Dr. Michael Smitherman, MD

Dr. Michael Smitherman, MD

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Dr. Michael Smitherman, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Roswell, GA and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 1995 and specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.Read his story

1305 Hembree Rd Ste 101

Roswell, GA 30076

Contact Information

(678) 867-0000

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Smitherman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smitherman treats Arthritis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Smitherman treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smitherman treats Fibromyalgia more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Smitherman treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smitherman treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Smitherman treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Smitherman's conditions and procedures:

Ankylosing Spondylitis
Arthritis
Arthrocentesis
Autoimmune Diseases
Behçet's Disease
Bone Disorders
Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chondrocalcinosis
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dermatomyositis
Difficulty With Walking
Elbow Injuries
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Fever
Fibromyalgia
Foot Conditions
Gout
Hand Conditions
Infusion Therapy
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Joint Pain
Knee Disorders
Lab Service
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Limb Pain
Limb Swelling
Low Back Pain
Lupus
Malaise and Fatigue
Muscle Weakness
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
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
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Plantar Fasciitis
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
Polymyositis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Pulmonary Disease
Raynaud's Disease
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sarcoidosis
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Sjögren's Syndrome
Spine Disorders
Spondylitis
Spondylosis
Steroid Injection
Systemic Chondromalacia
Systemic Sclerosis
Temporal Arteritis
Trigger Finger
Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
Vascular Disease
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Care Philosophy

At AACPC our focus is quality through patient engagement, patient satisfaction, care coordination with our physician partners, efficacy of treatment and disease activity.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

  • 2003
    University Of Fl
    Fellowship Hospital
    2003
  • 1998
    Mt Sinai Med Center
    Residency Hospital
    1998
  • 1996
    Mt Sinai Med Center
    Internship Hospital
    1996
  • 1995
    University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School
    1995

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Smitherman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smitherman

3.5

Based on 37 reviews

5 Stars
62.16216216216216%
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
5.405405405405405%
(2)
1 Star
32.432432432432435%
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Outstanding physician. Knows arthritis and joints. Helped me tremendously with acute knee pain pending a replacement. Was able to help pain although I was not able to take ibuprofen-type meds. Also, has an excellent office staff, each well suited for their role. I can't recommend this doctor...Read More
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I was just yelled at and bullied for my appointment. I wanted PT for my hip, already getting it for my shoulder. He was angry that I’m not taking meds. I let him know I wanted to know what was wrong with me and not mask it, so I don’t hurt myself more. He said I’d complain less if I’d take meds, I...Read More
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This doctor is a joke and shouldn’t be allowed to practice. To say he’s arrogant, condescending and rude is an understatement. Don’t waste your time here!
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One of the best doctors I have seen in 30 years. Dr. Smitherman spends his time to find what YOU want to achieve out of YOUR visits and then comes up with a treatment to achieve that goal. YOU are part of the equation to the solution. There is no miracle drug that someone can take to fix many of...Read More
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I have been to 4 Rheumatologists since getting diagnosed with RA.Dr. Smitherman is the only one that listens, explains and has excellent bedside manner. He doesn't just push drugs, he aims to treat the disease with minimal pharmaceuticals and more practical methods-like exercise and proper shoes. I...Read More
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Locations

Atlanta Arthritis Center, P.C.

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: closed
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

AARP
Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Signature Administrators PPO
Ambetter
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Federal Employee Program
State Employees Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia PPO
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Cigna-HealthSpring
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Choice Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia, Inc.
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicare
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Medicare Advantage PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Life
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Golden Rule HMO
Options PPO

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