Stephanie Smith, MD

Family Medicine



(Overall Providing Rating)

Board Certification:

Family Medicine

Hospital Affiliations:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Academic Appointments:

St. George’s University, Family Medicine Department, Instructor

Professional Associations:

American Academy of Family Physicians

American Medical Association

New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians


Political Science, Columbia University, New York, NY


St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies


St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Accepts New Patients
Patient Portal

Patients Inspire Dr. Smith Every Day

“The best care evolves from trusting relationships built over time.”

Dr. Stephanie Smith chose family medicine because it was “the package deal,” where she had the chance to do it all. “In medical school, we have the opportunity to rotate through each specialty area to see which we like best,” she explains. “I enjoyed every aspect of every rotation, from pediatrics to surgery to OB/GYN.”

Now at Vanguard, she’s developing the trusting relationships with her patients that are the foundation of great medical care. “Perhaps because I’m a woman, I see a lot of female patients,” she notes. “They tell me that they feel more comfortable talking to me about female problems. I really enjoy helping my patients, getting them through crises and making sure they’re doing all they can to stay healthy. It’s what motivates me to come to work every day.”

With a master’s degree in public health, Dr. Smith maintains a strong focus on preventive care and wellness. “Sometimes you’ll be able to prevent something before it becomes a bigger issue,” she says. “A great example is a mammogram. If we can screen more women, we can help catch cancer at its earliest stages.”

Dr. Smith was an All-American athlete growing up, and played soccer while at Columbia. When she’s not working, she enjoys introducing her young children to sports and spending time with her husband and family.

Patient Ratings

explanations of prob/condition


Friendliness/courtesy of


Likelihood of recommending


instructions for follow-up care


efforts to include in decisions


The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Mar 21, 2018

I hate going to the dr. but *Dr. Smith made me very comfortable!

Mar 21, 2018

I love Dr. Smith! She has always been compassionate and caring. She demonstrates a real concern for her patients and she is my favorite doctor. As someone who hates going to the doctor Dr. Smith always makes me feel comfortable and that she genuinely cares about my wellbeing. She is a gem! Very knowledgeable and very willing to listen to patient's concerns.

Mar 14, 2018

Dr Smith is fantastic. She takes her time when she is with you. She is thorough. You can ask or tell her anything and she takes her time talking to you or explaining to you whatever you want to talk about. You feel confident in her assessment and know she will make sure you are well cared for.

Mar 13, 2018

dr. Stephanie Smith is always attentive relatable and has good suggestions. I think she is a fabulous Doctor Who takes her time with her patients and spends time to understand their concerns.

Mar 11, 2018

First time to meet Dr. Smith.

Mar 11, 2018

dr smith was kind and very helpful

Mar 10, 2018

I really enjoyed my visit. My provider was kind and gave me lots of attention. I felt respected and well taken care of. I also really like that she took time to review my lab results specifically.

Mar 05, 2018

Dr. Smith is consistently top notch and would strongly recommend her to friends and family.

Feb 28, 2018

Excellent listening, empathy, knowledgr and compassion always demonstrated.

Feb 28, 2018

I was extremely happy with Dr. Smith. She was very thorough and answered all my questions and concerns.

Feb 27, 2018

The doctor listened and was pleasant and easy to understand. She explained the results of my blood & urine tests, answered my questions and suggested routine testing to be done in the future. She was very clear.

Feb 19, 2018

Dr. Smith is friendly, caring and very interested in hearing my concerns and questions.

Feb 18, 2018

Dr. Smith is an outstanding doctor, very intelligent and extremely compassionate. My husband passed away recently and she made me feel so much better. I wish more of the doctors at Vanguard were like her.

Feb 18, 2018

Dr. Smith is a wonderful, caring and considerate professional. I always feel confident that I have received the best care. I do recommend Dr. Smith to anyone looking for a new doctor.

Feb 12, 2018

I think Dr. Smith is excellent! I would recommend her and in fact my mother will be calling to meet with her. Dr. Smith is kind and caring and thoughtful in how she conducts my check ups. I appreciate that she takes her time & listens to me.

Feb 10, 2018

dr Smith is a wonderful asset to the practice.

Feb 04, 2018

Good experience

Feb 01, 2018

doctor Smith showed a high degree of professionalism and took time to explain my condition, treatment and follow up thank you doctor Smith

Jan 31, 2018

Dr Smith is wonderful and she really cares for the patient. there was a student with her and she was awesome and also caring

Jan 31, 2018

It was my first visit and I was very comfortable with Dr. Smith, I will definitely be back