Dr. William Smith, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery •  Male • Age 62
  
Dr. Smith
Accepting new patients

Schenectady Regional Orthopedic Associates

530 Liberty St Schenectady, NY 12305

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(518) 382-7200

Dr. William Smith, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Schenectady, NY and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Smith has more experience with Hand/Wrist than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Boston U, School of Medicine medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Albany Memorial Hospital and Burdett Birth Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Smith to book an appointment.


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Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

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Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
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Practice Areas

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

Typically treats 62% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Hand Conditions
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Hand Conditions more than 76% of their peers

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

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 76% of their peers

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

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Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • 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
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • 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
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • 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
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • 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
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

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  • Explained conditions well (2)
  • Listened & answered questions (2)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (5)
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
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Worse doctor I have ever encountered! It was extremely difficult to get him to answer any questions or explain anything. He just wants to rush you out and have you come back in another week or two. He never spent more than 5 minutes per visit.
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Jun 11, 2020
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I have seen Dr. Smith several times before. Today he was beyond rude. He said "I'm a surgeon, and if you don't need surgery, I can't help you." Good to know. I wasn't planning on having surgery today. I may need surgery in the future, but if I do you can rest assured that I will never have this man do it.
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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He made me wait in the exam room for over 30 min. and examined me for 5 minutes just to tell me that I should come back when I am in more pain. The urgent care doctor did a better examination than this guy did. He didn't even look at my x-rays until we were walking out of the exam room. If you have an appointment with him, I would highly recommend seeing someone else.
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Biography

Dr. William Smith, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Schenectady, NY and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Smith has more experience with Hand/Wrist than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Boston U,...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1990
Loma Linda U MC
Fellowship Hospital
1989
Albany Mc
Residency Hospital
1985
Albany Mc
Internship Hospital
1984
Boston U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Schenectady Regional Orthopedic Associates

The Center for Sports Medicine530 Liberty St Schenectady, NY 12305
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Practice

Northeast Orthopedics121 EVERETT RD Albany, NY 12205
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Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Smith treats patients.

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Albany Memorial Hospital

Albany, NY

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Burdett Birth Center

Troy, NY

Ellis Hospital

Schenectady, NY

54% Patient experience rating, 15% lower than the national average

Saint Peter's Hospital

Albany, NY

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

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

Samaritan Hospital

Troy, NY

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

Samaritan Hospital - St. Mary's Campus

Troy, NY