Dr. Kathleen Smith, MD, FAAD

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Dermatology Consultation
1670 Scott Blvd, Suite 202, Decatur, GA, 30033

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*Patients with HMO or POS plans must come with a referral from their primary care provider before seeing Dr. Smith*

Dr. Smith’s highly distinguished career includes over 20 years of active military service as a U.S. Army physician, followed by nearly 10 years of service as a dermatopathologist in private practice. In addition, Dr. Smith is also a specialist in the area of direct immunofluorescence.

Dr. Smith’s noted medical career includes distinguished service in a variety of capacities within both the public and private sectors. She began her profession in the active military sector as Chief of Dermatology/Chief of Medicine, with positions both overseas in Germany and Fort Lee, Virginia. She then broadened her experience in a number of prestigious appointments in the Metro D.C. area including: the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology; the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; the Walter Reed Army Medical Center/National Naval Center; and the Medical Research Institute for Chemical Defense.

Furthering her professional career, Dr. Smith expanded her vocational experience in the capacity of professor at: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD; Department of Dermatology/Department of Pathology, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine; Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA; and Co-director, Dermatopathology Fellowship Program, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

Dr. Smith’s most recent employment opportunities in the Atlanta metro area have drawn from her fields of expertise in the capacity of Dermatopathologist at Quest Diagnostics and Dermpath Diagnostics.

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Dr. Smith is professional and to the point - she was very efficient and seemed very confident in her diagnosis and treatment plan. Her staff, including nurses and admins, were polite. However, the overall visit felt rushed after I was taken inside. After waiting for over 45 minutes, I was first greeted in the back patient room by a nurse who was very polite. She did the initial triage and gave me an idea of what Dr. Smith would recommend. After she left, Dr. Smith came in a view minutes later and quickly assessed the problem and provided a succinct treatment plan. My time with her lasted less than 10 minutes. While the practice seems established and had 3 other patients there when I arrived, it seems to be understaffed with physicians as I believe Dr. Smith is the only one present. Because of this, I felt a bit rushed through.

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Dr. Smith was excellent. She did a free skin cancer screen on me and then identified two moles that should be removed and she removed them right away. I was in and out of the office within an hour. I highly recommend Dr. Smith.

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One of my medication is with GenRx and it's been two weeks since the appointment that I haven't received anything. I contacted them 3 times and the last time (5 days ago) they told me that it's coming in 2 days. I contacted the doctor's office and the person that answered was so rude to me. She said there's nothing she can do and I have to contact GenRx. I told her I did...three times. Then she asked me what I wanted her to do. How about send my prescription to my pharmacy? She immediately blurted out "It's done. I sent it...the 0.1%" I told her the prescription was for a 0.3%. She said it doesn't matter and then said that she sent the 0.3% and I can pick whichever I want and promptly said "good bye" as if I am bothering her and hung up on me. Very professional indeed.

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Awesome team and Dr. Very knowledgeable.

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Office staff was very professional and efficient. Dr. Smith was pleasant and understood my needs immediately.

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Very informative. In and out in about 40 minutes.

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Booked appointment online only to be told there was no appointment on the books. Be ware online booking! Doctor was quick and not very personable but addressed what I came in for.

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My visit with Dr. Smith was awesome. She and her staff were very professional. Dr.Smith goes above and beyond to find the problem and solve it quickly and correctly. She was great with giving me the information I needed to help me understand my condition and what to expect. I would highly recommend Her to others with no hesitation.

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I loved it! Dr. Smith and her entire staff were very nice, helpful, and knowledgeable about my hair condition!! I'm glad I chose to come to her!

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Dr. Smith is very professional and knowledgeable in her areas of medicine. She is very thorough in her examinations and makes a diagnosis based on multiple pieces of data. When I have an appointment with Dr. Smith, it is a given that I will leave her office feeling better.

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I like the setting. Everyone was professional and dressed professional. I was very impressed at the overall experience. The doctor was so helpful she really offered services to better my health. That's what I feel doctors should do to help the community thrive at our best. I would definitely recommend.

