Dr. Edward Smith

Neurology
Santa Maria, CA
53 years experience male

Locations

Office

Santa Maria, CA

Address

426 East Barcellus, Suite 202, Santa Maria, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Medicaid

United healthcare

About

Bio

After graduation from University of Illinois, Chicago School of Medicine, I interned at Cook County Hospital, then served in United Public Health Service as general medical officer before returning to Chicago for 5 year neurosurgical residency with a strong emphasis on neurology and neuroradiology. From Chicago I came to Santa Maria, California in solo practice, combining both operative neurosurgery and neurology. Lately my chief interests are in traumatic brain injury and behavioral neurology (neuropsychology). Spinal pain and headache have long been prominent in my practice. I purposefully have a low volume practice so that individual patients can be afforded thorough evaluation and then treatment. I have patients I've been treating over 30 years. That is very rewarding.

Specialties
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Neurology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurology
Hypertension?: Many possibilities: high post-exertional blood pressure, neck strain, low blood sugar, exertional migraine. With multiple, reasonable possibilities, o ... Read More
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Stroke? TIA?: If speech is affected, almost certainly the left half of the brain has malfunctioned, due to circulatory issues of stroke (permanent damage) or transi ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurology
Nerve damage: Lightning is an extremely potent electric current. If the current transits the optic nerves, permanent damage may occur to the nerve and the eye itsel ... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Smith is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Smith is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Smith is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you .I am booked to see a neurologist at the end of October. What sort of follow up tests would you advise. What are the best and worse case scenarios with this? I still have headaches, STM is...Read More
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1. What checks are normally done for pituitary. 2. what are best and worse case scenarios with such pituitary problem ? My trauma was to front temporal lobe... I have been signed off with post cons...Read More
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Thank you for your response! She's my first child and I love her very much I never leave her crying for more than a few seconds, but sometimes I need to get away to grab a bite to eat so I get worried...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1967MD

Affiliations

Arroyo grande community hospital
Goleta valley cottage hospital
Marian medical center
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