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Dr. Joel Smith, MD

Dr. Joel Smith, MD

Age 58 Orthopedic Surgery M
(18) 18 reviews

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Dr. Joel Smith, MD is a orthopedic surgery specialist in Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Smith completed a residency at University Of Mn Med School. He currently practices at Joel J Smith MD Inc. and is affiliated with Palomar Medical Center Poway. He accepts multiple insurance plans, including Medicare.




  • University Of Mn Med School, Residency Hospital — 1997
  • Research Fellowship Biomechanics Laboratory University Of Minnesota Minneapolis|Sports Medicine Ulleval Hospital Oslo Norway, Fellowship Hospital — 1993
  • UNIV OF MN MED SCH|University of Mn Med Sch, Medical School — 1991

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • National Elevator
  • Self Pay
  • Sharp Health Plan
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Jul 24, 2018
I had some complicated fructures and a lot of recovery time. He and his staff was and is there for me the whole time. Very energetic and kind person. His knoledge and precision is fascinating as He cares for His patients like no other. I’d recommend Him to anyone.
Norbert Namenyi in Escondido, CA — Jul 24, 2018
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Hospital Affiliations

  • Palomar Medical Center Poway
  • Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido
  • Palomar Medical Center Escondido
  • Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital

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Dr. Smith frequently treats the following conditions: Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), Tibia and Fibula Fractures, and Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle). See more on Sharecare.

Dr. Joel Smith, MD is affiliated with Palomar Medical Center Poway and Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido.

Dr. Smith has over 31 years of healthcare experience.

There is a star rating of 3.5/5 for Dr. Joel Smith, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Sharecare.


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  1. Joel J Smith MD Inc.

    1. 1
      South Bay Office
      750 Medical Center Ct Ste 6, Chula Vista, CA 91911 Call
  1. San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopedics Center

    1. 2
      Joel J. Smith M.d. Inc.
      3750 Convoy St Ste 116, San Diego, CA 92111 Call