Dr. Nellis Smith, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 66
  
Dr. Smith
Accepting new patients

Silicon Valley Cardiology

23845 Holman Hwy Ste 220 Monterey, CA 93940

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(650) 617-8100

Dr. Nellis Smith, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Monterey, CA and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Smith has more experience with Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders, Cardiac Care, and Electrophysiology than other specialists in his area. 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.


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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
Select Plus HMO
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
LocalPlus
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
Medicaid
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Smith

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Smith treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Smith treats other conditions, please contact the office at (650) 617-8100.

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Aortic Valve Regurgitation more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Atrial Flutter
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Atrial Flutter more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Mitral Valve Regurgitation
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Mitral Valve Regurgitation more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 68% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Heart Disease more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Hypertension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Hypertension more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Electrophysiology

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Electrophysiology specialists.

Typically treats 53% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardiac Electrophysiology
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Cardiac Electrophysiology more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 74% of their peers

Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors more than 65% of their peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 65% of their peers

Cardioversion, Elective
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Cardioversion, Elective more than 56% of their peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 56% of their peers

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Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Accelerated Hypertension
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrial Tachyarrhythmia With Short PR Interval
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
  • Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • 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 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, Takotsubo
  • 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
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Endocarditis
  • Exertional Hypertension
  • Familial Atrial Fibrillation
  • Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Familial Hypertension
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • 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
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Isolated Systolic Hypertension
  • Labile Hypertension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Multifocal Premature Beats
  • Pacemaker Implantation, Temporary
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
  • Primary Hypertension
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncopal Paroxysmal Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Syncope, Familial Neurocardiogenic
  • Tachycardia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transient Tachycardia
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
  • Ultrasound, Cardiac
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Fibrillation, Idiopathic
  • Ventricular Fibrillation, Paroxysmal
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

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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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About Me

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 of physicians with similar philosophies and expertise.

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

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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Locations

Silicon Valley Cardiology

Monterey23845 Holman Hwy Ste 220 Monterey, CA 93940
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Sequoia Hospital

Redwood City, CA

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)
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