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Dr. Joel Smith, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine ·  Male · Age 39

Dr. Smith

Dr. Joel Smith, MD is an orthopedic sports medicine surgery specialist in North Little Rock, AR and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med in 2006 and specializes in orthopedic sports medicine, reconstructive orthopedic surgery, and more.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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About Me

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...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2012
Tahoe Fracture and Ortho Clin Sports Med
Fellowship Hospital
2011
University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
Residency Hospital
2006
Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Medical School
2006
University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
Medical School
University Of Central Arkansas
Undergraduate School
2012
2011
2006
2006

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(501) 406-7640

Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Delta Health System
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
HealthFirst
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Shoulder Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Joint Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Joint Pain more than 98% of his peers

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

Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • 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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