Dr. Kathleen J. Smith, MD

Dr. Kathleen J. Smith, MD

Dermatology | Female | 65 years old

Dr. Kathleen J. Smith received her medical degree (M.D.) from the Carver College of Medicine....Read more

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Dr. Kathleen J. Smith received her medical degree (M.D.) from the Carver College of Medicine. She completed her residency in...   Read More

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  • Diagnostic Laboratory & Dermatological Immunologynull
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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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      Dr. Smith accepts 19 insurance carriers

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      19 Insurance Carriers Accepted*

      • Aetna
      • Alliant Health Plans
      • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
      • Assurant Health
      • Blue Cross Blue Shield
      • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
      • Buckeye Community Health Plan
      • CeltiCare Health
      • Cigna
      • CorVel
      • Coventry Health Care
      • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
      • Humana
      • MultiPlan
      • NovaNet
      • Peach State Health Plan
      • Tricare
      • UnitedHealthCare
      • WellCare

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      2.9 based on 12 responses
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Smith's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        16 – 30 minutes (10)
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      Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta appreciates your honest feedback! We aren't perfect, but we aim to provide you and your family with the best services. Your feedback helps us become a better practice and our physicians to provide you with better healthcare.  We sincerely appreciate your time and we truly value your opinion. Thank you!

      If you have any questions or concerns regarding your experience with us please don't hesitate to contact our Practice Manager Nina at 678.904.4932 or via email at nina@dermspecialistsatl.com.

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      in Stone Mountain, ga |
      I am VERY pleased. I had been back and forth to out pediatric MD desperately trying to get my daughter relief from a scalp issue for several months they never could give me a diagnoses so I went to Dr Smith she diagnosed her the 1st visit and treated her. By the time we went back for the follow up she was free of the problem. I also see DR Smith and I love her! She gets right to the point and resolves the issue!
      in Norcross, GA |
      The initial visit was only about 10 minutes long. How Dr. Smith can get a good handle on the conditions you're suffering from in that short amount of time is beyond me. After the appointment, my daughter called five times over a period of two weeks requesting to speak to the her about one of the medications she prescribed with no call back. We gave up and found a new doctor. Completely unresponsive and uncaring. Don't waste your time with this practice.
      in Atlanta, GA |
      horrible never again I had took my daughter out of school 3 times before she recommended we see a general surgeon. never explained why, had her assistant speak to me without ever looking in my direction. the oath she took to help the wounded and sick should be revoked. unpleasant, unengaged, unworthy, and unethical
      in atlanta |
      Very clean environment. Because I filled out my paperwork very detailed she walked in and never touched me nor looked me over. Just told me what I was suffering from. The look on her face with no smile had me nervous to ask a question. I'm disturbed about that situation still. So I wanted to research and read other comments and I read one exactly like mine so I don't feel bad anymore. It is obviously her personality. Not good for us as we finally take the time out to seek help.
      I took my child to her about warts and she was very patient with him. She took her time and very gentle. Only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because I was not warned that my child would be in severe pain because of the treatment and therefore I was unaware if how to handle it for him
      Stockbridge, GA |
      Her bedside manner has been great during my visits and her staff have done a fine job. I have recommended her to several in my area. I know she is doing well because I have six specialists in all and she rates at the top.
      in Lilburn, GA |
      Terrible! I waited over an hour and half to see the doctor and then she only spent 10 minutes if that in the room. Also she was extremely rude and nasty towards her staff yell and screaming like a mad woman. I will never come back
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      Specialties

      • Dermatology
      • Dermatologic Immunology
      • Dermatopathology

      Board Certifications

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      • Dermatology
      • Dermatopathology
      • Diagnostic Laboratory & Dermatological Immunology

      Conditions Treated

      • Acne
      • Actinic Keratosis
      • Allergic Reaction
      • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Basal Cell Carcinoma
      • Cancer
      • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
      • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
      • Dandruff
      • Dermatitis
      • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
      • Dermatological Disorders
      • Dry Skin
      • Folliculitis
      • Fungal Infections
      • Fungal Nail Infection
      • Hair Loss
      • Itchy Skin
      • Keloid Scar
      • Melanoma
      • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
      • Psoriasis
      • Rash
      • Ringworm
      • Rosacea
      • Seborrheic Dermatitis
      • Seborrheic Keratosis
      • Skin Aging
      • Skin Cancer
      • Skin Discoloration
      • Skin Diseases
      • Skin Disorders
      • Skin Infections
      • Skin Lesion
      • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
      • Telogen Effluvium
      • Varicose Veins
      • Warts
      • Wrinkles

      Procedures Performed

      • Acne Surgery
      • Biopsy
      • Botox® Injection
      • Dermal Filler
      • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
      • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
      • Excision of Skin Cancer
      • Excision of Skin Lesion
      • Facial Peel
      • Hair Removal
      • Laser Skin Resurfacing
      • Microdermabrasion
      • Mole Evaluation
      • Mole Removal
      • Restylane® Injections
      • Skin Biopsy
      • Skin Cancer Removal
      • Skin Resurfacing
      • Skin Screenings
      • Skin Surgery
      • Skin Tag Removal
      • Wart Removal

      Background Check

      • 0
        Malpractice Claims

        No malpractice history found for Georgia.

      • 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

      • Medical School
        Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa

        Graduated in 1975

      • Internship Hospital
        Elyria Mem Hosp

        Completed in 1976

      • Residency Hospital
        Walter Reed Army Med Ctr

        Completed in 1981

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Armed Forces Inst Path

        Completed in 1986

        Walter Reed Army Inst Of Research

        Completed in 1990

      • Undergraduate School
        University of Iowa

        Graduated in 1973

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      • Media & Publications

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      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 Dermatology
      • Board certified in Dermatology, Dermatopathology and Diagnostic Laboratory & Dermatological Immunology
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Smith's Office & Staff

      Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
      Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      16 – 30 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Smith

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Smith says...

      Dr. Kathleen J. Smith received her medical degree (M.D.) from the Carver College of Medicine. She completed her residency in Dermatology at the world-renowned Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in metropolitan Washington, D.C. She was awarded prestigious fellowships in Immunopathology (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research) and Dermatopathology (Armed Forces Institute of Pathology).

      Dr. Smith brings recognized expertise in cosmetic dermatology, laser therapy and surgery, and dermatopathology to Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta. She is commended for knowledge of clinical dermatology topics including evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions and diseases; immunofluorescence; skin rejuvenation; sun protection; facial fillers; and healthy skin care.

      Expertise into these specialties makes Dr. Smith's insight highly sought after by major medical journals and medical societies:

      • Dr. Smith's scientific works have been published in more than two hundred of the world's most esteemed medical journals and texts.
      • Dr. Smith has presented formal presentations at more than two hundred fifty annual meetings or conferences of these societies.

      Dr. Smith has trained physicians in the United States and from all over the world. Her commitment to clinical education and training is evidenced by her previous roles as:

      • Professor (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD; Department of Dermatology/Department of Pathology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine)
      • Clinical Professor (Department of Dermatology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA)
      • Co-Director, Dermatopathology Fellowship Program (The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine).

      Dr. Kathleen J. Smith is nationally board-certified in dermatopathology, dermatological immunity, and diagnostic and laboratory immunology.

      She is a member of:

      • The American Academy of Dermatology
      • The American Society of Dermatopathology
      • The Society for Investigative Dermatology
      • The International Society of Dermatopathology
      • The American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons
      • The Atlanta Dermatologic Society
      • The Georgia Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgeons

      She holds licenses in the states of:

      • Georgia
      • Florida
      • South Carolina
      • Alabama
      • Tennessee
      • North Carolina
      • Virginia
      • Maryland
      • Pennsylvania
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      Dr. Smith's Care Philosophy

      Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta, a national triple board-certified dermatology and dermatopathology practice, is uniquely skilled in helping patients achieve healthy, beautiful skin. Science-based anti-aging therapies—including state-of-the-art non-surgical technologies, FDA-approved medications, and select skin care treatments and products—assist patients in achieving and maintaining younger-looking, smooth, and radiant skin.

      Dr. Kathleen J. Smith, FAAD believes no two patients are alike.  She will treat you as an individual and develop a completely customized approach to your specific skin care needs.  She will diagnose your condition, educate you on your condition and effectively treat your skin care disease or disorder.  You and your family couldn't be in better hands than Dr. Kathleen J. Smith, FAAD and her highly trained staff.

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      Dr. Smith says...

      Dr. Kathleen J. Smith is a board certified dermatopathologist who has been sub-specialty trained and further accomplished through extensive practical exposure. She also can provide a personal, consultative service to her patients as well as other dermatologists. She can analyze your medical information in conjunction with observations through the microscope. The ultimate goal is to provide the best possible patient care for the patient whether you are her patient or another dermatologist's patient.

      Dr. Kathleen J. Smith specializes and is experienced in detection and treatment of autoimmune diseases. She is board certified in dermatological immunology, dermatopathology, and diagnostic and laboratory immunology.

      • Alopecia
      • Antiphospholipid
      • Autoimmune hepatitis
      • Celiac disease
      • Diabetes type 1
      • Graves' disease
      • Hemolytic anemia
      • Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
      • Inflammatory myopathies
      • Primary biliary cirrhosis
      • Psoriasis
      • Rheumatoid arthritis
      • Scleroderma
      • Systemis lupus erythematosus
      • Vitiligo
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      Dr. Smith says...

      Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta appreciates your honest feedback! We aren't perfect, but we aim to provide you and your family with the best services. Your feedback helps us become a better practice and our physicians to provide you with better healthcare.  We sincerely appreciate your time and we truly value your opinion. Thank you!

      If you have any questions or concerns regarding your experience with us please don't hesitate to contact our Practice Manager Nina at 678.904.4932 or via email at nina@dermspecialistsatl.com.