Two summers ago, I was experiencing extreme coughing/choking and shortness of breath. At the time, major California fires were turning the local air particularly smokey. My personal doctor was treating me for bronchitis. I went to a cardiologist who checked my lungs for the 'crackling sounds' I complained about. He did not think it significant enough and said to see him in 6 months. At this… See more
My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...
Dr. Smith's Credentials
University of Nevada Reno Family Practice Residency Program
Family Practice 1995-1998
Resident of the Year Award 1997, 1998
University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine
Doctorate of Medicine 1995
Washington State University
Bachelor of Science 1991
Basic Cardiac Life Support
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Renown Regional Medical Center
Patient’s Choice Award 2008, 2009, 2010
Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2010-2011
Nevada State Medical Association
Nevada Academy of Family Practice
Testimonials from patients of Dr. Smith
Considering the craziness that is our world right now, Dr. Smith is the voice of reason in a world gone mad!
I have been able to contact him by phone and text at any time and have received answers promptly.
I appreciate his help and guidance very much.
Keep up the good work, Doc! I appreciate all that you do!
Dr. Smith has been my Primary Care doctor since 2003. I can't say enough wonderful things about him. He is thorough in his examinations and doesn't hesitate to recommend a specialist if needed. He really listens to you when you talk to him. He picks up on little nuances in your words, voice, posture and gently and stealthily coaxes you into sharing something that you want to… See more
My experiences with Dr. Smith have been immeasurable, he is the GOAT..! (Greatest of All Time). Every, and i mean Every time i send him a question or request by text, he answers me within minutes..! His explanations of circumstances for me and my family are detailed and thorough. He has gotten to know me and knows how to read me like no other doctor ever has. He can relate to any long… See more
I appreciate so many things about Dr. Smith. I appreciate the thorough annual physical assessment and the time spent answering my questions and giving me guidance I need, without ever being rushed. I appreciate that I have such a comfort level with his care that I am never hesitant to ask any question no matter how minor it might seem to me. He always explains things completely, giving me… See more
A little over a year ago, I woke up on Monday morning and took my coffee out by the pool. After a vigorous weekend of motorcycle racing, I was a bit sore all over. But noticed it most in my pecs. Hmm, I thought , I didn’t think I was that out of shape. Then a sudden and pretty severe dizzy spell hit, but faded after 5 seconds or so. But it was enough to convince me something was amiss. So… See more
Dr. Paul Smith will not shake your hand! And even in that practice, he is teaching us how to be health and stay alive. As we are being reminded with the COVID-19 virus, shaking hands is not a health practice. At the same time, he “touches” my life regularly and personally. He always takes time for me - whether in the office or on the phone. We have texted photos of skin rashes from our… See more
A few years ago, I was driving out of town with my teenage son for the weekend. I had been experiencing chest pain that would not go away and decided to check in with Paul Smith before I got too far from town. I pulled into a gas station and made the call and he answered right away. Reviewing my history, he knew that my situation was not a heart attack. He took the time to explain what was… See more
I told Dr. Paul R. Smith that I must like men with his name, since my husband is also called Paul Smith. Both of them have enhanced the quality of my existence-- the latter as my spouse for almost 50 years and the former as my doctor for almost 8 years. Dr. Paul R. Smith is a terrific listener, he responds immediately whenever I communicate with him, he puts my test results in perspective,… See more