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

Insurance policies can vary widely. Please check with your doctor/clinic for specific insurance information before your visit or procedure to avoid unexpected out-of-pocket costs.

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Ratings & Reviews

4.8 out of 5
37 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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    Per usual, the UK Healthcare providers are top notch. Dr. Smoot is wonderful. I don't remember the name of the intern (Breadman, perhaps), but he was equally impressive. Kind, caring, excellent listeners.

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    Dr Smoot was fantastic. He is always caring and make me feel heard.

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    Dr Smoot is great, because if he wasn't I would look elsewhere. He's a five star doctor I my book.

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    Great explanation of procedure before procedure.

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    Excellent experience
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      Outstanding. Both Dr. Smoot and the Nurse Practitioner
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      Dr. Smoot is an amazing doctor. He is always willing to listen and give the best treatment available. I have been a patient of his since his arrival at UK.
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      Fantastic
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      This was my first time receiving treatment at a UK facility. I was very satisfied after I figured out which of the 9 different entrances I needed to go in.
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      The whole process was great
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      *Dr. Smoot ALWAYS is cheerful but to the point. He is also accepting of my questions.
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      *Dr. Smoot is a very compassionate dr.
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      Care provider was great only saw the Dr for 5 -10 minutes after waiting an hour and a half
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      Absolutely will share my experience with others but it is not a recommendation.
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      Dr. Smoot was excellent as always. Very knowledgable and caring
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      Worst experience at UK to date. The resident was my primary provider. He typed not one work of the answers to the questions I gave him. I injured my knee/leg in a fall on 5/7/2022 while Backpacking. I have NO history of knee pain. The provider I thought I would be seeing and had highly recommended spent maybe 4 min total and was completely clueless once the resident brought him to the room. He professed to know none of the history and ignored it once given (again) he came in and said you do not look to have a whole lot of Arthritis in that knee. I said I would hope not since I injured it in a fall while Backpacking in Alabama.
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      Dr smoot very easy to understand and talk to !
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      I was extremely pleased with my visit. Everything was explained well and the diagnosis and treatment plan were very clear. I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Milton Smoot, he is excellent.
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      Care received by Dr. Smooth as well as his resident were both very good.
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      Should have more doctors like him.
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      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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      Outstanding interactions with the physicians. Attentive and responsive
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      Dr. Smoot and resident were fantastic at answering all questions.
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      I did not feel like *Dr. Smoot heard my concerns/took them seriously. His notes in the portal showed blatant lack of listening and lack of understanding my reason for visiting. Visit felt very rushed as he was walking out of the exam room while I was asking questions.
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      Excellent attention to my injury & he really listened to me in great detail. Very impressed.
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      Very caring doctor.
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      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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      Dr. Smoot and his fellows are the best. Very kind, understanding, and caring
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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      I told a friend about U.K. Health at Turland about Dr.Smoot
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      Dr. Smoot is very personable and listens to me and answered all questions!
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      Incredible provider experience w Dr. Smoot
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      Drs. Carico and Smoot were very patient to hear my symptoms and to hear my goals for next steps in rehabilitation.