Renee Smith, Orthopedist
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Renee Smith


1500 Palm Street Suite A San Luis Obispo California, 93401



E. Renee Smith, MD, FAAOS is an orthopedic surgeon working with the Regenerative Orthopedic Institute in San Luis Obispo, California and is also affiliated with Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and San Luis Obispo Surgery Center. With over 18 years of experience, she specializes in orthopedic surgery and stem cell regenerative orthopedics. Dr. Smith was educated at the University of Utah and completed an internship at the University of California, Davis. In addition to assisting patients, she taught at SUNY Upstate Medical University from 1997-2000 and maintains an active membership with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Education and Training

MD at the University of Utah

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Provider Details

MaleEnglish 32 years of experience

Areas of expertise and specialization

Orthopedic SurgeryStem Cell Regenerative Orthopedics

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Local and Regional Public Speaking- She Taught at SUNY Upstate Medical University 1997-2000 -

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Articles and Publications

  • Published

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Never giving up

Hobbies / Sports

  • Skiing, Cycling

Renee Smith's Practice location

1500 Palm Street Suite A -
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
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New patients: 805-542-9678

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Patient Experience with Dr. Smith


Based on 21 reviews

Renee Smith has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 21 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Orthopedist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.
  • Jeanan

    Dr Renee Smith took a chance when she performed my knee replacement. at 51 I was morbidly obese and unlikely candidate for successful knee replacement. Combined with the fact I weighed over 300 pounds smoked a pack daily since 14 ...but my knee was shot out I had hard time walking in the end. Dr Smith wanted to see that I was willing to change my unhealthy ways I gave her my word. Today I work out every other day. My pant & bra size has dropped from 52 inch waist. 54 G to 36 D size 9 pants 180 lbs ...I haven't smoked since released from knee replacement April 1, 2013 I feel healthy happy and Content 54 I have the energy of a 20 year old. Dr Smith took a chance and gave me the opportunity to seize 2nd chance to be healthy. I'm so grateful for this blessing I appreciate every breath I get to inhale. I'm living my dreams Thank you Dr Smith you will forever have a place in my heart and soul for believing in me when nobody else did. I love you,

  • (5)

    The office staff and the Dr. Smith , were great and very professional.

  • Therese

    5 star

  • Therese

    5 star

  • Brian

    All I can say is this... The micro fracture/Stem Cell/PRP procedure I had performed by Dr Renee Smith has changed my life! When I was told that I was a candidate for complete knee replacement I had asked if there was any alternative. Dr Renee Smith gave me an alternative not many Drs would have and I'm nearly 100% better off for it physically, mentally, and emotionally! I had my surgery 32 days ago and I'm on a exercise bike for 20-30 min a day, and treading water 45-60 mins 4 times a week. Oh and most importantly, pain free!!!

  • (5)

    Phenomenal bedside manner, and very pleased with my surgery from the beginning to the end. Recovery process is going well. I would recommend dr.smith to anybody!

  • Kenneth

    Dr. Smith was the surgeon on both my torn bicep and ACL/Menicus. Both surgeries went perfect and I have healed from both. She is an outstanding physician and person, I would go to no one else!

  • Gloria

    Amazingly! I came to Dr Smith with a rotator cuff tear it n my shoulder. Another very respected Ortho Surgeon in the area had already told me I had no real choice but surgery. When Dr Smith also suggested the exact same surgical approach, I asked if there wasn't some other way to try first. She allowed that we could try PRP injection, a new form of using the body's own systems and blood products to promote healing but was careful not to promise that I would not still need surgery. Four weeks ago I had her draw my own blood and create my own personalized PRP injection. Today I have full range of motion, healing without any surgical trauma to my body and I feel like I've never been injured!

  • Austin

    So I've been a patient of Dr Smiths since August 2015 when I injured my knee.She did micro fracture therapy and a meniscus trim. Throughout the process she's been attentive and informative.she really took the time to explain my injury and address any concerns I had . Going into the surgery I felt confident about the procedure and the recovery process. About 5 mo after my first surgery I re injured my knee and was back at Dr. Smiths. I was kinda embarrassed that I was back so soon but she assured me that with another surgery and proper rehab I could get back to 100%. And now 3 months after my second surgery I'm surfing and hiking with my dogs. I couldn't be more stoked. Great Doctor and great office staff.

  • Alberto

    I went around to find the right doctor and when I meet dr. Smith I knew that she was the one, in fact now is over 1 month that I got my knee surgery and I'm doing fantastic. With dr. Smith And her crew I found profession and security everything that any patient look for. If you have knee problem I definitely recommend to book a visit with her and for sure you will be satisfied.

  • (5)

    Got me in quickly and very helpful!

  • Jefferson

    Great surgeries, outstanding staff, on top of the game and would recommend to all.

  • Timothy

    Dr. Smith exemplifies the reward one can have for getting second medical opinion. Doctor Renee Smith performs thorough exams like no other. Now over 60 years old, I've seen many MD's who barely engage you during that precious 8 minute visit. I was amazed to have 40 minutes of Q&A with Dr. Smith followed by treatment. I received thoughtful and detailed explanation of my medical issues and therapeutic strategies. I highly recommended Dr. Renee Smith!

  • Kelton

    Awesome, thanks!

  • Martha

    My first visit to Dr. Smith's office. I was very happy with my consult and reassured with the information I was given.

  • Heather

    Dr smith is knowledgeable and goes the extra mile for her patients!

  • Clarice

    Absolutely wonderful she explains things so I understand them, very thorough!!!

  • Debra

    Highly skilled, kind, efficient and uses many varieties of treatments, not just surgery. She's been great with my fibromyalgia!

  • (5)

    Dr. Smith was fantastic! She listened to all my concerns and answered all my questions in terms I could understand! Will definitely return to her for all of mine and my family's orthopedic needs.

  • (5)

    Great experience with Dr Smith - she was very engaging!

  • (5)

    Dr.smith is very professional and personable. she listens to her patients needs and I would recommend her as a doctor to anyone.

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