Dr. Charles W. Smith, Jr., M.D.,FAAFP
Dr. Smith is a native of Swannanoa, North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina (UNC), where he also received his medical degree. He did a post-graduate residency in Family Medicine, also at UNC. He is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
He began practice as a private physician, but was recruited into academic medicine where he has served for almost 40 years in increasing positions of responsibility, including serving as Dean, School of Primary Medical Care, at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in 1989 as Executive Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Medical Director of UAMS Medical center. He served until this year, 2018 as Director and Medical Director for Primary Care, also at UAMS. He has remained active in his faculty role as a practicing physician and teacher at UAMS in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.
He was Deputy Editor of the American Family Physician publication, 1988-2004, a member of the Board of Directors, American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), 1991-1995 and President of the ABFM in 1996. He is lead or singular author of numerous published papers.
During his academic career, Dr. Smith has thrived as a manager and leader of many initiatives, as a valued and respected teacher of medical students and residents, but is known for his exceptional medical care, relentless pursuit of excellence in diagnosing and treating his patients, and his enthusiastic adoption of high tech solutions that enhance his abilities to efficiently diagnose, treat, and manage the medical needs of his patients.
In 2000, he founded eDocAmerica, a web-based health information company, which received the award for Arkansas Small Business of the Year in 2006. Dr. Smith Direct Care patients have access to services provided by eDocAmerica.
An active athlete, Dr. Smith has run 5 marathons and currently cycles most days and enjoys taking long walks with his wife. He and his wife, Connie, share their lives with their six children and ten grandchildren.