ttcqeayetrwczwezdueawsrsbdyr

The Vitals website is provided for your informational use only. Nothing contained or offered by, on or through Vitals should be construed as medical advice or relied upon for medical diagnosis or treatment. Vitals does not recommend or endorse any particular healthcare provider whose information or ratings appear on this website. We encourage you to read our full Terms of Service.

Dr. Michael J Smith Is this you?

About Dr. Michael J Smith

Dr. Michael J Smith, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Akron, OH. He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiology and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Western Reserve Hospital. Dr. Smith has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

37 Ratings with 11 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Michael J Smith is Great. Dr. Michael J Smith has been rated by 37 patients. From those 37 patients 11 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Michael J Smith is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

Mapbox Map of Dr. Michael J Smith

Primary Address

Akron General Orthopedics

224 W Exchange St Ste 440
Akron, OH 44302
Get Directions

Specialties

Dr. Michael J Smith has the following 2 specialties

  • 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.

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Michael J Smith has the following 20 expertise

  • Head and Neck Disorder
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Infection
  • Herniated Disc
  • Joint Replacement
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Sports Medicine
  • Scoliosis
  • Laminectomy
  • Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Bone Fracture
  • Back Injuries
  • Knee Surgery
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Arthroscopy
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Surgery

Dr. Michael J Smith has 2 board certified specialties

See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience

Board Certifications

Dr. Michael J Smith is Board Certified in 2 specialties

See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.

Reviews

Showing 5 of 37

Rudest "Doctor" ever

This doctor only cares about his wallet and not the care he gives his patients. If he doesn't need to operate, then he has no interest in treating you. He doesnt do any exams and has no problem dismissing any pain you have. I can't believe Cleveland Clinic allows this man to practice. Beware!

Wait time
10 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown
bad doctor

he did hern disc l5 s1 woke up in recovery with severe pain in leg. hospital wanted to keep over night he said no . went home and 3 days later went back to him couldnt hardly walk . he said i had old back and id probly be in a wheel chair soon . went to another doctor for second opinion. he did surgery on my back . did great its been 8 yrs and still good . thanks to dr richard brower .

Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown
Five Stars

I hade neck and low back trouble sence 1988, to many years!! when I was told to see (DR SMITH ) in 2013 after talking to him and talking to the GOOD LORD, I desided to have DR. SMITH do my neck,and what he did has been grate, next is my low back, and I do think I am in good hands, I have read bad things about this doctor, maby the trouble is not the doctor, maby you didn't take time to ask GOD to guide the doctors hands,PRAYER counts, SORRY ABOUT MY SPELLING I am not educated person,

Wait time
15 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown
He is my hero!

Dr. Smith operated on my back 2 times and delivered me from pain that is hard to live with each time. Don't believe those on here who gave him one star because the person they described is not the person who operated on me. He is kind and caring and is not someone who jumps to surgery at the first moments notice. He made me go through pt as he should have done because often times that will help. Back surgery is very dangerous and I would not want someone to operate first off without trying everything they could. I am saying that even though I was in great pain. So, if you want someone who is the "best" then you could never go wrong with Dr. Smith. He is the reason I have been able to live a happy and productive life. Thank you Dr. Smith.

Wait time
10 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown
Dr. Michael Smith MD

Dr. Smith is my hero! He has operated on me three times for the horrible back I possess. I consider him to be very conservative and only operates after every other channel has proven to be of no avail. His bedside manner is excellent and I find him very courteous at all times. I know he has done the very best for me.

Wait time
15 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown
  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • University Of Minnesota Medical School

    Graduated in 1986

  • Akron General Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Michael J Smith accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Health Network Option Open Access
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • Aultcare
    • Aultcare HMO
    • Aultcare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • HealthSpan
    • HealthSpan Access PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
    • MMOH SuperMed POS Select
    • MMOH SuperMed PPO Plus
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • SummaCare
    • SummaCare Select Fully Insured
  • The Health Plan of Upper OH
    • Health Plan of Upper Ohio PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Akron General Orthopedics, 224 W Exchange St Ste 440, Akron, OH

Video

Take a minute to learn about Dr. Michael J Smith in this video.

  • Similiar Doctors

    Dr. Michael J Smith is similar to the following 3 Doctors near Akron, OH.