Dr. Wesley Smeal, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 46
  
Dr. Smeal
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

CHI Health

16940 Lakeside Hills Plz Omaha, NE 68130

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(402) 898-2520

Dr. Wesley Smeal, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Omaha, NE and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Smeal has more experience with Spine, Pain Management, and Arthritis and Arthropathy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Nebraska College of Medicine medical school in 2001. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy and Chi Health Immanuel. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Smeal to book an appointment.


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Dr. Smeal accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
American Enterprise Group
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareSource
Medicaid
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Iowa
Coventry Health Care of Iowa PPO
Coventry Health Care of Nebraska
Coventry Health Care of Nebraska PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
HealthSmart
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medico
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Principal Life
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Thrivent Financial
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 81% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smeal treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Smeal treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smeal treats Low Back Pain more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Smeal treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Spine Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smeal treats Spine Deformities more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Smeal treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.Compare with other Pain Management specialists.

Typically treats 68% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smeal treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Smeal treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smeal treats Chronic Pain more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Smeal treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smeal treats Low Back Pain more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Smeal treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arthritis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smeal treats Arthritis more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Smeal treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smeal treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Smeal treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smeal treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Smeal treats this condition more than 76% of their peers

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Dr. Smeal's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Torticollis
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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I have used Dr. Smeal for various rehabilitation's at Lakeside Wellness Center. I have always appreciated how he takes the time to explain the problem, the treatment & the goals he has for me. His kindness and listening skills add up to a good bedside manner is an added plus to how very competent he is. I recommend him highly!
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Sandra Chester in Omaha, NE – Jan 18, 2019
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I just started seeing Dr. Smeal. I have an auto accident injury from a couple of years ago. The last Dr I saw only seemed interested in always talking about legalities of my case, rather than about helping my injuries. It left me with hurried, depthless exams & poor rapport. He treated me as if I only wanted a money claim from my lawsuit, versus actually wanting PAIN RELIEF and answers!! I've only had one visit with Dr Smeal so far, but he has started me on PT & dry needling. I hope it helps.
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Mar 06, 2018
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Dr Smeal is undoubtedly one of the worst doctors I've seen in my life. I was sent to see him for my back injury and he said I would be healed in a month, so I took a job that was going to start after that time and then he was upset I didn't take a desk job instead of a job I wanted that was slightly more physical. The rest of the appointments were him huffing and rolling his eyes at me and interrupting after answering a question and simply not listening. months later and I'm still not better.
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Council Bluffs, IA – Mar 13, 2017
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At the request of my injured friend, I met with my friend who was being seen by Dr. Smeal for an initial physical examination after an auto accident resulting in my friend's bodily injury. Dr. Smeal has a phenomenal bedside manner, has great listening skills, asks all the right questions in a proper manner, and has an uncanny ability to explain the complexities of the human body in terms that a layman like myself and my injured friend can readily understand. Dr. Smeal is exemplary and caring!!
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Dave Wormington in Omaha, NE – Nov 02, 2016
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My experience with Dr. Smeal and his staff was excellent. Dr. Smeal is a very comfortable doctor to be with. He listens; takes his time to make sure that I was comfortable and understood what I was trying to tell him about my back condition. I would recommend him to anyone seeking to obtain relief from back problems
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Mary Posan in Omaha, NE – May 25, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Health care is changing, and CHI Health promises to change it for the better. In fact, we started embracing new ways to keep you well more than 10 years ago. It's called value-based care, built on the belief that prescribing a healthier lifestyle is ...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Rehab Inst NWstn University
Residency Hospital
2002
Creighton University Med Coll Ctr
Internship Hospital
2001
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Medical School

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Locations

CHI Health

CHI Health16940 Lakeside Hills Plz Omaha, NE 68130
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Affiliated Hospitals

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CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy

Omaha, NE

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Chi Health Immanuel

Omaha, NE

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

Chi Health Lakeside

Omaha, NE

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)