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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.
Verified Patient Reviews
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.
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.
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.
Awesome team and Dr. Very knowledgeable.
Office staff was very professional and efficient. Dr. Smith was pleasant and understood my needs immediately.
Very informative. In and out in about 40 minutes.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
She was throughout and paid close attention to what we were saying about our personal experiences.
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
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
She was very fast and helpful!
Dr Smith is the best.
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.
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.
Very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. I will definitely return.
Kind of messy, no communication between employees. They made me complete 2 different new client forms - total of 20 pages..
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.
Kathleen was very nice and thorough.
Listened and performed professionally.
It was great and she took care of all of my concerns. She was an excellent Doctor.
Very great, she knew her job and I think my son wil be happy with the results
I waited for almost 2 hours. It is definitely not spa like. More like a family doctor setting.
She was very friendly and knowledgeable about my health concerns. I would definitely recommend her and I will continue to be a patient.
Dr. Kathleen doesn't put much effort into relating to the patient and she doesn't speak a patient-friendly language
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I was rushed through my visit and she billed me 2 years later for the appointment.
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!!!
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...
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.
Staff was very professional. I didnt wait long.
Doctor was good and listened to the problem carefully and prescribed right medicines with refill
Doctor had to remove 6 moles, she was very professional as was the staff.... Got it all done quickly
It was good
Dr. Smith and her staff were all excellent. I was seen almost immediately and the staff was efficient and very professional. Dr. Smith was very thorough and explained everything and answered all of my questions. I had two moles removed and it was completely painless. Highly recommend this practice.
Everything was easy. Staff was professional, courteous, efficient. Dr. Smith was amazing. Highly recommend!
The wait time is very short, the staff is kind, the Doctor is straight to the point...tells you exactly what to do, gives a follow up appt and continues on. So far, my baby has finally some relief from her eczema.
I feel that Dr. Smith and her staff did an excellent job for me. They answered questions very well and they also found problems I didn't know I had and are concerned about my health and that is a sign of a good doctor and staff. I would recommend her and I look forward to being her patient. Mike M.
Dr. Smith is a very nice and knowlegable dermatologist
I love Dr. Smith. She get's to you in a timely manner and didn't have me trying several different medicines. She was able to target my acne.
Very informative and helpful
The visit did not take too long. Dr. Smith discussed and addressed all my concerns. She and her staff are kind and professional. I would surely recommend Family and Friends to her.
Dr. Smith has a excellent bedside manner. She is diligent in finding the root of her patients problems and works to treat it. Dr. Smith treats my daughter and me. Her Staff is professional, friendly, and through. ReGina P
The only two things I would change is the wait time and paperwork. I had already filled out the paperwork online yet when I got there they said they did not get it that it must have been a computer glitch. It was a four page document so that was a bit annoying and after that I still waited about 30 minutes before seeing the doctor. But once in the patience room it was really fast.
This office was a long travel for my family. Not this doctor's fault of course but she is the closest dermatologist I found that will accept my daughter's insurance. The office was dated and dingy. Wait time for us ( I arrived 20 minutes early with all pw complete) was about 1 hour and 40 minutes. Once we were taken back, doctor walked us into room, asked about 10 questions and advised us what was wrong with my daughter, that she would order rx to our pharmacy and we were to follow up in 2 weeks. In office time was about 8 minutes tops and she never laid a hand on my daughter. Then prescription was not called into pharmacy and since office never answers number given, I have had to send an email about the prescription and have not heard back yet. I am disappointed.
