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Dr. Karen Smith, MD

Internal Medicine ·  Female · Age 56

Dr. Smith

Dr. Karen Smith, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Lafayette, LA and has been practicing for 20 years. She graduated from University Of California At San Francisco in 1996 and specializes in internal medicine.


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Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Confusion
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • HIV Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Physical Examination
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rickets
  • Ringworm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Spirometry
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

Care Philosophy

My staff and I strive to listen to, and help our patients understand and address, the issues which affect their health; and maintain good health.

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1999
University Of California At San Francisco Mount Zion Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1997
University Of California At San Francisco Mount Zion Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1996
University Of California At San Francisco
Medical School
1986
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Undergraduate School
1999
1997
1996
1986

Awards

Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

4.3

Based on 27 reviews

5 Stars
74.07407407407408%
(20)
4 Stars
7.407407407407407%
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3 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
14.814814814814815%
(4)

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I was a patient before she changed her policy and was extremely happy with Dr. Smith. The time she spent with me during visits would mean, logistically, that she could not see very many patients in one day. She chose to restrict her practice. I totally respect her decision to limit her practice in the manner she chooses. I chose to change physicians. We live by our choices.
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Dr. Smith is the most caring doctor I have ever met. She and her staff go beyond....HIghly recommend
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I was told today by Stephanie, my wife, that signing my mom up for Dr. Smith was the smartest thing I have ever done. I'm sure she meant in addition to marrying her. We believe in Dr. Smith and her staff!
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She was a great doctor, but then she switched to MDVIP program. She wanted to charge me $2000 per year just for the privilege of being her patient, and not really offering any additional services or improved standard of care. It just goes to show that she is only interested in her bottom dollar and not interested in helping her patients who had come to trust her.
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You may have to pay a thousand dollars, but you have 24hr access to her. She takes up to an hour for visits. If you have questions or concerns, you can just give her a call anyytime of the day or night. It's been a lifesaver to me! I believe it's worth it.
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She wants a thousand dollars before she will agree to even see you. I didn't make the appointment. ...sounds too greedy and not enough of what a doctor should be.
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Internal Medicine at Lafayette General, Lafayette, LA

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