Dr. Daron Smith, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 53
  
Dr. Smith
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Queen City Ear, Nose & Throat

8924 Blakeney Professional Dr Charlotte, NC 28277

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(704) 703-1080

Dr. Daron Smith, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Charlotte, NC and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Smith has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Alabama School Of Medicine medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Atrium Health Union and Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Smith to book an appointment.


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Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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Practice Areas

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 58% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sinusitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Sinusitis more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Chronic Sinusitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 80% of their peers

Acute Sinusitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Acute Sinusitis more than 62% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 62% of their peers

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Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Angioedema
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Bronchitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Cord Sampling (PUBS)
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Proctogram
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

4.7

Based on 29 ratings

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (25)
  • Explained conditions well (25)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
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I went to Dr. Smith two years ago for a second opinion about a thyroglossal duct. I was NOT on board with the idea of having surgery so I postponed. It was my second visit a year later, January 2020 that swayed me otherwise. Dr. Smith advised that I get the surgery because the legion could get bigger or worse, infected. It was his cool, calm demeanor that helped put me at ease, along with his scheduler, Erica. She was the nurturer, and told me it would not be bad despite what I looked at on you tube, and really this is what I needed, a woman to help reassure me that I was in the right place and that I would be just fine. She told me Dr. Smith hands were steady and precise, leaving me with a nice clean cut that would heal wonderfully. Hey you guys, bottom line; I had the surgery, it turned out great, I SURVIVED :) I was out for two weeks, and my scar looks amazing and is healing beautifully!!! Thank you Dr. Smith and Thank you also Erica, (ribbit) :))
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Nichole – Mar 23, 2020
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I went to Dr. Smith for a second opinion regarding having balloon sinuplasty. He explained why he did think this was an option for me due the chronic sinus infections that had blocked two areas of my sinus passages. I left his office feeling that I had been better informed than had ever been after 3 years with a different ENT dr. I had surgery a month ago and things are going well. Dr. Smith and his staff at both his office and surgery center are very helpful and nice. I highly recommend Dr. Smith.
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Sep 23, 2019
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Dr Smith fixed my problem after first visit. Highly recommend him and his staff.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Very good – Jul 31, 2019
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Excellent outcome from Balloon Sinuplasty performed by Dr. Smith. he and his staff are true professionals. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND a consult with Dr. Smith if you have frequent sinus infections or other sinus issues.
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  • Office environment
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Kelly – Jul 17, 2019
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My sinus surgery was a complete success. I can't believe I waited so long to have it done. Dr. Smith and all of his staff are exceptional. I highly recommend this practice!
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May 15, 2019
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I saw Dr. Smith for my sinus surgery and I couldn’t be happier. He was so helpful, reassuring, and informative during this process. He calmed my nerves and always took the time to explain everything to me. He and his staff are as professional as they are kind and I am so pleased with my results. They are amazing and I would highly recommend.
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Kyra in Charlotte, NC – Feb 21, 2019
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Dr. Smith of Cornerstone ENT performed surgery to straighten my deviated septum. Everything went perfect. Surgery/recovery was not near what I was dreading. Doctor and all staff were great and made the whole process very smooth. I can now breath through my nose easily and no longer have the daily congestion that I’ve had for many many years
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Steve Philemon – Nov 22, 2018
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After seeing two other doctors who provided no real diagnosis, I was feeling anxious and worried as my symptoms continued. Through my own research, I suspected LPR, and was hoping to find an ENT in Charlotte who offers TNE (Transnasal Esophagoscopy—which is easier, faster, and less expensive than an endoscopy) and I was THRILLED when I discovered he did. The TNE was painless and fast, and Dr. Smith confirmed that I had treatable LPR and mild inflammation. I am so grateful to have found him!!
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V. in Charlotte, NC – Nov 13, 2018
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I had the best experience with Dr. Smith. He was patient with me and listened to my concerns. He is a dedicated professional who helped me get my hearing back to where it was 2 years ago. I highly recommend him and his staff at Cornerstone Ear, Nose & Throat! The very best there is in Charlotte!
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Nov 06, 2018
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Dr Smith and his staff have been fantastic with my little girl ... she was just about 18 months when she had tubes put in her ears. Recently, at four years old we have returned for treatment for nosebleeds. Dr Smith has pulled three frogs out of her ears so far, and it doesn't seem to get old. He has such a good way with little kids!
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Helen in Charlotte, NC – Nov 01, 2018
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Dr. Smith was very thorough. He asked me a lot of questions about my symptoms to make a diagnosis. He took the time to answer all my questions, I appreciate that and would highly recommend him.
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Charlotte, NC – Mar 03, 2018
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Dr Smith did an excellent job explaining my problem and has done a fantastic job helping me with my problem. Highly recommended Dr Smith.
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Andy E in Indian Trail, NC – Mar 02, 2018
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Dr. Smith is very attentive and answers any questions you may have. Does not rush you through your appointment. Staff is very helpful and friendly also.
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Kathy Gaddy in wadesboro – Jan 28, 2018
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Dr. Smith assessed an extremely painful boil in my nose and immediately began the process of eliminating the abscess and pain. He followed up with me three times during the process to make certain all was well. He is truly professional and sincerely cares for his patients. I certainly recommend Dr. Smith and the staff at Corner Stone Ear, Nose & Throat.
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Kent Jewell in Lancaster, SC – Jan 18, 2018
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Smith. He is very attentive to his patients needs. Takes as much time as his patient needs.
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Hugh Andrews in Marshville – Jan 05, 2018
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About 2 months ago I have my Sinus Surgery ,after the Surgery I really feel better ,I sleep much better and also my life change so much. I want to recommended the Doctor Smith and the whole staff ,they are amazing and professional. Thanks.
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Jose Rojas Rivera in Charlotte,NC – Jan 02, 2018
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I would highly recommend Dr. Smith. He was instrumental in helping my wife identify a continuous swollen lymph node condition which turned out to be related to Lupus, which is an extremely hard condition to determine. In addition his facility is clean and well maintained, his staff was prompt and his knowledge was outstanding. Made us very comfortable.
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David Keith in Harrisburg, NC 28075 – Sep 09, 2017
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Dr. Smith assessed my ear infection and eliminated the abscess and pain. He met me three times over the course of two weeks. The entire staff and office at Cornerstone Ear, Nose, and Throat were fantastic. I couldn't be happier with their service and professionalism.
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Dan G. in Charlotte, NC – Jan 24, 2017
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About Me

We offer adult and pediatric ear, nose and throat surgery including in-office balloon sinuplasty, traditional sinus surgery, in-office Vivaer treatment of nasal valve obstruction, evaluation, and treatment of throat & voice disorders, head & ...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Allergy

Education

1998
University of Louisville/University Louisville Hosp
Residency Hospital
1994
University of Louisville Hospital
Internship Hospital
1993
University Of Alabama School Of Medicine
Medical School
1989
University of Alabama At Birmingham
Undergraduate School

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Locations

Queen City Ear, Nose & Throat

Queen City Ear, Nose & Throat8924 Blakeney Professional Dr Charlotte, NC 28277
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Monroe1994 Wellness Blvd Ste 210 Monroe, NC 28110
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Atrium Health Union

Monroe, NC

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center

Charlotte, NC

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

Novant Health Matthews Medical Center

Matthews, NC

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)