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ACMC dermatologist named top doctor by magazine

WILLMAR — Affiliated Community Medical Centers dermatologist Dr. Cindy Firkins Smith was recently named a top doctor in Mpls St. Paul Magazine, 2013.

Research for the list began with more than 5,000 licensed physicians and registered nurses nominating doctors whom they would choose if they or a loved one were seeking medical care. The candidates who then made the final list were evaluated on indicators of peer recognition, professional achievement, and disciplinary history and grouped into 42 specialties.

Smith has practiced dermatology and dermatologic surgery at ACMC for 23 years, and is also an adjunct professor in the University of Minnesota Department of Dermatology. As a part-time university staff dermatologist, she sees patients in the Dermatology Resident Consortium Clinic and recently had two chapters published in the new Lange series textbook, “Clinical Dermatology.”

In 2012, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery Association awarded her its Patient Safety Hero Award. She is a Minnesota Dermatological Society former president, current officer and is president-elect of the Minnesota Medical Association.

The July 2013 Top Doctors issue of Mpls St. Paul Magazine is on newsstands now.