Biography & Education

Biography

Dr. Megan Smith entered the field of family medicine so she could care for patients through all stages of life. "Each stage is unique and exciting in its own way," she says. "I want to be present for my patients and share the decision-making process together."

In her practice, Dr. Smith emphasizes realistic goal setting and empowering her patients to make lifestyle choices that are healthy and sustainable. She enjoys building relationships based on trust and that allow for humor and laughter.

After earning her medical degree from Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, she completed her internship and residency at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

Dr. Smith is a Portland native and in her free time enjoys hiking, running and traveling.

Areas of expertise

Family medicine

Education

Medical degree: Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago
Internship/residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland

Languages
  • English

Care Locations

5050 NE Hoyt St., Suite 240
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-215-6469

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

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. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.6 out of 5 (142 Ratings, 45 Comments)

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09/29/2017
My care provider is very good! Recently, a prescription refill/renewal was delayed - pharmacy sent two requests. Unfortunately, I went without my thyroid meds for a week which messed up my metabolism. I have been on thyroid medication for 45 years so even though it was 0 refills (after 1 year), I had an appointment scheduled to see Dr. Smith (in the next week or so). My last doctor would've honored the request so that I didn't go without - this isn't/wasn't a short-term prescription.
100

09/27/2017
Already have suggested physician to family member.
100

09/27/2017
As always, I continue to receive super duper treatment each time I come in. thank you.
90

09/21/2017
I am a new patient with Dr. Smith. Everything went well first visit.
100

09/20/2017
my appointment was amazingly pleasant and fruitful. I feel like so much was accomplished during this first meeting and really made me feel like I made a great choice in asking dr smith to be my gp. she listened to my concerns and helped lay out a clear action plan.
90

09/04/2017
All good- dr. Smith listened to my issues and made an effort to help me resolve my problem.
100

08/30/2017
Dr Smith treated me with respect and took the time to listen to my concerns. She took my issues seriously and came up with a plan. She conferred with a specialist and followed through with the specialist's recommendations. I was very worried about the outcome. Dr Smith recognized that fact and made sure she checked in periodically. I was able to see her and get my tests scheduled for the same day. This episode has shown me that Dr Smith is the kind of doctor I want with me in the future, should I have any negative health scares or outcomes
100

08/02/2017
Dr. Smith is so professional yes so caring and warm. I've already convinced my sister to switch providers. I will definitely be seeking more care when I need it because I feel comfortable with her.
90

07/31/2017
Good: got in to appointment before my medical insurance expired. Thank you, staff and doctor!
100

06/28/2017
the first 2years with this provider were a bit rocky. my last 2 visits especially this last visit was comfortable and a 180degrees better.
70

06/21/2017
Receptionist is awesome! He always greets me with a smile and is very helpful and friendly.
100

06/05/2017
Dr [...] and Dr.Smith are awesome and I couldn't be more pleased. They both took care of my needs and addressed my problems to my fullest expectations. Thank you!
100

05/17/2017
I continue to be impressed with Dr. Smith's compassion and care. She is generous with her time, she always makes me feel like I am a priority in her practice.
100

05/10/2017
Dr. Megan Smith has always given me ample time to discuss how things are going. She never seems rushed, although I'm sure she is. She is so comfortable to talk with about anything, and seems to know the right questions to ask. I feel fortunate to have found her after my doctor retired.
90

04/26/2017
I normally see Dr. [...], but Dr. Smith was great!
100

04/14/2017
Dr Smith did a great job of helping me feel at ease and referred me to another doctor in the practice and brought her in to meet me
90

04/04/2017
My primary care provider is always cheerful & upbeat. (Dr. Smith)
100

03/29/2017
Megan Smith was great she made eye contact with me the entire conversation instead of just listening to me and typing on the computer. She even tookt he initiative to move my chair so we could be facing each other .
100

03/29/2017
I loved Dr Smith. Best doctor I have ever had. I felt she really cared and was wanting to help me with my health needs.
80

03/28/2017
I didn't receive my blood work results & that was a main concern of mine that was discussed at the OV.
100

03/25/2017
My doctor is ex excellent
100

03/22/2017
when I called the receptionist what snooty and very judgmental. otherwise everything was good
80

