Stephanie Smith, MD

Family Medicine



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Family Medicine

Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine

Women's Health

Primary Location:

Verona Office

271 Grove Avenue

Verona, NJ 07044

Tel: 973.239.2600

Fax: 973.239.0482


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

Board Certification:

Family Medicine

Professional Associations:

American Academy of Family Physicians

American Medical Association

New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians

Academic Appointments:

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

Hospital Affiliations:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Accepts New Patients
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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.

Mar 08, 2019

Dr. Smith is just so empathetic! She really listens to what you're telling her and she explains what's going on and how to best address it. She understands my own preferences regarding more natural treatments in the first instance and monitors how I'm faring. Her memory and genuine care are exceptional--you feel like you're consulting a longtime friend rather than a clinical doctor with 100s of patients.

Mar 04, 2019

recommend everyone to come here

Mar 02, 2019

Dr Smith is ALWAYS concern, follow thru with my needs and always take care of my problems

Mar 01, 2019

Dr. Smith takes the time to explain things and answers my questions. She is very nice.

Mar 01, 2019

Dr. Smith had previously taken care of my husband and I found her to be as wonderful and compassionate as he did. My problem is that I work full time and have to take time off due to her schedule but I wil attempt to make this work as a result of meeting her and being treated in a most positive way.

Feb 27, 2019

LOVE *Dr. Smith.

Feb 22, 2019

Dr. Smith is really great. She is very concerned about my health and well being. She takes time to explain everything and is very caring and kind. I am very pleased with the way she treats me. She is upfront and honest.

Feb 07, 2019

I have had some bad experiences with other doctors (which is probably the reason I hadn't had a physical in 5 years). She was thorough, listened to me, offered great feedback, and we worked out a plan for next steps. It wasn't a 30 minute session about how awful I was doing this or that which was a major relief. She spent a good amount of time talking to me and I felt very confident when I left in my follow ups.

Feb 05, 2019

I will definitely recommend Dr Smith to my female friends.

Feb 02, 2019

I can speak freely with Dr. Smith without feeling like I will be criticized. She is down-to-earth and very understanding.

Jan 18, 2019

this was our first meeting for her to get to know me and my concerns

Jan 16, 2019

Dr Smith is very caring and takes her time to answer my questions of things i was concerned about

Jan 16, 2019

Dr. Smith is wonderful!

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Jan 12, 2019

Dr. Smith is very knowledgeable and thorough. I asked to have my husband switched to be under her care.

Jan 05, 2019

I love Dr. Smith, she always spends a great amount of time with me and is very thorough!

Dec 27, 2018

Dr. Smith is truly an asset to Vanguard Medical Group...we are so happy to have been able to easily transition from Dr. Cirello to Dr. Smith!

Dec 21, 2018

Dr. Smith is a warm, funny and intelligent provider who guided me through the visit skillfully. I feel she covered all the important aspects of my visit and explained why medications were changed. She and I discussed my health goals, and I feel confident that I can achieve them.

Dec 18, 2018

I have recommended some of my friends to Dr. Stephanie Smith. Dr. Smith is the best!!!

Dec 08, 2018

Dr. Smith is a very caring doctor and she took all the time I needed to answer all my many questions and gave thought to her answers, which I much appreciated and in a way I could understand. Dr. Smith leaves you feeling that what's going on with you is not the end of the world !