Beth Smith, DO

Primary Care
My Specialties: Internal Medicine,
My Areas of Focus: Orthopedic and Sports Injuries
Languages:
Gender: Female
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

4.9 out of 5    193 Ratings    88 Comments

Where I see patients

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503-413-3414

Legacy Medical Group-Northeast

300 N. Graham St., Suite 200
Portland, OR 97227
503-413-4134
Education:
Masters: Oregon Health and Science University
Post Graduate Certificate: Oregon Health and Science University
Post Graduate Certificate: Stanford Education Curriculum
Post Graduate Certificate: Stanford Education Curriculum
Doctorate: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Bachelor of Science: Physical Therapy, McMaster University, Mohawk College
Bachelor of Science: University of Toronto
Training: Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. smith earned her medical degree from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, Calif. She completed her residency in internal medicine and a master's degree in clinical research at Oregon Health & Sciences University. Before attending medical school, she worked as a physical therapist. She is interested in health promotion, sports medicine and orthopedics.
Year I Started Practice: 2005
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

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4.9 out of 5     193 Ratings     88 Comments

Jun 17, 2019
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very thorough. kind and empathic.

Jun 11, 2019
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A healthful diet, wholesome foods, are positive contributions to a healthy condition, to be found in mind, body, & spirit. Freedom from physical disease or pain, (office) courtesy excellent.

May 30, 2019
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part of problem her not knowing me. Have been through alot of medical issues in last 3 years. First visit to her.

May 30, 2019
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wait time in lobby was short, which is great, but once I got into the room, I waited probably another 20-30 mins before I saw the doctor. Otherwise, it was a good visit.

May 29, 2019
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I was very well taken care of by Dr. Smith.

May 28, 2019
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I had a wonderful experience with the staff and the provider for a first time appointment

May 22, 2019
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good, got right in and saw MD for a sinus problem; handled right away.

May 22, 2019
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I had no bad experiences

May 15, 2019
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Dr. Smith in extremely knowledgeable, and has a diverse medical background which informs her practice, and benefits me as a patient. She is kind, thoughtful and listens patiently to questions and concerns. She does a lot of teaching and educating to help me make wiser choices. I trust her and appreciate the care and motivation she provides to help me make needed changes. She is the best provider I have ever had!!!!!!

May 10, 2019
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Everyone was very helpful and professional

May 7, 2019
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I love Dr Smith. She is the best doc I have ever had.

May 6, 2019
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good

May 3, 2019
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Got in to see doctor real quick. PT she prescribed was a 3 week wait.

May 3, 2019
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Dr. M E Smith is my primary care provider and she is thoughtful and thorough.

May 3, 2019
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Only comment of note. When MA called me from reception area, I had to ask her what her name was and she did not confirm my date of birth when taking vitals.

Apr 30, 2019
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Dr. Smith was wonderful! This was my first appointment with her and I was so impressed with how thoroughly she reviewed my medical history without seeming rushed. She reviewed a chronic symptom of mine, thought about it carefully, and offered a new perspective on how to manage- and I think she was right as I am now much improved. I highly recommend her!

Apr 29, 2019
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Dr. Smith is an excellent physician.

Apr 24, 2019
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Very good visit. Dr. was very concerned about a couple of medical issues and has ordered some additional tests for me to follow up with.

Apr 16, 2019
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Waited very long to be seen. Abnormally low blood pressure read by nurse who said she would follow up with doctor to re-read or not but never did. Doctor rushed me out very fast. Did not call to share x-ray results though said she would.

Apr 12, 2019
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Dr. Smith is amazing! She not only took the time to learn about my health history, she also spent a considerable amount of time learning about my life, my family, and where I come from. This really touched me and I appreciate providers that get invested holistically in the lives of their patients!

Apr 8, 2019
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Everything went fine until I noticed she was checking me for medication abuse. I am on a rather high opioid dose but my pain management doctor handles that and I DO NOT mishandled my medication. This was enough to not want to come back for my other health concerns.

Apr 8, 2019
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Very nice doctor.

Apr 5, 2019
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I am very fond of Dr. Smith and will retain her as my PCP as long as I am able.

Mar 29, 2019
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Dr. Smith was great. This was my first time at her clinic. She addressed all my concerns and helped me get everything I needed to transfer my care here, in regards to referrals, prescriptions, and follow-up visits. She took into account my whole health and well-being, and gave me specific, manageable goals to work on until I see her again in a month. It is scary changing doctors and entrusting someone new with your most personal vulnerabilities, but Dr. Smith made the process easy and painless. The rest of the staff was great too.

Mar 27, 2019
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Dr. Smith was easy to talk to, knowledgeable, resourceful, and attentive. She took her time explaining things for me and answering my questions. I would definitely recommend her to friends and family.

Mar 27, 2019
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the person who gave the appointment wrote down the wrong date so [name deleted] had to see a different doctor. He liked her very much and wished she could be his regular doctor. She was very helpful and caring.

Mar 21, 2019
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Dr Smith is awesome! She listens to my concerns and always takes the time needed for my visit. Also, there is a African American male who works at the front desk who is always great. He usually checks me in and is always very professional and friendly. I'm sorry I don't know his name.

Mar 20, 2019
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I love this Dr so much I followed her over from OHSU. excellent communication, explained so clear and gives great follow up notes and uses my digital health chart to communicate

Mar 19, 2019
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This was a first appointment to establish care. So far, I very much like Dr. Smith.

Mar 19, 2019
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My doctor of 30 years recently retired and so I was in the position to find a new doctor which seemed overwhelming. I met with Dr. Smith for the first time today and she was really great! She was extremely thorough, nice and patient. I have good feelings about this doctor for my healthcare needs.

Mar 15, 2019
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My entire experience was excellent- could not have been better. Dr Smith is very caring, compassionate, thorough, genuine, knowledgeable, encouraging, and personable. I moved to Portland a couple of years ago and have been on the hunt for a PCP with these qualities: I am pleased to say I have finally found my new PCP! She is awesome!

Mar 13, 2019
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Dr. Smith has the depth and breadth of medical knowledge that I want from my primary care physician. She is empathetic, an excellent listener and makes me feel like we're partners in my health. I'm very lucky to have her as my doctor.

Mar 4, 2019
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I felt like Dr. Smith didn't always listen to me regarding my experiences. I felt like I was being told what to do without being heard first regarding why I ended up in my situation in the first place. It made me not want to come back. There's a difference between giving people information and telling them how to live their lives.

Feb 28, 2019
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This was my first visit with Dr Smith since switching insurance. She was attentive, supportive and provided me with plenty of information and medical advice for the health issues I brought up with her. I am really looking forward to seeing her again!

Feb 26, 2019
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after visit summary helpful

Feb 20, 2019
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Dont expect patients to fill out paperwork specifically health histories if the patient has seen a legacy provider before. my history is already in the system.

Feb 20, 2019
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Dr Smith was Great and I would love to have her for my Doctor , however it's a long travel and would like her recommendations for someone closer to my home [location deleted] area . If you cant I guess I could travel but would be hard with gas and traffic .

Feb 19, 2019
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Beth Smith is a treasure. Her ability to deal with sports and active life related issues with competence in addition to being an excellent internist and diagnostician and a compassionate and caring physician is unique in my experience. I am myself a recently retired internist/hematologist and I feel fortunate to have her as my internist.

Feb 18, 2019
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Dr. Beth Smith was very kind & thoughtful I appreciated her help very much & I had never seen her before.

Feb 18, 2019
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I had a very good visit

Feb 18, 2019
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I appreciate that Dr. Smith took the time to answer my questions about my health concerns and provide good feedback. I got the sense she really wants to help me reach my health goals.

Feb 15, 2019
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This was my first visit with Beth Smith, she was competent and professional and pleasant.

Feb 14, 2019
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Dr. Smith seems very rushed these days. She's a little over scheduled it appears.

Feb 12, 2019
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Our visit went smoothly, Dr. Smith was knowledgeable and helpful, and I received all the information and help I asked for.

Feb 11, 2019
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Everything was good!

Feb 11, 2019
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I enjoyed meeting my new doctor

Feb 5, 2019
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Dr. Smith is the best doctor I have ever had. I feel so fortunate to be u der her care.

Feb 5, 2019
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Experience was great. I am really pleased that Dr. Smith is my primary physician

Jan 24, 2019
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Wait times for appointments are becoming longer - can take 2-3 weeks now. I'm concerned she is getting overburdened.

Jan 23, 2019
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Very good visit

Jan 18, 2019
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Dr Smith is a wonderful provider, she is professional & personable always, I know she really cares about me & my health.

Jan 11, 2019
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Dr. Beth Smith is a top notch doctor. She is the best doctor I have ever visited.

Dec 7, 2018
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all good

Nov 13, 2018
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it was a good visit. My only issue currently is getting a refill for my BP meds that were originally ordered by another health care provider.

Oct 31, 2018
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Sometimes it takes too long to be seen.

Oct 30, 2018
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I like this provider very much. She is always up beat and smiles a lot.

Oct 30, 2018
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Office was very busy so I waited in the exam room longer than usual. I was told both times there would be a short wait. Dr. Smith is very personable and listens extremely well.

Oct 3, 2018
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I am a new patient so this survey is not really conductive to how we will connect. she is trying to help me with back issues. she is sending me to therphy etc. pain mgt.. class I have been to these before and nothing gets better. now doctors are all scared with the drug addiction going on. therefore she is reducing my pain meds. pills are just bandages same as thereby and the classes. so now I must spend my few remaining years in pain. Why? how does that help me to cope and live the rest of my life in relative comfort. stop taking pain meds away from the elderly if needed. my family is upset and wants a conference to see I am not in anymore pain than need be.

Oct 2, 2018
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Dr Smith listened carefully to my concerns and my knowledge of my own medical history. We made a treatment plan together. my PCP is mostly in administration now and scheduling with her is a challenge, but I happily changed my PCP to Dr Smith.

Oct 2, 2018
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she could have been more understand about my weight problem and been more willing to help me find something to lose the weight and since I have tried to lose and have a hard time with it.

Oct 1, 2018
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Dr Beth Smith is great! She is patient and thorough, and takes as much time as she needs to address all of my concerns.

Sep 28, 2018
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It was my annual Medicare Wellness appointment and was a very helpful visit. I have a good relationship with my doctor.

Sep 18, 2018
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This was my first visit with Dr. Smith as I have just moved from out of state. I was not looking forward to finding a new doctor. plain and simple, after an exhaustive search, I hit the jackpot with her. She was understanding about my reservations and super engaged in listening to my health concerns and goals going forward, even giving me some strategies on how to move forward. I am extremely relieved to have found her.

Sep 17, 2018
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I received more than enough time. very courteous.

Sep 14, 2018
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Just wanted to comment that I had my blood drawn by a technician [details deleted to protect privacy]. This young man was absolutely the most fantastic person that has ever drawn my blood. this is the first time ever that I did not feel a thing, he was quick, and amazing. I even questioned if he had actually drawn my blood because I always shut my eyes. He had a marvelous sense of humor and was just the most amazing person.

Sep 13, 2018
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Punctual and thoughtful service

Sep 7, 2018
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I truly love Doctor Smith. She is great with me and I trust her. I'm not easy because I avoid western medicine. She is great working with me on that. I really like the Legacy System.

Sep 5, 2018
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[details deleted to protect privacy] I found Dr Smith/Nurse Amy/ Phone-Tanya very caring and helpful with my condition. Dr. Smith was very thorough and examined my [detail deleted] issue with questions. she made me feel at ease upon my departure.thank you Dr. Smith!

Sep 4, 2018
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Dr. smith is very professional and thorough. I would highly recommend her.

Sep 4, 2018
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This was my first visit with Dr. Smith and I felt very comfortable with her. I had quite a few questions and she thoroughly answered them all. She spent time asking about family history and what my hobbies were. I have never had a doctor ask me what my hobbies and interests were and I like that Dr. Smith wanted to know because it gives her some insight into my life style in terms of if I exercise, get outdoors or am sedentary, etc. I am definitely keeping Dr. Smith as my primary care physician.

Aug 30, 2018
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wonderful experience. new patient. very pleased.

Aug 27, 2018
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The exam was very comprehensive and I received sound advice. I'm very happy with Dr. Smith. She's straight forward and friendly.

Aug 24, 2018
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Dr. Marian Smith is precisely what anyone could hope for in a healthcare professional. Her scope of knowledge is broad having had experience as a PT and training in ortho and osteopathy. Her style is learned and compassionate. I have extreme "white coat anxiety" and will avoid medical offices as much as possible. Dr. Smith puts e at ease. She respects MY knowledge of my body and treats me as a partner in it's care, acting as if I am smart enough to understand. And I do. She explains everything. She wants to know who I am as a person and my lifestyle to best direct care to enhance it. She has a sense of humor, always smiles and never scolds. I consider myself very fortunate to have found her.

Aug 20, 2018
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I was frustrated that my appt was at 7:45 and wasn't seen till almost 8:15. I was her first appointment of the day. I schedule these so I can get right to work.

Aug 15, 2018
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Dr. Smith provided excellent advice to further my personal health. She is personable & very easy to talk with.

Aug 13, 2018
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Dr. Smith is an amazing woman who listens, explains, has great compassion and understanding. She has talked to me about my use of Lorazepam. She was very tactful and thoughtful, but I knew she was sincere. I wasn't taking very much, but I was happy to tell her that she was a huge inspiration and I was able to stop without a problem. Have not had any for months and don't miss it!!! Kudos to Dr. Smith!!

Aug 13, 2018
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Dr. Smith is thorough and cares about her patients.

Aug 9, 2018
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Dr. Smith was very thorough and professional. I would recommend her to friends and family.

Aug 7, 2018
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My regular doctor does not give the cortisone shots any more so I see Dr. Smith (in same office) for those when I get bursitis. This visit was for a shot. She is very good at these and searches out the sort points, then really is accurate with the needle to get those. I appreciate her very much and I appreciate Dr. Urbach for making sure I get the best care.

Aug 6, 2018
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Fast efficient quality customer service

Aug 2, 2018
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good experience

Aug 2, 2018
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Great visit! received excellent care and medical advice.

Aug 1, 2018
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Dr.Smith as usual listens carefully to my issues and her whole approach shows her real concern for my wellbeing and good health.

Jul 31, 2018
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my regular doctor Tewfik was out of town so I saw Dr Smith. she was wonderful. friendly and listened to all my questions.

Jul 31, 2018
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No bad experience at all on my FIRST visit. It was very pleasing and I hope it will stay that way because I left the other clinic due to lack of attention and respect from the staff (specially the front desk) and not so much the doctors.

Jul 31, 2018
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very good experience with meeting Dr Smith She took her time with office visit explained after giving symptoms what she suspected was wrong [details deleted to protect privacy]. I would like to give Kudos to The Float Medical Assistant Annie? she took me to the lab in wheelchair and escorted me to my vehicle we took a long time but had a smile and never gave an impression that she had to be back at clinic I appreciate that and thank her for that

Jul 27, 2018
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Dr. Smith was great with. She listened to my concerns, demonstrated patience with me, as I had not been seen by a doctor in many years. She helped with my immediate issue and was great when I saw her for a check up. I am pleased to say she is my primary care provider. thank you

Jul 24, 2018
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my experience r always good at this provider office, the entire staff is awesome I'm grateful to have them on my team
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