We understand that foot and ankle pain can have a significant impact on your daily life, and we will work with you to develop a treatment plan specific to your needs.
HELPING YOU get back to living.®
rooted in our dedication of caring for you.
HELPING YOU get back to living.®
Improving the lives of our community
with high-quality walk-in,
urgent, orthopedic care.
From diagnosis to treatment and recovery, the doctors and staff at DMOS Orthopaedic Centers are dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care.
Focused on You
Whether you need treatment for arthritis, joint pain, sports injuries, physical therapy or even an orthopedic urgent care, DMOS offers specialized care, focused on you.
With countless accolades for top orthopedic doctors within the Des Moines community each year, means you can trust that you are in good hands with the team at DMOS.
Helping You Get Back to Living
Since 1955 DMOS Orthopaedic Centers have offered the highest quality of orthopedic care in a patient-centered environment.
Helping you get back to living, faster with regenerative medicine. Our orthobiologics center offers all natural, non-surgical options for pain relief and healing of orthopedic conditions.
Personalized orthopedic care at convenient hours, six days a week — no appointment necessary.
We understand that pain can make simple, everyday activities a challenge. Our team will work to identify the causes of your pain, develop a treatment program and deliver compassionate care so you can get back to living.
Our state-of-the-art MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and Extremity MRI scanners make diagnosing conditions and injuries as quick and painless as possible, so you can get back to your daily life.
Compassionate Orthopedic Care
Our orthopedic doctors are experts in treating a wide range of orthopedic procedures for the spine, shoulder, hand, hip, knee, foot, and more—including joint replacement, fracture care, and arthroscopy.
As the primary tool with which you interact with the physical world, your hands are at risk for injury, overuse and degenerative arthritis. Even simple daily tasks can become a chore. Our specialized team of hand care experts will work with you to improve your function, so you can get back to living.
Helping remove pain and discomfort from the knee or hip.
Our pediatric orthopaedic surgeon is specially trained in understanding the growth and development of infants, children and adolescents, as well as how to treat injuries in immature bones.
Dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and lower extremity.
Helping improve your quality of life through shoulder and upper extremity services.
Specialized treatment and care for injuries to the neck, back and spine.
Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a high school, college, or professional athlete and obtain an injury, you need to see a doctor with the highest level of training and experience in sports medicine.
What Our Clients Say
After slipping on the ice and fracturing my fibula, I called your office from 1,100 miles away and was seen the very next day. At the time of my injury, I thought things would never be the same; that despite optimal care, I’d be permanently injured to at least some degree. The reality is that from about four months post-op forward, anytime anyone would ask me about my leg, the answer would always be “it’s like it never happened.” The only physical reminder is one scar, which is pretty cool. From the front door to the OR, and everywhere in between, I can’t thank you and your team enough. You are rock stars, one and all.
I am a 69 year old physician and 30 years ago I needed a hip replacement in order to continue the work as a private physician. This original surgery was successful and lasted me 27 years. Three years ago my hip joint was again giving me lots of grief causing me to have multiple stress fractures in my pelvis. Dr. Goetz did a revision surgery on my left hip and it is again as good as new and I have been able to continue my work in Africa. As a physician, I did lots of research as to who would be the best surgeon for me as Dr. Goetz was my choice. I could not be happier with care he has given me.
My five-year-old daughter, Amelia, broke her leg when an older child landed on her while they were jumping on a trampoline. After several hours in the ER, we learned Amelia had fractured her tibia. She was put into a thigh-high cast that night. Dr. Weresh was very friendly, and explained her condition in a way both she and I could understand. Dr. Weresh gave us tips for taking care or her leg, and a prescription for a wheelchair, which was a lifesaver over the next four weeks. It seemed overwhelming at first, but with great doctors, teachers, friends, and family, we got through unscathed.
Dr. Smidt’s practice encompasses all areas of orthopedics, though he has a special interest in sports medicine, total joint replacements, as well as workers compensation injuries.
Primary Location: DMOS East, 1301 Penn Ave., Suite 213, Des Moines, Iowa 50316
Heather Schall, P.A.-C.
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A Few Commonly Asked Questions
No appointments are necessary for the DMOS Urgent Injury Clinic. The Urgent Injury Clinic is located at the DMOS – West location and staffed by specialized orthopedic PAs. The Urgent Injury Clinic team offers personalized orthopedic care at convenient hours, six days a week.
When you arrive for your appointment at DMOS, please check in at the Registration Desk. If this is your first visit, you will be asked to provide registration information, insurance information, an insurance card and a photo identification. If you have visited our clinic in the past, the receptionist will confirm your information and make any updates or changes as needed.
The state of Iowa allows patients to schedule and see a physical or hand therapist without a referral from your physician, so you are welcome to schedule directly with a DMOS physical or hand therapist. We always recommend that you check with your insurance company, however, on their requirements.