Dr. Stephen Smith, MD

Dr. Stephen Smith, MD

Nephrology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Stephen Smith, MD is a nephrology specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in nephrology.

2424 Erwin Rd Ste 605

Durham, NC 27705

Contact Information

(919) 660-6860

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
very high
more than 91% of peers
End-Stage Renal Disease
more than 90% of peers
Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
more than 89% of peers

Dr. Smith's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "I came to Duke for medical school in 1981 remained here for all of my training and joined the faculty in 1991. I enjoy participating in the care of patients in all phases of kidney disease. I have a special interest in kidney transplantation and I particularly value the opportunity to see the same patient over time."

1  Specialties

  • Nephrology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

43  Conditions Treated


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2  Procedures

  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 5/30/2013
    Nature of Complaint: INCIDENT LOCATION: DURHAM, NC /// PRACTITIONER COMMENTS: 40% of award attributed to my care
    State: North Carolina
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.


  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Duke University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
2 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

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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

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I have a rare condition that Dr. Smith was able to diagnose and get me into treatment early enough for a very positive outcome. He is kind, caring, and compassionate. I highly recommend him.
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I went to this man for a second opinion only to get the same exact opinion based off the first Dr's notes Because of this man and the other Dr I will never trust another Medical Dr like I once did
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