Dr. Larry O. Smith received his B.S. in Exercise Science from Ball State University, 1993, prior to attending Indiana University School of Medicine 1997. Dr. Smith completed a three year residency in Emergency Medicine at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan preparing him for his duties as Medical Director, Emergency Services at RAF Lakenheath Hospital (U.S. Air Force) in Brandon, Suffolk, United Kingdom (2000 – 2003).
Dr. Smith’s clinical experience also includes positions held as Faculty Emergency Physician, SAUSHEC Emergency Medicine Residency Program, San Antonio, TX and Staff Emergency Physician at Mid-Valley Hospital, Sunnyside Community Hospital, Toppenish Community Hospital and, at present, the Yakima Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Smith is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians; Oral Board Examiner, American Board of Emergency Medicine; Medical Director & Board Member for First Descents, and holds membership in the Wilderness Medical Society.
Additionally, Dr. Smith has travelled to Nepal, Mozambique and Bhutan as a Volunteer Physician, Trauma/Disaster Medicine Instructor, and Mountain Medicine Instructor. His extensive teaching experience includes his post as Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Smith resides in Mazama, WA… The perfect spot to fulfill his interests in high-altitude medicine, mountaineering/skiing, kayaking and cycling!
Dr. Smith has accepted the responsibilities of Medical Program Director for the Okanogan/N. Douglas County Region effective September 3, 2013.
For a comprehensive overview of the duties, responsibilities and regulations that define the roles and activities of the Medical Program Directors, refer to the WASHINGTON STATE MEDICAL PROGRAM DIRECTORS MANUAL