Dr. Lorraine Smith, MD

Dr. Lorraine Smith, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 51
Dr. Lorraine Smith, MD is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. She graduated from Howard University College Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat).

8631 W 3rd St Ste 945E

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Contact Information

(310) 657-0123

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

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Allergic Reaction
very high
more than 99% of peers
Allergic Rhinitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "Dr Smith is committed to providing excellent, compassionate quality care to pedaitrc and adult patients with ear, nose and throat disorders. She spent the last few years providing care to pediatric and adult otolaryngology patients as a member of the Cedars Sinai Medical Group. Prior to this, she taught Otolaryngology to medical students and residents in the Drew/UCLA program, while developing expertise in the care of Pediatric Otolaryngology patients and in her Gardena private practice. While Dr Smith's clinical interests include the comprehensive care of patients with pediatric and general Otolaryngology problems including airway disorders and repair, sleep and sinus disorders as well as management of pediatric head and neck tumors. She is skilled in the use of the Coblator radiofrequency unit for tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies as well as turbinate resections."


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1  Specialties

  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Smith does not have any board certifications listed.

121  Conditions Treated


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39  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Removal
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facelift
  • Frenectomy
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Howard University - College of Liberal Arts
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Howard University College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • howard university hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Martin Luther Hospital Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Masters in Public Health (MPH) at UCLA - School of Public Health
    Other Education | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Award for Excellence in Medical Education" from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 2004
  • Los Angeles County Commendation for community service, 1998
Media & Publications
  • Pediatric submental cavernous lymphangioma, 2006
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism presenting as Simultaneous Parathyroid carcinoma, 2002
  • Solitary fibrous tumor of the maxillary sinus., 2007
  • Otolaryngologic Manifestations of Down Syndrome, 2000
  • Sialadenoma papilliferum involving the nasopharynx., 2005
  • Infections of the Head and Neck, 2003
  • The Karapandzic flap in recurrent melanoma of the lip., 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
10 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

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  • 3
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  • 1

Dr. Smith's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Smith operated on my sinuses while with Cedars-Sinai, and at that time, used the old-fashioned cut through the upper gum ridge approach. As a direct result, I lost most of my sense of smell and taste. I was not informed that the procedure might produce this result, since sinus surgery is...more
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