Dr. Thomas Smith, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 65
  
Dr. Smith
Telehealth services available

Capital Region NP Psychiatric Therapy PLLC

47 New Scotland Ave Fl 4 Albany, NY 12208

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(518) 262-5196

Dr. Thomas Smith, MD is a Pulmonologist in Albany, NY and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Smith has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Pulmonary Vascular Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Wake Forest U, School of Medicine medical school in 1981. He is affiliated with medical facilities Albany Medical Center Hospital and Albany Medical Center South Clinical Campus. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Smith to book an appointment.


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Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Practice Areas

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Typically treats 97% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cystic Fibrosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Cystic Fibrosis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Asthma more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Typically treats 91% more than similar doctors

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Sleep Disorders more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Sleep Apnea more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Pulmonary Vascular Conditions

Pulmonary vascular specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the flow of blood between the heart and lungs, including pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism.Compare with other Pulmonary Vascular Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than similar doctors

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pulmonary Embolism
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Pulmonary Embolism more than 65% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 65% of their peers

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.Compare with other Interstitial Lung Disease specialists.

Typically treats 79% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Bronchiectasis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Bronchiectasis more than 97% of their peers

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

Emphysema
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Emphysema more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

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Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Fungal Infections
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

3.9

Based on 19 ratings

5 Stars
63.1578947368421%
(12)
4 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(1)
3 Stars
10.526315789473685%
(2)
2 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(1)
1 Star
15.789473684210526%
(3)
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (16)
  • Explained conditions well (15)
  • Listened & answered questions (15)
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  • Long wait times (10)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (4)
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Dr Smith was not very attentive and focused on this patient. Gave him a CT Scan but he couldn't look at it while I was there because it had to be "scrubbed". On the next visit it wasn't even brought up. When I gave it to him he said he wished he had the one previous to that as well but never asked me to get it. My last visit waited a half hour after my appt time for him to come in. When I went out looking for him he was in a conference room with a Med student. The focus was on the student durin
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This Doctor is one of the most patient, caring and knowledgible Doctors I have ever dealt with. He stayed and explained at length many misdiagnoses I had been given,, He was really cares about his patients ,it was quite obvious and because of him and his time he took to study my profile/tests etc. I no longer need an inhaler I was on from other Drs for 8 years!!!I feel truly blessed that I was directed to not only DR Smith but also his assistant Jeanne Millett both excel in this field !TY all
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Kath G in Great Barrington, MA – Jan 15, 2017
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Dr Smith was called in for a consult while I was in the hospital. I was on xarelto for DVT's and pulmunory embolism and was about to be released, even though I was not feeling well. Dr Smith researched my past and discovered that, due to other Issues, I was not digesting xarelto and put me on another blood thinner. He sat with me for over a half an hour an explained everything in detail. His bed side manner was kind, considerate, caring and informative. I would highly recommend him.
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Biography

Dr. Thomas Smith, MD is a Pulmonologist in Albany, NY and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Smith has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Pulmonary Vascular Conditions than other spe...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1988
Vanderbilt University
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Vanderbilt University
Residency Hospital
1982
Vanderbilt University
Internship Hospital
1981
Wake Forest U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Capital Region NP Psychiatric Therapy PLLC

Pulmonary Critical Care47 New Scotland Ave Fl 4 Albany, NY 12208
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Albany Medical Center Hospital

Albany, NY

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Albany Medical Center South Clinical Campus

Albany, NY