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Dr. Francis Smith, DPM

Podiatrist

Professional statement

Dr. Smith and Dr. Klein will see and treat patients with Aetna, United Healthcare, and Cigna, however we are an out of network provider at the NOVA location. Dr. Smith completed undergraduate studies at Western Maryland College. He attended the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he graduated in the top 10% of his class. Dr. Smith performed residency training at the Maryland Podiatric Residency Program in Baltimore, Maryland. During his residency in Baltimore, Dr. Smith spent time at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Maryland General Hospital, Bon Secours Hospital, Greater Baltimore Medical Center Wound Care Center, and St. Agnes Surgery Center. Dr. Smith is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, is a Diplomat of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, is a Member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, and is a Member of the Maryland and Virginia Podiatric Medical Association.

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Specialties

  • Podiatrist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery

Education and training

  • Bon Secours Hospital, Residency in Podiatry
  • Temple University, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1437249802

Office locations

Northern Virginia Foot & Ankle Associates

14440 Cherry Lane Court, Suite 104

Laurel, MD 20707

Northern Virginia Foot & Ankle Associates

8221 Old Courthouse Road, Suite 102

Vienna, VA 22182

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Excellent practice! All staff are friendly and supportive. Dr. Smith was very thorough and encouraging. I would highly recommend this practice!
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Dr. Smith was great. I have very painful bunions on both feet and he did an excellent job of going over all my options to treat them. Ultimately, we found a solution that has helped immensely without me having to get surgery. I highly recommend him!
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Excellent care, the entire staff was friendly and helpful. I was in and out in less than 45 minutes!
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I went in for a fairly routine procedure, the doctor was friendly and personable and set me at ease. I estimate that the whole procedure took less than an hour not including the 20 minute wait. All in all I wasvery impressed especially considering that I made the appointment mere hours before being seen.
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Appreciated Dr. Smith's thoroughness, and his experience and knowledge were clearly evident.
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Should not have to wait more than 15 minutes for anyone or anything.
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Dr. Smith was great. A little blunt, but great. The front office at the clinic is a disaster. First, the wait for my apt. was over 30 minutes. When I arrived, nobody was at the front desk for about 10 minutes,which seriously delayed everything. Second, and more importantly, the office lied or has serious issues communicating both with me and my insurance company. I have great (Cadillac-style) insurance with no deductible. I needed a pair of orthotics and the front office said they would call my insurance to see if they were covered. They called me hours after my appointment saying that I had a high deductible and that my orthotics would not be covered until that deductible was met. One call to my insurance company proved this was not true and that they had no record of a phonecall from the doctors office. In the end, my insurance called the office and worked everything out for me, but that isn't how it should be done. This does make me question the competence and thoroughness of the front office.
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thorough and getting me the help that i need that previous doctors could not get me. staff was also very helpful and knowledgeable and i was in and out very quickly.
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Everyone was polite
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Great staff. Good with my 6 year old daughter. Would reccomend for sure!
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I always appreciate having chose Dr. Smith as my podiatrist. I selected him over 20 years ago , and I still am pleased with his expertise and quick diagnosis of my ailments. In addition, I really appreciate that the office staff,from doctor assistants to administrative staff are all very knowledgeable of their area of team support, and very responsive to patient needs. p.s...I only rated bedside manner as 4 stars because he has to move quickly between patients. However, this have never interfered with my satisfaction in service.
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Knowledgeable and to the point with a recommended solution for pain relief. Much appreciated.
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It was a great visit he took care of all my issues for quick and efficient
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This was my first time in this office. The office staff as well as Dr. Smith was very courtesy and professional. Dr.Smith diagnosed my issue and gave me insight when selecting proper running shoes. I was quite pleased with Dr. Smith.
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Excellent experience with doctor & staff. Dr Smith and PA clearly answered my questions and worked with professional dispatch. Highly recommended!
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I am the former spouse of the patient, who is currently in one of the purgatories, I mean Assisted Living. I am a hypochondriac, not a doctor,but i knew right away that he needed a Podiatrist. I got on the internet(how we lived without it 20 years ago is beyond my comprehension) and registered with ZocDoc. Within 15 minutes,I texted the patient to get ready for an appt. with Dr.Smith 2 hrs later. That was incredibly fast and Dr.Smith and his team were incredibly nice and competent. They all helped the patient get an appt. with a wound care center, incredibly on the same day. The surgeon there told the patient that he was lucky he got his condition attended to in a nick of time but he cannot resume physical therapy for quite a while. That is a small price to pay. I am grateful for ZocDoc and those nice and competent physicians who haven't forgotten the Hippocratic oath.
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Very informative. Came up with plan to alleviate problem.
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Dr. Smith and his staff were friendly and helpful. The doctor explained my condition and the necessary treatment thoroughly. The staff helped me to find out exactly what my insurance covered. I would recommend Dr. Smith to any one needing foot care.
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Very good experience.
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Great Very professional and friendly.
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My visit was great. He had an xray done immediately and outfitted me with all the proper equipment. His staff is awesome. I was offered a drink ( water, soda, lemonade) within 5 minutes and the ladies continuously checked on meas I was there for over an hour, even providing me with a clip board for my papers. This is the most accomodating and knowledgeable ( both from a technical and insurance perspective ) staff I have ever dealth with. They already had my paperwork I completed online. Dr Smith was knowledgeable and took the time to explain my issue, treatment and follow up and checked in multiple times during my visit. I would definitely recommend him.
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There was a disconnect with the info I provided online as the office had me refill the same forms. They asked me if I brought a copy if what I did online? At any rate the staff was prompt, courteous and most gracious. Would highly recommend.
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I think Dr. Francis an excellent Dr. with a great bedside manner.
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MY MOTHER LIKED THE DOCTOR. I FELT THEY WERE SELLING US SERVICES WE DID NOT NEED AND THE ONE SERVICE THAT WE NEEDED WAS VERY EXPENSIVE. WE WILL NOT USE THIS DR. AGAIN.
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I was early and he saw me on time and treated me that day
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Doctor rates at 5 Nurses rate at 3.75
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Great I cam home and told my mom all about this doctor and good he is.
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Dr. Smith has fantastic bedside manner. Really took the time to talk through everything and answer my questions. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs to see a podiatrist.
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Dr. Smith provided several options for me to consider for my potential treatment. He explained so that I fully understood each option.
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