Dr. Adam Smith

Internal Medicine
Austin, TX
19 years experience male

Locations

Adam B. Smith, D.O. Clinical and Academic Medicine, Life and Wellness Coaching

Austin, TX

Address

5905 Grover Avenue, Suite B, Austin, TX
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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About

Bio

Dr. Adam Smith received his D.O. degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency training at the Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Program. After his training, Dr. Smith went to work for Yale Health. His work expanded into a number of positions including Chief of Inpatient, Transitional and Acute Care, as well as roles in Care Management and Wellness Programming at Yale. 

 Dr. Smith approaches Medicine with a strong belief in the role of patient education and continuity of care, and his clinical and academic work focuses on wellness and prevention, specifically as it relates to the doctor-patient relationship and engaging patients around the subject of behavioral change through the use of mindfulness and coaching psychology.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Licenses

United States: Connecticut, North Carolina, Texas

Doctor Q&A

186 Answers
21 Agrees
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Suggestions: There are some things you can do to improve your discomfort while you heal. Try the anti-inflammatory naprosyn (naproxen) if you're not taking it alre... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Likely Normal: If the testicles are twisted in such a way that they cannot unwind to their normal position, you would experience pain. In that instance, you should s... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Observation for Now: I would suggest observation and abstinence for now. You may use a mild analgesic such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) for any discomfort. The tiny bumps an... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Overuse Injury: This sounds like an overuse issue related to posture, as you suggest in your question. You may try OTC anti-inflammatories such as Motrin or Aleve (na... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Couple of Things: Pain in the right lower area of a female's abdomen could result from several things ranging from urinary tract infection to appendicitis to issues wit... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
NPT: Nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) is common and normal. All men without physiological erectile dysfunction experience it up to five times during the n... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Most Likely and Yes: Weight gain and weight loss abide by the same formula. Calories consumed > calories burned = weight gain, and vice versa. If no change in diet occ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Not Usually: Penicillin is not usually associated with the symptoms you describe but any medication can produce various symptoms in any given person, as could the ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Hydration and Fiber: Generally speaking, in otherwise healthy individuals, constipation often results from low hydration status or low fiber intake, or both. It's not clea... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Not Recommended: At twenty, you do not require supplements to build muscle or burn calories. These types of supplements are not recommended. Instead, I suggest you res... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Sometimes Yes: This question is vague and unclear, but with that said I can acknowledge that brain and body are electrical energy systems connected by miles of nerve... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Many Considerations: There are various causes of discomfort in the area of a female's vaginal and urethral tracts. Depending on your activities, sexual or otherwise (bike ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Several Things: You can apply ice to the area for 5 minutes or so at a time. In addition, you may take benadryl (diphenhydramine) and motrin. If you have a history of... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Mediterranean Diet: The American Diet consists of high fat, sugar and carbohydrate loads. Add to that our love of sauces, sodas and salsas, and we have a good recipe for ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Mild Trauma: Those muscles were likely engaged at the time of the fall in effort to protect the knee joint. Suggest initial treatment for muscle strain with hydrat... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
See Your Doctor: Unclear what you mean by inflamed ribs. Regardless it would be helpful to discuss family and personal history, as well as other symptoms to help bette... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Should Be Evaluated: You need to be seen by a physician to assess your inner ear as well as the source of your locked jaw. Your guide book, embassy or hotel desk staff sho... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Maybe: It depends on the reason you are taking the zantac (ranitidine) and pantoloc. These meds are overused for simple indigestion, and appropriately used f... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
May or May Not: The area in question is called the perineum, and a bump in this area can result from several conditions. Some are infectious, either viral or bacteria... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Colon vs Other: This could represent constipation and gas pain, colonic inflammation from something like diverticulitis, an ovarian cyst or related ovarian issue or a... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: You can take Xanax (alprazolam) and receive the same effect, albeit for a shorter period of time. Understand also that Xanax (alprazolam) has a slight... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Fight or Flight: Generally speaking, blood vessels constrict in response to a drop in blood pressure or stressors, which may constrict the peripheral blood vessels in ... Read More
