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About Dr. David Smith
I'm Dr. David Smith DO, FACSO, RPhS
Dr. Smith is a well known Vascular Surgeon in Arizona who has been honored as a “Top Doc” in Phoenix Magazine for Vascular Surgery over 10 times. He was recently named a Top Doc in the new category of Vein Surgeons as well. He has been the Top Vein Surgeon by Ranking Arizona for 10 years in a row. He was one of the first doctors to perform minimally invasive procedures for venous disease in the State of Arizona. Dr. Smith resides in the Phoenix area with his family and is actively involved with his children and his church community.
More about Dr. David Smith DO, FACOS, RPhS
Dr. David Smith attended the College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Kansas, followed by his Internship and Residency training at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He continued his Vascular and Endovascular training at Grandview Hospital in Dayton, Ohio where he was the Chief Surgical Resident and received the Outstanding Intern Award. Dr. Smith is a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine, American Medical Association, and American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Association, Arizona Osteopathic Association, and International Society for Endovascular Surgery. Dr. Smith served as the Chairman of Endovascular Department at one of Banner Health’s Hospitals, where he was also Vice Chief of Staff from 2004-2007. Dr. Smith has extensive training in Vascular Surgery and was one of the first doctors to perform minimally invasive procedures for venous disease in the State of Arizona. Dr. Smith is one of the most sought after Total Vein Care specialist in Arizona. His case experience is second to none in the State of Arizona and he is highly qualified to listen to your issues and find a treatment plan that is tailored to you.
I'm Lynn Taylor
I am the Chief Clinical Officer for North Valley Vein Specialist. I moved to Arizona in 1989 from Long Island, New York after getting married to my husband, Richard. I currently reside in Glendale, AZ with my two amazing children and five dogs. I started healthcare in 1988 and became a surgical technologist/private scrub tech in 1992 and have traveled to several valley hospitals. I began my new and exciting path into vascular surgery 31 years ago and have been in love with the field ever since. I have been working with Dr. David Smith for the past 13 years. Outside of my career, I enjoy spending quality time with my family, going antiquing and traveling to new and adventurous places. I have always believed there is too much world out there to always be inside.
I'm Bree Salazar
Bree Salazar is our Chief Operations Officer here at North Valley Vein Specialists and brings almost 20 years of experience in healthcare management to our office. Bree has worked alongside North Valley Vein Specialists for 5 years and joined the team early 2021. Bree also works with our suitemates, Valley Wound Care Specialists, and acts as a liaison between the two offices for our patients who may benefit from wound care.
While she is not a clinician, she enjoys supporting brilliant Physicians and Medical Practitioners and is fascinated with the growth of technology in medicine.
Bree was born outside of Chicago, Illinois and currently resides in Surprise, Arizona with her Firefighter husband, three children, and a full house of pets. She loves animals and in her free time she enjoys going camping, following NHRA drag racing, and a good glass of red wine.
I'm Debbie Bernard Nurse Practitioner
Debbie joined the practice in January of 2022. She brings with her many years of expertise working in healthcare for the past 23 years. She started out her career in nursing specializing in cardiology. She sought out further education graduating from University of Phoenix in 2006 earning her Masters Degree in Nursing. Debbie spent 15 wonderful years working as a Family Nurse Practitioner for Sonoran Medical Centers here in Glendale, AZ.
Treating venous disease is very important to Debbie. She has seen the many negative effects firsthand throughout her nursing career affecting all ages. In fact, Debbie had her varicose veins treated in 2019 by Dr. Smith and his wonderful staff and feels amazing to this day! She has compassion and a strong desire to help others who are suffering from the symptoms and consequences of venous disease.
Debbie was born and raised in Wethersfield, CT until she moved to Arizona in 1999 to start her adult life right after completing nursing school. She is raising 2 wonderful children amongst numerous spoiled rescue dogs. She enjoys spending her free time hiking, biking, dancing, and traveling to adventurous places with her husband and good friends.
She looks forward to meeting you and being an integral part of your medical care team here at North Valley Vein Specialists.
About North Valley Vein Specialists
North Valley Vein Specialists takes a fully comprehensive approach to your Vein care. Our staff will walk you through the Insurance requirements as well as the diagnosis and treatment portions of your care.
“I have been meaning to write to you Dr. Smith for several weeks and thank you and your terrific staff for the wonderful care I received. I am simply thrilled by the results of the various procedures I underwent. My legs feel great.” CVD-Glendale, AZ
“I have given your number (Dr. David Smith) out to several of my friends with the same concerns.” CVD-Glendale, AZ