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Bryan Smitherman, MD

Bryan Smitherman, MD

Shoulder & Total Joint Replacement Specialist
Biography
Dr. Smitherman is a local orthopedic surgeon known for his dedication to patient care and medical education. His journey in the field of medicine began at Texas Tech University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1988. Dr. Smitherman’s passion for healing and helping others led him to pursue a Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston in 1992.
Following medical school, Dr. Smitherman completed his internship and residency training in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, from 1992 to 1997. Dr. Smitherman is actively involved in various professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, and the Lubbock-Garza-Crosby County Medical Association.
Dr. Smitherman is actively involved in various professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, and the Lubbock-Garza-Crosby County Medical Association. Throughout his academic and professional journey, Dr. Smitherman has been recognized for his outstanding achievements and contributions. He was honored as Resident of the Month at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in March 1996, showcasing his commitment to excellence in patient care and clinical practice.
With a strong foundation in education, a passion for patient care, and a commitment to excellence, Dr. Smitherman continues to make significant contributions to the field of orthopedic surgery, enriching the lives of his patients and inspiring future generations of healthcare professionals.
Bryan Smitherman, MD

Bryan Smitherman, MD

Shoulder & Total Joint Replacement Specialist
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Frequently Asked Questions

We want you to have the knowledge you need to make informed decisions for your health. Learn more about our orthopedic healthcare services by reading through our Frequently Asked Questions. 

Surgery depends on the severity of injury. Consult with one of our specialists to determine if it’s a route you should take. Your doctor will evaluate your entire injury through comprehensive testing before deciding if surgery is right for you.

Talk with your doctor to schedule a date that works best for you. Schedule flexibility depends on your availability, the severity of your injury and surgeon schedules. 

We recommend taking it easy during your recovery time. Your doctor will provide you with a thorough post-operative care plan to ensure a speedy recovery.

Your recovery depends on where your injury is located. Consult with your doctor before starting. Our practitioners will let you know which times are best for your recovery.

Our goal is for you to return to your normal activities without pain or discomfort! Consult with your doctor about your recovery timeline and how soon you can return to work or sports.

Most insurance providers require a referral from your doctor before covering your care. We recommend scheduling an appointment your doctor before scheduling an appointment with us.

We accept several insurance programs from:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • FirstCare (Part of Baylor Scott & White Health)
  • GEHA
  • HealthNet
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MetLife
  • PHCS
  • TeamChoice
  • Most Worker’s Compensation plans

Consult with our office to ensure your coverage.