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.

Jul 17, 2017

From day 1 Dr. Smith became one of my favorite doctors. She takes the time to answer all my questions and has great follow-up from previous visits. She's so easy to talk to that it makes going to the doctor easy.

Jul 15, 2017

Dr Smith always shows concern and understanding when dealing with me. And is open to discussion.

Jul 08, 2017

it was a wonderful experience! highly recommend Dr. Smith. She was attentive and thorough and put me at ease. I'm grateful for the time she took with me and feel I am in good hands. glad to have found her.

Jun 29, 2017

excellent in all respects

Jun 27, 2017

Dr. Smith is excellent. I've already recommended her to others.

Jun 26, 2017

I love Dr. Smith - she is so thorough and makes me feel like my concerns matter. I recommend her to everyone I know!

Jun 22, 2017

Dr. Stephanie Smith not only feels like my doctor but feels like a friend who truly cares. She is awesome!!

Jun 21, 2017

I would definitely recommend Dr. Smith, I have already!

Jun 13, 2017

I was satisfied with the care and explanation offered regarding my visit. Yes, Dr. Stephanie Smith is knowledgeable and professional.

Jun 11, 2017


Jun 09, 2017

I am planning to have my daughter to see Dr. Smith

Jun 08, 2017

Doctor was very thorough in exam and explanations and was concerned that I understood reasons for various test.

Jun 08, 2017

they were very good and helpful

Jun 06, 2017

Dr. Smith is the most patient, understanding Doctor I have ever had.

Jun 02, 2017

I even called after hours with personal concerns and adr Smith was very reassuring.

May 31, 2017

I love Dr. Smith. She treats me like an informed patient without condescending to me. I have recommended her to others in my community.

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.