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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

Saturday: 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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Internal Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Licenses

United States: Connecticut, North Carolina, Texas

Doctor Q&A

186 Answers
21 Agrees
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Various Causes: Low back pain and one-sided leg, foot or toe pain/numbness could be related to a vertebral disc issue in the spine, or piriformis (buttock) muscle spa... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Yes and Yes: Ongoing vomiting in setting of fever and apparent dehydration that is significant enough to cause kidney injury -- as evidenced by a Cr of 2.7 -- in a... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: There are no reported interactions between these two medications. Precautions for naprosyn (naproxen) are same for others of the NSAID class and shoul... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Gas: The sensation you are experiencing, as if there's something stuck in your stomach, may indeed be gas pressure, that is broken up by your manual massag... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Need In-Person Visit: Without any significant past medical history, you may be suffering from an acute viral illness. Pain in the rectum may be related to diarrhea if you'v... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Feet Tingling: I suspect your neurologist ordered the spinal MRI to assess for spinal causes of your feet tingling - nerve impingement. Non-vertigo episodes of light... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Musculoskeletal: At your age, and in someone without other medical issues, your pain is most likely from an intercostal rib spasm or other musculoskeletal spasm which ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Never say always : Major heart attacks are the result of either occlusion of blood flow to key areas of the heart or serious electrical dysfunction creating an unstable ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Blepharospasm: Blepharospasm is the medical name for twitching of the eyelid. Like any muscle twitch or spasm, it may the result of dehydration (and subsequent imbal... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Not Really: You are probably correct that you have a trauma-induced hematoma. You can try applying ice to the area to reduce the swelling and further bleeding. Yo... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Aorta: The aorta, which is the main vessel for blood leaving the heart, traverses the midline of the abdomen before splitting into to two smaller vessels to ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Many Causes: There are many possibilities. Dehydration, low blood sugar, viral processes like mono, or sinus/ inner ear issues, stress, poor sleep, pregnancy, ane... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Strep vs Mono: If you are having throat pain and swelling that is impairing your ability to swallow and speak clearly you should be evaluated in-person promptly in a... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Several Options: Right-sided low back pain is commonly the result of kidney stones or infection, or musculoskeletal strain. In women there are gynecological considerat... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Chronic Sinusitis: Chronic sinusitis is defined as sinus inflammation lasting longer than 12 weeks. It is typically treated with antibiotics for a period of 4-6 weeks, s... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Pneumonia: Several considerations are possible given symptoms of fever, cough and yellow sputum production, but pneumonia (PNA) should be strongly considered in ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Ignore: Avoid alcohol in the evening to improve sleep quality.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Ignore: If low blood pressure persists despite adequate hydration, your doctor can check several blood tests.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Ignore: Employ a constructive distraction such as using a nail file to busy your hands.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Changing: Changing the story we tell ourselves about certain events can create a shift in perspective.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Ignore: Ask your doctor how to best ensure that you have no abnormal hormonal or cardiac causes of low BP.
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A member asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Yes and Yes: Confusion is not a normal state of being. On the african savannah confused animals get eaten. Do a lot of people develop confusion? Yes. For a number ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Lumbar Strain: Low back strain is common. Back pain often is the result de-conditioned muscles in the low back. The cause of low back spasm can be nerve irritation, ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Scar Tissue: I would guess from your mention of a scar that the pain you are experiencing is from the newly formed scar tissue, which is typically more sensitive t... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Viral or Bacterial: This could represent either a viral or bacterial pharyngitis, versus something more complex such a retropharyngeal abcess. Both viral and bacterial pr... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
AC Joint Separation: Sounds like you may have sustained an AC Joint Separation in the past rather than a simpler collarbone fracture. Check out this link: http://www.sport... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Partly: Characterizing migraine as purely psychiatric represents an older view of medicine that separates body and mind. While true that there are specific ph... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Your stools may take time to adjust to a new normal after gallbladder surgery, as you no longer have the bile salts being secreted into the intestine ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Not Unusual: What you are describing is the normal reaction of the surrounding normal skin to the acid treatment. You should be able to file away the dead skin pai... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Not Necessary: I am happy to hear that your friend has recovered from what was likely either mild food reaction vs food poisoning, depending on his or her personal h... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Depends: If the cut is to the skin surrounding the eye, such as your eyelid, I would suggest keeping the area clean by washing with soap and water. Topical ant... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Not Necessarily: Serum amylase and lipase may or may not be elevated in cases of chronic pancreatitis, depending on the severity of inflammation and cell damage. Of th... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Predisposition: There are some cancers (i.e. certain breast cancers) that are associated with a strong genetic predisposition and some more related to environmental f... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Left-Sided Pain: Left-sided chest pain can be from the heart, lung or the rib cage and surrounding musculature. Less frequently the spleen unless you've experienced re... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Bowel Obstruction: Your symptoms are concerning for a bowel obstruction / obstipation. Would suggest ED evaluation for X-ray of your abdomen and possible other necessary... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Phantosmia: Phantosmia – smelling something that’s not there – can be triggered by temporal lobe seizures, epilepsy, head trauma and in some instances certain psy... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Possible: Post-partum depression is an important consideration given your symptoms (feeling weak and tired) in a previously and otherwise healthy person. Speak ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Possible Infection: A finger that is swollen and numb should be urgently evaluated in-person by a clinician for evidence of infection. An infected finger would typically ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Several Things: First of all, any new lump or bump under or on the breast is best evaluated in-person by a physician. In your case, the change in color could be relat... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Possible Spasm: Right lower abdominal pain in the absence of ovaries could be associated with the appendix or iliopsoas muscle strain and spasm. In the absence of fev... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
No and Depends: During your period your uterus is shedding its internal lining, preventing implantation of an egg. So under normal circumstances an egg will not be fe... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Understand Your Food: A balance between calories consumed and exercise (energy expended) is the key to weight maintenance. Understanding how your food choices contribute to... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Boil vs Cyst: Sounds as though you are describing either a boil or faruncle, or a cyst. Boil is a collection of pus, usually below a hair follicle, especially in an... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Possible Infection: An umbilical hernia can present as new onset bulging at the top or bottom of the umbilicus, a.k.a. belly button. This may also give it the appearance ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Possible: It depends on the extent of the fracture and damage to surrounding tissue and structures within the foot as to how much and for how long you may have ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Amphetamines: Psychostimulant drugs such as Duromine should not be marketed or used for weight loss in my opinion. You are on the right track as regards a balanced ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Jock Itch: Also known as tinea cruris, it's a very common fungal infection of the groin region and other moist environments on the body. Treatment can be achieve... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Couple of Things: It is unlikely at your age that you would have neurological or vascular issues causing your symptoms. My first thought would be to check a thyroid sti... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Unlikely: In a patient your age with no family history and a non-smoker, cardiac causes are less likely. Lung issues (such as a collapsed lung) can present with... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Piriformis Spasm: Regardless of whether you have a confirmed disc issue or not, the piriformis muscle, which lies beneath the gluteus muscles, can produce sciatic sympt... Read More
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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.
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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