Dr. Gavin H. Smith, DPM

Dr. Gavin H. Smith, DPM

Podiatry | Male | 46 years old

My philosophy of care is that the needs of the patient are the first priorities, and that any intervention, whether it be medical or surgical, should be evidence-based. Read more

Puget Sound Orthopaedics
7308 Bridgeport Way W Ste 201
Lakewood, WA 98499 Get Directions
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My philosophy of care is that the needs of the patient are the first priorities, and that any intervention, whether it be medical or surgical, should be evidence-based. 

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 Podiatry
  •  Board certified in Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    California College of Podiatric Medicine

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital
    Swedish Medical Center-Cherry Hill Campus

    Completed in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    Swedish Medical Center-Cherry Hill Campus

    Completed in 2004

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Ao/Asif Research Institute

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Utah

    Graduated in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Podiatry
  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Wound Care and Management