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A board certified dermatologist and a Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. His undergraduate degree is from The Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Health Policy and Administration. Dr. Smith then completed a Master's Degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. He then went on to The Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicine where he completed his medical training. After medical school he completed an internship at the Frankford Hospitals of the Jefferson Health System in Philadelphia. Finally, his dermatology residency was completed at the Western University of Health Sciences in Arizona. Dr. Smith specializes in all areas of medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.
Verified Patient Reviews
It's ok he can't tell what's really wrong he just told me it will take a while to heal he didn't explain much about my condition.
Staff was very friendly! My purpose for going in was an easy fix so the appointment was short and sweet!
Very knowledgable doctor and very friendly staff. Was in and out within 25 minutes!
Dr. Smith seems like a good doctor, but doesn't give you the time or attention needed during a first time appointment. He was riffling off questions before I could even put my shirt back on, and didn't seem to care to hear about any previous treatments or prescriptions I had tried in the past. Like a typical Derm, he was in and out of my room in about 3 - 4 minutes. Maybe I caught him at a bad time in the morning.. I don't know. His office didn't seem that busy, so I don't know what the rush was about.
I came in for an annual skin exam and it was the shortest one I've ever had. He barely looked me over, found a "spot" to biopsy, and lectured me about how much sun damage I have. He then told me that I have dandruff, gave me a script for a cream and told me to come back in 2 months. The whole thing took 5 minutes. I felt like he wasn't taking it very seriously and I will probably not be back in his office.
Very courteous and pleasant staff. Dr. Smith was helpful and knowledgeable. I will return.
Enjoyed my experience with Dr Smith..when I got to see him. Filled out my paperwork online ahead of time thinking it would make a difference to no avail. He had great bedside manner and was comforting and concerning of my questions. Looking forward to my next visit.
first visit, was well satisfied. highly recommend him to anyone. will see him again and be a better judge of his practice. very pleased with first visit. made me look like a spotted leopard, but i asked for it. no complaints here. will be back.
Dr. Smith was very professional and knowledgeable. He quickly and efficiently examined me for skin cancer and treated the problem areas immediately. Waited approximately 15 minutes to see the doctor.
He was quick and efficient!!! Had lots of suggestions, did way more than I had expected. Usually you see any dr. And you get to address only two concerns, not with dr Smith. He kept making sure I didn't have anything else, and asked in a very nice way. I have already shared his information today.
Was professional, helpful, informative, and kind!
Excellent visit..I had some trepidation re: some cysts and he put my mind at ease..Also treating me for the cysts... LCM... Queen Creek AZ...
Dr. Smith had a very pleasant assistant who asked me about the purpose of my visit. The Doctor was very prompt, fast, and answered all my questions. I basically had the same symptoms I had in CA a few years ago where Kaiser HMO did absolutely NOTHING to treat my pre-cancerous "sun spots." Dr. Smith treated me "on the spot," and it didn't hurt "very much. The receptionist at the Doctor's office was very pleasant and efficient. I might add that I probably "saved time" by making my appointment on-line through zoo.doc in which I chose the appt. times. Everything at his office appeared to be efficient, knowledgeable, helpful, and thorough.
Dr smiths office got me in same day appointment and I was in and out super quick. I met with him and a Mes student and both were very knowledgable and friendly. I would definitely go back and recommend him to others.
Professional, knowledgeable and friendly
My appointment is a blur. Dr. Smith came into the room, I am pretty sure he shook my hand hello, but not totally sure. I told him about my jawline breakouts and that I just needed another Onexton prescription (my previous dermo is no longer covered by my insurance). He said we should try something else (don't remember name). I told him I had already tried that and it didn't work. He told me to try it in addition to antibiotic pills. Then he was about to leave the room when I remembered I was also there for him to check a suspicious mole growing on side of my nose. He was moving so fast, I almost forgot! He looked at it and all he said was that if I wanted to get it cut off to check it, I would have to go to a plastic surgeon. Nothing about whether or not it might cancer. Everything happened so fast, he left the room and I thought to myself, What just happened? What did he tell me to do/not do? It was seriously a blur. He could not get in/out of the room fast enough. He had the bedside manner of a flea AND did not prescribe me the meds I asked for, but instead chose to give me a med that I already said did not work, and was putting me on antibiotic pills! When I went to the pharmacy, I realized I did not want to go on antibiotics for my face, especially when I knew Onexton worked without antibiotic AND the medication he prescribed was not covered by my insurance, so I did not fill the antibiotic nor the cream. Then I proceeded to call Dr. Smith's staff and left a voice mail stating that I wanted an Onexton prescription not once, not twice, but THREE times before they called me back! HORRIBLE bedside manner by the doctor, worse I've ever had, and HORRIBLE response time by the office staff. I will never go back, nor recommend him to anyone. He needs to get over himself and check his ego.
