Dr. Karen Smith, MD

Dr. Karen Smith, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 57
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Dr. Karen Smith, MD is a rheumatology specialist in El Paso, TX and has been practicing for 31 years. She graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in rheumatology.

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

See how frequently Dr. Smith performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Smith's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Rheumatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

51  Conditions Treated

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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

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
73 total reviews (20 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (73)

  • 5
    (36)
  • 4
    (5)
  • 3
    (6)
  • 2
    (4)
  • 1
    (22)

Dr. Smith's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (20)

I had a referral from doctor to see Dr Smith. She denied seeing me. I couldn’t even get an appointment. The receptionist asked my reason for the referral(chronic pain and fatigue). I told her my doctor was wondering if it’s fibromyalgia or an auto-immune disease. The receptionist put me on hold...more
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Dr Smith was highly recommended although having to go into her office or calling there (wait time of approx 30-45 minutes) is a horrible feeling. Her front desk receptionist is the most rude individual I have ever encountered in a professionals office. She will not allow you to speak to doctor n if...more
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Dr. Smith is a fine doctor. She is attentive & professional. I will stop seeing her because her office is too far away. Her main receptionist is rude and has no warmth in her soul. Scheduling appointments can be difficult. One call I made to schedule an appointment went directly into a...more
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Dr Smith was treating me for osteoarthritis a while back and since I hadn't been to see see her they said I need a referral . I went to my primary Dr and he gave my the referral. When i called for an appt the receptionist said she couldn't give me an appt cause Dr Smith doesn't treat...more
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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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