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

Multiple sclerosis, 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)
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

Providence Portland Medical Center
5050 NE Hoyt St., Suite 315
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-215-8585
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
9135 SW Barnes Road, Suite 461
Portland, OR 97225
Fax 971-282-0086

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

4.8 out of 5 (184 Ratings, 60 Comments)

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09/27/2017
I wasn't actually quite disappointed this time. no one seemed to take my pain seriously or care that I was in pain. I was basically told there was nothing they could do. the pain was overwhelming. let me be clear, I was not asking for narcotics just acknowledgement and suggestions for coping. also my authorization for my MRI was denied because no one followed up with it. very frustrating.
100

09/27/2017
it was a very nice visit. and I hold high regards to your staff!!!!
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09/06/2017
Dr. Smooth is a good neurologist who has taken good care of me and my MS for years
100

08/28/2017
Dr. Smoot is a very caring, compassionate and sensitive to my needs and MS condition. I am very happy to have him as my doctor.
100

08/28/2017
Dr. Smoot always listens to my concerns and questions and explains everything so I can understand what he is recommending and why.
100

08/23/2017
Dr. Smoot is an excellent provider
60

08/19/2017
In my opinion he could have known more about my medical file, he had his mind made up about my conditions brfore I got there and he was wrong about them. Good bedside manner, thorough but did not seem too fond of me from the beginning, maybe because I switched from Dr. [...] to Dr. Smoot??
100

08/17/2017
Dr. Smoot is the absolute best Neurologist anyone could see. I am blessed to having been referred to him.
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08/11/2017
Dr Smoot is one of the best nuralogest in Portland and im lucky to have him
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08/10/2017
Dr. Smoot is very thorough. He listens to questions, responds with great information and takes enough time with the process so that I feel comfortable with the plan.
100

08/03/2017
He listens to all my concerns about my condition and gives good advice.
100

07/26/2017
My general care is at [...] and I have sent at least 2 MSPatients to Dr. Smoot
90

07/10/2017
good
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06/23/2017
I appreciate that Dr. Smoot thinks Holistically.
90

06/21/2017
Dr. Smoot has been amazing. He is thorough, well informed on updates with my illness and answers all my questions.
100

06/18/2017
Very calm, caring and dedicated.
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06/14/2017
wonderful experience!
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06/14/2017
Everything went very well.
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06/13/2017
Always very pleasant to work with, informative.
100

06/12/2017
This doctor has been an excellent Neurologist from the first time I met him.
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06/07/2017
Dr. Smoot is the best!
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06/07/2017
we are extremely happy with Providence [...]. Dr. Smoot and his colleagues at Providence MS Clinic are THE BEST. I only wish they had offices in Salem, Oregon. I would recommend Dr. Smoot to anyone; he's simply perfect.
100

06/01/2017
Visits are better and better, especially in the new clinic space.
100

05/23/2017
Dr. Smoot is awesome! I always feel heard and trust him completely!
100

05/05/2017
I have had several neurologists Dr. Smooth is the best I have ever had. I hope to stay with him forever! He always listens and answers my questions and concerns very completely and I feel like he genuinely cares!! Thank you Dr. Smoot!!!!!!
90

05/01/2017
best specialist I have ever had. thank you
100

04/19/2017
Best neurology clinic I've been too :)
100

04/18/2017
Dr. Smoot explains neurological conditions in a way that I could understand. Very kind and patient and took his time. I didn't feel rushed.
90

04/12/2017
Dr. Smoot is conscientious, thorough and personable. Compared to the previous neurologist I saw for MS, Dr. Smoot is a rock star and I, for one, am pleased about that.
100

04/06/2017
Kyle Smoot is very knowledgeable & respectful.
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04/03/2017
this was my initial visit. they had most of my records just not the MRI Films during the visit. I think this Dr. is very knowledgeable and competent. I was very impressed and will drive an hour and a half to see him.
100

03/29/2017
Dr. Smoot is probably the best specialty doctor I've ever had. He listens carefully to my questions and answers them to my satisfaction. He also checks my past visits history - asks pertinent questions regarding medical issues for which I'm seeing other doctors and where appropriate sends for a copy of a doctor visit if it isn't on the computer to keep an overall picture of my health.
100

