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Qualifications and Experience
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!
Verified Patient Reviews
The visit was enjoyable. Dr. Smiddy is very knowledgeable and was able to help with the medical issues I am having.
Great doctor. He's very easy to talk with, and I felt extremely comfortable.
Very informative. Good choice
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.
Dr. Smiddy is my doctor from here on out.
Professional kind Dr..He really listened to me and made me feel comfortable as his whole staff did..
Smiddy is so sweet, so easy to talk to. I've already recommended him to 2 of my friends.
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 my health 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.
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.
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 the right 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.
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.
Great visit. Very thorough and explained things well.
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 know you 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.
Very thorough, listens to your needs, and genuine. Office staff is also wonderful!
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.
Super friendly and nice. Made me feel right at home.
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.
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.
Absolutely the easiest doc to take to
Very professional and thorough, and comfortable with questions. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for a quality primary physician!
Dr. Smiddy was very professional and very knowledgeable. His staff is also very professional and courteous.
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...
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.
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.
He really took time to discuss my health concerns & I didn't feel rushed or like I was just another patient. Highly recommend!
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.
It was a very pleasant visit. Thanks!
Fantastic doctor - highly recommend!
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 to talk to. I recommend everyone to him! Thanks Dr Smiddy!
Very promising. Professional without being clinical. Took time to carefully go through my medical history.
Very professional, attentive and helpful. Will definitely recommend to family and friends.
GOOD DOCTOR WITH WELL RUN OFFICE
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.
Great doctor! Very caring and thorough. I recommend him to all my friends.
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 all the positive reviews online through DocZoc & Healthgrades! They speak volumes!!
I Was Extremely Satisfied With My Visit. I Would Definitely Recommend Him To OtherS!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Smiddy handled my case with professionalism and friendliness. He put me at ease.
I always have a great visit with Dr. Joe! He's very personable and takes his time to listen. Great doctor!!
Very pleasant and thorough.
Dr. Smiddy was friendly, competent, knowledgable and had a fine bedside manner, better than average. His office decor was a bit sparse/unfinished. His nurse was nice but not overly outgoing.
This was my first doctor's visit in a long time - I usually hate going to the doc. However Dr. Smiddy was wonderful, his nurse and receptionist were also really kind which made me feel at ease and totally cared for. They spent a lot of time with me talking thru some of my health concerns and gave me some really good follow up directions. I will be back.
My first visit went very well. Dr. Smiddy was very friendly, explained everything in detail, and was very poffesional. I would recomend him to others.
Dr. Smiddy is excellent. I waited a bit longer than normal, but his demeanor is so wonderful that it was worth it. I don't think I've ever had a doctor who so obviously cared about me as a patient so much.
Great doctor, kind and caring bedside manner, thorough with determining cause of ailment.
I am pleased to have been given the opportunity to select him with zoc doc. It was my first visit and yet I felt comfortable with all staff. Dr. Smiddy genuinely seemed interested in helping me with the issues I brought to the discussion. I feel confident in his experience as a physician and would highly recommend....
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.
Great, takes his time, very nice. Second visit was as great as the first.
Very laid back and detail oriented. Really wants to find a solution to the problem.
He's great. I would definitely recommend him to anyone I know. He listened to me and all my concerns. I really felt like he cared. He was very personable.
This is an amazing physician and so thourough with exams and probing. It was a GOD send of how I was able to locate him. HIGHLY recommend.
Haven't been back in awhile due to insurance, but very glad to be back. Great office and friendly folks who will put up with my wacky humor.
Very professional without being cold.
Great doctor. Listens, very helpful. I felt cared for and not rushed.
My visit with Dr. Smiddy was excellent. This was my first doctor"s visit in over 5 years and I must say that I was a little nervous. That was put to rest when the friendly nurse greeted me and began the process. Dr. Smiddy and the entire staff were great and easy to talk to. They made an comfortable situaton pleasant. I recommend Dr. Smiddy and his staff to anyone looking for great customer service from a doctor who is easy to talk with and who truly shows genuine concern for his patients.
Great doctor. Honest and professional.
This was my first experience at a doctor's office where I wasn't rushed through. I saw Dr. Smiddy today for longer than I've seen my old PCP in all the visits combined. He spent time explaining everything we talked about and answering any questions that I had. Great experience.
Dr. Smiddy is a professional who understands people. He is not just processing another patient he listens and is very thorough with his examination. His nurse is great too. I do not like visits to the doctor, but this was pleasant.
he's a great physician and listens and takes care of my needs.
I waited about 5 minutes after I filled out the new patient forms. Everything was great!
I love Dr. Joe!!!
Dr. Smiddy was great! He took the time to find out about my medical history and I didn't feel rushed. I will definitely return to him and recommend him to friends and family!
