Dr. Vivienne Smith, MD

Dr. Vivienne Smith, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 73
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Dr. Vivienne Smith, MD is a cardiology specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 43 years. She graduated from UNIV OF VT COLL OF MED in 1975 and specializes in cardiology.Read her story

7 Southwoods Blvd Ste 4

Albany, NY 12211

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Heart Disease
normal
more than 77% of peers
Hypertension
normal
more than 77% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
normal
more than 66% 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 "Dr. Vivienne Smith joined Capital Cardiology Associates in 2007 as full time non-invasive cardiologist following a successful career in academic medicine. After receiving her medical degree in 1975 from The University of Vermont Medical College in Burlington, she completed a residency in Internal Medicine at University Hospitals in Boston and New Haven, Connecticut in 1978. Subsequently, Dr. Smith went on to Weill Cornell Medical College to perform a Fellowship in Cardiology, with a subspecialty in Hypertension. Dr. Smith's academic appointments have included: The University of Connecticut, The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health, and Albany Medical College. Her published research has included dissertations on preclinical cardiac drug development, the use of cardiac imaging to evaluate the hypertensive heart and the epidemiology of aging hearts. Dr. Smith is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is one of the first 500 cardiologists to be designated world wide as a specialist in Hypertension. At Capital Cardiology Associates, PC, she continues her practice in general cardiology with a special focus on adults with complex or resistant high blood pressure and disorders of the heart muscle."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "Capital Cardiology Associates, PC is a benchmark cardiology practice committed to improving our patient's quality of life.

By providing state of the art diagnostics, board certified physicians and a caring and competent staff, we offer the highest quality of care in a comfortable, supportive atmosphere.

Capital Cardiology Associates provides a full range of diagnostic, interventional, surgical, therapeutic and preventative services in the treatment of cardiovascular disease to patients throughout the Capital Region. Our board-certified cardiologists offer a full range of cardiology services to treat all categories of heart disease."

1  Specialties

  • Cardiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

37  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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6  Procedures

  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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

  • UNIV OF VT COLL OF MED
    Medical School | Graduated 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Smith has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

3.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
14 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Smith's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Disrespectful, codescending, rude, poor bedside manner, doesn’t listen to patients or answer questions! I was mortified at how she treated my father and i am a registered nurse myself.
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Dr. Smith is all business which I like a lot! You always know where you stand and always get straight answers. She has been instrumental in finding issues for both my husband and my dad and I admire her work ethic. She has on 3 occasions called in the evening telling us that she has been thinking...more
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