Dr. Frank Smart, MD

Dr. Frank Smart, MD

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Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
62 y/o
(5)

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Dr. Frank Smart, MD is an advanced heart failure & transplant cardiology specialist in Gretna, LA and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in advanced heart failure & transplant cardiology, cardiology, and more.

LSU Healthcare Ntwrk Cardiology

120 Meadowcrest St Ste 340

Gretna, LA 70056
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Peoples Health
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Universal American
  • WellCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Smart performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Pericardial Disease
normal
more than 62% of peers
Heart Murmur
normal
more than 48% of peers
Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
normal
more than 45% of peers

Dr. Smart's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smart "By truly listening to patients and educating them to be self sufficient medical care becomes complete. All available technologies are made available to our patients; and they and their families will be guided through the host of difficult decisions. Patients will be offered research options where there is no excellent standard treatment for their disease thereby improving the health of individuals, our region and the international heart failure community."

7  Specialties

  • Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology
  • Adult Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Cardio-Oncology
  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology

3  Board Certifications

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

68  Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Heart Beat
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiac Defects
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy 1, Familial Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy Due to Anthracyclines
  • Cardiomyopathy, Alcoholic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Chagas
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated With Conduction Defect
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated With Conduction Defect Type 1
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated, Idiopathic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Familial Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Takotsubo
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Adult
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Idiopathic Myopathy
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Metabolic Myopathies
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myocarditis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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11  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • Southeastern Louisiana University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Baylor College of Medicine, The Methodist Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Doctors in New Orleans, 1996-2002
  • Ochsner Teacher of the Year, 1994,1995
  • Americas Top Doctors, 2003-2011
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1985
  • Top Doctors in Houston, 2004-2006
  • CCMN Outstanting Cardiologist, 2000
  • Best Doctors in America, 2004-2011
  • Top Doctors in New York Metro, 2006-2011
  • Tulane cardiology teacher of the year, 2002
  • Richard VanReet Award for Outstanding Cardiology Fellow, 1991
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Smart's Reviews

3.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smart to family and friends
5 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Smart's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Smart treated me for viral myocarditis -- something I had never heard of before. He was great at explaining to me what was going on. He's very willing to answer questions and provided great care when I was a patient of his. I would highly recommend him!
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