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About Dr. Richard S Smith

Dr. Richard S Smith, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Knoxville, TN. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand, Surgery of the Hand and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Smith is affiliated with University Of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. Smith has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

15 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard S Smith is Good. Dr. Richard S Smith has been rated by 15 patients. From those 15 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard S Smith is 3.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

University Orthopaedic Surgeons

1926 Alcoa Hwy Ste 210
Knoxville, TN 37920
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Specialties

Dr. Richard S Smith has the following 3 specialties

  • Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand
  • Surgery of the Hand

    Hand surgeons are certified surgeons who are also experts in the function and structure of your wrists, hands and forearms. This allows them to treat arthritis, carpal tunnel, trigger finger and tennis elbow, most of which tend to result from repetitive and excessive use of the corresponding joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
    Hand surgeons also commonly work with patients who have fractures or broken bones from any kind of accident. If you're experiencing any kind of general pain in your hand, wrist or forearm that isn’t going away, a hand surgeon is probably your best resource.

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Richard S Smith has the following 17 expertise

  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Elbow Fracture (Ulna Fractures)
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Trigger Finger Disorder
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Wrist Injury
  • Hand Injuries
  • Tendon Injuries (Tendiopathy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Wrist Fracture (Radius Fractures)
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Hand Deformities
  • Dislocations
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. Richard S Smith has 2 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. Richard S Smith is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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excellent experience. efficient, informative, friendly

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Dr. Richard Smith is an excellent orthopedics hand surgeon. He has performed multiple surgeries on me. Recently he reattached my deltoid muscle to my bone after a car wreck. Has always explained the sugary to my wife and I . Has and is caring. Adresses all my needs including pain, rehab and recovery time. I have recommended him to friends and family. Can't imagine going to any other physician for my arm and hand needs. Excellent all around care.

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Think Twice.

Removed a bone cyst in the Hospital. Took stitches out in one week. Ten days later, I was in the emergency room, at night, with yellow junk oozing from wound. The Drs. all refused to see me. Told me to go back to the Dr. that operated on me. I did with no luck. 6 Wks. later, I have a hole in my arm that constantly oozes yellow liquid with severe pain. BEWARE

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One Star

Worst orthopedic doctor in the state of Tennessee. I would not recommend this doctor at all. His staff does not return calls, this doctor did not spend time with me or diagnosis my injuries properly.

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Five Stars
  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    34 Years Experience

  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Jacksonville Health Ed Prog

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard S Smith accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Tennessee
    • BCBS TN Blue Network E
    • BCBS TN Blue Network S
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana Knoxville PPOx
    • Humana National POS

Locations & Directions

University Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1926 Alcoa Hwy Ste 210, Knoxville, TN
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