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Dr. Sheila Smitherman, MD

Neurosurgery
3.9 (45)
Accepting new patients

Offers telehealth

Overview

Dr. Sheila Smitherman, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Olympia, WA. They graduated from Baylor University and is affiliated with Mason General Hospital and Family Of Clinics, Providence Centralia Hospital and Providence St. Peter Hospital.

Dr. Smitherman works at Providence Health and Services in Olympia, WA. They frequently treat conditions like Low Back Pain and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Locations

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    Southwest Washington Neurosurgery
    615 Lilly Rd NE Ste 220, Olympia, WA 98506 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (360) 486-6150

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Mason General Hospital and Family Of Clinics
  • Providence Centralia Hospital
  • Providence St. Peter Hospital

Experience & Treatment Frequency

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)

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    3.9
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    Based on 45 ratings
    Patient Ratings (45)
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    3 Star
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    2 Star
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    Jan 25, 2023
    Every time that I have seen Dr. Smitherman she makes me feel like I am Her only patient The care that I have received from Dr. Smitherman I know I would've never gone anywhere else.
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    About Dr. Sheila Smitherman, MD

    Specialties
    • Neurosurgery
    Specialties
    Languages Spoken
    • English, Spanish
    Languages Spoken
    NPI Number
    • 1417123779
    NPI Number
    A National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a unique 10-digit identifier issued by the government to healthcare providers.

    Education & Certifications

    Internship
    • Baylor College Of Medicine
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Baylor University
    Medical Education

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Sheila Smitherman, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Smitherman is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Smitherman has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Smitherman works at Providence Health and Services in Olympia, WA. View the full address on Dr. Smitherman’s profile.

    Dr. Smitherman has seen patients for Low Back Pain and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Smitherman on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    45 patients have reviewed Dr. Smitherman. The overall rating for this provider is 3.9. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Smitherman.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Smitherman, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Smitherman appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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