Carl L. Smith, MD

Carl L. Smith, MD

Interventional Pain Management

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Board Certified in Addiction Medicine

Triangle Region

Wake Forest–Wakefield

As part of the EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Interventional Pain Management teams, Dr. Carl L. Smith specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and disorders. His extensive training and background in both physical medicine and rehabilitation allow Dr. Smith to offer a variety of services and treatments.

As part of his commitment to patient-centered care, Dr. Smith focuses on personalized treatment of pain to improve his patients’ quality of life.

Education and Expertise

Dr. Smith is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and he completed residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Dr. Smith is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is also board certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Addiction Medicine.

He is a member of several professional organizations, which include the American Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Smith has been in practice since 1992.


His specialization enables Dr. Smith to diagnose and treat a multitude of acute pain-producing musculoskeletal disorders, conditions, and injuries, which include:


To help address the conditions above (and others), Dr. Smith applies the following interventional pain management techniques and addiction medicine treatment options:

  • Steroid injections
  • Interventional injections
  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Joint injections
  • Facet injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation of nerves
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) such as Suboxone and Buprenorphine
  • Botulinum (BOTOX) injections
  • Acupuncture

Community Connections

Dr. Smith enjoys boating and ballroom dancing in his spare time.


  • Medical school: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles – Acupuncture for Physicians
  • Residency: State University of New York at Buffalo – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


  • American Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine

Request a consultation with Dr. Smith now. Or, call us at 919-220-5255 any time to speak with an EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region team member.

A New Level Of Orthopedic Care Has Emerged

As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and occupational therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.

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