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Centers of Excellence:

ENTcare Nasal & Sinus Center
Specializing in the medical and surgical management of any condition that affects your nose and sinuses.

ENTcare Nasal & Sinus Center
ENTcare Allergy & Asthma Center
State of the art allergy and asthma center providing testing and treatment for a wide range of allergic diseases.

ENTcare Allergy & Asthma Center
Snoring & Sleep Apnea Center
Snoring Is Not Necessarily Sleep Apnea. It is important to distinguish between snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA.

Snoring & Sleep Apnea Center
ENTcare Physician's Hearing Center
Should you be experiencing a hearing loss, however slight, it may be time to have your hearing checked.

ENTcare Physician's Hearing Center
ENTcare Physician's Balance Center
State of the art diagnostic center for patients suffering from dizziness and balance disorders.

ENTcare Physician's Balance Center
ENTcare Ear Disease & Surgery Center
Physicians at ENTcare are trained to care for your ears' surgical and medical needs

ENTcare Ear Disease & Surgery Center
ENTcare Pediatric ENT Center
Our physicians are trained to care for your children from infancy through adolescence.

ENTcare Pediatric ENT Center
ENTcare Head & Neck Surgery Center
Our expertise is in diagnosing and surgically treating disorders of the head and neck

ENTcare Head & Neck Surgery Center

Our Providers

Joe F. Smith, MD, FACS, FARS

    
Joe F. Smith, MD, FACS, FARS
 
 

Dr. "Joe Frank" Smith is a 1985 graduate of the University Of Florida College Of Medicine. In 1986, Dr. Smith completed his surgery internship at the St. Louis University Medical Center, and in 1991 he completed his residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Florida.

Dr. Smith is a Fellow of the American Rhinologic Society, the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and the American Medical Association.

He is a Member of The American College of Physician Executives, the Alabama Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, the American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstruction Surgery, the American Rhinologic Society, and is a Diplomat for the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Dr. Smith founded the Dothan ENT Center in 1991. In 1997, the center merged with Ear, Nose and Throat Associates, also of Dothan, to create what is now known as ENTcare.

Dr. Smith earned the prestigious "Doctor of the Year" award from the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in 1993. Since that time he has served as Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery for the University Of Florida College Of Medicine.

He has also served as Chief of Surgery and Chief of the Medical Staff at Southeast Alabama Medical Center, where he currently holds the title of Chief Physician Alignment Strategist. Over the years, he has served as President of the Houston County Medical Society and the Alabama Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.

In 1999 he was honored by the University Of Florida College Of Medicine with the "Annual Joe Frank Smith M.D. Lectureship and Resident Graduation" for the Department of Otolaryngology. That same year, he and wife were presented with the "Dr. Joe Frank and Kristi Smith Otolaryngology Conference Center" located at the University of Florida.

Over his career, Dr. Smith has given over 90 professional presentations. In August 1992 he presented "Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for the Treatment of Sinusitis and Surgical Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea," at the University of Florida Medical Update Conference, in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

He presented "Sinusitic Strabismus" in September 2000 to the International Rhinologic Society, the American Rhinologic Society and the Mayo Clinic in Washington, D.C. In April 2012 Dr. Smith presented "Physician Engagement and Alignment" at the 50th Anniversary of the Otolaryngology Department at the University of Florida. Most recently he presented, "Dyad Quality Centered MEC", at the national meeting of the American College of Physicians Executives.

Dr. Smith has published on his own, or collaboratively, these research articles: Presumed Sinus-Related Strabismus, Head and Neck Melanoma, Branchial Cyst Anomaly in a Newborn and Squamous Cell Carcinoma Arising in a Pilonidal Sinus.

Dr. Smith and his wife Kristi have been married since 1985 and have raised their two sons in the Dothan area.

They now reside on a farm outside its city limits.


Office Location(s):

ENTcare-West


4300 West Main St
Suite 403
Dothan, Alabama   36305
Location Phone: 334-793-4788
Location Fax: 334-678-6717


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