Dr. James S. Smeltzer, MD

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Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine • Male • Age 66

833 Campbell Hill St NW Ste 400
Marietta, GA 30060
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Wellstar Kennestone Hospital
677 Church Street
Marietta, GA 30060

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WellStar Medical Group Northwest Women's Care
WellStar Medical Group Northwest Women's Care
833 Campbell Hill St NW Ste 400
Marietta, GA 30060
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    Dr. Smeltzer's Experience

    Dr. Smeltzer's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Maternal-Fetal Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • Maternal & Fetal Medicine
    • Obstetrics & Gynecology
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    • 3D Ultrasound
    • Advanced Fetal Ultrasound
    • Amniocentesis
    • Cervical Cerclage
    • C-Section
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Fetal Echocardiography
    • Fetal Transfusion
    • Fetal Ultrasound
    • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
    • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
    • Hysterectomy - Open
    • In-Office Sonograms
    • Prenatal Care and Counseling
    • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
    • Sonography
    • Sympathectomy
    • Ultrasound, Transvaginal
    • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
    • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
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    • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
    • Autoimmune Disease in Pregnancy
    • Breech Position
    • Cervicitis
    • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
    • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Diabetes
    • Ectopic Pregnancy
    • Encounters for High-Risk Pregnancies
    • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
    • Endometriosis
    • Fetal Disorders
    • Genetic Fetal Risks
    • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
    • Gestational Diabetes
    • Gestational Hypertension
    • Hematologic Abnormalities Associated With Pregnancy
    • Hemorrhage from Placenta Previa
    • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
    • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
    • Hypercoagulable State
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hypertension
    • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
    • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
    • Lupus Erythematosus
    • Maternal Anemia
    • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
    • Miscarriages
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    • Multiple Gestation
    • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
    • Nuchal Translucency
    • Ovarian Cysts
    • Placenta Previa
    • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    • Preeclampsia
    • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
    • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
    • Premature Birth
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
    • Sickle Cell Disease
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Thalassemia
    • Trichomoniasis
    • Uterine Fibroids
    • Vaginal & Pelvic Prolapse
    • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
    • Venous Thrombosis and Phlebitis in Pregnancy
    • Yeast Infections
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    Background Check for Dr. Smeltzer

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Georgia.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1978

    Internship Hospital

    Med College Va Hospital
    Complete in 1979

    Residency Hospital

    Med College Va Hospital
    Complete in 1982

    Fellowship Hospital

    Northwestern University
    Complete in 1984

    Undergraduate Schools

    University Of Chicago
    Graduated in 1970
    Youngstown
    Graduated in 1974
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Smeltzer & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Smeltzer's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Smeltzer

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smeltzer to family and friends

    14 responses
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    Dr. Smeltzer's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    14 responses
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    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    14 responses
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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    14 responses
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 14 responses
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    national average
    Experience with Dr. Smeltzer
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    14 responses
    same as
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    14 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    14 responses
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    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    14 responses
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    national average

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    WellStar Medical Group Northwest Women's Care
    833 Campbell Hill St NW Ste 400
    Marietta, GA 30060
    (770) 528-0260 (Office)
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