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Sandra L. Smith MD

  • General Surgery
  • PeaceHealth Medical Group Provider

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.

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AmeriGroup
  • CAQH
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Community Health Plan of WA (CHPW)
  • Coordinated Care
  • Coventry/First Health Network
  • First Choice Health Network
  • Health Net Federal Services
  • Humana Health Plan
  • Kaiser OR
  • Labor and Industries
  • Medicare
  • Moda Health (ODS)
  • Molina
  • Multi Plan
  • Oregon Medicaid (DMAP)
  • PNOA
  • Pacific Source
  • Premera HealthPlus-Blue Cross
  • Providence
  • Regence - BC/BS
  • Triwest
  • United Healthcare Networks
  • WA Medicaid (DSHS)

Board Certification

  • American Board of Surgery


  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine
    Degree: MD
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
    Specialty: General Surgery


  • General Surgery

Privileged Facilities

  • PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center

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  • PeaceHealth Medical Group - Vancouver
    PHMG - Vancouver Kearney Breast Center
    200 NE Mother Joseph Place, Suite 420
    Vancouver, WA 98664
    Fax: 360-514-6140
  • PeaceHealth Medical Group - Vancouver
    PHMG - Vancouver General Surgery
    505 NE 87th Avenue, Suite 301
    Vancouver, WA 98664
    Fax: 360-514-7384
  • PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
    SW Pavilion Breast Surgery Dept
    200 NE Mother Joseph Pl, Suite 420
    Vancouver, WA 98664
    Fax: 360-729-3482

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