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Paul A. Smith, MD, MACP
Internal Medicine
 
5.0 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Profile
Special Interests
General Internal Medicine, Medical Education
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1983
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
University of Washington, Seattle, 1980
Residency
Internal Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, N.Y., 1983 Chief Resident, University of Rochester, N.Y., 1984
Professional Activities and Awards
Member, American College of Physicians
Associate Program Director, Virginia Mason Internal Medicine Residency Program
Mastership American college of Physicians 2016
Laureate Award: American College of Physicians, Washington Chapter 2016
Internist of the Year: American College of Physicians, Washington Chapter 2015
Top Doctor Seattle Met Magazine 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,2017
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
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Provider spoke in clear language
 
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Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
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Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
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Time provider spent with me
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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July 2018
Dr. Paul Smith is a splendid care provider whom I have depended upon for many years.
June 2018
Dr. Smith continues to provide excellent care. He always takes time to explain the details of a health concern, recommended medical tests, and follow up plans. He´s the best!
June 2018
Dr. Smith is excellent, knowledgeable, friendly and takes whatever time is needed. Goes above and beyond.
June 2018
Dr. Smith has been my PCP for over 30 years. I think he saved my life when I was young and first went to him with anxiety. Very helpful then and now.
June 2018
*Dr. Smith is a wonderful provider and very caring man.
June 2018
Dr Paul Smith is the very best Internist I have dealt with in all my 78 years.
June 2018
I experienced a first-time gout flare-up in my right knee. Uncertain about how to treat it & dr. not available for two weeks out. Wrote dr. office an online note about concerns. After hours, since he was off-site that day, *Dr. Smith telephoned me at home & offered to give up his administrative time next day to see me. That kind of response speaks miles to the qualify of concern and care *Dr. Smith has provided me over the years.
May 2018
Dr. Paul Smith and Dr. Tichie and their assistants are the only reasons I continue into Seattle for my health care needs.
May 2018
Dr Smith is outstanding in his professionalism, care and genuine concern for me as a patient. He is an excellent educator and very attentive.
May 2018
Dr. Paul Smith has been my primary care physician for many years - I particularly like his open style and have the utmost confidence in his evaluations, recommendations, referrals, and sensitivity to my concerns.
May 2018
*Paul is the man!
May 2018
I´ve been seeing *Dr. Smith for over 10 years. He is always very helpful, friendly & thorough. He takes his time to explain everything (minor & major) to me. He genuinely cares about me as his patient & my health!
May 2018
*Dr. Smith has always been spot on with his analysis, whatever my problem has been, he has analyzed it and come up with a solution.
April 2018
Doctor Smith took the time to explain and dissipate my questions and concerns. Very knowledgeable and informative.
April 2018
Dr. Smith is fantastic.
April 2018
Dr. Smith is the best! He is professional, caring, and expresses genuine concern with my health. I appreciate him so much!
April 2018
Well I have trust for 30 years Dr Paul Smith with the care of my health ,so if I wouldn´t trust him long time ago I would be gone to other Dr care
April 2018
Paul smith excellent doctor
March 2018
Dr. Smith is the best.
March 2018
Paul Smith is SUPERB
March 2018
Dr. Smith & I have a professional rapport. My concern was about a PSA test: he spent a lot of time reviewing the issue.
February 2018
Paul Smith was a good listener and quite thorough. Love the bow tie!
February 2018
Dr. Smith is a well seasoned, very technically competent and friendly PCP and I´m fortunate to have had him for my PCP for so many years.
February 2018
outstanding listens and responds in a logical informative manner when i leave the office i feel confident that i received the care and attention i needed and desired dr paul smith uses a pragmatic approach and is very thorough without doing unnecessary tests and procedures uses practical common sense approach
February 2018
Dr Paul Smith is great - listens
February 2018
Always the best!
January 2018
I have been seeing Dr. Smith for quite a long time. He has always spent a good amount of time with me and has been very good at explaining medical conditions.
January 2018
I have been a ptatient of Dr. Paul Smith for some 20+ years and hope that he never retires... he IS the best. He IS VM to me.
January 2018
Have been seeing Paul Smith MD for 31 years now - has always been excellent!
January 2018
We LOVE Dr. Smith!
January 2018
I very much trust and appreciate my doctor.
January 2018
dr Smith has been my doctor for over 20 years.a good man who speaks in words I understand.
January 2018
I have been seeing Dr. Paul Smith for my annual physical for many years. I have always appreciated his lucid descriptions of my medical condition and treatment options. He´s by far the best doctor I´ve ever had.
December 2017
Dr. Paul Smith is great
December 2017
I have had Doctor Paul Smith for over 15 years. Very respectful & addresses my concerns.
December 2017
Paul Smith is an amazing doctor. I feel lucky to have had his care for the past 25 years.
December 2017
Very clear explanation about medication.
December 2017
Dr. Smith is a very good, caring, and competent doctor. He answers questions fully. I trust him to give me his best care and advise.
December 2017
Dr. P. Smith was excellent in every way!
December 2017
Real pleasant. Very receptive to the patient and easy to talk to - takes his time to ask questions and listen to concerns.
