Dr. David Smith, MD

Neurology •  Male • Age 77
  
Dr. Smith

David Nelson Smith MD, PhD, PLLC, Rochester NY 14623

1225 Jefferson Rd Ste A07 Rochester, NY 14623

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Dr. David Smith, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Rochester, NY and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry medical school in 1973. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Smith to book an appointment.


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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Headache
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Headache more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cough Headache
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Severe Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache
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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Brain Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Brain Disorders more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cluster Headache
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

4.3

Based on 73 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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I saw Dr. Smith for a few years for headaches and post concussive symptoms. He was the first doctor to listen compassionately to my symptoms and take the time to put the pieces together. He does not just look for band-aid fixes. Yes, you will wait for a long time but to me, the wait was always worth it. I would rather wait and get the quality care than pay a ton for a 15 min appointment at a typical Dr office only to have more pain meds prescribed. Doctor of honor who stands for what he believes
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Lindsey B – Feb 12, 2019
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I saw Dr. Smith for several years and he helped me more than any doctor I had at the time. He took the time to listen to what I said and was genuinely concerned about my health problems. He found illnesses, through blood work, that no other doctor could find and treated them in order to help me feel better so that I could function better. He is a superb doctor with an encyclopedic mind and I'm sorry he's not practicing in Rochester any longer.
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Dec 10, 2018
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I saw Dr. Smith for several years and endured waits in the waiting room for 2 hours or more. He insisted he could cure my migraines. Instead I am addicted to Lyrica. I was dependent on Stadol, but got off that. In the end , my migraines were no better. In fact, I was worse. Migraines are not curable, but can be controlled.
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Brockport – Jan 14, 2018
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Run to a different doctor!
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Spencerport, NY – Nov 29, 2017
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I cannot say enough about this doctor. He truly cares about his patients and you are not just another patient walking though the door. I have never met a doctor like him nor do I think I will ever. He goes above and beyond to get a diagnosis and treatment.
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Nicole in Rochester, NY – Sep 15, 2017
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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.
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Carol in Henrietta, NY – Mar 30, 2017
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Proceed with caution. There is a reason he no longer takes health insurance. I hope this comment protects someone.
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C. Johnson in Webster, NY – Sep 18, 2016
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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.
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Shellie in Greece, NY – Aug 19, 2016
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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.
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Todd in Rochester, NY – Aug 12, 2016
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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.
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Bonnie in Fairport, NY – Jun 03, 2016
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A problem of long standing was resolved relatively simply.
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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.

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology

Education

1986
University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry PHD Neuroanatomy
1980
Harvard/Mass Eye and Ear
Fellowship Hospital
1978
Strong Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1977
Strong Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
1974
Rochester Genl Hospital
Internship Hospital
1973
University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry
Medical School
1965
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Bs Electrical Engineering
Undergraduate School

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David Nelson Smith MD, PhD, PLLC, Rochester NY 14623

David Nelson Smith MD, PhD1225 Jefferson Rd Ste A07 Rochester, NY 14623
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