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Dr. Stephen Smith, MD

Nephrology ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Smith

Dr. Stephen Smith, MD is a nephrology specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in nephrology.


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(919) 660-6860

Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Background Check

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

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End-Stage Renal Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats End-Stage Renal Disease more than 97% of his peers

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

Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Chronic Kidney Diseases
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Chronic Kidney Diseases more than 87% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Amyloidosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

About Me

Care Philosophy

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.

Specialties

  • Nephrology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Education

1991
Duke University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Duke University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1986
Duke University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1985
Duke University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1991
1988
1986
1985

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

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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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