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About Dr. Scott W Smilen
Dr. Scott W Smilen, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY, with other offices in New York, NY and New York, NY . He has 30 years of experience. His specialties include Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Smilen has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Scott W Smilen has the following 3 specialties
- Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
- Gynecologic Oncology
Gynecologic oncologists specialize in cancers that occur in the female reproductive system. This includes ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and endometrial cancer, as well as the less commonly talked about female reproductive cancers like vulvar cancer, vaginal cancer and fallopian tube cancer.
In addition to diagnosing the stage of your cancer and recommending treatment options, they’ll provide care throughout your treatment and help you manage your symptoms. They’ll often work closely with a pathologist and a radiologist to properly diagnose you and determine if your cancer is shrinking or spreading throughout treatment. They’re even trained to administer chemotherapy and to perform surgery to remove cancer when necessary.
- Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Scott W Smilen has the following 10 expertise
- Urinary Incontinence
- Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
- Uterine Prolapse
- Hot Flashes
- Fecal Incontinence
- Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
- Uterine Cervical Dysplasia
Dr. Scott W Smilen has 2 board certified specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
Dr. Scott W Smilen is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Dr. Smilen is one of my favorite doctors -- not only because he's incredibly nice and thorough and unrushed, but also because he really worked with me, surgically and medically, when other UroGYNS had been reluctant to operate due to my young age. I've had two prolapse-repair surgeries with him; both have left me with minimal discomfort and enormous improvements to my quality of life. Staff is lovely and very competent, office is clean, wait is usually 15-20 minutes.
Surprisingly easy to make an appointment for this time of year in Manhattan. Staff was great and very nice, despite my tardiness. Dr. Smilen is very warm and does not strike me at all as a typical burnt-out doctor, as opposed to many other docs I've seen. He explained everything in depth, entertained my "Dr. Google" questions with zero snark, and actually came up with a treatment plan for me. He helped restore a bit of my faith in doctors' commitment to their patients :-)
I will start off by saying that Dr. Smilen himself was wonderful at the one appointment I was able to get with him. I had been referred to him by my regular GYN after some on-going issues and she recommended I see a specialist. The initial appointment was not terribly difficult to book and they were accommodating as I did need to reschedule once (with plenty of notice) as I had to fly out of the country for work. When I got to the office for Dr. Smilen it was a bit chaotic as it appears to be a large practice with many doctors and my wait was about 20 minutes before being seen by the doctor. After my initial consultation and exam he wanted me to stay for some follow up tests, however, already being out of my office for over an hour I told them I would need to reschedule. That was my first mistake as I should have rescheduled then and there but figured best to do via phone (as there was a long line at the front desk). I called Dr. Smilen's office and navigated the lengthy call directly prompts. Finally when I reached the appointments number, I received a voicemail recording and left a voicemail to be called back. Unfortunately, at the time of this call back I was on another work related call that I could not just drop off of and leave. Shortly after I called back and again received the same voicemail recording. Thinking there must be a better way to get in contact with someone there, I tried other prompts on the call directory and even after speaking to a few people they would just direct be back to the voicemail. This happened for a few weeks. During this time I had a lot of personal matters and travel plus my symptoms had started to subside a bit so the appointment wasn't so top of mind. However, recently with the symptoms starting back up again I have been trying for the past 3 weeks to get an appointment. I left another 2 voicemails and requested kindly that they try me either very early in the morning or later in the afternoon/early evening as most of my middays are consumed with conference calls. No response. No call back. Nothing. At this point my mother, who has been a nurse for 40 years and now works to help patients schedule appointments within the same network, was pushing me to find another doctor however I really wanted to try and get this appointment set with Dr. Smilen as one I liked him as a doctor and two I did not want to have to rehash everything and why I was there with a new doctor. I finally am able to get some people on the phone (although at one point was put on hold for 20 minutes and eventually hung up and called back) and when the women responsible for scheduling called me back said the only available appointment was for Oct 19th...over 2 weeks away! When I once again stated how frustrated I was by the lack of response to my calls (it was this woman's voicemail box I was hitting and leaving messages for) there was no attempt to make this better or figure something out. I do hope that Dr. Smilen or NYU see this as this treatment of patients is unacceptable and can easily be managed better.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009, 2010, 2018)
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.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2018)
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.
Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area (2017)
Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ are specialists and primary care physicians who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top physicians in the New York Metro Area who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.
30 Years Experience
New York University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1988
Bellevue Hospital Center
Dr. Scott W Smilen accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Elect Choice EPO
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna NYC Community Plan
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
- CDPHP PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Connecticare Flex Connecticut
- Empire HMO
- Empire PPO
HIP of NY
- Emblem HIP Select PPO
- Healthfirst NY HMO ABCD
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
MVP Health Plan
- MVP Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- Oxford Freedom
- Oxford Liberty
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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