Very polite, thorough and professional.
Good bedside manner. Welcoming atmosphere. Knows what he is doing.
Checked in and back to a room promptly. Dr. Smith came in, did my exam and took care of a couple of spots for me. Always a good experience when I come in.
Great! Glad i was referred by a friend!!!
He is simply amazing. Addressed on my issues with expertise and also very personal
Very quick, accurate and friendly!
He was very efficient and nice.
There was quite a few patients on Monday when I went in for first visit. I had filled out my paperwork but thoughtlessly in an app on iPad. In hindsight I should've printed the forms before leaving my home, not because the office required this extra step but because I hate filling out patient paperwork by hand. We could not get the in app forms on my iPad into the hands of the front desk tech. I was given the forms to fill in then they had to input my info in between check in and out other patients So I waited about 30 min ...honestly I would've waited that twice over without pause to be seen by Dr Smith. HE CARES He was thorough, compassionate, and very considerate.
appt was 8:15a. I was taken in to exam room early and was actually out of the office by 8;15am.
On time, professional, helpful. Perfect.
Dr Smith was very attentive and addressed all my concerns.
The staff is very pleasant. The doctor is friendly and efficient. I was very comfortable.
I really liked him as a doctor, he was patient and explained everything in a digestible way. I'm comfortable with referring him to a friend or family member.
Every thing went great. Was very professional
Dr. Smith was funny and personable. They got us in and out in less than 30 minutes and everyone was very friendly. I would definitely recommend Dr. Smith!
My visit was a good experience. If you're looking for a dermatologist who is straight forward, to the point and and no bull, then you'd like this doctor.
It's was great have another appointment in 2 weeks to recheck my skin!
Filled out forms online, front of the house was ready for me with papers when I arrived, very friendly, Very clean, a lot of magazines. Great parking. Once taken into the room, it was maybe a 5-10 minute wait. Dr. Smith was VERY THOROUGH and answered all of my questions. No rushing. I felt genuinely cared for. Nurses were also very nice.
He is an awesome doctor. Honest and I liked him right away.
I was very pleased with the level of care I received, and the office staff was professional and courteous.
Very good and efficient at explaining the procedure and future issues that need to be addressed.
Doctor Smith was courteous, polite and all around great experience!
As soon as I check in I was told my appointment schedule March 16. I showed the email and text that sent to me by zocdoc my schedule is February 16 not March 16. I waited more than half an hour before I see the doctor. He was in a hurry to get out of the room. He only ask one question talk about 2 minutes and then his done. I will be back next month though let see if the experience will be the same.
I was very nervous but Dr. Smith put me at ease immediately. He was very informative and very helpful in allowing me to make the right decision. His staff is also very efficient and friendly. Would recommend him in a minute.
I was very impressed. Will definitely go back!
Very pleased with Dr.Smith and his staff... Would highly recommend..
Everyone in the office was wonderful.
I liked the doctor. Length of visit was short from wait time- talking to doc-getting prescription and follow up took all of 45 min. I like this-others may want more time with doctor. He was quite busy-
Best dermatologist I've ever had. Very thorough, good sense of humor, and willing to answer all questions. He's exactly the kind of doctor I was hoping for.
Dr. Smith is by far one of the best doctors ever. He and his staff get you in and out without the feeling of being rushed. All questions and concerns are answered. A great experience EVERY time. I recommend Dr. Smith to anyone with skin concerns.
