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Acute Pain Medicine
Interventional Pain Medicine
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Sports Medicine Pain Management
Sports Preventive Medicine
Sports Rehabilitation Medicine
Michelle Smith does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Michelle Smith's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Acquired Brain Injuries
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Bicep Muscle Strain
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Calf Muscle Strain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Back Pain
Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
Drug Rebound Headache
Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
Gluteal Muscle Strain
Head and Neck Conditions
Low Back Pain
Lower Back Injuries
Lower Back Muscle Strain
Lower Half Headache
Muscle Contraction Headache
Neck Soft Tissue Trauma
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
Strain of Hamstring Muscle
Strain of Muscle and-or Tendon of Forearm
Strain of Tendon of Medial Thigh Muscle
Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Traumatic Brain Injury
Chronic Pain Management
Contemporary Cupping Therapy
Craniosacral Therapy (CST)
Myofascial Release Therapy
Range of Motion Testing
Soft Tissue Massage
Spine Rehabilitation Exercises
Spine and Sports Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Trigger Point Therapy
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Colorado.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Long Medical Institute
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
Long Medical Institute, Oa Program
Medical School | Graduated 1992
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine-Ama Pra Category 1 Classes, Ongoing Continuing Education and Distance Learning Classes
Medical School | Graduated 2014
Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
Busy Bodies Massage Therapy
Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
Occupational Medical Centers, Arizona
Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
Scottsdale Palm Spa
Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
Nova Care, Valley Of The Sun Rehab Hospital-Pt, Ot, Resp. Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation, Neuropsych, Sub-Acute Rehab
Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
Rehab Systems, Valley Of The Sun Rehab Hospital-Pt (Orthopedics, O&P, Neuro (Focus On Chi/Tbi), Aquatic Therapy
Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
Health South Valley Of The Sun Rehab Hospital-Pain Management, Outpatient Therapies
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
Arizona State University, Wound Care
Other Education | Completed 1993
Boulder College Of Massage Therapy, Healing Touch Level I
Other Education | Completed 2010
Boulder College Of Massage Therapy, Pediatric Massage
Other Education | Completed 2008
Exquisite School Of Health and Beauty, Spa Sciences
Other Education | Completed 2014
Mesa University, Geriatric Nutrition and Wound Care
Other Education | Completed 1994
Ruit Training, Arizona
Other Education | Completed 2006
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Michelle Smith has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
Michelle Smith has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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