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Karen Smith, MD
Family Medicine
Accepts New Patients
portal
Locations
About
"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 - Taylor
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
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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
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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
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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
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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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
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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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Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
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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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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PHCS/OPTUM - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 SeniorCare (Cost) Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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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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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Medicaid
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Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - CHIP
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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
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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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
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
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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
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UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
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UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
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UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice.Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Residency: Family Medicine, Fort Worth Affiliated Hopsitals Residency Program (2006)
  • Residency: Family Medicine, John Peter Smith Hospital (2006)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School (2003)
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 Mar 4, 2019, Karen Smith, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(128)
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Apr 26, 2019
She is a good doctor, but she needs to give more talking time to the patient. She talks a lot and doesn\'t seem to allow for the patient to express his/her concerns.
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Apr 26, 2019
professional, friendly,
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Apr 25, 2019
Dr. Smith is the best female doctor that I have ever seen! She treated me with dignity and respect and didn\'t rush. I really appreciate her patience. She was willing to make things work even though I had my two kids with me during the visit.
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Apr 25, 2019
This was my first visit. I felt so comfortable I made an appointment for my daughter directly after
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Apr 23, 2019
great service every time I go the office
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Apr 17, 2019
I noticed the provider is not using the stethoscope to check the Heart.Looks like she\'s in a hurry to go attend to a next patient .
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Apr 16, 2019
She not only listened to my concerns but she understood from a perspective only a mom could.
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Apr 15, 2019
Dr Smith always considers different treatments (not just medication). this time medication was indicated and I am feeling much better already.i trust Dr S to have my best interests at heart.
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Apr 13, 2019
very knowledgeable and caring
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Apr 12, 2019
I\'ve just recently become a patient and already love Dr. Karen. She really cares about, as well as for, her patients.
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Apr 12, 2019
Dr. Smith is outstanding. She is an excellent doctor and I think also a great person. She is compassionate, understanding, non-judgmental, and she takes a genuine interest in my life and health.
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Apr 12, 2019
she\'s very sweet! genuinely cared about my health and personal life too. When she has in the process of my work Pap smear she walked me thru the procedure. Out of all the doctors that I\'ve had throught my life she\'s been the only that made me feel more understood, safe, and genuinely cared about my health and explained everything in detail which is awsome! Most doctors are like okay weight needs improvement, next, next and sometimes it might seem that they don\'t take you\'re health seriously and they run through it like nothing. Am very pleased with Doctor Karen Van Matre Smith wonderful doctor!
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Apr 9, 2019
I was very pleased with the staff and doctor and look forward to my care from this provider . I\'m very very pleased!
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Apr 8, 2019
Dr. Smith is an extremely knowledgeable, caring physician who has always had my welfare as her primary concern. She is excellent in making me feel at easy and helping me get and stay healthy. She explains problems and puts them in perspective without creating fear. She then recommends treatments that are effective. Also very friendly with a great personality.
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Apr 8, 2019
Dr. Karen Smith listens to her patients and with her calming voice explains what the next step should be. Dr. Smith makes sure the patient is good with whatever she suggest.
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Apr 4, 2019
Dr. Smith office is very respectful and always have a helping hand. very impressive that the office manager was working the front desk while the receptionist was out on vacation. he was so nice and respectful.
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Mar 28, 2019
Staff was great and the care from the doctor was excellent.
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Mar 21, 2019
I\'ve looked for over 5 years for a GP I liked and finally found one in Dr. Smith
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Mar 19, 2019
I had a fantastic time. They did a good job with everything.
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Mar 19, 2019
I luv Doctor Smith office
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Mar 18, 2019
It was a pleasant surprise, not commune this days.
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Mar 14, 2019
she is always caring, listens and has a great bedside manner
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Mar 14, 2019
excellent
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Mar 12, 2019
She is always very attentive and friendly
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Mar 10, 2019
Dr Smith is always so concerned. She remembers what I asked her about last visit and has solved that. Her concern is amazing
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Mar 8, 2019
She listened and set a clear expectation that our relationship would be a partnership.
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Mar 7, 2019
We love Dr. Karen and our entire family uses her. We definitely recommend to family and friends!
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Mar 5, 2019
She is caring and professional.
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Mar 5, 2019
Awesome, sweet lady. Ver caring of my concerns.
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Mar 5, 2019
It was a wonderful experience. My son was treated with the upmost care and respect.
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Feb 19, 2019
did not have to wait long to see doctor which I really appreciate; entire process from making appointment to check in to doctor visit is very organized and efficient.
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Feb 19, 2019
Dr. Smith is knowledgeable, kind, respectful and answers all of your questions. I love that although she is much more educated than I am, she still treated me so well and explained things in a way that showed she cares. She is 9ne of a kind!
