Emily Rose Smith, MD
- Family medicine
- Women's Health
- Preventive care
- Adolescent care
- Addiction medicine
I am a board-certified family medicine physician with professional interests in women’s health, obstetrics, preventive care, pediatric and adolescent care, mental health and addiction medicine.
My practice philosophy: I believe in working toward a healthy life, not just treating illness. We all have life goals, and as a doctor I see it as my job to help people make informed health care decisions and to guide them toward their goals.
Hometown: Davey, Nebraska
I am passionate about: the right of all people to live healthy and productive lives, free of violence and discrimination. I am especially passionate about women’s rights, civil rights, and immigration rights.
If I wasn't a physician, I would be a: anthropologist, because I love the experience of meeting and learning from new people and places.
I knew I wanted to become a physician when: I first performed CPR at the age of 16 in an emergency situation along a highway. I learned then that I was capable of doing a hard job in a calm and compassionate way. As I have progressed through my career I have continued to experience how humbling and fulfilling it is to be there for people in their time of need.
My patients have taught me: that each visit with a patient is a chance for me to learn something new, from the best places in the Twin Cities for ice cream, to alternative treatments for arthritis.
My personal health goal: To do something active every day that I enjoy, like yoga or a walk or rock climbing or dancing in the living room, even if it’s just for a few minutes.
I am most proud of: the time that I spent as a science teacher at an elementary school for Somali refugees, teaching that every kid can be a scientist.
- Family medicine
- University of Nebraska at Lincoln
- University of Minnesota Medical School-Twin Cities
- University of Minnesota-North Memorial Family Medicine Residency
Years of experience
- The Mother Baby Center at United and Children's Minnesota
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