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Dr. Derek Smith, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 54

Dr. Smith

Neurology Associates

1 Towne Park Plz Ste 4 Norwich, CT 06360

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Dr. Derek Smith, MD is a neurology specialist in Norwich, CT and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston in 1990 and specializes in neurology.


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(860) 886-1433

Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
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1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (5/1/2015)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Headache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Headache more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 96% 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
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Multiple Sclerosis (MS) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Multiple Sclerosis
  • Familial Multiple Sclerosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Pediatric
  • Optic-Spinal Form of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pseudotumoral Form of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Biography

Dr. Derek Smith, MD is a neurology specialist in Norwich, CT and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston in 1990 and specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

1991
Presbyterian Hospital In The City Of New York
Internship Hospital
1990
University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston
Medical School
1991
1990

Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

2.7

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
33.333333333333336%
(5)
4 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
13.333333333333334%
(2)
1 Star
46.666666666666664%
(7)

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Average Reported Wait Time
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What People Say About Dr. Derek Smith, MD
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In the approximately 15 minutes the doctor spent with me as a new patient, I found his attitude dismissive with an almost scripted speech about my condition. Towards the end of his talk/minimal exam he told me that was all he had to say, I asked him if it was ok for me to ask him questions about my condition. He did listen to my questions with offhand replies. His had copies of tests from my hospitalization for his review after he told me results he threw them in the trash in my presence.
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Diagnosed my wife with MS prescribed immunosuppressant meds which did nothing and made her sick. Had little to offer by way of suggestions. Never mentioned two very common meds prescribed to MS patients that had the symptoms that my wife complained of. Baclofen and Carbamazepine were prescribed on the first visit to here current neurologist and helped tremendously with the spasms and trigeminal neuralgia. Dr. Smith seems to have limited knowledge of MS. Avoid.
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