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.

Dec 09, 2017

I had some difficulty with my insurance and the provider asked what was going on to understand the situation

Dec 09, 2017

have already teferred orher family members to group

Oct 10, 2017

*Dr. Smith has been incredible. She always spend an excellent amt. of time & is very THOROUGH! I love her & wouldn't want to see anyone else.

Sep 28, 2017

*Dr. Smith is wonderful & I have already recommended her to friends & colleagues.

Sep 26, 2017

I have recommended Doctor Smith to many people. All of them are very pleased with her.

Sep 21, 2017

I did not realize that the doctor was going to change my prescription from 90 days to 60 days. I would like to talk to her about that prior to my medication running out.

Sep 20, 2017

I am very pleased with the care I get from Dr. Stephanie Smith. I feel she really cares about my health and well being.

Sep 19, 2017

Dr. Smith is great. My PCP retired a number of years ago and she is the first and only doctor that reminded me of him. Dr Smith is very informative and her explanations are excellent. She is empathetic at the same time. I know she is very busy but when she is talking with you that is all she is focusing on. Although the landscape of medicine has changed over the years, she is "old school" in the way she has treated me and also very knowledgeable. Both attributes are hard to find but Dr. Smith is always the same...and that is a good thing!

Sep 19, 2017

Dr Smith is the best

Sep 12, 2017

My wife and I think *Dr. Smith is super. We really think we're lucky to have her.

Sep 08, 2017

I would highly recommend *Dr. Stephanie Smith (and have). Due to excessive wait times and run around on the phone concerning prescriptions, I am far less likely to recommend the practice.

Sep 08, 2017

Excellent experience. It was just a routine checkup and request for some advice. I was very happy with the visit.

Aug 23, 2017

This was the first time seeing *Dr. Smith and I really liked her. Please make her my primary doctor.

Aug 23, 2017

Love Dr. Smith. Her professional and caring for her patient's are awesome.

Aug 22, 2017

Dr. Smith is the best. She is kind and concerned and thorough - always taking the time to look through my file, remembering details about my history, and asking pointed follow up questions. She really understands me and my lifestyle and how that impacts my medical and emotional well being.

Aug 16, 2017

this was my first visit with dr smith. it was a completely positive and refreshing experience.

Aug 14, 2017

*Dr. Smith is extremely thorough & very caring. She really listens to my concerns.

Aug 14, 2017

My wife and I are both delighted with our choice of Dr Smith and we have recommended to our daughter that she transfer to the same practice.

Aug 12, 2017

dr Smith is a wonderful doctor who I feel very comfortable with

Aug 12, 2017

Dr. Smith is extraordinary!