Dr. Gary Smoot, MD

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Dr. Gary Smoot, MD
Dr. Gary Smoot, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Cary, NC. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Smoot is affiliated with Wakemed Cary Hospital and Rex Hospital.

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Dr. Smoot's Reviews

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based on 22 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Smoot's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Raleigh NC |
He takes time to explain procedures And answer your question And staff follows up after procedure
in Cary, NC |
I would definitely recommended Dr. Smoot as I was given his name from a friend that was treated by him last year. I'm dealing with a back issue for some time, been to other doctors; seeing better results with this doctor. I have found him and his nurse very pleasant. I feel that my pain issue and concerns are finally being listened to and addressed with good results so far. He has taken time with me , asking questions and worked to help me. Finally a Doctor that cares, I'm not just a number.
in Cary, NC |
Dr. Smoot has not taken time to look into my situation. Without taking time to look into what my situation is, he simply refused to refill a pain med I have been taking for some time(it has been 33 days since last refill). He is covering for my regular doc while she is on vaca. He is rude and unprofessional for not responding to my call when I asked to speak with him. At least call me back so we can discuss what is going on. Instead I was ignored, and am now without ER pain meds.
in Durham, NC |
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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Dr. Smoot'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 Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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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)

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

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

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