Dr. Desmond Smith, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 68
  
Dr. Smith
Accepting new patients

Smith Center For Cardio Wellnes

635 W EAST AVE Chico, CA 95926

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(530) 592-3484

Dr. Desmond Smith, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Chico, CA and has over 41 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.


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Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Diabetes Type 1
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Diabetes Type 1 more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Iron Metabolism Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Iron Metabolism Disorders more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 71% of his peers

Malaise and Fatigue
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Malaise and Fatigue more than 69% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 69% of his peers

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Echocardiography
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Goiter
  • Gout
  • Gynecomastia
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syncope
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ultrasound, Cardiac
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

4.2

Based on 29 ratings

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  • Long wait times (21)
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
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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.
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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.
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Greenville, SC – Aug 02, 2017
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Not worth the time.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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Greenville, SC – Feb 16, 2016
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Amazing doctors, can't see myself going anywhere else
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 Chico, CA and has over 41 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 fa...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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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

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

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Locations

Smith Center For Cardio Wellnes

Smith Center For Cardio Wellnes635 W EAST AVE Chico, CA 95926
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Smith Center For Cardio Wellnes45 Creekview Ct Greenville, SC 29615
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Enloe Medical Center

Chico, CA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital

Greenville, SC

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

St. Francis Downtown

Greenville, SC

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)