Dr. Richard Smith, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
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Dr. Richard Smith, MD
Dr. Richard Smith, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Orlando, FL. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 31 years.

142 E Gore St

Orlando, FL 32806

Contact Information

(407) 650-2063

Dr. Richard Smith, MD

Dr. Richard Smith, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas


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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Upper Back Pain


Read More


  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Universidad Central De Venezuela--Jose Maria Vargas, Escuela De Medicina Jose Maria Vargas
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • St Elizabeth's Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • St Elizabeth's Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Children's Hospital Boston
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

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
based on 33 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Smith's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Orlando, FL |
Dr. Richard L Smith has literally saved my life and gave me back quality, which I had lost for a very long time. His compassion is a gift from God. I wish I could have him as my primary care physician. As far as I am concerned, God works through his hands and provides comfort, healing and truth. I recommend him from the very bottom of my heart ! His office staff is kind and extremely professional - THE BEST ! They seem to follow in his demeanor. It is truly amazing.
in Gotha, FL |
If you are looking for an intelligent, experienced, compassionate and caring pain doctor, I highly recommend Dr. Smith. The Medical Spa (which is his physical therapy office) is right next door to his office (convenience). The staff at the Medical Spa (courteous, kind and caring) ensure that you leave your appointment feeling better and with less pain. The Spa also offers massage, meditation, Pilates and other complementary modalities. Please see Erica for the best massage of your life.
in Orlando, FL |
Very caring and passionate Doctor. I am so blessed that I found him and his Office. Dr. Smith is a good Listener, he hears exactly the issues one has. The Physical Therapy that I had in his Rehabilitation Facility was A Plus, very knowledgeable PT and Paula the Biofeedback Nurse helped me to get rid of my Anxiety.
in Kissimmee, FL |
I've seen Dr. Smith for almost 10 years and have a somewhat rare condition that causes plenty of pain. In fact, he has never treated or heard of the condition before me. He quickly did everything he could to become an expert and has helped me out tremendously over the years. The pain has reduced overall and so have the flares. The pain will never cure, but he has been a great help in managing my condition. I don't know what shape I'd be in without him. Thanks Dr. Smith!
Orlando, FL |
Dr smith has one quality he listens and hears the patient. He also acknowledges that other modelaties benefit with chronic pain. He has empathy and compassion.also, he has given sound wisdom.
in St Cloud, FL |
There is no better Pain Management Physician. I have been lucky enough to be his patient for almost 10 years for chronic pain. I would not be able to work without Dr. Smith.
in Palm Bay, FL |
I would recommend Dr. Smith to ANYONE. He stays up to date on the newest medical findings. He is EXTREMELY competent, and cared about the quality of my life. When I started with him I was a mess due to pain from a genetic bladder disease and neuropathic pain caused by surgery. For 12 years I was his patient, and because of him, I got my life back. I would still be with him, if I hadn't moved and the state laws changed. He is the very best doctor, bar none!!
Orlando, FL |
I have been under Dr. Smith's care since 2003. I suffer from severe cervical and lumbar damage caused during my 20 years of Active Duty military service. Although initially being diagnosed and treated by the VA, I found Dr. Smith and have been coming to him because of his superior care and genuine compassion for his patients. He has extensive knowledge of holistic approaches and does not simply dispense pain medications or treatments unless they continue to increase the patient's quality of life
in Orlando |
He, wants everyone to hear what he's saying to you, never relieve my pain in the 7 yrs I went to him, not very good
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Dr. Smith accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
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