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“I’m excited to go to work every single day, and the people I take care of can see that.”

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Growing up in small-town Minnesota, Dr. Joshua Smith always thought he would become a veterinarian like his father. As he got older, he shifted his pursuit to combine helping and teaching others with his interests in science, research and surgery. Dr. Smith’s interest in otolaryngology took form during his first few months of medical school, even before he knew much about Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) as a specialty.

“I was involved in a research project with my anatomy department that involved the complex anatomy of the inner ear and its connections to the brain stem,” he said. “I thought this is just fascinating. This is what I want to do.”

Dr. Smith cares for patients who have balance disorders that cause symptoms like dizziness and vertigo. He also treats hearing impairments, rare diseases and tumors of the ear, side and bottom of the skull. This includes some problems which cause facial weakness or paralysis because those nerves run through the ear.

“Marshfield Clinic Health System is sort of the perfect marriage of small-town life, which my family loves and is used to, but also a health system that is large enough to have patients who need someone like me,” he said. “Otology is a broad subspecialty with a lot of complexity but I love all of it.”

One of the most rewarding aspects for Dr. Smith is helping someone regain their hearing. “Hearing is tied so closely to emotion and cognition,” he said. “It’s a very emotional experience for someone to suddenly have hearing restored.”

Outside of work, Dr. Smith enjoys the outdoors – rock climbing, hiking, canoeing, camping, hunting, fishing, and winter and water sports. He and his wife Megan have been happily married since 2008 and have three children.

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences Kansas City, MO, United States, D.O. 2012

    Residency
    Freeman Health System Joplin, MO, United States, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017

    Fellowship
    Silverstein Institute Sarasota, FL, United States, Otology Neurotology 2018