I was very impressed with the staff and especially Dr. Smith. He is very professional and personable. I was in and out of the office within 45 minutes. I was diagnosed and treated at the same time and will go back for a follow-up visit.
I appreciated the speed of care. I had to get in before I went to work, so I appreciated how direct, focused, and personable they were at this office. I got in, got seen, and was taken care of quickly, all while feeling listened to and respected. I'm looking forward to coming back for my return appointment.
Too fast..in an out without time to answer questions
Dr. Smith was great. He was thorough and explained everything that he was doing and gave options when necessary. I would highly recommend him as your doctor.
The office receptionists seem a little confused and distracted . . . Not a good reflection on the doctor.
my son recommended, Dr Smith, good choice, I had a good experience, I never been to a dermatologist before, but, he knowledgeable, and I will go back, and recommend his practice!
Even though the wait time to see the Dr was a little bit long, I was very happy with Dr. Smith and the office. Everyone was very nice, very professional and Dr. Smith took time to explain everything he was doing and the reason behind it. Even though I know he was running behind, I didn't feel like he rushed through my appointment. I have already recommended him to my daughter and I will be returning to him as well. My former dermatologist was simply just not very nice and the wait times there were even longer, so Dr. Smith's office is a big improvement! I also LOVE that they use technology like ZocDoc. It was so easy to book my initial appointment (I got in within 24 hours of booking) and when I returned from my appointment, I had an email invitation to their Patient Portal. I can access all records, test results, etc on-line, as well as book appointments and request refills. I appreciate this convenience VERY much!!!
I was a new patient, and was able to book online as well as complete much of my paperwork on line. This was a great experience! My wait time was very short and my appointment was prompt.
Excellent. We return for follow-up appoinents.
Sam has a very pleasant personality and put me at ease. He is very efficient and quick.
Felt that my situation wasn't taken as a urgent issue. I am really upset with my condition and didn't think it was addressed as seriously as I feel about it.
Dr. Smith was fantastic with my 6 year old daughter! I highly recommend him!
He was very personable and obviously knows what he's doing. I felt a little rushed but overall my needs were met. I'm a nurse and personally would have appreciated a little more patient education.
Very good bedside manner would recommend him to everyone.
Dr. Smith was extremely professional and pleasant to be around.
First appointment with him I'll definitely go back.
My only concern is there is no insulation between exam rooms. I Could clearly hear the conversation in the adjoining room. I don't want to hear the patient's conversation with the Dr. nor anyone hearing mine.
Dr. Smith is exactly , in my opinion, the way a doctor should. be. He is friendly and still remains very professional. He addresses every question asked with very clear answers. He is the best!!!!! Sylvia Sullivan
Dr. Smith was very friendly. Explained everything simply and the plan of action. The first time patient process was very simple and pleasant.
Had a great experience at Dr Smiths office! From start to finish everyone was super friendly and efficient. Waited about five minutes for my appointment. Doc was very thorough, friendly and professional. I chose to have a cyst removed after being given three options. He had it out before I knew it and it's healing up beautifully. Everything was explained very clearly. Great sense of humor too! I highly recommend this Dr!
Wonderful experience! I was in and out of the office within 30 minutes! Thank you!
I arrived early for my appt. by 15 minutes but ended up being taken back to a visit room 15 minutes after my scheduled appointment, which I suppose isn't too long a wait given that I don't think I have ever not waited until after my appointed time to be seen by the actual Dr - this is a problem with the industry, not necessarily Dr. Smith. Dr. Smith was benign, friendly enough but not patronizing and very efficient. He provided a succinct and reasonable explanation for the treatment he was prescribing. I was satisfied with the visit.
Dr. Smith is extremely professional and knowledgeable. There was no hesitation when he gave me a diagnosis and was extremely understanding and helpful. My husband went to Dr. Smith four years ago felt extremely comfortable going to him to address my issues.
There was a 1 hour mix up on the appt time
Friendly staff. Pleasant consult. First time there.
Doctor Smith was great. Answered all my questions and prescribed some solutions right away. The longer wait time was not their fault. There was some kind of issue with scheduling between the office and ZocDoc.
