Dr. Michael Smith, MD

Dr. Michael Smith, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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68 y/o
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Dr. Michael Smith, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Pinellas Park, FL and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1973 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic sports medicine, and more.

Tampa Bay Orthopaedic Specialists

6500 66th St N

Pinellas Park, FL 33781
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

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

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Runner's Knee
very high
more than 98% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "Tampa Bay Orthopaedic Specialists has provided over 40 years of dedicated service to the Tampa Bay area. Our physicians provide surgical and non-surgical treatment for injuries and illnesses of the musculoskeletal system. They are board certified, fellowship trained sub-specialists in orthopaedic surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, specialties that include spine, sports medicine, adult reconstruction, total joint replacement, hand, upper extremity, foot, ankle and podiatry"
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shingles
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Campbell Clinic Memphis Tennesse
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Campbell Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
2.2
based on 25 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (17)

Dr. Smith's Performance

Trustworthiness
FAIR
Explains condition(s) well
FAIR
Answers Questions
FAIR
Time well spent
FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
GOOD
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

in St Petersburg, FL
Dr Smith performed a total knee replacement for me. The knee never bent properly. He kept stringing me along about how long it would take to recover and kept extending the time, finally saying that perhaps it would not bend more than 90 degrees. I am sure that he knew what was wrong, as it was...more
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in St Petersburg, FL
I saw Dr. Smith for a knee injury I had, and because he ordered x-rays and then a MRI when the knee did not improve (which is the insurance protocol by the way, for those who think the doctors are trying to get you in for additional co-pays) I ended up having a fractured patella. Dr. Smith was...more
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in St. Petersburg, FL
After I made an appointment with Dr. Smith, I read the reviews here. I almost canceled the appointment. Good thing I didn't. I was extremely impressed. He was prompt, convivial, he listened intently as I explained the complicated history of my knee pain, he ordered tests, made a diagnosis, and...more
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in St Petersburg, FL
Dr. Michael J. Smith, MD is NOT a good or caring doctor. He lacks compassion and interest in helping the patient understand his/her diagnosis. I accompanied my father to two appointments with Dr. Smith and both of us were appalled by Dr. Smith's behavior. He could not wait to leave the room to see...more
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in St. Petersburg, FL
I had shoulder surgery. Following surgery, Dr. Smith did not let my husband or I know the results. When we asked the nurse, we were told he was doing surgery on the next patient. Orders to the physical therapist were wrong with incorrect diagnosis. Follow up visits post op were a waste of...more
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