Sean B. Smith, MD

Sean B. Smith, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Interventional Pulmonology

Secondary Specialty

  • Critical Care Medicine

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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 - 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 

484 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

85 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

85 Reviews

August 24, 2023

5.0

Personable, professional

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Today was my first visit with Dr Smith. He was extremely knowledgeable and clearly explained the recommended treatment. His demeanor is caring and gave me confidence in his abilities.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

He was very thorough while being patient explaining everything to my daughter and me. Also, he called me with my procedure results as soon as he got them. I didn’t have to wait a week or more. I cried with the wonderful news. He I just a great doctor and I really appreciate I got him with my referral.

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Sean Smith scheduled another CT scan the same day I would see him later. He scheduled a tentative bronchoscopy depending on the result. He evaluated the scanning in my presence and clearly, patiently explained the findings. He gave me an order for another CT scan that I could use in Florida in 6 months and explained how to get the results to him.

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August 18, 2023

5.0

Good quality care

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Omg so nice and understanding and helpful

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August 13, 2023

5.0

He was very attentive and provided an understandable description of my condition.

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August 11, 2023

5.0

I felt well taken care of and he answered all of my questions with information and understanding.

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August 10, 2023

5.0

combination of scientific evidence and warm approach

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August 07, 2023

5.0

quick response and feedbacks on reports. he is amazing

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Helps me.

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August 04, 2023

5.0

Feels rushed

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Bright, knowledgeable, compassionate attention.

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July 25, 2023

5.0

Very thorough

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July 24, 2023

5.0

While Dr. Sean Smith is very professional, he is also very caring and very easy to talk to. I think he’s a very good doctor with a wonderful bedside manner.

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July 23, 2023

5.0

explains well, open about how to proceed.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Dr Smith was attentive and took time to talk and explain the test results and his recommendations for treatment. He was very friendly and I felt comfortable with him.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

He’s caring, down to earth yet extremely good surgeon.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

Excellent communicator before and after surgery. I appreciate his ability to collaborate with the other doctors on my health care team.

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July 17, 2023

5.0

He is a smart doctor who also is also very nice.

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July 12, 2023

5.0

For everything I said above. Excellent Pulmonologist.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

Very attentive Doctor that has kept me informed, every step of the way.

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July 06, 2023

5.0

He puts you at ease.

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July 02, 2023

5.0

Provided opportunities for questions and answers were easily understood

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July 02, 2023

5.0

gave me a complete understanding of my medical condition, all the treatment options, and prognosis for the future

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July 01, 2023

5.0

So far he seems to be the doctor I need.

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June 29, 2023

5.0

He’s a great doctor. Extremely thorough. Explained everything very good. I’m glad I finally have some answers.

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June 28, 2023

5.0

I felt the care he and his team offer, was exceptional. From the moment I met Dr. Smith, all my concerns were addressed.

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June 25, 2023

5.0

Clear and to the point

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June 22, 2023

5.0

Was kind caring understanding & so informative. As answered every question. Explained next steps. Etc etc

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June 22, 2023

5.0

He is so very caring and knowledgable. He explains things well and doesn't rush.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Clearly he is very good at what he does plus he listens to the patient

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June 20, 2023

5.0

As I stated in the previous answer, he is attentive, follows up, answers my questions, immediately sees me after the CT scan and shared it with me on screen during my visit as we discuss it. He’s very friendly and down to earth

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June 16, 2023

5.0

Dr. Smith was very attentive, did not rush with my questions. Made me feel at ease and happy I am under his care.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Smith was very thorough and pragmatic about next steps.

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June 11, 2023

5.0

Timely, quality care and excellent explanations.

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June 10, 2023

5.0

He is an extremely knowledgeable and compassionate doctor.

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June 08, 2023

5.0

Listened carefully, discussed the options well

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June 08, 2023

5.0

Dr. Smith was very nice he talked to me about my diagnosis and what the next step would be. I could understand him and what he was saying. He made me feel very calm.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Very passionate Dr. and willing to help you,

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June 02, 2023

5.0

Dr. Smith spoke with me before and after the surgery and was very kind and helpful.

