Dr. Igor Smelyansky, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 50

Pain Medicine

Dr. Igor Smelyansky, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Knoxville, TN and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Smelyansky has extensive experience in Headache. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 1999. He is affiliated with Tennova Healthcare North Knoxville Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Igor Smelyansky, MD

Omega Pain Management

6348 Lonas Spring Dr Ste C Knoxville, TN 37909
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(865) 337-5137
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Smelyansky

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Smelyansky treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Smelyansky treats other conditions, please contact the office at (865) 337-5137.

Headache

Headache is a common symptom that can sometimes signal a more serious condition, such as migraine, high blood pressure, or cerebral hemorrhage.

Dr. Smelyansky is experienced in the area of Headache. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Migraine
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
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Dr. Smelyansky's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Meningitis
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pain Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Smelyansky accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Care HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
GHI HMO
GHI PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Tricare
Tricare South
UnitedHealthCare
Navigate HMO
WellPoint
WellPoint PPO

Dr. Smelyansky's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smelyansky

3.5

Based on 44 ratings

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By his own self admission, he told me that he does not have time to see his own patients. During one appointment this doctor told me that he feels bad that he does not have time to see his patients and that this bothers him. Appointment number 2: after talking to me for 10 minutes, he told me I am taking up too much of HIS time. Just plain weird experience. He appears to have issues with doctor/patient time management, acts helpless not realizing that he is in charge and can resolve this problem himself. I decided not to return and I reported this experience to my primary doctor who apologized to me for the referral.
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Jul 25, 2021
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Each of my visits have been awesome and I am able to continue working and am feeling much better. I have always read the strict TN / DEA rules and do my best to make sure I do my part. Dr. Smelyanski has been kind, compasionate, and caring. I read some negative reviews, but if you read the vast majority of them closely, you can see what they have in common. I recommend Dr. Igor regardless of these types of reviews. No practice can please everyone and anyone can setup fake email addresses and post negative reviews. I am glad I found the care I am receiving.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ray Green – Jul 11, 2019
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Filthy overcrowded office, one bathroom for men & women which usually has urine on the seat, no TP & rarely paper towels. The office staff lost my checks many times, as well as the faxes that my GP sent. Disorganized and subpar care. I wouldn’t recommend this place to my worst enemy. He only cares about high turnover and making money, NOT YOU! I had him inject my spine and could walk for weeks after. He had no clue what he’s doing. So crowded that there is usually standing room only. Terrible!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Feb 07, 2019
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Worst doctor on the planet. He injected my spine in hospital and I wasn’t able to get out of bed for nearly 3 weeks. He doesn’t care about you, he only cares for the money he makes evident by overbooking to the point you don’t even have a chair in his filthy waiting room. I had to sit in my vehicle on three occasions as there was standing room only. His pain management leaves MUCH to be desired. The one bathroom is for both men and women, has urine on the seats, & rarely toilet paper. Terrible!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Gia Ferrara in Knoxville TN – Feb 07, 2019
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I have been dealing with pain management for years. CPS in Maryville was my previous provider. All they did was pretty much here take all this junk, and cover up the problem. Never did they offer to get to the root of my pain issues. I have been seeing Dr. Igor for 4 months now, and he has done more for me in a short period of time than any of the previous has in over 10 years. He already has scheduled testing and xrays. To get to the root of the problems. Thank you. Dr. Igor for listening to me
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Jodie Carver in Maryville, TN – Jan 27, 2019
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I have seen several pain management doctors in the Knoxville area and Dr. Smelyansky is the absolute best there is he is cautious in his patient selection which just instilled confidence and trust from the git go. I wouldn't trust another office in this town to manage my pain. The office staff are pleasant and accomodating, anyone stating otherwise is the problem not the staff. I give them 5 stars. The Dr. Saw me on the first visit ajd was astonished on how the other PM Drs had treated me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Vincent in Maynardville, TN – Jan 03, 2019
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It was my first visit.I was very pleased with the Dr. and the staff. My overall visit was EXCELLENT.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
4 people found this helpful
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DONNA INMAN in Morristown, TN – Nov 12, 2018
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First kicked me out for not having I'd, after being a pt 14 months I'd. Returned for 1 month and was called in for two hour notice of RANDOM pill count. I informed them I didnt drive and couldn't make it in two hours because I didn't live in their county. They said they had second hand info of an anonymous call saying I was selling my meds. Didn't have the balls to speak to me directly. Coward,treats cash pts better. My brother was cash pt. Would not listen to my side of story, COWARD, sorry dr
