Dr. David Smith, MD

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Medical Oncology | Male

Compass Oncology 210 SE 136th Ave Vancouver, WA 98684 Get Directions
Dr. David Smith, MD
Dr. David Smith, MD is a medical oncology doctor who practices in Vancouver, WA. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center and Peacehealth Southwest Medical Center.

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Dr. Smith's Care Philosophy

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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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
3.7
based on 3 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Smith's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Vancouver, WA |
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 provide good counsel. He is definitely a doctor who makes you feel comfortable along with a good smile and laughter in what could be a dire situation certainly made me feel comfortable.
Spokane, WA |
Knowledge base is exceptional, feeling connected took awhile but his concern that my cancer be treated optimally was always fundamentally present
in Vancouver, WA |
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 outcomes and survivorship, Dr. Smith replied I GUESS I could dig up some statistics. Poor bedside manner, all around bad experience. He is in accessible, harsh and does not leave any room for hope.
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Dr. Smith's Care Philosophy

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.

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 Medical Oncology
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Washington School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    National Naval Medical Center

    Completed in 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology

Procedures Performed

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