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Dr. Kurt Smith, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Smith

Dr. Kurt Smith, DO is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Des Moines University in 1992 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation, pain medicine, and more.


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(515) 247-8400

Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Open Access HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 87% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 87% of his peers

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

Myelopathy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Myelopathy more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • 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
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • 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)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Traumatic Amputation
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Work-Related Injuries

About Me

Care Philosophy

Comprehensive approach to patients to optimize their functional status

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

3.6

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
56.25%
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4 Stars
12.5%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
31.25%
(5)

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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...Read 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...Read 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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