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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (22)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David Smith is Excellent. Dr. Smith has been reviewed by 61 patients who have provided 22 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.4
Promptness 4.1
Courteous Staff 4.1
Accurate Diagnosis 4.6
Bedside Manner 4.5
Spends Time with Me 4.5
Follows Up After Visit 4.4

Specialties & Research

Dr. David Smith, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 4 areas:
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)

Education & Awards

Dr. Smith graduated from University of Chicago. He has 5 awards.

Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)
Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2012, 2014 - 2015)
Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2013 - 2015)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009 - 2015)
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
Oak Lawn, IL
Orthopaedic Surgeon


Dr. Smith has 7 hospital affiliations:

  • Little Company Of Mary Hospital 
  • Ingalls Memorial Hospital 


  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. David Joseph Smith MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 38 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Where does Dr. David J. Smith practice?
Dr. David Smith has 1 office location.
Dr. David Smith practices Orthopaedic Surgery near Oak Lawn, IL.
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