Not impressed with my visit. When the receptionist handed me a clipboard with mounds of paperwork to fill out, I told her I had already filled my paperwork out on ZocDoc. She stared at me with zero facial expression and repeated herself, "have a seat and fill these out". Confused, I asked "even though I already did online?". She looked annoyed and said "yes, have a seat and fill these out". Needless to say, the staff wasn't very welcoming. No smiles, no "glad you're here" feeling at all. For a first time patient, that was rather disheartening. I waited about 45 minutes which I find to be pretty unacceptable if you have appointment. The building is rundown and the examination room felt dirty and used. The trashcan in the exam room was literally overflowing with gloves, bandages, wrappers, etc. Not the end of the world but also not a real comforting thing to see. The nurse was really nice and easy to talk to. When the doctor came in, she immediately jumped into talking about my moles even though I was there to discuss my acne. I totally understand dermatologists need to overview your entire skin and very much appreciate that, however she was SO stuck on convincing me to remove my moles that we barely even got to discuss my main concern. She seemed nice enough, she wasn't rude but just not through the way I'd expect. She took about 2 minutes at the end to look at my acne and tell me she was writing me a prescription and that was about it. I left more confused than I came in! Oh, and when I tried to call to refill my prescription, the office staff assured me they'd call it in right away. I called my pharmacy the next day and they hadn't heard anything so THEY tried calling my doctor's office for nearly a week and by Friday they still had not been in touch. Totally ridiculous, totally unprofessional. Nice doctor but I am officially finding a new office.
I read good reviews and she was close to my work so I figured it was worth a general skin screening. Not the case. Parking was very easy. The office in general seemed outdated. The wait wasnt bad, they apologized for the 45 min wait which I didn't think was bad at all for a dermatologist and the physician came in shortly after I had been placed in an exam room and had talked to the nurse. However the professionalism in the office was terrible. I am a nurse and I think that it is generally expected for you to meet your physician prior to taking your clothes off, here I was sitting in a gown when she came in. The general room was cluttered and felt dirty. There were open vials of single use medications on the counter. Medication samples out in the room. There were dead plants hanging from the ceiling. The physician did not wash her hands when coming in the room or before touching me. She recommended removing a mole on my back but there was NO WAY I would ever go through with any procedure in this office. I will watch the spot and have another derm look at it at a later date. Dr. Smith was nice enough but came across frazzled and rushed. Her exam was awkward and unprofessional. I don't like to complain about a doctor being too fast and not spending enough time with me and I certainly don't need a doctor to make small talk, but it seemed like she was so rushed she was trying to talk about my back as she was looking at my feet, sometimes not even finishing sentences. It was a weird interaction for any situation but incredibly unprofessional as a physician. I had a list of questions to ask her about some product recommendations but I didn't even bother because I would have had to stop her as she was already walking out the door at the end of our very basic conversation. She did seem knowledgeable about my eczema and wrote a script for it that wasnt controlled with otc meds so hopefully that will help and I will have a little bit of a positive experience from this place.
Mrs. Kathleen Smith was amazing! She the best dermatologist in the entire world. The staff was great. The nurse was wonderful. The environment was great. I would recommend everybody to her. She removed my moles and I felt nothing.
Dr. Kathleen is the best. She knows what she is doing and she takes care of you very fast. She will also explain everything to you.
I really like her and her nurse. I can't wait until she moves in the new building!
Dr. Smith was really great she removed a mole and did a biopsy and it was pain free! I didn't feel anything at all actually.
Dr. Smith was so friendly and efficient. I brought my 7-year-old granddaughter in for a growth on her arm. (first-time visit) In about 30 minutes we were seen, a biopsy was done and it was removed and we were headed home. Although she didn't like the initial shot, for numbing, my granddaughter didn't even know when the growth had been removed. Everyone in the office was delightful.
Loved the customer service and treatment I was given by the staff and Dr. Smith. She treated me better than any other dermatologist I have seen in the past and really wants to get to root of my skin condition and cure it. I would definitely recommend Dr. Smith for your dermatology needs.
Dr. Smith was excellent. She listened to my concerns and thoroughly explained the treatment plan. I am so glad that I found her!
Dr. Smith was direct and to the point!
Very good Doctor ! Dr. Smith was very informative
She's a great dermatologists. She came in , told me exactly what I needed to know, gave me a list of medications that I would be receiving, and I was well on my way. I would recommend her any day.
She was a really nice doctor and the nurse who checked me in was really patient and nice as well. I will definitely go back.
Dr.Smith was polite and knowledge able