Orthopedics at Faith
Advanced bone health brought to you by Dr. J. Scott Smith, an orthopedic surgeon at Faith Community Health System. A Colorado native, Dr. Smith has an extensive academic background. He graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with a degree in chemical engineering. With a focus on health and medicine, Dr. Smith obtained his medical degree from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical School and completed his residency and fellowship at UCLA in orthopedic surgery.
“For me, it is not just about helping patients find relief,” Dr. Smith says. “Healthcare is about improving the quality of outcomes and ensuring patients have a great experience in the process!”
Orthopedic surgeons specialize in the musculoskeletal system’s care, which includes bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Individuals may want to seek an orthopedic specialist’s care when they begin to experience bone or joint paint. This pain can begin either naturally or through an injury. Other signals that you may need to see an orthopedic specialist include hip or knee pain, pain from joins resulting from arthritis, or ongoing neck or back pain. Injuries, such as bone breaks or fractures, also often require specialized care.
“There is always hope with proper medical care,” Dr. Smith stated. “I have found that when you take the time to completely understand a patient’s ailments and any past medical care, there are often new techniques and approaches that can be taken to achieve new outcomes.”
For more information about the orthopedic care at FCHS, please contact the office of Dr. Smith by calling 940-567-5528.