Dr. Richard C. Smith M.D. FACS

Richard C. Smith, MD, FACS, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in spine care and minimally invasive spine and joint surgery.

Dr. Smith graduated from Hahnemann University Medical School, and completed his orthopedic surgery training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Smith is a member of the North American Spine Society, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American College of Surgeons.

Education & Training

  • Doctor of Medicine

    Medical School – Drexel University

  • Residency

    Drexel University, Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • North American Spine Society
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Florida Orthopaedic Society
  • Florida Medical Association

In Network Insurances

  • AARP
    • AARP Medicare Advantage HMO
    • AARP Medicare Advantage POS
    • AARP Medicare Advantage PPO
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO)
    • AARP Medicare Supplement
    • AARP MedicareComplete Choice (PPO)
    • AARP MedicareComplete Plus (HMO-POS)
    • AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons
    • AARP Personal Health Insurance Plan
  • Aetna
    • Aetna Affordable Health Choices limited benefits insurance plan (SRC only)
    • Aetna Basic HMO (available in CA only)
    • Aetna Choice POS (Aetna HealthFund)
    • Aetna Choice POS II (Aetna HealthFund)
    • Aetna Choice® POS (Open Access)
    • Aetna Choice® POS II (Open Access)
    • Aetna Health Network Only (Open Access)
    • Aetna Health Network Only (Open Access) on the Altius Network
    • Aetna Health Network Option (Open Access)
    • Aetna Health Network Option (Open Access) on the Altius Network
    • Aetna HealthFund HMO (available in CA only)
    • Aetna HealthFund® Aetna Health Network Only (Open Access)
    • Aetna HealthFund® Aetna Health Network Option (Open Access)
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators (PPO)
    • Aetna Value Network HMO (available in CA and NV only)
    • Aexcel Aetna Select
    • Aexcel Aetna Select (Open Access)
    • Aexcel Choice POS II
    • Aexcel Choice POS II (Aetna HealthFund)
    • Aexcel Elect Choice EPO
    • Aexcel Elect Choice EPO (Open Access)
    • Aexcel Managed Choice POS
    • Aexcel Managed Choice POS (Open Access)
    • Aexcel Open Access Aetna Select (Aetna HealthFund)
    • Aexcel Open Access Elect Choice (Aetna HealthFund)
    • Aexcel Open Access Managed Choice POS (HealthFund)
    • Aexcel Plus Aetna Select
    • Aexcel Plus Aetna Select (Open Access)
    • Aexcel Plus Choice POS II
    • Aexcel Plus Choice POS II (Aetna HealthFund)
    • Aexcel Plus Elect Choice EPO
    • Aexcel Plus Elect Choice EPO (Open Access)
    • Aexcel Plus Managed Choice POS
    • Aexcel Plus Managed Choice POS (Open Access)
    • Aexcel Plus Open Access Aetna Select (Aetna HealthFund)
    • Aexcel Plus Open Access Elect Choice (Aetna HealthFund)
    • Aexcel Plus Open Access Managed Choice POS (HealthFund)
    • Aexcel Plus PPO
    • Aexcel Plus PPO (Aetna HealthFund)
    • Aexcel PPO
    • Aexcel PPO (Aetna HealthFund)
    • AZ Aetna Whole Health – Banner Health Network
    • AZ Medicare Individual Arizona Value HMO Plan
    • Behavioral Health Program
    • CA Medicare HMO Orange/San Bernadino/Losa Angeled CA Prime Plan
    • Elect Choice EPO
    • Elect Choice EPO (Open Access)
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Golden Medicare Plan (HMO)
    • HCA Well Care (Levels 1, 2 & 3)
    • HMO
    • HMO Deductible Plan (CA members only)
    • LM HealthWorks Plan
    • Managed Choice (Open Access)
    • Managed Choice (Open Access) on the Altius Network
    • Managed Choice POS
    • Medicare Open (Private Fee-for-Service)
    • Medicare Plan (HMO)
    • Medicare Plan (Open Access HMO)
    • Medicare Plan (PPO)
    • MO & KS Aetna Whole Health – MW Comm. Health Solutions
    • National Advantage Program
    • New York Certified PPO (Workers’ Comp)
    • New York Recommendation of Care PPO (Workers’ Comp)
    • NYC Community Plan
    • Open Access (HMO)
    • Open Access Aetna Select (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Open Access Elect Choice EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Open Access Managed Choice POS (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Open Choice PPO
    • Open Choice® PPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • PA Aetna Whole Health – Valley Preferred
