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Qualifications and Experience
Finding a well-qualified and compassionate doctor can sometimes be a chore, but if foot ailments are the problem, it's easy. Just call Dr. Carlos F. Smith, DPM, PC.
Dr. Smith has built a thriving practice by providing excellent foot and ankle care to patients from the Beverly Hills/Morgan Park and Lincoln Park communities.
Dr. Smith's office also provides a gift shop of sorts that gives patients access to different foot healing creams and other podiatric items.
Dr. Smith specializes in Diabetic Foot Care and treats a variety of foot conditions. Dr. Smith has had intensive training in Foot & Ankle surgery. He cares for ankle injuries, foot fractures, hammertoes, ingrown toenails, warts, and fungal nails. Sports injuries and orthotic devices round out Dr. Smith's array of services.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Monmouth College and received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degrees from the William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his post-graduate training with an internship at the University of Texas Health Science Center and residency at Bellaire Medical Center in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Smith is board certified with the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine. He is on the faculty at Loyola University Medical Center, and serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine and Surgery, Division of Surgery at the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine.
Dr. Smith is also on staff at Little Company of Mary Hospital and Medical Center, Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Mt. Sinai Hospital and Medical Center, South Shore Hospital, Trinity Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital
Verified Patient Reviews
Excellent doctor ...very professional as well as knowledgeable and friendly...great staff as well...
He really cares about the wellbeing of his patients..He is attentive and don't get all medical terminology on you...lol has the best candy jar in the world...
Dr. Smith is very knowledgeable and professional. He was very attentive and provided me with a very thorough examination. However,I almost left after my timely arrival because the receptionist was unprofessional and rude. She didn't greet me when I entered, so I decided to sign in until she was ready. While signing in, she began speaking to a patient who was exiting , and as I laid the pen on the clipboard I hear "What time is your appointment?", assuming she was still speaking to the male patient, I continued to turn around. This time she repeated herself with an even nastier tone than before. I turned around and asked if she was addressing me and she stared at me blankly. I then explained that I was unaware to whom she was speaking and she looked at me and said " Ok." From that point on she denied the ability to access my documentation resulting in me completing the paperwork that was already completed and she printed an incorrect appointment date. When I corrected her about the date , and explained that someone from the office contacted me a few days ago verifying all of my information, she became irate and agitated. Thankfully, Zocdoc contacted me for support and informed me that my paperwork was printed from their website days earlier- so... I wasn't mistaken. I was very disappointed with her nasty disposition and overall demeanor. I can only suggest that Dr. Smith is more selective in hiring front desk personnel. I really don't feel comfortable with her being responsible for handling my medical information. I'll definitely have to follow-up with my insurance company to make sure there are no "accidental errors" on my billing statement.
I thought treating a painful corn would be a simple procedure of removing the corn to relieve the pressure. Instead, Dr. Smith recommended surgery to cut into the bone to straighten the toe, thus correcting the problem to prevent future corn formations. After discussing this with my PCP, we agree that surgery is not a good solution for me at this time.
My visit went very well. He was very professional and informative.
The office was dark, dingy and OLD, not welcoming at all. He asked that you pay upfront if you have not met your deductible. My appointment was for 1:00p and then changed to 1:15p and he still didn't make it to the office until 1:30p. His answers to my questions changed once it was challenged.
Wait was a little long but his pleasant manner was very good. Professional!!!
It was excellent.
Great attention, very professional, answer alley questions.
While waiting a current patient told me she has been a patient of Dr.Smith for over 16 years; and he was the best doctor she ever had. Dr. Smith was knowledgeable, efficient and timely.
Everyone in the office were friendly and gteat
Efficient, knowledgeable, thorough. DO NOT publish my name.
Very professional and he explained my condition to whet I understood. I am very pleased with his services.
I was seen by Dr. Siddqui, very professional and really nice. He made me feel at ease and explained in detail what was happening with me. The office staff were friendly and warm, I would recommend him and the office.
So far so good! My first visit.
Requested appointment on short notice(same day). Given appointment for 4:30pm which worked easily into my schedule. Was done in less than an hour. Dr. Smith and staff are the best!!!
My visit was just great. The doctor has a great bedside manner and eased my concerns about my foot problems.Very professional.
I was referred to Dr Smith by my primary care doctor. After an hour wait in the waiting room, I never did see Dr Smith. I saw another physician who ordered orthodic supports for my shoes and a night splint. Their office had run out of both of these items. They said they will call me when they get more supplies. On the way home, I received a voicemail message from the office saying to call. When I called right back less than 2 minutes later, their answering service picked up and did not know if anyone was in their office or not. Very unprofessional!!!!!
He was very professional and great to talk to and the office staff was very friendly and professional also.
Dr. Smith and his staff were great. They got me in and out of the office in great time. He spent the time to address all my concerns which was greatly appreciated.
Very Professional, wall's are thin so you hear everyone's conversation.
My son Tyler really like Dr. Smith and his Dad was very pleased with the conversation and advise the Doctor was giving in regards to Tyler's toe. Thank You
Good and he took care of the problem
Very pleased with my visit. Quickly diagnosed my problem and provided a treatment plan.
Dr. Smith was excellent. The wait time was minimal, and he came in and diagnosed my problem right away and in very clear terms I could understand. Very personal and attentive.
He was a kind and gentle doctor. He explained the procedure and talked me through It along with answering my questions. I haven't received the bill for his services and I'm to go back for a follow up visit in a week.
Dr Smith was really great about my concerns, needs, and suggestions about preventing sport injuries with my ankles.
The visit was brief. He explained what would happen and talked me through the quick procedure although I was very nervous.
I felt welcomed as a new patient.
Brief but Impressive.
This doctor is very professional and focused on what is best for the patient. My office experience was professional and efficient. The staff was kind and organized.
In my few visits I only met with Dr. Smith once, quick but very helpful. His backup physician I saw on my last visit was very informative.
This was an excellent experience and they certainly meet my needs as a new patient.
Dr. Smith and his staff were courteous and professional. He definitely helped me with my problem and I have a follow-up in 2 weeks.
Quick and painless. Good experience
He was great, as always.
The entire staff was friendly and professional. I did not have wait long to be seen. I was nervous and Dr. Smith put me at ease. I would definitely refer Dr. Smith.
Good, and very informative.
very good doctor, wait was not long, small office, need update equipment but u can get x-ray in office to let u know what ur condition is without going to another location. office very busy. service is great which is important.
My experience and treatment with Dr Carlos Smith was detail and complete.
Dr was great with my 9 year old which is rare the specialty isn't in pediatric area. Would definitely refer.
Kind, knowledgeable, professional and efficient.
Been going for years...great doctor all around!
Dr. Smith has a great professional practice. He is patient and ask many questions. He made my mother feel at ease.