Ratings for Dr. Stanya Smith
Severe whole spine pain with muscle contractions from head to toe. Told me my spine was perfect...never ordered test or looked at the MRI or xrays. My CK blood work is high, no emgs, and my whole spine has abnormalities, from stenosis, bulging discs, twisted, dehydrated discs, besides now scoliosis, slipped disc, straightening of the cervical with osteophyte, spondyliosis of the thoracic and cervical......so she tell me the pain is all in my head and I am imagining it and that my spine is perfect. Does that sound perfect? nothing like ordering the proper MRI"s EMG's blood work , Xray (always use a doctor who also looks at xrays in case your spine is curving etc.) She is more than happy to drug you up without proper knowledge or tests. I am allergic to mst drugs and have a heart condition, thyroid condition, that does not allow me to go on drugs and will kick me into Afib and yet she was trying to push/insist drugs. Look elsewhere when wanting to know what is truly your medical condition and FYI..my Endo said if you can try not to go on the drugs because it will mess up your endoctrine system...which also plays a role in heart rate, etc. Her attitude...purely narcasistic, rude!, insulting, worse bed side manner, darn right mean. Never been treated so terribly.
Dr. Smith was well spoken and articulate about her specialty and overall conducted an impressive appointment. We discussed my medical history extensively. She made her recommendation only after listening and discussing my many health issues to ensure that there wasn't a correlation. She explained my migraines and how they work in the brain as well as explained how the specific medication would be effecting the serotonin in my brain to stop the migraine. Her use of illustrations was particularly helpful. Her approach is stern and no nonsense, but I felt confident and comfortable in her care, which has not always been the case with new specialists or healthcare providers.
Very through advice, Doctor repeated the information before I left as it was a bit complex for me. She was very warm and friendly which I like, but completely professional with the questions, feedback, suggestions of what I should do to understand the future of my health. We discussed nutrition a bit which is vital to me, I do believe we are what we eat! Even though this was a neurological exam, doctor Smith treated me as a whole person.
Dr. Smith is a very patient and caring physician who listens to me and seems genuinely concerned about the reason for my visit and what is going on physically with me. She is a great physician who explains and shows test results which helps a great deal to understand what is happening to my own body.
My experience was great. Dr. Smith was very knowledgeable and willing to listen which is very important to me. I was very pleased. She was willing to do a test and not just send me away. The staff was also very kind. I would definitely recommend Dr. Smith to anyone. Thank you!
Dr. Smith listening to me explain the pain I have starting on the shoulder running up my neck up into my head. She showed me how the string of nerves go up in that area and it could be that arthritis could be touching the nerves. She ordered a MRI to see what is going on. I also discussed with her my constant sinus and allergies. She ordered a prescription of Tramadol 50mg to take every 6 hours as needed that I can use as needed. I very much appreciated the time I spent with her.
While dealing w/migraines isn't easy, everything from scheduling to registration in the office at apt time is a breeze! Dr Smith has all of my trust and confidence when it comes to managing and trying our best to beat my migraines before they start!
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