Sean B. Smith, MD

Sean B. Smith, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Interventional Pulmonology

Secondary Specialty

  • Critical Care Medicine

Insurance

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science - 2007
Residency:
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester) - 2010
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2014
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2015

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

322 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 28, 2022

5.0

He is very involved with patient care and is careful to make sure he knows all the details and that the patient knows what to do. He’s great, was able to see him same day when I was sick.

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March 17, 2022

4.0

He is friendly, put me at ease. He gave me a lot of explanation about my condition and the type of care that will be good for me.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Listens to me and explains in ways I can understand

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March 14, 2022

5.0

He’s absolutely the best!!!! So grateful he is my physician

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Excellent care

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Very professional, knowledgeable, patient, and warm

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Super

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Dr. Smith always makes it sure that he explain everything clearly with the patient.

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March 05, 2022

5.0

Dr, Smith takes the time needed to discuss what he and his teams do and answers all the questions in a easy to understand way. Completely reviews your history and has an excellent bedside manner.

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Doctor Smith was very kind and understanding. He went out of his way to keep me informed.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Very friendly and easily. Explains things.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Doc was great answered all my questions was lighthearted yet sincere and serious

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February 19, 2022

5.0

He is extremely concerned about patients health.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

The surgeon was very thorough and helpful, answering all questions

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Smith was careful and reassuring in his explanations. I greatly appreciate his expertise.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

I really am impressed by him. He knows exactly what he wants to do He also shares pertinent information with the patient. He is friendly and cares about the patient Great doctor

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February 03, 2022

5.0

Dr. Smith is kind and I can tell that he really cares about his patients! To me this makes all the difference in the world!

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February 01, 2022

5.0

A down to earth person. I have a lot of respect for him. A true professional

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January 29, 2022

5.0

He has a kind and professional and understanding manner. He looks at all angles.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Dr Smith is good with relaying my results in a timely manner and explains everything well in detail.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Aprecio y valoro mucho al Dr.Smith , El conoce mi historial médico y siempre me ha atendido de una forma excelente.

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January 13, 2022

5.0

Dr. Smith has gone above and beyond several times for me. Not only is he a an incredibly skilled surgeon, but he also responds to messages and really goes out of his way to figure out what is going on, including reaching out to other doctors. He’s worked hard to help me with this issue.

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January 13, 2022

5.0

I am comfortable with him.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Good people skills

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January 09, 2022

5.0

Very kind, informative, knew his work well, pleasant

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Even though you know he is crazy busy, you never feel like he’s not present

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January 02, 2022

5.0

Dr Smith was very responsive and patient with the multiple questions the family had. He seemed as if he really cared.

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December 27, 2021

5.0

Very attentive and explains things very well.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Listens ..explains in an understanding way

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December 21, 2021

5.0

He is Mayo trained and an expert. He has excellent “bedside” manner. He makes sure you understand everything he tells you. He answers any and all questions with an explanation. He is kind, respectful, and condition.

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December 13, 2021

5.0

Doctor Smith is the best He is very good friendly I strongly recommend him do not hesitate to do the surgery was less then an hour Thanks Doctor Sean B Smith

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December 13, 2021

5.0

Excellent care.

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December 13, 2021

5.0

Even though he was super busy and I was a last minute consult, he fitted me in for my medical issue.

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December 13, 2021

5.0

Dr Smith medical acumen is outstanding.

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December 11, 2021

5.0

Everything was explained in plain English. Dr. Smith is smart, caring and professional in every manner. The procedure was executed without a hitch.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

Sean is a highly skilled, caring individual, who is extremely dedicated to his patients and their understanding of their pulmonary condition. NM is fortunate to have him—and truly needs more like him!

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November 22, 2021

5.0

He's one of the finest individuals I've met - and that's thousands of people in my profession!

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November 20, 2021

5.0

Amazing. Bedside manner off the charts. Just a great person felt very comfortable with him. Glad he’s on my team

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November 18, 2021

5.0

The best doctor I have seen so far. He explained everything to me, came up with a plan, I trust him completely and I finally have hope that everything will be fine.

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November 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Smith sets a standard by which all physicians should be measured. He is kind, conversational, able to transmit technical information in understandable terms, and clearly enjoys input from his patients. NM needs more like him.

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November 10, 2021

5.0

Pleasant person and easy to talk with.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Promptness,Care , knowledgeable,mannerism

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October 21, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable Explains himself well Listens

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October 18, 2021

5.0

I feel comfortable with him.

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October 14, 2021

5.0

Takes time to explain everything. Orders tests he thinks are necessary only.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

He seems to be on top of my care and very watchful of my routine tests.

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October 09, 2021

5.0

He was gracious and concenrned and focused on my issues despite a busy patient schedule.

