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Welcome to Dr. Smith's practice website

 

I am happy to announce that I am joining the Rothman Institute, the leader in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in our region.

I will not be able to see patients from Memorial Day until June 18th, 2018. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The last week of May I am cleaning out my old office and helping my wife move her office across the hall. The first 2 weeks of June I will be in orientation and getting everything set up at Rothman for this next stage in my career.

I start seeing patients at Rothman starting Monday, June 18th.

I will be at the Rothman offices in Lankenau, suite 456 (next door to my old office) Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and in Limerick on Tuesdays and Wednesdays .
I will no longer be seeing patients in Chester Springs.

To schedule with me at Rothman call 267-339-3500 or 800-321-9999 for either location.
I will still check my voicemail periodically at 484-928-0007, but it will be intermittent. Please do not leave any urgent messages. I can also be reached via text to 484-928-0007.
For my current patients, I will do my best to try to respond to your questions, but for any appointments or follow up visits, please call the Rothman Institute to schedule to see me there.
Teaming up with Rothman, will help me provide even better care than I can now, as I will be surrounded by a team that includes many of the best orthopedic surgeons in the entire area, as well as other specialists and therapists to be able to provide the most comprehensive care possible for my patients.

Want a peek at my bio at Rothman? 

 

Rothman Phone # 267-339-3500 or 800-321-9999

Voicemail for Dr Smith: 484-928-0007

Primary Address: 100 E. Lancaster Ave, MOB East #456, Wynnewood, PA  19096

 

 

If you are looking to schedule, or you are a new patient, please read the "Patients" section, it helps get things started.

This website is an intro to the practice providing some general information.  Your visit will go more smoothly if you read the Patients section BEFORE your appointment. You can also download forms for New Patients or for patients that have been seen before but now have New Problems.

 

BACKGROUND-   Dr. Smith is a Sports Medicine Specialist.  He is board certified and fellowship trained.  He has been practicing on the Main Line since 2007 and in the Philadelphia area since 1999. In July 2012, he opened his own practice in an office he shared with his wife, an Internist, on the grounds at  Lankenau Hospital.  In June 2018, he joined the Rothman Institute to begin the next stage of his career. Now he is part of a large team that can help him treat patients more comprehensively, including partnering with the best orthopedic surgeons in the greater Philadelphia region.  

 

What does Dr. Smith treat?

the short answer: a lot

Sprains, strains, joint injuries, muscle tears, contusions, overuse injuries, tendonitis, bursitis, stress fractures (and other fractures not requiring surgery), arthritis (osteoarthritis or "wear and tear" arthritis), and Sports Related Concussion.  

He also treats chronic musculoskeletal injuries that are not healing with typical treatments by offering treatment options sometimes overlooked such as prolotherapy or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy.  He also frequently sees patients for second opinions or will take patients referred to him by other providers such as physical therapists, athletic trainers, and chiropractors.  

 

Who does Dr. Smith treat?

Most people:

Young kids with injuries from sports, falls, or growing pains

Athletes of all ages: from grade school to high school, college and beyond.  Also scholarship and pro athletes or "Weekend Warriors" well into adulthood, and people that participate in every type of sport or exercise

Just athletes?  No. Whether you like to run 5-95 miles per week, or you only run when chased, Dr. Smith can help you.  If you can bench press a sofa, or rarely leave your sofa, and you have an injury or something that hurts, chances are Dr. Smith can help.

 

What does Dr. Smith do?

Injections in joints, tendons, bursas or soft tissue

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Ultrasound guided injections

Concussion management including ImPACT Testing (Baseline & Post-Injury)

Viscosupplement injections (Hyaluronic Acid) for knee and other joints (Hip, Shoulder, etc)

Alternative treatments such as Prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections

Casting, bracing, splinting

Sports clearance and pre-participation physicals (pre-season sports for PIAA)

Guidance for returning to sports after injury

 

What doesn't Dr. Smith do?

1. Surgery  

Dr. Smith specializes in Non-operative Sports Medicine.  He will try and treat appropriate conditions without surgery but some injuries either require surgery or may do better with surgery.  He does have relationships with many top orthopedic surgeons in the area so he can help get you to the right doctor if surgery is the best option.  

2. Physical Therapy

Dr. Smith often utilizes physical therapy to help his patients recover, but he does not provide rehab in his office.  He will often demonstrate and instruct in some exercises to help your recovery that you can do on your own.  His experience and familiarity with many of the area's best physical therapists can help guide you to the best possible location for treatment for your specific issue.

3. Complex Rheumatologic conditions

If you have rheumatoid arthritis (not osteoarthritis or "wear and tear" arthritis), Polymyalgia Rheumatica,fibromyalgia, or other such systemic conditions, then you are better off with a Rheumatologist and not Dr. Smith.  He can refer you to other specialists if needed to treat any conditions he does not manage.