Dr. Paul Smucker, MD

Dr. Paul Smucker, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
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Dr. Paul Smucker, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation pain medicine specialist in South Bend, IN and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation pain medicine, interventional pain medicine, and more.

53880 Carmichael Dr

South Bend, IN 46635

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
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Top Care Areas

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

Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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12  Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine
  • Electromyography
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • Spine Physiatry
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management
  • Sports Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Sports Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

2  Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

84  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Upper Back Pain
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15  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Indiana.

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

  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Butterworth Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Butterworth Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Colo School Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Smucker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Smucker's Reviews

3.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smucker to family and friends
36 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

  • 5
    (23)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Smucker's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

Doctor Smucker is very professional but also very human. His diagnosis was excellent and the course of treatment recommended by him was outstanding. I would not hesitate to see him again (if needed) or to recommend him to other people.
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Discounting wait time, I am very satisfied with the care and options he offered for me to make my own health decision. He doesnt leave me with unanswered questions. In fact he contributes information outside the reason for the appointment that makes me feel he is also interested in the total me to...more
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Listened to what I had to say and worked with me until he was able to diminish my pain.
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After my 3rd appointment, he still had no idea who I was or any details of what I had been dealing with, often making "new" suggestions that had already been covered. Basically if you want anything but injections for pain, look elsewhere.
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My severe arthritis had me in so much pain that I spent two months in bed, during which time I lost ten pounds because I was in such agony that I wasn't even interested in eating. I thought that I would be crippled for the rest of my life. Was diagnosed at South Bend Orthopedic's walk in clinic...more
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