Dr. Vivienne Smith, MD

CardiologyFemaleAge 77

Dr. Vivienne Smith, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Albany, NY and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine medical school in 1975. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Albany Medical Center Hospital and Albany Memorial Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Smith to book an appointment.

Dr. Smith

Albany Associates in Cardiology

7 Southwoods Blvd Albany, NY 12211
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Affiliated with Saint Peter's Hospital Albany, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for cardiology.

At a Glance

  • Friendly Staff
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Electrocardiogram (EKG) more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 94% of her peers

Hypertension
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Hypertension more than 91% of her peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Accelerated Hypertension
  • Dexamethasone Sensitive Hypertension
  • Exertional Hypertension
  • Familial Hypertension
  • High-Risk Hypertension
  • Hypertension in Pheochromocytoma
  • Hypertension, Adrenal Gland-Induced
  • Hypertension, Alcohol-Induced
  • Hypertension, Bilateral Renal Artery Stenosis-Induced
  • Hypertension, Coarctation of the Aorta-Induced
  • Hypertension, Conn Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Corticosteroid-Induced
  • Hypertension, Cushing's Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Environment-Induced
  • Hypertension, Hyperaldosteronism-Induced
  • Hypertension, Kidney Disease-Induced
  • Hypertension, Nasal Decongestant-Induced
  • Hypertension, Renal Segmental Hypoplasia-Induced
  • Hypertension, Stress-Induced
  • Hypertensive Hypokalemia Familial
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Isolated Systolic Hypertension
  • Labile Hypertension
  • Neurogenic Hypertension
  • Pediatric Hypertension
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Primary Hypertension
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Dexfenfluramine-Induced
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Familial
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Fenfluramine-Induced
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypoxic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Venous Hypertension
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • White Coat Hypertension
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Heart Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Heart Disease more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventricular Septal Defect

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(518) 292-6000

Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Humana
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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

3.3

Based on 19 ratings

5 Stars
47.36842105263158%
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4 Stars
10.526315789473685%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(1)
1 Star
36.8421052631579%
(7)
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shes right i am 8 months short of 70. still here
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mike hemingway – Dec 13, 2021
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I have had one meeting with Dr. Smith and I like her. She went straight to the issues/concerns and I felt much better after our consult. She explained this be to me which I clearly understand now. Thank you very much Dr. Smith.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Donna M. Berlin, NY – Nov 26, 2020
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I like Dr. Smith's no nonsense approach to my care. She is very open with her opinions and I feel that she trusts me to understand her intentions when she shares her insights on treatments, meds, tests, the way her office is running, or anything related to my care. She's certainly not a hand-holding "there, there" provider, instead putting her efforts into addressing your plan and its outcomes.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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EJ S – Nov 14, 2019
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I appreciate Dr. Smith's direct approach. She responds to my questions with good, sensible advice, all without condescension. I like that. No wasted time. Her manner is pleasant and professional with me. I have been her patient for several years.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Judith M. in E. Greenbush, NY – Dec 29, 2018
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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.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Albany, NY – Dec 31, 2017
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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 about our cases and has ordered additional testing based on her 'thoughts' that have been helpful in finding the cause of the issues. I would HIGHLY recommend her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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harriP in Delmar, NY – Jan 25, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Capital Cardiology Associates, PC is a benchmark cardiology practice committed to improving our patient's quality of life.

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Biography

Dr. Vivienne Smith joined Capital Cardiology Associates in 2007 as full time non-invasive cardiologist following a successful career in academic medicine....Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1975
University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Vivienne Smith, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Vivienne Smith, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Smith frequently treats Electrocardiogram (EKG), Hypertension, and Heart Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Smith treats.

Where is Dr. Vivienne Smith, MD's office located?

Dr. Smith's office is located at 7 Southwoods Blvd, Albany, NY 12211. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Albany Associates in Cardiology

Capital Cardiology Associates PC7 Southwoods Blvd Albany, NY 12211
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Smith is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Albany Medical Center Hospital

Albany, NY

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

8 Awards Received

Albany Memorial Hospital

Albany, NY

Saint Peter's Hospital

Albany, NY

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2022)