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I help people become proactive in their own care.

Ciara Smith, ARNP
Ciara Smith

Ciara Smith, ARNP Providence-employed provider

Specialties

Nurse Practitioner-Adult Health

Board Certification

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Patient Rating

4.6 / 5

1010 South Scheuber Road
Centralia, WA 98531
P: (360) 827-7966
F: (360) 827-7977

Philosophy of Care

As a primary care provider, I believe in an individualized, holistic approach to patient care. That’s because I see patients for annual checkups as well as when they’re ill, so I learn quite a bit about them. And by making education a central focus, I ensure my patients are fully empowered to make decisions regarding their health care.

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Overview

Gender

Female

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Washington State University College of Nursing, Spokane and Yakima
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Washington State University College of Nursing, Vancouver

Interests

Medical Interests

In my practice, I place a particular emphasis on chronic care management and preventive care. I also see many older patients, so I’m especially concerned with quality of life issues and end-of-life care. Advances in medicine are allowing people to live healthier, more active lives as they age, and I want to make sure my patients have the knowledge and care needed to enjoy this period of life.

Personal Interests

I love taking advantage of everything our area offers. In particular, I enjoy running, snowboarding, cooking, shopping and watching the Seattle Seahawks.

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.6 out of 5 (144 Ratings, 48 Comments)

100

02/26/2017
Ciara is exceptional, well informed, knows my medical issues, allows me to be proactive in my care. She is at the top of her profession.
100

02/14/2017
For an annual check-up, I should not have to be limited to 2 questions or issues to discuss. I definitely did NOT want an annual "Medicare Wellness exam" as this would not even have been with my primary care provider. What's the use of having a primary care provider who is not the person who sees you on a regular basis!? I realize these issues must be results of Medicare rules. But someone needs to speak up about the need for consistent communication with primary care providers.
70

02/11/2017
I have asked for a referral for [...] come out to help with foot ulcers and my diabetes. no response to E-mail. will call on Monday.
100

02/09/2017
Very satisfied with my provider and staff. Have recommend her to others.
100

02/06/2017
My provider Dr Ciara Smith is the best provider I had in a long time. She checks on my often when I am sick. I hope she stays here forever
100

01/16/2017
I am very comfortable with Ciara and she always listens to/answers my questions thoroughly.
90

01/03/2017
My last office visit was AWESOME! Ciara Smith is an excellent care provider! She listened to my issues and we discussed alternatives and came up with a plan!
80

12/18/2016
Not all issue were covered.
80

12/14/2016
She is helpful and explains things well. We do have to wait for appts. but that is only because she is so busy and good at her job.
100

12/14/2016
always good to listen and do what they can
100

12/05/2016
Ciara is always upbeat, friendly and clearly knows who I am and my history, as well as my current needs. She listens closely and always gives me good and accurate information. I feel blessed that she is my primary provider.
 

11/29/2016
Everything was fine!
100

11/28/2016
Ciara Smith is a great doctor. She takes her time to listen to my questions and answers them all.
100

11/20/2016
I am always pleased w/my nurse practitioner.
100

11/15/2016
Ciara Smith, ARNP is the best health care provider I have ever had.
100

10/12/2016
Everytimevi visit my pcp I get the best care possible. I could not ask for better care.
20

09/26/2016
I never can get in to see this provider and I finally get in and was treated with a total lack of respect. The whole experience was frightening.
100

09/12/2016
Ms Smith is excellent - an active listener and caring. I felt like I was her only patient. She took the time to listen to me and discuss my questions and concerns.
100

08/29/2016
I have always had good experience with my provider. She was the one who showed concern about some abnormal lab test result and referred me to a specialist.I am very happy and comfortable with her care.
100

08/25/2016
All very good!!
100

08/24/2016
Ciara is a very good provider. She listens, asks questions and very knowledgeable. I always feels very comfortable talking with her.
100

