Dr. Harold Smith, MD

Dr. Harold Smith, MD

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Neurosurgery  |  
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56 y/o
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Dr. Harold Smith, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Lubbock, TX. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 29 years.

Covenant Medical Group

4408 6th St

Lubbock, TX 79416
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Subdural Hemorrhage
very high
more than 98% of peers
Hydrocephalus
very high
more than 98% of peers
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "Dr. Smith strives to provide compassionate, evidence based neurosurgical care to his patients incorporating the latest technical advancments in the field. He was recipient of the Covenant Health System 2010 Award for Physician Excellence."

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Movement Disorders Surgery
  • Neuro-Oncology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
130

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acromegaly
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Broken Neck
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fracture
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Hematoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Movement Disorders
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelopathy
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microneurovascular Surgery
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Paracentesis
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Transphenoidal Surgery
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • University Of Arkansas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Univ Of Miss
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Of Mississippi Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Smith has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
4.8
based on 22 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Smith's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Lubbock, TX |
Dr. Smith and his team are amazing. Professional, experienced, and down right good people to be around. I can not believe I am already home and comfortable after my surgery on Monday. He cared and comforted my wife and son after the procedure and put them at ease. You will not find a better doctor and I highly recommend Dr Smith!!!
Lubbock, TX |
I really would reconsider choosing this doctor again. The average wait in his waiting room for a scheduled apt is more than 3 hours. (There's a Rosa's next door). The guy is a pod in terms of bedside manner and other human-based interaction skills. He does not believe in effective pain management (after brain surgery!) and my chronic pain specialist had to come in and persuade Smith to give me anything more than ibuprofen. If I were to have go through this again, I would definitely go elsewhere.
As the nature of this type of practice does require immediate response to emergency situations, we occasionally do have to deal with inconveniences or delays. We strive to make sure each and every patient has the opportunity to have a meaningful interaction with their physician. Regarding pain management, we subscribe to accepted guidelines put forth by the Texas Medical Board, one being avoidance of multiple physicians prescribing narcotic pain medications to the same chronic pain patient.
in Lubbock, TX |
Dr. Smith was very confident and understanding to my first and scary tumor. I like that he acknowledged everyone that was in the room with me. I knew he was the right doc from his hand shake. Not only from Dr. Smith but the nurses he worked with. The offices was very comfortable and felt like everyone worked as a team. I couldn't ask for anyone better and very thankful to him and staff to achieving excellent health.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Smith accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Molina
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Smith has admitting privileges

Covenant Medical Center - 19th Street
3615 19th St
Lubbock, TX 79410
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Grace Medical Center
2412 50th St
Lubbock, TX 79412
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University Medical Center
602 Indiana Ave
Lubbock, TX 79415
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