Dr. Michael Smitherman, MD

Dr. Michael Smitherman, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
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Age 50
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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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Fibromyalgia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Arthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Gout
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Smitherman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Smitherman "Dr. Smitherman was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He developed an interest in medicine and rheumatology at an early age when his grandmother was diagnosed with a rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma overlap syndrome. He attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine, graduating in 1995. He then completed a residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center- Miami Beach, Florida. He practiced internal medicine in Cumming, Georgia, and Tucker, Georgia, between 1998 to 2001. After which he completed a fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Florida, Gainesville, to achieve his goal of becoming a rheumatologist. While at the University of Florida, he was awarded an AMGEN fellowship award. As an AMGEN fellow he completed research in systemic lupus erythematosus which was presented at the American College of Rheumatology national meeting in 2003. He published research in fibromyalgia in Current Pain and Headache Reports (August, 2002) with Dr. Roland Staud (author of Fibromyalgia for Dummies) and completed research with Dr. N. Larry Edwards on new and emerging therapies for gouty arthritis. He is board certified in Rheumatology and board eligible in internal medicine."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smitherman "At AACPC our focus is quality through patient engagement, patient satisfaction, care coordination with our physician partners, efficacy of treatment and disease activity."

2  Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

63  Conditions Treated

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8  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Smitherman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smitherman

3.5

Based on 37 reviews

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1 Star
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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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Clinton E. Day in Cumming, GA – Jul 27, 2018
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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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May 15, 2018
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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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ALPHARETTA – Mar 01, 2018
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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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Harry in Atlanta – Jan 31, 2018
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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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Flowery Branch, GA – Jul 21, 2017
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