Michael J. Bart, MD
Patrick M. Lyons, MD
Timothy E. Messmer, DPM
David M. Mourning, MD
Kenneth M. Oates, MD
Stacia A. Smith, MD
Donna J. Klein, OT, CHT
Matt N. Ball, PA-C
Richard L. Gerlach, PA-C
Jessica A. Ross, PA-C
Mark S. Vollrath, PA-C
Neal Olarte, PA-C
Lara Heise, PA-C

Stacia A. Smith, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

“As a surgeon, it is important to not only diagnose the injury but also how it impacts the patient’s quality of life. No two patients are alike, and neither are their lifestyles. When you treat the person instead of just the injury, that is when you can really make a difference!”

Dr. Smith earned her medical degree at the University of Washington before moving to California to complete her internship, spinal research fellowship and residency in Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Surgery. She then joined her father, Dr. Robert Smith, to begin practicing in the Skagit Valley. Dr. Smith enjoys working with people of all ages, whether it is helping a child with congenital problems or an elderly person with fractures, or arthritic problems. Dr. Smith enjoys helping patients decide on the options that will be most beneficial to that individual’s lifestyle. Her goal is to make her patients as functional as possible and help them return to the lifestyle they desire.

Dr. Smith and her husband, Peter, love to spend time outdoors. Whether they are snow skiing, horseback riding or taking walks along the river with their son and dogs, they enjoy the beauty of the Northwest. Dr. Smith enjoys ethnic foods, especially Thai. Before she began fighting orthopaedic injuries, Dr. Smith was fighting fires as a volunteer firefighter. While orthopaedic surgery isn’t always a life or death situation, it can certainly be exciting. There are few things Dr. Smith finds more rewarding than making a significant difference in improving a patient’s quality of life!

Special Orthopaedic Focus
Joint Replacement (Hip and Knee)

Medical Degree, University of Washington School of Medicine Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Surgery Internship, Spinal Research Fellowship and Residency, University of California, San Diego

Awards and Honors
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
American Institute of Chemists
Outstanding Student Phi Beta Kappa

Presentations and Publications
Smith SA, Massie JB, Chesnut R, Garfin SR. “Straight leg raising: Anatomical effects on the spinal nerve root without and with fusion” Spine 1993; 18:992-9

Smith SA, et. Al., “The effects of depth of penetration, screw orientation and bone density on sacral screw fixation” Spine 1993; 18:1006-10.

Smith SA, Garfin SR, Chesnut R, Massie JB. “The Effects of Fusion on Spinal Nerve Root Motion and Strain Secondary to Straight Leg Raising” presented at American Orthopaedic Association Resident’s Conference, 1992.

Society Memberships
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Washington State Medical Association

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