Dr. Preston Smith, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 43

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Preston Smith, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Tucson, AZ and has over 12 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Ohio State University / College of Medicine in 2011. He is affiliated with Saint Joseph's Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Preston Smith, MD

Arizona Orthopedics

630 N Alvernon Way Ste 351 Tucson, AZ 85711
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(520) 881-2600
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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Clavicle Fracture
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Clavicle Fracture more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Bursitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Bursitis more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 76% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Trochanteric Bursitis

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Constipation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipomas
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

4.3

Based on 9 ratings

5 Star
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4 Star
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3 Star
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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DK Patagonia – Feb 01, 2023
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Can't comment on his surgical skills since I don't need knee or hip surgery. As a (general) physician his "skills" are completely lacking. He said he would make a referral for a MRI. He didn't; he didn't again when I called; he did on the second call but it took a week to do so. When the MRI came back, I got a copy of the results and read them. Indicated that hip and knee were almost normal, but spine had one moderate and 2 minor issues. Waited 3 days. He didn't call, so I called his office. Waited 3 more days. He called. Told me what the MRI said; duh. I asked what's next. He said, not his job. That I should talk to a spine surgeon or a pain management specialist. I asked which he recommended. He said 50/50, take your pick. I pursued ... which one. He said a surgeon would do surgery, pain management would try non surgical process. Duh. I said I prefer to avoid surgery. He said he would send referral to Pima Pain Mgmt. I got a call from Pima Pain 3 weeks later.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Tony Ohno – Sep 12, 2021
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I would give zero stars if I could. His staff will NOT return phone calls. Even after two weeks of leaving messages, I have never received a return phone call. I was referred to him, yet have yet to even get an appointment. I need surgery for a complete rotator cuff tendon tear, yet after 2 weeks, still haven't received a call or appointment, let alone surgery. Don't waste your time. The staff clearly doesn't care.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
3 people found this helpful
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Kimberley Martin – May 26, 2021
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At 86 I was hit by a car and suffered a broken hip. March 20, 2017 I was transported to St. Joseph's that afternoon and had surgery that night and walking in the morning. 18 days in Rehad - Sabino Canyon. I would and HAVE recommended Dr. Smith when possible.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Hope Eknoian – Dec 27, 2020
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We were very impressed with Dr Smith, my shoulder was a real challenge because of the poor condition it was in. My surgery was lengthy, but the result was better than I could have ever expected. My range of motion is amazing! The pain is gone. Thank you Dr. Preston Smith.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jill Kettinger – May 15, 2020
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Dr. Smith performed a knee replacement for me in November, 2019. He is a great doctor. I was able to see him and schedule surgery quickly. I am 3 months out from surgery and just spent a week on a bicycling vacation. Dr. Smith is on top of the latest developments in his field. He has wonderful bedside manner and his office is courteous and professional. The day after the surgery, I was having pain management issues and, once Dr.Smith was contacted, he immediately took steps to resolves the issue. His follow-up visits are informative, and all my concerns and questions about recovery were addressed. I highly recommend Dr.Smith.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Loraine Chapman – Feb 22, 2020
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DR SMITH WAS VERY NICE ONCE HE REALIZED I NEEDED THE OPERATION. IT IS VERY OBVIOUS THAT HE CARES ABOUT HIS PATIENTS - IT IS ALSO OBVIOUS THAT HIS SKILL AS AN ORTHO SURGEON IS EXCELLENT. I RECOMMEND HIM. THANK YOU DR SMITH.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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CAROL in TUCSON, AZ – Jun 05, 2019
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I wanted to anyone that needs a total knee replacement or other procedures that Dr. Smith performs, that from the first meeting, I could tell that I would be pleased to have him for my surgeon. First, he is down to earth, personable, made me feel at ease right away, and I thought the most important about Dr. Smith is, he is very passionate about his gift as an Orthopedic Surgeon. I think that is important. He stays up to date in his profession. I am very pleased with my new knee. Thank you!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Margie W. in Tucson, AZ – Mar 16, 2018
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New Doc in town! My 5 year old son fell and hurt his wrist. When I explained what happened to Dr. Smith, from my description, he told me what he thought was broke. An x-ray confirmed his diagnosis. Dr. Smith was extremely caring and made my quiet son feel very comfortable. The care we received was remarkable. Even though it was a minor break, Dr. Smith made us feel glad we came in. On our return appt to take off the cast, the same caring attitude hadn't changed. Glad we found Dr. Smith!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Willcox, AZ – Nov 04, 2017
Kids are so resilient and such quick healers!...Read More
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Biography

Dr. Preston Smith, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Tucson, AZ and has over 12 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Ohio...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2017
New Mexico Orthopaedics
Fellowship Hospital
2016
Houston Methodist Hospital
Residency Hospital
2012
University of Arizona Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2011
Ohio State University / College of Medicine
Medical School
2004
Brigham Young University
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What conditions does Dr. Preston Smith, MD treat?

Dr. Smith frequently treats the following conditions: Clavicle Fracture, Osteoarthritis of Knee, and Bursitis. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Preston Smith, MD's office address?

Dr. Smith's office is located at 630 N Alvernon Way Ste 351, Tucson, AZ 85711. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Preston Smith, MD fluent in?

Dr. Smith is able to speak Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Preston Smith, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Smith provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Preston Smith, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Preston Smith, MD is affiliated with Saint Joseph's Hospital.

Is Dr. Preston Smith, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Preston Smith, MD holds board certifications in Orthopedic Surgery.

How much experience does Dr. Preston Smith, MD have?

Dr. Smith has over 11 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Preston Smith, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.3/5 for Dr. Preston Smith, MD. Patients say that the provider listened & answered questions well and the appointment wasn't rushed. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Arizona Orthopedics

Arizona Orthopedics630 N Alvernon Way Ste 351 Tucson, AZ 85711
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    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Saint Joseph's Hospital

Tucson, AZ

58% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% lower than the national average