Dr. Desmond Smith, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 69

Dr. Desmond Smith, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Greenville, SC and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Enloe Medical Center and Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Smith to book an appointment.

Dr. Smith

Smith Center For Cardio Wellnes

45 Creekview Ct Greenville, SC 29615
Accepting new patients

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

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ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
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Dr. Smith performs ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Coronary Angiogram
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Dr. Smith performs Coronary Angiogram more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Oral Glucose Tolerance Test more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dexamethasone Suppression Test
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Dynamic Endocrine Function Test
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Goiter
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Disease
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipedema
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Obesity
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Proteinuria
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Nodule Evaluation
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ultrasound, Cardiac
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Vaccination
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Water Deprivation Test
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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(864) 234-7474

Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Guardian
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

4.2

Based on 29 ratings

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Dr. Smith neither informed nor treated a condition that eventually worsened. His office doesn't work with patient's insurance and makes several filing errors. When presenting health and administration concerns, the doctor and his administrator often don't know anything and rarely follow-up when they say they will. This doctor is careless with patient's information by showing their records to other patients. His office is very filthy and doesn't use the A/C in the summer. Stay away.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Aug 03, 2018
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Dr. Smith is amazing. Flexible schedule, always on time and he's very educated. By far the smartest person I've ever met.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Greenville, SC – Aug 02, 2017
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Not worth the time.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oroville, CA – Jul 12, 2017
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My mother is currently a patient of Dr. Smith. After many years of visiting other physicians, she was referred to his office. She has been satisfied with the care and treatment that she has received over the years.
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Angella in Greenville, SC – Jul 07, 2017
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Dr.Smith , refused to treat me any longer because I cancelled 2 visits do to illness. Left me on steroids,fefused to give me a weaning schedule.I now have steroids induced osteoporosis and 3 compression fractures in my vertebrae in my spine. Due to his neglect. My life is ruined. BEWARE !!!! Especially if you have RA !!!!
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Stephanie in Paradise, CA – Aug 19, 2016
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He and his nurse are wonderful. They are very friendly, professional and helpful with all of my medical needs. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a primary care provider.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Theresa in Chico, CA – Aug 10, 2016
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I have been a patient of Dr. Smith for over 12 years and have received excellent care. The staff is very friendly and courteous. Dr. smith has a vast medical knowledge of most internal medicine conditions and takes the time to educate me on my conditions along with recent published studies. He shows compassion and encouragement along with his diagnosis. Dr. Smith admits when problems are beyond his expertise, but ensures that I am referred to a competent specialist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Maurice Adair in Greenville, SC – Feb 26, 2016
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Dr Smith does an impeccable job in managing my high blood pressure. His knowledge and keen insight has help me maintain steady numbers. He goes well above and beyond with his customer service and I wouldn't see any other Doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Clarence Lewis in Greenville, SC – Feb 16, 2016
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Dr Smith provided prompt personal Care, and dealt with me as an indiviual
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Greenville, SC – Feb 16, 2016
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Amazing doctors, can't see myself going anywhere else
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Micheal in Clemson, SC – Feb 12, 2016
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My medical appointment with Dr. Smith was conducted in a highly professional manner. He was courteous, showed compassion by taking extra time to focus in on my concerns. He is confident, well versed about medicine and gave explanations in terms that I could understand. His staff was warm made me welcome and provided me with the necessary information I need for a follow up appointment. Overall, I left his feeling that I received excellent care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Janet Bynum in Hampton, VA – Feb 12, 2016
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Pleasant, caring and thoughtful. I've never been to an office that showed as much personal concern and efficiency in providing me and my mother with care. Doctor Smith assisted us with securing home health services and medication assistance for medications we could not afford. He is humble and knowledgeable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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A. Boggs in greenville, south carolina – Feb 11, 2016
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Doctor Smith provided excellent care for my family and myself. He easily made sure i was getting the correct prescriptions and took care of me when needed. I would highly recommend this doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Alex M. in Clemson, SC – Feb 11, 2016
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Remonia Ashmore, RN, MSN a patient for many years, former employee. Cares for 6 members of my family. He is innovative in his service delivery always working towards improving the health outcomes of his patients and the community. He is conscientious, committed, caring and professional to his patients and their families. He educates his patients using evidenced based research. He utilizes high tech equipment and his staff and his office is impeccable. I thank God for his presence and care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Remonia Ashmore in Greenville, SC – Feb 10, 2016
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The man is arrogant, self important, rude to his staff and to his patients. He spent most of my appointment trying to get his computers to work and yelling at his staff. Though I was there for overwork stress-related issues, he gave me his letterhead, business card, and old brochures which had numerous typos. My next appointment, in front of all his staff, he berated me as being too critical and cancelled my appointment because I pointed out his phone number on his invoices. Not stable.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Deborah Burgess in Chico, CA – Jan 06, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Desmond Smith, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Greenville, SC and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Mount Sinai...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Geriatric Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2002
Bowman Gray
1982
Harlem Hospital
Residency Hospital
1981
Montefiore Med Center
Residency Hospital
1980
Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division
Internship Hospital
1979
Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University
Medical School
1974
Columbia College
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Speaker for Bristol Myers Squibb on the topic of Hypertension, 2000 - 200
  • Charter Member Hypertension Specialist, 2009
  • Phyllis Wheatley Recognition Award for Community Service in the field of Medicine, 12/2000

Media & Publications

  • Waht are We to Do? Cardiovascular Disease Prevention., 2010
  • 24 Ambulatory Blood pressure Monitoring to Prevent Over treatment of White Coat Syndrome, 2011
  • Misunderstood, 2009

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Desmond Smith, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Desmond Smith, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Smith frequently treats ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test, Coronary Angiogram, and Oral Glucose Tolerance Test. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Smith treats.

Where is Dr. Desmond Smith, MD's office located?

Dr. Smith's office is located at 45 Creekview Ct, Greenville, SC 29615. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Desmond Smith, MD speak?

Dr. Smith speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Desmond Smith, MD offer telehealth services?

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Locations

Smith Center For Cardio Wellnes

Smith Center For Cardio Wellnes45 Creekview Ct Greenville, SC 29615
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Smith is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Enloe Medical Center

Chico, CA

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital

Greenville, SC

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2021)

St. Francis Downtown

Greenville, SC

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

34 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ (2022)