Dr. Walter Smithwick IV, MD

Dr. Walter Smithwick IV, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
(9)
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Dr. Walter Smithwick IV, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Jacksonville, FL. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 24 years.

2535 Riverside Ave

Jacksonville, FL 32204

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Eyelid Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Blepharoplasty
very high
more than 96% of peers
Entropion
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smithwick IV "To provide compassionate and quality ophthalmologic care"
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Dacryocystectomy
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dacryocystostomy or Dacryocystotomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Tear Duct Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Smithwick IV has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Smithwick IV's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smithwick IV to family and friends
5.0
based on 9 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Smithwick IV'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
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Jacksonville, FL |
Dr. Smithwick is a very down to Earth and easy going physician. He relates well and takes time to answer any and all questions. Staff is equally good to work with. My only suggestion would be to spruce up his office a bit...it is rather worn and dated.
in Jacksonville, FL |
An amazing and gifted physician who made me feel at ease from the moment I met him. A true blessing to the Jacksonville community.
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Dr. Smithwick IV accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Select
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
    Select HMO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Smithwick IV has admitting privileges

Saint Vincent's Medical Center Riverside
1 Shircliff Way
Jacksonville, FL 32204
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Uf Health Jacksonville
655 W 8th St
Jacksonville, FL 32209
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