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    • Peak Preference HNOnly (Open Access) on the Altius Network
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    • QPOS
    • Savings Plus of Arizona
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    • Savings Plus of Florida (Brevard and Tampa)
    • Savings Plus of Lake County, OH
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    • Select (Open Access)
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    • Vision
    • Vitalidad Mexico con Aetna
    • Vitalidad Plus California con Aetna
    • Voluntary Plans
    • WA Aetna Whole Health – Providence-Swedish Health Alliance
    • WA Aetna Whole Health – The Polyclinic
    • WI Aetna Whole Health – The Aurora Network
    • Workers’ Comp Access
  • American Republic Insurance Company
    • PHCS PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    • Anthem Medicare Preferred Standard (PPO)
    • Blue Cross PPO (Prudent Buyer)
    • Lumenos Plans (PPO)
    • PPO Share
    • Premier Plus PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Anthem MediBlue Preferred (PPO) (Connecticut)
    • Anthem Medicare Preferred
    • Anthem Medicare Preferred (New Hampshire)
    • Anthem Medicare Preferred (PPO) (California)
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    • Anthem Medicare Preferred (PPO) (Indiana)
    • Anthem Medicare Preferred (PPO) (Kentucky)
    • Anthem Medicare Preferred (PPO) (Maine)
    • Anthem Medicare Preferred (PPO) (Missouri)
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    • Anthem Medicare Preferred (PPO) (Ohio)
    • Anthem Medicare Preferred (PPO) (Wisconsin)
    • Anthem Medicare Preferred Standard (PPO) (Connecticut)
    • Blue Access Choice (PPO) (Missouri)
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    • Blue Access PPO
    • Blue Cross PPO (Prudent Buyer)
    • Blue Medicare Access Value (RPPO)
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    • Federal Employee Program
    • Health Choice (Health Choice PPO)
    • National PPO (BlueCard PPO)
    • PPO (Colorado)
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    • PPO/EPO
    • Preferred Blue
    • Preferred Blue for PPO (New Hampshire)
    • Premier (Connecticut)
  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Arkansas FirstSource PPO
    • Blue Select (PPP)
    • Blue Solution PPO
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    • Comprehensive Blue PPO
    • HSA Blue PPO
    • Medi-Pak Advantage (PPO)
    • True Blue PPO
  • AvMed
    • AvMed-Choice
    • AvMed-Individual
    • AvMed-Medicare
    • AvMed-Other Employer Groups or Guests
    • Classic
    • Classic POS
    • Miami-Dade County & Jackson Health System – ELITE
  • Beech Street
    • Complementary
    • Consumer Card
    • Limited Benefit Plan
    • Primary
    • Supplemental
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BlueCard PPO
    • BlueCard PPO Basic
    • BlueCard Traditional (Indemnity)
    • Federal Employee Program – Basic Option
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    • Basic
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    • Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
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    • Acclaim PPO/EPO
    • Indemnity
    • PPO/EPO Statewide
    • Secure HMO Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue)
    • Advantage65 – Premier Select B & D (Medicare Supplement)
    • Advantage65 – Select B & D (Medicare Supplement)
    • Advantage65 – Select E (Medicare Supplement)
    • BlueCare (HMO)
    • BlueChoice
    • BlueMedicare HMO
    • BlueMedicare PPO / BlueMedicare Group PPO
    • BlueMedicare Regional PPO
    • BlueMedicare Supplement Select
    • BlueOption Hospital Surgical Plus
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    • BlueSelect
    • Conversion Opt A, B, & C
    • Conversion Opt I, II, III, IV, V
    • Cover Florida
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    • Traditional
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    • Blue Choice PPO
    • BlueChoice Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
    • Medicare Preferred (PPO)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    • BasicBlue PPO
    • Participating Provider Organization [PPO]
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
    • AffordaBlue
    • Blue & U Classic (Copay)
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    • Traditional
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
    • BlueAccess
    • BlueCard Traditional
    • Preferred-Care Blue
