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Dr. Joel Smith, MD

Orthopedic Surgery* Age 59
Dr. Joel Smith, MD
3.5 (18 Ratings)

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Dr. Joel Smith, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Chula Vista, CA.
Dr. Joel Smith, MD
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Dr. Joel Smith, MD

Orthopedic Surgery* Age 59
Chula Vista, CA
Accepting new patients
33 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Dr. Joel Smith, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Chula Vista, CA.
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Dr. Joel Smith, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Chula Vista, CA and has 33 years experience. They graduated from University of Minnesota Medical School in 1991 and completed a residency at University Of Mn Med School.They currently practice at Joel J Smith MD Inc. and are affiliated with Palomar Medical Center Escondido, Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Palomar Medical Center Poway and Sharp Grossmont Hospital. Dr. Smith has experience treating conditions like Shoulder Dislocation among other conditions at varying frequencies. At present, Dr. Smith received an average rating of 3.5/5 from patients and has been reviewed 18 times. Their office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments. Dr. Smith also speaks Spanish. Dr. Smith is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and accepts multiple insurance plans.

Offers Telehealth

This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule.

Locations

  1. 1 South Bay Office
    750 Medical Center Ct Ste 6, Chula Vista, CA 91911
  2. 2 Joel J. Smith M.d. Inc.
    3750 Convoy St Ste 116, San Diego, CA 92111

Experience and Background Check

Shoulder Dislocation
Hip Fracture
Femur Fracture
Shoulder Dislocation
Hip Fracture
Femur Fracture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Back Pain
Broken Arm
Femoral Neck Fracture
Hip Tendinitis
Joint Pain
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Miner's Knee
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Rotator Cuff Tear
Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
Scapular Fracture
Tibial Fracture
Arthrocentesis
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Peripheral Nerve Block
Somatic Nerve Block
Steroid Injection
Adhesive Capsulitis Shoulder
Ankle Fracture
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Arthritis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Ataxia
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Avascular Necrosis
Broken Neck
Bursitis
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Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chronic Neck Pain
Clavicle Fracture
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Difficulty With Walking
Elbow Bursitis
Elbow Sprain
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Fibular Fracture
Foot Fracture
Fracture of Hand and Fingers
Gait Abnormality
Ganglion Cyst
Genu Varum
Gout
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Hammer Toe
Hand Fracture
Hip Sprain
Humerus Fracture
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Knee Dislocation
Knee Fracture
Knee Pain
Knee Sprain
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Ligament Disorders
Limb Pain
Low Back Pain
Lupus
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Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Muscle Cramping
Neck Muscle Strain
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Ankle
Osteoarthritis of Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Osteomyelitis
Osteopenia
Osteosarcoma
Patellar Fracture
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
Pelvic Fracture
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Pseudoarthrosis
Pyogenic Arthritis
Radiculopathy
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rib Fracture
Sacral Fracture
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica
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Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Shoulder Fracture
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Sjögren's Syndrome
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Sprain
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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Sternum Fracture
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Trigger Finger
Wrist Fracture
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Facet Blocks
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
Foot Fracture Treatment Closed
Foot Fracture Treatment Open
Fracture Care
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Hip Replacement
Hip Replacement with Robotic Assist
Hip Resurfacing
Joint Drainage
Knee Replacement
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
Shoulder Arthroscopy
Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Spinal Nerve Block
Spine Fracture Treatment
Total Knee Arthroplasty with Robotic Assist
Wound Repair

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3.5
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Patient Reviews
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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About Me

Care Philosophy
  • I work to provide centered care, focused on the functional recovery of each patient.

Care Philosophy
Biography
  • Dr. Joel Smith, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Chula Vista, CA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Minnesota Medical School in 1991. He specializes in Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, and more.
Biography
Languages Spoken
Spanish
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Specialties*
Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Medicine
Hip & Knee Orthopedics
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Education

Medical Education

Medical Education
  • University of Minnesota Medical School
    1991
Medical Education

Board Certifications

Board Certifications
  • Orthopedic Surgery
Board Certifications
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Residency

Residency Hospital
  • University Of Mn Med School
    1997
Residency Hospital

Fellowship

Fellowship Hospital
  • Research Fellowship Biomechanics Laboratory University Of Minnesota Minneapolis|Sports Medicine Ulleval Hospital Oslo Norway
    1993
Fellowship Hospital
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New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Joel Smith, MD. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Smith's profile.

Dr. Joel Smith, MD is affiliated with Palomar Medical Center Escondido, Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Palomar Medical Center Poway and Sharp Grossmont Hospital.

Yes, Dr. Joel Smith, MD holds board certification in Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Smith has over 33 years of healthcare experience.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Palomar Medical Center Escondido

    2185 Citracado Pkwy, Escondido, CA

  • Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido

    555 E Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA

  • Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

    751 Medical Center Ct, Chula Vista, CA

  • Palomar Medical Center Poway

    15615 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA

  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital

    5555 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA

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