Smith Clinic History


Frederick-Smith-(1).pngSmith Clinic in Marion and Delaware, Ohio, was founded by Dr. Frederick C. Smith in 1925. He was a pioneer in the group practice concept, and later served his community as mayor and congressman. The general practice of Dr. Smith grew with the addition of his partners, including his sons, Dr. Frederick G. Smith and Dr. Philip W. Smith, who both served as president and medical director.

The original building was located at 240 E. Church St. in Marion. The present building, opened in 1955, is located at 1040 Delaware Avenue, next to the Harding Memorial, resting place of President and Mrs. Warren G. Harding. Smith Clinic opened its first offices in Delaware, Ohio, in 1983, and consolidated services at 6 Lexington Boulevard in 1997.

Smith Clinic's original logo included a maple leaf. Its green color symbolizes new beginnings, renewed life, or health. The veins in the leaf represent the various services which are interconnected and available to you.
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Our medical staff represents most major specialties in health care. OhioHealth Marion Area Physicians can meet nearly all your medical needs - from minor illnesses to major surgery - with skill, experience, and compassion that will help you feel comfortable and welcome.

A multi-specialty group of over 70 physicians, OhioHealth Marion Area Physicians is staffed with skilled professionals who are dedicated to providing a level of care that is second to none. We are large enough to serve your needs, yet small enough to retain our personal commitment to excellent, individualized medical care.

Smith Clinic became part of OhioHealth on October 28, 2012, and is now known as OhioHealth Marion Area Physicians. We deeply appreciate the many thousands of patients we have been honored to care for over the decades. Your trust and reliance on us has enabled Smith Clinic to move forward with this exciting growth and change.

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