Adam Smith

Adam Smith, M.D.

Medical Reviewer

Dr. Smith is a pulmonary and critical care physician at Lahey Medical Center in Peabody, MA. He has devoted a great deal of his practice towards caring for patients suffering from COPD, asthma, and other respiratory conditions. When in the hospital setting, he spends time working in the intensive care unit caring for critically ill patients. Dr. Smith tries to bring a holistic approach to the care of patients with respiratory conditions and addresses the comorbidities, such as anxiety, depression, and nutrition, which play a major role in the care of pulmonary patients.

Dr. Smith attended Tufts University where he received a degree in biochemistry and then graduated from NYU School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City.

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