Doctor is fantastic - I recommend and will continue to see. Friendly- professional and very comfortable to talk to regarding concerns. However, front office staff is young and still needs to develop proper social and customer service skills. Other staff was appropriate and friendly.
Friendly, knowledgeable, thorough, professional, and understandable.
Straight forward, answered questions.Pleasant. Took care of things. Over all a good experience.
I was more than pleased. I called my husband right away and suggested he make an appointment. I will also be referring people to Dr. Smith!
Professional kind clean great energy
Everyone is wonderful!!! I would highly recommend their services!!
He's very good. I really dislike having to book appointments to see anyone online and having to create new passwords. I have a complete sheet of paper with all the passwords, this is crazy. It's way to time consuming, I consider it a waste of my time.
Dr Smith is excellent his staff is professional. Thank you Jim
He was very relatable and informative. He gave me information that no other dermatologist had in treating a skin condition I have! So nice to have someone inform me on how to help my skin in my day to day routines right down to not wearing nail polish to avoid irritating my skin! He was so great and helpful. The staff was also very nice.
First visit with Dr. Smith and I was very impressed with him and his friendly staff.
Professional and no waiting.
Fantastic doctor. Takes the needed time to explain everything. Highly recommended!
Great customer service at the front desk. They were able to work me in to their appointment schedule within 3 days of calling. Dr. Sam is very nice, listens and is quick with treatment/exams. Appointments can take only 10 minutes, but if you need more time, he's willing to listen.
Very quick and to the point, did very well with my 6 yr old daughter and explained her condition and answered any questions I had. I would highly recommend this office the staff was very nice and office is clean and the Dr is great !
He is fantastic and fast. Explains the skin physiology in a way that is understandable.
Ease with ZocDoc appt. Ease with insurance. Very short wait time. Did biopsy initial visit and immediately sent prescription. Scheduled follow up exam and clearly explained the treatment procedures. Highly recommend this dermatologist!
Very professional and personable doctor. The office had a warm inviting feel. The ladies in the office were excellent as well! They greeted me as I was coming in and leaving. I would definitely recommend this doctor to anyone who is in search of a good dermatologist.
felt sure of his knowledge
Sam was not very friendly and I was hardly able to say two words. I was overwhelmed with how fast he spoke and the amount of information. I felt like he was in a hurry to get me in and out. As a new patient this isn't a great first impression
I continue to be impressed by Dr. Smith and his staff. They are helpful, efficient and genuinely caring. If there are ever any problems, they are quick to offer solutions and to answer any questions.
Everyone was very nice.
I felt slightly rushed in and out of appointment. And felt an unnecessary follow up appointment needed to be scheduled when realistically everything could have been resolved during first appointment, but appointment was rushed and not thorough.
I did not like the experience as a whole. After I had made the appointment, the receptionist called and asked if I could come next week. I told her no , and that I needed the doc. right away. She than gave me a 11:30 am. appointment. She told me to be there at 11 and don't be late. I told her that I had the patient papers all filled out. I was on time but, I had made wait. After I talked to the doc. for awhile, and stated that I wanted to be diagnosed with a blood test, because I didn't know what I had. The doctor said that everyone had candida. He said no, and then he insulted me about my acrylic nails the whole time. On top of this, one attendant was already in the room, then a receptionist/attendant came in less then 10 min., and just stood there listening as if I were a spectacle on display. This made me feel embarrassed, and as if I did not have any confidentiality. After about 5 min., I asked them to leave because, I wanted to talk to the doc. privately. As you can see the experience was very futile. And beside the prescription of 0.05% lotion, I still am having to seek another doctor, and my condition has not improved. Sincerely, Jackie Gurley
very good doctor
Wait time was a little longer than hoped but otherwise pleasant and thorough.
he was professional!
most positive experience i've had with a new Dr!
He listened to my concerns and understood exactly what I was trying to say, he went over my options for treatment and explained them well so I could make a informed decision. I would recommend DR SMITH.
As good as any visit to a MD should be
Thank you for your help today with my daugher, Abbey!
