Jason Smith is a physician assistant practicing at La Clinica’s West Medford Health Center. He also sees patients at the school-based health center at Crater High School.
Physician assistants are healthcare providers who practice medicine in collaboration with physicians. PAs perform physical exams, order tests, diagnose, prescribe medications, and treat illnesses.
Jason completed his medical training at the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, earning a master’s degree in health science. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cell biology from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.
He worked as a scribe, a clinical research assistant, and an emergency medical technician before joining La Clinica’s staff. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Born in Phoenix, Arizona, he now lives in Central Point with his wife and children, with whom he enjoys spending time hiking and exploring the outdoors. He also loves any sport that involves a ball or a board, especially basketball, longboarding, and snowboarding. Jason volunteers with a local church youth group.
La Clinica’s approach to care drew Jason to the organization.
“I believe in a holistic, evidence-based approach to practicing medicine that centers on collaborating with my patients to create individualized treatment plans,” he said. “I love that La Clinica believes in accomplishing that same goal affordably and compassionately for every patient who walks through our doors.”