dr. Smalley treats Joint Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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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
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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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
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • 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
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • 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 Humerus
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gout
  • Humerus Fracture
  • 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 Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscal Cyst
  • Meniscectomy
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • 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
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • 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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Dr. Smalley accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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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Dr. Smalley's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smalley

4.8

Based on 163 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr Smalley is fantastic. I’ve seen him twice, and he is always very thorough. He takes time to listen and to answer questions. I’ve never felt like he was in a hurry to get to his next patient, which is so rare these days. The conservative treatments he ordered have been effective, and I couldn’t be more pleased. I have the utmost respect for Dr Smalley, and highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Brenda Sheets – Sep 24, 2021
Yes Dr. Smalley has done two of my surgeries and has overseen my recovery. He has help me improve my quality of life and return to normalcy. He listens and gives the patient options regarding treatment plans
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Mark – Aug 25, 2021
This was my second shoulder issue and for sure wanted Dr Smalley again. Only waited a few days for appointment. I do regret not emphasizing more the excruciating pain I’ve had with this and hope the treatment plan we have is gonna provide the relief I desperately need/want.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Kathy – Aug 22, 2021
Very pleasant and everyone was so nice and friendly. Dr Smalley explain everything in a way I could understand and was so nice. Really enjoyed my visit.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Brenda Thimpson – Aug 20, 2021
I actually arrived around 30 minutes early for my appointment and saw the doctor almost immediately. I was actually walking back to my vehicle before my original appointment time. Dr Smalley was very helpful and encouraging about my diagnosis. I will definitely recommend him to other people.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Walker – Aug 18, 2021
Excellent visit. Took time. Was thorough. Communicated well. Demonstrated a high degree of knowledge and professionalism. Was very affable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Preston2 – Aug 06, 2021
Very knowledgeable, patient and responsive to all my questions. We made a plan together for my treatment and follow up care efficiently and cost effectively.
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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No results
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Aug 04, 2021
My wife and I have both seen Dr. Smalley before. He is very laid back, making his patients feel at ease. He listens to your concerns and is very through seeking our medical problems. We feel that he genuinely cares about his patient's wellbeing; one isn't just a number with Dr. Smalley. Gayla and I feel that Dr. Smalley is one of the best doctors that we have had the pleasure of seeing in Chattanooga and that Sports Medicine is very blessed to have him on staff. Mark & Gayla Dunfee
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mark Dunfee – Aug 03, 2021
I received excellent care during the visit today. Dr Smalley explained the shoulder replacement surgery to where it was able for me to understand what to expect postop. He did do my rotator cuff surgery 4 years ago & told me id need a shoulder replacement in about 4 years & he was right. Look forward to continuing care from him & his team!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Karen – Jul 31, 2021
Dr Smalley is the best of the best. He was patient and did not hurry me. Went over X-rays and CT Scan of my shoulder throughly. His nurse Amber and Dana at the front desk are terrific. Wait time was one hour fifteen minutes after appointment time.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jerre Haskew – Jul 09, 2021
Very thorough with steps to alleviate my issue.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sandra C – Jul 02, 2021
My visit was very positive. I did not have to wait long to see Dr. Smally. He was very knowledgeable and caring. I did have to wait for x-rays. Everything was done timely and we were out in less than an hour.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aaron K. Jones – Apr 25, 2021
I had little wait time, and Dr. Smalley had reviewed my information prior to entering exam room. He is very knowledgeable and explained my issue well. He presented options with corresponding rationale. Dr. Smalley is very engaging, answered my questions, and has a positive attitude. My experience was very pleasant!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kathleen Monnig – Apr 11, 2021
Kind, knowledgeable, took time to answer all of our questions; a strong proponent of physical therapy along with cortisone shots. Good Physical therapy team behind him. Didn’t have to wait long and PT appointments are available right away. I highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Shee – Apr 07, 2021
Dr. Smalley replaced my ACL and repaired my meniscus after a skiing accident in Colorado. This was my first time at CSMO and seeing Dr. Smalley. He explained the tests and what to expect. After my MRI, Dr. Smalley went over my treatment options, answered all of my questions, and was very attentive to my concerns. My surgery went extremely smoothly and I am 16 days into post-operative care. The physical therapist recommended is amazing. My follow-up appointments with Dr. Smalley are also very good. During my first post-op visit he explained everything that he did during surgery and what to expect along my road to recovery. I have never felt rushed when with Dr. Smalley! I have had many interactions with his nursing staff and others at CSMO... they are all amazing and excel in customer service. They truly care about the patients and getting us back to normal. I highly recommend CSMO and especially Dr. Smalley!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Matt Litchfield – Mar 06, 2021
Dr. Smalley is a wonderful Dr. He did shoulder surgeries on my husband & I.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mary Ford – Mar 05, 2021
I have been having knee problems and Dr Smalley took time with me and gave me options I'm taking care of my knee.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jackie Smith – Jan 15, 2021
Just experienced my second shoulder surgery(opposite shoulder rotator cuff)with Dr Smalley and CSMO so far so good. If it goes as well as my first it will be a great success. The first shoulder he repaired 2 years ago has worked better than it did in years with zero negative effects. Chad is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and precise and knows the most effective methods required for successful surgical procedures as well as post op recovery and therapy. His staff members are very professional and attentive. I would highly recommend Dr Smalley and CSMO.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Ron Tucker – Jan 14, 2021
Dr. Smalley was very thorough in answering any questions that I had. He went over the X-Rays of my knees and discussed them with me and gave me my options for treatment. The staff was very nice. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lois Eaves – Jan 01, 2021
Exceptional Physician
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John Matthews – Nov 25, 2020

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About Me

Care Philosophy

"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...Read more

Biography

A native of Oak Ridge, Chad Smalley was a three-sport letterman at Centre College in Kentucky, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude.
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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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What are Dr. Chad Smalley, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Smalley frequently treats Joint Pain, Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), and Osteoarthritis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Smalley treats.

Where is Dr. Chad Smalley, MD's office located?

Dr. Smalley's office is located at 1949 Gunbarrel Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Associates in Ear Nose and Throat1949 Gunbarrel Rd Chattanooga, TN 37421
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Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics4725 BATTLEFIELD PKWY Ringgold, GA 30736
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Center for Sports Medicine and Ortho

Thomas S Templeton MD2415 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37404
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Affiliated Hospitals

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CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Parkridge Medical Center

Chattanooga, TN

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received