Biography & Education

Biography

Dr. Smoot is a neurologist specializing in multiple sclerosis. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his medicine internship and neurology residency at Oregon Health & Science University, where he served as chief resident.

Dr. Smoot began working at Providence Multiple Sclerosis Center in 2009, and in 2011 he joined the Multiple Sclerosis Center full-time.

Dr. Smoot has established a new patient program series at the Multiple Sclerosis Center. He also continues to play an active role in multiple clinical research trials. Over the last decade, he has presented several abstracts at both the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurologic Association meetings.

In his free time, Dr. Smoot enjoyes cycling, hiking and cooking.

Areas of expertise

Neurology-multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica

Education
United States Naval Academy, Bachelor of Science, chemistry (1992-1996)
University of Cincinnati, Doctor of Medicine (1996-2000)
Oregon Health & Science Univerisity, preliminary medicine (2000-2001)
Oregon Health & Science University, neurology (2001-2004)

Care Locations

9427 SW Barnes Road
Suite 595
Portland, OR 97225
Fax 503-216-1066

Publications

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Neurology
Conditions Treated

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.

4.7 out of 5 (111 Ratings, 40 Comments)

100

06/19/2015
Dr. Smoot listens well and always give me time to explain what I have been experiencing.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/10/2015
he is a very good doctor. always ready and able to help
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/07/2015
Dr. Kyle Smoot is an exceptional doctor. He is sensitive, compassionate, informative and exceeds normal standards. I believe and trust in his judgment. He makes me feel valued and listens carefully to my concerns and responds immediately. Thank you Dr. Smoot for being my angel on this earth. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/31/2015
I find Dr. Smoot very attentive when listening to my problems. [...] Dr. Smoot put me on [...] at low dose and gradually increased it until my pain is nearly gone. I an so relieved. He also referred me to a [...] discovered the probably cause for the pain. [...] Have now been to the Pain Clinic and eventually hope to have the [...] cut which will hopefully relieve most of my pain
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/27/2015
Dr. Smoot is the best! He is professional, very knowledgable, and so kind to and respectful of patients. He's very thorough and inspires confidence. I've been going to him for years, as has our daughter. Can't imagine going to anyone else. He has really helped me understand neuropathy and has prescribed exactly what I needed for pain management.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/27/2015
Dr Smoot is a neurologist so is not my primary care doctor so would not be the one I'd call for regular health needs but seems to care about and know more about my health than any other of my doctors. He is very interested in my and my wife's input as to how I am functioning and and chages we notice. I am 100% happy to have him as one of my doctors.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/23/2015
He is a great provider
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/08/2015
I don't really see any other doctors regularly, but my wife sees this provider as well, and she trust him more than any other doctor, and she has quite a few (MS)
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

04/08/2015
There was a misunderstanding between me and the receptionist in the doctor's office. My husband was there and he helped straighten it out. She was a little short that day but she may have had something else on her mind.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/23/2015
Positive about current neurological status
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100

02/15/2015
Dr Smoot is very thoughtful and encourages discussion and/or questions.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/03/2015
Dr. Smoot along with his staff are all very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/01/2015
Provider was very attentive and very clear about treatment options available.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/27/2015
Dr Smoot is the best neurologist I have ever meet.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/27/2015
Love Dr. Smoot! [...] I drive an hour to see him. So worth it!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/26/2015
Dr. Smoot is easy to talk to and a good listener.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/25/2015
Dr. Smoot is a very warm, caring physician and has been of great help to me with my MS and nerve pain and has ordered an MRI to find out more about my pain. When he says he will call in 2 weeks to check on my progress - the call is ALWAYS made - quite unusual
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/20/2015
Great provider. It takes a few visits to feel comfortable with a new Dr. It was a big change for me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/09/2015
Dr Smoot is very caring and a wonderful doctor
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/07/2015
he is very good. the best.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/02/2015
Dr. Smoot is the best doctor I've ever had. He is kind, respectful, caring, yet firm in his positions and always explains his decisions. I trust his opinions because he is knowledgeable and, most importantly, reasonable.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/01/2015
This provider is excellent at explaining the exam, the results and answering my questions
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/28/2014
Dr. Smoot is the fourth neurologist that I have seen since being diagnosed with MS. He is the first that I have felt is working with me and has always genuinely listened to and answered my questions and concerns. Thank you Dr. Smoot!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/24/2014
Absolutely plan on continuing seeing Dr. Smoot, even tho' I've moved to MT. It is worth the extra cost in insurance to be able to see him as he is the doctor that diagnosed my MS when other doctors could not. He is very important to me for my healthcare.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/23/2014
Always makes me feel a ease and always talks in terms I can understand
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100

12/16/2014
Great experience with all staff. I feel extremely lucky to have Dr. Smoot as my Neurologist. It's not often that a patient likes their Dr. 100%. I do with Dr. Smoot.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/09/2014
I really appreciate the time Dr Smoot spent with me and my family who attended my appointment. he provided some really clear information and put my worries at ease.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/07/2014
Dr. Smoot is my favorite neurologist.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/03/2014
Everyone is very knowledgable and caring
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/03/2014
I have various health problems needing specialists. Dr Smooth seems to take greatest interest and keeps best track of oll my problems ans is the one who most often sees an interaction problem even before our general practice doctor does. He also listens best to my wife and I when we talk and really makes us feel like we are part of the team. He is gentle in emotionally preparing us for probable future worstening of my [...] problems. We are very satisfied with his work.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/25/2014
Dr. Smoot has always been helpful and has the the interest to give me the best care possible. Dr. [...], who preceded him at the clinic was also very helpful in helping me understand my disease.
Providence Health & Services Patient
60

10/31/2014
I like this doctor, but can't rave about him. I know he deals with people much worse off than me, but sometimes I just need a bit of empathy. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/25/2014
Dr. Smoot cares about my husbands health problems and we appreciate the care that he gives.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/21/2014
I must say that Dr Smoot is the best neurologist I have seen so far. I would recommend him to anyone anytime.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/19/2014
All good. Easy to communicate with. Honest & forthright. Concerned with getting me the best care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/04/2014
Dr. Smoot is a very caring and knowledgeable physician. I feel very confident in his advice, recommendations and ability to treat my MS. I plan on staying with him for as long as he's practicing.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

09/02/2014
Dr. Smoot listened to my concerns unlike my previous neurologist. This was my first appointment with him and he was very thorough.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/01/2014
Dr. Smoot is an outstanding example of a caring, personable and professional physician. He has greatly helped improve my quality of life, by providing solutions for pain management for neuropathy. He sees me immediately every time I have an appointment, and spends what I consider a generous amount of time appraising the progression of numbness and answering questions.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

08/31/2014
Dr Smoot is very kind, considerate Dr that listens to a persons concerns and does his best to figure out what the problem is. If he can't seem to figure it out, he was very good at referring me to someone else to get another opinion. He worked at working out everything he could think of and talking to me about it and my opinion on what I thought and what I wanted to do. He did not insist on me doing anything and let me make the final decision. Not pushy, but worked with me. I appreciate that and respect him more for that.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/26/2014
Dr Smoot really understands MS problems.
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