Smith Family MD is a return to some of the time honored tradition’s that make a doctor patient relationship special. We are one of Charleston’s only solo family medical practices. Having one physician creates a therapeutic bond between doctor and patient that allows for the most optimal and accurate plan for a healthier and happier lifestyle.
At Smith Family MD you won’t be just another patient to see, you will be a member of our medical family. Our friendly staff enjoyed seeing you and helping you live a better life.
It is easier and more comfortable to get acquainted with and share medical history.
You have a doctor who will help you make plans for a healthy lifestyle and to live a happier, healthier life.
You are able to form a therapeutic bond with the physician, who will help manage your health care needs for acute illness and maintenance care.
You'll have a Doctor that knows your name, knows your family, and enjoys helping you through some of life’s illnesses.
Trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dr. Smith is well-recognized for his kind and perceptive bedside manner.
After attaining his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, Scott completed a three-year Residency in Family Medicine from Self Memorial Hospital in Greenwood, SC. Upon obtaining his Board Certification in Family Medicine, he and his college sweetheart, Catherine, remained in Greenwood for 22 years to raise their three sons, Zach, Josh and Eli.
Dr. Smith served as the Medical Director for a busy hospital owned Urgent Care. While he excelled in the clinical emergency setting, he missed having continuity of care with his patients. After many years of fun-filled family vacations at the Isle of Palms and romantic getaways in Charleston, Scott and Catherine set their sites on living in Mount Pleasant, their favorite place on earth.
Dr. Smith also has a great deal of experience helping people with anxiety, depression, mood disorders and PTSD. He is very comfortable treating these conditions as a primary care physician as well as coordinating care with a patients’ psychiatrist as needed. Dr. Smith is also currently pursuing training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In the near future he will be certified as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist through the Beck Institute in Philadelphia.
He feels that it is most helpful to treat people with a combination of counseling and medication to help people move forward and live the life that they desire. Doctor Smith is very interested in helping people recover from overuse of prescription medicines as well as addiction issues.
Dr. Smth is specially licensed to treat patients with Buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subloccade) for opiate use disorder. He has extensive experience in helping people recover from alcohol abuse, and is able to prescribe Naltrexone and Vivitrol which are used to help with alcohol abuse problems.
Dr. Smith has received additional training in addiction and is currently the Medical Director for Lantana Recovery.
Previously a physician at Park West Family Practice, Dr. Smith, along with his wife Catherine, decided in 2019 to fulfill a lifelong goal of starting their own private practice and are excited to see patients in their beautiful new office at Smith Family MD.
Catherine’s early career was in hospital marketing, public relations and physician recruitment. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. After years as a stay-at-home mom of three rambunctious boys and volunteer work, she worked as a Travel Agent with AAA. Faced with an empty nest and a desire to have a more meaningful way to help others, she went back to school to become a Registered Medical Assistant. Gifted with an empathetic manner, Catherine’s heartfelt desire is to connect to her patients with empathy, gentleness and skill.
A Charleston native, Alicia brings a joyful energy to our practice. She has served as a Certified Direct Support Professional for the Disability Board of Charleston County. She has years of experience helping clients navigate intellectual, emotion and physical challenges with the goal of successful independence. Alicia is a graduate of Trident Technical College’s Medical Assistant program, and has successfully passed her national board exam to be a Registered Medical Assistant. A mother of three, she is loved by our patients for her patient, kind approach.