Dr. Jeffrey Smith, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Smith, MD

Orthopedic Trauma SurgeryMaleAge 59

Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

Dr. Jeffrey Smith, MD is a Orthopedic Trauma Surgery Specialist in San Diego, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Escondido, winners of the Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award. His office accepts new patients.

Locations

Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture Specialists

Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture Specialists Medical Corp.3750 Convoy St Ste 201 San Diego, CA 92111
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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

4.6

Based on 25 ratings

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Trauma patient pelvic repair
Awesome. Dr. He's very clear and concise explaining what's been done and and what needs to be done. Great bedside manner
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Monica VS – May 04, 2022
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Worst surgeon I have ever had. I compound fractured my ankle back in September. He performed surgery and didn’t put me on antibiotics, even though the bone was sticking out through the skin. A week later, I developed an infection that smelt terrible. He refused to give me antibiotics, and I had to go to another doctor and pay out of pocket for wound care. I also had to get surgery a second time because he left bone fragments in my ankle. He is incompetent and talks down to women. His office was dirty, with dust everywhere. Do not go to him.
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
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Erin – May 11, 2021
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I broke my leg and really thought my leg would be ruined for the rest of my life but Dr. Smith's expertise and knowledge saved me. I am so grateful for 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
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Tayler W. – Jun 10, 2020
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lots of experience with good care to patients.
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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Anh V. – Mar 11, 2020
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Dr. Smith was attentive, reassuring and thorough. He and his staff could not of performed better. I would recommend him to ANYONE in a heartbeat!
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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Uranna G. – Dec 31, 2019
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I suffered a fall of about 80 feet down a cliff. I had many broken bones. Dr. Smith specifically help with the fracture in my left tibia. He explained what was going, what the surgery was going to be and what the rehab would be. He was very attentive, shared much knowledge and answered all my questions completely. I trust Dr. Smith's judgement and knowledge implicitly,.
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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Ryan M. – Nov 14, 2019
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Overall my experience with doctor Smith was very smooth. There were a few times where getting a hold of him or his assistant was pretty hard but as far as treatment and my recovery i was very pleased
What went well
  • 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
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C. E. – Oct 09, 2019
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My foot was dislocated, and fractured my ankle. He's an amazing surgeon!! Awesome work, and treated well. Such a traumatic experience, with the best outcome. Top notch care and surgeon!
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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C. A. – Oct 01, 2019
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Thanks to dr.Jeffrey Smith my life has changed , my leg was in a previus motorcycle accident i returned to work for a year and broke it at work same leg i was told it was going to be amputated my moral whent low,after he operated and reconstructed my life has changed including my wife were so thankful and amazed the job he did,i owed my life to him,now i am able to do all normall things that i used to do most important i have my leg will be allways thankfull for the amazing work on my leg.
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
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Wilfredo A. S. – Sep 11, 2019
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I was seen through the emergency room. Dr. Smith explained my condition and the possible outcomes. I was received great care and treatment. Follow ups were informative and timely.
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
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Mike – Aug 29, 2019
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Dr Smith provided excellent guidance during my recovery (3 months non-weight bearing on left leg!) while measuring my recovery using X-rays of the fracture sites and my physical mobility upon exam. He solicited and respected my goals for recovery (return to full athletic activity). He listened well and spoke clearly. Our goals for my recovery were well aligned.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Roger Bowman in SAN DIEGO – May 02, 2018
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We are unable to adequately express our level of gratitude for everything Dr. Smith provided for our family.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Inessa Kennard in Fallbrook, CA – Apr 18, 2018
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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.
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
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
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Kevin Hartnett in Poway, CA – Aug 21, 2017
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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.
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
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San Diego, CA – Aug 04, 2017
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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 months. I followed his clear guidelines, didn't put my foot on the ground until given the go ahead and elevated all the time. I know it helped me heal thoroughly and I had no pain.
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
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Linda Pasek in San Marcos, CA – Apr 29, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hip Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Hip Fracture more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip) more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoporosis-Like Fracture of the Hip
  • Postoperative Hip Fracture
Ankle Fracture
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Ankle Fracture more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Fracture
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Wrist Fracture

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(858) 437-9976

Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

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Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
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Medicaid
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Kaiser Permanente
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Principal Life
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Time
Tricare
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UnitedHealthCare
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United Healthcare
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Worker's Compensation
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Biography

I am an Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon (Orthopaedic Traumatologist) who also assists other surgeons in developing the critical skills needed to create a highly...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
U Tenn-Campbell Clin
Fellowship Hospital
1996
U Toronto/Sunnybrook Hlth Sci Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1995
U Tenn-Campbell Clin
Residency Hospital
1991
Baptist Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1985
Northwestern University
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • German

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Jeffrey Smith, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Smith frequently treats Hip Fracture, Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip), and Ankle Fracture. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Smith treats.

Where is Dr. Jeffrey Smith, MD's office located?

Dr. Smith's office is located at 3750 Convoy St Ste 201, San Diego, CA 92111. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Jeffrey Smith, MD speak?

Dr. Smith speaks German and English. View profile to see all.

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Smith is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Palomar Medical Center Poway

Poway, CA

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido

Escondido, CA

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

Escondido, CA

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

La Jolla, CA

82% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Sharp Memorial Hospital

San Diego, CA

84% Patients that would definitely recommend, 14% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)