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Dr. Walter Smithwick IV, MD

Ophthalmology* Age 56
Dr. Walter Smithwick IV, MD
5.0 (17 Ratings)
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Dr. Walter Smithwick IV, MD

Ophthalmology* Age 56
Jacksonville, FL
Accepting new patients
31 years of experience


Dr. Walter Smithwick IV, MD works in Jacksonville, FL as an Ophthalmology Specialist and has 31 years experience.

They are board certified in Ophthalmology and graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1993. At present, Dr. Smithwick IV has received an average rating of 5.0 from patients and has been reviewed 17 times. They are affiliated with Ascension St. Vincent's Riverside Hospital and Uf Health Jacksonville. They are accepting new patients. Dr. Smithwick IV practices at Practice in Jacksonville, FL and has additional offices in Orange Park, FL.

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  1. 1 Knauer & Smithwick Ophthalmology Associates PA
    2535 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32204
  2. 2 Ascension St. Vincent's Riverside
    1 Shircliff Way, Jacksonville, FL 32204
  3. 3 Office
    905 Park Ave Ste 104, Orange Park, FL 32073
  4. 4 Ottawahills Optical Inc
    3020 Hartley Rd Ste 190, Jacksonville, FL 32257

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Oct 05, 2023
He explains each and every step and pays attention to detail. I'll never go anywhere else.
Jude Ervin — Oct 05, 2023
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  • Vanderbilt University
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  • Ophthalmology
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Dr. Walter Smithwick IV, MD accepts new patients on Medical News Today.

Dr. Smithwick IV accepts Aetna, Ambetter and AvMed as well as many others.

Dr. Smithwick IV's office is located at 2535 Riverside Ave Jacksonville, FL 32204. Find other locations and directions on MedicalNewsToday.

Dr. Smithwick IV has a star rating of 5.0/5 and has been reviewed 17 times.

Dr. Smithwick IV is board certified in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Smithwick IV has been practicing as an Ophthalmology Specialist for 31 years.

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Hospital Affiliations

  • Ascension St. Vincent's Riverside Hospital
  • Uf Health Jacksonville

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