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Dr. Melanie Smith, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Female • Age 53

  
Dr. Smith

Arkansas Ear Nose & Throat

4020 Richards Rd Ste B North Little Rock, AR 72117
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(501) 975-7550

Dr. Melanie Smith, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in North Little Rock, AR and has been practicing for 23 years. She graduated from University of Arkansas College of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care of Tennessee
Coventry Health Care of Tennessee PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Otitis Media
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Otitis Media more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Ear Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Ear Disorders more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Laryngitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Laryngitis more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

3.1

Based on 28 reviews

5 Stars
50%
(14)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(2)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
42.857142857142854%
(12)

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Would not recommend this doctor. Well her office help sucks. They have had two month to get my daughter surgery approved and waited the Friday before to send the paperwork. The office called the day before the surgery at 5:00 pm to tell us it was cancelled. My daughter had taken off work for two weeks for this surgery.
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I would not recommend anyone with younger children see her. She is very unprofessional!
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Felt rushed with the doctor. She moves fast. My ear problem still not resolved. She’s the 3rd ENT. I will give her another shot. The staff was pleasant & very little wait time. Just a stopped up ear.
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I would not recommend this office, The Dr. will do a procedure, without telling you if the procedure is covered under your insurance or not. Then you get this big bill for something just took 3 mins. to do. It's all about the money.
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I've seen Dr. Melanie Smith on several occasions beginning in 2004. She performed surgery back then that went so well my recovery time was half that of what was expected. I saw her again 2017. She is and has always been very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. She has been spot on in her diagnosis of me. I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else unless she referred me out herself. I highly recommend her!!!!
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I had to wait for Dr. Smith to return from hospital. I was told this emergency response very understandable. Explained to me my problem and it would be treated. I was very happy with my visit. The staff was very courteous and friendly.
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They get 1 star for being able to book me an appointment. Waited for an hour and a half and only spoke briefly with one person. Very unprofessional, wouldn't recommend and I never post negative reviews.
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Best ENT since dr. kiszer
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All the staff was very nice. Doctor was rude, rushed the appt, blew of my concerns, was stuck up and pretty rude.
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Courteous staff. Short wait time. Dr. Smith was professional, efficient and knowledgeable. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. 5 stars.
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Biography

Dr. Melanie Smith, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in North Little Rock, AR and has been practicing for 23 years. She graduated from University of Arkansas College of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Montefiore Hosp-Albert Einstein
Residency Hospital
1993
Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division
Internship Hospital
1992
University of Arkansas College of Medicine
Medical School

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74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average