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Joseph Smart, MD

Medical doctor (MD)
Pediatrics (board certified)
Medical Group
Sharp Rees-Stealy

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Accepting new patients
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  1. Sharp Rees-Stealy Rancho Bernardo
    16899 W Bernardo Dr
    San Diego, CA 92127
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Sharp Rees-Stealy Rancho Bernardo
16899 W Bernardo Dr

About Joseph Smart, MD

I was an EMT for four years in college. I chose to become a physician because I have always been a helper, and I wanted to be able to make a difference for people. I aim to promote health through disease prevention, proactive guidance at routine well child visits, encouraging healthy lifestyle choices and evidence-based treatment of disease when it arises. We can prevent much disease though immunization, eating well, maintaining an active lifestyle and avoiding tobacco, alcohol and other destructive influences. In my spare time, I enjoy woodworking, classical trumpet, computer programming and high-power rocketry.
In practice since:
English, German
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Insurance plans accepted

Joseph Smart, MD, accepts 37 health insurance plans.

Ratings and reviews

74 ratings
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Verified Patient
November 30, 2023
We've been taking our three kids to Dr. Smart for over a decade and I have always felt so fortunate to have him as our pediatrician. Like many moms, making health care decisions for my kids can make me anxious. But as soon as Dr. Smart enters the room, he puts me at ease. I always trust his advice because he takes the time to explain the reasons for his recommendations. When my newborn was in the NICU, it was so comforting to have Dr. Smart at the hospital checking up on him and reassuring us about the treatment plan. In addition to being an amazing physician, Dr. Smart is an all-around great person who truly cares about his patients and their families.
Verified Patient
November 29, 2023
Dr. Smart always listens to our questions and/or concerns even if they are silly. He cares about our kids health and development and they enjoy getting a book from him!
Verified Patient
November 18, 2023
Great visit with great doctor who takes the time to listen and explain everything.
Verified Patient
November 3, 2023
Dr Smart is the best! He listens and takes care of his patients.
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