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About Dr. Joseph Smith

Dr. Joseph Smith, MD, PHD is a Doctor primarily located in Birmingham, AL. He has 24 years of experience. His specialties include Diagnostic Radiology, Radiology and Anesthesiology. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Birmingham VA Medical Center and Uab Medical West. He speaks English.

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Primary Address

UAB School of Medicine

619 19th St S
Birmingham, AL 35233
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Specialties

Dr. Joseph Smith has the following 3 specialties

  • Diagnostic Radiology

    Radiologists help doctors get a closer look at what’s happening inside your body. If your primary care doctor wants to investigate your symptoms further, they may refer you to a radiologist to get an ultrasound or x-ray. Some radiologists specialize in mammography and breast imaging, which is who you see when you need a mammogram. A Radiologist can also determine if bones are broken or fractured after any kind of accident.
    Radiologists are trained to perform MRIs and CT scans, both of which are used to determine the presence of diseases or disorders and help your doctor properly diagnose you. They can detect anything from tumors, bleeding and infections to bone and muscle disorders.

  • Radiology

    A radiologist is a physician who specializes in the use of medical imaging to diagnose and treat illnesses or injuries in patients.
    The different types of medical imaging are X-ray, computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, and nuclear medicine.
    Radiologists are experts in these different types of tests and can advise a primary care doctor on which test is most appropriate in a specific case. These doctors also assist primary care doctors in analyzing the images produced by these tests in order to determine next steps necessary for treatment.

  • Anesthesiology

    Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
    Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
    Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.

Board Certifications

Dr. Joseph Smith is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Smith is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Birmingham VA Medical Center
  • Uab Medical West
  • Education

    24 Years Experience

  • University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Joseph Smith accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

UAB School of Medicine, 619 19th St S, Birmingham, AL
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