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Dr. Gary Smoot, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Smoot

Cary Orthopaedic/Sports Mdcn

1110 SE Cary Pkwy Ste 103 Cary, NC 27518

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Dr. Gary Smoot, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Cary, NC and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Ohio State U, College Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in pain medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation pain medicine, and more.


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Dr. Smoot accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
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Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Smoot's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smoot treats Low Back Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Smoot treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Chronic Neck Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smoot treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Smoot treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smoot treats Back Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Smoot treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Smoot's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

About Me

Biography

Dr. Gary Smoot, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Cary, NC and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Ohio State U, College Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in pain medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation pain medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

1991
U Tex Hlth Sci Ctr
Residency Hospital
1988
U Tex Hlth Sci Ctr
Internship Hospital
1987
Ohio State U, College Of Medicine
Medical School
1991
1988
1987

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Dr. Smoot's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smoot

2.9

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
39.130434782608695%
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4 Stars
8.695652173913043%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(1)
1 Star
47.82608695652174%
(11)

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Would not take my dog to see him. Rude unprofessional ,doesn't care about patients at all. If he wants to do a discoghram on you refuse and find another Dr.
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He takes time to explain procedures And answer your question And staff follows up after procedure
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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.
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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.
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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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