Ratings for Dr. Chari V. Smith
Dr. Smith is absolutely amazing. She safely delivered my baby in a rather complicated delivery. She was so reassuring and compassionate the entire time. A couple years later she did a surgery for me, which required me to stay a couple nights in the hospital. She was there for me the whole time, came to my room when I was having problems in the middle of the night and was there again several times over the next couple days. She explained everything so well and made me feel very confident about my recovery, which went extremely well. She is absolutely amazing and is so genuinely caring.
I went in with having ongoing severe pelvic pain. She did an exam, and then confidently exclaimed that I didn’t have an endometrial pelvis (which I've checked with endo patients and they have never heard of such a thing.)She then stated that she could not help me with my pain because it was a "chronic" condition. She wrote me a script for 10 Tylenol 3-which I was previously on 5mg Percocet and THAT barley helped, so needless to say she was not very concerned with my pain or issue.She wanted to do surgery, but I wouldn’t allow her, being afraid she wouldn’t prescribe me anything to help with THAT pain either! She did not seem very concerned or compassionate about it, but told me to go check to see if it could be something else-I cant afford to. The pain management dr I was refered to, said they wanted 200 dollars and didnt know if they could help me, so I guess they too just wanted their cut. And it was an ortho surgeon! Not a pain specialist. Dont they teach compassion in med school???
Dr. Smith is the most fantastic wonderful Doctor! She delivered my Son 8 months ago, and did a such a superb job. I had to complications or tearing. I had a bad expericence with tearing with my first child, but I did not use Dr. Smith with my first child. I did not even need pain medication after the delivery! My nurse told me that Dr. Smith is excellent with turning babies in the right position during delivery if need be. The nurse thought my baby was turned the wrong way, but she was wrong. Dr. Smith is lovely.
Dr. Smith has been an awesome doctor to me. I feel she listens and was thorough in her examinations. In addition to being a great wellness doctor, Dr. Smith provided a wonderful first-time birthing experience for me (and my husband). We encountered problems at delivery time but she kept us informed and appropriately managed our expectations (which helped us manage our emotions). Her bedside manner was wonderful. My baby was relatively healthy and I had no recovery issues. Though I have moved away, I will consider continuing to drive the distance for her care.
I found Dr. Smith to be stand-offish and extremely patronizing. She brushed off my concerns and, after 4 weeks, still has not provided lab results despite 6 phone calls. Both times I've seen Dr. Smith I've waited over 1 hour past my appointment time, with the most recent excuse "No one told me you were here".
Dr. Smith is a very nice doctor. I've had my encounter w bad ones but she was an exception. She was a good listener and she was helpful. She didn't have any problem with my request. The visit went smooth and I felt comfortable talking to her. I would recommend her.
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- Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine (Grad. 1997)
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