AboutDr. David Smith, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Medford, OR, with other offices in Sylva, NC and Hermiston, OR (and 2 other locations). He has 13 years of experience. His specialties include Hospitalist, General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Harris Regional Hospital, Providence Medford Medical Center and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. David Smith has the following 3 specialties
Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in the care of patients in the hospital. The majority of hospitalists are board-certified internists and have completed the same training as other internal medicine doctors including medical school, residency and board certification examination.
Hospitalist activities include patient care, teaching, research, and leadership related to hospital care. They have more expertise in caring for complicated hospitalized patients on a daily basis since, unlike other specialists or primary care doctors, they spend most of their day in the hospital.
They often coordinate the care of their patients and act as the central point of communication among the different doctors and nurses involved in the patient's care. They are also the main physician for family members to contact for updates on a loved one.
- General Surgery
A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.
- Thoracic Surgery
If you need surgery to treat a complication in your chest, which includes your lungs, esophagus, diaphragm and heart, your doctor will refer you to a thoracic surgeon. They’re trained to offer surgical treatment for tumors and abnormalities in these areas as well as respiratory and heart conditions like lung cancer, heart disease and diseases in the diaphragm.
Thoracic surgeons are similar to heart surgeons, except they have additional training in the entire cardiorespiratory system and in how your blood vessels work with your lungs and airways. They’re also trained on catheters used in the chest, as well as cardiac and respiratory support systems that might be part of your treatment plan.
- Chest Pain
- Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Dr. Smith is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Harris Regional Hospital
68 Hospital Rd
Sylva, NC 28779
Providence Medford Medical Center
1111 Crater Lake Ave
Medford, OR 97504
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
5555 W Thunderbird Rd
Glendale, AZ 85306
John C Lincoln Hospital - North Mountain
250 E Dunlap Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85020
18701 N 67th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308
- Hualapai Mountain Medical Center
Kingman Regional Medical Center
3269 N Stockton Hill Rd
Kingman, AZ 86409
- Dominican Hospital
13 Years Experience
Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2001