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About Dr. Robert P Smith Jr
Dr. Robert P Smith Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Portland, ME. He has 43 years of experience. His specialties include Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Maine Medical Center. Dr. Smith has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Robert P Smith Jr 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. Robert P Smith Jr has the following 8 expertise
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV/AIDS)
- Lyme Disease
- AIDS/HIV (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
- Hepatitis C
Dr. Robert P Smith Jr has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Robert P Smith Jr is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Went to see Dr. Smith after being diagnosed with Lyme by my PCP. I guess Dr. Smith is the top Lyme expert for the state of Maine. He seems to listen and has a good bedside manner; however, I left feeling really confused about my diagnosis. He diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia after running just a few labs. It is my understanding that Fibromyalgia is a "rule out" diagnosis, meaning that you need to rule out many other connective tissue diseases that have clear supporting labs and symptoms before you give a patient this diagnosis. His treatment plan consisted of suggesting that I lose weight (my BMI is barely overweight), meditate, and take Ibuprofen. All helpful suggestions, but I was left in more pain than a few Ibuprofen can treat. Since seeing Dr. Smith, a second doctor, in addition to my PCP, has diagnosed me with Chronic Lyme. I get the impression that Dr. Smith is not compliant with The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) standards. Not very thorough in my opinion.
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On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 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.
Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2015)
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.
Dr. Smith is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
43 Years Experience
Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1975
Dr. Robert P Smith Jr accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem Blue Choice PPO - ME
- Anthem HMO Maine
- Anthem Pathway - ME
- Anthem Pathway Enhanced - ME
- Anthem Pathway X Enhanced/Ind Guided Access ME
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsIntermed, 84 Marginal Way, Portland, ME
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