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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
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
 
5.0 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.9 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
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
All comments are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Patient comments are displayed in their entirety and patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and privacy. Learn about the comments.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
Dr. Smith is the best! I would not want to go to anyone else.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
He spent far more time than he had in his schedule because I was a work-in. He didn't show the least distress over the rest of his day
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
I have always enjoyed my check up appointments with *Dr. Smith. He is informed, empathetic, and best of all, fun to talk with! I consider him a friend after all these years. Exceptional!
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
*Dr. Paul Smith has been long time provider - Excellent.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
Paul Smith is at the top of the pack. A terrific GP.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
Dr. Smith provides excellent care and is extremely generous with his time. I deeply appreciate his detailed explanations about my medical care and options.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
Excellent!! The most thorough and caring doctor I've had.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
*Dr. Smith is extremely competent. I have relied on his care for many years.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
Pleased.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
Dr. Smith is outstanding and has a genuine concern for my well being. He is an excellent doctor and wonderful person as well. He is thorough, very knowledgeable and easy to talk to.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
Dr. Paul Smith is a superb physican. I've stayed with him for many years.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
Provider is knowledgeable and empathetic - also very clear & direct.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
Sensed a very experienced knowledgeable physician; kind, personable & answered questions about my ______.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
Dr Smith is an outstanding physician. I have been his patient for over twenty years, and he has always provided outstanding advice and care. Best of the best!
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
Dr. Smith is an outstanding physician! I have often recommended him to others.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
Doc is always great! Been seeing him for approximately 35 years.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
*Dr. Paul Smith is the best at what he does.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
Have recommended my care provider to others.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
Dr. Paul Smith an extraordinary doctor. He is professional, caring, and always takes time to explain his treatment approach.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
Excellent doctor!
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
Dr. Paul A Smith is the best! very caring, concerned, takes time to listen and follows up with patients on concerns immediately!
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
Dr Smith is the best
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
Dr. Smith is a wonderful, caring physician. I feel so fortunate to have been assigned his services years ago. He does not stint with the time he spends with me for my yearly exam and/or intermediate "emergency" care needs. I appreciate the advantage of a long-term relationship afforded through the Virginia Mason system and hope to continue seeing Dr. Smith for some time. OK, it's a race between when he will retire vs how long I will live. I guess I should hope that I will outlive his retirement. But then what?
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
Dr. Paul Smith is the best primary doctor in the region.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
I live north of Seattle and I will drive the extra miles to see Dr. Smith. Best internest I have ever been too.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
Dr. Smith is a fabulous PCP. He's always attentive, thorough, listens well, and provides great care.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
I have told Dr. Paul Smith that he can not retire until I no longer need a doctor.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
Paul Smith is simply the best!
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
My appointments with Dr. Smith never feel rushed. He seems genuinely to care about my health and concerns.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
I have been seeing Dr. Smith for 10 yrs? I am fortunate to have found him. Very knowledgeable and tuned well to my situations and questions. I love his style and professionalism
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
Dr. smith always carefully explains medications, potential issues, and courteously and completely answers my questions.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
I am hopeful my care provider Dr. Paul Smith will not retire before I die. I love this doctor.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
I have been seeing Dr. Paul Smith for over 25 years and he is extremely good in my opinion. He is a really good health-coach and I try to follow his advice to the letter and have stayed very healthy as a result.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
treats me with respect
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
The ratings apply to this visit and all the visits I have had over about 20 years with this provider. The ratings were positively influenced by the provider's familiarity with me.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
Dr Paul Smith is a very professional, caring and knowledgeable doctor. He shows his compassion, which is lovely to see in a doctor.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
Paul Smith is a very good physician
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
very good balanced discussion of the pros and cons of tests like PSA
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2019
*Dr. Smith has been my primary care doctor for a long time. He is exceptional in every way - combines expertise with compassion - he lacks nothing - a perfect clinician.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2019
I have seen *Dr. Smith for a number of years - he is simply the best!
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2019
During my annual physical, *Dr. Paul Smith has always done an exceptional job of explaining the causes of my medical problems and the pros & cons of the options for addressing them. Also he advised me on the easiest & most economical way to get my prescriptions filled.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2019
Always a delight and respectful and thorough; also straight shooter... just tells me how it is... no icing needed but still respectful!!!