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Catherine E. Smith, MD

Languages: English
Specialties
  • Family Medicine
Professional Statement
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.
Education
Institution
Type
University of Washington Family Medicine
Residency
Baylor College of Medicine
Medical School
Personal Interests
In my spare time I enjoy many outdoor activities.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
Services
Clinical Interests
  • adolescent medicine
  • newborn care
  • preventive medicine
  • women's health
  • workplace exposures
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

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 (229 Ratings, 41 Comments)

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12/14/2016
i feel very comfortable with dr. smith and am grateful for her care.
90

11/27/2016
I have recommended Dr. Smith to a number of co-workers - she is great!
100

11/22/2016
Dr. Smith has been my primary care physician for a number of years and always does an excellent job.
100

11/15/2016
I felt SO comfortable and at ease when I was with Dr.Smith. I in no way felt rushed. I felt like she truly knew me and was invested in me, even if I usually only see her once a year for a yearly check in. She asked thoughtful questions and genuinely listened to my answers with a lot of grace and patience. I could not stop raving about my experience and would recommend Dr.Smith to anyone looking for a thoughtful, considerate, and knowledgeable healthcare provider.
100

11/09/2016
Dr. Smith is an excellent doctor. She is both knowledgeable and caring. She is very trustworthy.
100

11/06/2016
Dr. Smith was delayed seeing me. I waited for quite some time in the exam room - not sure how long. The assistant said she was running late but gave no reason. When Dr. Smith came in she apologized and informed me that the previous patient was an ER update - or something like that... I didn't let it register. We just moved along.
100

11/01/2016
I always recommend Dr. Smith to others needing a provider they trust. I feel lucky to have found a doctor who understands me and who I love.
90

11/01/2016
Dr. Smith has been my PCP for a number of years, and I highly recommend her. Dr. Smith is incredibly professional and adept at utilizing the electronic medical record while being fully present during the appointment. She is a great listener, acknowledges your experience, and provides helpful advice in a supportive manner. I always feel respected and comfortable sharing my concerns - no matter how small or silly they seem. She utilizes the online e-chart and messaging platform efficiently, too.
100

10/25/2016
complete trust in her
100

10/19/2016
She is the best!
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10/14/2016
My personal provider, Dr. Catherine Smith, is an excellent doctor. She is highly intelligent, very approachable, listens, communicates, and explains everything very clearly. She has an excellent manner with her patients. She encourages communication/questions, and she develops trust with her patients.
100

10/12/2016
Dr. Smith is the best. Always pays close attention to what I have to ask and doesn't judge me regardless of how small the question is.
100

10/11/2016
Dr. Smith is very kind and warm. She is efficient with my time; yet makes me feel like she is not in a hurry and can answer any of my questions. She seems very knowledgeable and reasonable in her medical advice.
100

10/05/2016
Dr. Smith is an exemplary provider. I have recommended her to all my family, and many of them see her for their care.
100

10/05/2016
best family doctor I have ever had
100

09/13/2016
Never had a bad one.
100

09/13/2016
Dr Smith is the reason I use Swedish. She's a really good doctor.
100

09/11/2016
I love Dr. Catherine Smith! I feel completely confident in my care with her as my doctor!
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09/11/2016
best doctor I have ever had
100

09/06/2016
[...] Dr Smith has been amazing, thoughtful and really cares about me, I didn't think anyone could fill Dr [...] shoes, but Dr Smith has!!! I truly appreciate Dr Smith's attention to detail.
90

08/30/2016
She gets my sense of humor
100

08/28/2016
When I share details of my visits with Dr. Smith with friends and family, it is clear she provides a level of service other doctors are not providing in routine visits. She doesn't ignore the basics of health care such as asking about my nutrition and physical activity, as well as stress and emotional care.
100

07/26/2016
Best primary care MD I have ever had
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07/26/2016
Dr. Smith is the best! She is personable and knowledgeable.
100

07/11/2016
Dr. Smith is a great provider and it feels like we are partners in my medical care.
100

07/04/2016
Dr. Smith is an excellent doctor. I like her very much.
100

06/14/2016
best doc I've ever had
100

06/06/2016
Dr. Catherine Smith is an excellent doctor and a fine human being.
80

05/31/2016
I was in severe pain due to a spinal issue. I would have liked my provider to have offered medication. The pain was severe that night after my appointment. The next day my daughter reminded me that I had taken a muscle spasm medication a few years ago which helped greatly. My daughter urged me to call the clinic back. The doctor on call ordered a refill for that same medication, which was VERY helpful. The pain is now very minor.
100

05/18/2016
It was my annual exam. We discussed not doing a pelvic and didn't do one. My old ob/gyn was old school and did the whole nine yards. I forgot to ask what the recommended time periods are for a pelvic, etc. I did note when Ii read the print out that my next mammogram want suggested until 2018. That worried me as that's three years from my last one and i was always told to get then yearly. I have not contacted Dr. Smith with this question.
100

05/18/2016
Dr. Smith is always very courteous, friendly & professional. She is the reason I began regular annual check-ups a few years ago after rarely seeing a doctor in the previous 60 years.
100

05/10/2016
Dr. Smith is always ready to listen and explain any treatments she suggests. She listens to my imput . I appreciate that at my age as I am still working and driving daily.She helps me stay independent .
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04/27/2016
I like Dr. Catherine Smith and her care so much that I continue going to her even though I moved away 3 years ago.
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04/06/2016
We have really appreciated Dr. Smith's assistance as my mother's health declined and she transitioned to a Memory Care Unit.
100

04/05/2016
Wonderful provider! Come all the way from Alaska just to see her! Very thoughtful & compassionate care provided.
100

03/16/2016
Catherine Smith is the best!
90

03/01/2016
I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN PLEASED AND THREE OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS ALSO LIKE HER.
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02/23/2016
[...] Dr. C.E. Smith is fabulous.
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02/17/2016
Dr. Smith is a wonderful, caring doctor. She has worked with me continually to improve my health, help me over the bad times, and still supporting me despite the odds. I feel she takes my health care issues seriously and follows up on them. I in turn feel more in charge of my health, and am never afraid to bring up concerns and or question her decisions, if I have any.
100

02/16/2016
I feel very comfortable with this provider and definitely would recommend her to anyone. she explains everything thoroughly, where I can understand.
100

02/15/2016
I have stayed with Swedish [...] because I trust Dr. Smith. [...]
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Swedish Greenlake Primary Care
7210 Roosevelt Way Northeast
Seattle, WA 98115
206-320-3400
206-320-5773
Affiliated Facilities
Swedish Cherry Hill
Swedish First Hill