I thought he was very nice and thoughtful. I appreciated his demeanor, very professional.
My husband and I have been going to Dr. Smith for several years and are quite satisfied. He is personable and efficient.
Liked the doc, knew his stuff. Amazed that he could see at a glance what other (not dermo) docs glossed over as "nothing." I could tell the doc was very busy but i would have liked to spend a few more minutes clarifying some of the issues like: 1.Is this fungus contagious; 2. Why put jock itch cream on face, head and arms; 3. Should I continue wearing sun block and which do I apply first, sun block or Kotoconazole?
Being in the healthcare profession Dr. Smith truly has wonderful bedside manner. He has shown true concerns to my problems and was right on in helping me out and giving out advices on how I could manage my problem. Very highly recommended
Professional and knowlegable
First impression was that the office was very clean and presentable, the office staff was very kind and caring. I did not have to wait all but a few minutes to be seen. When I met with the Dr. He wasted no time getting to my main concern and why I was there. He was very knowledgable and straight to the point. I would highly recommend this office.
I will return to him as needed.
I don't have health insurance, I'm a self-pay. His first comment when he bounced into the room was, 'no insurance.' Then he spouted out the scientific names for the two different eczemas on my body, told me it was incurable but could be kept under control. Also said its onset is associated with my age (I'm 62). In order to save me money, told his assistant to prescribe Lidex and 2.5% hydrocortisone and to apply it twice a day. End of appointment. I didn't check my watch, but I'd be surprised if the whole transaction took more than 7 minutes. I had questions, and tried to ask a couple of them; Dr. Smith's responses were terse and quick. Sorry Dr. Smith. I cancelled my two week checkup with you. No need for either of us to suffer another appointment.
I had seen Dr Smith a few years ago and was impressed with his knowledge. When I needed to see him again, I tried to contact Allure Dermatology, where he used to work. I was disappointed he didn't work there any longer. So, I google him and was glad I found him. I would strongly recommend him.
Very confident and knowledgeable.
I had not seen a Dermatologist before so didn't know what to expect. My visit with Dr. Sam Smith went well. He was easy to relate to, he did an over all skin check and biopsy of one spot I was concerned about. I will go back in two weeks for a follow up. I will recommend him to my husband as Dr. Sam Smith is not only a great Dermatologist, his location his most convenient for us. :)
He is very professional, efficient, thorough, knowledgable, and sure doesn't waste time! I was supposed to call in about my biopsy in two weeks-- his assistant called me in 4 days, with the results and ready to make an appointment for the next step. I could make next day appointments on-line, instead of in two months like another recommended specialist.
Dr. Smith is excellent. He is knowledgeable, personable and professional. He made me feel at ease yet treated me with respect. I would recommend him without reservation.
Dr. Smith is a caring and intelligent provider. He has helped me to clear up my skin and is always friendly and efficient!
Dr. Smith is a great dermatologist. I'd HIGHLY recommend!
Highly knowlegable about medicine and interaction with other drugs.
Good visit. Answered questions nicely.
Uncertain. first thing he did was attack a few moles on my skin. Then he issued some cream for scalp and my finger...well he doesnt want to do what I want done and thats remove the nail and the nail bed. can not accurately give rating since I will see him again on 26th
I think he was very nice and professional. The girls he has working for him are very nice and explain everything. When you have an office that seems to like there jobs it reflects on the owner or boss.They are friendly and helpful .......
Dr. Smith was very professional and thorough. He answered my questions and had a very caring manner. His office staff was friendly and efficient. I was very pleased.
My impression was the staff and Dr.seemed rushed and wanted to get out for lunch. But I can overlook that to a degree since I was able to get an appointment within days and not weeks.
I had a great visit with Dr. Smith. The staff was enthusiastic, helpful and showed great concern. Dr. Smith took plenty of time with me to address my concerns and also do a quick check on my skin over all. Very professional, courteous and kind. I will definitely be returning to see him.
Dr.Smith and his staff were efficient timely and professional.
He is so friendly and nice.Very knowlegable and helpful
I thought the whole office was very nice and professional.Everything was very clean and I was seen right away.
Polite, professional and handsome!
