Karen R. Smith, MD

Internal Medicine
461 Heymann Boulevard
Lafayette, LA 70503 Get Directions
337.456.2319
Karen R. Smith, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

412.50 every 3 months
825.00 every 6 months
1,650.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I believe a key component to happiness is good health. The best way to achieve optimal health is to have a doctor who knows you and cares about you and your health goals.

My approach is to get to know you personally. I will sit with you, listen to you, assess your health, educate you and together we will formulate a plan specific to you to give you the best health possible.

I am a board certified internal medicine doctor with specific interest in early illness detection, preventive medicine, geriatric medicine, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, heart disease and COPD. I limit the number of patients in my practice, similar to a concierge practice, to ensure we have the time needed for your individualized care. I admit my patients to Lafayette General Hospital and work with specialists as needed to give my patients full comprehensive care.
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Dr. Smith's Credentials

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Residency:
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA
Internal Medicine 1997-1999

Medical School:
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA
Doctorate of Medicine 1996

Postgraduate:
University of California
Berkeley, CA
Masters of Science, Health and Medical Sciences 1994

Undergraduate:
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Bachelor of Science, Zoology 1986

American Board of Internal Medicine
Lafayette General Medical Center
Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center
Louisiana Extended Care Hospital
Louisiana Physician EQ Health Capstone Quality Award 2010, 2011
Top 10 Internists in Lafayette, Rate MDs list 2012-present
H.P.V. Wilson Award, University of North Carolina 1986
University of California
- Medical Student Award, American Federation for Clinical Research 1994
- Excellence in Research Award, Western Student Medical Research Committee 1994
Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Subcommittee, Lafayette General Medical Center 2013-present
Louisiana State Medical Society
Lafayette State Medical Society
Louisiana
Professional Interests
- Preventive and Wellness Care, cost containments in outpatient and inpatient care, Comprehensive Health Care and Geriatrics

Personal Interests
- Dogs, exercise, fresh air, sunrise, beaches, gardening and photography

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Smith

from Kathleen May 14, 2018 for Karen R. Smith, MD

Never too busy for me. Have her cell number in case of emergency (Christmas weekend and got a bladder infection.) Love the Cleveland clinic exam.

from Lucille (Cille) in LA March 4, 2018 for Karen R. Smith, MD

Dr. Smith it is my pleasure to have you as my doctor. I appreciate all you have done for me. The 2017 year was rough for me, but you took care of me and all my needs. I thank you and all of your staff for the excellent care provided to me. Thank you and GOD bless all of you.
Lucille

from Katherine in LA March 2, 2018 for Karen R. Smith, MD

Dr. Karen is wonderful! She is compassionate, understanding and thorough. My office visits are always on time and handled with the utmost care. I love that we connect by text. It puts my health care in real time and allows us to check in with each other to evaluate if a treatment is working. I count Dr. Karen and her staff as a blessing and are grateful that they are on my health care team.… See more

from George in LA March 1, 2018 for Karen R. Smith, MD

Dr. Karen R. Smith was my primary care physician before her association with MDVIP. I was disappointed when she announced that she was converting her practice. But, I didnt want to lose what I had. Reluctantly, I decided to give it a chance. The only change I was expecting was higher medical costs.

Well, I am getting from Dr. Smith and her very capable staff a level of service and… See more

from Paul in LA March 1, 2018 for Karen R. Smith, MD
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Dr. Smith has always been so supportive of me, and is clearly an inspiring leader to her staff, who embody her concern for me. I just can't say enough how I appreciate and depend on them.

Over the past several months, Dr. Smith has taken her care for me to an entirely new level, challenging me to learn more about my nutrition and overall health. Most importantly, she has been… See more

from Cindy in LA March 1, 2018 for Karen R. Smith, MD
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I would never have known until it was too late that my A1C was high if not for the extensive testing through MDVIP. Then, Dr Smith spent hours educating me as to how to correct it to avoid becoming diabetic. She is a great educator as well as a genuinely caring physician and Im blessed to be a part of her medical practice. Her staff is competent, warm, and always pleasant.

from Greg in LA March 1, 2018 for Karen R. Smith, MD

I decided to begin with Dr. Smith after having chosen her as a Lafayette based physician available for my Mom as she was having to travel to her primary care physician. I was now able to go with Mom on her Dr. visits. I could tell the first time I meet her she was an extremely capable physician and a kind and caring person. I made the decision to ask her if she would consider me as a… See more

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