Craig Smith, DO Brings Family Medicine Expertise and More to Memorial Hospital

February 20, 2019
NORTH CONWAY, NH – With Craig Smith, DO joining Memorial Hospital as a family medicine provider and a hospitalist, the Mount Washington Valley community now has access to a versatile and multi-talented doctor for both in-patient and out-patient care. Smith is accepting new patients seeking a primary care provider at the Mount Washington Valley Rural Health Center at Memorial Hospital.

Smith is a familiar face to many coming from the western Maine region, having most recently practiced medicine at Bridgton Hospital and North Bridgton Family Practice. He studied medicine at Wayne State University, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his Family Medicine Internship and Residency at Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine. He also served as a Captain in the US Army National Guard.

Smith is Board Certified in Family Medicine and sees patients of all ages, both children and adults. He stated, “I enjoy my practice of Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment. Working together with my patients, my aim is to help address healthcare concerns while they are small -- essentially preventing or at least, slowing down the progression of disease.”

Dr. Smith is also a welcome addition to the team of primary care providers at Memorial who provide Medication Assisted Therapy (IMAT) for opioid use disorder. This treatment combines talk therapy with medicines that can control cravings and lessen withdrawal symptoms.

He shared, “An important aspect of my practice is helping patients with substance use disorder. I provide a variety of therapies including Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT). My goal is always compassionate care with the goal of helping patients get better and recover.”

His care extends to patients who have been admitted to the Memorial’s Medical/Surgical Ward. This allows for a continuity of care for those who see him as their primary care physician when they require care in an in-patient setting. The challenge of providing care in a variety of clinical environments is part of what makes the work meaningful for a skilled physician like Smith.

Along with his two daughters, ages 10 and 13, he is looking forward to moving to a new home in Center Conway and becoming part of a community that is surrounded by natural beauty. This rural setting is what attracted him to his new North Conway practice. “I am drawn to the sense of community I see in rural healthcare settings. I appreciate the interaction between doctors and the people that live and work here. People here are not anonymous. We get to know one another and become part of a larger family.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 603-356-5472 or go online for more information at www.memorialhospitalnh.org/primarycare.