Dr. David Smith, MD
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Dr. David Smith, MD


Neurology | Male

David Nelson Smith MD, PhD, PLLC, Rochester NY 14623 1225 Jefferson Rd Ste A07 Rochester, NY 14623 Get Directions
(585) 461-5330

Care Philosophy

In providing medical care, we must understand the patient's illness to the best of our ability, use our best just judgement and, above all, we must care about the person whose welfare is in our hands.


Dr. David Smith, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Rochester, NY. He is 73 years old and has been practicing for 44 years.

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Dr. Smith's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
in Henrietta, NY |
Always took the time to listen to me and address my concerns and questions. Sorry to see him moving out of state because he was the best Neurologist in town. I know I will not find another great doctor to take over my medical treatment.
in Webster, NY |
Proceed with caution. There is a reason he no longer takes health insurance. I hope this comment protects someone.
in Greece, NY |
Dr. Smith is one of the few doctors left that are in practice for the right reasons. He generally cares for his patients. He takes the time to listen. He will not just throw a diagnosis out at you in order to bill an insurance company. In fact, a diagnosis is not something he takes lightly. He will rule out one thing at a time. Each person is like an intricate puzzle that he takes pride in being able to solve. I would highly recommend Dr. Smith, especially if you are looking for answers.
in Rochester, NY |
Very pleasant man, and he listened to me without any time constraint. I am on my road to recovery and can not imagine having doing so well with out his help and guidance. He was able to pin point the source of my multiple issues quickly and get me the help I needed for treatment.
in Fairport, NY |
Total waste of my time and money. I was in search of a new PCP because mine retired. I called the office and was told he could provide this service. When I went for my initial appointment, I was told I needed to take a 10 day trial of Ambien and that if I wasn't willing to do this that I couldn't come back. This cost me $500.00 which wasn't covered by my insurance. He said he felt really bad having to charge me but still did it anyway.
New York, NY |
A problem of long standing was resolved relatively simply.
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Dr. Smith's Care Philosophy

In providing medical care, we must understand the patient's illness to the best of our ability, use our best just judgement and, above all, we must care about the person whose welfare is in our hands.

Dr. Smith's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurology
  •  Board certified in Neurology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  Board actions found

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for New York.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0

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

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 1
    Board Action

    Dr. Smith has 1 board action

    What are board actions
    • Non-Disciplinary Action (10/24/2012)
    • Action Taken: Release from Prior Order
    • Summary: Dr. David Nelson; License # 128352 - The physician's prior order has been fulfilled and his medical license is free from limitations.
    • State: New York

Board Certifications

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  • Neurology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Blindness
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Cluster Headache
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Dementia
  • Demyelinating Disorders
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tic Disorders
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects


  • Medical School
    University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry

    Graduated in 1973

  • Internship Hospital
    Rochester Genl Hospital

    Completed in 1974

  • Residency Hospital
    Strong Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1977

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Harvard/Mass Eye and Ear

    Completed in 1980

    Strong Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1978

  • Undergraduate School
    Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Bs Electrical Engineering

    Graduated in 1965

  • Other Education
    University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry PHD Neuroanatomy

    Completed in 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurology
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)