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 28, 2017

I never think anyone could compare with Dr. Lacara, but Dr. Smith does. She's great.

May 24, 2017

as usual, a pleasant visit with any questions answered to my satisfaction

May 23, 2017

I love Dr. Smith. She really understands me. She understands where I am at physically as well as mentally. I recommend her to all of my friends (and strangers).

May 21, 2017

Doctor Smith is excellent, however the person who made my follow up appointment should not be allowed to interact with any patients. She was rude and seemed bothered by my attempting to make an appointment.

May 18, 2017

*Dr. Smith is a caring dr.

May 18, 2017

I thought Dr. Smith was excellent

May 10, 2017

*Dr Smith is a great doctor who truly takes her time with you. Other doctors there were in & out. She listens. I've already recommended people to her.

May 09, 2017

Dr. Smith is an exceptional physician, thorough in everything always taking time for any concerns, a true example for the students that learn from her.

May 06, 2017

The doctor hit all of these categories. Now I realize why. I'm a teacher and we have to follow the same format ticking off all categories when being observed. My doctor shows these qualities all of the time. Why do they need a survey to prompt the other doctors. Shouldn't we all be professional all of the time.

May 03, 2017

No complaints.

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.

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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.