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Dr. Alford Smith, MD

Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor

Brooklyn, NY

About Dr. Alford Smith

Dr. Alford Smith is one of the best Family Practitioners in Brooklyn. He treats patients from the time they are born, right through adulthood and always has a welcoming smile to every patient who comes in the door.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Family Physician
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Mercy Medical Center

Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Buffalo, Doctor of Medicine
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Residency in Family Medicine
  • City University of New York, Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn (Bachelor's)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • American Medical Association

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1477621852

Dr. Alford Smith's office location

Flatbush Family Practice

765 Nostrand Ave, 2nd floor

Brooklyn, NY 11216

Patient reviews for Dr. Alford Smith

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Old School style with new technology. The Doctor made me feel like he was going to take good care of the whole me, not just the issue I came in for. The staff was very nice and things moved swiftly. Ihad an 8am appointment and I was seen at 8am.
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I was in this office for 5 hours for a physical! Lady at the front moves very slow and loses forms. Once I got to a room after an hour and a half, Doctor Smith was very kind, but kept goingin and out and forgetting what I was there for. The assistants forgot to take my blood until the very end of the appointment, approaching hour 5. I’m hoping I’ll get my paperwork back but this experience was awful.
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Very nice doctor very clean office
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I never received my results for the tests I requested and waited for over two hours along with a high copay out of pocket.
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Excellent doctor. Very knowledgeable and personable!
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Dr. Smith has been my PCP for over 30years. I’ve followed him everywhere. He better not ever retire!
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Waited nearly 3 hours to be seen by the doctor. I was coughing in the waiting room for hours... The doctor and staff apologized but this was unacceptable.
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Dr. Smith is a really great doctor! He's professional, informative, funny and knowledgable. I greatly appreciated all the time he took. Definitely recommend.
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I did not appreciate checking my own insurance eligibility, the receptionist telling me that i did not have an appointment, which i did The medical assistant not being able to draw blood correctly , and the office not accepting cards... just cash .
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The doctor and staff were highly professional. The procedure I wanted wasn't on their schedule and they quickly accommodated my request. That was impressive.
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got a blood test and never got results back.
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Makes you feel very relaxed. Love his professionalism. Engage in small talks with his patients.
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I tried giving them a chance, I visited the office four times, but they consistently fail. - You will wait 2 hours for your scheduled appointment - They do not cover their due diligence, which causes denied claims from your healthinsurance. - Terrible communication, I called their office weeks/months to (handle and to prevent) denied claims that was due to their error. - The front desk receptionist says she will pass your message to the doctor, but it takes eternity to get a simple task accomplished. Mind you, I do not have any health problems, this was all from regular checkups.
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Doctor was very late, due to a weather-related emergency at home, not his fault. As soon as he showed up, he saw me and was apologetic, courteous, professional, and provided me with care rapidly.
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Extremely unprofessional
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Was seen very cursorily then left to medical students Invited to do a work up and then spent 2 week’s chasing my results with no call back It has now been two weeks and no one has called It’s a disgrace
More than 1 year ago
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Calm doctor he makes feel like a patient and not just money in his pocket
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Very friendly and approachable. Checkup was fast and easy, but in an effective way, not in an overly hurried or rushed way.
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i had a cold
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Dr.Smith was excellent in every way. I was very comfortable speaking with him about everything and he carried out his tasks very efficiently.
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It was awful having to wait 2+hours after making an appointment for 11:30 am. He prescribed ibuprofen for my nasal congestion. Worst ever.
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The wait tends to be a little long, but it's worth it once you get to see the doctor. He takes the time to educate his patients and is very personable. I'll definitely continue to see Dr. Smith and am very happy with the services.
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I am please with the service. Keep up the good work.
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Incompetent. His office phones dont work, good luck getting in touch!
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I would not recommend Dr. Smith. He never called me with my results, and did not even perform a full exam. I would avoid seeing him if you can. He spent most of the consultation talking about himself.
More than 1 year ago
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Both the dr and staff was friendly but the time spent in the office was about 2 1/2 hours.
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Very professional very helpful...Great doctor office
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NEVER AGAIN ?????? I was told If I had nothing good to say, to say it at all. With that I'll just keep my mouth shut. I didn't even wait around to see the doctor
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Dr Smith is wonderful! I wish the office was a bit more organized but he's really great.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Smith was great in explaining his background and education; however, I arrived on-time for a 7PM appointment, and did not leave until around 9PM. Further, this office does not accept credit/debit cards, which was not communicated priorto the appointment. Good staff, but no one seems to be able to handle things in a timely fashion.
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Dr. Smith was really friendly, gave me an understanding of who he was and made me feel really comfortable. The wait time was pretty long (although it was a Saturday morning, which is important context), but once I was in to see him/his PA everything went smoothly.
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I was impressed. What I witnessed from his past interactions with patients (prior to my initial visit today), is genuine. I have not had a doctor take the time the way that he did today in a very long time. He was attentive to my issues.
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When I first met this doctor I was really impressed with the amount of time he took to speak with me and listen to me. That was all ruined after he wrote the incorrect prescription for me TWICE!! He wrote downthe wrong dosage for a controlled substance 2 months in a row and it really impacted the way I felt and my performance at work. Every time I would call their office, either no one would answer the phone or it would take them several days to call me back. I really hope this doesn't happen to other people because it's extremely unsafe and unprofessional to mess with a person's health like this.
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I was in the office and waiting room over 2 hours for the team to simply tell me the results of my blood test. Not to mention, having 4 male doctors and/or students standing over me discussing my health peculiarities isextremely uncomfortable and intimidating. I chose Dr. Smith as a physician because of his great bedside manner and his years of experience. But my times in this office are regularly muddled by my frustrations with wait times, efficiency and team manner. I regularly feel like a test subject when a group of students are asking me questions.
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Love him and the staff. Super friendly and very welcoming. Happy to be going there.
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Dr.Smith was professional, helpful, and accommodating! I felt welcomed by his friendly staff as a new patient. The facility is clean, comfortable, and the wait time reasonable. I'm very grateful to have found a good physician close to home. I highly recommend him.
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I would go back !!!! I advise you to fill out your paperwork online which they called and informed me. The process would be much quicker !!!
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Amazing service. He took his time and answered all my questions. I would highly recommend him!!
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I was not a huge fan of the wait, but the Dr was well worth it in the end. He had an excellent Med student assisting him. I will absolutely return.
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He is a good doctor, he made me feel comfortable. Only thing I didn't enjoy was the wait. Outside of that he was great.
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I waited about two hours before seeing the doctor, which was very frustrating. However, the doctor has excellent bedside manner and the staff in the office were very friendly. I plan to continue seeing this doctor and would highly recommend him, if you don't mind the wait time.
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