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Smith, Derek Richard, MD





Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L).

Accepting New Patients
  • Neurology

Areas of Expertise
Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroimmunology

Hospitals and Organizations

  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
  • Integrated Care Partners


Brigham and Women's Hospital ‐ Multiple Sclerosis

Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center ‐ Internal Medicine

Medical School
U.T. Southwestern Medical School

The New York Hospital, Cornell ‐ Nuerology and Neuro Science


Verified Patient Reviews

4 out of 5 stars

I very much appreciated the expertise and insights this provider brought to my problem and the suggestions offered concerning how it may have arisen and how to address It. Just explaining things, something some providers seem too busy to do, sometmes helps patients ever so much. And it helps also to learn of possible new approaches to It. Gives one a new outlook.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Smith is the best. I have recommended him to family and friends

5 out of 5 stars

I think Dr. Smith was very nice and showed compassion, even when I was in a lot of pain. I really liked him .

5 out of 5 stars

Doctor was able to understand me and my issue. He was very good at explaining what he was thinking and making me understand. I really liked Dr. Smith.

5 out of 5 stars

I feel Dr. Smith is really the first Dr whom has taken my symptoms for the seriousness my body is experiencing.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Smith listened to me and to my daughter, Kate, who accompanied me.

5 out of 5 stars

I just had a MS relapse so we were game planning the meds. Dr Smith was excellent at laying out my choices and giving me space to absorb the info.

3 out of 5 stars

I spent a grand total of approximately 2 minutes with the doctor, and he didn't appear to be too invested in my problem.

4 out of 5 stars

Ordered several tests. But, didn't really explain about the tests. He left the room to order them and I thought he would return. When he didn't, I asked the nurse to have Dr Smith return because I had questions. He came back- but seemed a bit annoyed.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Smith was very knowledgeable and professional. He also was thoughtful in setting me up for the imaging and testing I would need.

4 out of 5 stars

With one of my concerns, the doctor was able to get me into a treatment right away

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

I've been seeing Dr.Smith for my M.S. for over a decade and wouldn't want to go to anyone else

5 out of 5 stars

Very friendly professional and quick

5 out of 5 stars

All the staff in the office are exceptional. Dr Smith is very knowledgeable and pleasant to interact with. Has always been very professional. He also takes the time to hear my concerns


Derek is board certified in adult neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and completed residency in neurology and neuroscience at New York Hospital through Cornell University. He also completed a fellowship in multiple sclerosis study at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is also an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School.



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