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Dr. Paul Smith, MD, FACP

Infectious Disease Specialist, Internist, Primary Care Doctor, Travel Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

Dr. Paul Smith is a passionate and well-known primary care doctor specializing in infectious diseases and HIV medicine. He works in New York, NY. Dr. Smith earned his medical degree from Drexel University School of Medicine and interned at Cornell Medical Center. He completed his residency at the same institution, and then went on to complete a fellowship in infectious diseases at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Smith provides comprehensive primary care, including annual exams and disease screening, and treats common conditions such as high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and diabetes. His specialty focus is on infectious diseases, including MRSA, HIV infection management, treatment of hepatitis C, other viral infections and bone and joint infections. He does consultations including pre-travel advice and pre-travel vaccinations (including Yellow Fever), initiating and monitoring PrEP for HIV prevention and STD screening and counseling. Dr. Smith was named a Top Infectious Disease Physician by the U.S. News and World Report in 2011. He is affiliated with the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and New York-Presbyterian Hospital (Weill Cornell Medical Center). In order for my office to confirm your appointment, you MUST include your full insurance information to allow the office to verify it at the time the appointment is made. Also, please specify what it is that you are seeing the doctor for.

In-network insurances

  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Infectious Disease Specialist
  • Primary Care Doctor
  • Travel Medicine Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Disease (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Drexel University, Doctor of Medicine
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (Internship)
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (Residency)
  • Yale University, Fellowship in Infectious Diseases

Professional memberships

  • American College of Physicians
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America

Awards and publications

  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • 2017, 2013 New York Magazine "Best Doctors in Infectious Diseases"
  • Castle and Connelly Best Doctors Editions 2011 - 2017