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A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Hydrate: Foot cramps are common and over 65, many cramping episodes can be prevented by ensuring adequate hydration either with water alone or mixed with a mil... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Vasodilation: Hypotension is by definition low BP and while BP may be normal you may experience lower BP relative to your normal when your vessels dilate in respons... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Vomiting Daily: Unexplained daily morning vomiting, in a drug-free individual in the setting of an unremarkable gastrointestinal evaluation and negative pregnancy tes... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Vagal Tone vs Meds: Most likely in your case is something called increased vagal tone. The vegus nerve is our rest and digest nerve, and if it gets stimulated -- by a lar... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Call the Office : Keflex is in a class of medications called cephalosporins, a cousin to penicillin, and can cause a rash. The fever can be caused by either the infecti... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Pinched Nerve: There is a complex nerve bundle in the axilla (your underarm area) known as the Brachial Plexus. A nerve impingement of some kind could cause some num... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Nerve Impingement: In an otherwise healthy person, a brief, self-limited and positionally-related tearing pain across your chest is likely due to intercostal muscle spas... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Hypnosis: While still a somewhat controversial treatment modality in western medicine, hypnosis has been found to be helpful in the treatment of phobias such as... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Possible: It has been theorized that GMO foods may increase inflammation in the body, akin to that caused by autoimmune conditions. There are many concerns with... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Migraine vs Other: Despite your young age, if you have not had similar symptoms before and are still having these symptoms, this warrants prompt in-person physician eval... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Anxiety: Your increased fear response may be a symptom of generalized anxiety. While there are medications for generalized anxiety, that would not be my first ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Spondylolysis: Spondylosysis, or pars interarticularis defect, is essentially a stress fracture of the narrow bridge of bone between vertebral body and the spinous p... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Several Things: Right-sided chest pain is typically more reassuring than left-sided chest pain. Urgent conditions are heart attack or lung clot. If no lightheadedness... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
See Your Doctor: Working backwards from your description it's possible that constipation or obstruction could be the cause of your vomiting and resultant esophageal ir... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
About Spasm: Low back pain, sciatica and piriformis syndrome are most commonly the result of muscle spasm, the brain's protective response to perceived trauma -- u... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Diets: There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition. While some cultural approaches to cuisine, such as the Mediterranean diet, suggest better long te... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Hernia vs Appy: Certain conditions increase in likelihood depending on age. It is possible for extremely strained muscles to be a little swollen and tense. The right ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Musculoskeletal: Popping and clicking in the area of the shoulder blade is not uncommon. Popping, clicking and tingling in the area of the shoulder blade may suggest s... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Yes, but...: The short answer is yes. The longer answer is that porn represents fantasy that is free of commitment or intimacy. In real life, most often, sex withi... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: A very small piece of glass is not likely to cause you harm, especially if you have eaten or are eating regular meals. I notice that you take aspirin,... Read More
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Okay: An inguinal hernia, as you may know, is simply a protrusion of tissue through a defect in the muscle wall, usually at times of increased abdominal pre... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Side Effects: The answer to your questions depends on the side effects you are having. Small bowel resection can affect stool transit time as well as nutrient absor... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Likely Normal: This is likely the result of normal episodic nerve stimulus that can happen in healthy individuals from time to time. It can also result from a pinchi... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
More or Less the Same: A biotin tablet will support healthy hair, nails and skin. a tablet marketed for hair, skin and nails may contain other ingredients.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Stye: Your description sounds like a stye, which is a simple boil of the eye typically treated with warm compresses 2-4 times daily for several days. Don't ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Call 911: If a person is having a seizure for any reason, your first step should be to call 911. Do not attempt to restrict movements and do not attempt to plac... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Yes but No: Wart-like bumps on the penis raise concern for HPV-related genital warts or other contagious viral infections like molliscum contagiousum. There are h... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Normal: The labial skin and surrounding structures, such as the urethra, are often more darkly pigmented than the adjacent skin of the thighs and abdomen. Als... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dr. Smith is a well-trained, knowledgeable doctor who cares, and he communicates clearly with his patients. I recommend him highly.
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Aug 29, 2014
I highly recommend Dr. Smith. He is a wonderful resource to HealthTap and to the public who needs sound medical answers.
Nov 29, 2014
Dr. Smith is a highly knowledgeable and compassionate doctor. Enjoy reading his answers. Recommended.
HealthTap member
I am 5ft 7 weigh 121lb..exercise ..very fit..sleight elevation on stool doesn't help. I am very healthy...I don't understand Doctor's daughter :)
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! I appreciate your time. You have calmed me some. Ive neard horror stories of biliary stricture.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question! I really appreciate it!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, WV
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

YALE-NEW HAVEN HOSPITAL
Completed 2007

Awards

Excellence in Behavioral Medicine, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Top General Internist, First Place, Austin Region - Summer
2014
Top General Internist, First Place, Austin Region - Fall
2014

Affiliations

AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine

Publications

“The Importance and Ease of Mindful Food Choices”
The Importance of Quietness in the Hospital Environment to Patient Experience
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