Dr. Dean Smith, MD

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Dr. Dean Smith, MD
Dr. Dean Smith, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center and Houston Methodist Hospital .

6400 Fannin St Ste 2080

Houston, TX 77030

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Dr. Dean Smith, MD

Dr. Dean Smith, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • PHCS
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Care Philosophy

To provide professional, thorough, compassionate, and advanced care to patients with hand and upper extremity conditions through the use of non-surgical and surgical methods.
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Dr. Smith's Experience

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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 Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Camptodactyly - Joint Contractures - Facial Skeletal Dysplasia
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Contracture
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Finger Joint Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radial Nerve Entrapment
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Skier's Thumb
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strain of Muscle and-or Tendon of Forearm
  • Synostoses, Tarsal, Carpal, and Digital
  • Synovitis
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at Wrist
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Acromioplasty
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fusion
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Resurfacing
  • Joint Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) for the Thumb
  • Ligament Repair
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pyrolytic Carbon Arthroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Arthroplasty Surgery
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Small Joint Arthroplasty
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Upper Extremity Reconstruction
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Kentucky
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Of New Mexico Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Shands Health Care At The University Of Florida
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1994
  • Houston's Top Doctor Recognition, Multiple
  • Outstanding Young Physician Award, The University of Missouri School of Medicine, 2010
Media & Publications

Dr. Smith has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
4.6
based on 21 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Smith's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Houston, TX |
I took my 12 year old son in after a sports related wrist injury. The urgent care facility was not sure about the diagnosis . Dr. Smith diagnosed a wrist fracture. He was placed in a cast for three weeks and is doing great. The staff was very friendly. Dr. Smith's bedside manor was excellent. I would recommend this physician to my family and friends.
in Houston, TX |
I couldn't ask for better doctor. Great experience, I highly recommend Dr. Smith.
in Bryan, TX |
I have been seeing Dr. Smith for over 10 years as a result of my Rheumatoid Arthritis. He has done surgery on both hands/wrists with EXCELLENT results. Has also treated both shoulders as well. He has always been very caring & explains/answers any questions I may have. Well worth the 90 mile trip, wouldn't go any where else. Dr. Smith is the BEST at what he does!
Denver, CO |
Dr. Smith is the best of the best. Over 10 yrs. ago, he reconstructed my hand after a gunshot wound and I have full use! He truly is blessed and his skills are only preceded by his bedside manner. a great Surgeon.
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Dr. Smith accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • PHCS
    PHCS Par-Multi Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    UMR
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Smith has admitting privileges

Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center
6411 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
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Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
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Park Plaza Hospital
1313 Hermann Dr
Houston, TX 77004
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