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Dr. Joel Smith, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
3.5 (18)
Accepting new patients
32 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Joel Smith, MD

Dr. Joel Smith, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Chula Vista, CA. They specialize in Orthopedic Surgery, has 32 years of experience. They graduated from UNIV OF MN MED SCH|University of Mn Med Sch and is affiliated with Palomar Medical Center Poway, Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido, Palomar Medical Center Escondido, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center and Sharp Grossmont Hospital.

Dr. Smith works at Joel J Smith MD Inc. in Chula Vista, CA with other offices in San Diego, CA. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Smith's Office Locations

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

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • 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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    3.5
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    Based on 18 ratings
    Patient Ratings (18)
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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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    About Dr. Joel Smith, MD

    Specialties
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    Specialties
    Years of Experience
    • 32 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Spanish
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    NPI Number
    • 1760411193
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    Education & Certifications

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

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    Dr. Joel Smith, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Smith is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Smith has an average wait time of 16 – 30 minutes at their office(s).

    Dr. Smith has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    18 patients have reviewed Dr. Smith. The overall rating for this provider is 3.5. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Smith.

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