03/20/2017
I've been very happy with Dr Smith; she is warm and professional, and is very responsive to my concerns. I feel confident that she is knowledgeable and truly cares for her patients.
20

03/15/2017
Dr. Smith has been a nice person. However she is not a very good Dr. When asked "how long my hip has been bothering me ?" a year. "will I do t see anything on the CR scan here where they mention an issue with your hip" well the Ct scan had been taken a year .nd a half ago nearly 2 years. after the long term medical issue that caused me to loose so much muscle mass. no I do t imagine it would show there. She diagnosed me with arthritis and sent me to PT. my hip is failing me. I fall down, it gets stuck in one position. she can't be my Dr. anymore. [...]
100

03/02/2017
My Dr. is very sensitive to my needs and has a great way in communicating to me in a style that makes me feel very comfortable and not intimidated. She was right on in my recent diagnoses, I had no idea what was wrong with me and after performing some tests and questioning me she was able to diagnose the problem quickly. After I went home I looked it up on the internet and ...she was right-on, at that point I understood why I was feeling the way I felt. Dr. Megan Smith is an asset to your clinic. I am very grateful to have her as my Dr.
100

02/28/2017
I liked Dr Megan Smith much more than my regular doctor, so hopefully I will be able to see Dr. Smith instead in the future for my regular care.
100

02/22/2017
love my doctor and the whole office...always treated so kindly and with the most care...Megan is thorough and always makes sure my questions are answered and that I'm staying in the best health possible...I've had bad experiences in the past and I'm more than grateful to have found her..thank you!
90

02/18/2017
Megan Smith is a good doctor - she is smart, competent and listens to my needs.
100

02/15/2017
Dr Smith has excellent skills at listening to the patient and speaks with confidence. She maintains a professional demeanor yet makes a personal connection with the patient. she explains things in a clear and concise manner and takes the time to hear what the patient has to say. I feel very comfortable with her and she is very reassuring. the best doctor I have had in years.
100

02/09/2017
I was Dr. Smith's first patient on her first day at Providence, and we've always had a warm and rather special relationship, much more friendly and open than is typically the case. She's wonderful about taking the time necessary to cover all my questions and issues and to explain her logic relating to a particular recommendation or treatment. I can't say enough nice things about her.
90

02/08/2017
This wasn't my normal physician [...]. She was fantastic, though.
100

02/08/2017
I am very please with the care that I receive
100

02/08/2017
Excellent and thorough knowledge of my medical history and also how my history relates to my current and ongoing medical issues. Great assessment of my current medical issues and she also requested that I follow up in several weeks or sooner as my condition warrants. Extremely professional and respectful.
100

02/07/2017
My care team has always been very caring and helpful.
80

01/23/2017
I have only had good experiences with Dr. Smith. Would like to see friendlier front desk staff.
80

01/13/2017
good
100

01/11/2017
Dr. Smith is the care provider for my entire family. She is incredibly intelligent, kind, and communicates information in an easy to understand way. I am confident seeing her for any condition because I know that if she is uncomfortable treating me, she does not hesitate to refer me to an appropriate provider.
100

12/30/2016
I have been very happy with my care.
100

12/08/2016
I very much like Dr. Smith and [...] ( her nurse) they both are very nice, show care and make me feel at easy. The reception desk as well as the lab personnel have been very nice as well.
100

11/23/2016
Megan Smith is incredibly kind and caring. I am very pleased with her knowledge and expertise.
70

11/21/2016
Dr Smith always does what she is supposed to do. I'm happy with her. when I checked into her office on [...], the receptionist who "helped" me check in was very unpleasant person to deal with. [...] I shared my experience with Dr Smith's medical assistant. I must say there are so many other people out there who are looking for jobs who would appreciate having a job than this lady at Dr Smith's office's front desk.
100

11/14/2016
Dr. Smith spent a lot of time with me listening to my concerns. I felt very well taken care of and like my concerns were taken seriously and the best course of action was recommended.
100

10/24/2016
I am so happy with my new doctor and with everyone at Providence
100

10/20/2016
Dr. Smith is very caring and informative. I feel well taken care of by her.
100

09/25/2016
Dr. Smith is an excellent physician. We are so happy that she is our family's provider.