I am a graduate of the Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed my internship at Maricopa Medical Center and my anesthesia residency at the University of Arizona Medical Center. I have come to AZ Pain Doctors from my pain management fellowship at John H. Stroger Hospital at Cook County, Chicago, Ill. The Goodyear practice is the fifth and newest location of AZ Pain Doctors which has something to offer everyone because of its multidisciplinary approach to pain care. AZ Pain Doctors, founded in 2009, offers comprehensive pain management care including interventional procedures, chiropractic care, acupuncture, medication management, and supportive durable medical equipment (lumbar support braces, custom knee braces, etc.). I first became interested in pain management after watching my mother struggle with pain during her fight with metastatic cancer. I witnessed how her treatment with an interventional pain management procedure allowed her a much better quality of life, before she passed. It became my goal and passion to help effectively treat all types of pain.
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I am passionate about utilizing minimally invasive pain management procedures whenever possible to treat the source of acute and chronic pain. I truly believe the best way to practice any medical specialty is to treat each patient as if they were a family member.
Dr. Smith's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Pain Medicine
Board certified in Anesthesiology
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*
Why It Matters: Dr. Smith's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Spine Disorders
Facet Joint Pain
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Low Back Pain
Muscle Contraction Headache
Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
Osteoarthritis of Ankle
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Sacroiliac Pain Syndrome
Vertebral Compression Fractures
Celiac Plexus Block
Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
Cervical Medial Branch Block
Chronic Pain Management
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Steroid Injections
Facet Joint Injection
Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
Ganglion Impar Block
Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
Lumbar Medial Branch Block
Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
Medical Branch Block
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Block, Sympathetic
Occipital Nerve Block
Peripheral Nerve Block
Sacroiliac Joint Injection
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Nerve Block
Stellate Ganglion Block
Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
Trigger Point Injection
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
Malpractice Claims not available
Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Grand Canyon University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2006
Midwestern University / Arizona College Of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University
Medical School | Graduated 2011
Maricopa Integrated Hlth Syst
Internship Hospital | Completed 2012
University Of Arizona Medical Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 2015
Stroger Hospital Of Cook County
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Smith has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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