Dr. Sarah L. Buenviaje-Smith, MD
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Dr. Sarah L. Buenviaje-Smith, MD

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Pain Medicine | Female

18145 US Highway 18 Ste B, Apple Valley, CA 92307 Get Directions
(760) 810-0301

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Dr. Buenviaje-Smith specializes in Pain Medicine and practices in Apple Valley, CA. She practices at 1 location.

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Buenviaje-Smith to family and friends
2.6
based on 26 total surveys (2 with reviews)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Apple Valley, CA |
Dr Smith is an excellent doctor; however, her staff are far from it. They have proven to be dishonest, and fail to return calls, even to my primary care physician's office! While the doctor's abilities are beyond reproach, her bedside manner needs some work. Much of the time, I feel like my needs and desires are ignored in favor of her own agenda. And, although I have dual coverage without copays, I continue to receive billing statements from the last nine months.
Victorville, CA |
My primary care Dr. recommended her. I called at least four times and got a recording. I left messages and NEVER received a call back. If her staff is that bad, then I wouldn't trust the Dr. even if I could get an appt. I'm now researching pain doctors on my own. It's a shame, because I've always had female pain drs. and there aren't many in this area.
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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine (Anesthesiology)

Board Certifications

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis

Procedures Performed

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Education

  • Medical School
    Hahnemann University

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    Medical Center Of Delaware

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Completed in 2000

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania

    Completed in 2001

  • Undergraduate School
    University or Southern California

    Graduated in 1990

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Buenviaje-Smith has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology, Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine and Pain Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Buenviaje-Smith's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
Over 45 minutes

Experience with Dr. Buenviaje-Smith

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients