Dr. Clark Smith, MD

Dr. Clark Smith, MD

Interventional Spine Medicine •  Male • Age 40

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Clark Smith, MD is a Interventional Spine Medicine Specialist in New York, NY and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Smith has more experience with Spine and Pain Management than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Tulane University of Louisiana medical school in 2006. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Smith to book an appointment.


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Columbia University Medical Center

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(212) 235-1519
Columbia University Medical Center180 Fort Washington Ave # Hp-1-199 New York, NY 10032
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(212) 235-1519
Columbia Doctors Midtown51 W 51st St # 375 New York, NY 10019
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I have seen Dr. Smith several times. The first few times, he was great. The last few, he was quite rushed. I am not sure I would go back to him again.
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Oct 25, 2019
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Dr. Smith is extremely thoughtful and caring and has helped to ease and sometimes heal my joint pain from osteoarthritis. I am in my late 50's and my knees are like new since he helped me. He uses modern medicine techniques like PRP which successfully healed my torn rotator cuff and labrum in my shoulder without surgery! He is patient and a good listener. I give him my highest recommendation!
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Marina in New York, NY – Feb 20, 2019
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Dr Smith showed my daughter a great deal of compassion and care regarding her injury. As as college athlete and almost 6 months into a serious back injury, he is the only doctor who has put a treatment plan in place and general time line to get her back to doing what she loves.
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Oct 15, 2018
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Dr. Smith is an excellent Physiatrist! He's smart, compassionate and spent a great deal of time with me explaining my condition and a treatment plan. I walked in in so much pain but when I left I felt very hopeful. I recommend him highly!
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Montclair, NJ – Oct 25, 2017
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Dr. Smith was very honest about my condition and spent time to help me understand it.
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Rebekah in Riverdale, NY – Aug 09, 2017
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He was very kind and professional
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He was very kind and professional
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Tom R. in New York, NY – Aug 09, 2017
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I would not recommend him. He is curt and rude and will not tell you what is wrong with you. If you have pain, he will not give you any pain medication. I went to him for two problems: pain in the knee and then one month later for hip pain. He did not tell me what was causing the hip pain and the pain got worse so I went to see him a week later and asked him what was causing the pain. His answer was I should find another doctor. Very strange remark when I asked him what was causing it.
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Renee Stein in New York, NY – Jan 26, 2017
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Thorough and kind; his uptown office where he does procedures is not as nice as his midtown office.
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AC in New York, NY – Mar 24, 2016
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Dr. Smith was great! I would definitely recommend him (and I have).
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Nick in New York, NY – Feb 02, 2016
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He was very thorough, knowledgeable and helpful.
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Warren K in Brooklyn, NY – Feb 02, 2016
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Dr. Smith is smart, professional, patient, and reliable. He has my highest level of recommendation.
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Portland, OR – Feb 02, 2016
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Dr. Clark C. Smith is a very good, and compassionate doctor. People notice how much my walking improved in less than two months, and are asking for Dr. Smith's card/information. I have a long way to go yet to undo damage by (other) doctors who kept me immobile, and in pain three years. I definitely recommend Dr. Smith or anyone he refers you to.
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Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
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National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna
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Community Health Choice
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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 66% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Spondylosis more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.Compare with other Pain Management specialists.

Typically treats 57% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Low Back Pain more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

Chronic Neck Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

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Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

The goals of Dr. Smith's treatment are to help every patient achieve his or her highest level of performance and function.  Dr. Smith has a special interest in pain and sports medicine. He uses a multidisciplinary non-operative approach to treat...Read more

Specialties

  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2011
Northwestern University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Emory University Affil Hosps
Residency Hospital
2007
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2006
Tulane University of Louisiana
Medical School
2006
Tulane Sch Pub Hlth
2002
Duke University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

New York, NY