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Smitha Reddy, MD

  • Rheumatology
Smitha Reddy, MD
Accepts new patients
age-group-adults-color Treats adults

Contact

15725 Pomerado Rd
UNIT 117
Poway, CA 92064
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Phone Number
858-312-1717

Expertise

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Hospital Affiliations

Languages

  • Hindi
  • Telugu
  • Tamil
  • Kannada
  • English

Biography

Smitha Reddy, MD, is a board-certified rheumatologist and is accepting referrals for patients seeking rheumatology care for all chronic rheumatic conditions such as:


  • osteoarthritis
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • psoriatic arthritis
  • lupus
  • vasculitis
  • myositis
  • polymyalgia rheumatica
  • chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders
  • chronic pain conditions
  • fibromyalgia


About Dr. Smitha Reddy

Dr. Reddy is the founding physician of Arthritis Care and Research Center, Inc. During her fellowship, she performed research using color doppler ultrasonography on temporal arthritis patients to determine inflammatory changes while on therapy. Dr. Reddy continues to use diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound testing to access joint inflammation in her practice and routinely performs ultrasound guided injections.


Dr. Reddy continues to do research in her practice and perform specialized diagnostic laboratory testing for systemic inflammatory conditions like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. She holds certification to perform platelet-enriched plasma (PRP) Injections to alleviate pain related to osteoarthritis and soft-tissue pain related to tendinitis. Certified in anti-inflammatory diet management, she emphasizes diet and lifestyle changes to her patients.


Dr. Reddy was awarded the Best Physician Award for the City of Poway in the year 2012. She also served as a Medical Honoree for Arthritis Foundation in the year 2013 and continues to be an active participant and fundraiser. Dr. Reddy is a speaker for various pharmaceutical companies and routinely conducts physician and patient education talks.


Her outstanding training at Scripps institutions, coupled with her warm and caring personality, ensures that Dr. Reddy’s patients will always receive the best, state-of-the-art, comprehensive and compassionate care.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, 2008
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, 2005

Medical Education

  • Sri Siddhartha Medical College, MD, 1998

Internships

  • Jersey City Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2002

Residencies

  • Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, Internal Medicine, 2004
  • Peoples Poly Clinic, Internal Medicine, 1999

Fellowships

  • Scripps Clinic, Rheumatology, 2008

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