Richard S Smith M.D.
Elbow, Hand, Wrist
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Smith.
“I have gone to Dr. Smith several times for various hand problems. He is competent, efficient, and very good at what he does and knows. I appreciate his kindness and ability to treat and do what is necessary to resolve my medical hand issues completely. He is the best "hand, man." Thank you, Dr. Smith.”
– Carolyn C.
“Dr. Richard Smith was highly recommended to me by a top official at UT Hospital, and wow, he was precisely the right choice! He had to do a complicated surgical re-do of a hand surgery /fingers that got botched and made my hand mostly unusable. He fixed it perfectly and it looks good where before it looked deformed! I am thrilled with the results. He is the best Orthopedic Man for hands that I and my family and friends have ever experienced. We recommend him all the time. His staff is excellent—the office staff and especially Dr. Smiths Nurse—Michelle Witherspoon is excellent too. Both Dr. Smith and Michelle are compassionate and caring professionals and have great reports with their patients. Satisfied!”
– Sherry F.
“Dr. Richard Smith is a great surgeon. I would highly recommend him.”
– Robin H.
“Dr. Richard Smith was professional and made me feel comfortable regarding my procedure. The surgery went off as planned with no complications. I definitely would recommend Dr. Richard Smith to anyone with hand difficulties.”
– Sybil G.
“Repeat cortisone injections for arthritic thumbs. Dr. Smith is always very professional and empathetic. He also diagnosed my sore elbow as golfer’s elbow and recommended some stretches that have been very helpful.”
– Marjie O.
“I actually saw Sydney, Dr. Smith's NP. She was excellent.”
– Karen M.
“The staff is friendly, and Dr. Smith is great. Knew what was wrong and how to fix it. He will be performing surgery soon.”
– Teresa G.
“Love him! Very professional to the point. Kind and that is important to me be kind. He never pushed for me to have the surgery for carpal tunnel. He continued to do the injections until I was ready. I appreciated that. The surgery went great. I am so glad I had it done.”
– Robin M.
“Great office and staff.”
– Dwaine P.
“Dr. Smith was great at explaining the surgery and what to expect post surgery. Staff was also excellent.”
– Anne P.
“I tried to stop the blade on my operating table saw with my hand. Bad idea! A surgeon in West Texas attempted to save my fingers. I saw the X-rays of my hand after surgery there. The X-rays indicated my middle finger was repairable. I went into therapy after the hand had time to heal. Before my treatment was complete in Texas, I relocated to East Tennessee for the summer and continued therapy there. After a few therapy sessions, my therapist said the joint just did not feel right & asked me to see an orthopedic surgeon before she continued. I was able to get an appoint with Dr. Richard Smith quickly. It helped that he had performed surgery on my other hand the summer before. Bottom line: the joint was severely damaged that therapy had finished the job the saw started; the joint was now completely gone. I saw the X-ray myself and immediately concurred with Dr. Smith that it needed drastic repair. I wanted to just cut it off at the joint, but Dr, Smith recommended splicing the bone together because I would lose the gripping power with that finger if he removed it. I was in surgery in less than a week. I still have the finger. I highly recommend Dr. Richard Smith for all your hand problems.”
– J M.
“As always it was smooth and straight forward with Dr. Richard Smith. Thanks a lot!”
– Ulrike S.
“My experience was concise, efficient, informative, and effective.”
– Colleen R.
“Dr. Smith gave me an injection in my hand, and it has not hurt since. Would use again.”
– Richard H.
“All my experiences with University Orthopedic Surgeons have been outstanding.”
– Joseph R.
“He explained the procedure before the surgery. He told me that I would have local anesthesia this time, which I was glad to hear. The operation and recovery were excellent. I would recommend the practice. Thank you.”
– Patricia D.
“Dr. Smith and everyone I encountered at this office treated me with the utmost respect and care. The diagnosis and the surgical procedure was explained thoroughly and in terms easy to understand. The office visits were handled in a timely fashion, again treating me with consideration of my time as a valued patient. I felt very comfortable dealing with all of the people I encountered and highly recommend this practice to anyone needing orthopedic services.”
– Delores F.
“Dr. Smith and his staff were terrific with my 11-year-old who broke her wrist and arm in 3 places. Thank you so much!”
– Hope P.
“I liked Dr.Smith. He’s a very lovely and knowledgeable doctor in his field. I highly recommend him. I would send any of my family and friends.”
– Carol W.
“Dr. Smith performed a very tedious surgery to remove Dupuytren's from my hand. The result was exceptional. Can't say how much I appreciate his skill and dedication!”
– Jim S.
“Great doctors and great nurses. I had carpel tunnel surgery done on both hands, and both experiences were exceptional.”
– Jim G.
“I was very pleased with the efficiency of this office and staff. Dr. Smith knew immediately what the problem was and how to fix it. I highly recommend this group of Doctors.”
– Marquita B.