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Karen Smith, MD

Family Medicine
Accepts New Patients
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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 - Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Taylor
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Buda
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Austin
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway
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 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 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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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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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 - 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 - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Acces
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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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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 - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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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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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO 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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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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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 - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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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 - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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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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Superior - STAR+PLUS
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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 - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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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 - 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 - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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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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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
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Ut Southwestern Medical School (2003)
  • Residency: Family Medicine, Fort Worth Affiliated Hopsitals Residency Program (2006)
  • Residency: Family Medicine, John Peter Smith Hospital (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 May 11, 2020, Karen Smith, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(224)
Overall: 4.7*
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Sep 13, 2020
Excellent Doctor!!!
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Sep 12, 2020
EXCELLENT JOB
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Sep 11, 2020
I really liked Dr. Smith. She really listened to my problems and provided much needed comfort and assurance about my health.
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Sep 10, 2020
The care provider is always willingly to here my concerns!
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Sep 9, 2020
I really like the way she explained everything about my concerns.
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Sep 3, 2020
Great Service!
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Sep 2, 2020
Dr Smithe & staff outstanding as always. Of course, since I underperformed on the MOCA test, that could just be my incipient dementia talking ;-)
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Aug 29, 2020
She is informative, kind, and like that she listens to my problems and worries.
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Aug 27, 2020
Dr. Smith always explains everything very good and is very willing to take care of me the way I want too.
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Aug 27, 2020
Dr. Smith and her staff are top notch. they even helped me too stop smoking after 35 years. best staff ever. thank you
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Aug 25, 2020
very good
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Aug 25, 2020
she is an excellent doctor
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Aug 20, 2020
very good love it
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Aug 18, 2020
very good
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Aug 18, 2020
This was my second time visiting her and I felt cared for more by her then other doctors I've seen for years. I felt like she truly cared about me, my health and well being and I'm so glad she was put in my life!
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Aug 13, 2020
she forgot to run testing for my testosterone and I had to come in twice to give blood. had to miss work also. other than that. she's an awesome person and doctor
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Aug 11, 2020
very informative, patient, & kind
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Aug 8, 2020
Dr. Smith was very thorough, explained the procedure before performing it, treated me with respect as to my preferences, and she was very open and friendly.
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Aug 6, 2020
Dr. Smith is always great about going over all my lab results with me, and eases my mind about concerns I have. I very much enjoy our relationship.
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Aug 2, 2020
absolutely the best doctor I've seen this far.
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Aug 1, 2020
Dr Karen Smith is the most caring doctor I've ever had in all of my life. She is thorough she takes time to explain she asked my opinion of what she would like my treatment to be and that is very rare and I appreciate her so very much!
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Jul 30, 2020
Very knowledgeable and completely honest and helpful!
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Jul 18, 2020
Dr Smith was very thorough in her explanations and I never felt that she was rushed. She informed me of importance of getting vaccinated for various illnesses. I appreciate her attentiveness.
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Jul 11, 2020
she took plenty of time to go over things and explain some unclear items.
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Jul 10, 2020
Very personable, caring, informative and great bedside manner!
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Jul 9, 2020
This was the first time I saw Dr. Smith and I just loved her!!
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Jul 7, 2020
good
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Jul 3, 2020
During my visit with Dr. Smith I felt at ease and that Dr. Smith was genuinely concerned about my existing health conditions.
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Jun 29, 2020
Great Experience!
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Jun 26, 2020
Dr. Smith is the best doctor I have ever had and that is saying a lot since I am 71. She actually listens to me; she allows me to be a part of the health decisions that are made for me; she is unfailingly courteous and cheerful.
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Jun 24, 2020
excellent!
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Jun 21, 2020
Karen is awesome, I feel my health is in the best hands when I visit with her.
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Jun 20, 2020
Dr. Smith is great. She takes the time to listen to you. The rest of the staff are great as well.
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Jun 19, 2020
I trust Dr Smith with my life and all my confidence
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Jun 18, 2020
very thankful to have found a kind and caring doctor
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Jun 18, 2020
love this dr and this clinic!
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Jun 17, 2020
Dr Smith is a wonderful, caring, thoughtful person. she cares about patients and our care.
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Jun 13, 2020
Dr. Karen was the best GP provider I have had in long time. She actively listens and genuinely cares. I feel very fortunate to have found her and I will keep going back to her as long as she is there.
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Jun 13, 2020
Average to good experience overall.
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Jun 10, 2020
Excellent Doctor nurse & group..very very clean office..
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Jun 6, 2020
I just love Dr. Karen Smith! She's so loving and caring and shows it when I come for my medical visits. She's very informative and puts all your worries at ease. She's also builds up your confidence to tackle anytime that may come your way. Her medical staffing is also wonderful as well. They are always smiling and has positive attitudes especially during this crisis in the world. Words can't express how blessed I am to have such a wonderful Dr!
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Jun 5, 2020
Welcoming approach and easy to talk to.
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Jun 2, 2020
She took the time to explain everything
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Jun 2, 2020
I love Dr. Karen Smith, wish I would have found her years earlier.
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Jun 1, 2020
She was awesome. Very professional but also very down to earth and clearly cares for her patients. She cares so much, however, that she tends to run about an hour behind for appointments. Maybe since they know that she's going to spend so much time on each patient, make the appointment times longer?
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May 29, 2020
very good and I love the care given.
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May 28, 2020
I really love visiting with Dr. Smith. She truly sees each patient as an individual and does not group them into cookie cutter care. She listens when patients speak and always tries to find the best treatment possible
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May 28, 2020
she has a lot of patience and I feel very comfortable with her.
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May 28, 2020
first time visit was a good experience
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May 28, 2020
The best care provider that I've encountered in years.
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May 27, 2020
Dr.Smith always listens really well and always tries her best to help or make suggestions for me to follow.
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May 24, 2020
I am 66 years old and Dr Smith is the best Family Practitioner that I have ever been to see.
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May 23, 2020
Thanks Dr Smith you've a life saver...
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May 21, 2020
I adore Doctor Smith.
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May 19, 2020
My doctor is so friendly. Snd takes care of me.
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May 19, 2020
I love going there
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May 17, 2020
Dr. Smith always exhibits concern and care for my well being and addresses all aspects needed for the type of visit that I am there for.
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May 16, 2020
I love Dr. K. Smith. She seems very knowledgeable and she seems to REALLY care about my health. That's so important to me. I'm so glad I found this clinic and Dr. Karen Smith.
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May 16, 2020
very much enjoy my visits
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May 14, 2020
Care about my Health
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May 14, 2020
Dr. Smith is the best doctor I've had in my adult life.
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May 11, 2020
I am so impressed by Dr. Smith. I am older and she reminds me of the old school bedside manner that all doctors use to have. I felt her genuine concern and gentle care....the best ever...ty
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May 11, 2020
Thanks for trusting me as a person and not a statistic
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May 10, 2020
awesome
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May 8, 2020
Karen is great and easy to talk with
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May 7, 2020
very understanding very professional felt very comfortable for first visit. learn a lot.
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May 5, 2020
ok
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May 1, 2020
my visit was fast and to the point the provider I knew exactly what was wrong with me she is very good
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Apr 21, 2020
We are very happy with her.
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Apr 21, 2020
Dr. Smith is such a caring person every time I visit her.
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Apr 13, 2020
Dr. Smith is the best doctor I've ever had in my life! The most caring compassionate person and I will never go to another doctor ever again!
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Apr 7, 2020
This is one awesome doctor
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Mar 28, 2020
I love dr.Smith! she is the best MD I have ever seen, glad to have found her!
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