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Dr. Christopher Smale, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology ·  Male · Age 75

Dr. Smale

Christopher L Smale Obstetrics

4000 Physicians Blvd Ste 201 Bakersfield, CA 93301

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Dr. Christopher Smale, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 49 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1970 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.


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Dr. Smale is pretty old school, and isn't one for small talk, but he is a great doctor. You never feel pushed out of the office like with some doctors, and he is always willing to answer your questions and address your concerns. He delivered my 3rd child via cesarean, and it went smoothly and was my easiest recovery thus far.
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Dr Smale is absolutely wonderful and saved my life! After years of fertility tx he found that I have endometrial cancer. I had a radical hysterectomy and celebrate 3 years of being cancer free today! I was struggling to pay my medical bills, so this awesome Dr donated his time. I was 33 and scared to death, but he walked me through it. I did get 2 other opinions. 1 wanted me to try and fight it first do I could resume fertility tx. No thank you! I wasn't going to dump more money on that.
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Went to Dr S. as new patient - showed ultrasound report I'd rec'd from another dr regarding a cyst on L ovary. Dr.S. scheduled a f/u ultrasound. A few days prior to appt, Dr S. called & said there was no reason for 2nd ultrasound; we should just take out ovary. He called back 30 mins later; said we should take out both ovaries to be sure. When I asked about instant menopause, he said You'll be going through it soon anyway. Saw another dr for 2nd opinion - cysts were gone! Don't trust Dr. S!
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Biography

Dr. Christopher Smale, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 49 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1970 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Education

Kern Med Center
Residency Hospital
1970
Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
Medical School
1970

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(661) 327-4885

Dr. Smale accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
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Open Access Plus

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Smale's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hysterectomy - Open
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Dr. Smale performs Hysterectomy - Open more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Smale performs this procedure more than 75% of his peers

Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
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Dr. Smale performs Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Smale performs this procedure more than 71% of his peers

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smale performs Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Smale performs this procedure more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Smale's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • C-Section
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedure
  • Gynecological Examination
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Incontinence
  • Infertility
  • Laparoscopy
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Nausea
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Ablation
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Laparoscopy
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Yeast Infections

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70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)
  • Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2017)

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2017)