Dr. David Smith, MD

Dr. David Smith, MD

Medical Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
Dr. David Smith, MD is a medical oncology specialist in Vancouver, WA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in medical oncology and hematology.

210 SE 136th Ave

Vancouver, WA 98684

Contact Information

(360) 944-9889

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • Health Net
  • LifeWise
  • Managed Healthcare Northwest
  • Medicaid of Oregon
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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 96% of peers
Multiple Myeloma
very high
more than 93% of peers
Bone Cancer
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "Dr. Smith specializes in medical oncology with an emphasis on lung cancer. He has been instrumental in developing the Compass Oncology research program and, on a national level, is the Co-Chair of The US Oncology Network Lung Research committee. Dr. Smith is a strong advocate for multidisciplinary care and individualized treatment often incorporating clinical trials. Quality of life is central to his practice philosophy. He is always truthful, laying out options, helping patients make decisions and cope with their illness. Music is an important part of Dr. Smiths life outside of work. He combines this passion with his commitment for community service and serves on the board of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. He is very family focused and spends as much time as possible with family enjoying sailing, skiing and concerts."
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2  Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Smith does not have any board certifications listed.

60  Conditions Treated

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2  Procedures

  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • National Naval Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Smith has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Smith has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
4 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

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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 Comments (4)

My father was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. My family all felt like Dr. Smith left him to die. Calls were rarely returned. It was nearly impossible to contact him directly. When he would make an appearance, questions were not answered, and he always seemed hesitant to look at any alternative...more
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Walking into Compass Oncology for the first time since my wife Passed away as a patient there in 2008 was a bit surreal . He was empathetic, provided some good options, challenged me to challenge my own thinking created enough space to allow myself and family to make our own decisions and...more
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Knowledge base is exceptional, feeling connected took awhile but his concern that my cancer be treated optimally was always fundamentally present
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Dr. Smith does not return patient or family member phone calls. This is unacceptable, especially as appointments are hard to come by. When someone's life is on the line, a physician needs to be able to communicate with a patient and his family. When we asked for statistics regarding patient...more
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