Dr. Richard Smith, MD

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Dr. Richard Smith, MD

Dr. Richard Smith, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Fall River, MA. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Saint Anne's Hospital, Southcoast Hospitals Group – St. Luke’s and Southcoast Hospitals Group – Charlton Memorial.

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Dr. Smith's Care Philosophy

Committed to educating patients about their conditions, examining options for self-improvement, utilizing and exhausting conservative means of improvement and employing appropriate surgical skill where absolutley required.

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    Dr. Smith's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
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    • Explains condition(s) well
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    • Time well spent
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      10 to 15 minutes
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    Dr. Smith is an excellent Dr. However, if you've been in an auto accident, he will not take any motor vehicle insurance. This is dumbfounding since I've been his patient for quite some time but he won't see me from the result of a recent motor vehicle accident. I guess the pain of dealing with insurance companies is more important to him than his patients health. Very disappointed in his policy. Time to see another orthopedic.
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    Dr. Smith's Care Philosophy

    Committed to educating patients about their conditions, examining options for self-improvement, utilizing and exhausting conservative means of improvement and employing appropriate surgical skill where absolutley required.

    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

    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Cancer
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bunion
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Injuries
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lupus
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Diseases
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sports Injuries
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger

    Education

    • Medical School
      Georgetown University School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1984

    • Internship Hospital
      University Mass Med Center

      Completed in 1985

    • Residency Hospital
      University Mass Med Center

      Completed in 1989

    • Undergraduate School
      Providence College

      Graduated in 1979

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • ACL Surgery
    • Achilles Tenotomy
    • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
    • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Arm Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Excision of Femur or Knee
    • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Partial Shoulder Replacement
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Replacement
    • Shoulder Stabilizations
    • Sports Medicine Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Synovial Biopsy
    • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate