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Dr. Joseph Smiddy, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Smiddy is originally from east Tennessee. He got his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Virginia. He then earned his Medical Degree at The University of Tennessee in 1993. After completing his residency in Internal Medicine in Boston, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia to start his own practice. Since 1996 Dr. Smiddy has had a successful practice in Internal Medicine and HIV. He currently has privileges at Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta Medical Center and Crawford Long Hospital. He was recognized in 2004 as one of Atlanta’s Top Physicians by Southern Voice Magazine. Dr. Smiddy actively participates in monthly continuing educational programs and regional meetings. Dr. Smiddy can see patients for general illness, general consultations, annual physicals, sleep problems, sinus problems, addiction, vaccines, blood work, and more!

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Specialties

  • Primary Care Doctor
  • Internist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Atlanta Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Boston University, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - University of Tennessee, Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American College of Physicians

Zocdoc awards

Rapid registration

Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1841246006

Office locations

DRUID HILLS PRIMARY CARE

1700 Briarcliff Road Northeast

Atlanta, GA 30306

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Dr. Smiddy is nothing short of amazing. His professionalism is some of the best I've ever seen. He spent a great deal of time getting to know me and I didn't feel rushed or treated as just a number by himor his staff. I highly recommend Dr. Smiddy and his staff!
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He was friendly enough the first visit, and his assistant is incredibly nice, but he and I disagreed on my course of treatment. I then suggested he speak to my specialist so we could discuss the different opinions and coordinate treatment- he flat out refused! He used derogatory words toward both the other doctor (based on his treatment recommendation) and made me feel so horrible that I left in tears. I have never gone back, and would never recommend his services to anyone. He is not open to ideas other than his own, he doesn't listen to the patient, and he is rude and dismissive. In addition, I asked for my records when I left, and gave up after 2 or 3 requests.
More than 1 year ago
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The visit was enjoyable. Dr. Smiddy is very knowledgeable and was able to help with the medical issues I am having.
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Great doctor. He's very easy to talk with, and I felt extremely comfortable.
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Very informative. Good choice
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Nice guy. He took the time needed to review my medical history, discuss issues, and recommend treatments and make referrals. He actually listens! Appointment was not rushed.
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Dr. Smiddy is my doctor from here on out.
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Professional kind Dr..He really listened to me and made me feel comfortable as his whole staff did..
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Smiddy is so sweet, so easy to talk to. I've already recommended him to 2 of my friends.
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I would and will highly recommend him. Very easy to talk to and I really felt comfortable bringing up concerns that I had. His bedside manner is excellent, calmed my fears on my health concerns and confronted his concerns with myhealth with professionalism and humor. All in all I was so worried going into this appointment with a new doctor, now I feel like I found my doctor that truly cares for my wellbeing without the judgements.
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I had to wait around a lot even though it seemed i was 1 of 3 patients. They were very friendly & professional when i finally did see them.
More than 1 year ago
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I started out with Dr. Smiddy in 2001 when I worked downtown. I now live in Woodstock with my partner, and we drive to see Dr. Smiddy in Atlanta. He understands our needs and he is always able to find a solution.
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he's a great physician and listens and takes care of my needs.
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My kind of doctor and I'm so glad I found a great primary care physician. I have moved across the country and had to change doctors several times, and I knew from the previous reviews that he seemed to be theright fit. Laid back, caring, thorough in questions while making it more of a two-way conversation. I felt very comfortable going through my history and discussing the future of my health. Staff was great, plenty of parking, and an overall great experience.
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Personable and willing to discuss all questions; detailed explanations on suggested procedures and medications; open and without pressure for any procedures or medications; extremely pleasant, helpful and thorough. Highly recommended.
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Great visit. Very thorough and explained things well.
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Dr. Smiddy was very personable and very thorough. He has a nice way in his approach and the team made me feel comfortable on my first visit. I like how he asked questions and presents a dialogue with getting to knowyou as an individual. The team helped me move from being very much nervous for my first visit to actually leaving feeling comfortable with knowing they are their for helping me as the patient.