03/15/2017
It takes a long time to see a specialty doctor the first time.
100

03/13/2017
Dr. Smoot is very thorough, knowledgeable, & sensitive to my needs. I am always listened to and well cared for.
100

03/09/2017
This provider is well informed of my illness, respectful [...] honors my opinions or questions (I go with a list).
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03/01/2017
Dr. Smoot listens to everything I have to say about my health. He then asks needed questions to determine what course of action to take. He has answered every question I have had clearly and is very compassionate. I'm very happy with my decision to switch to him for the continued treatment of my MS.
100

02/28/2017
He is a great neurologist and I hope I get to keep his services all the time
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02/23/2017
dr Smoot takes the time to listen and understand what I am trying to say. I highly recommend him.
90

02/22/2017
It is taking too long for referrals to a specialist to be completed. When a patient has a chronic disease like MS, it is important to get referrals processed quickly. Also, Providence should review its policy of the need for repeated referrals to the same specialists handling the patient's chronic disease.
100

02/07/2017
I was referred to Dr Smoot by the gal that does my hair... She has her best friend see Dr Smoot so I've been excited to see him for quite a few years but I didn't find him on my insurance prior to [...]. I really like him and I left behind [...] my doctor of 10 years?!
90

02/07/2017
Dr. Smoot was just particularly busy that day. Otherwise, he would have spent more time with me. He is a great physician .
100

01/09/2017
I'm given hope.
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01/03/2017
while transitioning from the mother Joe's lab to the east Pavilion office there was some drop in communication. Some office tasks had changed in the responsibility who owned each task. the office manager it has become easier to schedule needed referrals and make appointments and lab tests more attainable.
100

12/28/2016
Great care. I have appreciated the care and respect this office has shown me always
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12/28/2016
Exceptional!!
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12/05/2016
I find Dr smoot to be one of the best doctors I've ever seen. he listens to what I have to say and always gives me credit for my input concerning questions. He is a terrific doctor!
100

12/01/2016
very good
100

11/30/2016
I love this doctor. he's great.
30

11/28/2016
My PCP did not provide this Dr with the needed information, and his assistant did not check to make sure that said information (labs, MRI images) were available the day of my appointment. So, after waiting a month for my appointment, taking the day off work for 2 people, and driving 2 hours each way, I basically had yet another physical exam, and inconclusive findings. When the physical exam did not match normal MS symptoms, the Dr seemed to pooh-pooh my "case" from then on, even stating "well, this isn't life and death here"... I wonder if he would feel the same way if it were he that were losing his mobility in weekly increments, while waiting to be seen, only to have the medical "system" fail once again...
100

11/16/2016
Dr Smoot is a neurologist specialist who treats me as a whole person not just a neurology problem. He has listened better to me & my wife than any other doctor we've dealt with. He seems to know us better than our regular doctor that we see much more often. Several times he picked up on an important problem that the regular doctor or other specialists missed. As a neurologist, his diagnosis and treatment plan have been perfect over the last 4-5 years building up our confidence and respect for him.
70

11/03/2016
Wrong information given on a brain MRI by radiologist. My neuro - doctor corrected this very grave mistake.
90

10/20/2016
[...] He is always very pleasant.
80

10/07/2016
He is good. Even though I have had multiple medication allergic difficulties he just helps with what to do next.
100

09/28/2016
I have had way worse however, I've not had better !
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09/19/2016
I have been a patient of Dr. Smoot for over 8 years. I always feel comfortable and confident under his care, that he will go to whatever lengths are necessary to make sure I am treated properly. it's difficult having a unique disease that the care protocols are not clearly defined, Dr. Smoot goes above to treat me.
100

09/12/2016
I love going to see Dr Smoot, and feel I have gotten the very best care possible from the entire Providence medical team, but especially from Dr Smoot.
100

09/12/2016
very understanding with my concerns. Dr Smoot makes suggestions to help with minor issues and referrals when there is a bigger concern.
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09/01/2016
Problems with scheduling
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09/01/2016
Dr. Smoot is a wonderful doctor. He takes enough time to hear what I'm sayin, pays close attention to my meds and blood levels in his province. He is kind and welcoming. Overall a 10+
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09/01/2016
Dr. Smoot really knows his stuff! He is an excellent Neurological doctor and I'm fortunate to be in his care.