Dr. Linda Smith, MD

Dr. Linda Smith, MD

Breast Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 63
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Linda Smith, MD is a breast surgery doctor who practices in Albuquerque, NM. She is 63 years old and has been practicing for 34 years.Read her story

101 Hospital Loop NE Ste 106

Albuquerque, NM 87109

Contact Information

(505) 828-0404

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
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Dr. Smith's Experience

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 Breast Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Smith's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "I wanted to be a physician since childhood. I began studying a pre-medical curriculum in high school and qualified for a six-year medical program at Northwestern University. Following graduation from Northwestern, I attended a 5 year General Surgery Residency and then completed a one-year Burn and Trauma Fellowship at the University of New Mexico. I then entered private practice in New Mexico in 1984 and began my career as a General Surgeon. From the beginning of my practice, I have concentrated on breast care and in 1994, I elected to sub-specialize in the treatment of breast disorders. Since 1994 my practice has been 100% dedicated to the treatment of breast disease."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "I am dedicated to the care of my patients and the treatment of Breast Disease.

Since I began my medical practice, enormous advances have occurred in the treatment of breast disorders. I have been at the forefront of these advances, and with intense continuing education, it has brought these developments to the women of New Mexico.

I perform all of the standard advanced procedures including breast ultrasound, sentinel node biopsy, mastectomy, lumpectomy, onco-plastic surgery, partial breast radiation and genetic testing for over 50 genes."



  • Breast Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Other

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for New Mexico.

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.


  • Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Uc Davis Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Northwestern U Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • U Nm
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Smith has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
based on 41 total reviews (17 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (41)

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Dr. Smith's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (17)

in Albuquerque, NM |
How fortunate I am to have Dr Linda Smith as my breast cancer surgeon! Thorough w an amazing team who moved me thru the medical system maze to get the biposies, MRI, DNA testing -- ALL that is truly necessary to make a well-informed decision. My sister, a cancer doctor at Dana Farber, was very...more
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Albuquerque, NM |
Dr. Smith is an excellent surgeon. Her specialty clinical skills are supreme. Her indifferent bedside manner and that of her staff is a bit concerning, however.
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Taos, NM |
Makes sure patients know that breast cancer is their fault if they are overweight. Drove 3 hrs, 3 times, waited over an hour to be told I did not have cancer after all. Recently lost 30 lbs, exercise regularly, but because I still have 30 to go, she said I had the breast issue because I don't take...more
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in Belen, NM |
Linda Smith is amazing! She is a wonderful surgeon, caring and dedicated to her patients doctor. The recommendation for after surgery treatment is great and very knowledgeable. The office is friendly, welcoming and professional. I feel so grateful to found her for my breast caner treatment and...more
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San Tan Valley, AZ |
If I did it would get deleted. What a run around I got after having the appt for over a month. ..
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Dr. Smith accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Smith has admitting privileges

Presbyterian Hospital
1100 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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Lovelace Women's Hospital
4701 Montgomery Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
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