Wendy K. Smith, ARNP, MN Dousedaicon Employed Provider

Languages: English
Washington State University - Spokane, WA
Medical School
Personal Interests
My three beautiful daughters and my husband of 26 years enjoy traveling together as a family. We have been fortunate to travel the world and look forward to many more adventures together. I also enjoy hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, spending time at the river and quilting when I have the time.
Clinical Interests
  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Abrasion
  • Acne
  • Actinic Cheilitis
  • Acute Arthritis
  • Aging
  • Alcohol Dependency
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Wheezing
  • Allergies
  • Allergy To Insects
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Angular Cheilitis
  • Animal Bite
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Annual Examination
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Aphthous Ulcers
  • Arm Pain
  • Arm Weakness
  • Arthralgia
  • Asthma
  • B12 Deficiency Anemia
  • Back Injury
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Back Pain
  • Bedbugs
  • Bereavement
  • Bilateral Knee Pain
  • Birthmark
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blister
  • Blood In Stool
  • Blurred Vision
  • Breast Lump
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruising
  • Burns
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cardiovascular Disease Management
  • Cellulitis
  • Cerumen Removal
  • Chest Pain
  • Chlamydia
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Migraines
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Claudication
  • Cold Intolerance
  • Cold Sore
  • College Health
  • Common Cold
  • Concussion
  • Concussion Testing
  • Confusion
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constant Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Coping
  • Cough
  • Cystitis
  • Daytime Sleepiness
  • Decrease In Appetite
  • Decreased Libido
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia
  • Depressed Mood
  • Dermatophytosis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Education
  • Diabetes Management
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diabetes Therapy
  • Diarrhea
  • Diet And Exercise
  • Diet And Nutrition
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Distractible
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Reaction
  • Dry Nose
  • Dry Scalp
  • Dry Sinus
  • Dry Skin
  • Dyshidrosis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphoria
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Dysuria
  • Ear Discharge
  • Ear Drainage
  • Ear Exam
  • Ear Infections
  • Ear Pressure
  • Earache
  • Eczema
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Emphysema
  • Employee Health
  • Enlarged Prostate
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Epicondylitis
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Epistaxis
  • Erectile Disorder
  • Eructation
  • Erythema
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Pain
  • Eye Strain
  • Face Swelling
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Tingling
  • Falls
  • Family History Heart Disease
  • Family History Of Cancer
  • Fasciculations
  • Fatigue
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Fever
  • Fever With Chills
  • First Degree Burns
  • Flatulence
  • Floaters
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Pain
  • Frailty
  • Frequency Of Urination
  • Frequent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Genital Herpes, Female
  • Genital Herpes, Male
  • Genital Warts
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Gout
  • Grief
  • Groin Mass
  • Groin Pain
  • Hand Pain
  • Head Congestion
  • Head Lump
  • Headache
  • Health Maintenance
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Racing
  • Heat Intolerance
  • Heel Pain
  • Hematochezia
  • Hematuria
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Vaccination
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Hernia
  • Herpes
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Herpetic Whitlow
  • Hip Pain
  • Hirsutism
  • Hoarseness
  • Hpv Vaccination
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunizations
  • Impacted Cerumen
  • Impetigo
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Influenza
  • Ingrown Hair
  • Ingrown Nail
  • Injury To Foot
  • Injury To Hand
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Intention Tremor
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intertrigo
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Itchy Ear
  • Jaundice
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Joint Swelling
  • Joint Warmth
  • Keloid
  • Keratin Cyst
  • Keratitis
  • Keratosis Pilaris
  • Knee Click
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Leg Numbness
  • Leg Pain
  • Leg Weakness
  • Lethargy
  • Lice
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Lipoma
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lump In Throat
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Measles Vaccination
  • Memory Disorders
  • Men's Health
  • Meningitis Vaccination
  • Migraine
  • Mmr Vaccine
  • Mood Symptoms
  • Motion Sickness
  • Mouth Bleeding
  • Mouth Pain
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myalgia
  • Nail Diseases
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Injury
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Sprain
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Noisy Breathing
  • Norovirus
  • Nose Pain
  • Numbness
  • Nutrition And Health
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Obesity
  • Odynophagia
  • Optic Migraines
  • Orthopnea
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otalgia
  • Otitis
  • Overweight
  • Pain In Digit
  • Palpitations
  • Panic Reaction
  • Paresthesia
  • Paronychia
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Penile Bleeding
  • Penile Discharge
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Persistent Cough
  • Pharyngitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pleurisy
  • Pleuritic Pain
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonia Vaccination
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Polypharmacy
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Prediabetes
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Problems With Smell And Taste
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Examination
  • Prostate Specific Antigen
  • Pruritus
  • Pulmonary Infections
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Rash
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Pain
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Rhinitis
  • Rosacea
  • Scab
  • Scabies
  • Scaly Skin
  • Sciatica
  • Scratchy Voice
  • Scrotal Pain
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Severe Asthma
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Shingles Vaccination
  • Shortness Of Breath
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Sinus Pain
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Abscess
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Slowing Of Urinary Stream
  • Smoker's Cough
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Spider Bite
  • Splinter Removal
  • Sprain
  • Sputum Production
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Pain
  • Straining On Urination
  • Strep Throat
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Stridor
  • Stye
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Sunburn
  • Suture Removal
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Pain
  • Throat Tightness
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Tick-Borne Infections
  • Tinea Corporis
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Tingling
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Cessation
  • Tongue Pain
  • Tongue Swelling
  • Tracheobronchitis
  • Travel Medicine
  • Traveler's Diarrhea
  • Tremor
  • Tuberculosis Testing
  • Twitching
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Type I Diabetes
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Urethral Discharge
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Urinary Hesitation
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Urticaria
  • Vaccines
  • Varicella Vaccination
  • Varicella Virus
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Conjunctivitis
  • Visual Discomfort
  • Visual Disturbance
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vitamin Deficiency
  • Voice Problems
  • Vomiting
  • Warts
  • Weakness
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Problem
  • Wellness
  • Wheezing
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.4 out of 5 (153 Ratings, 43 Comments)


