Dr. Lonnie Smucker MD Patient Reviews

  • Family Medicine Portland, OR

Overall Rating

4.2
  • 5 patient ratings
  • 2 comments

Last 12 months:

1.0 (-3.2)

5 Patient Reviews

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  • Friendly Staff
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  • Wait Time 17.5 minutes
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  • Spends Time With Patients
  • Bedside Manner
  • Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
  • Easy Appointments

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1.0 of 5
July 14th, 2017
Always felt rushed, misdiagnosed due to overlooking obvious symptoms, would not recommend
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10 minutes
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Dr. Smucker was the first physician I saw after moving to Portland. Unfortunately, I wouldn't recommend him to anyone. My husband and I both felt very rushed at our appointments, and it never seemed as though he took our complaints very seriously. To make matters worse, after seeing another doctor, I now know that he misdiagnosed me in a way I think was very negligent, and most likely occurred because he never took the time to truly listen to a full list of my symptoms without jumping in halfway through with the diagnosis he'd already decided on. I'd been suffering from stomach upset, pain, and digestive issues since before I moved here. Dr. Smucker diagnosed me with IBS, and told me to take Citrucel. He never ordered a blood test, or bothered to look at my previous records, or he would have noticed that I had gradually worsening anemia--a symptom of what I actually had, which was a bleeding ulcer. Even worse, when I saw him because I was concerned I was taking too much Excedrin for my headaches, he told me to continue taking the pills as long as they were working for me, even knowing that I had ongoing stomach issues. My ulcer was most likely caused by NSAIDs, and Excedrin contains aspirin (an NSAID), so his medical advice probably made my condition worse. The next doctor I saw (Heather Pfeiffer FNP) immediately ordered a blood test, put me on Prilosec, and diagnosed me with an ulcer with no problem. After a month of treatment from her, my symptoms have almost completely disappeared, whereas under Dr. Smucker I suffered unnecessarily for a year, believing I had a condition like IBS that was never going to go away. I would not, under any circumstances or for any reason, recommend Dr. Smucker's medical care to anyone; it's entirely possible his care may even make your condition worse, as it did for me. There are many good doctors in Portland that will take the time to listen to you and diagnose you properly. Find one of them, because Dr. Smucker is not one.
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5.0 of 5
September 11th, 2009
No longer at Providence
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Dr. Smucker was a very good pediatrician. He explained vaccines to me and wasn't pushy about them. He was very gentle and easy with my kids which I liked. Unfortunately, he is no longer with the practice and I'm not sure if he's moved somewhere else or not.
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5.0 of 5
April 22nd, 2016
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5 minutes
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5.0 of 5
December 15th, 2011
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15.0 minutes
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5.0 of 5
October 19th, 2009
Wait time
40.0 minutes
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