George C. Smith, Sr., MD
Dr. George C. Smith, Sr., a native of Lineville, AL, through his dedication to family practice, compassionate and nurturing care for his patients, and extensive involvement in organized medicine has become a legend. He received a pharmacy degree at Samford University, worked with the Eli Lilly Co., and then obtained the MD degree from the Medical College of Alabama followed by clinical training at Lloyd Noland Hospital in Fairfield. Dr. Smith has been active in a number of professional organizations including Clay County Medical Society, Medical Association of the State of Alabama (MASA), Alabama Academy of Family Physicians, and American Academy of Family Physicians.
His important professional positions include President and later Chairman of the Board of the Alabama Academy of Family Physicians, Chairman of the Board of Censors of MASA, Chairman of the Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners, Chairman of the Alabama State Committee of Public Health, and a member of the Medical Licensure Commission. Among Dr. Smith’s honors are the Garber Galbraith Medical-Political Award from MASA, Martha Meyers Role Model Award from the University of Alabama Medical Alumni Association, and the naming of the Clay County Public Health building after him. He has served as President of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association. Dr. Smith’s strong commitment to his patients, family, church, and community is highly commendable.