Dr. Wade Smith, MD

Dr. Wade Smith, MD

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61 y/o
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Dr. Wade Smith, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Englewood, CO and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedics.Read his story

OrthoONE Trauma at Swedish Medical Center

701 E Hampden Ave Ste 515

Englewood, CO 80113
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Insurance Accepted

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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Colorado
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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pelvic Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Pelvic Fracture more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Tibia and Fibula Fractures
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Tibia and Fibula Fractures more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoporosis-Like Fracture of the Hip
  • Postoperative Hip Fracture

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

  • 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

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

Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

4.4

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Kind compassionate and caring,excellent surgeon! Friendly good sense of humor!! His office administrator is great too!!!
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I went to Dr. Smith for a second opinion and am I ever glad I did. This man is an absolute Rock Star in his profession! He takes the time to explain and answer questions, provides a detailed explanation of the problem and how to resolve it. I am currently and will remain under his care for several more months. My confidence in resolving my issue has skyrocketed since I met with Dr. Wade Smith.
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So impressed with Dr. Smith and the entire practice. During my husband's emergency surgery, he gave us time explaining every step of the surgery, recovery process, etc. Never in a rush, always had enough time to discuss our case with us. I am so grateful to Dr. Smith for enabling my husband to walk again. Thank you!
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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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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Community Health Network
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Humana
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Kaiser Permanente
Medicaid
MultiPlan
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Tricare
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