J. Orson Smith, MD

Lipidology, Internal Medicine

Office Locations

Tallahassee Memorial Metabolic Health Center
2633 Centennial Blvd.
Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Smith John 175
Physician Affiliations:


  • Lipidology
  • Internal Medicine
  • AB Internal Medicine
  • AB Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease)
  • 1952, Emory University School of Medicine, Medical School
  • 1957, New York Hospital Medical Center
  • 1959, Grady Memorial Hospital
  • 1958, New York Hospital Medical Center
  • 1960, Emory University Hospital
  • English

Get to Know the Doctor

Get to Know the Doctor

What inspired you to become a physician?  
My peers in college.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
My land in Grady County, Georgia.

In your opinion, what’s the most important factor in a doctor-patient relationship?
Trust and competence

What do you find most encouraging about the work you do? 
I can help prevent cardiovascular events.

Do you have any advice for the patients who see you? 
The patient has to work with their physician as a team.

What about your line of work do you find most rewarding and why? 
Applying new knowledge to benefit my patients.

What’s your proudest moment as a doctor?
My “children” in medicine (2 cardiologists, 1 nurse, 1 physical therapist, 1 social worker).

What can your patients expect from you as their doctor?
Top notch care

Do you have any specific medical interests? 
Lipidology and preventative cardiology

What are lipids?


When should a patient see a Clinical Lipidologist?