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1861595720

Office locations

Paul T Smith MD PC

943 Lexington Avenue

New York, NY 10021

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Dr. Paul Smith and his staff are friendly and caring. Dr. Smith was a great listener and asked questions that were very important to my health. His direction has helped me go toward a healthier lifestyle.
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Dr. Smith was informative, personable, attentive and flexible in accommodating my needs. No wait time at the office and the receptionists were warm and welcoming. Such a great find and I will be back!
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5 strars!
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Great overall experience, would recommend!
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I cannot fully express the gratitude I have for Dr. Smith. I came to him when I was terrified and couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me. I had been to the ER, a primary care, a neurologist and anurse practitioner and they all looked at me and said, “its probably just a virus. You just have to let it run its course.” But weeks went by and I knew in my heart that something was off. I walked into the office completely emotionally and physically drained. I was greeted by Gina. She is an absolute sweetheart and made me feel welcome. Craig, the office manager is one of the most genuinely kind people I’ve ever met. Every time I came to the office he made me feel taken care of and safe. A few times I came to my appointment early just to see Gina and Craig. As for Dr. Smith, you couldn’t ask for a more invested doctor. I think other doctors are even surprised at his attentiveness and willingness to go the extra mile for his patients even if its inconvenient for him. He listened to me but not only that he really heard me. He made sure I understood his thought process and why he was running certain tests. He took me seriously when so many others didn't. It turned out that it wasn’t a virus that was going to run its course. He ended up admitting me to the hospital and I was there for 5 days. Dr. Smith came to see me every single day and brought in specialists to deal with my complex case. He always filled in the blanks for me and answered my questions. Honestly, he made me believe in doctors again. Even though what was happening to me was scary he made me feel like it was going to be okay and it was. I feel lucky to know him and to be his patient.
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Very professional, straight to the point and quick.
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Great doc Wonderful front desk
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Great
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Very efficient, direct to point and answered my question in detail.
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Very good visit. Dr. Smith is just so knowledgeable that you know right away you are in the right place. No wonder he keeps making the top doctors list!
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Very professional and attentive to all details. Highly recommended.
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Dr. Smith was very fast and efficient when dealing with me. Asked me the right questions in a timely manner. Could be too quick for certain people but okay with me. Waiting time in the lobby was fast too.
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He was careless and not professional
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Smith is AWESOME. He figured out what was ailing me within minutes. He took the time to carefully explain what lead to his diagnostic conclusions and he even performed a full physical exam and blood work. I felt accomplished whenI left. Successful visit! Dr. Smith is really smart and I would recommend him to anyone in need of an infectious disease specialist.
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Did not let me speak the whole time, interrupted me when I did try to speak to explain what was going on with me, I actually had to stop him and say "Can I please speak now?" he disregarded everything Isaid and even took a phone call in his office in front of me with another doctor complaining about another patient! He completely disregarded my concerns and made me leave the office feeling foolish. He barely did an assessment and didn't even want to draw blood or make recommendations to validate how I was feeling. He barely let me tell him how I was feeling without me feeling like I was defending myself, because he just spoke the whole time and interrupted me anytime I tried to get one word in. I am a nurse and I am never this way with my patients and although his staff at the desk were very nice, his entire demeanor was extremely unprofessional. I will never go back nor will I recommend him.
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Dr Smith was very knowledgable and helpful. Staff was great too.
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Absolute pro. Helpful, quick, and friendly.
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Didn't care about my symptoms, refused to prescribe basic medications unless I routinely visited him and gave blood samples
More than 1 year ago
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Very friendly, and took time to answer my questions! Very patient as well, and took the time to explain things to me. I highly recommend, and would definitely come back again!
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Arrogant know it all, doesn't even let you get the words out.
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I cannot recommend Dr. Smith highly enough. Extremely knowledgeable, great communicator with a wonderful bedside manner -- he tells you what you need to know, addresses your questions clearly and thoroughly, spends the time, puts things in perspective and puts you at ease. Thank you, Doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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The experience was great from the moment I walked into the office until I left. It was my first time coming to his office so I got there around 20 minutes early, knowing that I would need to fill out paperwork.The staff was very helpful in explaining the paperwork and how to fill it out before I saw the doctor. When I saw him I explained what was bothering me and asked me questions to get a feel for me as a person. Then he explained what he thought of my situation and checked me. He put me completely at ease. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Dr. Smith is a consummate professional. He is highly knowledgeable and very thorough. If you're looking for someone who is chatty, then he's not for you.
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Amazing. I love Dr. Smith and his staff. Knowledgeable. Doesn't rush you. Real doctor who knows his stuff and takes his patients very seriously. A real gem.
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Dr. Smith was personable, thorough and provided informative information. I appreciate having enough time to ask all my questions which were answered. Also the staff was very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend Dr. Smith!
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great & comfortable place to go.
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Good experience. Office was clean, receptionist was very nice, and Dr. Smith had a calm and professional bedside manner. Only confusion was having to fill out his form in addition to the ZocDoc form - I thought they accepted the ZocDocform. If I had known I'd have to fill out such a long form, I would've show up 15 minutes earlier.
More than 1 year ago
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had a wonderful experience. definitely felt comfortable & everybody was so personable. really considering making him my pcp.
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Not only is the doctor very approachable and made me feel like sincerely cares about my concerns as a patient, but his entire, albeit small, staff of 2 is just as great. So lucky to have found this doctor.
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I loved Dr. Smith. He was very patient and hands to the point where he even took the blood. His staff is amazing and accommodating. Just a very positive experience with a great, smart as a whip and empathic doctor.
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It's always a pleasure to see Dr. Smith. He's caring and takes the time to talk to you to find out what's really happening. He follows up frequently and ensure you're on the right path.
More than 1 year ago
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The doctor was very polite and attentive. He listened to everything I had to say and spoke to my concerns. The staff was also professional, courteous and very outgoing. I'm happy to have such a good doctor's office near me job.
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Dr. Smith took the effort to get to know me. Would highly recommend. Loved his staff and the space as well.
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I've seen quite a few doctors in the past 2 years due to some ongoing problems, and Dr. Smith and his office are by far the best. Fantastic office personnel: very professional, positive, personable, and extremely customer/patient-centric.Craig, the office manager, went out of his way to help me with my insurance, unprompted, and was very communicative when I called about a follow-up the same day. Dr. Smith took the time to ask me about my problems, gave me the latest medical information/developments on them, proceeded to suggest a treatment option and explained the medical details and his actual reasoning behind his recommendations. Not a single doctor I've seen in the last two years (from physicians to neurologists to podiatrists) has gone to this level of detail and care in interacting with me as a patient, so I highly recommend Dr. Smith. Great bedside manner too, I'm usually a bit on edge in examination rooms but I was at ease throughout my whole appointment.
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Everyone in the office, from the receptionists to the doctor himself, were very friendly, professional and helpful. The doctor not only answered all of my questions, but went above and beyond guiding me through things I was unsure about, even insurance which was very thoughtful.
More than 1 year ago
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Did a great job treating my staph infection that was mishandled by a previously seen Doctor
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Dr Smith was a great physician. He explained everything in detail, took his time, had patience and offered options based on financial concerns which was very helpful. I would definitely recommend him!
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Very knowledgeable and professional. Appreciate honest insight
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A great physician that takes the time to know his patients.
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The only good thing about my visit with Dr. Smith was how pleasant the office team is. Otherwise I was very disappointed with him and his service. I would not recommend him.
More than 1 year ago
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Very thorough and professional. His staff was really helpful and pleasant.
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Dr. Smith was great. His office is warm and inviting. The man working reception is lovely. The medical assistant is very sweet as well. I felt comfortable and at ease.
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Dr. Smith was very informative and provided great information on my travel vaccines. He was friendly & professional, I highly recommend him!
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Very competent, provided detailed explanations, the office staff is friendly and helpful
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Dr. Smith has incredible attention to detail, is extremely knowledgeable and immensely thorough and candid in his line of questioning and advice. I never felt embarrassed or uneasy about relating my personals with him, and he made me feel thatif he's given all of the facts, he can ensure the best care for my situation coupled with his expertise.
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Dr. Smith and his staff are everything you hope from your doctor's office - professional, great bedside manner, and on top of it!
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Professional
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Excellent professional. Great staff.
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Dr. Smith was really thorough and professional. He answered all my questions and really took his time examining me. His front desk team was super kind and really helpful.
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Dr. Smith is very attentive and takes the time to listen to you. Checkup was very thorough and he answered all questions that I had.
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