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Very thorough, listens to your needs, and genuine. Office staff is also wonderful!
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Super friendly and nice. Made me feel right at home.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Smiddy is the best doctor that I have seen in many years..He is professional, personal and very attentive to your health issues..He really cares about you as a person and not a number..His staff is also very friendly and helpful.
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First visit to this provider. Wonderful experience. Polite, attentive, listened and cared. No waiting at all during transition from provider to staff and back. I trust the care here.
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Absolutely the easiest doc to take to
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional and thorough, and comfortable with questions. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for a quality primary physician!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Smiddy was very professional and very knowledgeable. His staff is also very professional and courteous.
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Great doctor. Made me feel very comfortable talking to him and he answered all my questions. Felt really confident in him wanting to get some of my health issues under control. Will be seeing him again...
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I ran late but they still squeezed me in and everything ran smoothly. Great office. Great people, and great enviorment. I'll reccomebd it to anyone.
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I enjoyed my appointment with Dr. Smiddy; he is very thourough. He answered all my question. All his great reviews are well deserved; I have definitely found my new PCP. I can't wait to book an appointment for my fiance. :)I would recommend Dr.Smiddy to anyone looking for a great doctor who takes their time and listens to the patient.
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He really took time to discuss my health concerns & I didn't feel rushed or like I was just another patient. Highly recommend!
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Dr. Smiddy was excellent. When he asked questions, he told me the reason why he needed to know rather than expecting blind trust. Also, he followed up that session on the questions I had answered in my initial new patient form.
More than 1 year ago
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It was a very pleasant visit. Thanks!
More than 1 year ago
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Fantastic doctor - highly recommend!
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This is the best doctor I have ever been to! He is extremely attentive and takes the time to find out where your issues are. Gave great recommendations for specialist. He's seems young, hip, and cool and is very easy totalk to. I recommend everyone to him! Thanks Dr Smiddy!
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My fiancé (now husband) referred me to Dr. Smiddy, having found him right here on ZocDoc, and I am glad he did. He's very thorough, personable, professional, and knowledgable.
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Very promising. Professional without being clinical. Took time to carefully go through my medical history.
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Very professional, attentive and helpful. Will definitely recommend to family and friends.
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GOOD DOCTOR WITH WELL RUN OFFICE
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Great doctor! Very caring and thorough. I recommend him to all my friends.
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Dr. Smiddy gives you undivided attention, and is very, very thorough. So many physicians have too much on their plate, and rush seeing their patients, and I feel I will never see that with Dr. Smiddy. So glad I found allthe positive reviews online through DocZoc & Healthgrades! They speak volumes!!
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I Was Extremely Satisfied With My Visit. I Would Definitely Recommend Him To OtherS!!!!
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J Smiddy was great about getting to know me and talk to me about my concerns. Staff were nice and efficient as well. In and out rather quickly.
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I always have a great visit with Dr. Joe! He's very personable and takes his time to listen. Great doctor!!
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Patient and very thorough. Took as much time as we needed to go through my entire family history. I look forward to working with Dr. Smiddy for a long time in the future.
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Dr. Smiddy was very good. I haven't been to a GP in years and we thoroughly discussed every question I had, he had great bedside manner and made me feel comfortable with the visit. Highly recommended.
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Dr. Smiddy handled my case with professionalism and friendliness. He put me at ease.
More than 1 year ago
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I love Dr. Joe!!!
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Great!
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I absolutely love Dr. Smiddy. He genuinely cares about you as a patient. His staff is also knowledgeable and very kind. I'm so happy to have found him as my primary care physician and hope to make appointments at his practice for as long as I'm living in Atlanta.
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Very pleasant and thorough.
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Very laid back and detail oriented. Really wants to find a solution to the problem.
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