Ciara N. Smith, ARNP Providence Medical Group

Languages: English
Specialties:
Professional Statement
As a primary care provider, I believe in an individualized, holistic approach to patient care. Thats because I see patients for annual checkups as well as when theyre ill, so I learn quite a bit about them. And by making education a central focus, I ensure my patients are fully empowered to make decisions regarding their health care.
Education
Institution
Type
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Washington State University College of Nursing, Spokane and Yakima Master of Science in Nursing, Washington State University College of Nursing, Vancouver
Medical School
Personal Interests
I love taking advantage of everything our area offers. In particular, I enjoy running, snowboarding, cooking, shopping and watching the Seattle Seahawks.
Board Certifications
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioner-Family
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

 

4.6 out of 5 (113 Ratings, 39 Comments)


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09/23/2017
My husband and I see the same care giver and are very content with her services.
100

09/12/2017
I really like Ciara Smith she seems knowledgeable and cares.
90

09/06/2017
just sad she does not have room for more patients
100

09/06/2017
The provider keeps on top of my medical needs and seems very concerned about my health in general.
100

08/31/2017
the only bad I have to say is they only deal with two problems at a time. I have more than two problems and would like to be able to take care of them when I have an appointment. my regular appointments are every 3 months because I'm diabetic. I really love my doctor, she is so friendly and remembers alot of what we talk about. my husband has seen her once and likes her so much better than his own doctor. I hope she never leaves. thank you!!!
100

08/24/2017
Ciara is competent, compassionate, and encouraging
100

08/23/2017
Ciara and her staff give excellent service
100

08/05/2017
Love her!
100

07/03/2017
Good listener. Very knowledgeable.
80

06/28/2017
I usually do not see Ciarra, but was unable to see my own provider. I had read on some of the health care surveys on line that she did not have great ratings. But, I knew what I needed and only needed her to confirm what was the issue and she did. She went and got my own provider and collaborated with him for my care.
100

06/19/2017
All medical practitioners should be as thorough in dealing with patients as my doctor. She is top notch!
70

06/12/2017
she is knowledgeable and cares how you are doing.
100

06/01/2017
Ciara Smith is the Best NP! I am proactive in my health issues, and she makes sure I understand everything from meds, weight, health, etc.
100

05/30/2017
Cara always makes you feel like you are the only person she has on her schedule for the day.
100

05/29/2017
On this occasion a dog had knocked me off my bicycle Sunday, spraining the knee that had previously and recently been showing signs of deterioration. Not knowing the extent of the damage I asked Monday to be seen. I was seen THE SAME DAY. (wow!) Examination revealed things were not so bad and I was given good advice. A prediction was made regarding recovery time which turns out to be only slightly optimistic. Overall, I am extremely pleased to be able to call upon Ms. Smith. Likewise, Providence. To be brutally honest, my previous health care providers and insurance company were much more interested in preserving my health problems in order to derive profit by repeatedly addressing those problems than they were in helping to overcome and eliminate those problems. Providence and Ms. Smith have a very different and much more civilized social and economic view of the nature and purpose of medicine than [...]. [...] A review of my records will reveal I arrived at Providence with a useless arm due to a torn labrum (SLAP tear) which had gone unacknowledged for 8 months. The very first thing Ms. Smith did was send me to Dr. [...], who in turn sent me to the best man for the job, Dr. [...]. The shoulder was extensively reworked. The direct and immediate approach evinced at Providence contrasts drastically with the endless run around practiced at [...]. The difference is greatly appreciated.
100

05/24/2017
Every visit is always pleasant and I am treated with respect
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05/21/2017
I enjoy my appointments with her.
100

04/04/2017
She was very quick to respond to blood test results - resulting in diagnosis and start of treatment for cancer.
100

03/22/2017
VERY KNOWLEGABLE AND EASY TO TALK TO TALK TO.
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03/15/2017
Clara Smith has a lot of knowledgeable and caring attitudes. You lucky to have her. Though she is a PA she makes you feel like she is up to date on it all.
100

03/01/2017
Easy to relate to - Kind, helpful, knowledgeable.
100

02/27/2017
Ciara is exceptional, well informed, knows my medical issues, allows me to be proactive in my care. She is at the top of her profession.
100

02/15/2017
For an annual check-up, I should not have to be limited to 2 questions or issues to discuss. I definitely did NOT want an annual "Medicare Wellness exam" as this would not even have been with my primary care provider. What's the use of having a primary care provider who is not the person who sees you on a regular basis!? I realize these issues must be results of Medicare rules. But someone needs to speak up about the need for consistent communication with primary care providers.
70

02/12/2017
I have asked for a referral for [...] come out to help with foot ulcers and my diabetes. no response to E-mail. will call on Monday.
100

02/10/2017
Very satisfied with my provider and staff. Have recommend her to others.
100

02/07/2017
My provider Dr Ciara Smith is the best provider I had in a long time. She checks on my often when I am sick. I hope she stays here forever
100

01/17/2017
I am very comfortable with Ciara and she always listens to/answers my questions thoroughly.
90

01/04/2017
My last office visit was AWESOME! Ciara Smith is an excellent care provider! She listened to my issues and we discussed alternatives and came up with a plan!
80

12/19/2016
Not all issue were covered.
80

12/15/2016
She is helpful and explains things well. We do have to wait for appts. but that is only because she is so busy and good at her job.
100

12/15/2016
always good to listen and do what they can
100

12/06/2016
Ciara is always upbeat, friendly and clearly knows who I am and my history, as well as my current needs. She listens closely and always gives me good and accurate information. I feel blessed that she is my primary provider.
 

11/30/2016
Everything was fine!
100

11/29/2016
Ciara Smith is a great doctor. She takes her time to listen to my questions and answers them all.
100

11/21/2016
I am always pleased w/my nurse practitioner.
100

11/16/2016
Ciara Smith, ARNP is the best health care provider I have ever had.
100

10/13/2016
Everytimevi visit my pcp I get the best care possible. I could not ask for better care.
20

09/27/2016
I never can get in to see this provider and I finally get in and was treated with a total lack of respect. The whole experience was frightening.
100

09/13/2016
Ms Smith is excellent - an active listener and caring. I felt like I was her only patient. She took the time to listen to me and discuss my questions and concerns.
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Providence Medical Group Centralia Internal Medicine
1010 South Scheuber Road Suite 3
Centralia, WA 98531
360-827-7977
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Centralia Hospital