Dr. Sumathi Smith, MD

Dr. Sumathi Smith, MD

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Hematology & Oncology  ·  
Female  ·  
50 y/o
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Dr. Sumathi Smith, MD is a hematology & oncology specialist in Covington, LA and has been practicing for 14 years. She specializes in hematology & oncology and hematology.Read her story

Ochsner Cancer Center, Covington, LA

1203 S Tyler St Ste 220

Covington, LA 70433
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Smith performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Blood Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Anemia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
very high
more than 95% 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.

Dr. Smith's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Smith " 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. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "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."

2  Specialties

  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Hematology

2  Board Certifications

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

69  Conditions Treated

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2  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

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

Dr. Smith does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Smith and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Smith's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
12 total reviews (4 have comments)

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4.9
based on 124 total reviews (38 with comments)
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Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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
Dr. Smith Says:
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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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Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Smith takes a personal interest in her patients. My experience has been great. I recommend Dr. Smith to everyone requiring her specialty.
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A knowing and compassionate Doctor. Straight to the point with love and compassion for patient and family members. Love her and her staff.
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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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