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Dr. Douglas Smith, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 62

Dr. Smith

Rheumatology Associates PC

8902 N Meridian St Ste 210 Indianapolis, IN 46260

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Dr. Douglas Smith, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in rheumatology.


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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Arthritis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Arthritis more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Osteoporosis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Osteoporosis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Douglas Smith, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

1991
Ind University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1985
St Elizabeths Hospital
Residency Hospital
1983
St Elizabeths Hospital
Internship Hospital
1982
Tufts University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1991
1985
1983
1982

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

4.6

Based on 60 reviews

5 Stars
85%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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(2)
1 Star
6.666666666666667%
(4)

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Dr. Smith is capable, thoughtful and very helpful. His staff is very friendly as is his nurse. The office runs efficiently and typically on time.
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See Dr. Smith once a year.Been his patient since 1993. His aggressive treatment of my RA has resulted in my having almost no physical limitations. He does thorough assessment during my annual visits and is maintaining my nearly normal functioning with minimal medication. I highly recommend Dr. Smith. He is skilled, kind,thorough, and considers your input in any treatment decisions.
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I’ve been a patient of Dr Smith for several years now. His office always runs on time, he listens to my answers as he asks the questions about how I feel? He has always helped me with making my symptoms less and to make me feel better. His staff is courteous and helpful as well.
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Prompt, personal attention! Little wait time to be seen. Personal interaction. Great visit.
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Dr. Smith and his office staff were exceptional from start to finish. I’ve been having symptoms for more than three years and he nailed my diagnosis within 30 minutes. Was extremely thorough, listened to everything I had to say and did a detailed physical exam, which is rare in our current age of medicine. Totally worth a 6 Hour drive with my five-year-old! :) Outstanding. -Rachel C. Lackey, M.D. -
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Dr Smith takes his time and makes sure your questions are answered.. thank you
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My experience at this practice is one of welcome, concern, compassion, competence, efficiency. I actually enjoy going to my appointments and I know when I recommend Dr. Smith's practice others will be as thankful as I am to be a part of it.
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Dr. Smith is very patient and thorough in each exam. I truly feel as though I have a partner in managing my arthritis.
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Dr. Smith has been my Rheumatologist for 22 years now and he is the best in the business. He has been instrumental in managing my pain, which is extreme at times, to where I can live a normal lifestyle and not think about it because it is not there, it is under control due to Dr. Smith. His nurse Kelley is wonderful as well. She is on top of everything and a valuable member of his team. If you need a rheumatologist then go see Dr. Doug Smith.
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I have gone to Dr. Smith for 8 years, He is tops in his field of medicine, When I see him I usually get injections in both my hands and he does such a good job, I never feel anything. I would recommend Dr Smith and Rheumatology Associates to anyone needing the best doctor in Indianapolis. Brenda H.
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Dr. Smith has been my Rheumatology doctor since March of 2008. I found out that he knows a lot about arthritic diseases. Very friendly and cares about his patients. I would highly recommend him. The staff is very friendly and do offer support.
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I have been with Dr. Smith for over 20 years. He has been very compassionate and caring with my needs. He has seen me at my worst when I could not walk. A total mess by the time he seen me. I have sent many people to see him. Thank you Dr. Smith for being a great doctor!!!
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Dr. Smith listens to my comments and has a calm demeanor which helps when I'm feeling bad.
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Dr. Smith at Indy Rheumatology is one of the best. He truly listens to your concerns and takes his time to be thorough. He has helped me manage my arthritis, fibromyalgia, and residual chronic pain making my life more manageable. The staff is supportive and competent. You can't find better care.
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I have been going to this practice since around 2006 and I have always had pleasant experiences. I want to thank everyone there for my latest treatment, especially Dr Smith and Maureen! I am very thankful for all you are doing and have done!
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Dr. Smith's staff is very friendly and welcoming, but more importantly, they are competent and efficient. When I have questions between appointments, or a new medical condition arises, they consult with Dr. Smith and promptly return my phone call. When meeting with Dr. Smith, I don't feel rushed, he has reviewed my file, asks how I feel, if any changes have occurred, and conducts a through evaluation and examination. Labs and prescriptions are handled promptly. Thank you for excellent care!
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Dr Smith is a wonderful, caring person who renders medical treatment with skill and compassion. He and his nurse,Kelley, always put the patient first.
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I truly don’t know how you could give Dr Smith and Kelly and staff anything but a FIVE. He has been taking care of me for 18 years with every three month visits. Not only professional but also personable and cares about my arthritis! He truly wants to make me better! Thank you to him and all the staff!!
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Dr. Smith really listened to my concerns and made a diagnosis and recommendation for treatment that relieved my pain within 12 hours.
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The entire office is friendly, professional, and cares about their patients. Dr Smith takes the time to listen to your concerns and address them.
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