Dr. Joel Smith, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine •  Male • Age 40
  
Dr. Smith
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Martin Orthopedics

2504 Mccain Blvd Ste 101 North Little Rock, AR 72116

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(501) 406-7640

Dr. Joel Smith, MD is a Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgery Specialist in North Little Rock, AR. Dr. Smith has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Knee/Lower Limbs, and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Arkansas Surgical Hospital and Baptist Health Medical Center North Little Rock. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Smith to book an appointment.


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Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
Balanced Choice-NV PPO
Balanced Pathway-NV HMO
Balanced Pathway-NV PPO
Balanced-NV PPO
Boyd Gaming Network-NV
Bronze Choice (Employer)-NV PPO
Bronze Nevada PPO
Bronze Pathway (Employer)-NV HMO
Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-NV PPO
Bronze Pathway -NV HMO
Bronze Pathway Guided Access -NV HMO
Bronze Pathway X Guided Access-NV HMO
Bronze Pathway X-NV HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X-NV HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-NV HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-NV PPO
Choice (Tier 1 Pathway - Tier 2)-NV PPO
Choice-NV PPO
Gold Choice (Employer)-NV PPO
Gold Nevada PPO
Gold Pathway (Employer)-NV HMO
Gold Pathway (Pathway - PPO / Small Grp)-NV PPO
Gold Pathway Guided Access-NV HMO
Gold Pathway X Guided Access-NV HMO
Gold Pathway X-NV HMO
Gold Pathway-NV HMO
Gold Pathway-NV PPO
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National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Nevada HMO
Nevada PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-NV
Pathway /Pathway X-NV HMO
Pathway Guided Access/Pathway X Guided Access-NV HMO
Pathway-NV HMO
Pathway-NV PPO
Silver Choice (Employer)-NV PPO
Silver Core Pathway-NV HMO
Silver Pathway (Employer)-NV HMO
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Silver Pathway Guided Access-NV HMO
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HealthyBlue Advantage
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Practice Areas

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 72% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Shoulder Disorders more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 67% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Knee Disorders more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 95% of their peers

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

Knee Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Knee Fracture more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 64% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Elbow Injuries more than 86% of their peers

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

Elbow Sprain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Elbow Sprain more than 69% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 69% of their peers

Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 38% of their peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 38% of their peers

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Typically treats 61% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hand Fracture
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Hand Fracture more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers) more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

De Quervain's Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats De Quervain's Disease more than 65% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 65% of their peers

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Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • 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 Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • 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
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Jay – Jun 16, 2020
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I never needed surgery in my 44 years of life until I was sent To Dr. Smith. He repaired my complex miniscus tear and 9 months later it feels as if nothing happened. I have to see him again to fix my other knee as I hurt it now. I’m the same way but I don’t want anyone else doing it him. People always said once you let Them cut that knee open it’ll never be the same again. Well, it’s not the same... it’s by far better. I strongly advise him.
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Sdawson – Mar 31, 2020
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Excellent surgeon ! ! Hardly any pain after surgery and no pain after 6 weeks !
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Theresa Richardson – Mar 17, 2020
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Dr. Smith is the best, most caring and efficient orthopedic surgeon I've had to consult. after seeing 5 different surgeons, Dr. Smith was the only one with the experience, knowledge, and desire to help me. He didn't want to give up on me. I thank God that He directed me to Dr. Smith. He is a blessing to anyone hurting and who have been told there's nothing that can be done! As I said, BEST Surgeon in the field of orthopedics.
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Hot Springs – Feb 22, 2019
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Without Dr. Smith's integrity, principles and skills, I wouldn't be walking as well as I am. He fixed someone else's mistake and did not give up on me as his patient. I will trust and recommend him to anyone who wants to trust their surgeon to care enough and to provide excellent and quality care. His staff's performance are above any other medical staff I have dealt with. He will listen to you as a person and will recommend a protocol after careful consultation with his practice colleagues.
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Valladares in Hot Springs, AR – Dec 15, 2018
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I am retired but highly active and wish to remain that way. I recently attended a seminar at Baptist about the Mako Robotic assisted surgery with Dr. Joel Smith. I could not be more pleased with Dr. Smith and his staff in NLR. Total knee replacement done in April, 2018. My progress has been amazing! Dr. Smith is straightforward, answers all questions, understanding of your personal concerns and so is his staff. I highly recommend Dr. Smith for your orthopedic needs. Great surgeon!
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Patti Lucarz in Sherwood, AR – Jun 16, 2018
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Dr. Smith is an amazing doctor. He really listens to his patients and their concerns. After talking to him for a few minutes, you'll feel you're talking to a friend and not an orthopedic surgeon. He cares so much about his patients and their health and it really shows. I've had two knee surgeries by Dr. Smith this year. They've been tough to get through but this dr has been incredibly supportive and I don't think I could've done it without him. I will never be able to thank him enough.
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~*Jamie*~ in Sherwood, AR – Jul 17, 2017
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He made me feel very comfortable very nice and easy to talk to !! He even did a great surgery on my shoulder
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Jennifer Talley – Jul 03, 2017
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Dr. Smith is an amazing surgeon and has great bedside manner. My daughter dislocated her knee, he tried methods other than surgery. When the surgery had to be done he personally called us and described what needed to be done.
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Jun 28, 2017
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When I went to see Dr. Smith, he was knowledgeable about my injury. He gave me great advice and made sure I was active in the decision being made about my healing process. He cares about the way you heal and ensures you get the right amount of time to recover.
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My goal as an orthopedic surgeon is to include the patient in the decision making process from top to bottom.  I am conservative with surgery and only recommend it as a last resort or if its the best possible option for you.  I feel that th...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
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Education

University Of Central Arkansas
Undergraduate School

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Locations

Martin Orthopedics

Martin Orthopedics2504 Mccain Blvd Ste 101 North Little Rock, AR 72116
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Martin Orthopedics5320 W Markham St Little Rock, AR 72205
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Arkansas Surgical Hospital

North Little Rock, AR

91% Patient experience rating, 22% higher than the national average

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

Baptist Health Medical Center North Little Rock

North Little Rock, AR

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average