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Parkview LaGrange welcomes additional gynecologist

 

Parkview LaGrange Hospital has announced the addition of board-certified gynecologist Dr. William Smith, MD to the Parkview Physicians Group specialists who provide services in LaGrange. Smith’s services, in addition to those that will continue to be provided by Dr. Thomas Miller, MD, also of Parkview Physicians Group-OB/GYN, will provide a depth of gynecology coverage previously unavailable locally. Drs. Lisa Booth, Rhonda Sharp and Jamin Yoder will continue to provide the LaGrange County community with obstetric care.

Dr. Smith received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he also completed his internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology. Following medical school, he served with the U.S. Public Health Service at their Coastal Family Health Center in Biloxi, Miss., spent 15 years with Central Oklahoma Medical Group, and was an active member of the medical staff at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. In 2000, Smith and his family moved to Angola, Ind., and he opened a private medical practice. In 2010, he joined Parkview Physicians Group-OB/GYN.  

“My wife and I are both cancer survivors. Having gone through rough periods as both a patient and a worried family member brought me a new perspective in relating to people who have life-threatening illnesses,” Smith said. “I feel very privileged to have people come to me for care. It has become my mission to help my patients not to be afraid of medicine and healthcare, to help empower them to take better care of themselves. Patient education and talking to each other is essential to make this happen.”

“I am very pleased about the addition of Dr. Smith to the medical team here in LaGrange and look forward to working with him,” said Dr. Miller. “Dr. Smith and I have many things in common beyond just our specialty, not least of which is our shared commitment to making our patients a vital part of the decision-making process in their care. His addition provides an expansion of our coverage of women’s health in the LaGrange County area.”

Dr. Smith is accepting new gynecology patients at the specialty clinic at Parkview LaGrange Hospital. For more information or to arrange an appointment, call Parkview Physicians Group-OB/GYN at (260) 665-6114.