Richard W. Smith, MD, FAAOS

Richard W. Smith, MD, FAAOS, is a well-versed orthopedic surgeon who diagnoses and treats patients at Prima CARE Orthopaedics in Fall River, Massachusetts, and also at Coastal Orthopaedics across Massachusetts and Rhode Island. As an orthopedic surgeon, he has dedicated training and unique experience in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation of injuries, disorders, and diseases of the body’s musculoskeletal system. This system includes bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and tendons. Dr. Smith has an impressive professional journey that spans more than twenty-eight years and his areas of expertise cover knee replacements and shoulder surgery, with an interest in athletics and sport-related injuries. Furthermore, Dr. Richard W. Smith has staff memberships at several local hospitals, including Charlton Memorial Hospital, Saint Anne’s Hospital, a Steward Family Hospital, and the Same Day Surgiclinic in Fall River, Massachusetts. “Dr. Smith provides sports medicine coverage to area high schools in addition to coaching youth sports including soccer, basketball and baseball. He has a special interest in athletes whose sport requires throwing”, states the official website of Prima CARE. Throughout his many years of experience, Dr. Smith has upheld a steadfast commitment to the ethical and professional standards of his practice, as evidenced by his sterling record, and ensures an impeccable degree of patient satisfaction in all facets of his work. Prior to his current endeavors, he has served as an orthopedic surgeon in the U.S. Navy 6th Fleet during Operation Desert Storm at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Naples, Italy. He was also Team Physician for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in Groton, Connecticut. For more information about Richard W. Smith, MD, FAAOS, please visit


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