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October 09, 2021

5.0

Impressive combination of highly professional and empathetic approach of patient!

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October 07, 2021

5.0

Very efficient and caring

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October 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Smith does not rush you and makes you feel like you are the total focus at the moment! He explains things, I would ask questions and he did not rush through an answer. He seem to be in no hurry at all which sometimes you run into that problem when you’re visiting doctors, but not with him!

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September 27, 2021

5.0

Simply, he is great. I enjoyed talking with him and evaluating my CT scan results with him.

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September 24, 2021

5.0

took time with me to explain

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September 20, 2021

5.0

Very serious to help solving and treating the patient

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September 20, 2021

5.0

Good doctor

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September 20, 2021

5.0

His demeanor was not distant and officious. Rather, he was thorough, asked for my input, repeatedly asked if I had questions, and seemed very genuine. I did have some questions, and he patiently heard me out. I came away from the whole thing thinking "Yeah, this is a guy I can trust."

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September 06, 2021

5.0

Muy buen doctor.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Dr. Smith is very knowledgeable, takes time to answer questions, prompt response to patients concerns.�

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August 26, 2021

5.0

He’s very good

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Explained everything.

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August 13, 2021

5.0

Personable and thorough

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Doctor explain everything

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August 12, 2021

5.0

He's very caring n explained things well. He had me make decisions in my care.

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August 12, 2021

5.0

He knew what he was talking about. Asked about my past illnesses to get an understanding of my condition.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Good and caring doctor

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August 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Smith is very knowledgeable, friendly, answer all my questions without rushing, in depth

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Si lo recomiendo me trataron muy bien,muy amable y me explicaron todo muy bien.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Considerate, thorough. Had telemed visit and took time to discuss meaning and options.

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July 30, 2021

5.0

Explained the procedure clearly and listened to my concerns and questions.

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July 29, 2021

5.0

Very professional and personable. Listens and answers your concerns. Goes over your care plan so you understand.

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July 29, 2021

5.0

His clarity of information and respect for my ability to understand.

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July 22, 2021

5.0

He takes time to explain and answer questions. As a patient you know immediately that you will receive excellent care!

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Casual /comfortable demeanor, Knowledgeable and informative

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July 13, 2021

5.0

He listens and explains

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Really takes the time to discuss all your concerns. And explains everything

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Dr Smith and his staff are always amazing, kind, supportive and friendly. They really care about the well-being of their patients.

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July 08, 2021

5.0

GREAT DR. IN ALL THE WAYS THAT ARE NECESSARY!

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July 06, 2021

5.0

Professionalism and outstanding bedside manner.

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July 06, 2021

5.0

Very good doctor

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July 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Sean Smith is a very thorough & caring Dr. He is an Amazing Dr. !!

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July 01, 2021

5.0

Explained procedure to me, answered all my questions and was patient with me.

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June 29, 2021

5.0

He was extremely knowledgeable and professional.

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June 25, 2021

5.0

Obviously knows what he is doing Great style Excellent communication

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June 24, 2021

5.0

Both he and his assistant were delightful and the way they explain to me the CT scan.

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June 24, 2021

5.0

Pleasant, explained the information completely, asked appropriate questions and knew my medical background quite well. Made me feel like he was truly interested in my breathing problems.

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Listens caring, helpful.

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June 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Smith explained the procedure to me and explained in a manner that I understood.

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June 11, 2021

5.0

Liked him

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June 04, 2021

5.0

Informative and helpful with my problem. Made suggestions on possible remedies.

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June 01, 2021

5.0

Explains everything very well and makes it easy to understand.

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May 28, 2021

5.0

After speaking with him it seems like we are on the same page

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May 25, 2021

5.0

He was very thorough and made sure my questions were answered clearly.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

This was my first encounter with Dr. Smith but he pleased me with his demeanor.

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May 14, 2021

5.0

To put it mildly DR. Sean Smith is the finest medical professionals I’ve ever encountered…I’d trust DR. Smith with my life ��!

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May 12, 2021

4.0

Gives a detail information about patient’s condition and progress

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May 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Smith had always been a kind and caring physician. He knows his Medicine. I appreciate the fact that when he found out I was scheduled for Open Heart Surgery in January he looked up the Surgeon who was going to do the procedure. Dr. Smith reassured me that I would be in good hands. He told me he was a good man. I thought that was nice of him to find out who was doing the surgery.

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May 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Sean was professional, kind and approachable.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

Dr. Smith makes me feel valued. As if I were his only patient

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May 03, 2021

5.0

good patient care

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April 24, 2021

4.0

No waiting, spent time with patients

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April 19, 2021

5.0

Was very thorough and took time to discuss and explain my issue

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