Dr. Kurt Smith, DO

Dr. Kurt Smith, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
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Age 52
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Dr. Kurt Smith, DO is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Des Moines University in 1992 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation, pain medicine, and more.

450 Laurel St # A

Des Moines, IA 50314

Contact Information

(515) 247-8400

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Smith performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Autonomic Disorders
normal
more than 74% of peers
Spondylosis
normal
more than 73% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
normal
more than 66% of peers

Dr. Smith's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "Comprehensive approach to patients to optimize their functional status"

3  Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

58  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Amputation
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Work-Related Injuries
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9  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Iowa.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Wartburg College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Des Moines University
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Muskegon Genl Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Mn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Smith has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

3.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
16 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Smith's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I feel so lucky to have Dr. Smith for a Doctor! He understands my disease better than anyone has and without him, I wouldn't be walking or moving around at all. He takes the time to listen to me! He has NEVER made me wait for an appointment, I love that! He is there for me whenever I need him...more
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One day he is your best friend. The next time he might be your enemy.
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HORRIBLE HORRIBLE person--- he is the rudest, coldest man i have had the displeasure of meeting EVER!! ... Smith, I don't know how you sleep at night My son has proven herniated discs by MRI. He treated my son so cruelly and so off handedly with NO CARE for his well being WHAT SO EVER!! My son has...more
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Nice,Friendly, did alot for me dispite all this felt uneasy with him don't want to go back, but does seem like a good doctor, just not for me.
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