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Sandra L. Smith MD


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PeaceHealth employed provider
  • Surgery (General Surgery)
Biography

Dr. Sandra Smith provides surgical treatment for benign and malignant breast diseases. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University with double majors in Chemistry and English. She earned her medical degree from the University of Missouri - Columbia. Dr. Smith is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Smith was inspired at an early age to pursue a career in medicine. "When I was 12 years old, I read a story about Albert Schweitzer and his work in Africa. It was inspiring and I decided that I wanted to be a doctor. I chose General Surgery and Breast Surgery because I loved being able to make a diagnosis and then intervene in a way that helps people return to good health.”

"Ethical conduct, integrity, and compassion are my guiding principles. I strive to provide service excellence and see each patient as an individual and as a whole person. I work at understanding each person’s particular circumstance, then diligently pursue a complete understanding of their health concerns to provide best-practice guidance to medical decision-making and surgical care. A good provider-patient relationship is necessary to achieving good health care outcomes and requires honest communication and active listening."

Her desire to help others has taken Dr. Smith on surgical mission trips to Migori, Kenya, and to Puerto Penasco, Mexico. Away from work Dr. Smith enjoys hiking, biking, camping, motorcycling, kayaking, swimming, music, theater and reading, and writes poetry, essays, memoir, and short fiction as time allows.

Education
  • University of Missouri at Columbia
    Degree: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
    Specialty: Other, Not Listed
  • University of Missouri School of Medicine-Kansas City
    Specialty: Surgery (General Surgery)
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Insurance Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup Washington
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Plan of Washington
  • Coordinated Care Washington
  • Coventry-Aetna
  • First Choice Health Network
  • Health Net Federal Services
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid Oregon Health Plan
  • Medicaid Washington
  • Medicare
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Moda Health
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Multiplan Network
  • PacificSource Health Plans
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Providence Health Plan (PPO)
  • Provider Network of America
  • Regence - Oregon & Washington
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance
  • United Healthcare
  • Washington State Labor & Industries
Privileged Facilities
  • Southwest Medical Center
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PeaceHealth Medical Group - Vancouver 200 NE Mother Joseph Place, Suite 420
Vancouver, WA 98664
360-514-3979 Fax: 360-514-6140

Sandra L. Smith, MD

Surgery (General Surgery)

Dr. Sandra Smith provides surgical treatment for benign and malignant breast diseases. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University with double majors in Chemistry and English. She earned her medical degree from the University of Missouri - Columbia. Dr. Smith is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Smith was inspired at an early age to pursue a career in medicine. "When I was 12 years old, I read a story about Albert Schweitzer and his work in Africa. It was inspiring and I decided that I wanted to be a doctor. I chose General Surgery and Breast Surgery because I loved being able to make a diagnosis and then intervene in a way that helps people return to good health.”

"Ethical conduct, integrity, and compassion are my guiding principles. I strive to provide service excellence and see each patient as an individual and as a whole person. I work at understanding each person’s particular circumstance, then diligently pursue a complete understanding of their health concerns to provide best-practice guidance to medical decision-making and surgical care. A good provider-patient relationship is necessary to achieving good health care outcomes and requires honest communication and active listening."

Her desire to help others has taken Dr. Smith on surgical mission trips to Migori, Kenya, and to Puerto Penasco, Mexico. Away from work Dr. Smith enjoys hiking, biking, camping, motorcycling, kayaking, swimming, music, theater and reading, and writes poetry, essays, memoir, and short fiction as time allows.

Education

  • University of Missouri at Columbia
    Degree: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
    Specialty: Other, Not Listed
  • University of Missouri School of Medicine-Kansas City
    Specialty: Surgery (General Surgery)

Where I See Patients

200 NE Mother Joseph Pl
Suite 420
Vancouver, WA 98664

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