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The doctor is caring and takes her time with you. Very professional and knowledgeable. She makes sure the patient is as pain free as possible during the procedures. Gives easy to understand instructions on after care and lets you know when you will gets results.

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She was throughout and paid close attention to what we were saying about our personal experiences.

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then she said she will send the prescription to the Kroger pharmacy, unfortunately when I went to Kroger , the pharmacies at Kroger doesn't receive any prescription

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My daughter was scheduled for 3:15 P.M, but she was received at 4:10, the Dr. Consult my daughter only for less 10" and then she said she will send the prescription to the Kroger pharmacy, unfortunately when I went to Kroger , the pharmacies at Kroger doesn't receive any prescription

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She was very fast and helpful!

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Dr Smith is the best.

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Front office staff is lukewarn, at best, even on the phone. I'm big on customer service and if I don't feel welcomed on phone and especially in person, repeat business is less likely. Dr. Smith and her assistant in back were very nice and friendly, however. Dr. Smith appears knowledgeable in the area of my specific problem. Once that is resolved, I would seek any other Derm services elsewhere. This is based solely on the reception of her front desk staff.

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I made an appointment three weeks ago and when I arrived I was not on the appointment schedule for the day.. It was fine since the receptionist fit me in the schedule anyway. Other than this my appointment was good.

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very brief

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Very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. I will definitely return.

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Kind of messy, no communication between employees. They made me complete 2 different new client forms - total of 20 pages..

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She was thorough and quick and answered my questions effectively. After the appointment tho I waited around for a bit because I thought she was going to give me a sample of a med, but she never came. I asked the front desk and they asked a nurse and nothing had been relayed. A little lack of communication.

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Kathleen was very nice and thorough.

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Listened and performed professionally.

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It was great and she took care of all of my concerns. She was an excellent Doctor.

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Very great, she knew her job and I think my son wil be happy with the results

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I waited for almost 2 hours. It is definitely not spa like. More like a family doctor setting.

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She was very friendly and knowledgeable about my health concerns. I would definitely recommend her and I will continue to be a patient.

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Dr. Kathleen doesn't put much effort into relating to the patient and she doesn't speak a patient-friendly language

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I feel very confident that Dr.Smith will be able to help me with my issue. She seems very knowlegeable on my specific problem and a pleasant personality. However my wait was excessive and it was not until I asked the status of my going in to see the doctor that they had me complete additional paperwork that was needed. I finally saw the doctor 1 hr after my scheduled appt.

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She is very knowledgable on the topic of hair loss! Very confident and immediately knew what was wrong but still did lab tests to make sure.

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Dr. Smith was efficient and professional. I as nervous going in because I have a lot of moles, but she made me feel more at ease. I had some biopsies done and was in and out in less than an hour. I'll be returning to Dr. Smith in the future.

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Knowledgable

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Very clear and concise in her suggestions and diagnoses. Since I have a heavy family history of skin cancer, she recommended I have two moles removed that day and did so without much pain or scarring. She worked very quickly and was not terribly personal - a plus or minus depending on your own personality! Beautiful building, reasonable prices, and a very helpful staff. I will absolutely return here for any dermatological needs.

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I waited 45 minutes before I asked the front desk when I would be seen, as I had another appointment coming up. I did not feel as if my questions were answered, or that I was given any preventative advice.

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very professional

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Dr. Kathleen was very nice and knowledgeable. My son went here first and I was impressed with her professionalism , and solving his skin problem. Then I made a appt. with her. So glad we have went to her office. She is truly the best!!!

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I'm very negative about my visit to this doctor.. and about myself making such a bad choice... not walking away when seeing that doctor heavily smoker and maybe something else...

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Dr. Smith is excellent; however her office staff leave a lot to be desired. When I tried to schedule a follow up appointment, her staff insisted I needed a referral, even though my insurance plan explicitly states that referrals are not required and i did not need a referral previoysly. It's unfortunate when administrative policies and missteps prevent a patient from accessing appropriate care.

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