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Karen Smith, MD

Family Medicine

Accepts New Patients
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About Karen Smith, MD

Dr. Smith is a mother of five and former bilingual educator who became a family doctor to be able to help more people. She loves taking care of patients from the cradle to the nursing home with a holistic approach. She trained at UT Southwestern Medical Center and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Smith believes in supporting patients' mental health, family situation and work stresses, as well as treating their bodies. A former hospitalist, she quickly recognizes patients with emergencies when they come to clinic. On her days off, you will find Dr. Smith on a medical mission trip, hanging out with her family or volunteering in her community.

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish
Ages SeenInfants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Children (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics, Newborns (0-28 days)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Pflugerville
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Buda
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Austin
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
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Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Humana Preferred
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Imagine Health - EPN
Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Superior - CHIP
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Superior - STAR+PLUS
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Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Meet Karen Smith, MD

Meet Karen Smith, MD

Background

Education
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (2003)
  • Residency: Family Medicine, Fort Worth Affiliated Hopsitals Residency Program (2006)
Certifications
  • Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education. To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities. The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements. Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Aug 25, 2020, Karen Smith, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (155) for Karen Smith, MD

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Jan 11, 2023
Always attentive and caring and encouraging
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Jan 10, 2023
Very personable
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Jan 10, 2023
I always have a good visit
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Jan 7, 2023
Well good
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Jan 7, 2023
She sits with you and explains everything she knows with you and if doesn't know she will go get a book and look it up. I love her..,,
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Jan 7, 2023
Dr Karen listens to me and does what's in my best interest while utilizing her expertise
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Jan 1, 2023
She is amazing!!! Put me at ease right away. I felt heard.
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Dec 26, 2022
Karen is very personable and interested in finding the solution to one's needs.
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Dec 22, 2022
Dr. Smith is very kind and friendly with excellent bedside manner. She listens and makes me feel heard. I feel that my health is in good hands with her
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Dec 21, 2022
I think she is the best doctor I've ever had I would recommend her to anybody especially when I talk about seeing a doctor here in Texas I always tell them to go to Baylor Scott & White
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Dec 15, 2022
She took her time to know my health history
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Dec 14, 2022
The provider is awesome. Very informative and caring. The wait time is just pretty bad.
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Dec 14, 2022
Very good
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Dec 12, 2022
Good Customer service
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Dec 7, 2022
It was great! She's always scheduled way ahead but I messaged her that I was really feeling bad and she worked me in
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Dec 4, 2022
Very caring and through in my visit and examination
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Dec 1, 2022
Wonderful
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Dec 1, 2022
Always very informative and she takes the time to actually hear your concerns
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Nov 30, 2022
Dr Karen Smith listened, very friendly!
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Nov 29, 2022
Very professional and I felt like she really cares.
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Nov 23, 2022
Dr. Smith is truly a Godsend. I am so thankful to have her as my new provider
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Nov 18, 2022
She is a great physician, I like that she is willing to listen to my problems/aches and pains.
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Nov 18, 2022
What a blessing she is! Great empathy, humor, extra efforts, & from my experience, a great diagnostician. She's my favorite all time doctor.
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Nov 11, 2022
Always a pleasure, great staff and Dr. Smith is the best provider I've ever had.
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Nov 9, 2022
Friendly, and very helpful
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Nov 9, 2022
She's down to earth easy to talk to
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Nov 5, 2022
She's very professional!
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Nov 4, 2022
Excellent
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Oct 30, 2022
Dr. Smith is never rushed and will listen to all my concerns. It lessens my anxiety and that means a lot to me.
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Oct 27, 2022
She listens well and offers advice on how to improve a condition or problem.
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Oct 27, 2022
Always a pleasure to visit with Dr. Smith we Always go over wants an needs
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Oct 26, 2022
Karen is a very caring doctor. I feel comfortable talking to her about anything
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Oct 26, 2022
Very professional informative & courteous
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Oct 22, 2022
Dr. Smith always addresses and concerns that I have and is a wealth of knowledge.
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Oct 18, 2022
Dr. Karen Smith is very helpful and explain everything so I understand!
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Oct 18, 2022
Dr. Smith is very caring and the appointment was efficient. We will be coming back to her for many years.
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Oct 18, 2022
