Dr. Ian Smith, MD


Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male

Dr. Ian Smith, MD
Dr. Ian Smith, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Coeur D Alene, ID. He has been practicing for 13 years. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Bonner General Hospital and Kootenai Health.

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Patient Comments (14)
in Coeur D Alene, ID |
My first visit with Dr Smith. I found him caring and concerned without being heavyhanded. Very friendly and cheerful. Knowledgeable about thyroid cancer and thorough. I highly recommend.
in Priest river, idaho |
I have seen other Drs and so far he is the one that took my issue more serious. I've had issues with my tonsils since I was little and he was the one to push it to the next level and finally get them out. I get sore throat like every month and my tonsils were huge even when I wasn't sick. He recommended getting them out and he did the surgery. It was over before I knew it. They gave me oxygen mask, I took a deep breath and woke up in recovery. In still recovering a week later. Overall satisfied!
in Priest River, ID |
I found Dr. Smith to be professional, yet not a stuffed shirt. He remembered me from my last visit which was several years ago. He listened to what was going on; did an exam & looked down my throat & showed me on the computer what my problem in part is and we are working on correcting the condition. I would recommend him highly.
Ponderay, ID |
Dr. Smith gave us absolutely wonderful, caring, and very thorough service. Extra checking previous tests results to make sure everything is safe. Asking us great questions and providing answer to our questions. Very kind person. Understanding of our concerns as a parent.
Sagle, ID |
Dr. Smith is the first doctor you should see! He shows extraordinary concern for your health issues. He's thorough and listens carefully. I feel I received excellent care.
in Cocolalla,ID |
Have been visiting Dr. Smith for 5-6yrs. Always has been a good experience. Timely, efficient and friendly, effective service. Good visit--excellent results.
Hayden, ID |
Dr Smith performed a thorough exam and explained all the possibilities of what could be going on. He did not jump to conclusions without getting additional information to he scheduled an ultra sound. I liked his approach the fact that he spoke to me, not at me.
in Coeur D Alene, ID |
I was referred to Dr Smith by my fam Dr at Group Health. I've had one sinus surgery in another state, and researched that MD thoroughly. So when I got this ref, I did the same thing, knowing that there was poss another surgery in my future. Being trained at John Hopkins, including a fellowship, assuaged my concerns. Dr. Smith obv is well trained, but he also has a great way of explaining things, does his research on your hx ahead of appt. and makes you feel a part of tx team. A++
in Maricle |
Very comfortable with Dr. Smith and trust his knowledge, expertise and work totally. But it is time for him to get his picture on this web site!
in Bonners Ferry |
He is awesome, Great sense of humor. Very friendly. Wonderful to work with. His entire staff is awesome!!!! All very helpful and super nice. :)
in Sandpoint, ID |
We really like Dr. Smith. He takes time to listen, share his knowledge about our concerns. He is very congenial and respectful. He is willing to research further into the challenges my son has with his hearing.
in Bonners Ferry, ID |
I had a good experience at this facility. I was a little late for appt. and got no grief for it. Dr. was very accommodating, friendly, and very informative explaining everything to me so I understand what is wrong and what he can do for me.
in Sandpoint, ID |
I absolutely recommend Dr. Smith. He was very kind and very professional .
in Coeur d'Alene, ID |
Dr. Smith was able to easily diagnose the medical problems, provided great explanations related to the underlying issues, and thoroughly explained the procedures, risks, and possible outcomes. After the surgery, he met with my family and me in recovery and took a lot of time explaining things and what to expect. I would highly recommend Dr. Smith to anybody. He is highly competent, AND has great bedside manner. Those two things don't necessarily go hand in hand in the medical community.
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Dr. Smith's Care Philosophy

Kootenai Clinic is a network of doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who are employed by Kootenai Health and provide care to patients throughout the Inland Northwest.

Dr. Smith's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in Idaho not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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

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Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Gout
  • Gum Cancer
  • Hand Conditions
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Knee Disorders
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Limb Pain
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Scoliosis
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp


  • Medical School
    Univ Of Mi Med Sch

    Graduated in 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facelift
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Joint Drainage
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair