Dean A. Smith, MD

Internal Medicine
831 82nd Parkway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 Get Directions
Dean A. Smith, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

450.00 every 3 months **
900.00 every 6 months **
1,800.00 each year **

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

Doctor derives from the Latin word for teacher. My most important role as a doctor is to teach my patients to understand as much as possible about their illness and the importance of their wellness. I empower each of my patients to be my partner so we can work together to make a positive difference in their health and well-being.

Dr. Smith's Credentials

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Lankenau Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Internal Medicine 1982-1985

Lankenau Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Internal Medicine 1982-1983

Medical School:
Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Doctorate of Medicine 1982

American College of Physician Executives
Tampa, FL
Preliminary Courses for Masters of Medical Management Degree 1997-2000
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
Certificate of Medical Management 2001
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
Masters of Medical Mana

Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts 1978

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Diplomate, American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians
BaleDoneen Method Endorsed Provider
Grand Strand Regional Medical Center
Best of the Beach Internist, Myrtle Beach Herald 2005, 2007, 2008
Patients' Choice Award 2008, 2009, 2010
American College of Physicians
South Carolina Medical Association
Medical Society of Horry County
- Past President
South Carolina

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Smith

from Kathy in SC March 12, 2020 for Dean A. Smith, MD

Dr Dean Smith was my doctor for several years prior to joining MDVIP. He is a patient, caring doctor who listens to his patients and never hurries them along. Since being a part of MDVIP I have felt very confident in being able to see him if I had a medical issue. I love that he is available even when office hours are over. He has helped me by explaining my tests results from annual physicals… See more

from Bonnie in SC March 12, 2020 for Dean A. Smith, MD

My husband and I are both members of MDVIP and have Dr.Smith.My husband had a bad fall that caused internal bleeding and ended up in the Grand Strand Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit.Dr.Smith was there every morning to see him,they have an intense care Dr. that is over the ICU patients. Dr.Smith has continued through this whole lengthy recovery to be supportive and responsive to his needs.… See more

from Evelyn in SC March 12, 2020 for Dean A. Smith, MD

For the first time in a long time, I feel I have a doctor who really listens and who really cares. I have not been Dr. Smith's patient for too long, yet I still have the reassurance that he is truly there for me and on my side.

I am a spoiled rotten patient whose father was a general practitioner and husband an internist. I always had the security of "live in" help… See more

from Pamela Gayle in SC March 12, 2020 for Dean A. Smith, MD

It’s a common thought that in today’s medical world you have to self diagnose or who knows what could happen. If you are not proactive with your doctor you may never get tested until it’s to late! Not so with Dr. Smith. He is so proactive with your health and well being. I love telling friends that “my Dr. is a medical nerd which means he knows everything but if he did come across something he… See more

from Jim in SC March 11, 2020 for Dean A. Smith, MD

Blood tests are part of the MDVIP annual physical. Dr. Smith noticed a change in my kidneys and ordered an MRI. The MRI showed a blockage that was caused my bladder cancer. Dr. Smith’s discovery led to me being treated and now I am on the road to recovery. On another occasion when I was hospitalized for another reason, Dr. Smith visited at 7:00 each morning to see how I was doing. He is a… See more

from Eva in SC March 11, 2020 for Dean A. Smith, MD

Dt. Smith has been my doctor for 20 years and is still my doctor today. He remains true to his oath and takes a personal and genuine interest in providing me with the resource and care that I need, He makes himself available to see that I receive the proper care that I need. He is trustworthy and caring and interested in seeing that I have the proper information so that I may have the… See more

from Nancy in SC March 10, 2020 for Dean A. Smith, MD

Two different times this year I had a reason to have to go to the hospital for care. Both times Dr Smith came to look over my test results and determine best route for medical care. When you are in the emergency room or hospital it’s very comforting to have your doctor, who knows your medical history, being there to make decisions. All is well now and I thank Dr Smith for being there on the… See more

from Jeanne in SC March 10, 2020 for Dean A. Smith, MD

Dr. Dean Smith is an excellent Doctor. He always presents several options which I can then choose from. He spends a good amount of time researching my health issues. I am impressed by his thoroughness of medical research and knowledge. Thank you, Dr. Smith, for being an excellent Physician and a good friend.

from Jimmy and Elsie in SC March 10, 2020 for Dean A. Smith, MD

In November of 2018 our dad ( 82) was diagnosed with advanced cancer and was flown back to my home ( his daughter) in Baltimore MD. After 7 months of chemo ,fluid overload , 3 heart attacks, diabetes ... My parents wanted to come back to our home town Myrtle Beach. I will say I was the first to say NO! I was very very concerned how they could possibly function with everything going on ( my mom… See more