Dr. Smith, a native of Lafayette, graduated from Lafayette High School in 1976. She received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette in 1979. She then attended L.S.U. School of Medicine in New Orleans, graduating in 1983. After graduating from medical school, she completed a transitional internship at Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital in Baton Rouge. She began her career in Emergency Medicine at University Medical Center in 1984, serving as a staff physician for L.S.U. until 1985. She has spent the last 22 years of her Emergency Medicine career at Southwest Medical Center, serving as both a staff physician and past Emergency Medical Services Director. Dr. Smith received Board Certification in Emergency Medicine in 1997 and now looks forward to bringing her 23 years of Emergency Medicine experience and compassionate care to Acadiana Urgent Care Center.