Dr. Sumathi Smith, MD

Dr. Sumathi Smith, MD

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Hematology & Oncology  |  
Female  |  
49 y/o
(11)

Accepting new patients

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.

Ochsner Cancer Center, Covington, LA

1203 S Tyler St Ste 220

Covington, LA 70433
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Employers Health Network
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Gilsbar 360
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus

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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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Dr. Smith's Experience

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Dr. Smith's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Hematology & Oncology
  • Board certified in Hematology and Medical Oncology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Hematology
2

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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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

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Procedures

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Plasmapheresis

Background Check

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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.

Education

  • Jawaharlal Inst Med Ed, Pondicherry
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Jawaharlal Inst Med Ed, Pondicherry
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education / Madras University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Kings Co Hosp/State U Of New York
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • State University of New York Health Science Center-Brooklyn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Va Medical Center New York
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Smith has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Sinhala
  • Tamil

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
4.3
based on 11 total reviews (3 with comments)

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Dr. Smith Says:

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.

Dr. Smith's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Picayune, MS |
A knowing and compassionate Doctor. Straight to the point with love and compassion for patient and family members. Love her and her staff.
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.
in Slidell, LA |
vary good! answered questions I had. the office secretary was helpful too.
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Dr. Smith accepts 32 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Employers Health Network
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Gilsbar 360
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • PPO Plus
    PPO Plus PPO
  • Prime Health Services
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Community Plan
    Medicaid
    United Healthcare
  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

Hospitals where Dr. Smith has admitting privileges

Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore
100 Medical Center Dr
Slidell, LA 70461
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Hancock Medical Center
149 Drinkwater Rd
Bay Saint Louis, MS 39520
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Lakeview Regional Medical Center
95 Judge Tanner Blvd
Covington, LA 70433
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North Oaks Medical Center
15790 Paul Vega MD Dr
Hammond, LA 70403
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Ochsner Medical Center
1516 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
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Slidell Memorial Hospital
1001 Gause Blvd
Slidell, LA 70458
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Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center
215 Marion Ave
McComb, MS 39648
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St. Tammany Parish Hospital
1202 S Tyler St
Covington, LA 70433
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