Very friendly, professional, prompt n felt very comfortable for a first visit. Would recommend to others.
Dr. Smith was very pleasant and efficient, yet thorough. He seemed to genuinely care about the issue my daughter was experiencing.
Dr. Smith was quick without rushing me, very friendly and easy to talk to, and very considerate about keeping costs down. He knows his stuff. Thanks Dr. Smith
I liked him, his staff and the service I got. I will be going back
I was very impressed with Dr. Smith and will use him as my doctor!!!
I feel very comfortable and confident with Dr. Smith. Nice guy. Very professional. Very thorough. I'm happy to have found him, and will continue seeing him for all my dermatology needs.
Dr. Smith was very professional and friendly. He knew right away what the problem was, even though my regular doctor called it an "interesting mystery". Nursing staff wasn't very friendly.
Doc was very personable,seemed knowledgeable,a little rushed so instead of explaining home care( e.g.,swimming,what to do in the sun) he and his nurse just told me to read the paper.
Very friendly and considerate person. Excellent!
very easy going and friendly
Dr. Smith was very informative, helpful, friendly, and welcoming. With me being a new patient on this visit, I found the doc to be very friendly and is skilled at making others feel at ease.
He qualifies as my skin-care specialist from now on.
very professional courteous and helpful with my health problem
Super nice staff and great with my 3.5 year old son!
The doctor was very pleasant and friendly, but his staff wasn't very friendly initially for a new client. The staff was warmer as the visit progressed.
Dr Sam Smith was very personable, right to the point, informative, and set an action plan in place. The office help was pleasant and helpful. The wait was impressive. I have set forever and a day in Dr's offices before. Not here right in! I believe Dr Sam Smith will go far in his career with characteristics like these with his patients. Also, in making my appointment I was able to get right in. Some dermatologists have a very long waiting list just to schedule. Thank you Dr Sam Smith for a breath of fresh air in the medical field!
Eager to help. I seldom like Health Care Professionals, but I liked him a lot. He started to think what I had was one thing (common eczema), but still listened as I explained more oddities, and he immediately pegged it as something else (an allergic reaction). This is refreshing because I think most Docs decide what generic thing you have and stop listening. Also as a young healthy woman it is not uncommon for some men health professionals to make me feel uncomfortable, but I didn't get that from him. Friendly and professional. Also I think the wait time would have been shorter but I included time to fill out paperwork. After that it was only five or ten minutes. The best thing was they didn't take me from the waiting room just to leave me in a patient room for another half hour, they took me back straight to him. I always hate the double wait so this was a pleasant surprise.
He was professional, very comfortable to speak with and discuss issues. Very gentle and pleasant manner. He repeated my treatment plan to make sure I knew and understood my plan. I definitely recommend.
It was excellent!!
He was great! Told me that what the other dr I had seen and told me to do was NOT good! He was to the point, gave me samples of my meds and offered coupons to help with the cost. Not many docs do that now adays! Made me feel comfortable and like the office environment too!
Wow, more than I had ever hoped for. Very professional, listen to what I was saying, optimistic. Can't believe he's on my insurance referral.
I felt very rushed
It was only an initial consultation, but everything went well. The office staff was professional and friendly; appt times were exact; the doc seemed knowledgeable, caring, and energetic. I'm a tough critic, but felt comfortable and confident when I left the office.
I think he was the most thourgh dermatologist I've en to.
Professional, quick but very thorough. I'll be back.
I felt as ease from the moment he entered the exam room. He was professional, courteous and answered all my questions in terms I could understand.
My husband went to see him and said he was very helpful, attentive, and timely. He said he was great.
Dr. Smith was very compassionate, attentive and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
Very friendly and understandable
He listened to what I thought my problem was and how I was treating it before he gave his diagnosis
Excellent. competent. educational.
Front office staff was rude and we almost walked out. I am glad we didn't because Dr. Smith was amazing. Very knowledgable and really great bed side manners. I highly recommend Dr. Smith. Hopefully, the front office lady will be more pleasant at our next appt.
I was a nervous wreck and he immediately put me at ease, took care of my issue and I was on my way.