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 with obstetrics

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

Publications

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
  • Obstetrics

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.

4.3 out of 5 (106 Ratings, 34 Comments)

100

11/17/2015
I really like DR. Smith she was patient and helped me [...]. she made the questions very clear and helped me decide what I wanted to do. She was respectful, she listened, she looked me in the eye and explained things thorougly.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/12/2015
Always had good relationship with Dr. Megan. She always attended to my needs and understood my health issues.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

11/08/2015
Dr Smith is very kind and punctual. She's knowledgable and has a great bed time manor. She is not only my primary care doctor, but also my daughters pediatrician. I throughly trust her, and I am happy with her and the clinic.
Providence Health & Services Patient
50

10/27/2015
I didn't feel a lot of compassion/understanding, it felt like I was being lectured or talked down to. I felt that there was more time spent collecting information and entering into the computer than actually talking and trying to find a solution to my medical issues.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/27/2015
I think I have found the best primary care physician on the west coast.
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10/15/2015
I felt rushed in my appointment
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60

09/16/2015
The visit seemed more about a series of check boxes than actually getting to know my medical needs. the necessary labs and tests were ordered but I don't feel the provider understands my overall health situation.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/15/2015
Felt very well informed and confident this doctor in my opinion is excellent
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

09/13/2015
She is fine, just always in a hurry. I think she's adequate but nothing special.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

09/02/2015
my current provider has been great. [...]
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20

08/20/2015
worst bedside manner ever. show no interest in my ongoing issues. was not aware of condition discovered in ER visit. i only found out this week of a third condition.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

07/29/2015
Provider listened well.
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100

07/22/2015
I had never met Dr. Smith, who was covering for our primary care physician, Dr. [...], but it was clear from the beginning that I was in very competent hands. She listened with care, examined me carefully, referred me for an ultrasound, and then followed up immediately after results were available. Excellent!
Providence Health & Services Patient
20

07/08/2015
I've had a lot of trouble with this provider and just feel like a number, not a patient. I am currently in the process of looking for another doctor. I am sure that Dr. Smith is a good doctor, but she is not a good fit for me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

07/08/2015
I saw my doctor twice in the last 2 weeks. The first visit was rushed and I did not feel heard. The second was much better. My mental illness (depression, anxiety) plays a significant role in my overall health, particularly at these most recent visits, and I feel that Dr. Smith is not particularly comfortable in addressing these issues or communicating with other providers on my mental health team. For the me, the mind/body connection is clear as day - and I need help in managing both mental and physical illness.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/07/2015
This was my first visit to Dr. Smith, as my previous dr. had just retired. I am very happy with my new dr. Dr. Smith was genuinely interested in my well-being, she listened, and was most encouraging. I know we will work out just fine.
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07/06/2015
dr smith was very nice, took time to listen to me as well as explain things. I only saw her one time as my doctor was out of the office. but she is a great physician.
Providence Health & Services Patient
30

07/01/2015
She was extremely kind and knowledgable. But I had a baby 9 months ago and she did not ask me if I was breast feeding, if I had my period back, or if/when I planned on having another child. These seem like important questions and I am concerned that she was not interested in these aspects of my health. She addressed my immediate concern very well and did ask about my birth control methods.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

06/24/2015
Dr Smith is always very sweet and friendly. She answers all questions and helps put me at ease.
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100

06/24/2015
excellent and thoughtful care
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100

05/28/2015
Listened to my concerns and took the time to address them.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

05/27/2015
This was a new patient visit. Doctor and nurse were very helpful and pleasant.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

05/20/2015
Dr Megan Smith was amazing, it was my first time seeing her and she made it easy, comfortable and was very helpful!
Providence Health & Services Patient
60

05/19/2015
The provider was pleasant enough but you are certainly rushed through the process and solutions are always about what pills you can take instead of talking through alternate solutions
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/13/2015
It was my first time seeing Dr Smith and she was great! I felt very comfortable talking with her and I look forward to future visits. I did not wait long at all during the whole process, I really appreciate that they respected my time.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/01/2015
Meagan Smith was extremely caring, kind and helpful. She answered every question I had and was very informative.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

03/22/2015
Megan Smith is very nice.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/17/2015
Dr. Smith was excellent. She thought that my previous doctor may have misdiagnosed me, and she ordered tests to check. Dr. Smith was correct, and she took me off my previous medication. Dr. Smith had concern for my mental health as well as my physical health. She talked to me about lifestyle changes in addition to prescribing new medication.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/15/2015
[...] Megan is great
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80

03/02/2015
was able to switch doctors easily and quickly
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02/25/2015
My usual doctor was not available so was referred to Dr. Smith. She is very competent and answered all my needs.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/03/2015
I think Dr. Smith is wonderful. she took ample time with me, was fully present and I feel like I can address any and all health concerns with her. I have already recommended her to friends as a wonderful pcp. [...]
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01/28/2015
Supportive, no big revelations about what I was visiting for, though. [...]
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01/18/2015
not very convenient hours
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