Dr. Jeffrey Smith, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Smith, MD

Orthopedic Trauma SurgeryMaleAge 57

Accepting new patients
Elbow, and More

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(858) 437-9976

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Dr. Jeffrey Smith, MD is a Orthopedic Trauma Surgery Specialist in San Diego, CA. Dr. Smith has more experience with Elbow than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Palomar Medical Center Poway and Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Smith to book an appointment.


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Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture Specialists

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(858) 437-9976
Richard F. Santore M.d. Inc.3750 Convoy St Ste 201 San Diego, CA 92111
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ See hospitals
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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

4.8

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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (22)
  • Explained conditions well (22)
  • Listened & answered questions (22)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (4)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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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
  • Listened & answered questions
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
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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
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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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
  • 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
  • Explained conditions well
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
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What could be improved
No results
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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.
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What could be improved
No results
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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
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What could be improved
No results
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
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Smith

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Smith treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Smith treats other conditions, please contact the office at (858) 278-8031.

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Dr. Smith typically treats 61% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Elbow Injuries
Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
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Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • 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 Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Sprain
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
American National
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Best Life & Health Insurance
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
CareSource
Medicaid
Celtic Insurance Company
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
Delta Health System
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
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Humana
inHealth
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INTotal Health
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Kaiser Permanente
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Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
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MultiPlan
Nippon Life Benefits
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Principal Life
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Time
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Medicaid
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Smith, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (858) 437-9976, and for other questions, call (858) 278-8031.

Is Dr. Jeffrey Smith, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Jeffrey Smith, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Smith's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Jeffrey Smith, MD accept my insurance?

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

Dr. Smith frequently treats Elbow. See all practice areas where Dr. Smith specializes.

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.

Does Dr. Jeffrey Smith, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Smith has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Palomar Medical Center Poway

Poway, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido

Escondido, CA
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

Escondido, CA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

La Jolla, CA

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Sharp Memorial Hospital

San Diego, CA

84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2018)