Dr. Smitha Reddy, MD

Dr. Smitha Reddy, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 44
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Dr. Smitha Reddy, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Poway, CA and has been practicing for 14 years. She graduated from Sri Siddhartha Medical Medical College in 1998 and specializes in rheumatology.Read her story

15644 Pomerado Rd Ste 102

Poway, CA 92064

Contact Information

(858) 312-1717

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • 24 More

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Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 95% of peers
Arthritis
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Reddy's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Reddy "Dr. Smitha Reddy is the founding physician of Arthritis Care and Research Center, Inc. and serves the residents of San Diego and nearby communities. With office locations in Poway and La Jolla, California, the doctor offers a wide variety of services to her patients. She uses cutting edge technology to provide the most accurate diagnosis possible. She offers effective treatment plans that are individualized to meet each patient's needs. Her goal is to ensure that each patient receives the best care possible and is one hundred percent satisfied with the service provided to them. Dr. Reddy received her Fellowship from Scripps Clinic-Torrey Pines after graduating from Scripps Mercy Hospital as a Board-certified Internist. During her fellowship, she performed research using Color Doppler Ultrasonography on Temporal Arthritis patients to determine inflammatory changes while on therapy. Dr. Reddy continues to use Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound testing to access joint inflammation in her practice and routinely performs Ultrasound guided injections. Dr. Reddy holds certification to perform Platelet Enriched Plasma (PRP) Injections to alleviate pain related to Osteoarthritis and soft tissue pain related to Tendinitis. Being certified in Anti-Inflammatory diet management, she emphasizes diet and lifestyle changes to her patients. Dr. Reddy was awarded the Best Physician Award for the City of Poway in the year 2012. She also served as a Medical Honoree for Arthritis Foundation in the year 2013 and continues to be an active participant and fundraiser. Dr. Reddy is a speaker for various pharmaceutical companies and routinely conducts physician and patient education talks. Dr. Reddy continues to do research in her practice and perform specialized diagnostic laboratory testing for systemic inflammatory conditions like Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis. In Nov 2016, she presented a Poster at The American College Of Rheumatology Conference in Washington D.C. about cutting edge diagnostic testing for Lupus. She will be conducting additional studies over the next couple of years which would enable quick and efficient diagnosis of Lupus in a community clinic based setting. This would lead to an early and accurate diagnosis of Lupus and musculoskeletal disorders. She enjoys research and will be actively involved in multiple research studies involving connective tissue disorders, which would benefit her patient Population immensely to receive accurate management of their conditions. Her outstanding training and board clinical knowledge coupled with her warm and caring personality will ensure that Dr. Reddy's patients will always receive the absolute best state-of-the-art and comprehensive compassionate care. Dr. Smitha Reddy is a Board Certified Rheumatologist and is now accepting referrals for patients seeking Rheumatology care for all chronic Rheumatic conditions such as Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis Lupus, Vasculitis, Myositis, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders, Chronic Fatigue, and Fibromyalgia."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Reddy "Arthritis Care and Research Center (ACRC) provides State of the Art specialized care for patients suffering with Arthritis and Musculoskeletal disorders. This is a Poway based Rheumatology Clinic located right across Pomerado Hopital in Poway.This center is dedicated to diagnosis and treatment of Rheumatic diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Lupus, Gout, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Osteoporosis, Vasculitis, Inflammatory Muscle Disease, and many other connective tissue diseases."

1  Specialties

  • Rheumatology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

129  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Gout
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anxiety
  • Arteritis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Articulation Disorders
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Crystal Arthropathy
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Discoid Lupus
  • Dry Eyes
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Inflammatory Myopathies
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Effusion
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Swelling
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  • Muscle Diseases
  • Muscle Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myopathy
  • Myositis
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis-Like Fracture of the Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Ritter's Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma, Systemic
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Allergy
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Still's Disease
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Tumidus Lupus Erythematosus
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Uveitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wrist Sprain
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22  Procedures

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

  • Sri Siddhartha Medical Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Jersey City Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Scripps Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Reddy has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Reddy's Reviews

3.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Reddy to family and friends
33 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (33)

  • 5
    (19)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (11)

Dr. Reddy's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Amazing office staff and wonderful Dr the NP is also amazing
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