  • State Licenses
    Florida Wisconsin

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4.8
out of 5 (97 ratings, 25 comments)
4.8
Provider explanations of my problem
4.8
Provider concern for my questions
4.8
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.7
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.8
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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April 27, 2021
Dr. Smith is absolutely amazing. Best doctor I have ever worked with. If I could see him for all my care, I would. Very informative, caring, and took the time to make sure I was as comfortable as possible. Highly recommend Dr. Smith to everyone I know.
October 9, 2021
I had other medical issues so did paper work for surgery & I would let him know the all clear.
October 15, 2021
Explains things very well.
October 29, 2021
Dr. Smith is awesome.
October 30, 2021
Dr. Smith is an excellent doctor. A+.
November 11, 2021
Very knowledgeable & friendly. Listened to my concerns and asked for my input. I have recommended Joshua Smith DO several times.
December 4, 2021
He was able to help [the patient] faster than the 4 doctors prior. Actively listening and doing culture etc. Thank-you!
December 10, 2021
Dr. Smith was great!
December 10, 2021
We love Dr. Smith he's far superior to our previous ENT.
January 18, 2022
Dr. Joshua was excellent. He was very thorough and I didn't feel like he was in a rush. He also listens very well. 10. He really was excellent.
January 25, 2022
Dr. Smith has been amazing!
January 25, 2022
Dr. Joshua is a very nice man and great with children. He has a positive attitude and has a conversation with you, not talking down to me.
February 28, 2022
Dr. Smith was very courteous. I especially liked that he did not push for any particular treatment plan.
April 22, 2022
Excellent doctor! I'd recommend him to everyone.
April 25, 2022
Dr. Smith is simply the best! He was so kind to both my daughter and I (mom). He spent a lot of time with us and I truly appreciated it.
May 17, 2022
He really seemed to have good knowledge in his area. I already recommended him to someone else who needed help in this area.
May 24, 2022
Dr. Smith was excellent at getting my ear problem solved after 4 years of trying to find an answer.
June 3, 2022
Dr. Josh Smith is a very caring & thorough doctor. He takes the time to connect with me and he explains all my questions & concerns.
June 16, 2022
Good information from care provider!! Answered my questions honestly.
July 27, 2022
Dr. Smith is outstanding! He's great with kids and helped address all of our concerns. We appreciate his care and his expertise.
August 11, 2022
One of the best doctors we've ever seen. He is thorough, caring, & great with kids.
August 17, 2022
He was friendly, quick and explained what was going on. Unfortunately not much could be done to correct it but at least now I have an answer.
August 23, 2022
All good
August 31, 2022
Dr. Smith was excellent!
August 2, 2022
My dr. is great!
August 2, 2022
My dr. is great!
April 27, 2021
Dr. Smith is absolutely amazing. Best doctor I have ever worked with. If I could see him for all my care, I would. Very informative, caring, and took the time to make sure I was as comfortable as possible. Highly recommend Dr. Smith to everyone I know.
October 9, 2021
I had other medical issues so did paper work for surgery & I would let him know the all clear.
October 15, 2021
Explains things very well.
October 29, 2021
Dr. Smith is awesome.
October 30, 2021
Dr. Smith is an excellent doctor. A+.
November 11, 2021
Very knowledgeable & friendly. Listened to my concerns and asked for my input. I have recommended Joshua Smith DO several times.
December 4, 2021
He was able to help [the patient] faster than the 4 doctors prior. Actively listening and doing culture etc. Thank-you!
December 10, 2021
Dr. Smith was great!
December 10, 2021
We love Dr. Smith he's far superior to our previous ENT.
January 18, 2022
Dr. Joshua was excellent. He was very thorough and I didn't feel like he was in a rush. He also listens very well. 10. He really was excellent.
January 25, 2022
Dr. Smith has been amazing!
January 25, 2022
Dr. Joshua is a very nice man and great with children. He has a positive attitude and has a conversation with you, not talking down to me.
February 28, 2022
Dr. Smith was very courteous. I especially liked that he did not push for any particular treatment plan.
April 22, 2022
Excellent doctor! I'd recommend him to everyone.
April 25, 2022
Dr. Smith is simply the best! He was so kind to both my daughter and I (mom). He spent a lot of time with us and I truly appreciated it.
May 17, 2022
He really seemed to have good knowledge in his area. I already recommended him to someone else who needed help in this area.
May 24, 2022
Dr. Smith was excellent at getting my ear problem solved after 4 years of trying to find an answer.
June 3, 2022
Dr. Josh Smith is a very caring & thorough doctor. He takes the time to connect with me and he explains all my questions & concerns.
June 16, 2022
Good information from care provider!! Answered my questions honestly.
July 27, 2022
Dr. Smith is outstanding! He's great with kids and helped address all of our concerns. We appreciate his care and his expertise.
August 11, 2022
One of the best doctors we've ever seen. He is thorough, caring, & great with kids.
August 17, 2022