08/24/2016
I am very confident in Ciara and always feel that I matter to her. Best provider I've had for many, many years!
100

08/04/2016
Ciara Smith is more thorough than a lot of MD's I have seen!
100

07/31/2016
The large problem is, because these guys are GOOD, there is a great deal of demand for these professionals services. This makes it difficult to be seen without delay. A minor problem that could be dealt with expeditiously therefore becomes automatically a pseudo chronic problem. It can be difficult to know when the 'emergency room' is the right thing to do. Perhaps a little emphasis on the 'advice line' which is sure to exist but which is not on my radar.
100

07/19/2016
AAA
100

06/30/2016
All experiences have been very good.
100

06/19/2016
My primary is top notch!
100

06/19/2016
I have a good provider for my health care, last fall when I was in hospital the care was excellent I appreciate the care I got as well as the ongoing care by my provider. Thank you.
100

06/14/2016
I feel confident I have the best provider and if I need other specialists I trust her ability to refer me to the best also. She is young, smart, outstanding, knows her patients and what to do.
100

05/29/2016
She has always seemed to know the fact and is confident and knowledgeable.
100

05/24/2016
I seem to be important as a person to my provider, the nurses and the office staff. my experiences there have been excellent. I especially like the "My Chart". response is wonderful.
100

04/26/2016
Ciara has helped me tremendously, looking out for my immediate improvement with wisdom toward long-range implications. She is knowledgeable, competent, caring, and personable.
90

04/12/2016
Clerks need to be more responsive. They were on a prolonged phone calls when I was trying to check in.
100

04/12/2016
I'm extremely happy with Ciara as my primary care provider! She's excellent and I feel very grateful for her care!
100

04/11/2016
I love this provider and will continue to use this facility and recommend it to all my family and friends.
20

04/04/2016
[…] I had 4 quick questions to ask the Dr. and try to get to know her. I was quickly greeted and informed that I could only ask about 2 things. Wow!!! Most of what I needed was only an answer to a question and some medical advice on a previous situation. Because I also had a bad sinus infection, I just wanted to include asking if the Dr. felt I was on the right track taking care of it as well. Needless to say, I came away disappointed and wondering if I needed to research for an office that could allow at least 15 minutes to answer my questions. Once again they were only questions for medical advice. The Dr. didn't even have to examine me or look at anything. […] , I will probably not be returning to this office. […]
100

04/03/2016
Ciara is terrific. Attentive, listening. [...] is also good- I feel like they both paid attention and were focused on me completely during my appointment time.
80

03/29/2016
It takes way too long to acquire an appointment or treatment […]
100

03/29/2016
Love Ciara! I trust her completely!
90

03/24/2016
There have been times when my problem requires fast help and I'm never let down. The office are great about getting me in if at all possible and the provider is truly interested in my needs and very helpful.
100

03/15/2016
Dr. Ciara Smith is the best provider I had in a long time. She listens to my problems, always looks over my meds. and explains everything very well.
40

03/10/2016
[...] on the care team did not call me with my test results and was indifferent and rude when I called to get them. […]
100

03/02/2016
I am very pleased to be able to consult with Ms. Smith. She is very good at what she does. And I am not the enemy. Which is quite a change [...].
100

02/09/2016
Best physician ever had. She explains things, listens and treats me with concern and respect.
100

02/09/2016
The provider seems very knowledgeable and caring.
100

02/09/2016
So pleased to have this facility available so close to my home Really pleased with Ciara and [...] and all the other providers I have there
20

01/31/2016
Can't get in - only address 1 specific problem - not whole health issue - only 5 min. per visit - want a different dr. in office - have to talk to her dr. to transfer to one who specializes in my health problems - poor thing to make me do - I should just be able to get appt. with other one & then decide who I feel best suits me.
100

01/26/2016
Ciara is by far the best doctor that I've been seen by in a very long time. She is always willing to go above and beyond what is expected of her.

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