Dr. Jeffrey Smith, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Smith, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 55
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Dr. Jeffrey Smith, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ in 1990 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic fracture care, and more.Read his story

3750 Convoy St Ste 201

San Diego, CA 92111

Contact Information

(858) 278-8031

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American National
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Best Life & Health Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • 29 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Smith performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Hip Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Smith's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Smith's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "I am an Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon (Orthopaedic Traumatologist) who also assists other surgeons in developing the critical skills needed to create a highly successful lifestyle-friendly practice which is physically, mentally and emotionally sustainable."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "My mission is to provide high quality, patient focused care to trauma and fracture patients with compassion from time of injury to point of maximum post-injury function. I emphasize specialty care and aim to serve my patients above the community standard. A special emphasis is placed on education and patient participation in the recovery phase to empower each individual to achieve the best outcome possible"

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

56  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Trauma
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Fracture of Acetabulum
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compound Fracture
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Flail Chest
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stress Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture

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28  Procedures

  • Acetabulum Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Nonunion Surgery
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Ankle Fracture
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
  • Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Synovial Biopsy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Friedrich Alexander U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Northwestern University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Campbell Clinic / Univ of Tennessee
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • U Tenn-Campbell Clin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • U Toronto/Sunnybrook Hlth Sci Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching
    Other Education | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Smith has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Smith's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
13 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Smith's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

We are unable to adequately express our level of gratitude for everything Dr. Smith provided for our family.
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Dr. Smith did multple very complicated surgeries on my left arm after breaking it in many places in a dune buggy rollover in Oct. 2016. 10 months later my arm, hand, fingers, wrist all function well. I can't ever thank Dr. Smith enough and highly recommend him.
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Dr. does not return phone calls timely; very concerned about break not healing properly after surgery; no follow up from Dr. Rude staff.
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Outstanding surgeon whom I would highly recommend. Suffered a trauma of a badly broken ankle and was so fortunate he was performing surgery at Palomar Hospital in Escondido when I arrived. Thanks to his excellent surgical skills I am completely healed and hiking, bowling and dancing after only 5...more
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