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A patient who verified they visited Dr. Rachael Smith - Posted on October 25th, 2017
I had an MRI which showed 2 herniated neck discs and severe pain in right arm and loss of use of my hand. She immediately zeroed in with electricity test and a type of ultra sound and diagnosed the pain was from a pinched ulnar nerve in my elbow and severe carpal tunnel. I was operated on and am recovering amazingly well. She is empathetic, listens to the patient even though her instincts are way ahead. She saved my arm, my dominant hand and my profession as an artist for 50 years.
A patient who verified they visited Dr. Rachael Smith - Posted on December 13th, 2016
A review by a patient that verified they have visited Dr. Rachael Smith - Posted on November 30th, 2015
Patience & Empathy
A patient who verified they visited Dr. Rachael Smith - Posted on May 25th, 2015
Dr. Smith is patient and empathetic to the pain you are experiencing. When doing a procedure (I've had a variety performed by her) she explains everything she is doing. Her knowledge of other potential diagnosis outside her specialty is impressive as is the calm, smooth manner in which she speaks and conducts herself during procedures. There is one thing you should know, immediate treatment and pain relief should not be expected. You need to work in conjunction with pain management but she is quick to schedule injections whenever possible. I wouldn't trust anyone except Dr. Smith to insert a needle between my vertebrae!
A review by a patient that verified they have visited Dr. Rachael Smith - Posted on December 2nd, 2014
My first visit was a nightmare the doctor was very rude poor bedside manor dismissed my pain issues had no regards to how I was feeling just briefly saw me and said to follow up with another appointment ...aaaahh no never did I return or will I ever recommend this doc to anyone. . Just rude!!
Don't understand the negative reviews
A patient who verified they visited Dr. Rachael Smith - Posted on June 25th, 2013
I have been seeing Dr. Smith for approximately 1 1/2 years. She is very knowledgeable, and has been able to relieve my pain, something that no other Dr or specialist has been able to do. I think part of the problem is that she is not a "pill pusher" and most people who see a pain specialist just wants the drugs. I would recommend Dr. Smith to anyone who wants pain relief, but if you just want drugs go elsewhere. She is not a "Drug Dealer".
Went in with high hopes, walked out wishing i hadnt wasted my time
Self-verified patient of Dr. Rachael Smith - Posted on January 18th, 2013
After waiting 20 minutes after my appointment time. Dr Smith came in, and within 5 minutes she had decided that my years worth of a chart and tests meant nothing. That i just needed to live with my pain. And at 29 "its normal" to feel that way day in and day out. Im not sure if she was having a bad day. Or if i somehow rubbed her the wrong way. Her bedside mannor was awful. This was my first visit with her she took no time to understand my problems. and went as far as to tell me"i had no injuries" Worst experience I've had in my over a year long quest to relieve my pain and find out whats wrong with my body. Would not recommend her to anyone!
after referral review records and shredded w/o calling me!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Rachael Smith - Posted on July 23rd, 2012
Was referred to them by my neuro surgeon - Dr Smith apparently reviewed his "orders" and decided not to follow and shredded my records. Meanwhile - I wait a week for them to schedule me - I called them to find out my records were shredded and they DID NOT BOTHER TO CALL - THIS OFFICE IS UNPROFESSIONAL GROUP - AVOID THIS PRACTICE
Smart and uncaring
Self-verified patient of Dr. Rachael Smith - Posted on January 25th, 2012
She is an able diagnostician. She is defensive, quarrelsome and impatient. She is prickly and a very poor communicator. I could not recommend her services in good conscience to anyone.
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A review by a patient that verified they have visited Dr. Rachael Smith - Posted on November 12th, 2017
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