Dr. Wesley Smeal, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 47

Dr. Smeal
Accepting new patients

CHI Health

16940 Lakeside Hills Plz Ste 103 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 20 years of experience in the medical field. 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. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Smeal to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Dr. Smeal's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smeal treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smeal treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smeal treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Dr. Smeal's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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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

Dr. Smeal's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smeal

4.0

Based on 10 ratings

5 Stars
70%
(7)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
10%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
20%
(2)
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sandra Chester in Omaha, NE – Jan 18, 2019
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
Mar 06, 2018
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.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Council Bluffs, IA – Mar 13, 2017
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!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Dave Wormington in Omaha, NE – Nov 02, 2016
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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Mary Posan in Omaha, NE – May 25, 2016

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About Me

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...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
,

Awards

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What are Dr. Wesley Smeal, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Smeal frequently treats Low Back Pain, Back Pain, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Smeal treats.

Where is Dr. Wesley Smeal, MD's office located?

Dr. Smeal's office is located at 16940 Lakeside Hills Plz Ste 103, Omaha, NE 68130. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

CHI Health

CHI Health16940 Lakeside Hills Plz Ste 103 Omaha, NE 68130
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Smeal is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy

Omaha, NE

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Chi Health Immanuel

Omaha, NE

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Chi Health Lakeside

Omaha, NE

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Chi Health Midlands

Papillion, NE

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Nebraska Spine Hospital

Omaha, NE

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)