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About Dr. Michael C Smith

Dr. Michael C Smith, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chicago, IL. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Smith has received 9 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

43 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Michael C Smith is Great. Dr. Michael C Smith has been rated by 43 patients. From those 43 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Michael C Smith is 4.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Rush University Med Center Neurological Program

1725 W Harrison St Ste 1118
Chicago, IL 60612
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Specialties

Dr. Michael C Smith has the following 2 specialties

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Expertise

    11 Expertise

  • Landau-Kleffner Syndrome
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Migraine Disorder
  • Electromyography
  • Stroke
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Headache

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Reviews

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Five Stars

Very good doctor

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Five Stars

Dr, Smith was thorough in the examination, review of chart information His explanations are clear and he spent time making sure to completely answer all my questions.

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Overworked and over rated

Dr. Smith has poor bedside manners and is always half asleep during appointments. Do not recommend--a pessimist who gives no suggestions, even if your seizures are not under control. I have been seeing him for a long time and grown more disappointed, i.e. time to find a new epilepsy doctor.

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Five Stars

I have had epilepsy since 4th grade and went to Dr. Smith in high school when my seizures became more frequent (1 every 3 months). Since his appointments, I have only had 2 seizures compared to my normal 10-11 gran mal, without the staff and this doctor, I would be without a license and wouldn't be able to live independently. Great Doctor, best bedside manner, and incredibly knowledgeable. If you have epilepsy, schedule an appointment asap, you won't be sorry. TRUST ME, this is someone speaking with experience!

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April

We drive from Washington D.C. to see Dr Smith and have no problem doing it. He is awesome with our daughter and if not for him I'm not sure if she would be as well as she is today. I would definatly refer anyone looking for a Dr that is great with children, very thorough, and a wonderful bedside manner to him. If I could give him and his nurse more than four stars I would .

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  • Awards

    9 Awards

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2016, 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.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2016, 2009, 2015, 2008, 2013, 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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

    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.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State

    Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2016)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood

    Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University Medical Center

    Graduated in 1979

  • Rush Presbyterian St Lukes Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Michael C Smith accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • PriorityHealth
    • PriorityHealth Priority PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Rush University Med Center Neurological Program, 1725 W Harrison St Ste 1118, Chicago, IL

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