Dr. James Smith, MD

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Dr. James Smith, MD
Dr. Smith is the Medical Director of Baptist Sports Medicine. He is also the team physician for Ballard High School and North Oldham High School. In addition, he was on the medical staff of the LA Lakers, LA Dodgers, USC Football Team and numerous other collegiate and high school sports teams. He has published numerous research papers, abstracts, and has made presentations relating to the advancement of arthroscopic surgery in sports medicine. Dr. Smith is a native of Kentucky earning his undergraduate degree at Western Kentucky University and attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Rochester in New York, and then completed his orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship. He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and is a member of many national, state and local medical societies

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Dr. Smith's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Philpot, KY |
Great doctor! Takes time to answer questions and addresses all concerns. Honest. Upbeat. Engaged with his work.
in Jeffersonville, IN |
Dr Smith repaired my left rotator cuff, and I had no problems. Now my right one is torn, I would not consider anyone else. He is very pleasant, listens and really knows what he's doing. I recommended him to my best friend and also my Dentist. He uses the latest procedures that was a benefit to me.
Louisville, KY |
Great surgeon and very knowledgeable and easy to ask questions of . Yes I would definitely recommend Dr. Smith as an orthopedic surgeon
in Louisville |
Very professional.
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Dr. Smith is the Medical Director of Baptist Sports Medicine. He is also the team physician for Ballard High School and North Oldham High School. In addition, he was on the medical staff of the LA Lakers, LA Dodgers, USC Football Team and numerous other collegiate and high school sports teams. He has published numerous research papers, abstracts, and has made presentations relating to the advancement of arthroscopic surgery in sports medicine.

Dr. Smith is a native of Kentucky earning his undergraduate degree at Western Kentucky University and attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Rochester in New York, and then completed his orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship. He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and is a member of many national, state and local medical societies

Dr. Smith says...

Dr. Smith specializes in orthopaedic sports medicine and athletic-related injuries. He completed his fellowship training at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California, this intensive training and research program is one the country's largest and most respected sports medicine fellowship programs

Dr. Smith's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Kentucky not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Summa Cum Laude, B.S., 1997
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  • Media & Publications
    • Cuboid Dislocation in a Professional Baseball Player, 2006
    • Improved Meniscal Injury Diagnosis with MRI, 2005
    • Managing Meniscal Injuries: The Treatment, 2009
    • Meniscal Injuries: The Treatment Options, 2005
    • Managing Meniscal Injuries: The Diagnosis, 2009
    • Electromyographic Analysis of Forearm Muscles in Professional and Amateur Golfers, 2009
    • Frontal Plane Knee Angles Affects Dynamic Postural Control Strategy During Unilateral Stance, 2002

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Kentucky

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Rochester

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    University Or Rochester

    Completed in 2006

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Sports Medicine

    Completed in 2007

  • Undergraduate School
    Western Kentucky University

    Graduated in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection