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About Dr. Jack R Smardo

Dr. Jack R Smardo, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Grand Junction, CO. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Hospitalist and Internal Medicine. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

2 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Jack R Smardo is Bad. Dr. Jack R Smardo has been rated by 2 patients. From those 2 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Jack R Smardo is 1.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

St Marys Medical Center Scl Health

2635 N 7th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
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Specialties

Dr. Jack R Smardo has the following 2 specialties

  • Hospitalist

    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.

  • 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Jack R Smardo has the following 4 expertise

  • Chest Pain
  • Meningitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Dr. Jack R Smardo has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. Jack R Smardo is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Dumbfounded

Some background: My 74 year old mother-in-law had been ill for a few weeks (cold-like symptoms) and is a 30+ year diabetic. After an ER visit a couple weeks ago at Colorado Canyons in Fruita, they admitted her for a pneumonia diagnosis. She spent 4 days there, and was released prior to Christmas. At home she was not getting any better and unable to regain strength, so after a week at home she was readmitted to back into Colorado Canyons Hospital, and put into a "swing bed" for rehab and assisted recovery. On New Years day, Colorado Canyons transferred to St. Mary's, as her kidneys were reaching a life threatening failure stage. St. Mary's gave her 2 dialysis treatments during her first 24 hours there. Although she is 74 and her kidneys have been worsening in the last few years, I can't believe what Dr. Smardo said upon visiting her and speaking to her about advanced directive information. He told her that if she was his family member, he would let her die!!! That she was that ill. What doctor says that to their patient? This negatively and extremely upset my MIL, which was not necessary. A nurse did overhear him and they were to report him to the head nurse, so I hope that was done and I'll be contacting the hospital's patient advocate to file a complaint. I just wanted to share this experience and hopefully whomever is reading this does not have a similar experience.

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Dumbfounded

Some background: My 74 year old mother-in-law had been ill for a few weeks (cold-like symptoms) and is a 30+ year diabetic. After an ER visit a couple weeks ago at Colorado Canyons in Fruita, they admitted her for a pneumonia diagnosis. She spent 4 days there, and was released prior to Christmas. At home she was not getting any better and unable to regain strength, so after a week at home she was readmitted to back into Colorado Canyons Hospital, and put into a "swing bed" for rehab and assisted recovery. On New Years day, Colorado Canyons transferred to St. Mary's, as her kidneys were reaching a life threatening failure stage. St. Mary's gave her 2 dialysis treatments during her first 24 hours there. Although she is 74 and her kidneys have been worsening in the last few years, I can't believe what Dr. Smardo said upon visiting her and speaking to her about advanced directive information. He told her that if she was his family member, he would let her die!!! That she was that ill. What doctor says that to their patient? This negatively and extremely upset my MIL, which was not necessary. A nurse did overhear him and they were to report him to the head nurse, so I hope that was done and I'll be contacting the hospital's patient advocate to file a complaint. I just wanted to share this experience and hopefully whomever is reading this does not have a similar experience.

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  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Jack R Smardo accepts the following insurance providers.

  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

St Marys Medical Center Scl Health, 2635 N 7th St, Grand Junction, CO
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