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
18 people found this helpful
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Dallas K Hurley Jr in Heiskell tn – May 13, 2018
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Transferred from another clinic that did not accept my medicare supplement and found out the supplement doesn't cover the medicare difference in cost. Doctor was rushed on first visit and didn't even examine me,just looked at reports rather than the original MRI films. All paperwork, past history and insurance billing. No hands on care I'm afraid. Staff is pretty nice though.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
14 people found this helpful
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Mar 14, 2018
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After three surgeons and two PCP's, all telling me that I'd been in a difficult job for years and I was experiencing wear and tear, Dr. Smelyansky Took the time to try and find the cause of my pain. He did xrays and found the problem. Then he began to treat my pain effectively. He and his office staff are courteous and responsive and I wouldn't consider going anywhere else. If you have pain, this is the place to be.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Patricia Delves in Madisonville – Feb 22, 2018
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He and his office staff are so compassionate and friendly while still being professional and productive.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Mars Hill, NC – Sep 13, 2017
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After experiencing negative encounters from other clinics, I was wary and prejudiced when I came to Omega Pain Management. M,y concerns were completely without merit. As an RN, I have been on both sides of the stretcher, both provider and patient. Dr. Smelyansky and staff are stellar examples of professionalism. I have never waited after signing in more than a few minutes, never waited for the labwork, and again, prompt attention in the exam room. I 100% recommend Omega and Dr. Smelyansky.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Judith Tilley, RN, CNOR in Knoxville, TN – Aug 14, 2017
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DR Smelyansky follows the rules. He's caring and offers any relief he can. I'm so happy that I found him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Nashville, TN – Mar 02, 2017
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—I couldn't ask for a better doctor. Like someone else said, he treats you like someone needing help instead of a drug adic. Everyone in the office is wonderful. The dr. and everone in the office has my greatest respect.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Larry & Eunice Williams in Newport, TN – Feb 14, 2017
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Would not bring my worse enemy here! After 3 years of treatment on 10 mg daily of methadone, at a reputable pain management doctor in Atlanta b4 returning to TN, on my 1st visit here this dr pulls me off of it cold turkey because"it is baby dose and I am not methadone clinic" - neither was my other pain doctor! I spent 6 days in withdrawal which I had never experienced and was horribly sick! He says not possible w/such low dose. Gave me rx for 30 pills told me to figure out taper!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
13 people found this helpful
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Never Again – Dec 17, 2016
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He and his NP already decided before they came into talk to me that they were not going to treat me. They talk loud and have not so thick walls. I was not even given a fair shot at getting to talk.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
18 people found this helpful
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RA in Maryville, TN – Oct 04, 2016
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For a year I had been stuck on the couch afraid to move because the pain I was experiencing was horrible.The "other" pain clinic never could seem to get my pain under control.If your stuck in a terrible position because of pain,Dr.Smelyansky is your man.I'm no longer crying my eyes out everyday.I'm able to do physically activity for the first time in a year.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Rocky in Jasper, TN – Jul 26, 2016
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Dr. Smelyansky does not listen to what you are telling him. Has long list of procedures that he performs,but when ask about having something done says not set up at his office to do them. A couple of nurses in back very rude.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
24 people found this helpful
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Janet K. in Oak Ridge, TN – Dec 22, 2015
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Care Philosophy

The goal of our office is to provide patients with means to get better and to assist them along the way in a very compassionate fashion.

Biography

Igor Smelyansky, MD Board Certified Pain Management Physician ABMS double board certified in neurology and pain medicine ACGME accredited Pain Management...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2011
Virginia Commonwealth Univ VCU/MCV
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Acgme Accredited Pain Management Fellowship
2004
Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute
Fellowship Hospital
2003
NYU-NYU Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
2000
Staten Island U Hosp
Internship Hospital
1999
Wayne State University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1999
Wayne State University, Detroit, Mi
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian

Awards

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Dr. Smelyansky frequently treats Headache. See all practice areas where Dr. Smelyansky specializes.

Where is Dr. Igor Smelyansky, MD's office located?

Dr. Smelyansky's office is located at 6348 Lonas Spring Dr Ste C, Knoxville, TN 37909. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Omega Pain Management

Omega Pain Management6348 Lonas Spring Dr Ste C Knoxville, TN 37909
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Tennova Healthcare North Knoxville Medical Center

Powell, TN

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average

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