Dr. Smith is the Medical Director of Eastside Substance Abuse Clinic (Muskegon, MI), Eastern Clinic (Grand Rapids, MI) and HTC Outpatient Services (Benton Harbor, MI).
Dr. Smith’s credentials include a Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan) and a doctoral degree in Osteopathic studies from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Smith enjoyed an illustrious career as a Family Medical Doctor which began in 1972 until his retirement in 1991. Throughout his career as the primary physician at his Family Medical Practice, Dr. Smith was an active medical staff member of the Muskegon General Hospital. He was also an Associate of Family Practitioner and the American Osteopathic Association, in addition to continuing post-graduate CME training yearly as required by the state medical board.
After working part-time in the field of addiction medicine, Dr. Smith was drawn to assisting people battling substance abuse and therefore he embarked on a full-time career in Addiction Medicine.
As a direct result of the Muskegon County Health Department, Dr. Smith founded the Eastside Substance Abuse Clinic in 1988. For many people battling their addiction to opiates; this clinic was viewed as a “last-result” in their recovery and Eastside Substance Abuse Clinic was also instrumental in the development of Eastern Clinic (Grand Rapids) and HTC Outpatient Services (Benton Harbor, MI) both of which are successful in battling substance abuse.
Throughout the years the medical industry has changed and Dr. Smith has remained on top of the latest trends in science and technology. As Medical Director, he worked with the clerical, medical and clinical staff to develop a paperless addiction software system; currently used in all three clinics.
Dr. Smith found his true calling in the field of addiction medicine. He has been essential in patients seeing past the fog of substance abuse and entering into a lifetime filled with hope, happiness and dreams.