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About Dr. Catherine M Smitas

Dr. Catherine M Smitas, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Schenectady, NY, with another office in Schenectady, NY. She has 16 years of experience. Her specialties include Internal Medicine. Dr. Smitas is affiliated with Ellis Hospital. Dr. Smitas has received 5 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

24 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Catherine M Smitas is Excellent. Dr. Catherine M Smitas has been rated by 24 patients. From those 24 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Catherine M Smitas is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Capital Care Internal Medicine

2546 Balltown Rd Ste 200
Schenectady, NY 12309
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Capital Care Internal Medicine River Road

2125 River Rd Ste 301
Schenectady, NY 12309
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Specialties

Dr. Catherine M Smitas has the following 1 specialty

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    6 Expertise

  • Immunization
  • Physical
  • Check-up
  • Weight Loss
  • Heartburn
  • Vaccination

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Reviews

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Excellent and Thorough Care

I always feel heard when I go to Dr. Smitas. I feel that the physical not only checks the standards you assume with a doctor but also how I'm doing mentally and emotionally. She has connected the dots on some issues I was having and has an excellent rapport with her patients.

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Five Stars

I'm grateful to have an intelligent, diligent, pro-active, no-nonsense, and gracious general practitioner treating me as I continue through the 'golden years'! (The staff is always cooperative and helpful too)

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The best!

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Dr. Smitas. She is kind, caring and compassionate with her patients and always takes her time. I never feel like I am being rushed. I couldn't be more happy!

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awful

i would never go back to her again. she is rude, condescending and does not know what she is doing. she mis diagnosed me. told me i had something life threatening and it ended up being nothing significant. caused me to go to the er, be admitted for something that could have been treated at home. now i am stuck with medical bills because of her stupidity.

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excellent, thorough care from Dr. Smitas and the staff

Very brief wait, very attentive doctor. Staff rushed a prescription to a drugstore while I was traveling over Christmas. Very easy to get an appointment. Emphasis on preventive care. So grateful to be cared for by Dr. Smitas.

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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

    This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2014, 2015)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2016)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2015)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home

    The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients' and providers' experience of care.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Smitas is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    16 Years Experience

  • University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry

    Graduated in 2002

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Catherine M Smitas accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna NYC Community Plan
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP HMO
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
    • CDPHP PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire Blue Priority EPO
    • Empire HMO
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP HMO
    • MVP Preferred PPO
    • MVP Premier Plus HMO Small Groups
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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