Dr. Joel Smith, MD

Dr. Joel Smith, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 58

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Joel Smith, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Chula Vista, CA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from UNIV OF MN MED SCH|University of Mn Med Sch in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Poway. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

Joel J Smith MD Inc.

South Bay Office750 Medical Center Ct Ste 6 Chula Vista, CA 91911
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New Patient?
(442) 274-0568

San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopedics Center

Joel J. Smith M.d. Inc.3750 Convoy St Ste 116 San Diego, CA 92111
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New Patient?
(442) 274-0568

At a Glance

  • Offers TelehealthThis provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top HospitalAmerica’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ See hospitals
  • Hospital SatisfactionPatients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

3.5

Based on 18 ratings

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I had some complicated fructures and a lot of recovery time. He and his staff was and is there for me the whole time. Very energetic and kind person. His knoledge and precision is fascinating as He cares for His patients like no other. I’d recommend Him to anyone.
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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Norbert Namenyi in Escondido, CA – Jul 24, 2018
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Wonderful doctor. Takes time to explain procedures and options. Skilled at his job and friendly bedside manner. Did my elderly mother's partial hip replacement surgery flawlessly after a tragic fall that broke her hip. She is 79 now, is walking without a cane and living wonderful life!
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
3 people found this helpful
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Marcella L in San Diego – Mar 31, 2017
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fixed my shoulder. good bedside manner. explains everything i needed to know in plain english.
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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Marcy in San Diego, CA – Nov 23, 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

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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Tibia and Fibula Fractures more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle) more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Knee Fracture
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Toe Fractures
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Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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About Me

Care Philosophy

I work to provide centered care, focused on the functional recovery of each patient.

Biography

Dr. Smith is a native of San Diego, growing up in the Linda Vista region.  After graduating from high school, he attended Occidental College in Los...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine

Education

1997
University Of Mn Med School
Residency Hospital
1993
Research Fellowship Biomechanics Laboratory University Of Minnesota Minneapolis|Sports Medicine Ulleval Hospital Oslo Norway
Fellowship Hospital
1991
UNIV OF MN MED SCH|University of Mn Med Sch
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Joel Smith, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients may call (442) 274-0568 to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Joel Smith, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Joel Smith, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Joel Smith, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Smith's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Joel Smith, MD treat?

Dr. Smith frequently treats the following conditions: Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), Tibia and Fibula Fractures, and Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle). See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Joel Smith, MD's office address?

Dr. Smith's office is located at 750 Medical Center Ct Ste 6, Chula Vista, CA 91911. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Joel Smith, MD fluent in?

Dr. Smith is able to speak Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Joel Smith, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Smith provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Joel Smith, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Joel Smith, MD is affiliated with Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Poway.

How much experience does Dr. Joel Smith, MD have?

Dr. Smith has over 31 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Joel Smith, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 3.5/5 for Dr. Joel Smith, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido

Escondido, CA

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2023)

Palomar Medical Center Poway

Poway, CA

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

1 Award Received

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

Escondido, CA

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2023)

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

Chula Vista, CA

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Sharp Grossmont Hospital

La Mesa, CA

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