Dr. Karen Smith, MD

Dr. Karen Smith, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 56
(70)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Karen Smith, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in El Paso, TX. She is 56 years old and has been practicing for 31 years.

3270 Joe Battle Blvd Ste 185

El Paso, TX 79938

Contact Information

(915) 313-7373

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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Rheumatoid Arthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Arthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
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Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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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

  • Princeton U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Med College Of Pa and Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Thos Jefferson University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

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
3.5
based on 70 total reviews (16 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (70)

  • 5
    (36)
  • 4
    (5)
  • 3
    (6)
  • 2
    (4)
  • 1
    (19)

Dr. Smith's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (16)

El Paso, TX |
Dr. Smith is the best rheumatologist. Her receptionist is rude and flat our doesn't care about the patients. Why is she there if she doesn't care about the patients or want to help them. We are there because we are very sick and not because we just want to be a bother to her. Phones aren't...more
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in El Paso, TX |
So professional in explaining your care, tests needed and most of all listening to you explain what you're going through.
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in El Paso, TX |
This Dr does not even deserve 1 star. She is totally unprofessional and has no bedside manner. She has spoken of other patients to me and uses them as examples of what not to do. Her staff is extremely rude and don't care how they treat patients. Today was my last visit with her and when I tried to...more
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El Paso, TX |
I love Dr. Smith! As a healthcare provider myself I know a good physician when I talk with them. She diagnosed my problem after months of uncertainty and a week long hospitalization. Once I began her treatment regiment I began to improve within 2 months. I have had to change medications a few times...more
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in El paso, tx |
Dr. Smith has been my rheumatologist for 8 yrs. She is an awesome Dr. but over time staff members were replaced with new staff members and the quality of that office is poorly run. In July 2016 the receptionist mentioned to me that my insurance wasn't paying and that I couldn't go back until all...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Smith accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Smith has admitting privileges

Sierra Providence East Medical Center
3280 Joe Battle Blvd
El Paso, TX 79938
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