Nova Health Provider Profile

“What I find most rewarding about practicing medicine is taking the time to listen to a patient’s concerns and providing thorough and high-quality care.”

Cindy Smith, ANP, DNP

Adult Medicine

Cindy Smith has earned the right to be honored by Eugene Magazine as among the “Best Doctors” in the area. It’s a recognition with which her patients wholeheartedly agree. Fueled by a desire to help improve the lives of others, Cindy has dedicated over three and a half decades to caring for patients as an adult nurse practitioner and doctor of nursing practice with her unique blend of compassion, insight, and collaboration. With expertise in internal medicine, Cindy has experience caring for patients ranging from young adults through geriatrics. Her biggest piece of advice for her patients when it comes to maintaining health and wellness is to “Take an active role in your health,” and she’s ready to help.

As a caregiver who understands the value of ongoing education, Cindy earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from San Diego State University in 1984, a Master of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of California, San Francisco in 1993, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Oregon Health and Science University in 2009. Throughout her career, Cindy has worked in a variety of care center facilities, including hospitals, university health centers, and private practices.

In addition to her expertise in internal medicine, Cindy has committed herself to sexual assault training and response, helping to fulfill a critical need for education and advocacy in the college campus environment. She developed the first certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program at the University of Oregon and has shared her knowledge in the area of sexual assault prevention by participating in a variety of educational presentations on the topic. Furthering her efforts to protect women on college campuses, Cindy testified before the 2007 and 2009 Oregon Legislature on behalf of House Bills 2154 and 2014 with recognition by both the Governor and Attorney General for her work on their successful passing.

Cindy’s recognition by Eugene Magazine in 2016 is only one in a long line of well-deserved accolades and awards she has received throughout her career, yet what she values most is the trust and respect of her patients. When not treating patients and advocating for women’s health, Cindy can be found spending time with her children, running, or on the bike trails. An accomplished cyclist, Cindy has cycled from Russia to Portugal and from China to Singapore.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, 2009
  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1993
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, 1984
  • Oak Street Medical | Doctor of Nursing Practice, Adult Nurse Practitioner | Eugene, OR | 2012 – 2018
  • Patterson Internal Medicine | Doctor of Nursing Practice, Adult Nurse Practitioner | Eugene, OR | 2008 – 2012
  • University of Oregon, University Health Center | Adult Nurse Practitioner | Eugene, OR | 1995 – 2007
  • St. Patrick’s Hospital, Occupational Health Services | Adult Nurse Practitioner | Missoula, MT | 1993 – 1995
  • University of California, San Francisco | Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse HI, Administrative Nurse | San Francisco, CA | 1985 – 1993
  • French Hospital Medical Center | Registered Nurse | San Francisco, CA | 1984 – 1985
  • Sexual Assault Training Institute of the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force, 2007 – 2011
  • Member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses, 2005 – 2010
  • Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force Medical Forensics Committee Chair, 2006 – 2009
  • Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force Steering Committee, 2006 – 2009
  • Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), 2005 – 2009
  • Founding member and board member of the Oregon Chapter of the International Association of Forensic Nurses, 2005 – 2006
  • Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force Campus Response Committee, 2003 – 2006
  • Lane County Sexual Assault Response Team, 2003 – 2006
  • Licensed Adult Nurse Practitioner, Oregon, 1995 – Present
  • Registered Nurse, Oregon, 1995 – Present
  • Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Controlled Substance Registration Schedule 11-V, 1993 – Present
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner National Certification, American Nurses Credentialing Center 1993 – Present
  • HIV Prophylaxis For Adults After Sexual Assault: Recommendations for Health Care Providers
  • Co-author: Drug Approvals: ’08 in Review: The Nurse Practitioner, (34)2, 25-34
  • Eugene Magazine Best “Doctors,” 2016
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, 2009
  • DeZeeuw Scholarship, OHSU School of Nursing, 2008
  • Speight Scholarship, OHSU School of Nursing, 2008
  • OHSU School of Nursing Scholarship, 2008
  • Hoyt Memorial Scholarship, OHSU School of Nursing, 2007
  • University of Oregon Outstanding Employee of the Year, 2007
  • Vivian O. Lee Reproductive Health Clinician of the Year award nominee, 2007
  • UCSF Department of Nursing “Excellence in Clinical Practice and Leadership” award, 1990
  • Medical team member, Uganda, Africa, 2012, 2014
  • Volunteers in Medicine, 2011 – 2013
  • Board member, Friendship With Cambodia, 2011 – 2013
Nova Health
Junction City
5/5
"Cindy is awesome, the whole office staff is helpful and friendly"
– Roger K.
5/5
"My provider is Cynthia Smith and I like that she includes me, her patient, in all phases of information, treatment"
– Linda P.