December 2017
Dr. Paul Smith has been my physician for almost 20 years. He is an outstanding physician. He provides excellent care and guidance. BEST physician I have ever had!!
November 2017
Dr. Smith is patient, thoughtful and helpful.
November 2017
Dr. Smith is an excellent doctor. Very personable and knowledgeable. Takes time with each patient
November 2017
Dr. Paul Smith is wonderful. First rate. The best.
November 2017
Dr. P. Smith - excellent physician - knowledgeable, curious, informative, focused - great balance of professionalism & empathy - and sense of humor!
November 2017
Paul Smith is an absolutely phenomenal doctor. Seriously, words cannot describe how good he is, how attentive he is, how understanding he is, and most importantly, how helpful he is.
November 2017
Appreciate the time taken to explain things to me.
October 2017
Dr. Smith is the best doctor you could hope for - very professional, kind, born teacher.
October 2017
Dr. Paul Smith is excellent & very giving of his time!
October 2017
Good.
August 2017
Dr Smith is one of the best and most professional doctors I have ever had.
August 2017
Dr. Paul Smith is the best - period.
August 2017
Dr. Smith is excellent listens & gives good advice.
August 2017
Javiar was most professional. Dr Smith was excellent in describing systems and their solution
July 2017
Dr. Smith is a wonderful physician. I am so grateful to have him as my doctor.
July 2017
dr Smith has been my main physician for many years. I takes the time to look up info on computer while I am in his office and explains everything in terms i understand. I am very satisfied with my experiences at VM.
July 2017
Dr. Smith is extraordinary. He was professional, knowledgeable, and provided solid answers to my list of questions. He took time to explain things and did a very thorough job.
July 2017
Dr. Smith is great!
July 2017
Dr. Paul Smith is an outstanding man and doctor.
July 2017
Paul Smith is outstanding in care & expressing genuine concern. Not only to me but regarding my _____ who has been seriously ill.
July 2017
I really like Dr. Smith. He has always been great.
July 2017
Dr. Smith - he´s the best of the best!
June 2017
Dr. Paul Smith is outstanding!!!!
June 2017
Dr. Smith was very informative and took the time to answer all my questions. He also had a great sense of humor
June 2017
Dr. Smith does an excellent job. He is thorough, explains things in a very understandable manner.
June 2017
I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Paul Smith!
May 2017
Dr. Smith is excellent in all areas knowledge, skill, people skills.
May 2017
Dr. Smith is a consummate professional.
May 2017
Dr. Smith went above & beyond. He worked me into his schedule (on admin time) & then spent the extensive time needed to assess my issues & make a plan. Very kind, thorough & skilled.
May 2017
Dr. Smith is an outstanding dr.
May 2017
The doctor stayed for nearly an hour, maybe more, well beyond the 20 minute slot allotted. I was his last pt. of the day. He is overall excellent.
April 2017
Provider is very knowledgeable and respected my concerns and time. Thank you.
April 2017
Dr.Paul Smith is the most informed, considerate, knowledgeable, listens to what you say helps you to remember and know what to do in the future so that you may be able to avoid it. I think he should have an "A+". I am very glad he is younger than me because I hope he will always be my doctor. My husband really feels the same way I do.
April 2017
Paul is the best, period.
March 2017
I have been a patient of Dr. Smith for some twenty years + - he IS the best. The best example of Virginia Mason team medicine!
March 2017
Dr. Smith is the best md there is.
March 2017
Dr. Smith spent an amazing amount of time with me and addressed all of my top priority concerns.
March 2017
Dr Smith and his staff are the reasons I spend fours hours traveling each way, they are good, dog-gone good and I really appreciate knowing and being allowed to associate with them.
March 2017
Dr. Smith is a wonderful, very experienced care provider that I "click" with quite well.
March 2017
Dr. Paul Smith is the best in all of the above.
March 2017
We were very greatful for the efforts that were made for us to get in to see Dr Smith on short notice. Thank you!
March 2017
Totally satisfied with Dr. Smith as my primary physician. Our appointments are never rushed.
March 2017
Dr. Paul Smith takes time to go over my list of concerns. I have high faith in him, as he explains issues very well
February 2017
My Dr. Paul Smith is the best I have ever had regardless of the physical problem needing attention. Explains in detail that is comprehensive and understandable in every situation. I love this Dr.
February 2017
Dr. Smith is the best, he´s been my doctor for over thirty years. I can sleep well after the visit, no matter what the diagnosis is. Dr. Smith explains everything until he´s sure I understand. He´s THE BEST. #7. Great!
January 2017
I appreciated his attentiveness as well as his explanation of what the condition was and at home care alternatives
January 2017
Dr. Smith isn´t my regular physician but he was really great. Liked him a lot.
January 2017
Paul Smith is great
January 2017
Dr. Smith is very good at educating the patient and engaging them in their own care. I also appreciate his common sense and his ability to put concerns into context, so I can assess risks and likely results with good information.
January 2017
Dr. Smith is superb!
January 2017
Dr. Smith is awesome!
January 2017
Paul Smith is EXCELLENT!