Dr. Gary Smoot, MD

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Dr. Gary Smoot, MD

Pain Medicine | Male

Cary Orthopaedic/Sports Mdcn 1110 SE Cary Pkwy Ste 103, Cary, NC 27518 Get Directions
(919) 297-0000

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Dr. Smoot specializes in Pain Medicine and practices in Cary, NC. He practices at 2 locations.

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2.9 based on 20 responses
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Spoke to me about politics during a steroid injection; was awkward as I'm at the opposite end of the political spectrum from him and as he had a 4-inch needle in me it didn't feel right to ask him to change the topic. He would also bill for 'long' visits when my appointments with him would be less than ten minutes just to obtain a refill of medicine. I found him to be somewhat creepy and after three treatments found a different provider. He did follow the correct course for initial treatment.
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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

Procedures Performed

  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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

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Education

  • Medical School
    Oh State Univ Coll Of Med and Pub Hlth

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    U Tex Hlth Sci Ctr

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    U Tex Hlth Sci Ctr

    Completed in 1991

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Smoot's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Smoot

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients