Dr. Doug Smathers, MD

Dr. Doug Smathers, MD

Urology | Male | 45 years old

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      Dr. Smathers' Review Details
      5 based on 10 responses
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      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Smathers' Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        10 – 15 minutes (10)
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      He starts out talking with you and understanding exactly what is bothering you. Then he educates about the issues you may or may not have. He explains what choices there are and helps you make a decision on how to proceed. The thing I like most is when you leave you know exactly what is happening and written material on what was talked about and what you are to do is provided. Any prescriptions are called in and he welcomes questions by phone or by My Chart. I wouldn't suggest changing anything.
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      Specialties

      • Urology

      Board Certifications

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      • Family Practice

      Conditions Treated

      • Atrophic Vaginitis
      • Bladder Cancer
      • Bladder Diseases
      • Bladder Infection
      • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
      • Cancer
      • Chronic Kidney Diseases
      • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
      • End-Stage Renal Disease
      • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
      • Erectile Dysfunction
      • Kidney Cancer
      • Kidney Disease
      • Kidney Infection, Acute
      • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
      • Kidney Stones
      • Neurogenic Bladder
      • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
      • Overactive Bladder
      • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
      • Polyuria
      • Prostate Cancer
      • Prostatitis
      • Sexual Dysfunction
      • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
      • Sleep Disorders
      • Testicular Atrophy
      • Testicular Dysfunction
      • Ureteral Stones
      • Urinary Disorders
      • Urinary Hesitancy
      • Urinary Incontinence
      • Urinary Stones
      • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
      • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
      • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
      • Yeast Infections

      Procedures Performed

      • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision

      Background Check

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        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

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

      Education

      • Medical School
        Meharry Medical College
      • Internship Hospital
        Valley Medical Center
      • Residency Hospital
        Valley Medical Center

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Smathers' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Urology
      • Board certified in Family Practice
      • Malpractice claims in Washington not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Smathers' Office & Staff

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      Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Smathers

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Smathers' Care Philosophy

      I try to educate my patients about their health whenever I can so that they feel they are partners in their care.