Stephanie Smith, MD

Family Medicine



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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

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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.

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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.

May 01, 2017

I have been a patient for about 25 years. I have been seeing Dr. Smith for about 3 years. I absolutely trust her with my healthcare. And her personality is awesome !!!

May 01, 2017

this was my 1st time but I feel comfortable with Dr. Smith already.

Apr 30, 2017


Apr 26, 2017

Dr. Stephanie Smith is awesome and will recommend her to all who need a new primary physican

Apr 26, 2017

Already have referred fringe to Dr. Smith. Very satisfied with her care.

Apr 26, 2017

I came to Dr. Smith based on the recommendations of friends. I intend to make Dr. Smith my primary general practitioner.

Apr 23, 2017

Dr. Smith is very good at seeing medical solutions for complaints about one's body and life symptoms. Especially when it is hard to see.

Apr 18, 2017

Dr Smith is awesome. Very friendly and knowledgeable. She cares about her patients.

Apr 04, 2017

Dr.Smith always takes her time and explains my condition with me, what ever my concerns maybe. I feel comfortable with her has my doctor.

Apr 02, 2017

I was so delighted with Dr Smith that I recommended her to my wife. She and I are so thrilled with our primary care physician that we have recommended her to our daughter and to several other potential patients. Somehow she manages to give undivided attention to all our concerns, without keeping other patients waiting.

Mar 30, 2017

*Dr. Smith makes me feel like she's my sister giving me advice. A LOVE her!

Mar 30, 2017

Dr. Smith shows compassion and understanding whenever I see her.

Mar 23, 2017

All ready have other family members onboard with Vanguard, with the same degree of appreciation as I have for the Group( from Drs to assts).

Mar 15, 2017

Dr. Smith was excellent. She is very thorough, relatable, and informative. I wanted a doctor that I could make a connection with and be my primary care provider for a long time, and I believe I have found that in Dr. Smith.

Mar 12, 2017

Dr. Smith entered the office, ignored the fact that I was tearful/crying. She swung her leg over the rolling stool and proceeded to look at the computer monitor and ask me questions. She did not at any point acknowledge my crying, nor did she use this a cue to my problem (stress) and my reason for the visit. She was uncaring, and I would not choose her again. She didn't even notice that I have lost over 10% of my body weight.

Mar 10, 2017

*Dr. Smith is awesome!! That's why I go to Vanguard!

Feb 22, 2017

I have recommended Dr. Stephanie Smith to two other patients who now see her as well. She is the most compassionate doctor I have ever met. Very knowledgeable, and conservative in her treatments, not an alarmist.

Feb 21, 2017

Great bedside manner! A real delight.

Feb 16, 2017

Dr. Smith was calm and reassuring. She took the time to answer and address my concerns and questions. I'm pleased that my visit was with her.

Jan 30, 2017

I already have recommended *Dr. Smith.