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 http://www.prima-care.com/physicians/details/richard_smith.
Richard W. Smith, MD, FAAOS, attended Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and was awarded his medical degree in 1984. His surgical internship and orthopedic surgery residency followed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worchester, Massachusetts (1984-1989). Dr. Smith received board certification in orthopedic surgery from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and remains at the forefront of his challenging specialty via memberships and affiliations with prestigious professional societies and associations, such as the New England Orthopedic Society, the Massachusetts Orthopaedic Association, Massachusetts Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, the New England Orthopaedic Association, the National Medical Association, and the Eastern Orthopaedic Medical Association. Moreover, Dr. Smith attained fellowship of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery having met the standards and guidelines required of the nation’s leading orthopedic surgeons. In addition to his medical degree, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree acquired at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. As a result of his outstanding performance in the field of orthopedic surgery, The International Association of HealthCare Professionals (IAHCP) has selected Richard W. Smith, MD, FAAOS, to be featured in the premier publication of The Leading Physicians of the World. He feels that his success is attributable primarily to his consistency in patient care, education, research, technology, and making a difference in the field. He dedicates his spare time to being with his family and friends, playing golf and soccer, and traveling. For more information about Richard W. Smith, MD, FAAOS, please visit https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/8130854-Richard-Smith-Orthopedist-Falls-River-MA-02720.