Matthew J. Smith, MD
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Electrodiagnostic Medicine
- Fellowship Trained in Spine and Sports Medicine
- Integrative Healing
Dr. Smith graduated from Queen's University Medical School in Kingston, Ontario, Canada in 1995. After completing a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM & R ) at Stanford University, Dr. Smith worked for three years in the Occupational Medicine Department at Kaiser Vallejo Medical Center in Vallejo, California. During this time, Dr. Smith became board certified in PM & R and in Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He also pursued continuing medical education courses in Osteopathic Medicine and completed the UCLA Acupuncture for Physicians Course. In July of 2002, Dr. Smith returned to school at the University of Michigan to complete a one-year fellowship in Spine and Sport Medicine. Dr. Smith established his practice in Rhode Island in 2003 and is Chair of East Greenwich Spine & Sport, Inc.
Services Dr. Smith provides include the diagnosis and non-surgical management of acute and chronic neuromusculoskeletal disorders, such as acute and repetitive injuries to the spine and extremities. He performs fluoroscopically guided back and neck injections including various epidural steroid injections, intraarticular joint injections, and medial branch blocks to facet joints. Botox injections are utilized in the management of spasticity and pain. Pressure-controlled, CT discography will be used for the evaluation of discogenic low back pain. Integrative Healing (IH) is a non-covered service that helps many patients. For more information on Dr. Smith's background in IH, see the Integrative Healing brochure. Patients will benefit from Dr. Smith's background in rehabilitation, Osteopathy and electrodiagnostics as they are triaged to therapy, diagnostic/therapeutic injections or surgery.
Dr. Smith is considered a regional expert in medicolegal issues involving disability or impairment of the neurological and orthopedic systems. Independent Medical Evaluations can be arranged through direct contact from legal representatives.