About

Prior to joining UK HealthCare in 2015, Kyle Smoot was an Associate Professor at University of Iowa Health Care where he served as the founding Program Director of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Sports Medicine Fellowship. At Iowa, also also served as team physician to The University of Iowa Athletics Department including team physician and travel responsibilities to The University of Iowa Football program.

He received his medical degree from the Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio and completed a residency and Sports Medicine Fellowship training at UK. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. Dr. Smoot is interested in all aspects of sports medicine and has specific interests musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound guided procedures.

Awards & recognitions

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Junior Traveling Fellows

Dr. Smoot was one of only three sports medicine providers selected by the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) to travel to Japan from Sept. 17 through Oct. 2, 2019 with Senior Fellow Brian Halpern, MD, a founder and past president of AMSSM.  

The purpose of the AMSSM Traveling Fellowship program is to encourage academic interchange, share research and explore common clinical interests among sports medicine leaders. The experience includes the opportunity to view live patient encounters, tour sports medicine facilities, share cases and spend time with regional experts in sports medicine.

The Traveling Fellowship program is funded from an educational grant provided to the AMSSM Foundation from DJO Global.

"I am excited to represent the AMSSM in 2019 as a traveling fellow to Japan," Smoot said. "The opportunity to learn of international models of sports medicine care and possible clinical and academic collaboration with our colleagues from Japan is truly an honor. I thank the AMSSM Foundation and DJO Global for supporting this activity.

Learn more about this award and the AMSSM »

Best Doctors in America

The Best Doctors in America is an online resource developed by Best Doctors, Inc. Nationally, only about 5 percent of physicians qualify for this recognition, which is based on impartial peer review. The experts who are part of the Best Doctors in America database provide the most advanced medical expertise and knowledge to patients with serious conditions – often saving lives in the process by finding the right diagnosis and right treatment.

Learn more at the Best Doctors website »

Faculty Rank

  • Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Training & Education

Degree

Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio

Residency

University of Kentucky

Fellowship

Sports Medicine, University of Kentucky

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Family Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine

Insurance Information

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Ratings & Reviews

4.78 out of 5
34 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    June 8th 2022
    I was there for a planned joint injection. The Fellow that performed the actual injection was very thorough in his explanation of the possible complications and timeline I could/should expect for pain relief, etc.

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    June 3rd 2022
    Outstanding interactions with the physicians. Attentive and responsive

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    June 3rd 2022
    Dr. Smoot and resident were fantastic at answering all questions.

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    May 23rd 2022
    The fellow, Dr. Suhrstedt was excellent! Very informative and took the time to talk with me about some additional exercises that could help. Dr. Smoot has always been wonderful and I have been able to do what I need to do without being limited or in pain as a result of the care I have received through Dr. Smoot and his residents/fellows.

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    April 25th 2022
    Dr. Smoot and his fellows are the best. Very kind, understanding, and caring
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      April 22nd 2022
      Dr. Smoot was excellent. It was a busy morning at the clinic, but I thought my care was great. He is very upbeat and supportive (and listened).
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      April 6th 2022
      Although Dr Smoot has never been the one to do any of my injections he is always there for the resident, I suppose, to supervise.
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      March 28th 2022
      I am forever grateful that I found this facility. I have had an ongoing problem with hip and knee problems, and this is the first time that anyone has actually taken the time to try and figure out what is going on. I'm still having problems, but I feel we are making progress.
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      March 14th 2022
      He didn't offer to make an appointment for the ultra sound guided injections that I told him I would prefer over him palpating to give them. I left the office in more pain than when I walked in.
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      March 11th 2022
      Dr. Smoot is the best. He is always considerate, concerned and explains everything. Very personable and remembers everything about previous visits. I have recommended him to many people.
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      February 23rd 2022
      I told a friend about U.K. Health at Turland about Dr.Smoot
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      February 11th 2022
      Dr. Smoot is very personable and listens to me and answered all questions!
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      February 2nd 2022
      Incredible provider experience w Dr. Smoot
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      February 2nd 2022
      Drs. Carico and Smoot were very patient to hear my symptoms and to hear my goals for next steps in rehabilitation.
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      January 5th 2022
      Dr Smoot was not only professional and polite, he was funny and informative as well as the rest of his staff. This was the only time I have truly felt seen and heard by my healthcare providers and I truly hope this level of care is facilitated by the entire staff. Wonderful job!
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      January 3rd 2022
      *Dr. Smoot was very attentive to my injury. He explained in detail my injury and my recovery steps moving forward. I highly recommend *Dr. Smoot to all my family/friends.
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      December 17th 2021
      It was a pretty straight forward visit.
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      December 6th 2021
      I love this facility. Everyone is so kind and patient and truly listens to your needs. I highly recommend these doctors and trust them so much.
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      November 29th 2021
      I have seen Dr. Smoot several times, related to orthopedic issues. He listens, always willing to answer questions, has recommended treatments so I can remain active. Dr. Smoot, understands, a person who has run for 35 years, played tennis, lived for Ballet when I was young-who strongly believes in physical activities and the importance to our physical, mental and emotional health, doesn't stop as we get older. Dr. Smoot understands this, and I would certainly recommend him to anyone in need of an orthopedic consult. Thank you, Dr. Smoot.
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      November 17th 2021
      Excellent information, explanations and informed consent.
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      November 5th 2021
      Dr. Smoot is great. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know.
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      November 3rd 2021
      Great experience
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      October 25th 2021
      I have used several of your Providers in the past; Dr Ireland; Dr Duncan, Dr Kaiser to name a few. They have all taken the time to listen and explain. Dr Smoot and his resident were the exception. Every aspect of this visit with these two Doctors, directly, was well below expectation. My Injury still exists, and I am in search of an alternate provider who with LISTEN!!!
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      October 6th 2021
      Resident was informative & had good bedside manner. Doctor Smoot was short, condescending, and uncaring. The nurse or CNA, not sure what she was, was very rude & not very helpful. It was clear that she was not happy in her job & probably overworked or under-appreciated, but that shouldn't be expressed to the patient
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      October 4th 2021
      I am also a physician. Dr. Smoot did an excellent job of listening and responding with options for my choising.
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      September 27th 2021
      Good
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      September 22nd 2021
      Happy
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      September 20th 2021
      I have and will continued to recommend DR Smoot to my family friends.
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      September 13th 2021
      My experience was great. Walk-in clinic met my needs perfectly. MD was compassionate and understood my concerns, made a diagnosis and provided a treatment plan along with imaging all in one visit
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      September 13th 2021
      Dr. Smoot and his care team showed concern, compassion, and patient centered care.
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      September 1st 2021
      I had shoulder and knee issues. Knee was reoccurring and I had a requesting pending for an appointment. This appointment was for pain in my shoulder. The doctor surprised me by treating both by knee and my shoulder at the same time, in the same appointment. I was very pleased!
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      August 27th 2021
      Kind, considerate and clear plan of care
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      August 25th 2021
      Gus shoulder still may have to be repaired
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      August 23rd 2021
      Dr smoot did not feel my issues were within his " lane" he ordered tests to address issue and elected to not speculate my issue ie ordering a brain MRI but not disclosing what they were ruling out etc...so it wasn't bad...it just wasn't informative and I at that point was concerned about progressive conditions like Als etc so needed to leave that exam with more answers than questions but I didn't