Dr. E. Smith, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Female

Dr. E. Smith, MD
I take a highly personal approach to caring for my patients. I believe that one of the most important aspects of providing quality care is the establishment of a good patient-physician relationship through communication and patient education. As a graduate of the University of California, Davis Orthopedic Surgery Training Program, you can be assured, my credentials are excellent. Prior experience treating professional athletes in Sacramento contributes to my ability to provide quality treatment for a wide range of athletic injuries. My years as Assistant Professor at SUNY Upstate Medical Center provided me with the unique experience of teaching other physicians, further contributing to my skills as a surgeon. I am a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. I love what I do and my patients tell me that I am good at it. You will see me at every visit. I keep my office staff small by design so you won't get lost in the shuffle and you won't feel like just another number.

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    Regenerative Orthopedics Institute1500 Palm St Ste A
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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    Dr. Smith's Reviews

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    4.4
    based on 13 total reviews (5 with comments)
    Dr. Smith's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      EXCELLENT
    • Time well spent
      EXCELLENT
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Comments (5)
    in Morro Bay, CA |
    She's very professional and knowledgeable. Got the job done.
    in San Luis Obispo, CA |
    She takes time to listen. She not only will help with symptoms, but works on looking for the root cause of the problem. This is the only orthopedic doctor I have been to that has ever taken the time and interest to do this. It has made a huge difference in my recovery.
    in San Luis Obispo, CA |
    I wouldn't send friends to anyone else but her. She listened and she's taken me from knee surgery to recovery and helped me back on the road to Ironman. Instead of just throwing steroid shots at me she's suggested alternatives and told me WHY it would be best to do them. No one else would have taken the time like she has. I've never met a doctor who actually CARED about the outcome like this before.
    Arroyo Grande, CA |
    She listens!
    in Cayucos, CA |
    Dr. Smith has performed multiple surgeries on me and she is an excellent caring Doctor.
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    Dr. Smith says...

    I take a highly personal approach to caring for my patients. I believe that one of the most important aspects of providing quality care is the establishment of a good patient-physician relationship through communication and patient education. As a graduate of the University of California, Davis Orthopedic Surgery Training Program, you can be assured, my credentials are excellent. Prior experience treating professional athletes in Sacramento contributes to my ability to provide quality treatment for a wide range of athletic injuries. My years as Assistant Professor at SUNY Upstate Medical Center provided me with the unique experience of teaching other physicians, further contributing to my skills as a surgeon. I am a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons.  I love what I do and my patients tell me that I am good at it.  You will see me at every visit.  I keep my office staff small by design so you won't get lost in the shuffle and you won't feel like just another number.  

    Dr. Smith says...

    I have a special interest in regenerative orthopedic treatments including stem cell therapies and platelet rich plasma.

    Dr. Smith's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Fracture
    • Hand Conditions
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Disorders
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Trigger Finger

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Utah

      Graduated in 1992

    • Internship Hospital
      University Of California At Davis / School Of Medicine

      Completed in 1993

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of California At Davis / School Of Medicine

      Completed in 1997

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of Utah

      Graduated in 1988

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
    • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
    • Adult Rehabilitation Orthopedic Surgery
    • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
    • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
    • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
    • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
    • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
    • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
    • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
    • Orthopedic Fracture Care
    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
    • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
    • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
    • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
    • Pediatric Hand Surgery
    • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
    • Sports Medicine
    • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

    Procedures Performed

    • Arthrocentesis
    • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
    • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
    • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
    • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
    • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Surgery Reconstruction
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Fracture Care
    • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
    • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
    • Glenoid Labrum Repair
    • Hand Surgery
    • Hand Tendon Repair
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revision
    • Hip Replacement, Cemented
    • Hip Replacement, Cementless
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Cartilage Implantation
    • Knee Cartilage Repair
    • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
    • Knee Osteotomy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee Tendon Repair
    • Mini Knee Surgery
    • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
    • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Metatarsal Fracture
    • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Stabilizations
    • Shoulder Surgery
    • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
    • Stem Cell Transplant
    • Tendon Repair
    • Total Knee Replacement
    • Total Knee Replacement Revision