Dr. E. Smith, MD

Dr. E. Smith, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 50
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Dr. E. Smith, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in San Luis Obispo, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. She graduated from University Of Utah in 1992 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read her story

1500 Palm St Ste A

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Top Care Areas

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

Knee Disorders
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more than 70% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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more than 67% of peers
Osteoarthritis
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more than 65% of peers

Dr. Smith's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Smith's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "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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16  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

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

36  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
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50  Procedures

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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

4.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
14 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
    (3)

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)

She's very professional and knowledgeable. Got the job done.
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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.
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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...more
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She listens!
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Dr. Smith has performed multiple surgeries on me and she is an excellent caring Doctor.
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