Dr. Gavin Smith, DPM

Dr. Gavin Smith, DPM

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48 y/o
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Dr. Gavin Smith, DPM is a podiatry specialist in Lakewood, WA and has been practicing for 14 years. He specializes in podiatry and podiatric foot & ankle surgery.Read his story

Puget Sound Orthopaedics

7308 Bridgeport Way W Ste 201

Lakewood, WA 98499
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
high
more than 87% of peers
Foot Conditions
high
more than 87% of peers
Ankle Fracture
high
more than 83% of peers

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Dr. Smith's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "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. "

2  Specialties

  • Podiatry
  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Podiatric Medicine

22  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 and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease

23  Procedures

  • 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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Wound Care and Management

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Utah
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • California College of Podiatric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Swedish Medical Center-Cherry Hill Campus
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Swedish Medical Center-Cherry Hill Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Ao/Asif Research Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Smith has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

3.7

Based on 10 reviews

5 Stars
60%
(6)
4 Stars
10%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
30%
(3)

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My experience with Dr. Smith has been very positive. He was immediately accessible to take on my care, after I had an emergency surgery out of state, and found I needed additional surgery right away. I saw him on a Friday afternoon and had surgery on Monday morning. I have experienced kindness and...Read More
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I will never recommend this doctor even to my worst enemy. I could literally shoot my self in the left foot for ever having surgery from this doctor. If you are an athlete and want to follow a very, one-size-fits-all ridiculous protocol for how he feels everyone should heal....go see this doctor....Read More
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