Dr. Gary Smoot, MD

Dr. Gary Smoot, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
(23)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Gary Smoot, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Cary, NC. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 30 years.

1110 SE Cary Pkwy Ste 103

Cary, NC 27518

Contact Information

(919) 297-0000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
more than 88% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
2

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
28

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain
4

Procedures

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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

  • Oh State Univ Coll Of Med and Pub Hlth
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • U Tex Hlth Sci Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • U Tex Hlth Sci Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Smoot has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Smoot does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Smoot and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Smoot's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smoot to family and friends
2.9
based on 23 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Smoot's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
dudley |
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.
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Smoot accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Smoot has admitting privileges

Rex Hospital
4420 Lake Boone Trl
Raleigh, NC 27607
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Wakemed Cary Hospital
1900 Kildaire Farm Rd
Cary, NC 27518
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