Dr. Colleen Smith practices Emergency Medicine in BROOKLYN, NY. Dr. Smith assesses patients who seek immediate medical attention at any time of day or night. Emergency Medicine Physicians are trained to efficiently work with each patient and situation no matter how acute or life-threatening. Dr. Smith examines patients, determines means of testing, diagnoses conditions, and decides the best treatment methods.
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