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    • BlueMAX
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    • Blue Precision/PPO Blue Options v.4
    • Preferred Blue PPO
    • Preferred Blue PPO Options v.4
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
    • Community Blue/Blue Preferred Plus PPO
    • Medicare Plus Blue (PPO)
    • Michigan Conference of Teamsters Welfare Fund (MCTWF) PPO
    • MIChild
    • MPSERS
    • PPO Plans – Group Enrollees
    • Traditional – Group Enrollees
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
    • Allina Health Network (Blue Plus)
    • Blue Access Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska
    • Beatrice BlueChoice
    • Boone County BlueChoice
    • Methodist BlueChoice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
    • Blue Transitions (EPO)
    • BlueDirect (PPO)
    • BlueNet EPO
    • Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
    • Blue Options
    • Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island
    • BlueSolutions
    • Bryant University Healthplan
    • HealthMate Coast-to-Coast
    • VantageBlue
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
    • Medicare Advantage
    • National Medicare Advantage PPO
    • Preferred Blue – PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
    • Blue Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    • BlueChoice PPO Plan
    • EPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont
    • BCBSVT Network Providers
    • New England Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York
    • Forever Blue Medicare PPO (All Plans)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming
    • Participating Provider (PPO)
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
    • Connected Care (East)
    • Medicare Advantage – Secure Blue PPO
    • PPO
  • Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania
    • AffordaBlue
    • BlueCare EPO
    • BlueCare PPO
    • BlueCare QHD EPO
    • BlueCare QHD PPO
    • Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    • Active Choice Plans
    • Base PPO 30
    • Blue Shield of California PPO Network
    • Point of Service (POS)
    • Premier PPO 15
    • Shield Spectrum PPO 750 – 80/60
    • Trio ACO HMO
  • Blue Shield of Northeastern New York
    • EPO
    • Forever Blue Medicare PPO (All Plans)
    • PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
    • PPO
    • PPO Choice 1
    • PPO Choice 2
    • SeniorBlue PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BlueChoice Advantage
    • BluePreferred
    • HealthyBlue Advantage
    • Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • Caterpillar
    • UHC Choice Plan
    • UHC PPO Network Plan
  • CBA Blue
    • BlueCard PPO
  • CHAMPVA
    • CHAMPVA
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Empire EPO Essential
    • Empire MediBlue(SM) Freedom I (PPO)
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO
    • Empire Prism PPO
    • PPO
    • Value EPO
  • Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Medicare PPO
  • Florida Blue: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    • Advantage65 – Premier Select B & D (Medicare Supplement)
    • Advantage65 – Select B & D (Medicare Supplement)
    • Advantage65 – Select E (Medicare Supplement)
    • Advantage65 (Medicare Supplement)
    • BlueCare (HMO)
    • BlueChoice
    • BlueMedicare HMO
    • BlueMedicare PPO / BlueMedicare Group PPO
    • BlueMedicare Regional PPO
    • BlueMedicare Supplement Select
    • BlueOptions
    • BlueOptions Health & Dental – Health
    • BlueOptions Hospital Surgical Plus
    • BlueSelect
    • BlueSelect Hospital Surgical Plus
    • Conversion Opt A, B, & C
    • Conversion Opt I, II, III, IV, V
    • Cover Florida
    • Dimension III & IV
    • Direct PPC
    • Essential
    • GoBlue
    • MyBasic BlueSelect Network
    • MyBasic NetworkBlue
    • Traditional
  • GEHA
    • PPO
  • GeoBlue
    • GeoBlue Expat
    • GeoBlue Traveler
  • HighMark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS PPO
    • FreedomBlue PPO
    • PPOBlue
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS PPO
    • PPO
    • PPO Blue Total Health
  • HighMark Blue Shield
    • FreedomBlue PPO
    • PPOBlue
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    • Federal Employee Plan – Basic Option
    • Federal Employee Plan – Standard Option
    • Horizon Advantage EPO (with BlueCard PPO)
    • Horizon PPO
  • Humana
    • Choice POS
    • Corpus Christi HMOx
    • COT National POS – Open Access
    • Covenant Affiliates
    • EPO PPO Open Access
    • GE Health Care Preferred
    • Grand Rapids HMOx
    • Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)
    • HMO Premier
    • HMO Select
    • Hospira Premier HMO Illinois
    • Humana Classic
    • Humana Gold Plus HMO (Medicare)
    • Humana Preferred Kroger Lou
    • Humana Preferred PPO
    • Humana/ChoiceCare Network PFFS
    • Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
    • HumanaAccess℠
    • HumanaChoice (PPO)
    • HumanaChoicePPO (Medicare PPO)
    • HumanaOne®
    • HumanaPPO
    • HumanaPreferred POS-OpenAccess
    • IPA
    • Medicare PPO/Employer PPO Plus
    • National EPO
    • National HMO
    • National POS – Open Access
    • National POS – Open Access Plus
    • P&G National POS
    • Point of Service
    • PPO
    • Progressive Acute Care
    • US Bank
  • Independence Blue Cross
    • National BlueCard PPO
    • Personal Choice 65 PPO
    • Personal Choice PPO
  • Medicare
    • Medicare
  • Memorial Hermann
    • MultiPlan
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  • Moda Health
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  • Multiplan PHCS
    • Arizona Medical Network (Arizona & Hawaii)
    • HealthEOS Plus+
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    • Multiplan
    • PHCS
    • PHCS Healthy Directions or Extended PPO
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    • ValuePoint by MultiPlan
  • Palmetto GBA
    • Railroad Medicare
  • POMCO
    • POMCO-PHCS/Multiplan
  • Premera Blue Cross
    • AK Global with BlueCard PPO/Traditional
    • AK HeritagePlus with BlueCard PPO/Traditional
    • AK HeritageSelect with BlueCard PPO/Traditional
    • Foundation & Foundation Plus 1 with BlueCard PPO/Traditional
    • Global with BlueCard PPO/Traditional
    • Heritage & Heritage Plus 1 with BlueCard PPO/Traditional
    • Heritage Prime with BlueCard PPO/Traditional
    • Heritage Signature with BlueCard PPO/Traditional
    • Premera BlueCard PPO/Traditional Network
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Oregon Select OHSU
    • Preferred (PPO)
    • RealValue
    • Regence MedAdvantage (PPO)
  • Tricare
    • Prime
    • TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS)
  • Triple-S Salud: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Puerto Rico
    • Commercial (PPO)
    • Federal
    • Federal BCBS
    • Medicare Advantage (PPO)
  • UnitedHealthcare
    • AARP Medicare Advantage HMO
    • AARP Medicare Advantage POS
    • AARP Medicare Advantage PPO
    • AARP Medicare Complete Choice (PPO)
    • AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 (HMO)
    • AARP MedicareComplete Essential (HMO)
    • AARP MedicareComplete Mosaic (HMO)
    • AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Essential (HMO)
    • AARP Personal Health Insurance Plan
    • Additional Network Benefit Plan/W500 Directory
    • Compass Rose Health Plan FEHP FFS (PPO)
    • Heritage Choice
    • Heritage Choice Standard
    • Heritage Plus/Heritage EPO- Iowa, Illinois and Tennessee
    • Heritage Premier
    • Heritage Select
    • M.D. IPA
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    • Medica Choice with UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
    • Neighborhood Health Partnership (NHP) – Commercial
    • Neighborhood Health Partnership (NHP) – Mercy Select
    • Northwell Health Employee Plan
    • Optimum Choice HMO
    • Optimum Choice Preferred POS
    • Oxford Medicare Network
    • Pacificare SignatureElite Plus (TX/OK Employers Only)
    • River Valley Choice Plus
    • United Behavioral Health
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice HMO/Choice Plus HMO
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    • UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus with Harvard Pilgrim
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    • UnitedHealthcare Core
    • UnitedHealthcare Dual Advantage
    • UnitedHealthcare Dual Complete (HMO SNP)
    • UnitedHealthcare MedicareComplete Choice
    • UnitedHealthcare MedicareComplete Choice Essential (regional PPO)
    • UnitedHealthcare MedicareComplete Focus (HMO)
    • UnitedHealthcare MedicareDirect Essential (PFFS)
    • UnitedHealthcare Navigate
    • UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
    • UnitedHealthcare Navigate/Navigate Balanced
    • UnitedHealthcare Options Non-Differential PPO
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