Richard D. Smith Jr., MD, an Internist with St. Francis Medical Center

Get to know Internist Dr. Richard D. Smith Jr., who serves patients in Monroe, Louisiana.

Dr. Smith Jr. is a well-versed internist who is affiliated with St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, Louisiana. He provides long-term, comprehensive care at the hospital, managing both common and complex illness of adults and the elderly.

St. Francis Medical Center is a not-for-profit 352-bed medical center with more than 1,800 team members committed to caring for those they serve. With an acute-care hospital, freestanding outpatient center, 19 outpatient clinics, and nearly 350 physician partners, St. Francis Medical Center provides comprehensive healthcare services for a variety of medical and surgical specialties. “Inspired by the vision of St. Francis of Assisi and in the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, we extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to God’s people, especially those most in need” according to the mission of the medical center.

Following the completion of his medical education at Meharry Medical College in 1981, Dr. Smith Jr. went on to complete his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. 

With over four decades of experience in his field, he is board-certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.

Internal medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Physicians specializing in internal medicine are called internists. They manage and prevent common and complex diseases by providing comprehensive care and promoting overall well-being.

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