Dr. Nellis Smith, MD

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Dr. Nellis Smith, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in East Palo Alto, CA and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston medical school in 1980. He is affiliated with Sequoia Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Smith to book an appointment.

Dr. Smith

Silicon Valley Cardiology Medical Group

1950 University Ave Ste 160 East Palo Alto, CA 94303
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He pinpointed my problem within five minutes. I had gone through two hospital admittance, ICU stay and two thoracentis in my home town and the they all got it wrong.
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Care Philosophy

Personalized care with access to state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic tools to provide for the best patient outcomes, while partnering with a group...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Critical Care Medicine

Education

2005
William Beaumont Hosp
1987
Stanford University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Stanford University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1981
Stanford Hospital
Internship Hospital
1980
University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston
Medical School
1976
University Of Texas
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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

Dr. Smith frequently treats Electrocardiogram (EKG), Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs), and Sinus Tachycardia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Smith treats.

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Dr. Smith's office is located at 1950 University Ave Ste 160, East Palo Alto, CA 94303. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Smith speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Electrocardiogram (EKG) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Sinus Tachycardia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Sinus Tachycardia more than 98% of his peers

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

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Accelerated Hypertension
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrial Tachyarrhythmia With Short PR Interval
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
  • Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bone Cancer
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Event Monitor
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy 1, Familial Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy Due to Anthracyclines
  • Cardiomyopathy, Alcoholic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated With Conduction Defect
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated With Conduction Defect Type 1
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated With Conduction Defect Type 2
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated, Idiopathic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Familial Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive
  • Cardiomyopathy, Takotsubo
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Exertional Hypertension
  • Familial Atrial Fibrillation
  • Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Familial Hypertension
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Gallstones
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • High Cholesterol
  • High-Risk Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension in Pheochromocytoma
  • Hypertension, Alcohol-Induced
  • Hypertension, Corticosteroid-Induced
  • Hypertension, Stress-Induced
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Ileus
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Isolated Systolic Hypertension
  • Labile Hypertension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Cancer
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Multifocal Premature Beats
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Implantation, Temporary
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
  • Primary Hypertension
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncopal Paroxysmal Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Syncope, Familial Neurocardiogenic
  • Tachycardia
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transient Tachycardia
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
  • Ultrasound, Cardiac
  • Venous Hypertension
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Fibrillation, Idiopathic
  • Ventricular Fibrillation, Paroxysmal
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

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(650) 327-2947

Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
Health Net
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Locations

Practice

Silicon Valley Cardiology Medical Group1950 University Ave Ste 160 East Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Cardiovascular Medicine Cardiac Arrhythmias Inc2900 Whipple Ave Ste 205 Redwood City, CA 94062
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Sequoia Hospital

Redwood City, CA

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

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