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​"There is so much to gain by interacting and recognizing what your patients say. Having good communication is extremely important to providing great care."

Provider Bio down arrow

​Dr. Philip Smith offers comprehensive eye care including Lasik surgery, cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment with lasers, ocular surface disease and dry eye.

"I love surgery, cataract surgery and the advances in the technique of surgery with laser-assisted surgery and devices to make surgery more accurate," he said. "It's great to see the advances which allow patients who come in one day not seeing and the next day have near 20/20 vision."

Dr. Smith was introduced to the field of ophthalmology while doing summer construction work with his father.

"We remodeled an ophthalmologist's office back home and he recommended I observe a cataract surgery and see what I thought," he recalled. "He hired me as an ophthalmic tech and I worked there for eight months before medical school. I was fascinated by eye surgery and I enjoyed the personalized care ophthalmology entails."

Dr. Smith is a board-certified ophthalmologist. Smith went to medical school at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. Following medical school, he completed an internal medicine residency at Texas Tech University. He then completed his residency in Ophthalmology at Maryland General Hospital – Friedenwald Eye Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Smith enjoys playing hockey, golfing, scuba diving, cooking, baking and going to concerts. He also enjoys music and plays the cello, trombone and the great highland Scottish bagpipes.

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - School of Medicine Lubbock, TX, United States, M.D. 2000

    Residency
    Maryland General Hospital - Friedenwald Eye Institute Baltimore, MD, United States Ophthalmology 2006

    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - School of Medicine Amarillo, TX, United States Internal Medicine 2003

  • Professional Societies
    American Academy of Ophthalmology American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery

    Board Certifications
    Ophthalmology: 2008, recertified 2018

    State Licenses
    California Wisconsin

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.7
out of 5 (53 ratings, 6 comments)
4.7
Provider explanations of my problem
4.7
Provider concern for my questions
4.8
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.7
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.7
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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December 04, 2020
Dr. Smith did a wonderful job of answering my questions & concerns.
December 07, 2020
I appreciated efficiency, _____ info coverage, explanations, future planning ideas/necessity of future care, patience.
February 02, 2021
Dr.Smith answered all questions and he asked again at the end of exam.
March 09, 2021
I was somewhat overwhelmed when MD was explaining my issues. Without hesitation he agreed to explain everything to my daughter who was in the waiting room.
March 30, 2021
Dr Smith seems really good so I look forward to him taking over my eye care
February 08, 2021
Good experience
February 08, 2021
Good experience
December 04, 2020
Dr. Smith did a wonderful job of answering my questions & concerns.
December 07, 2020
I appreciated efficiency, _____ info coverage, explanations, future planning ideas/necessity of future care, patience.
February 02, 2021
Dr.Smith answered all questions and he asked again at the end of exam.
March 09, 2021
I was somewhat overwhelmed when MD was explaining my issues. Without hesitation he agreed to explain everything to my daughter who was in the waiting room.
March 30, 2021
Dr Smith seems really good so I look forward to him taking over my eye care
December 04, 2020
Dr. Smith did a wonderful job of answering my questions & concerns.
December 07, 2020
I appreciated efficiency, _____ info coverage, explanations, future planning ideas/necessity of future care, patience.
February 02, 2021
Dr.Smith answered all questions and he asked again at the end of exam.
February 08, 2021
Good experience
March 09, 2021
I was somewhat overwhelmed when MD was explaining my issues. Without hesitation he agreed to explain everything to my daughter who was in the waiting room.
March 30, 2021
Dr Smith seems really good so I look forward to him taking over my eye care
March 30, 2021
Dr Smith seems really good so I look forward to him taking over my eye care
March 09, 2021
I was somewhat overwhelmed when MD was explaining my issues. Without hesitation he agreed to explain everything to my daughter who was in the waiting room.
February 08, 2021
Good experience
February 02, 2021
Dr.Smith answered all questions and he asked again at the end of exam.
December 07, 2020
I appreciated efficiency, _____ info coverage, explanations, future planning ideas/necessity of future care, patience.
December 04, 2020
Dr. Smith did a wonderful job of answering my questions & concerns.

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