Amy Smith, MD
Dr. Amy Smith grew up in downtown Philadelphia, and has been exposed to Medicine all of her life. Her father practiced Internal Medicine until he retired at the end of 2014. She attended college at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, prior to Medical School at Jefferson Medical College, in Philadelphia. There, she meet her husband, a classmate of hers. She trained at Lankenau Medical Center, completing a Residency in Internal Medicine. Upon completing her training, she 'hung a shingle' next to her dad's, another Internist, at Lankenau. They shared office space and staff, but were each solo practitioners.
In July of 2012, her husband moved his Sports Medicine practice from Bryn Mawr, PA to Lankenau, they incorporated into Smith Medicine, a husband-and-wife team that is a multi-specialty group... of 2. Dr. Amy balances the needs of her patients with the rigors of running a busy practice, as she is the 'brains' of Smith Medicine, overseeing most of the business operations.
With her father newly retired, and her schedule flush with patients, she hired a Nurse Practitioner in July 2016 but after 1 year she moved on to work in long term care.
Dr. BJ Smith used to share an office/medical practice with his wife, Dr. Amy Smith. Together they ran their practice like a small family business. They were not owned by any hospital or health system. They had complete independence to use and refer to any imaging facility, physical therapy location, or specialist that they think will best help you and your issue (assuming your insurance allows, they don't have much say in that aspect). However, the state of healthcare in 2018-19 is not ideal, and ultimately the Doctors Smith (did you know Doctors is the fancy plural version, as one might address to married physicians on a wedding invitation?) decided the best choice for their family and careers was for Amy to cut BJ off like a benign growth and send him to work at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, where he started in June of 2018. Don't worry, they are still happily married. The only major difference is now BJ has a different boss at work than at home, where as before he had the same boss at both..
BJ Smith, MD
Dr. Bradley "BJ" Smith graduated from Penn State University and completed medical school at Jefferson Medical College. After completing his residency in Family Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, he completed a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Healthplex Sports Medicine of Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Smith brings a total body approach to the treatment of athletes and non-athletes alike. He treats all types of musculoskeletal and orthopedic injuries, from sprains and strains to fractures, pediatric issues to arthritis, and Sports-Related Concussions. Dr. Smith uses the latest techniques, including integrative and complimentary methods.
Aided by his training in family medicine and sports medicine, Dr. BJ Smith is able to treat the whole body and not just a single body part. His advanced training in musculoskeletal ultrasound helps him find the right diagnosis and his experience with athletes of all types and all levels allows him to craft an ideal treatment plan. He has treated all levels of athletes, from Little league sports to college and professional athletes. He also treats patients interested in alternatives to surgery using various treatment strategies including ultrasound guided injections, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Prolotherapy, and focused rehabilitative therapy regimens.
Have you seen other providers but feel like they didn't take the time to explain all that is going on and all of your treatment options? Dr. Smith has seen hundreds of patients for 2nd, 3rd, 6th opinions. He molded his practice to allow him to actually spend time with patients in the room, not just buzzing in and out. If you are interested in a 2nd, 3rd, Nth opinion, please let the schedulers know when you call. Please also collect and bring to the appointment a copy of any imaging (xrays, MRIs) that you have had, both the report and a CD of the images. That helps to get a sense of what has already been done, and help determine what could be helpful in the future without wasting time or money repeating tests or therapies that have not worked.
Dr Amy and Dr BJ decided that it was time for Dr BJ to join a big group to provide better financial stability for the family, so she sold him off to a large private practice, the Rothman Institute, a regional leader in Orthopedic care. Dr BJ still does the same thing, non-operative Sports Medicine, but now he has a large team around him to help take care of musculoskeletal and orthopedic issues. They are still happily married and he is surviving in his new, bigger practice.
If you would like to schedule to see Dr BJ Smith, please call Rothman at 800-321-9999