Dr. Smith has a wonderful bedside manner and takes the time to make sure I understand by providing pictures and information to answer questions I ask her.
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Oct 17, 2022
Dr. Smith is so knowledgeable and doesn't treat you like cattle herding. She explains everything to you in layman terms so you will understand. Love her so much.
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Oct 15, 2022
She doesn't rush the appointment and explains everything
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Oct 15, 2022
I feel she listens to me and can relate to me as a doctor and a woman. She always makes me feel comfortable.
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Oct 14, 2022
Love Dr. SMITH. She is such a kind and passionate and cares about her patie
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Oct 13, 2022
Professional, very nice and knowledgeable
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Oct 13, 2022
She is the best PCP I've ever had in my whole life and I'm 71 years old !
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Oct 12, 2022
Extremely professional
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Oct 12, 2022
Dr. Karen Smith takes time to hear your concerns when it comes to your health! She doesn't rush she is very informative & knowledgeable at what she does
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Oct 9, 2022
Fit me in same day and was very compassionate
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Oct 8, 2022
Doctor Smith is the best Doctor I've ever had. Thorough and caring.
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Oct 6, 2022
It was a really nice visit with Dr. Smith.
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Oct 4, 2022
Wonderful experience very kind people.
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Sep 26, 2022
She listens, keeps up with the latest in science, offers options and always does what is best for the patient.
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Sep 23, 2022
Dr. Karen Smith is one of the best medical professionals I've ever had the pleasure of working with. She makes me feel heard, safe, and cared for. It's easy to be vulnerable with her about whatever I am going through and I always feel taken care of when I leave. I feel so blessed to have found a doctor that I can trust. I have recommended her to several of my friends.
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Sep 23, 2022
Well good
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Sep 23, 2022
It was a good day to be able to see the doctor .
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Sep 22, 2022
Dr. Smith knows what she is doing. Very kind, listens, asks for clarification, her diagnosis was correct.My wife is now a patient, too.Thank you for employing such aprofessional yet human, doctor.
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Sep 21, 2022
Professional, caring and thorough.
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Sep 21, 2022
Dr. Listens and is concerned about your health
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Sep 16, 2022
Liked her and was comfortable with her.
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Sep 14, 2022
Excellent service!!
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Sep 13, 2022
Dr. Smith is extremely kind and personable. She makes my daughter feel comfortable by sharing affirmations and encouragement. She provides thorough care that is very informative.
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Sep 13, 2022
Dr. Smith is the BEST!! She gives the her full attention and is very knowledgeable.
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Sep 10, 2022
Generally seems interested
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Sep 7, 2022
Excellent
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Sep 7, 2022
Good listener
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Sep 3, 2022
She listened carefully and answered all my questions
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Aug 29, 2022
Dr. Smith is the best listener I've ever had. She understands and respects your opinion and always adds to my knowledge of the illness or situation.
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Aug 28, 2022
I'm satisfied the service! Doc was nice and staff .
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Aug 27, 2022
From the first appointment I have felt that Dr Smith is the best doctor I have ever had. She has such a caring spirit that I am very comfortable in placing my care in her hands.
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Aug 24, 2022
Dr Smith is very caring, thorough, and takes time to explain and answer questions. She's a good listener. Thank you Dr. Smith!
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Aug 23, 2022
Dr. Smith is great!! I'm particularly impressed with her knowledge of the different resources offered through the BS&W network.
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Aug 21, 2022
Caring friendly educational
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Aug 19, 2022
She cares about you, wants to fix whatever the problem is. With good results.
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Aug 13, 2022
Dr. Smith took the time to answer all my questions and didn't make me feel rushed or like a burden. She has amazing bed side manner
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Aug 12, 2022
How lucky I was to get Dr. Smith assigned as my PCP. She is exceptionally caring, without allowing her empathy to become saccharine. Her sense of humor is a blessing. I've told her I feel like she's my little sister.As for her competency, I am evermore impressed, visit after visit, at her diagnostic intuition... Giving me a hint at why she wants me to see various specialists, but without stepping on their diagnostic toes.She follows all of my lab results from the specialists, and is 100% ready to discuss every parameter. She'll also walk In to the exam room with big smiles, thumbs up, with elbow bumps, when various lab parameters show a nice change for the better.There's no faking that obvious concern, or joy, whenever I see Dr. Smith. What great people skills she has. I liken her to a "Doc Martin" in medical skills, but like a pet dog, in unconditional caring empathy & sharing joy. She's the best PCP I've ever met, with impressive medical skills and amazing people skills.Oh, her amazing techy speed with various devices also Impresses me. Her phone, the various locations/screens in the exam room... She seems to Instantly know exactly where everything needed is, and how to access and manipulate it. I may have held back a bit on the praise - because I don't want you promoting her out of her current roll as my favorite PCP.
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Aug 11, 2022
She works with Integrity and explains her findings in a very thorough manner.
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Aug 10, 2022
Excellent listener, always willing to make me feel better.
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