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Paul A. Smith, MD, MACP
Internal Medicine
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
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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
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.
Would recommend provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
5.0 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
5.0 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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August 2017
Dr Smith is one of the best and most professional doctors I have ever had.
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 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 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 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 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 a consummate professional.
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!
December 2016
I would be surprised if there was a better and down to earth primary care doctor in Seattle. I have complete confidence in Dr. Smith.
December 2016
Dr. Paul Smith is outstanding!! My Virginia web site if very useful.
December 2016
Dr Paul Smith IS the best. Why I have been his patient for some 20 + years
December 2016
I really like Dr. Smith, he does an excellent job of explaining things in good detail and considering options and explaining each one and weighing them with me and is very receptive to my ideas and concerns. He does not condescend and he does not judge and he always seems patient and sincerely interested in my well being.
December 2016
REALLY liked Dr. Smith.
December 2016
Dr. Paul Smith is the best and I´m lucky to have him as my care provider. 5 stars for Dr. Smith!
November 2016
have been with Dr Paul Smith for years. found the interaction with Dr.Dion on rotation)very good.
November 2016
good
November 2016
The most professional doctor I have ever had.
November 2016
Dr. Smith is an excellent physician with superb bedside manner. He processed thru with a student practioner in a most professional way
October 2016
We have full confidence and respect for our doctor and actually look forward to our visits.
September 2016
Paul Smith is the best around...always concerned, always attentive, always thorough. I trust him without reservation.
September 2016
He is an excellent dr. and treats me like he really cares. My husband used him a long time & I switched because he was so good to husband.
September 2016
Dr.Smith sets a high bar for others to follow. he is a superb doctor.
September 2016
I leave home at 06:00 a.m. for a 09:15 a.m. appointment because of the trust I have for Dr. Paul Smith.
August 2016
Dr. Paul Smith is a wonderful doctor - competent, caring, courteous and I could ask for no better doctor. I hope I need no other!!
August 2016
I am extremely fortunate to have Dr. Smith for my Primary Doctor.
August 2016
Dr. Smith is not only highly qualified, but he is always pleasant, and takes the time necessary to answer questions. In addition he takes time to ask about prior health issues, and advise as necessary. He also takes time to complement areas of improvement, such as lowered blood pressure, and weight loss.
August 2016
Dr. Smith is the best! I hope he doesn´t retire too soon.
August 2016
Paul Smith has been my primary care doctor for 30 years. His services have always been excellent. I have referred others to _____ & they have provided uniformly positive feedback.
July 2016
dr smith is a fantastic doctor. he makes eye contact and seems to really care about my dad. he is consistently one of the best dr. experiences I have ever had.
July 2016
Dr. Paul Smith is great!
June 2016
I´ve been seeing Dr. Smith for over 20 years and I´m always happy to see him. He is very knowledgeable about my condition and he is always thorough, conscientious and caring health provider. He is not only a doctor but also a good scientist using diagnostic methods to resolve problems.
June 2016
Dr. Smith is terrific. He is attentive, thinks critically about the literature as it relates to the patient, and explains things very clearly.
June 2016
He was kind but rather in a hurry and spent more time talking a mutual person we both knew.
June 2016
Paul Smith is the best doctor I have ever had. Please rate him as #1
June 2016
Paul Smith is outstanding. .have been seeing him about 30 years
June 2016
Dr. Smith never rushes the appointment and always addresses ALL myconcerns. He also checks on how ´life´ is which is important to overall healthTrust and truly appreciate him
May 2016
Paul Smith is the BEST doctor at VM !!!
May 2016
Always very thorough & helpful.
May 2016
Dr. Paul Smith has been great to work with thru the years. He goes thru my list of questions, showing concern and explains very well - Great guy!
May 2016
Dr. Smith is an ideal practitioner.
May 2016
Dr Smith is always very helpful, detailed, and extremely nice. I´ve been seeing him for 15 years.
April 2016
I attempted mentioning my concerns regarding continual soreness in my (1) upper right hip bone upon walking, and unusual discomfort in sitting, and muscle soreness in the gluteus maximus area. The Provider did attempt to stretch the area #1 above, and I DID feel improvement afterward. Then, however, time ran out.
March 2016
Paul Smith is outstanding!!
March 2016
I was very impressed with Dr. Smith. He was quite gentle yet thorough. He explained all of my options, and even followed up through myvirginia mason that night with an explanation of all of my lab results. Everything was seamless!
March 2016
Dr. Smith is the best care provider in the history of the world. I credit him with saving my life. My wife and I are still on this planet because of him. He has been our provider for > 20 yrs. We love him.
March 2016
I´ve been a patient of Dr. Smith´s for close to 20 years so he knows me well and this contributes to very positive and informative interactions. He´s simply the best!
March 2016
I always want to spend more time with Dr. Smith & his staff.
March 2016
Dr. Paul Smith is a great dr.
February 2016
Dr. Smith is the "GREATEST", I keep reminding him that he can´t leave/retire until I no longer need a doctor.
February 2016
My general health has always been mostly good to excellent, so I fortunately don´t see these folks very often. That said - it´s always been a very good experience when needed.
January 2016
Never enough time! THis was our first meeting - confidence is a relationship!
January 2016
The BEST doctor ever.
January 2016
This was primary care at its finest.