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Timothy Smilnak, M.D., M.P.H.

Timothy Smilnak, M.D., M.P.H.

Family Medicine

4.7 out of 5 stars
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Contact

Appointment (585) 279-4800

Locations

Highland Family Medicine

777 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

About Me

Dr. Smilnak completed his undergraduate studies at The University of Scranton. After college, he completed a year of service as a Franciscan volunteer in Syracuse. He then attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for his MD and MPH degrees. He trained as a resident and served as Chief Resident at Hi...
Dr. Smilnak completed his undergraduate studies at The University of Scranton. After college, he completed a year of service as a Franciscan volunteer in Syracuse. He then attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for his MD and MPH degrees. He trained as a resident and served as Chief Resident at Highland Hospital / University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Smilnak cares for patients in both the primary care and hospital settings.

Certified Specialties

Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Family Medicine (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Residency, Family Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2018 - 2021

Internship, Family Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2017 - 2018

Education

MPH | SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine. 2017

MD | SUNY Upstate College of Health Professions. 2017

Awards

Program Director's Award. 2022

Jacob Holler Resident Teaching Award. 2020

Publications

Journal Articles

Status of underrepresented minority and female faculty at medical schools located within Historically Black Colleges and in Puerto Rico.

Mader EM, Rodríguez JE, Campbell KM, Smilnak T, Bazemore AW, Petterson S, Morley CP

Medical education online.. 2016 21 :29535. Epub 03/09/2016.

The social mission in medical school mission statements: associations with graduate outcomes.

Morley CP, Mader EM, Smilnak T, Bazemore A, Petterson S, Rodriguez JE, Campbell KM

Family medicine.. 2015 June 47 (6):427-34. Epub 1900 01 01.

Ratings & Comments

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Ratings

During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.7 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

4.7 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

4.7 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.7 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

Dr Tim Smilnak is, by far, the best doctor I have seen in years. He is truly concerned about his patient's well being. He always takes the time to be sure all my questions and concerns have been addressed every time I see him. He is very knowledgeable about any question I have ever had and his explanations are crystal clear.I feel extremely fortunate to be his patient. I trust his thoughts on and decisions about my healthcare without hesitation. He is an excellent doctor!

Feb 21, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr Smilnak is one of a kind! He is extremely knowledgeable, thoughtful, relaxed and never makes you feel rushed. I am so thankful for the way he listens so intently to my thoughts on my health. I feel very involved and comfortable with the decisions that need to be made. This Is one of the most Important things to me. If I have doubts about anything, he gives me time to consider my options and then get back to him. His communication skills are excellent, whether in person or through email. I have had only one other doctor like him during my last 50 years. I trust him implicitly and feel very fortunate to have found him for my PCP.

Dec 20, 2023

5.0 stars

Outstanding individual "One of the best I have ever had"!!

Nov 21, 2023

2.6 stars

Don't like being side-tracked when I ask about test results especially "every things fine"?

Nov 21, 2023

5.0 stars

Long time [...] patient, over 40 years, Dr Smilnak is new to me because Dr. Devine left. Dr. Smilnak has been friendly, kind, professional, thorough. Does not appear rushed and gives me time to express my concerns.

Oct 28, 2023