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Qualifications and Experience
A native of Texas, Dr. Stephen Smith, MD, is proud to serve patients in the Austin community seeking premier, board certified ophthalmological care. As a graduate of the Tulane University School of Medicine with advanced training from Northwestern University and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Smith has experience treating a wide variety of eye issues, including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, vascular and hypertensive retinal problems, retina tears and detachment, and epi-retinal membrane and macular holes.
Never one to let his technical skill get in the way of his friendly, compassionate bedside manner, Dr. Smith is remembered for his willingness to communicate with patients by laying out their options, answering their questions, and addressing their concerns while still providing attentive medical procedures.
When Dr. Smith is not practicing medicine, he is passionate about biking, tennis, golf, and learning to speak Spanish.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Smith was concerned about my "switching horses mid-stream". He really listened to my concerns, and explained everything he saw going on in my eye, in detail. My previous doctor was like prying open a clam, to get any information. Dr. Smith is very straight forward, open and honest. Dr. Smith is very professional and courteous. I got the second opinion, which I was seeking. Dr. Smith allowed me to make up my mind, without any pressure. My decision to switch has become comfortable. Rich V.
Marta gets an A+ -- great bedside manner, explained every step she took. Dr. Smith was professional, caring, and quickly moved to address my issues. He was not judgmental. He was concerned with my comfort and patient with me.
I thought Dr. Smith was a trusted advisor and very thorough. None of that "Dr. God" ego going on.
Professional staff and Doctor. Got an appointment same morning within 2 hours. Excellent Doc. Could not have been a better experience. If you have a Retina or Vitreous problem he is THE best doctor to see
Very professional and courteous. Great staff!
Dr. Smith was friendly and thorough. High energy. The exam went well and he answered all questions with clear answers. Instructions were also clear and concise. Knowledgeable and professional. Will go back for future care.
Dr. Smith gave me hope. I like what he had to say.
Loved Dr. Smith and his staff!
Dr. Smith was matter-of-fact and encouraging.
The staff and doctor were wonderful! I loved and appreciated everything about the experience. I highly recommend this practice,
All very nice , helpful polite educational respectful
Dr. Stephen Smith is professional and friendly and does a wonderful job of listening to the patient and covering all their needs and treatment options. I have been to multiple retina specialists and he is by far my favorite!
He was very approachable and knowledgable about my condition. The office staff were extremely kind and helpful.
Ashley the receptionist was excellent. She was very, very patient, and very hospitable. Her mannerisms on the phone and in person was like a receptionist treated folks back in the day. The nurse that assisted/prepared me for the Doctor was outstanding. Her mannerisms were very calming and professional. She was excellent. Dr. Smith was very professional, calming, and understanding. He explained everything, and allowed me to see pictures and explained them. Very pleased with me visit.
Very pleased with staff, MD. Overall great experience.
Appointment was easy to set up, staff was friendly and competent and Dr. Smith was both professional and friendly. He answered questions and offered counsel regarding future options. Overall, it couldn't have been easier from start to finish.
Solid professional that is skilled and knowledgeable!
Very knowledgeable and informative! Dr. Smith explained everything to me clearly and answered all my questions.
he is a good and very knowledgeable doctor. and has a good relationship with his patients.
Dr Smith was great! Very friendly,knowledgeble, patient and very accommodating!!! Office is full of friendly ladies!
Dr. Smith was attentive and thorough. I did not have any problems that needed follow up, so my work with him was brief. If I did have retinal problems I would certainly consider consulting with Dr. Smith