Melanie M. Smith, MD

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Primary Specialty

Palliative Medicine

Secondary Specialty

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 2010
Residency:
NYU Grossman School of Medicine - 2013
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2014

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Hospice & Palliative Medicine (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Assistant 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

5.0
5.0 

235 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

48 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

48 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable with a wonderful bedside manner

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August 16, 2023

5.0

She’s very caring

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Clinical, expertise and compassion

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August 10, 2023

5.0

She follows up consistently and has excellent and practical suggestions.

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July 28, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor. Will great follow up care on issues.

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July 25, 2023

5.0

She is a great doctor

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Attention,expertise

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Very friendly, informative

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July 19, 2023

5.0

Dr Smith is very good at really listening and focusing on all corrective actions. She is personable and very action oriented.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

Very warm and caring. Took the time to address all of my concerns.

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Smith attended to every question I had and often elicited further details by way of supportive two-way exchanges. I benefited from much new information and also insight about past experiences. She is a careful listener and welcomes patient perspectives--so warm and encouraging!

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June 29, 2023

5.0

Dr Smith from oncology palliative care is very caring for patients. She is so easy to get along and to talk with. She is patient and always tries her best to help us. I’m fortunate to have her on the care team during my difficult time and I love to work with her.

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June 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. Smith cares about what her patients are going through and she validated her patient’s feelings. She is very kind and considerate of her patient’s.

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May 08, 2023

5.0

Logical, helpful

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May 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Melanie Smith is knowledgeable and I feel I am in good hands with her as my palliative doctor.

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April 29, 2023

5.0

Top notch Dr

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April 08, 2023

5.0

Listens well

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April 06, 2023

5.0

Dr Smith and her staff are articulate, knowledgeable, very easy to contact, and organized

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April 03, 2023

5.0

I can’t imagine a better doctor.

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March 24, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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March 06, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable

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March 01, 2023

5.0

She was very thorough

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February 27, 2023

5.0

Dr. Smith was patient, thoughtful and thorough. I felt like she cared about and listened to and understood my concerns

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January 29, 2023

5.0

Incredibly nice, top notch, professional, and cares what you say in your case

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January 24, 2023

5.0

She listens first, asks relevant questions, and then makes recommendations.

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January 17, 2023

5.0

great questions great answers

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January 16, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and very strong interpersonal skills!

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December 29, 2022

5.0

She is wonderful. Caring and thoughtful. Has helped answer all questions.

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December 27, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor, knowledgable staff

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December 16, 2022

5.0

Explained things very clearly

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December 12, 2022

5.0

attentive, caring, pro active and helpful

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December 12, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable and receptive

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December 05, 2022

5.0

I think Dr. Smith immediately puts patients at ease as soon as she walks in the room and you have her full attention.

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December 01, 2022

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and patient. Also listens which is crucial for my treatment

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November 28, 2022

5.0

professional caring

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November 17, 2022

5.0

She understands where I’m coming from and encourages me to continue doing what I’m doing.

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November 16, 2022

5.0

She was professional and friendly. She explained what palliative care was. Asked many appropriate questions. She invited questions. A good listener. Felt comfortable and at ease with her.

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November 01, 2022

5.0

Very empathetic, thoughtful, gives me all the time I need, remembers my concerns and needs, pursues topics beyond our meeting, helpful and reponsive

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October 28, 2022

5.0

Very competent , caring and knowledgeable

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October 27, 2022

5.0

Dr Smith is caring, informative, and easy to talk to.

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October 19, 2022

5.0

She is an excellent physician & takes her time to explain everything. I really really appreciate that because sometimes I forget and I really need stuff explained to me sometimes 2 or 3 times. And if me or my husband don’t understand something she’ll help make it clearer for us. I have never walked away from her appointment confused.

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October 13, 2022

5.0

She really cares for her patients. She is very dedicated!

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September 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Smith spent a great deal of them with me, listening and answering questions with a compassionate heart. She is a good doctor and a great person.

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September 19, 2022

5.0

Friendly professional knowledgeable

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September 19, 2022

5.0

I get good care

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September 15, 2022

5.0

Clinical expertise

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September 12, 2022

5.0

Very patient and kind

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September 02, 2022

5.0

In our meeting, she carefully thought through current pain-relief meds & what might be considered for change. She took into consideration a future treatment being considered & noted that one of the options would cause a potential conflict. My sister-in-law & I were impressed by her resource knowledge & experience.

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Disclosures

Melanie M. Smith, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

Pharmaceutical, device, and biotechnology companies frequently collaborate with basic scientists and physicians within an academic medical center to help advance science and improve patient care. These relationships are important in achieving scientific breakthroughs and in establishing the effectiveness and safety of promising new therapies. In order to assure objectivity in clinical research and patient care, the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Feinberg), Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Children's Hospital of Chicago Medical Center, and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab have adopted integrity policies that require research and clinical faculty (in full-time, part-time, and unpaid/voluntary categories) to report compensated and uncompensated external industry relationships. Patients are encouraged to discuss these disclosures with their physician as well as to inquire as to how these relationships are overseen by Feinberg. To learn more about our Disclosure and Professional Integrity Policy, and the conflict of interest policies of our joint affiliate survey partners, please go to our Office for Regulatory Affairs Policies page.