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Dr. Joann Smith, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology ·  Female · Age 59

Dr. Smith

Laurel Womens Medical Group

36880 Woodward Ave Ste 201 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

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Dr. Joann Smith, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Bloomfield Hills, MI and has been practicing for 31 years. She graduated from University of Mi Med Sch in 1984 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology, high risk obstetrics, and more.


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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Pap Smear
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Dr. Smith performs Pap Smear more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 100% of her peers

Pap Smear Abnormalities
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Dr. Smith treats Pap Smear Abnormalities more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Chronic Pelvic Pain
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Dr. Smith treats Chronic Pelvic Pain more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Acne
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Birth Control
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Breech Position
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colposcopy
  • C-Section
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Family History of Heart Disease
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hair Removal
  • Hemorrhage from Placenta Previa
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hydrothermal Endometrial Ablation
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Infertility
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Miscarriages
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Placenta Previa
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Ultrasound, Pelvic
  • Ultrasound, Transvaginal
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Thrombosis and Phlebitis in Pregnancy
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

I try to listen carefully and to understand the person before me and her complete medical history. My exams are gentle and thorough. I feel it is important to discuss treatment options in an understandable way. I strive to provide compassionate, intelligent and skilled care in the same respectful way that I would want my own family to be treated.

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Emergency Obstetric & Newborn Care
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • High Risk Obstetrics

Board Certifications

Education

1988
Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1985
Michael Reese Hosp Med Ctr/U Chicago
Internship Hospital
1984
University of Mi Med Sch
Medical School
1981
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Undergraduate School
1988
1985
1984
1981

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

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I have been a patient of Dr. Smith's for many years. She is a wonderful physician, very compassionate, caring and always listens to any concerns I may have during my appointment. It is hard to find such a great doctor these days. I highly recommend Dr. Smith!
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I have been a pt w/this dr for years & fell into a financial hardship causing me to file bankruptcy. I owed a balance &when dr Smith was informed I was filing bankruptcy,her office sent me a letter informing me that effective immediately I am discharged as a patient & dr Smith will no longer be providing me care til my balance is paid off, regardless of my bankruptcy. What a disgraceful letter to send to a patient. Shows who’s a physician for the money VS who really cares. Shame on you Dr Smith.
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I have been going to Dr. Smith for about 5 years, even known I moved further away I still make the drive to go see her for my annual visit. She is amazing doctor and listener, its really the perfect combination of doctor. She always ask how my health was since I last saw her and wants to know how I am doing and if there is something she can help me with and get me on right path to resolve an health issue or goal. She is not an "in and out" doctor, she cares about her patients.
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Dr. Smith arrived late for my delivery. After the hospital called a second time, she showed up, smiling and saying she thought she would have time to have lunch with her children. Her faced dropped when she looked at the monitor. The baby wasn’t getting oxygen during the contractions, which had been less than a minute apart for over half and hour. I blame her for my son’s learning disabilities.
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I don’t know where to begin with how happy I was to have Dr. Smith deliver my twins. I had complications with one of my twins during my pregnancy and she went above and beyond to monitor her. She would call me the day test results came back and explain everything. I am also very thankful that she allowed me to attempt and have a successful vaginal birth of my twins. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an OB.
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Experienced professional with great listening and advice skills as it relates to medical care.
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It seems that the first concern was contraception. As important as maybe creating a client for hysterectomy in the future. Never to see what the real problem is (it was a polyp that went on untreated for so long that I almost felt that I was going to die from so much bleeding). Or maybe understand that a woman wants to have another child, even if she is considered past her prime. Only God knows when is your prime or time, but a doctor can help by running the right tests at the right time.
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I have left a previous review of Dr. Smith in which I expressed my difficulty in receiving a refund for overcharging me for delivery. Since then I have called the office numerous times with promises of a call back and have received none. I in fact received a letter saying I still owed them money. I had to call my insurance company and have them call Dr. Smith's office directly to have them admit to owing me money. Since then I have still not received a refund, when I call I am told that the per
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Dr. Smith is an expert at delivery, she certainly knows what she is doing. However, seeing that pregnancy lasts 10 months and the delivery is only one part of it, I would not go to her for my next pregnancy. Dr. Smith keeps visits very brief and to the point. That may be fine for someone who has gone through childbirth a few times before, but women with first time pregnancies need a Dr. that will going to reassure, answer questions, and help prepare patients for birth. Her and her staff came off
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I could go on and on about why you shouldn't go to Dr. Smith's office. I would never recommend anyone go here. The front staff is horrible, you get very little amount of Doctor time; the only good thing about this office was the nurse.
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Love her! Delivered my first two and soon to deliver my last in June!! Very compassionate and warm!!
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Just had an initial visit because my previous doctor retired. Being a health professional myself, I am extremely watchful of professionalism,quality of care and cleanliness. Dr. Smith and her staff receive A+ from me. I complimented the doctor on how nice and professional her staff was which you don't see in too many offices! I especially appreciated the personal call to me to assure me all my diagnostic tests were normal. I highly recommend this practice!
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Excellent , professional , easy to understand. Great staff . Super clean beautiful office .
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She is the BEST gynecologist I have ever been to! She immediately put my mind at ease about a serious medical condition that I was sure was going to require surgery. We are trying an alternative therapy first!And so encouraging about other health concerns! Wonderful bedside manor!
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She is very kind, patient & gives excellent pt. care. I highly recommend her & travel a great distance to see her since she moved further out.
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Very friendly, kind, and thorough. I have had no issues with her, or her staff. I recommend her.
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She will not return s phone call. Her office staff (receptionist) speaks with you about diagnosis. She sent a letter stating falsehoods, (saying I missed appointments when I rescheduled them).
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She delivered 2 of my 3 children. I've had 2 procedures with her & have had outstanding care. I now live fairly far from her office, but am happy to travel to Dr. Smith. I trust her judgement & she's very gentle & sweet.
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