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Feb 19, 2019
Moved here from another state and needed a PCP. I have a history of cancer and was looking for a provider with a good bedside manner. Dr. Smith seems very thorough, professional, and friendly.
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Feb 15, 2019
I really enjoyed the level of human interaction the care from the staff from the receptionist to the nurses and doctor
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Feb 14, 2019
the care was good and I like the doctor. but both times I\'ve been there the wait has been ridiculous. particularly the last time. I\'m told to arrive 15 minutes before my appointment time, then I don\'t get in the room til 15 minutes after my appointment and the doc doesn\'t actually see me til almost an hour after my appointment time.
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Feb 12, 2019
great service, but need to get the wait times fixed. we should not have to wait 30 mins after the apt time to be seen
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Feb 12, 2019
she\'s a very good caregiver
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Feb 12, 2019
First time been there, I went because, wanted to be seen by Dr. Smith
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Feb 12, 2019
Dr. Smith is amazing.
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Feb 8, 2019
it takes forever for visists that should be simple. I love Dr. Smith but I think she gets overbooked so the wait timeas are always rodiculous.
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Feb 4, 2019
Very approachable making this a great visit
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Feb 3, 2019
Staff and Dr. were very friendly and helpful.
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Feb 1, 2019
The entire staff and Dr. Smith are so friendly and caring. I\'m thankful to have found a medical office that provides great service and is close to home.
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Jan 25, 2019
if you had an 11 I would give her that
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Jan 22, 2019
I am so happy that we found a gem of a physician so close to home! Dr. Smith is wonderful and I can see now why she has so many glowing reviews. I was nervous about switching our family care to a new doctor but after the first visit, all my worries went out the window and I feel good and comfortable bringing my family to this clinic. We are listened to, cared for, educated, and treated well. 10/10.
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Jan 22, 2019
she was amazing, extremely sensitive, kind and knowledgeable. she toovk so much time to answer questions and I felt comfortable and in great hands!
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Jan 22, 2019
very warm and attentive, very knowledgeable and very concerned about my well-being.
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Jan 19, 2019
I always have a great experience!
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Jan 17, 2019
Dr. Karen Smith is an excellent communicator. She made a tough situation much easier by providing information and a plan. I really like her & she has a lot of confidence that this can work out. Thanks again.
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Jan 15, 2019
She was very personable and professional. She took the time to listen and was very concerned with my medical issues.
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Jan 15, 2019
I adored her so sweet and helpful, I am changing drs to her.
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Jan 2, 2019
This was my first visit with this provider. I was treated very well. I was there because I was sick and also checking Dr Smith out to see if she might be a good fit for me as a doctor. I only have had one visit
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Dec 28, 2018
very thorough and answered my questions.
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Dec 21, 2018
Dr. Smith and all of the BSW staff were attentive and kind. Dr. Smith spent time with me as a new patient and asked probing questions and applied motivational interviewing concepts to conduct her assessment. I can\'t say enough how much I appreciated my visit as a whole.
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Dec 20, 2018
Dr. Smith always takes the time to assess my injuries/illnesses and we have a thorough and complete discussion each time I have an appointment with her.
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Dec 14, 2018
They were excellent when helping me find a solution for my mental illness, was very kind and made me feel welcome.
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Dec 14, 2018
Dr. Smith and her staff were very personable and friendly. I was put at ease immediately and I definitely look forward to seeing her again!
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Dec 14, 2018
The doctor was an hour late to my appointment. No update that doctor was running late was provided by team, no offer to reschedule. I understand things happen, but if a doctor is more than 20 minutes late, her team should be updating patients, especially when we\'re required to check in 15 minutes early. In total I was at the clinic for 2 hours, which is ridiculous
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Dec 11, 2018
Dr. Smith is very friendly, courteous and professional. She takes the time needed to explain test results and then provides options for medications for any problems. She gives the patient a chance to help decide which medication option is best. Extremely helpful doctor.
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Dec 10, 2018
Dr. Smith is the most compassionate and caring physician I\'ve had. She gives a thorough examination and provides a not rushed femeling that maked me feel important and not part of a patient mill. The nurse and phlebotomist were extremely patient and made their part of the visit pleasant as well. I appreciate all their hard work to provide a great primary care experience.
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Dec 4, 2018
Dr Smith showed me the personalized care I needed at my visit and referred me to a specialist for further help! I was very pleased with her!
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Dec 4, 2018
Dr. Smith very knowledgeable and professional.
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Dec 1, 2018
Love DR. Karen. She takes a real interest in my family and I. Would not switch doctors ever again.
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Nov 30, 2018
She is always very thorough and great
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Nov 29, 2018
she did a good job on my visit .
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