Biography & Education

Biography
I am committed to developing lifelong partnerships with my patients, coordinating care with physician specialists, hospital services, diagnostics or any medical service you may need. Good communication is the key to great healthcare and at Swedish Greenlake clinic, we are dedicated to developing successful patient-physician partnerships based on excellent communication and organized coordination of services.
Specialties
  • Family Medicine
  • Gynecology
Education Background
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Residency: University of Washington Family Medicine
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

7210 Roosevelt Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98115
Fax 206-320-5773
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicaid

Specialties

Specialties
  • Family Medicine
  • Gynecology
Clinical Interests
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Adult Medicine
  • Gynecology
  • Health Promotion
  • Newborn Care
  • Pediatric Care
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Women's Health
  • Workplace Injuries

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (236 Ratings, 36 Comments)

100

06/21/2015
I would recommend [...]
Swedish Patient
100

06/16/2015
Dr. Smith is the best - she's really thorough!
Swedish Patient
100

06/04/2015
Catherine went overboard in helping me! She's great -
Swedish Patient
90

06/04/2015
Really appreciate Dr. Smith!
Swedish Patient
100

05/06/2015
I believe Catherine Smith is the most wonderful, incredible, amazing Doctor in Seattle. Shes not only bright and intelligent, she is also incredibly attentive and really listens to you.
Swedish Patient
100

04/23/2015
I am very confident with her experience and completely trust her decisions.
Swedish Patient
90

04/22/2015
[...] she is nice, personable and very easy to talk with - even my long laundry list of health questions.
Swedish Patient
100

04/21/2015
I adore Dr. Smith. She's kind and genuine and I drive a distance just to see her.
Swedish Patient
100

04/08/2015
Dr. Smith is the best. She always has up-to-date information, and I feel I can trust her with my life.
Swedish Patient
90

04/05/2015
Good experience!
Swedish Patient
100

04/05/2015
Dr. Smith is the best.
Swedish Patient
100

04/01/2015
Dr. Smith is the best. I might be moving out of the area but I am considering staying with the clinic so I can continue seeing her.
Swedish Patient
100

03/22/2015
I have recommended this provider and this clinic many times to friends.
Swedish Patient
100

03/17/2015
As always Dr. Smith rocked it!
Swedish Patient
90

03/10/2015
Dr. Smith is great in several ways: She is knowledgeable, she listens, speaks in easy to understand terms, realistic in her answers and doesn't always suggest a medicine, but different ways to address concerns-this is what I like best about her. I also like that she has been with the clinic for years-before her, I had several different doctors that did not stick with Swedish Greenlake.
Swedish Patient
100

02/28/2015
Dr. Smith is an outstanding provider.
Swedish Patient
100

01/25/2015
I have known Dr Smith for many years. She has always been a great doctor.She is competent and empathetic. She listens and tries to solve problems. She is someone I recommend and I am so glad she is my doctor. I told her if she moves, I will be very upset.
Swedish Patient
100

01/25/2015
I trust Dr. Smith. She makes sensible suggestions. I follow her advice, because she explains the reasons behind it.
Swedish Patient
100

12/16/2014
Dr. Smith is patient, listens closely, and explains things better than any doctor I have ever seen. I trust her completely. She is sensitive to my emotional needs as well. I have already recommended her to several family members, some of whom have become her patients.
Swedish Patient
100

12/10/2014
I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Catherine Smith as my provider. She has always been there providing execellent service and help.
Swedish Patient
100

12/10/2014
Have recommended Dr. Smith to several people.
Swedish Patient
100

11/26/2014
excellent interaction with provider
Swedish Patient
100

11/26/2014
Dr Smith is an excellent care provider and meets my very high standards and expectations consistently
Swedish Patient
100

11/25/2014
Dr. Smith is a most remarkable healthcare provider. Her patients are very fortunate she chose this field as her profession.
Swedish Patient
 

11/19/2014
My doctor is on leave, so Dr. Smith was an excellent substitute.
Swedish Patient
100

11/19/2014
Dr. Smith is an excellent clinician. I have recommended her to many of my friends and patients as a primary care physician. [...]
Swedish Patient
90

11/18/2014
Dr. Smith was very easy to communicate with & made my experience quite pleasant (considering my condition)
Swedish Patient
100

11/12/2014
Dr. Smith is off-the-charts wonderful! She is excellent-plus in every category.
Swedish Patient
100

10/30/2014
Dr. Smith is the BEST!!!
Swedish Patient
100

10/21/2014
I LOVE Dr. Smith. She's the best care provider I've ever had.
Swedish Patient
100

09/29/2014
This is the best, most responsive, most engaged practitioner we have ever seen!
Swedish Patient
100

09/28/2014
I love Dr. Smith. She understands me, treats "the whole person".
Swedish Patient
100

09/28/2014
My whole family sees Dr Smith. We all like her. [...]
Swedish Patient
 

09/25/2014
this was my first visit to [...] Dr. Smith. I recently moved to Seattle and located this clinic as one that is a preferred provider for my insurance plan. When i contacted the clinic to schedule after reviewing the physician profiles on your website, I specifically asked if Dr. Smith was familiar with hormone and bioidentical hormone therapy. I was assured that she was and would be able to discuss this. Early in my visit, she discussed that this was not her role, that she is working with patients on overall health and making sure that the standard testing is completed and within normal limits. As a patient that is taking responsiblity for my own health, I have done research on hormone levels and potential treatments and was looking for some input. I have been tracking different levels (ie hormones, Vit D, etc), and had to push to have these studies ordered as part of my preventative visit. the 30 minutes that is alloted to this initial visit is not long enough to discuss a new patients history and health plan. I am confident in Dr. Smith's abilities as a physician, but disappointed in the overall visit and the ability for [...] this clinic to truly take care of my needs as a patient. While I understand the tremendous pressure for cost containment in healthcare today, I also know that we will only be successful if patients take responsbility for their healthcare and it seems that this is challenging for the physicians to manage.
Swedish Patient
80

09/09/2014
Does not accept my input well about prior conditions and medicines that worked for me in the past 14 years for chronic conditions and infections, very problematic for me until I got to specialist other issueswith this as well. does not acept what has worked in the past. differences of opinion regarding treatment.
Swedish Patient
70

09/07/2014
The challenge I have is that after she sent me for an MRI, I received the neuro-radiologist's findings on myswedishchart but it was too complicated to understand.I tried to call my health care provider multiple times to have her explain them to me, but she didn't call back. She sent me a one sentence email about the findings and then I scheduled follow-up with the spine clinic. Another office contacted me for a surgical consult, but I still have no idea what the options are and what is really wrong with my back. I refused to meet with a surgeon until I meet with the other spine doctor first rather than jump straight to surgery. It would have been better to have had a call explaining the findings from my family doctor instead of having to wait almost two weeks to talk to the spine doctor to find out what is wrong and to not receive a call for surgery consult when I still don't know what the problem is or options for care.
Swedish Patient