Dr. Kris Smith, MD

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Neurosurgery

Dr. Kris Smith, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Smith has extensive experience in Epilepsy, Headache, and Cranial Neurosurgery. He graduated from University Of Nevada School Of Medicine in 1989. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital And Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Kris Smith, MD

Barrow Brain And Spine

2910 N 3rd Ave Ste 200 Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Dr. Smith gave my wife the life she has wanted for so long, he is a great surgeon and cares about people.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jan 21, 2022
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I called to the office of Dr. Kris Smith to schedule appointment. They told me that I should fax them referral, insurance and MRI. I did it. Nobody called me after that. When I called back week later, they said "you need to provide the films". Which been surprise for me, because receptionist didn’t told me about it on initial call. Two weeks wasted. Please respect your patient’s time, please fix your process. Please tell the patient what they need to provide to get the appointment.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Middletown, CT – Nov 23, 2017
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I trust Dr. Smith implicitly. He allowed me to be able to smile again on both sides of my face. I am not in excruciating pain from that. I will forever be indebted to him and his talent, skill and wisdom, but mostly his humble manor. Impressive man who will some day be a legend.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Catherine in Tempe, AZ – Dec 19, 2016
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I am a 12 year brain tumor survivor because of Kris Smith. He is brilliant, experienced, and the kindest and most gentle human being I have ever met. I am not only his patient, but I am an RN with 16 years of ICU experience, living and working in Phoenix, Arizona. It is valuable to find out what the OR nurses say about a surgeon. They say he is calm, meticulous, focussed, and has the stamina for these long and complex cases. They also call him a "friend". I say , "I am grateful".
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jocie K in Phoenix, AZ – Dec 08, 2016
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Friendly and caring. Explained the surgery risks and went over all of my tests with me. Attentive and always professional. Post surgery met with my family and explained everything from the surgery. Highly Recommend.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Julie Nelson in Coolidge, AZ – Mar 31, 2016
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Caring, kind, compassionate and meticulous. We had an excellent outcome with Dr. Smith. His staff was also incredibly helpful. We also had a rare situation: my mom was admitted into the hospital with a rare spinal infection at the exact same time that my husband was recovering from surgery. Although Dr. Smith was not my mom's doctor, he and his entire team sought out my mom's room and met with her and took the time to review her case to reassure us that she had the best team working on her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Henderson Family in Lake Havasu City, Az – Feb 20, 2016
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Saved our sister's life. Brilliant surgeon. Would highly recommend! I am an RN with over 40 years in healthcare and what he did for her was extraordinary. FYI: this is the person that Mayo Clinic refers to when they have difficult or inoperable cases.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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SueV in Hot Springs Village, AR – Feb 17, 2016
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At BNA, we put our patients first.  We are committed to treating our patients with compassion and to providing innovative and sound medical options...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Radiation Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

1996
Barrow Neurological Inst
Residency Hospital
1990
Indian Hlth Srvc/Vet Adm Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1989
University Of Nevada School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Does Dr. Kris Smith, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Smith has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Kris Smith, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Kris Smith, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Smith frequently treats Epilepsy, Headache, and Cranial Neurosurgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Smith specializes.

Where is Dr. Kris Smith, MD's office located?

Dr. Smith's office is located at 2910 N 3rd Ave Ste 200, Phoenix, AZ 85013. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Smith

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Smith treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Smith treats other conditions, please contact the office at (602) 351-6820.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy specialists diagnose and treat spectrum of brain disorders that cause seizures due to an interruption of normal nerve activity in the brain.Compare with other Epilepsy specialists.

Dr. Smith is experienced in the area of Epilepsy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Essential Tremor
Seizure Disorders
Epilepsy
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High
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Very High
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Headache

Headache is a common symptom that can sometimes signal a more serious condition, such as migraine, high blood pressure, or cerebral hemorrhage.Compare with other Headache specialists.

Dr. Smith is experienced in the area of Headache. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Headache
Migraine
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High
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Very High
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Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Smith is experienced in the area of Cranial Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Brain Surgery
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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Nervous System Neoplasms

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Nervous System Neoplasms specialists.

Dr. Smith is experienced in the area of Nervous System Neoplasms. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Cancer
Meningiomas
Acoustic Neuroma
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Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Ataxia
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cognitive Function Testing
  • Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniosynostosis, Autosomal Dominant
  • CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Functional Hemispherectomy
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head CT Scan
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Meningiomas
  • Meningitis
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Migraine
  • Minimally Invasive Amydalohippocampectomy
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Surgery
  • Nystagmus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinson's Surgery
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • PET-CT Scan
  • Pineal Region Tumors
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Resection
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Pseudobulbar Affect
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radio Surgery
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea
  • SPECT Scan
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Subthalamic Stimulator
  • Sudoscan
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Ultrasound Guided Procedures
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular Schwanoma Surgery
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Wada Test

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Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
American Indian Health Plan
Arizona Medical Network
Arizona PHCS
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Open Access Plus
Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Indian Health Service
Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
Mercy Care
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AHCCCS without Prior Authorization
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
RAN/AMN
PHCS
PHCS PPO
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare POS
PacifiCare PPO
United Healthcare

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Barrow Brain And Spine

Barrow Brain And Spine2910 N 3rd Ave Ste 200 Phoenix, AZ 85013
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