J. S. Smitherman, MD Providence Medical Group

Languages: English
Specialties:
Professional Statement
I believe that each patient deserves my complete dedication and attention, so I take the time needed to address their problems. I am a "less is more" kind of doctor. I am not going to ask you to pay for and then swallow a pill unless I am confident from medical research and experience that it is beneficial.The bottom line — I would not provide recommendations to my patients that I would not also provide to my own family.
Education
Institution
Type
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Residency
Personal Interests
When I am not at work, most of my free time goes to my family. We love to ski, cycle or just play in our backyard.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine, Clinical Informatics
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 (124 Ratings, 27 Comments)


40

12/18/2017
Keeps recommending shots that I have repetitively told him I am not getting. I don't believe in flu and shingle shots. Called me stubborn and know I get repetitive reminders on my chart to schedule these shots. Needed physical therapy for issues and wouldn't give me a referral.
100

12/08/2017
Dr. Smitherman is a good doctor. [...]
90

10/18/2017
Nothing Bad! Staff and Doctor always great. [...]
100

10/11/2017
He has always treated me with respect, and kindness, I cant ask for better treatment.
100

10/04/2017
I have always pleased with the doctors and the staff when I have been seen at Hawks Prairie.
60

10/03/2017
Seems to not listen to the problems.
90

09/04/2017
I was told that a stress test for a possible heart problem would be ordered. Still hasn't happened.
100

08/30/2017
No bad issues. Good care
90

08/25/2017
Listens to concerns and provides explanations.
90

07/28/2017
I appreciate the time taken to ask about my health, as well as promote exercise, and a healthy life-style. Dr. Smitherman also quickly replied to questions that I had about my lab results.
90

07/28/2017
NOT MY USUAL PROVIDER. HE WAS KIND ENOUGH TO SEE ME.
100

07/20/2017
Excellent!
70

06/19/2017
Good
100

05/24/2017
Dr Smitherman is a great doctor
100

05/24/2017
[...] MYChart [...] I communicate very often with the Dr and staff using the program and is excellent. [...] Great program and Dr and staff very responsive.
90

05/22/2017
I had a bad cold and Dr. Smitherman reassured me that I did not have any bacterial infection. He recommended a specific cold medicine which helped somewhat. Since there doesn't seem to be a cure for a cold, it was the best he could do. Dr. Smitherman treated me just fine.
80

04/21/2017
I see other doctors frequently because Dr. Smitherman is in the office only a couple days a week.
70

04/05/2017
He is probably OK. He hurt my feelings one time b/c of commenting on my poor teeth but I am afraid of dentists. Also, we should be able to see a woman doctor when we ask to see one.
100

03/30/2017
Always helpful & understanding.
100

03/09/2017
All good.
90

01/18/2017
always responsive, with good advice
100

01/10/2017
Dr. Smitherman has always met my needs when I have had an appt. with him.
100

12/20/2016
Feel very welcome.
100

12/12/2016
Dr. Smitherman continues to be an excellent health care provider. In addition, clinic support staff and administrative staff are pleasant and efficient. I live 12 miles west of Shelton; it is tempting to use [...] providers just because of travel time, etc. I will continue to drive to Hawk's Prairie because I like and trust Dr. Smitherman. I really hope he continues to practice medicine and not get siphoned off into cyberworld. We need doctors like him working on people like me.
100

12/07/2016
I am very pleased with the level of health care that I am receiving from Providence. [...] I have received the best care available and my health condition has improved dramatically to what it is today. Thank you.
30

12/01/2016
You are more interested in the process than the patient.
100

11/24/2016
Smooth operation.
 
Providence Medical Group Hawks Prairie Internal Medicine
2555 Marvin Road Northeast
Lacey, WA 98516
360-412-2256
Affiliated Facilities
Providence St. Peter Hospital