Don't be turned off by location. Dr. Smiddy was thorough and actually followed up on the health history questions! He did not rush me and I felt listened to and that he truly wanted to make sure he caught any issues! Nurse who drew my blood was great. Wait time bordered on 30 min for an 8:30 am appt; you would probably wait longer if you went in the afternoon when there are other people waiting. Overall, great experience and I felt taken care of and I would recommend.
Great Doctor! Really is helpful and willing to work on issues not looking to give the patient a fix all pill. Really nice and easy to be comfortable with.
He's a great Doc.. takes his time and listens to all of my concerns and gives excellent feedback. Trust him completely.
Very nice, and attentive. I had no problem discussing medical history. I didn't feel embarrassed or insecure. I am very satisfied.
He has a great bedside manner. He went over my medical history in detail. He asked me if I had any questions or concerns. He was very easy to talk to. His staff was very friendly and helpful as well. Overall, it was a great experience.
Very thorough MD. Highly recommend.
Dr. Smiddy was extremely nice and thorough. The wait time was very quick, and the rest of his staff is also very polite and efficient as well.
Very friendly, excellent service.
I went to Dr Smiddy's office for annual check-up, which is my first time visiting him. He cared about my health and didn't mind about spending time with me going through my record. He is a doctor with great listening skill, which I appreciate a lot.
I went for my annual physical and he made me feel very comfortable.
He made me feel comfortable and was all around a great doctor. Highly reccomend!
Dr Smiddy is exceptionally thorough and exactly what I look for in a doctor. I couldn't recommend him more highly.
My girlfriend and I woke up today and decided 6 weeks of being sick was enough, we looked up doctors on ZocDoc and found Dr. Smiddy honored both of our insurance policies. We went back and were seen together, everyone was nice and Dr. Smiddy had a great disposition, he was very inquisitive and thorough for both of us and we felt confident in the service he provided. It took a while for our first visit as new patients, but overall we would definitely recommend and can confidantes say we've found our primary care doctor. Great reviews for this practice. :)
All the staff are very friendly and efficient and Dr Smiddy was great, listened to my concerns and I felt very comfortable. I highly recommend Dr Smiddy.
I'm glad I made the appointment which was based in part on all the positive feedback I read. Dr. Smiddy took his time to discuss issues and answer my questions. I look forward to his continued guidance on my health issues.
Very thorough and personable....like doctors should be.
He sat and talked with me for about an hour and I felt that he really listened to all my concerns. I've been to doctors before that just wanted to throw me a prescription and send me out. He knew without me having to say anything that I didn't want meds and that I want to get better as naturally as I can. He is such a warm caring individual and it came through in his genuine concern for my health. I would recomment him to everyone I know and I'm happy to have him as my doctor.
I have finally found a personal physician. His style is an added plus.
I was very impressed from the time I walked into the office. I was greeted and asked to fill out some paper work. Then I was taken into an examination room and my vitals were taken by the nurse. Next I saw the doctor and he took his time to listen to all that I had to say. I will look forward to my appointment at the end of April.
Awesome! My new PCP!
Dr. Smiddy was excellent! I am beyond pleased with my visit and have found a primary care doctor.
Very professional, made me feel extremely comfortable about everything going on. Really knew his stuff on just about everything I asked him, and was quick to tell me when he didn't know something. Gave me referrals to talk to specialists for every question he couldn't answer. Great experience!!!
Dr. Smiddy took the time to talk to me about my concerns and the reason for my visit. It didn't seem like he was rushed to get to the next patient, which I have experienced at other offices in the past.
I'm one who enjoy taking care of pt's and helping them cope through their hard times, but as for me being a patient, I'm nervous and scared.. Dr. Smiddy is funny, sharp and makes you feel comfortable as well as his staff, such great individuals, I couldn't have found a better Dr, with a great team.. Thanks Dr, Smiddy by: Jai Baine
He was awesome...I also glad that Dr. Smiddy is now my doctor! He listens and was very interested in my medical needs...very caring!
Very friendly doctor, listened to my problems and didn't rush.
First doctor I have ever had that spends actual time with you.
great doctor in a dark poorly lit building.
Very professional and thorough. He spend a lot of time making sure that he had a good understanding of my medical history, concerns and that I was comfortable with his plan of action. I dig him.
Dr Smiddy spent a full hour consulting all of my medical needs. He also helped me with generic medications to save me money. I highly recommend this professional.
Staff great, Dr. Smiddy very knowledgeable and genuine. He took his time to make sure all my questions were answered. I will definitely be referring my friends/family to Dr. Smiddy.
He and his staff were so kind. He spent time going over everything with me.. I didn't feel rushed at all.