Allen Smith

"It's a good feeling to be put first."

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Allen Smith suffered with hip pain for years. When it became so bad that it kept him up at night and started interfering with his work, he finally decided to get help.

A resident of Albany, Kentucky, Smith chose Cookeville Regional because of the success stories he had heard from friends and acquaintances. Just a week after X-rays revealed that Smith had no cartilage left between his hip sockets and thigh bones, Dr. Greg Roberts replaced both of his hips.

“I tell people every day I’m brand new,” said Smith, who’s now fully recovered and enjoying a pain-free life. “More people in our area need to understand that you don’t have to go to Nashville, Knoxville or Lexington to get the type of care you need. You can get it right here in Cookeville.”

It’s this kind of care that has helped Cookeville Regional achieve recognition from Healthgrades® as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™ and ranking as #1 in Tennessee for Overall Orthopedic Services for 2012 and 2013. But for us, it’s results like Mr. Smith’s that matter most.