Paul R. Smith, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I like to know my patients at a deeper level, relating to them as both their physician as well as a trusted friend. This unique relationship allows me to listen, teach, encourage and guide my patients through the complexities of medicine and their personal healthcare needs.

I integrate compassion, integrity and at times devilish humor into my practice and my patients can expect to find thorough and superior health care blended with a relaxed and custom-tailored wellness approach to medicine. It's my goal that this personalized relationship and comprehensive approach to my patients' medical care will help them achieve their optimal health.

Physician Profile

Education

Undergraduate
Washington State University
Pullman, WA
Bachelor of Science 1991
Medical School
University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine
Reno, NV
Doctorate of Medicine 1995
Residency
University of Nevada Reno Family Practice Residency Program
Reno, NV
Family Practice 1995-1998
Resident of the Year Award 1997, 1998

Licensure

Nevada

Professional Society Memberships

American Academy of Family Physicians
Nevada State Medical Association
Nevada Academy of Family Practice

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Affiliate Clinical Faculty, University of Nevada School of Medicine 1998-present

Hospital Affiliations

St. Mary's Regional Medical Center
Renown Regional Medical Center

Honors and Awards

Resident of the Year 1997, 1998
Patient’s Choice Award 2008, 2009, 2010
Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2010-2011

Interests

All aspects of Family Medicine including the care of children and adults in an outpatient setting. Active in sports including racquetball, waterskiing, and hiking in the Sierras. Married and enjoys regularly tormenting his two wonderful children.

Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine
Basic Cardiac Life Support
Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: robert

    after 60 years i had to secure a new doctor doctor smith was my choice those were big shoes to fill but doctor smith far exceeded...

  • Member: Joan

    Paul Smith M.D. has been my doctor for several years. He is by far the most wonderful doctor a person could have. His interest a...

  • Member: Linda

    Thank you Dr. Smith for encouraging me to get that colonoscopy I've been avoiding. I'm glad I did it and you were right, it wasn't...

  • Member: Michelle

    Just the other day I had food poisoning and I used the MDVIP website to contact Dr. Smith. Within an hour he called me to check i...