Specializes in: Sports Medicine
Certification: Board certified in Family Medicine & Sports Medicine
Medical School: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Residency: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Dept. of Family Medicine
Fellowship: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Dept. of Family Medicine – Sports Medicine
Aaron Smathers, MD, MS, is a board-certified sports medicine physician at Ortho Central. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College Of Medicine and chose to pursue sports medicine because as an athlete himself, he wants to help other athletes overcome the challenges associated with competition. Dr. Smathers said his patients can expect a well-rounded sports medicine physician prepared to take care of any and all active populations. The focus will always be to work together to achieve a patient’s goals, whether returning from injury or pushing their own personal limits.
His special interests include:
- Non-operative orthopedic care for all ages
- Endurance sports performance and preparation
- Ultrasound guided joint and soft tissue injections
- Non-operative fracture care
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
- Concussion management
In his free time, Dr. Smathers enjoys spending time with family, mountain and road biking, working on vintage cars and playing the guitar. Most people don’t know that Dr. Smathers used to play in a rock band.