Dermatologist, entrepreneur, teacher and man of God, Dr. Steven Smith, recently joined Northeastern Health System’s Ft. Gibson Clinic.
“I am making a comeback,” said Smith. “After a brief retirement from 32 years of full-time dermatology practice, I am back.”
Smith is restarting his career in Ft. Gibson and is currently taking new patients.
“I am very excited about my new affiliation with Northeastern Health System,” said Smith. “These caring, compassionate and well organized people will make it a joy for my patients to be seen– and worth the 45 minute drive from Broken Arrow.”
Smith graduated from Indiana University Medical School and became board certified in Dermatology and Internal Medicine in the early 1980’s. His philosophy is to combine the healing streams of traditional and natural medicine with prayer, keeping Psalms 103 at the forefront of his practice.
“I am seeking to restore excellence in caring for the patient in a setting of good customer service,” said Smith. “Everyone I’ve met [at NHS] has been so helpful and positive. That is very refreshing in the current healthcare environment.”In 1985, Smith was employed by Oral Roberts University School of Medicine, where he formed the section of Dermatology in the Department of Internal Medicine. He taught dermatology curriculum to third-year medical students before becoming the Clinical Director of dermatology instruction for fourth-year medical student electives.
In 1988, he opened his own dermatology clinic, which soon became a multi-million dollar company. Two years later he founded Loma Lux Laboratories, known as Plymouth Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which developed and marketed a new line of eight oral over-the-counter products and four prescription products for treatment of chronic conditions. Though he sold the pharmaceutical company, the sales of these unique skin care products are being expanded to this day.
Smith has been a guest lecturer at the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, Russian Dermatology Departments in Moscow, Russia, American College for Advancement in Medicine, H&H Dermatology Seminar, Oklahoma American College of Physicians, Oklahoma State Dermatological Society, and the combined Texas/Mexico Dermatology Societies.
He has developed and sponsored countless clinical trials, holds nine patents and has published seven articles.
Smith and his wife, Lorraine, have been married for 44 years, and have three children and eight grandchildren. In his spare time he says his hobbies include being a good husband, grandfather and son of God, enjoying outdoor living, music, playing the guitar, and the challenges of entrepreneurial business.
The administration, providers and staff at Northeastern Health System strive to provide convenient and affordable access to a full range of services, including many primary and specialty care services, such as Dermatology, and consider it a privilege to serve the community.
To make an appointment with Dr. Smith, please call (918) 478-2101.