Leon F. Smith, MD, is a board-certified family physician and adolescent medicine specialist. He is proud to serve patients at Valdosta Family Medicine Associates, P.C., in Valdosta, Georgia.
Dr. Smith is originally from Ozark, Alabama. He received his Bachelor of Science in biology, graduating magna cum laude, from Birmingham-Southern College. He subsequently received his medical doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Afterward, he completed a three-year residency in family medicine at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center in Florida.
During his residency, Dr. Smith met Dr. Stewart Williams. The two went on to establish Valdosta Family Medicine in 1989. Recognizing the need for family medicine in Valdosta, Drs. Smith and Williams established the area’s oldest and largest private family medicine practice.
Dr. Smith is a clinical professor at the Medical College of Georgia, a clinical assistant professor at Mercer School of Medicine, and a clinical assistant professor at the PCOM Georgia Campus. He is a member and Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
For ten years, Dr. Smith played trumpet as a member of the Valdosta State University Faculty Brass Quintet. He is married to Valerie Smith, a classically trained pianist and collaborative pianist for Valdosta State University and the pianist/keyboardist for the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra. They occasionally perform together and enjoy attending musical events and concerts. Together, they have seven children and five grandchildren.