Open house for new general surgeon

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center is hosting an open house for new general surgeon, Jerry A. Smith, D.O., on Wed., Dec. 5, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at The Medical Clinics, 550 West Highway 50, Salida. The open house will be catered by Michelle Gapp.

Dr. Smith is with Surgical Specialists of Colorado and began a full-time general/trauma surgery practice at HRRMC on Oct. 8. He joins Dr. Karen Johnson as a second full-time general surgeon in Salida.

Dr. Smith earned his osteopathic medical degree from Oklahoma State University. He completed his medical training at Oklahoma State University Medical Center and the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He also holds a doctorate in biology from the University of North Texas. He is board certified in general surgery.

Over the years, Dr. Smith has volunteered on numerous surgical missions to Kenya and Guatemala and taught medical students in Maine and Missouri. Prior to becoming a physician, Dr. Smith was a biology professor.

Dr. Smith can be reached at (719)530-2000.

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