Wendy is very helpful [...].

my primary Dr. [...] is retiring. I never found her satisfactory or her assistant [...]. My first visit with Wendy Smith and her assistant [...] was a whole different world, night and day.I found them both interactive, listening and caring.

I brought up something that was new to this provider and instead of just shooting my concern down she listened and considered what I was sharing with her. I was asking her about some tests that could be done for this concern. She was not sure if my insurance would cover them because as she put it " it was an obscure idea" She was very nice about it and suggested that I share my concern with the specialist that I am seeing in January.

it seems that at times appointments are rushed. [...] things can get missed which can be frustrating to the patient...

I will be changing primary care providers as soon as I can find one .I like [...] the nurse but I do not like the level of knowledge and diagnostic skills of Wendy Smith

Wendy was very caring and nice. [...]

Wendy Smith is an excellent care provider. Very caring and concerned. [...]

I truly feel if it was not for the attention Wendy Smith and her assistant [...] gave me on my visit [...] regarding how depressed I was and the pain in my shoulder, I would not be feeling as good as I do. Wendy and [...] is awesome! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

no call back with results. perhaps anticipated I wold read Mo Chart

Staff is very warm and gracious

Wendy is a thoughtful & compassionate provider. She gets things done! As a health care provider I can ask some difficult questions & Wendy is always up to the task. I appreciate both her & [...].

Called & talk with receptionist to get labs ordered before annual physical. Prescription on some med running out. Ask to have Dr assistant call. Instead they renewed all prescriptions and 3 of them were not ready to renew. 1 we changed during the appointment.

I was overlooked for 2 hours while waiting to be seen.

Very good

Everyone in the office is wonderful. They all seem concerned and care. Couldn't ask for more than that


This last visit was very personal for me, very embarrassing, and Wendy went above and beyond in her professionalism, encouragement, help, and concern. [...] I was so grateful and appreciative of her. sine Dr. [...] left I was concerned about seeing a nurse instead of a doctor, but she has been great ever since he left, and after this visit I prefer to see her first for now on, and to follow her recommendation if I need to see someone else. I cannot praise her enough. Her professionalism was/is outstanding, out of this world!

