Dr. Douglas Smith, DPM

PodiatryMaleAge 56

Dr. Smith
Accepting new patients

Family Foot & Ankle Center PA

1004 Dresser Ct Ste 102 Raleigh, NC 27609

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(919) 872-2022

Dr. Douglas Smith, DPM is a Podiatry Specialist in Raleigh, NC and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Finch University of Health Sciences / Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with medical facilities Duke Health Raleigh Hospital and Maria Parham Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Smith to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Plantar Fasciitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Plantar Fasciitis more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Nail Avulsion and Excision
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Nail Avulsion and Excision more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Heel Spur
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Heel Spur more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Alcoholic Neuropathy
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Callus
  • Corn
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Diabetic Foot Exam
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Distal Lateral Subungual Onychomycosis
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Surgery
  • Forefoot Reconstruction
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Morton’s Neuroma Surgery
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Heel Spur Surgery
  • Reconstructive Foot Surgery
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Ulcer of Foot
  • Wart Removal
  • Wart Treatment
  • Warts
  • Wound Care and Management

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Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue HMO
Federal Employee Program
Medicare HMO
State Employees Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareOregon
CareSource
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Community Health Choice
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
HealthPlus
Humana
Advantage Plus
Choice Care PPO
inHealth
INTotal Health
IN Total Health
MedCost
MedCost PPO
Medica
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Molina Healthcare
Peach State Health Plan
Staywell (Wellcare)
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wellcare of Georgia

Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

4.8

Based on 35 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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  • Explained conditions well (31)
  • Listened & answered questions (31)
What could be improved
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I am having major difficulty with Dr. Smith's office staff. I was billed for two pairs of orthotics, although I only received one pair. I spoke to a woman in billing named Alex, and it seemed as though she was going to address the problem. But today I received a second bill that was identical to the incorrect first bill. Dr. Smith seemed like a nice enough person, but someone in his office needs to take responsibility for this error and correct the problem.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Mar 28, 2021
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A++++ Dr. Douglas Smith is wonderful. Very professional with a gentle "bedside manner." It's very evident he cares deeply for his patients' comfort and takes every measure to make sure I was comfortable. He explained everything he was doing and answered all of my questions thoroughly. The office staff was extremely friendly, helpful and reassuring. Wonderful experience!! Highly recommend.
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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Dec 13, 2019
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Dr.Smith was wonderful. He explained everything about my situation clearly and gave me several options for treatment. I felt relaxed and comfortable throughout the minor procedure performed on the infected area. He talked me through the entire procedure. He was great. If I ever need to see a podiatrist again, he will be my first choice.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Sandra Hanks – Oct 07, 2019
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Dr. Smith performed a bunion repair and hammertoe repair on me. I'd heard all the horror stories so I delayed having surgery as long as I could. I am amazingly surprised at how little discomfort I had after the surgery. I followed Dr. Smith's instructions, ice and elevate, stay off the foot and take the recommended medication. I never needed it, didn't even have the prescription filled. I did great on over the counter medication for discomfort. I then feared the removal of the pin he had to put in for the hammertoe repair. Again this turned out to be something I didn't need to fear. A very brief moment of discomfort and it was over with. I had intermittent swelling, as expected, over the next 3 months but as long as I propped my foot up when I could it wasn't an issue. Dr. Smith did an outstanding job and I am extremely pleased with the results. Additionally I'd like to say that his office staff also did a great job.
What went well
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Sep 21, 2019
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For years I have required the services of a podiatrist, as has other members of my family, because problematic feet run in our genes! Dr Smith has come to our rescue with charm, professionalism, efficiency, and integrity. I now do not live in Wake County but travel up to 3 hrs each way for his services. Highly recommended with no reservations.
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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Mary in Morehead City, NC – Jun 20, 2019
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Dr. Smith is a nice fellow and so are his office staff, but I am burned to the bone from the cauterizing liquid from my ingrown toenail surgery. I went to another podiatrist and had x-rays and blood work. It will take months to recover.
What went well
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Mar 27, 2019
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I had problems with bunions for over 10 years. Never had surgery due to hearing MANY say how excruciating the pain was following surgery. I had NO PAIN. !!!! Dr Douglas C Smith Is highly recommended by me. Follow his instructions and hopefully you won’t experience any pain either. Wearing knee length boot 24/7 not easy (even slept with) but results worth it. He calls you following day of surgery to check on you. That’s a plus in my book. Wish I’d had my bunion surgeries long time ago.
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Mar 18, 2019
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I've been his patient for 10 years. As a type 1 diabetic for 45 years, Dr Smith assures I avoid diabetic complications. As a result, I'm still able to jog and enjoy total mobility. He is a caring person and very friendly. Best foot doctor I've ever had.
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What could be improved
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Mike in Wake Forest, NC – Feb 21, 2018
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I had a toe problem and Dr. Smith took care of it the day of the appointment. Most Dr.'s would have made me come back for another appointment to take care of the problem. He was very nice and easy to talk to. He made sure I understood the procedure and that I was not in any pain. All the staff is very nice and they make you feel right at home. I would recommend Dr. Smith to any of my family members and to my friends.
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New Bern, NC – Sep 14, 2017
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Wonderful doctor! Went in for one procedure and had additional unrelated questions. Dr. Smith readily answered me, gave me information and made me feel at ease for asking the questions. On top of this, the staff squeezed me in due to severity of the first procedure and I really appreciate it. Linda/Carmen were very professional and helpful.
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Raleigh, NC – Jun 12, 2017
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Dr. Smith is a rare find. He is a very patient and skilled podiatrist. I had an in office procedure done and felt no pain! Dr. Smith explained everything to me ahead of time, during the procedure and what to expect afterward. While he could not guarantee that I won't need OP surgery in the future to correct my problem I feel a huge sense of relief knowing that I am in his care.
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Raleigh, NC – Apr 13, 2017
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I had a problem with the nail pocket of my big toe. After some research, I called Dr. Smith at InStride Family Foot and Ankle Center. I was able to get an appointment the same day. The staff was very friendly, courteous and helpful. When I arrived, I filled out a little paperwork. Then Dr. Smith examined me, treated and bandaged my toe and wrote a prescription. He was very professional and answered all of my questions completely. I recommend him and his staff highly.
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What could be improved
No results
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Samuel in Durham, NC – Apr 07, 2017
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My visit with Dr Smith was very successful, he evaluated my condition and provided a very clear explanation of my situation.....very patient listener
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What could be improved
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Carolyn Mingo in Clayton, NC – Mar 31, 2017
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I went in for a an ingrown toenail. The front staff was very friendly. Dr. Smith was concise with his recommendation and all follow up instructions. I was back at work within the hour.
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Garner, NC – Mar 01, 2017
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Dr. Smith was thorough with diagnosis, very helpful in establishing the possible causes and explained the condition he thought I was suffering from in details I could understand. He also took his time and made sure I was comfortable before and after the procedure. I will most definitely recommend Dr. Smith to my friends and family. Thank you Doc.
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Joe McKenna in Raleigh, NC – Feb 24, 2017
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Everyone in Dr. Smith's office was so kind and welcoming. They were easy to talk to and clear when providing direction or telling you what was happening. There was always someone paying attention to you and making sure you were comfortable and okay. My visit was short and comfortable. They assured me that they would be accessible for questions and concerns after my visit, and if I had any concerns with my recovery.
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Addie F in Raleigh, NC – Dec 30, 2016
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Dr. Smith is an EXCELLENT physician. He is kind, patient and very knowledgeable.
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Newark, DE – Nov 24, 2016
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Compassionate and competent Doctor and practice. Couldn't ask for a better experience.
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Raleigh, NC – Nov 06, 2016
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He was great at explaining what I needed to have done. Very patient and made me feel very comfortable.
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Judy Walls in Durham, NC – Oct 07, 2016
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Dr. Smith is very thorough in diagnosing the problem. He does not rush you, but gathers the facts and finds a solution to the problem. He is both friendly and professional.
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Judy in Raleigh, NC – Sep 28, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

My practice philosophy is to help you with your foot problem in a friendly, efficient manner. I treat my patients like I would a member of my own family....Read more

Biography

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to check out our practice. 

I'm Dr. Douglas Smith, senior podiatrist at InStride-Family Foot...
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Specialties

  • Podiatry
  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Wound & Burn Care

Education

1991
Central Community Hospital
Residency Hospital
1991
Central Community Hospital Clifton Illinois
Internship Hospital
1990
Finch University of Health Sciences / Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
Medical School
1986
University Of Florida
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • German

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What are Dr. Douglas Smith, DPM's top areas of care?

Dr. Smith frequently treats Plantar Fasciitis, Nail Avulsion and Excision, and Heel Spur. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Smith treats.

Where is Dr. Douglas Smith, DPM's office located?

Dr. Smith's office is located at 1004 Dresser Ct Ste 102, Raleigh, NC 27609. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Douglas Smith, DPM speak?

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

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Locations

Practice

Family Foot & Ankle Center PA1004 Dresser Ct Ste 102 Raleigh, NC 27609
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Duke Health Raleigh Hospital

Raleigh, NC

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Maria Parham Medical Center

Henderson, NC

54% Patient Experience Rating, 15% lower than the national average