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Tony Smitherman, MD

Dr. Smitherman is an orthopedic surgeon in the Lubbock area. He is affiliated with Covenant Medical Center and 5 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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Dr. Smitherman saw more arthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Lubbock area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Smitherman saw more osteoarthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Lubbock area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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48 doctors
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Dr. Smitherman saw more pain patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Lubbock area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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6 doctors
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6 doctors
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Dr. Smitherman saw more rotator cuff syndrome patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Lubbock area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Smitherman saw more rotator cuff tear patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Lubbock area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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24 doctors
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24 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Smitherman saw more hemorrhage patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Lubbock area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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30 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Smitherman saw more obesity patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Lubbock area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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45 doctors
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46 doctors
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22 doctors
Dr. Smitherman saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lubbock area. Learn more.

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43 doctors
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42 doctors
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21 doctors
Dr. Smitherman saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lubbock area. Learn more.

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13 doctors
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14 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Smitherman saw more rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Lubbock area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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3 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Smitherman saw more torn meniscus patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Lubbock area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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9 doctors
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9 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Smitherman saw more abnormal gait patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Lubbock area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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8 doctors
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8 doctors
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Dr. Smitherman saw more tendonitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Lubbock area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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12 doctors
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12 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Smitherman saw osteoporosis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lubbock area. Learn more.
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37 doctors
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37 doctors
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18 doctors
Dr. Smitherman saw type 2 diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lubbock area. Learn more.

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16 doctors
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16 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Smitherman saw drug allergies patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lubbock area. Learn more.
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42 doctors
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42 doctors
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20 doctors
Dr. Smitherman saw diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lubbock area. Learn more.

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1 doctor
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2 doctors
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Dr. Smitherman saw chondromalacia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lubbock area. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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Dr. Smitherman saw rotator cuff sprain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lubbock area. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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10 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Smitherman saw gout patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lubbock area. Learn more.
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3 doctors
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4 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Smitherman saw sprained shoulder patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lubbock area. Learn more.

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14 doctors
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14 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Smitherman saw more weakness patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Lubbock area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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16 doctors
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8 doctors
Dr. Smitherman saw more sprained joint patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Lubbock area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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Dr. Smitherman saw sprained knee patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lubbock area. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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1 doctor
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Dr. Smitherman saw broken knee cap patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lubbock area. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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2 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Smitherman saw tennis elbow patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lubbock area. Learn more.

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27 doctors
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26 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Smitherman saw back problems patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lubbock area. Learn more.

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23 doctors
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22 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Smitherman saw peripheral neuropathy patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lubbock area. Learn more.

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22 doctors
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23 doctors
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Dr. Smitherman saw neuropathy patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lubbock area. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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Dr. Smitherman saw trigger finger patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Lubbock area. Learn more.

Cost estimates

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

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

ACL surgery $2,080 – 25.5k
Broken femur repair (non-surgical) $1,729 – 3,776
Broken femur repair (surgical) $7,190 – 16.5k
Broken finger bone repair (non-surgical) $332 – 1,100
Broken foot bone repair (non-surgical) $369 – 1,497
Broken forearm repair (surgical) $7,193 – 15.8k
Broken hand bone repair (surgical) $3,466 – 13.8k
Broken hip repair (non-surgical) $1,389 – 4,328
Broken hip repair (surgical) $5,779 – 19.1k
Broken humerus repair (non-surgical) $949 – 2,541
Broken humerus repair (surgical) $10.3k – 27.9k
Broken lower leg repair (non-surgical) $713 – 2,534
Broken patella repair (non-surgical) $726 – 1,676
Broken patella repair (surgical) $7,936 – 18.8k
Knee arthroscopy $3,662 – 10.0k
Shoulder arthroscopy $4,996 – 12.8k

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.

Repeat knee replacement rate

Dr. Smitherman’s repeat knee replacement rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Smitherman 3%
Predicted for his patients 2%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat knee replacement 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

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Smitherman’s rate of repeat knee replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Smitherman’s primary knee replacements resulted in a second knee replacement within 90 days of the first one— we call this their repeat knee replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary knee replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat knee replacement rate for patients like Dr. Smitherman’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Smitherman’s rate of repeat knee replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Smitherman sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Office
4642 N Loop 289
Lubbock, TX 79416
1,402 miles away
  • Spanish

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Credentials
  • University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1992
  • Texas Tech University (Amarillo) Health Sciences Center Program
    RESIDENCY

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Covenant Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
  • Covenant Women's and Chldrn's Hsp
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • Lubbock Heart Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available
  • Nor-Lea Hospital District
    Hospital safety grade not available
  • Parmer Medical Center
    Hospital safety grade not available
  • Yoakum County Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Avera
  • 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
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield