Dr. Eric Smith

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Belleville, Ontario Map External Link
Gender:M
Specialty:Family / G.P.
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Profile updated 14/05/10    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 3.4 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 14 reviews. Dr. Eric Smith has a fair overall rating on RateMDs.com. neutral

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Family / G.P.-related: general practice, general care, family medicine, family practice, primary care
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RID: 2569414
25/02/13 2 2 1 1 took him as family doctor , at first he was great but quickly going down hill , i am having major problems that he has no interest in helping with, he has never examined me but will recommend therapy after he has said that he has no idea what the problem is . no interest in a follow-up to check on progress , forgetful , almost impossible to get a referral to see a specialist , i am at the point where i need to tell him what i want , currently looking for new Doctor before something happens and i really need one , i do not trust him to have my best interests in mind .  Respond
RID: 2523822
07/01/13 4 3 5 5 Dr.Smith is a wonderful doctor in my opinion. I have been able to get appointments for myself and two children on short notice. I think it's fantastic that he sets aside walk in times for his patients. I have always left his office feeling well cared for. He is often running behind, however, I don't mind waiting a little longer, he often squeezes me in and I am sure he does it for others as well. When the office first opened up it was impossible to get a hold of anyone on the phone. I would call for two days straight to get through but it seems to be much better now.  Respond
RID: 2421195
10/09/12 4 4 5 5 Dr Smith is awesome, he knows his stuff is straight to he point. There is no nonsenese wth this Doctor.  Respond
RID: 1579429
04/11/11 4 4 5 5 Very caring and listens well. Tries hard to work with the patient.  Respond
RID: 1544520
22/09/11 4 4 2 2 Moved to Ontario. Had no choice but take him on. Major migraine problem which affects work severely. Needed to be accommodated at work. Without doing a full physical, and without requesting my records from Edmonton, he used only information I verbally provided. I told him I couldn't remember all the medications that I had tried. Without having adequate information, he wrote a letter to my employer stating that "we are running out of options". The man tried nothing to help me, and has now affected my work situation causing me extra stress. I requested to be referred to a neurologist. This he did for me. Just 2 days ago, he phoned me to tell me X-rays showed I had a severe case of arthritis in my lower spine. Stated there was nothing I could do about it. I had to go on-line to get the information that he should have provided. It is difficult to ask the right questions when you don't know anything about the ailment.  Respond
RID: 1533567
09/09/11 2 3 2 3 Nice at the beginning but then after a while turns against you and insinuates that you have mental problems. Getting him to refer you to a real specialist or get tests done is impossible. A doctor in a local after-hour clinic was way better than him at identifying and helping me address issues.  Respond
RID: 1336249
14/01/11 3 2 5 4 Dr Smith is nice and polite and makes you feel very comfortable with him. I have seen him numerous times over the last two years and he always makes sure we test everything possible and does not leave room for mistakes. I appreciate a doctor who does not say it won't happen to you because you aren't in the "risk" catagory. He takes all concerns seriously. Yes I agree the wait times are very long and at times he does seem distracted but I think this is understandable given his patient load.  Respond
RID: 1317180
18/12/10 3 2 4 4 I have been a patient of his for nearly 2 years. I haven't had to go very many times to see him but the times I have, I would say he is a kind and caring doctor. I can't say I like waiting an hour and half for my appointment, or being treated as unimportant by his phone staff though. Overall, I am happy to have a family doctor for myself and my children and I would reccommend his services to my friends and family without thinking twice.  Respond
RID: 1281157
27/10/10 4 4 4 4 Seems like a nice man but it is hard to get in to see him but that is what happends when you have alot of patience and our town is short on doctors  Respond
RID: 1273807
18/10/10 5 4 5 5 I have had a few visits with this doc both for myself and my children. Was very polite and courteous with my children and went above an beyond for myself in speaking with me on the phone, fitting me in immediately and staying after hours to see me for an urgent matter.  Respond
RID: 1229643
16/08/10 5 5 5 5 excellent doctor...takes time to listen to your problem, shows concern and gets the job dons..tests, referals, etc.  Respond
RID: 1215284
25/07/10 2 2 2 2 I've only been twice so far, both times with my kids, so he seemed ok. Good luck to anyone trying to get in to see him if your kids are sick. You may get in to him a week and a half later, kind of a scary thing when you have a baby  Respond
RID: 1172187
18/05/10 1 1 1 1 I totally agree with the above comment, makes you think when you first meet him that you have found the perfect doctor, nice when you first meet him but look out after that! Don't know if he enjoys belittling people, or he's just a bitter man, probably both. I would not recommend him to ANYONE!  Respond
RID: 1169742
14/05/10 3 1 1 1 Ive been seeing this man for a year,,I have seen him 4 times and in that time he has called me a drug addict, a lyer. worthless, and he would only see me for everything but my pain meds a phyc meds,, He would not help me with me getting off my xanax nor my back pain if I couldn;t get it from my pain Dr,,,,He acts as if he is GOD,, telling me that I have No worth,, the only reson I am with him is for BP meds which I can get from my Intern Dr. I wish he was like he was when I frist met him he was putting on a show he was sweet man ,,,then I miss place my meds he called me evertthing but a Man ,,,PHONEY Piece of a man,,,,thank Gid there are Dr, out there that care,,he is more interested in his reputaion,,which is crap,,,good luck Dr, your a F Jerk...and thats from a drug addict, lieing , sick. depressed and a very sad man which you won't lay a hand on,,just the thought of me having to see you makes me sick...  Respond