Dr. Joel Smith, MD

Orthopedic Sports MedicineMaleAge 41

Dr. Smith
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
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 Knee & Lower Limb Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Arkansas Surgical Hospital and Baptist Health Medical Center - Conway. 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 is affiliated with Arkansas Surgical Hospital North Little Rock, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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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 (501) 406-7640.

Knee & Lower Limb Surgery

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 Limb Surgery specialists.

Dr. Smith is experienced in the area of Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Treatments
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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Knee Sprain
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Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Scan
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • 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 Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • 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 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 Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Heel Spur
  • 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 Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • 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 Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • McMurray's Test
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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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
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Catastrophic Pathway-NV PPO
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Gold Choice (Employer)-NV PPO
Gold Nevada PPO
Gold Pathway (Employer)-NV HMO
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Gold Pathway X Guided Access-NV HMO
Gold Pathway X-NV HMO
Gold Pathway-NV HMO
Gold Pathway-NV PPO
Lumenos plans-NV
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Nevada HMO
Nevada PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-NV
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Pathway Guided Access/Pathway X Guided Access-NV HMO
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Silver Core Pathway-NV HMO
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
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HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
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Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
HealthFirst
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Medicaid
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Dr. Smith's Reviews

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5.0

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  • Explained conditions well (16)
  • Listened & answered questions (16)
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I had knee pain for years and had multiple surgery's. Dr Smith performed my total knee replacement, and it's been great. I had very little post surgery pain and was able to return to work in 4 weeks with less pain than before the surgery. it's been 3 months and I'm walking well with little to no pain. I wish I would have done it sooner.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Excellent doctor. Listens to his patients and doesn’t hurry you
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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!
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
5 people found this helpful
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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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What could be improved
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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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Marquita G in Little Rock, AR – Dec 21, 2015
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Biography

Dr. Smith is a native Arkansan who grew up in Northwest Arkansas. Dr. Smith received his bachelor's degree from the University of Central Arkansas and...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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Board Certifications

Education

University Of Central Arkansas
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Does Dr. Joel Smith, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Dr. Smith frequently treats Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Smith specializes.

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

Dr. Smith's office is located at 2504 Mccain Blvd Ste 101, North Little Rock, AR 72116. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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2504 Mccain Blvd Ste 101 North Little Rock, AR 72116
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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.

Arkansas Surgical Hospital

North Little Rock, AR

89% Patient Experience Rating, 20% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Baptist Health Medical Center - Conway

Conway, AR

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Baptist Health Medical Center North Little Rock

North Little Rock, AR

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

2 Awards Received