Robert W. Smith MD

Robert W. Smith, MD

Bitterroot Physicians Clinic 1200 Westwood Drive
Hamilton, MT 59840
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Phone: (406) 363-1100
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University of California Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA; Doctor of Medicine - June 1991
University of California Riverside - Riverside, CA
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences, Cum Laude - June 1988
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, American Heart Association
Student Research Program (1987) and The Dana King Scholarship (1987-1988).
Family Medicine - 1991-1994;
Chief Resident - 1993-1994


Community Hospitals Indianapolis - Indianapolis, IN

4.8 out of 5 (260 Ratings) How The Ratings Are Compiled
Doctor Smith is one of the best doctors I've had in years, very concerned with my health and ways to better help me. I've told others about him already and believe two will be contacting him for there doctor. Very knowledgeable and easy to follow with his explanation's of what I should do for my health.
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Methodical diagnosis and full discussion of options.
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I like Dr Smith..
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Love Dr. Smith but hesitate to recommend because he is already so busy it will just be harder to get in timely to see him. I generally cannot get in in less than 2 weeks. However I was acutely sick in Feb and he saw me that day after I called so I suppose some time slots are held back for that purpose.
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What are your specialties and certifications?

Family Medicine.

Why did you go into medicine? Why did you choose your particular field?

I have a desire to help people and to build relationship with entire families in rural settings.

What do you love about practicing medicine?

I love my relationships with my patients.

"I have a desire to help people and to build relationship with entire families in rural settings."

What is your philosophy of care?

My philosophy of care is to prioritize medications and treatment for each individual.

What do you most want people to know about the way you practice medicine?

The patient is the ultimate decision maker.

What can your patients expect during an appointment?

Clarification of diagnoses and treatments.

What do you wish you could tell every patient (and they would actually do) and why?

I only give advice. The patient is the ultimate decision maker on their care and compliance.

What have your patients taught you?

Far more than medical school.

Who is someone you admire, and why?

Winston Churchill, right man at the right time.

Where did you grow up?


What brought you to the Bitterroot Valley?

The mountains.

What do you enjoy about living and working in a small community like ours?

The weather and the people.

"My patients have taught me far more than medical school."

Living in such a close-knit community, how do you create a successful work–life balance?

I haven’t figured it out yet.

What are some of your non-professional interests and favorite hobbies?

Golf, bird hunting and good food and wine.

Is there anything about you that might surprise people?

Nothing. I’m as boring as I seem.

What would be your personal motto?

The Golden Rule.

Do you have pets?

I have two dog.


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