Dr. Newton Smith Jr, MD

Dr. Newton Smith Jr, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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64 y/o
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Dr. Newton Smith Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Templeton, CA. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 27 years.Read his story

N Birrell Smith MD

350 Posada Ln Ste 201

Templeton, CA 93465
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Accepted insurance

  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CenCal Health
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Networks By Design
  • Pacific Health Alliance

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Glenoid Labrum Tear
very high
more than 97% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers
Elbow Sprain
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Smith Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Smith Jr "Dr. N. Birrell Smith completed his undergraduate work at San Diego State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He received his Medical Doctorate from UCLA. He continued on to 5 years of postgraduate training at the University of Missouri Kansas City; Truman Medical Center. Dr. Smith is Board Certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and has been a Fellow since 1991. He has been serving San Luis Obispo County since 1993, and continues taking advanced post-graduate courses and seminars."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smith Jr "Dr. N. Birrell Smith is committed to excellence by pledging to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care possible. Along with the treatment of immediate or chronic problems, we strive to integrate the doctrine of prevention in all our treatment plans as a way to alleviate possible future difficulties."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

Dr. Smith Jr does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • San Diego State
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • St. Luke's Hospital Of Kansa City
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • University Of Missouri At Kansas City/Truman and St. Luke's Medical Centers
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Smith Jr has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Smith Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

French Hospital Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Joint Replacement Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Smith Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith Jr to family and friends
3.8
based on 32 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

  • 5
    (22)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Smith Jr's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in San Luis Obispo, CA |
I actually like Dr. Smith, but he screwed up my wife's shoulder. She went down to USC and the doctor's were horrified as he used a very old technique that is known to cause permanent damage. He had previously done a knee surgery on me and did a good job. I also think that working with his wife...more
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in Atascadero ca |
Did not take time to listen. Blew my concerns off.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Smith Jr accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CenCal Health
  • ChoiceCare Network
    Choice Care (Humana)
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
    Interplan Health Group
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Networks By Design
  • Pacific Health Alliance
  • PHCS
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Travelers
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Smith Jr has admitting privileges

French Hospital Medical Center
1911 Johnson Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
1010 Murray Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Twin Cities Community Hospital
1100 Las Tablas Rd
Templeton, CA 93465
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