He was friendly, quick and explained what was going on. Unfortunately not much could be done to correct it but at least now I have an answer.
August 23, 2022
All good
August 31, 2022
Dr. Smith was excellent!
April 27, 2021
Dr. Smith is absolutely amazing. Best doctor I have ever worked with. If I could see him for all my care, I would. Very informative, caring, and took the time to make sure I was as comfortable as possible. Highly recommend Dr. Smith to everyone I know.
October 9, 2021
I had other medical issues so did paper work for surgery & I would let him know the all clear.
October 15, 2021
Explains things very well.
October 29, 2021
Dr. Smith is awesome.
October 30, 2021
Dr. Smith is an excellent doctor. A+.
November 11, 2021
Very knowledgeable & friendly. Listened to my concerns and asked for my input. I have recommended Joshua Smith DO several times.
December 4, 2021
He was able to help [the patient] faster than the 4 doctors prior. Actively listening and doing culture etc. Thank-you!
December 10, 2021
Dr. Smith was great!
December 10, 2021
We love Dr. Smith he's far superior to our previous ENT.
January 18, 2022
Dr. Joshua was excellent. He was very thorough and I didn't feel like he was in a rush. He also listens very well. 10. He really was excellent.
January 25, 2022
Dr. Smith has been amazing!
January 25, 2022
Dr. Joshua is a very nice man and great with children. He has a positive attitude and has a conversation with you, not talking down to me.
February 28, 2022
Dr. Smith was very courteous. I especially liked that he did not push for any particular treatment plan.
April 22, 2022
Excellent doctor! I'd recommend him to everyone.
April 25, 2022
Dr. Smith is simply the best! He was so kind to both my daughter and I (mom). He spent a lot of time with us and I truly appreciated it.
May 17, 2022
He really seemed to have good knowledge in his area. I already recommended him to someone else who needed help in this area.
May 24, 2022
Dr. Smith was excellent at getting my ear problem solved after 4 years of trying to find an answer.
June 3, 2022
Dr. Josh Smith is a very caring & thorough doctor. He takes the time to connect with me and he explains all my questions & concerns.
June 16, 2022
Good information from care provider!! Answered my questions honestly.
July 27, 2022
Dr. Smith is outstanding! He's great with kids and helped address all of our concerns. We appreciate his care and his expertise.
August 2, 2022
My dr. is great!
August 11, 2022
One of the best doctors we've ever seen. He is thorough, caring, & great with kids.
August 17, 2022
He was friendly, quick and explained what was going on. Unfortunately not much could be done to correct it but at least now I have an answer.
August 23, 2022
All good
August 31, 2022
Dr. Smith was excellent!
August 31, 2022
Dr. Smith was excellent!
August 23, 2022
All good
August 17, 2022
He was friendly, quick and explained what was going on. Unfortunately not much could be done to correct it but at least now I have an answer.
August 11, 2022
One of the best doctors we've ever seen. He is thorough, caring, & great with kids.
August 2, 2022
My dr. is great!
July 27, 2022
Dr. Smith is outstanding! He's great with kids and helped address all of our concerns. We appreciate his care and his expertise.
June 16, 2022
Good information from care provider!! Answered my questions honestly.
June 3, 2022
Dr. Josh Smith is a very caring & thorough doctor. He takes the time to connect with me and he explains all my questions & concerns.
May 24, 2022
Dr. Smith was excellent at getting my ear problem solved after 4 years of trying to find an answer.
May 17, 2022
He really seemed to have good knowledge in his area. I already recommended him to someone else who needed help in this area.
April 25, 2022
Dr. Smith is simply the best! He was so kind to both my daughter and I (mom). He spent a lot of time with us and I truly appreciated it.
April 22, 2022
Excellent doctor! I'd recommend him to everyone.
February 28, 2022
Dr. Smith was very courteous. I especially liked that he did not push for any particular treatment plan.
January 25, 2022
Dr. Joshua is a very nice man and great with children. He has a positive attitude and has a conversation with you, not talking down to me.
January 25, 2022
Dr. Smith has been amazing!
January 18, 2022
Dr. Joshua was excellent. He was very thorough and I didn't feel like he was in a rush. He also listens very well. 10. He really was excellent.
December 10, 2021
Dr. Smith was great!
December 10, 2021
We love Dr. Smith he's far superior to our previous ENT.
December 4, 2021
He was able to help [the patient] faster than the 4 doctors prior. Actively listening and doing culture etc. Thank-you!
November 11, 2021
Very knowledgeable & friendly. Listened to my concerns and asked for my input. I have recommended Joshua Smith DO several times.
October 30, 2021
Dr. Smith is an excellent doctor. A+.
October 29, 2021
Dr. Smith is awesome.
October 15, 2021
Explains things very well.
October 9, 2021
I had other medical issues so did paper work for surgery & I would let him know the all clear.
April 27, 2021
Dr. Smith is absolutely amazing. Best doctor I have ever worked with. If I could see him for all my care, I would. Very informative, caring, and took the time to make sure I was as comfortable as possible. Highly recommend Dr. Smith to everyone I know.

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