Dr. E. Smith, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 49
(13)
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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.

1500 Palm St Ste A

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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Dr. E. Smith, MD

Dr. E. Smith, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Smith's Experience

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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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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
1

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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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
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Procedures

  • 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

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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

  • University Of Utah
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • University Of Utah
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • University Of California At Davis / School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Of California At Davis / School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Smith has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
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
    31 to 45 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 accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
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    Pathway X Tiered Direct Access
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
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    Blue Shield of California PPO
    Enhanced Exclusive for Small Business HMO
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
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    Cigna PPO
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    Open Access Plus
  • Health Net
    Covered California - Bronze PPO
    Health Net PPO
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Smith 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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