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, and in July 2016 they welcomed Angela LaFrance, CRNP to the practice. Together, the dynamic duo provides high quality care despite their relative lack in height. They spend a lot of time with their patients, and work hard to do all they can to provide superb care, empathy, and support.
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. BJ Smith shares an office/medical practice with his wife, Dr. Amy Smith. She is an Internist (adult primary care). Together they run their practice like a small family business. They are not owned by any hospital or health system. They have complete independece 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).
Angela LaFrance, CRNP
Angela LaFrance, CRNP joined the practice in July 2016. She is a graduate of Neumann University's Nurse Practitioner program. A former nursing supervisor, Angela is a Philadelphia area native, and lives in the western suburbs. She is trained in Primary Care and Geriatrics, and works together w/ Dr. Amy to help care for their patients. Their team approach provides high quality care, while being small enough that the Providers know the patients and the patients know their providers. The current healthcare industry has lead to large group practices without the personal connection many patients crave. The Smith Medicine teams strives to provide quality health care with a more personal touch.