Dr. Wade Smith, MD

Dr. Wade Smith, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
59 y/o
Insurances Accepted

Accepting new patients

Dr. Wade Smith, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Englewood, CO. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

Mountain Orthopedic Trauma Surgeons at Swedish

701 E Hampden Ave Ste 515

Englewood, CO 80113
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

Learn about Dr. Smith

Care Philosophy

My practice consists of 95% Orthopaedic Trauma. My primary clinical focus centers on the Orthopaedic care of the multiply injured patient, unstable pelvic fractures, acetabular fractures, nonunions, infection and periarticular fracture management.
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Dr. Smith's Experience

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


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • 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
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • 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
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • 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
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • Arm Surgery
  • 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 Replacement
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • 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 Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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.


  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Arts and Sciences
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Williams College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Ilizarov Institute Of Restorative Traumatology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Lecco Ilizarov Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Diablo Valley College
    Other Education | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • AOAA AO Alumni Association Capitulo Colombiano: Recognition Award for Service and Teaching, 2003
  • Best Doctors in America, 2005 - 200
  • Colorado Patient Safety Coalition Special Award: Wrong-Site and Wrong-Patient Procedures in the Universal Protocol Era, 2010
  • Honorary Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery University of Sciences and Health Hospital, San Jose, Mexico, 2006
  • Best Doctors in America, 2007-2008
  • Outstanding Clinical Teacher: Selected by UCHSC School of Medicine, Class of 2
  • Honorary Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sante Fe Hospital, Bogota, Columbia, 2006
  • Howard Rosen Table Instructor Award, Advanced Principles and Techniques of Operative Fracture Management AO North America, 2009
  • Top Othropaedic Surgeon in Denver: 5280 Magazine, 2008
  • Adriano Essay Award, Biochemical Induction of Fracture Healing, 1988
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical School Honor Society, 1989
  • Patrick Laing Traveling Fellowship Award, University of Pittsburgh, 1995
  • Best Doctors in America, 2009-2010
  • Denver Health CEO Recognition Award: For Pushing the Envelope, 2007
  • The Earnest E Moore, M.D., Trauma Award, Denver Health Medical Center, 1999
Media & Publications
  • Replantation Versus Revision of Amputated Fingers in Patients Aire-Transported to a Level 1Trauma Center, 2010
  • Sub-Mascular Plating of the Humerus: An Emerging Technique, 6/4/10
  • Safety and Efficacy of Conversion from External Fixation to Plate Fixation in Humeral Shaft Fractures, 2010 July
  • The Application of the Axial View Projection of the S1 Pedicel for Sacroiliac Screw, 2010 July
  • Acute Morbidity and Complications of Thigh Compartment Syndrome: A Report of 26 Cases, 2010
  • Utilization of Analgesics in the MultiCenter Sudy of Hydroxyurea in Sickle Cell Anemia; Effect of Sex, Age, and Geographical Location, 2010 Augus
  • Stress Radiograph to Detect True Extent of Symphyseal Disruption in Presumed Anteroposterior Compression Type I Pelvic Injuries, 2010 Octob
  • Wrong-Site and Wrong-Patient Procedures in the Universal Protocal Era, 2010
  • Disclosure and Reporting of Surgical Complications: A Double-Edged Sword?, 6/30/10
  • A Proposed New System of Coding and Injury Classification for Arteries in the Trunk and Extremities, 2010
  • Traction Table-Related Complications in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2010

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 11 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Smith's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Denver, CO |
Unfortunately broke Ankle in deep heavy snow after early Spring blizzard. Wenter to Swedish E.R. Repair needed surgery. Dr. Wade Smith was my surgeon. Received excellent medical attention from him and his Orthopedic group. The surgery went extremely well. He just gave me the green light to start walking again. Am very excited. Thank U Dr. Smith. Looking forward to being able to hike and explore the outdoors again this Summer.
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Dr. Smith accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Community Health Network
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

Hospitals where Dr. Smith has admitting privileges

Swedish Medical Center
501 E Hampden Ave
Englewood, CO 80113
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