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May 24, 2023

5.0

Kind & knowledgeable

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May 16, 2023

5.0

He is a true professional, knowledgeable and caring.

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Dr. Sean Smith is excellent at communication and listening to your needs.

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Takes time to explain and relate to you

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May 13, 2023

5.0

His feedback and honesty .

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May 11, 2023

5.0

Skill, support

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May 10, 2023

5.0

Excellent communicator. Excellent physician. Caring man.

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May 09, 2023

5.0

I value his expertise in his recommendations.

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May 09, 2023

5.0

I am comfortable with him

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Dr. Smith is highly professional, answered all questions in details that I’ve had .

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May 06, 2023

5.0

I like Dr Smith very much. He gave clear explanations of what he was going to do and his bed-side manner is excellent and calming. Follow up was very clear and straight forward. Answered all my questions.

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May 03, 2023

5.0

His caring attitude and the ability to listen to my concerns for the bad choices I have made in life. He reassuring me that I can still have a form of Quality of life.

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May 03, 2023

5.0

Dr Smith listened to our opinions and demonstrated attentiveness, and duly noted our concerns. Dr Smith was comprehensive in explaining medical findings of patient, his views and how to proceed is clear.

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May 02, 2023

5.0

Great bedside manner, efficient

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May 02, 2023

5.0

He gave me options but explained what he thought I should do and why.

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April 29, 2023

5.0

Dr. Smith is very knowledgable and explains everything in terms that I cn understand.

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April 28, 2023

5.0

He’s very caring and professional and has a wonderful bedside manner. I really feel safe with him.

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April 28, 2023

5.0

Liked his explanation about my possible options after my bronchoscopy, and his willingness to talk to me further if I wish.

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April 27, 2023

5.0

Dr. Smith really makes sure you understand what’s going on with your health and how to prevent any further episodes. He’s always on top of his game.

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April 23, 2023

5.0

Caring very complete in exam

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April 20, 2023

5.0

Dr smith has been patient, responsive and kind!

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April 20, 2023

5.0

Was very forthcoming and empathetic towards my condition and assured me he'd help out in any way he could.

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April 18, 2023

5.0

Dr. Smith was extremely helpful and informative in explaining my test results. He is one of the best doctors I have encountered. he made sure that I understood and asked for my opinion on what I wanted to do.

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April 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Sean Smith is an Awesome Dr.

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April 11, 2023

5.0

Haven't yet met him but good telehealth calls

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April 06, 2023

5.0

He knows what he's doing and doesn't waste time

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April 03, 2023

5.0

Dr. Smith explained the procedure and answered my questions without appearing rushed.

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March 27, 2023

5.0

Dr Smith was very thorough in explaining the biopsy procedure and was very compassionate.

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March 27, 2023

5.0

Dr. Sean Smith is very caring and makes sure you understand and takes the time to answer all my questions.

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March 20, 2023

5.0

Straightforward, easy to ask questions, knowledgeable.

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March 20, 2023

5.0

Very nice doctor and very good at his job .

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March 09, 2023

5.0

For starters Dr.Smith looked at me like a person and in my eyes, I didn't feel like just another sick person. He was crystal clear in his explanations of the findings in my tests.

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March 08, 2023

5.0

Very professional and knowledgeable

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March 07, 2023

5.0

He is a good listener, answers questions, approaches treatment with common sense, is inquisitive & curious. Also, he does not “force” extreme/invasive treatments.

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March 03, 2023

5.0

Dr. Smith answered my questions very thoroughly

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March 03, 2023

5.0

Dr. Smith was intelligent, compassionate, and explained all aspects of the procedure and results in an excellent, understandable manner.

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March 03, 2023

5.0

Dr smith Excellent dr

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March 02, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable, patient and supportive

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February 28, 2023

5.0

He’s fabulous! Very smart, compassionate, caring, thinks things through and I’m totally confidant being under his care.

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February 28, 2023

5.0

He cares about your health.

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February 27, 2023

5.0

Said before Trust

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February 26, 2023

5.0

Excellent listener. Excellent physician.

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February 25, 2023

5.0

see above, office team effort

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February 22, 2023

5.0

He is very polite professional and explain things to my understanding.

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