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Gary A. Smith, MD

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Physician Group of Arizona Primary Care

7400 South Power Road
Suite 120
Gilbert, AZ 85297
Phone: 480-988-1659


Dr. Gary Smith is a family medicine specialist with Physician Group of Arizona Primary Care. As a primary care provider with an office in Gilbert, Arizona, Dr. Smith serves the health care needs of the entire family, including children, adults and geriatrics.

Dr. Smith earned his Bachelor of Science in biology from Ross University. He then completed his Medical Degree at Ross University School of Medicine. His Family Practice Residency was done at University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Smith recently returned to the classroom to earn a Master of Medical Management (Business) at University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.

In addition to serving as a primary care provider, Dr. Smith is the Chief Medical Officer with IASIS Healthcare, for their Arizona Market, where he provides physician leadership to the health care system. He is the Medical Director of four programs/departments with AT Still University Physician Assistant Studies, Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department, Central Arizona College (Fire Science/EMT) and Mesa Fire and Medical Department. He is also on the Chandler Regional Medical Center Trauma Advisory Board and a Board Member of Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants.

Dr. Smith is a member of numerous professional organizations, including American Society of Addiction Medicine, American College of Physician Executives, National Association of EMS Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, Arizona Academy of Family Physicians, Arizona Medical Society, Maricopa County Medical Society, American Board of Family Medicine, and American Medical Association.

His recent work in publishing and presenting has addressed a diverse range of subjects, including fire-based EMS services, the Affordable Care Act, intubation, cardiac arrest and more. Dr. Smith is fluent in Spanish. He is married with six children, and actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America, currently serving as an Executive Board Member for the Grand Canyon Council.