Biography & Education


Additional Information

Internship: Providence Seattle Medical Center, WA. Recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the American Diabetes Association for providing quality care to patients with diabetes.

  • Family medicine
  • Pediatric Family Medicine
  • Primary Care
Education Background
Medical School Rutgers University, NJ
Residency Providence Seattle Medical Center, WA
  • English

Care Locations

1001 Fourth Ave. Plaza
Suite 420
Seattle, WA 98154
Fax 206-554-7787
Accepted Insurances
  • Aetna Preferred
  • CAPP Care
  • DSHS/Medicaid
  • First Health
  • Great West Life (One Health Plan of WA)
  • Kitsap County Medical
  • Labor & Industries
  • Medicare
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Northwest Administrators
  • Northwest Benefit Network
  • Pacificare Point of Service
  • Pacificare of Washington
  • Private Healthcare Systems
  • Pru-Net PPO
  • Molina
  • Retail Clerks
  • Secure Horizons
  • Teamsters
  • Uniform Medical Plan (WA St Health)
  • United HealthCare
  • Washington Physician Services
  • Zenith Administrators
  • Champus/Tricare (Health Net Federal Services)
  • One Health Plan of WA
  • Aetna/Healthy Options
  • Cigna (First Choice)
  • First Choice/Boeing
  • First Choice/Costco
  • First Choice Health Plan - HMO
  • First Choice Preferred/Triple Option
  • Premera Blue Cross/Health Plus
  • Premera Blue Cross/BHP (Basic Health Plan)
  • Premera Blue Cross Federal
  • Regence Care (HMO)
  • Regence Preferred
  • Regence Standard Indemnity
  • Regence Selections
  • Regence Traditional - Boeing
  • United Healthcare Preferred
  • United Healthcare Standard
  • Aetna/HMO-QPOS & US Access
  • Aetna/US Healthcare Pt. of Svc.
  • First Choice Health Network
  • Tricare Extra
  • Aetna/US Healthcare Mgd. Choice
  • Aetna Preferred Prov. Org.
  • Alliant
  • Regence Federal Employees
  • Aetna/US Healthcare Standard
Accepted Payment Methods
Bill Insurance, VISA, Master Card, Cash, Check
Available Weekends
Available Evenings
Accepting Medicaid


  • Family medicine
  • Pediatric Family Medicine
  • Primary Care
Services Provided
Clinical Interests
  • EBT Screening
  • HIV Care
  • Obstetrics
  • Pediatric Care
  • Swedish Primary Care Downtown Seattle


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.

4.7 out of 5 (113 Ratings, 16 Comments)


I'm always relieved and encouraged after all my annual exams.
Swedish Patient

I have always appreciated Dr. Smith, and feel confident in his abilities, or his referral of my treatment and care. He has always shown compassion and understanding in all my needs, and a great willingness to listen and accept my input!
Swedish Patient

Dr. Smith is a very fine primary care provider. I have recommended him to several friends and fam,ily members over the course of many years. They think he is the best, too.
Swedish Patient

Have always appreciated Dr. Smith and his ease at explaining my medical situation.
Swedish Patient

*Dr. Smith always takes time to listen to me and makes sure my needs are met, no matter the amount of questions or concerns.
Swedish Patient

He seems uncomfortable with diagnosing or treating many conditions himself, which is understandable for a primary care provider. However, I am very confident that he will refer me to a specialist, physical therapist, etc who he thinks can best help me. He has picked out some really great care providers to refer me to (including surgeons that I later learned are regionally or even internationally famous for things like their skill, depth of knowledge, and innovation/refinement of techniques) and made sure I was seen promptly when my problems were on the urgent side and the specialists sometimes had long wait times. Also, considering how many of my questions and complaints came up during this visit, which was supposed to be a simple recheck for one condition, I was surprised at how willing he was to spend time on each of them instead of discouraging me from telling him more about my problems. This time, he referred me to a hand specialist who I saw a couple days ago. Along with providing treatment, she provided more explanations about what causes this problem, how this treatment works, this treatment's success rate, possible options if this treatment doesn't solve the problem, etc. I am happy (so far!) about my [...] progress :)
Swedish Patient

I've been going to Dr. Smith since 1990 and think I have the best GP ever.
Swedish Patient

Have been a patient of Dr. Dr Fred Smith for over approx. 25 years. He is the best.
Swedish Patient

I definitely experienced EXCELLENCE at the hands of my caregiver's!!!
Swedish Patient

Swedish Patient

*Dr. Smith does not talk down to me, he is very caring and the best I've met.
Swedish Patient

*Dr. Fred B. Smith is an excellent doctor. It is my good fortunate to have located him.
Swedish Patient

I have recommended him.
Swedish Patient

Dr, nurse, laboratory, x ray every one was very nice I have a excellent experience.
Swedish Patient

*Dr. Smith is always attentive to my needs and concerns.
Swedish Patient

Smart, perceptive, thorough & clean.
Swedish Patient