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Catherine E. Smith, MD

Primary Care Physician
Languages: English
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
Baylor College of Medicine
Medical School
University of Washington Family Medicine
Residency
Personal Interests
In my spare time I enjoy many outdoor activities.
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 (241 Ratings, 45 Comments)


100

07/26/2017
I really appreciate Dr. Smith and her demeanor
100

07/19/2017
Dr. Catherine Smith is an exemplary doctor who put me at ease immediately. She was friendly, informative and very kind about the health concerns I shared with her. She suggested I have blood tests which she gave me the results of the very next day. She asked me to make a follow up appointment in one month. I feel confident and secure in her care and look forward to speaking with her next month to go over continuing care for my medical issues.
100

07/19/2017
Dr. Smith is extraordinary in every way!
100

07/10/2017
Dr. Smith is a rockstar PCP. She quickly assessed my knee injury and followed up her concerns by ordering an MRI. I could sense her concern to know exactly what was going on rather than guessing which is important to me as an athlete.
100

07/05/2017
Dr. Smith has a wonderful way of being upfront and direct, without sacrificing kindness and tact. She's honest and her willingness to talk things through is essential to the relationship.
50

06/22/2017
She seemed distant--perhaps too involved with upcoming nuptials
100

06/14/2017
I feel very confident in Dr. Smith.
100

06/01/2017
Dr Smith is an exceptional primary care provider. She is thoughtful, calm, and has a reassuring sense of humor. Her medical expertise and interpersonal skills are exemplary.
90

05/24/2017
I wasn't sure at first what one of the over-the-counter medications was for, but I received a handout that explained it.
100

05/10/2017
Dr. Smith is THE reason we are with Swedish. There were instances we wanted to leave the system due to poor experiences with specialists, but we stayed because we didn't want to lose her.
100

05/10/2017
Dr Smith is an outstanding physician-
100

05/01/2017
I feel very fortunate to have found such a professional, personable and caring physician. Every time I leave her office I can reminded of what good health care looks like.
100

04/28/2017
Dr Catherine Smith is wonderful!
100

04/26/2017
I drove 100 miles to see her, had gone to pcp's locally (in Olympia) but Dr. Smith knows me and is professional and respectful, so after trying closer pcp's it was more important to me to return to her for pcp care.
100

04/17/2017
Dr. Smith is the best! Dont work her too hard so she cuts back hours or moves on! [...]
100

03/15/2017
i really appreciate that Dr. Smith has stayed in this practice for many years.
100

03/08/2017
Dr. Smith is the reason I am still at Swedish. I contemplated leaving Swedish after having done a surgery in one of you hospitals with a surgeon who had a terrible bedside manner.
100

02/16/2017
Excellent PCP. I have complete confidence in her. Thankful she is my doctor.
100

02/15/2017
Dr. Smith is wonderful! (Though I still miss my former doctor, [...], who was extraordinary.)
100

02/10/2017
She's an amazing and supportive provider.
100

01/25/2017
Dr. Smith is well-informed, caring, and always has time for my questions.
90

01/19/2017
Dr. Smith is excellent!!! I had a wonderful and amazing physician at this clinic years ago but she moved out of town. I had several years of not so great doctors at this clinic and nearly left the clinic. I am SO glad that I waited for Dr. Smith to arrive!
100

01/09/2017
the best doctor ever!
100

12/15/2016
i feel very comfortable with dr. smith and am grateful for her care.
90

11/28/2016
I have recommended Dr. Smith to a number of co-workers - she is great!
100

11/23/2016
Dr. Smith has been my primary care physician for a number of years and always does an excellent job.
100

11/16/2016
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

11/10/2016
Dr. Smith is an excellent doctor. She is both knowledgeable and caring. She is very trustworthy.
100

11/07/2016
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

11/02/2016
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

11/02/2016
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

10/26/2016
complete trust in her
100

10/20/2016
She is the best!
100

10/15/2016
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

10/13/2016
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

10/12/2016
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

10/06/2016
Dr. Smith is an exemplary provider. I have recommended her to all my family, and many of them see her for their care.
100

10/06/2016
best family doctor I have ever had
100

09/14/2016
Dr Smith is the reason I use Swedish. She's a really good doctor.
100

09/14/2016
Never had a bad one.
100

09/12/2016
best doctor I have ever had
100

09/12/2016
I love Dr. Catherine Smith! I feel completely confident in my care with her as my doctor!
100

09/07/2016
[...] 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

08/31/2016
She gets my sense of humor
100

08/29/2016
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.
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Swedish Greenlake Primary Care
7210 Roosevelt Way Northeast
Seattle, WA 98115
206-320-5773
Affiliated Facilities
Swedish Cherry Hill
Swedish First Hill