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Every patient gets the care that they need.

Dr. Scott Smitherman
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J Scott Smitherman, MD Providence-employed provider

Specialties

Diabetes, Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Board Certification

Internal Medicine

Patient Rating

4.6 / 5

2555 Marvin Rd NE
Lacey, WA 98516
P: (360) 923-4600
F: (360) 412-2256

Philosophy of Care

I believe that each patient deserves my complete dedication and attention, so I take the time needed to address their problems. I am a “less is more” kind of doctor. I am not going to ask you to pay for and then swallow a pill unless I am confident from medical research and experience that it is beneficial.

The bottom line — I would not provide recommendations to my patients that I would not also provide to my own family.

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Overview

Gender

Male

Education

Medical School

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Residency

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Interests

Medical Interests

As an internist, I have to know a lot about internal medicine, but I also have to know a little bit about everything, because I see patients with issues that might be common or not common at all. I make it a priority to keep myself informed about new treatments and breakthroughs.

I am also quite interested in the electronic medical records system we have launched here. I have a background in computers, so it is a natural fit for me. Medicine is really the last frontier that computers have not been a part of. We have held onto paper because of the challenges and complexity involved. But we are changing that, and I am excited about the changes.

Personal Interests

When I am not at work, most of my free time goes to my family. We love to ski, cycle or just play in our backyard.

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.

4.6 out of 5 (89 Ratings, 23 Comments)

100

09/27/2016
All Good
100

09/24/2016
My main reason for seeing my provider was to get his opinion on knee replacement surgery, a subject that we've discussed before. He took a good deal of time to review my medical history and to discuss the condition and limitations of my knees. We also discussed the surgery itself and the advantages that it would offer, as well as the possible risks. My provider was exceedingly helpful in giving me a realistic assessment of what the recovery would be like and what I would likely gain through bi-lateral knee surgery. I appreciated his perspective, his honesty, and his encouragement to consult with him further as I move toward a decision.
100

09/20/2016
Excellent care, but it was what I expected and I was not disappointed.
90

09/06/2016
I consider myself fortunate to have Dr S as my personal physician, he is a good man.
90

07/04/2016
I am very satisfied with Dr. Smitherman and staff.
100

06/28/2016
Wonderful care.
100

06/27/2016
Dr Smitherman is excellent, makes one feel as a friend that really cares
100

06/01/2016
Dr. Smitehrman was his usual cordial self. He listened to my concerns and addressed them satisfactorily. He assisted me in obtaining a referral for additional services I required. He gave me suggestions on resolving some of my health issues and was very reassuring.
100

05/08/2016
Excellent care [...]
90

04/19/2016
there was an extra person with the receptionist that checked me in that seemed to be complaining about another employee causing a delay in my checking in but the young lady checking me in was very pleasant.
90

04/03/2016
I just felt a little rushed & he just felt there was nothing he could do for me.
100

03/22/2016
Excellent Dr. Staff, and facility. Really like it.
80

03/15/2016
Was kept on the line waiting too long. Over 15 minutes-hung up and called again and visited with the receptionist who told me that the nurse was busy with another patient, she went back and ck't the situation. Then waited again for them to find me a doctor who could see me, and was told that the doctor could only see at certain time because he had a meeting at noon. […] I was a few minutes late, and ended up waiting a few minutes for him to see me.
90

02/29/2016
Would have liked to get lab report in mail, like they said would be sent.
100

02/28/2016
Very satisfied
100

02/01/2016
Simply outstanding care and services provided. Everyone in this clinic, including front desk employees, were great. Quite understanding and listened to you
 

01/17/2016
Dr listens well, explains things well, and competently addresses my health issues. Responds quickly to website communications.
100

01/13/2016
Dr Smitherman answered all my questions [...] and remembered at the end of the visit about a medication I had requested at the beginning.
100

01/06/2016
Always excellent!
 

12/24/2015
Dr. Smitherman always is attentive to my needs and answers my questions satisfactorily.
100

12/21/2015
This was an introductory visit with Dr Smitherman who was referred from a friend and my wife and I are both very pleased to have his as our physician.
100

12/02/2015
Everything went well; the provider addressed all of my concerns, made a referral I had requested, and told me when to schedule a follow-up.
100

11/25/2015
Dr. Smitherman provides great health care and cares about my health.
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