R. Glenn Smith, MD

Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine

Houston Methodist Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology

Accepting New Patients

R. Glenn Smith, MD

Houston Methodist Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology

About Me

Dr. Smith's clinical interests include neuromuscular, neuroautonomic, neuroimmunologic diseases as well as general neurology. His research focus is on understanding immune-mediated damage in primary autoimmune, neurodegenerative, and neuroinfectious diseases. He is board certified in neurology, neuromuscular medicine, electrodiagnostic medicine and autonomic medicine. He has been a researcher in 30 clinical trials, author of over 80 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and recipient of both regional and national teaching awards.

Dr. Smith completed his clinical and research training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and served as a faculty member there for more than a decade. During that time, he worked as a senior member of the basic and clinical ALS research team. He also served as interim chief of Neurology at Ben Taub General Hospital, and helped to direct several neurology and neuromuscular disease teaching clinics for Baylor and the Harris County Hospital District.

On moving to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Smith became vice chair of the Department of Neurology in 2004, and helped enlarge the clinical and teaching missions of that institution. He later served as interim chair of the Neurology Department, and in that position, he brought together a new faculty, organized that faculty into a much larger clinical mission, and oversaw the creation of the UTMB Stroke Center and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. As residency director for UTMB Neurology, he expanded the training program, linked that program with MD Anderson Cancer Center's Neuro-oncology Section, and helped it grow to its current internationally recognized status.

Clinical Interests

Electrodiagnostic medicine
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Bell’s palsy
Guillain-barre syndrome
Multiple sclerosis
Muscular dystrophy
Myasthenia gravis
Neuromuscular disease

Accepted Insurance Plans

AARP Medicare Complete
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
Axis Global / Texas Monarch Student Accident Plan
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional / Par Plan
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus / Vantage
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Community Health Choice Marketplace
Coventry PPO
Crown International
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service
Humana Military TRICARE-South Region
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana TRS-Care Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
HumanaNatl POS Open Access
Imagine Health ABC Home
Imagine Health CVS Health
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Interplan Health Group
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
PHCS Healthy Directions
SmartCare PNM Resources
TexanPlus Medicare Advantage
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Dual Complete
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West
Workers Comp-Beech Street

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.


American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology, Neuromuscular, Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Autonamic Disorders
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas | 1977
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
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