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Dr. Gavin Smith, DPM

Dr. Gavin Smith, DPM

Podiatry ·  Male · Age 48


Dr. Gavin Smith, DPM is a podiatry specialist in Lakewood, WA and has been practicing for 15 years. He specializes in podiatry and podiatric foot & ankle surgery.

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(253) 343-5557

Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Foot Conditions

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Dr. Smith treats Foot Conditions more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Hammer Toe

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Dr. Smith treats Hammer Toe more than 60% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 60% of his peers

Foot Sprain

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Dr. Smith treats Foot Sprain more than 59% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 59% of his peers

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette
  • Flat Foot
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Sever's Disease
  • Wound Care and Management

About Me


"My philosophy of care is that the needs of the patient are the first priorities, and that any intervention, whether it be medical or surgical, should be evidence-based. "


  • Podiatry
  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine


Ao/asif Research Institute
Fellowship Hospital
Swedish Medical Center-Cherry Hill Campus
Residency Hospital
Swedish Medical Center-Cherry Hill Campus
Internship Hospital
California College of Podiatric Medicine
Medical School
University of Utah
Undergraduate School


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What People Say About Dr. Gavin Smith, DPM
My experience with Dr. Smith has been very positive. He was immediately accessible to take on my care, after I had an emergency surgery out of state, and found I needed additional surgery right away. I saw him on a Friday afternoon and had surgery on Monday morning. I have experienced kindness and caring from Dr. Smith, and patience in answering my questions. I would gladly recommend Dr. Smith to all family and friends.
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I will never recommend this doctor even to my worst enemy. I could literally shoot my self in the left foot for ever having surgery from this doctor. If you are an athlete and want to follow a very, one-size-fits-all ridiculous protocol for how he feels everyone should heal....go see this doctor. If you want to be cleared back to work after 18 days post op Achilles Tendon rupture surgery....see this arrogant doctor. I guarantee you'll end up feeling judged and ashamed that you got injured.
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