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About Dr. Darvin Smith
Dr. Darvin Smith, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Redwood City, CA, with another office in Redwood City, CA. He has 25 years of experience. His specialties include Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Smith is affiliated with KP Redwood City Medical Center, Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Richmond and Redwood City Medical Center. Dr. Smith has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Darvin Smith has the following 2 specialties
- Infectious Disease
An infectious disease specialist has specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of contagious diseases.
Infectious diseases, also known as contagious or transmissible diseases, are those that stem from pathogen from a host organism. These infections may spread to other carriers through physical touch, airborne inhalation, bodily fluids or contaminated foods.
Infectious disease specialists identify whether the disease is caused by bacteria, a virus, a fungus or a parasite often through blood tests and then determine what course of treatment, if any, is necessary.
- 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.
Dr. Darvin Smith has the following 8 expertise
- AIDS/HIV (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
- HIV Infections
- Hepatitis C
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV/AIDS)
Dr. Darvin Smith has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Darvin Smith is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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I saw Dr. Smith a few months back for Lyme. He seemed genuinely involved in finding me a diagnosis for the myriad of symptoms. I went in with complete confidence that I had Lyme. After he declared my tests were negative and that I did not have Lyme, he disposed of me as a patient. I found myself practically begging, which later turned into defeated demanding, for more tests to be run. I was knocking at every department door at Kaiser and no one provided efficient medical treatment or for that matter, knowledge in their field. I had obvious co-infections including staph and candida along with every symptom ever listed under the long array of Lyme characteristics except for the rash but only because the rash and flu has subsided by the time Kaiser stopped dragging their heels and got me an appointment. So...Not only did he not run the correct tests, or offer a follow up, he defended his reasonings by explaining humans are full of bacteria as if having my body shut down and my life falling apart by poor health was a completely acceptable normal thing. He ignored the urgency of my symptoms. Obvious symptoms which had put me out of work, mutilated my appearance and caused me to drop 20 pounds in one month. He offered zero follow up and the negligence caused me to have to go out of network and pay out of pocket for a real infectious disease specialist who actually does their job and orders the correct tests. I've look up this man's background, even read up on a couple of his studies) and there is not a single chance he couldn't figure out a diagnosis. I have been diagnosed with Lyme Disease and an immunodeficiency virus (in case Kaiser reads this, I want them to keep guessing which tests they didn't order or their pathology lab faked.) and I'm still waiting for labs to come back to make sure I don't have blood poisoning from the co-infections which Scott also dismissed. If you care about your health or the health of your loved ones, and autoimmune/immune deficiency symptoms are obvious to the naked eye, don't waste your time with this one...actually, all of Kaiser. I only call things out that I can see. And from what I can see, Dr. Scott Smith doesn't care if I live or die and is a sham. If you meet with him, don't be fooled by his charismatic and empathetic presentation, it's all an act. He'll end up manipulating your concerns until you start to question whether or not you've been manifesting your symptoms all along. Dear, Dr. Scott, may karma find the hand who serves.
Patients' Choice Award (2014)
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 (2014)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)
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.
Dr. Smith is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
KP Redwood City Medical Center
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Richmond
Redwood City Medical Center
Kaiser Redwood City
Richmond Medical Center
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Redwood City
Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical Center
25 Years Experience
University Of Colorado School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1992
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