Dr. William J. Smith, MD

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Dr. William J. Smith, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

29 Church St, Lake Placid, NY 12946 Get Directions
(518) 523-1327

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Dr. Smith specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Lake Placid, NY. He practices at 2 locations.

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      3.9 based on 15 responses
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Smith's Office & Staff
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      Dr. Smith has NO "bedside manner." He is brusque, dismissive, pompous & I would NEVER go to him for anything ever again, let alone let him perform surgery on me. SO many more qualified and better orthos in our area! I also know a Dr who was in his previous practice & after I described my interactions with him he told me how rudely he informed his colleagues he was leaving their practice to join another- it didn't surprise me one bit based on my previous experiences with him. Staff was nice.
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • 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
      • Arthritis of the Elbow
      • Ataxia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Back Pain
      • Baker’s Cyst
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Broken Neck
      • Bunion
      • Bursitis
      • Cancer
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Chondrocalcinosis
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • De Quervain's Disease
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Elbow Bursitis
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Elbow Sprain
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
      • Femur Fracture
      • Foot Conditions
      • Foot Fracture
      • Foot Sprain
      • Fracture
      • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Ganglion Cyst
      • Glenoid Labrum Tear
      • Gout
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Contracture
      • Hand Fracture
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hip Fracture
      • Hip Sprain
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Fracture
      • Knee Sprain
      • 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 Pain
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lupus
      • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
      • Myelopathy
      • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
      • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
      • Osgood Schlatter Disease
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • Osteoarthritis of Hands
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Osteochondritis Dissecans
      • Osteopenia
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pelvic Fracture
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Pseudoarthrosis
      • Pyogenic Arthritis
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rib Fracture
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Runner's Knee
      • Scapular Fracture
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
      • Sjögren's Syndrome
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Systemic Chondromalacia
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
      • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
      • Trigger Finger
      • Wrist Fracture

      Procedures Performed

      • ACL Surgery
      • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
      • Ankle Arthroscopy
      • Arm Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
      • Carpal Tunnel Release
      • De Quervain's Release
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Elbow Arthroscopy
      • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Elbow Tenotomy
      • Excision of Femur or Knee
      • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
      • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
      • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
      • Fracture Care
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
      • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Hip Replacement
      • Hip Replacement Revision
      • Hip Resurfacing
      • Joint Drainage
      • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Dislocation Treatment
      • Knee Replacement
      • Knee Replacement Revision
      • Knee Surgery
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Neuroplasty
      • Partial Shoulder Replacement
      • Peripheral Nerve Block
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
      • Rotator Cuff Surgery
      • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
      • Steroid Injection
      • Synovial Biopsy
      • Trigger Finger Release
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
      • Wrist Fusion
      • Wrist Replacement

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        Sanctions

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        SUNY Upstate Med Univ

        Graduated in 1989

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      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
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      Dr. Smith's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      16 – 30 minutes

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      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients