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Dr. Kathleen Smith, MD

Dermatology ·  Female · Age 68

Dr. Smith

Family Practice of Atlanta Family Practice

1428 Scott Blvd Decatur, GA 30030

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Dr. Kathleen Smith, MD is a dermatologist in Decatur, GA and has been practicing for 33 years. She graduated from Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 1975 and specializes in dermatology, dermatopathology, and more.


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Background Check

2 board actions Found
  • Other (12/6/2018)View details
  • Felony conviction (1/12/2018)View details
No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dermatitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Dermatitis more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Hair Loss
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Hair Loss more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Skin Infections
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Skin Infections more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Dandruff
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Facial Peel
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Hair Removal
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Lesion
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles

About Me

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-...

Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Diagnostic Laboratory & Dermatologic Immunology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Diagnostic Laboratory & Dermatological Immunology

Education

1990
Walter Reed Army Inst of Research
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Armed Forces Inst Path
Fellowship Hospital
1981
Walter Reed Army Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1976
Elyria Mem Hosp
Internship Hospital
1975
Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
Medical School
1973
University of Iowa
Undergraduate School
1990
1986
1981
1976
1975
1973

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

3.7

Based on 55 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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Starting with the rude receptionist during scheduling to over a month later trying to get someone to call in my prescription, this entire team is extremely unprofessional and I would not recommend anyone visit them. Dr. Smith is very impersonable. I feel as though she made zero effort to develop a relationship with me or understand my concerns. She didn’t even introduce herself upon entering the exam room. I felt very uncomfortable during the visit. It was as if she didn’t have time to see me du
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The basis for my bad experience; unethical behavior, mishandling of personal information, withholding lab results therefore delaying necessary treatment, miscommunication between Dr. Smith and staff about medication, staff passing as nurses, rude and condescending front office, disrespectful and inadequate knowledge from "nurse", and exorbitant rates. Dr. Smith may have some expertise, but she is either taking on too many patients or she just can't handle the load so patients suffer.
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I took my teenage daughter there today because of exasperating acne. The staff was very friendly and professional, the office itself was lovely and immaculate, and Dr. Smith expertly came up with a plan to help. She clearly knows what she’s doing and I feel my daughter will now receive the help she needs. I’m thrilled.
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Dr. Smith is patient and I find her to be concerned re: my skin issues. I had been diagnosed with skin cancer some years ago, Dr. Smith understands my concerns re:cancer returning. She gives me a through body scan. EXCELLENT DOCTOR ?? I HAVE RECOMMENDED HER OFFICE TO OTHERS??????
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She and the nurse made it clear they had better thinks to do than offer me the service I’d come in for. No time for questions etc. and I had to almost force them to conduct the device I came in for.
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If anyone needs professional help with any skin condition, Dr. Smith is the doctor that can definitely help solve the problems you are facing?? She is very professional, emotionally and caring. Dr. Smith takes her time with you listening to your concerns. I find her so refreshing after seeing several dermatologists in the pass with my skin care problems. It’s easy set up appointment with her office. Thank you Dr. Smith.
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Appreciative As a new patient, I expected to have difficulty obtaining an initial appointment. They were able to schedule me the following week. The doctor and office staff are knowledgeable and empathetic. When one treatment did not work for me, the doctor was quickly able to provide another more long-term solution to my issue. The doctor's expertise in immunodermatology was greatly appreciated.
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Luckily, there are a lot of dermatologists in this area so if you are getting a mole removed for analysis then go elsewhere. Wait times, loss/misplacement of my lab results and a doctor that cannot translate medical speak into plain language are the notable low lights. If you care to hear more, my entire story is below. I went to Dr. Smith on 5/16/18 where I waited 40 minutes to be taken back. I had a mole removed and was told that I would be contacted in two weeks with the results by a staff
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I saw Lauren for laser treatment and she was excellent!! Friendly, professional, and comforting!!
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This is the worst office i've ever been to. They gave me the wrong service and then wouldn't refund me my money and wanted to charge me to fix the situation. Completely horrible
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Dr. Smith listens and then clearly moves right to the issue and questions at hand, which I appreciate. I will definitely return in the future when needed. It is reassuring to have questions answered and not have some oversell encountered. I am grateful.
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Excellent care!
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I absolutely loved my service here at dermatology Jaccea is the best laser tech there. She's very attentive,caring and listened to all of my skin concerns. She also did my facial it was amazing one of the best facials I have ever had!
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My experience with Dr. Smith has been great. I went to four different doctors and spent several years trying to find out what was causing my hands and feet to itch, scale, and peel. The condition made me miserable, and the medication I was given provided little relief. Dr. Smith accurately diagnosed my condition, and, most important, found the right prescription. My condition is now under control, and my quality life is 100% better. She knows what she's doing, and I'm grateful.
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Dr. Smith was great explaining my sons condition and plan of treatment. The staff was amazing as well. Thank you doc and staff.
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She is good in what she do.
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You won’t find a more attentive and thorough dermatologist anywhere. Dr. Smith has treated my son for chronic skin conditions; everything from eczema to staph infections. She’s always on top of of the medical records and spends time to get the entire story and will work with you to find medications that will be covered by insurance. Since using her, my mom, sister and friends have all gone to her for everything from cosmetic to clinical, and have all really liked her. Her staff are all nice!
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Very friendly staff makes you feel comfortable.
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Dr. Smith and her crew are the best they serve the best customer service there everyone is always smiling and talking and dr. Smith is awesome as well I love them all it was a great experience and I will be going back when needed thanks a lot guys
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Great practice, no waiting, they really care about your problems. I'm getting great results from an issue I dealt with my WHOLE life...would recommend to anyone looking for a great doctor who cares!
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