Dr. Smith was born in Auburn, AL and raised in Baton Rouge. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1975. He then attended L.S.U. and received a B.S. in Zoology in 1979. After graduating from L.S.U. School of Medicine in New Orleans in 1983, he completed a transitional internship at Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital in Baton Rouge. His Emergency Medicine career began at University Medical Center in Lafayette in 1984-1985 as a staff physician for L.S.U., after which he has spent the last 22 years as a staff physician and the Emergency Medical Services Director at Southwest Medical Center.He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and received the honor of being named “Best Primary Care Physician” by the Times of Acadiana in both 2007 and 2008. Dr. Smith now brings his 23 years of Emergency Medicine experience, as well as his caring, professional demeanor, to Acadiana Urgent Care Center.