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Lovell Smith Jr, MD

Dr. Smith is a surgeon in the Memphis area. He is affiliated with Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis.
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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
149 doctors
Top 15%
148 doctors
Top 5%
74 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Memphis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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43 doctors
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43 doctors
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21 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more biliary tract disease patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Memphis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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51 doctors
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51 doctors
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25 doctors
Dr. Smith saw dehydration patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Memphis area. Learn more.
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25 doctors
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25 doctors
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12 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more gallstones patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Memphis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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29 doctors
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30 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more bowel obstruction patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Memphis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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9 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more appendicitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Memphis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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25 doctors
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25 doctors
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12 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more diverticulitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Memphis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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49 doctors
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49 doctors
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24 doctors
Dr. Smith saw sepsis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Memphis area. Learn more.
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167 doctors
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167 doctors
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83 doctors
Dr. Smith saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Memphis area. Learn more.

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27 doctors
Top 15%
28 doctors
Top 5%
13 doctors
Dr. Smith saw pancreatitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Memphis area. Learn more.
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55 doctors
Top 15%
55 doctors
Top 5%
27 doctors
Dr. Smith saw inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Memphis area. Learn more.
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47 doctors
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46 doctors
Top 5%
23 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Memphis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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59 doctors
Top 15%
58 doctors
Top 5%
29 doctors
Dr. Smith saw gastroenteritis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Memphis area. Learn more.
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23 doctors
Top 15%
24 doctors
Top 5%
11 doctors
Dr. Smith saw ulcerative colitis (UC) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Memphis area. Learn more.
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63 doctors
Top 15%
62 doctors
Top 5%
31 doctors
Dr. Smith saw kidney failure patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Memphis area. Learn more.
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56 doctors
Top 15%
56 doctors
Top 5%
28 doctors
Dr. Smith saw acute renal failure patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Memphis area. Learn more.
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76 doctors
Top 15%
76 doctors
Top 5%
37 doctors
Dr. Smith saw cellulitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Memphis area. Learn more.
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11 doctors
Top 15%
11 doctors
Top 5%
5 doctors
Dr. Smith saw cholecystitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Memphis area. Learn more.
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51 doctors
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51 doctors
Top 5%
25 doctors
Dr. Smith saw abscess patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Memphis area. Learn more.
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70 doctors
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70 doctors
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34 doctors
Dr. Smith saw hemorrhage patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Memphis area. Learn more.
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22 doctors
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22 doctors
Top 5%
10 doctors
Dr. Smith saw colon cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Memphis area. Learn more.

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158 doctors
Top 15%
158 doctors
Top 5%
78 doctors
Dr. Smith saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Memphis area. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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10 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Smith saw ventral hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Memphis area. Learn more.

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149 doctors
Top 15%
148 doctors
Top 5%
74 doctors
Dr. Smith saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Memphis area. Learn more.

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19 doctors
Top 15%
19 doctors
Top 5%
9 doctors
Dr. Smith saw diverticulosis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Memphis area. Learn more.
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82 doctors
Top 15%
82 doctors
Top 5%
40 doctors
Dr. Smith saw peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Memphis area. Learn more.
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14 doctors
Top 15%
15 doctors
Top 5%
7 doctors
Dr. Smith saw inguinal hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Memphis area. Learn more.
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119 doctors
Top 15%
118 doctors
Top 5%
59 doctors
Dr. Smith saw type 2 diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Memphis area. Learn more.
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136 doctors
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136 doctors
Top 5%
67 doctors
Dr. Smith saw diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Memphis area. Learn more.
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123 doctors
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123 doctors
Top 5%
61 doctors
Dr. Smith saw lung condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Memphis area. Learn more.

Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Smith accepts.

Note: These are just estimates. We advise verifying the exact costs with your provider.

Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $5,056 – 12.0k
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $4,364 – 11.1k

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Smith’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Smith 3%
Predicted for his patients 19%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Smith’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Smith’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Smith’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Smith’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Smith’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Smith 47%
Predicted for his patients 67%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Smith’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Smith’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Smith’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Smith’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Smith’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Smith 55%
Predicted for his patients 79%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Smith’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Smith’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Smith’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Smith’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Smith sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis Outpatient Radiology
6027 Walnut Grove Rd
Memphis, TN 38120
730 miles away
Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis
6019 Walnut Grove Rd
Memphis, TN 38120
731 miles away

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Credentials
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1998

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Smith is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield