Dr. Joseph D Smucker MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
19 Years Experience

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4.4
8 patient ratings,
2 comments

Patient Reviews

  • Highly Satisfied
    75%
  • Satisfied
    13%
  • Neutral
    0%
  • Dissatisfied
    0%
  • Highly Dissatisfied
    13%
  • Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
  • Wait Time 17.5 minutes
  • Promptness
  • Friendly Staff
  • Bedside Manner
  • Easy Appointments
  • Spends Time With Patients
  • Appropriate Followup

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5.0 June 23rd, 2014
Dr. Smucker is amazing. The care that I received from him and his staff was so wonderful. Two years after my back surgery I am totally healed and no longer in pain. Dr. Smucker listens to you and explains everything in as much detail as you like.
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5.0 August 14th, 2014
wonderful surgeon and great personality
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2.0 June 20th, 2016
Dr. J Smucker does not have compassion.
Wait time
60 minutes
"I had to wait an hour and a half past my scheduled appt. time."
Easy Appointment
Promptness
"I had to wait an hour and a half past my scheduled appt. time"
Friendly Staff
"staff at U of Iowa treated me fine"
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
"I feel like he had no time for me and rushed me out of the office"
Spends Time with Patients
"I was worked up by a student, who did an awesome job of listening, Dr Smucker walked in without talking to me or the student and proceeded to tell me that I had no back problem and told me I should see a different doctor, he was a complete ass, and was with me less than five minutes"
Appropriate Follow-up
"I had no follow up care, he rushed me out, to get to the next patient."
Not a Doctor I would recommend to anyone.
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5.0 May 21st, 2013
Outstanding surgeon
Would you recomend this provider
yes
Wait time
20 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up

Positive Comments

Dr. Smucker did a multilevel spinal fusion on me a year ago. I was in intense pain before the surgery and have been pain free since. I often had to wait to see him but it was worth the wait. His office is so organized, and there are more than adequate staff to help patients until the doctor is available. When Dr. Smucker was with me, I had his complete attention, he is patient, kind and made sure that all my questions were answered. I went to see him with 30 questions printed out. He patiently went over the list with me. When I asked him the tough questions he thoughtfully discussed his experience and opinion.

General Comments

Dr. Smucker is experienced, enthusiastic, and patient. He knew how to solve my problem and his treatment worked.
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5.0 September 30th, 2013
Excellent Surgeon
Would you recomend this provider
yes
Wait time
20 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up

Positive Comments

I was not a good candidate for surgery as I was 100 lbs. overweight, but in a lot of pain and poor quality of life. Dr. Smucker took a chance on me and did a spinal fusion and I have been pain free for several years. He was very compassionate and patient, and you could tell his students paid a lot of attention to him when they were in the room also, and there was good communication. Very caring and an excellent surgeon.
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