Dr. Sumathi S. Smith, MD

Dr. Sumathi S. Smith, MD

Hematology & Oncology | Female | 49 years old

I am board certified in the speciality fields of Hematology and Oncology. I earned my medical degree from the Jawaharal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research in India. Completing my internship and residency in Internal Medicine at State University of New York Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn in 1996, I then moved to the New Orleans area where I completed my fellowship at Tulane University. Read more

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I support a patient's decision/right about their treatment plan. I take the time to educate and encourage patients to be involved in all aspects of their care. I listen, value a patient's input and attend to their individual needs. I communicate in a clear, timely manner and share all pertinent information. I treat patients and their families with dignity, compassion and respect.Read more

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in Madisonville,La. |
Dr. Smith is a great communicator and I'm grateful that I am her patient. I was diagnosed and treated in a timely manner and as a patient I could not ask for better care.Dr.Sumathi Smith is my number one physician.Thank you,Dr.Smith.
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vary good! answered questions I had. the office secretary was helpful too.
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       I am board certified in the speciality fields of Hematology and Oncology.  I earned my medical degree from the Jawaharal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research in India.  Completing my internship and residency in Internal Medicine at State University of New York Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn in 1996, I then moved to the New Orleans area where I completed my fellowship at Tulane University.

  

Dr. Smith's Care Philosophy

I support a patient's decision/right about their treatment plan.  I take the time to educate and encourage patients to be involved in all aspects of their care.  I listen, value a patient's input and attend to their individual needs.  I communicate in a clear, timely manner and share all pertinent information.  I treat patients and their families with dignity, compassion and respect.

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General Hematology and Oncology

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Delivery of Chemotheraphy

Performance of Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy

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I appreciate you taking the time to provide me with feedback that will be shared with others.  This feedback is valued by me and my practice so that we can continuously improve upon our patient's experience.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach me or my staff at (985)875-2828.

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  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Hematology & Oncology
  •  Board certified in Hematology and Medical Oncology
  •  Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
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  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

Education

  • Medical School
    Jimper

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education / Madras University

    Completed in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    Kings Co Hosp/State U Of New York

    Completed in 1996

    State University of New York Health Science Center-Brooklyn

    Completed in 1996

    Va Medical Center New York

    Completed in 1996

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Tulane University School Of Medicine

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    Vidyodaya Secondary School

    Graduated in 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Sinhala
  • Tamil

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Specialties

  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Hematology

Procedures Performed

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Plasmapheresis