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Dr. Linda Smith, MD

Breast Surgery ·  Female · Age 64

Dr. Smith

Dr. Linda Smith, MD is a breast surgery specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has been practicing for 35 years. She graduated from Northwestern U, School Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in breast surgery, general surgery, and more.


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(505) 828-0404

Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

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

About Me

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 advance...

Specialties

  • Breast Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Other

Board Certifications

Education

1984
U Nm
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Northwestern U Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1979
Uc Davis Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1978
Northwestern U, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1984
1983
1979
1978

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

3.0

Based on 46 reviews

5 Stars
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Actually my response is that from a Nurse that worked 30 years ago with Dr. Linda Smith at a Pres Day Surgery. Her patients I saw didn’t have to recover from general anesthesia. She was so compassionate and caring.
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Dr. Smith is a good surgeon, I believe. The big problem is her staff & office management. The way appointments are run is chaotic & leads to confusion & important things being forgotten. Much of her staff is rude & all of her staff seems to be incompetent. I have been told lab results were totally normal when they weren't, given the wrong dosages of pills (w/out consulting doctor first), inaccurate answers to questions, appointments scheduled elsewhere without my knowledge, etc.
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The BEST! What I love about Dr. Smith is that She does not beat around the bush, does not waste any time and does not take any chances with your life. She is thorough, dedicated, professional, and determined. Her analysis of my condition and the approach to which she decided to combat my illness with nothing short of strategic genius. I am blessed to have her as my surgeon and as my doctor as I continue my care. She has a caring and professional staff as well!
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Dr. Smith was my dr last year in May when I was first diagnosed w/breast cancer, I was not pleased with her bed side manners & some of the office staff she had LAST year. I have to defend her as she is still an excellent surgeon. Unfortunately, I had surgery July 11, 2018 the cancer came back in the same breast and I needed another lumpectomy with lymph node removal. I must say she is a different person and show compassion. The office staff is way better now! Questions help w/communication.
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Dr smith saved my life. Not only did she have to do the surgery with no previous scans, she was able to get me an in-depth genetic screening. She was able to get an mri and an additional mammogram the same day. My experience with her staff and Dr Smith herself was one of confidence and comfort. I just don’t even know how to say thank you enough. The Dr that was supposed to do my surgery initially quit right before my surgery. Dr Smith took the anxiety and fear I felt and turned it into hope.
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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 impressed with her professional judgment & treatment. She & others there reviewed and concurred with everything. Times I had to wait for my appt- but saw others w more aggressive cancer get seen-OK w me!
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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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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 care of myself. discouraged me.No help offered, only blame. Incisions are still not healed 4 months later. It's probably because I still have weight to lose. Cannot recommend for any reason.
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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 highly recommend her to anyone. She is simply the best!
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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 is a brilliant surgeon and she cares deeply about her patients. When I had my diagnosis, she explained everything in great detail. She immediately scheduled pre-surgery tests and scheduled surgery. When I was in the recovery room, nurses at the hospital told me she expects a high level of care for her patients and they greatly admired her. She implanted pain medication for me and I never felt any pain. She has been wonderful and I greatly admire her.
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Shocked at OR discharge yesterday - Dr Smith WILL NOT give post-op pain meds. Both the anesthesiologist & nurses said they'd NEVER seen her patients leave with a script - NOT NORMAL FOR POSTOP CARE. When the OR medicine wore off, pain was a 7. I called Smith's office & went in, crying for 2 hrs while waiting to be seen. Smith had NO empathy & gave an ice pack & 4 tramadols. Today pain is 5-6. I'll be suffering as Smith REFUSES to help patients' with pain relief. I will be finding a new dr.
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Dr. Smith is an excellent surgeon! I appreciate her attention to details. She took great care when explaining the procedure to me. Her staff is well organized and very helpful.
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Wait is always long. No compassion. Will not order pain meds. I felt like I was just a number to her, not a person.
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Dr Smith is professional and is an experienced expert surgeon. She does everything in her power get prompt testing and surgery scheduled. She works you into her schedule whenever needed. Your best interests are always coming first for her.
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I agree, Dr. Smith is a brilliant surgeon. She is no nonsense and tells it like it is. I am thankful that she was my surgeon and eternally grateful to her. She had a wonderful assistant named Angelique that was so compassionate and caring and was the ying to Dr. Smith's yang. There was a balance. Unfortunately Angelique is no longer there and I really miss her but I will continue seeing Dr. Smith because I have total confidence in her.
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I never met a Surgeon so disrespectful in my life. Lack of professionalism poor bedside manner as we'll as compassion. Her Medical Manager Erica for a split second seemed to be okay.Until she obviously is unable to handle a persons frustration and lack empathy and or sympathy for canceIling on me an hr before my appt. Instead pointing out I'm not their only patient. Asking me to put myself in in an emergency position.Even though I feel like my situation is of that nature. Much more info come
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I consider Dr. Smith to be my heroine. I feel very fortunate to have been led to her for my breast cancer surgery. She is an excellent surgeon. While she might not be the most touchy feely doctor around, I wasn't looking for touchy feely. I wanted a doctor who knew what she was doing. I would not consider going to any other doctor if I ever have any future breast related issues.
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She is an excellent surgeon and genuinely cares about her patients. She's brilliant.
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Good surgeon, horrible bed side manner. I think she needs to retire, runs surgery like an assembly line. You are a number only to her.
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