Dr. David Smith, MD

Dr. David Smith, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 74
Dr. David Smith, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Rochester, NY. He is 74 years old and has been practicing for 44 years.

1225 Jefferson Rd Ste A07

Rochester, NY 14623

Contact Information

(585) 461-5330

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Top Care Areas


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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
more than 33% of peers
more than 8% of peers
Brain Disorders
more than 6% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "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."


  • Neurology
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & 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
  • Cataract
  • 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


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  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Smith has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
based on 69 total reviews (8 with comments)
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 Comments (8)
Spencerport, NY |
Run to a different doctor!
in Rochester, NY |
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.
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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