Competent, pleasant and not in a hurry

My request for a referral for physical therapy was handled promptly.

I have been seeing ARNP Smith for a little more than a year and I cannot imagine willingly changing provider. When I meet with her I have the sense that she is totally engaged with me and my medical issues.

Wendy Smith ARNP is always knowledgeable, respectful, thorough, sincere and honest when providing excellent patient care. Thank you Wendy!

Wendy Smith does an excellent job! Very happy with her!

Dr Smith and her nurse are very knowledgeable and professional.

up on my arrival I checked n about a half hour before my appt. I was not called back to see doctor for a good hour and a half. This is poor schudling I think.

I have seen Wendy for several years. I feel I can talk to her about anything and she will listen with respect and take into consideration what I have to say. I feel confidence in her abilities to deal with me physically and emotionally. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Wendy Smith is the first health care professional in many years that actually listens to what I'm saying and is actually interested in helping me find solutions to my health care needs, not just getting me out the door. She has encouraged me and given me hope enough to deal with my health issues with a new determination. I appreciate her insight, knowledge and abilities and hope she remains in practice for many more years.

Wendy is kind and empathetic. She was great to explain the options for treatment. Very clear responses to my questions.

Everyone was very friendly and professional!

Wendy Smith is very thorough and pleasant.

Wendy smith is the best and her staff is amazing

This provider was quick to judge patient, didn't listen or address concerns. Provider labeled patient without assisting in medications. Provider was insensitive to diagnosis and reported she wouldn't prescribe a certain medication (lorazepam) "only if dealing with a death". However I was just listing current medications, not asking for one. I alerted provider to father's medical history and the selfishness of parent dealing with depression. Provider said "he's not selfish, it's a disease" which undermined my vulnerability of the situation. Absolutely the worst experience by a provider to date. I work in healthcare and would never refer a patient to this clinic due to my poor experience. I felt defeated and my antidepressants were doubled which caused negative side effects. [...]

The doctor and Ms. Smith are nice. I was upset that I was told I needed to change one medication. When I came in for the followup visit I was told I was high risk for a stroke. I was not told that when the test results can in during the phone call.

I like Wendy. [...]

Have found Wendy to be knowledgeable, sensitive to my needs, and very professional.

Wendy Smith was excellent and took good care of me but the Group/office is terrible. I tried since Feb. to get in to see anyone even a PA or ARN but could not and my primary care Dr. was not available till in June but I was getting sicker so ended up at Urgent Care and ER. I need a Dr. office that I can be seen in before I keep getting sicker and end up in this situation. [...]

good visit

Always a joy visiting my provider

The nurse [...] was exceptional and very sensitive to my needs and condition which they were looking into. She was very understanding and knowledgeable in her area of expertise. The pharmacist who came in to speak with me about my new prescription that they were going to write out for me was very thorough, understanding to my questions, and respectful.

[...] I saw two people before Wendy came in. the MA had to repeat much of what I did in the "pre-check". Perhaos it did not get typed in. the intern/resident repeated some of this and had difficulty accessing my records. I had formerly been with [...]. while the records came over well over a year ago, it sounds like some are not in my file and some may have been scanned ( but maybe hard to access under Epic?). it got a bit confusing - as you may hear, it feels mostly about the computer and answering [...]'s questions via computer. I realized after the lengthy session that no one actually touched me or examined anything except the initial blood pressure. maybe that is the norm now. everyone very nice. I got my tests results back via email access to my record

Wendy i very sensitive to all of my questions

[...] Ms. Smith attended exclusively to the computer monitor. This was an initial visit to establish care. She did not seem interested in knowing me or my concerns from my perspective-just the computer. No time was given to get to know one another or for her to share her philosophy of care to see if we would be a good match.

I need a care provider that looks at whole body health, treatment of cause of symptoms, and willingness to work with insurance for referrals to outside care. I felt challenged and judged for advocating for my own care and told that I use Google too much. It was insulting. [...]

No issues.
546 North Jefferson Lane
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 227-7070