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Smoky Mountain Medical Society
Smoky Mountain Medical Society


About Us

Our History

The Haywood County Medical Society, a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization, was originally organized in 1959 for the association and mutual benefit of the physicians of Haywood County, North Carolina.  The purpose of the society is to serve as a forum for continuing medical education, promote collegiality among providers and to improve the standards of medical care for our community. 

New Name

In 2017, the members voted to open membership to the surrounding far Western North Carolina counties and to include Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners. The new name of Smoky Mountain Medical Society (SMMS) was chosen to reflect the expanded area where members work and live.

Current Officers


Scott Skibo, MD

Pulmonary Medicine

Vice President  

Catherine Li, MD



Al Mina, MD




Next Meeting September, 2018: Date and Location TBD

Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities Available

Membership Information

Membership Requirements

Open to physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners who live and/or work in the far Western North Carolina counties of Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain. 

Annual Dues

The annual membership dues are $75 for all members. We accept checks and credit/debit payments. The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) will accept credit card payments for the Smoky Mountain Medical Society.  We also accept checks and credit/debit payments at meetings (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express). 


NCMS Announcment Related to our topic at June 5, 2018 SMMS Meeting

May 16, 2018 at 2:28 pm Carolina Complete Health Network, Inc. (CCHN), a subsidiary of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) formed to build and support a patient-focused, physician-led Medicaid health network, announced this week that in the first quarter of 2018 it raised approximately $1.1 million in a private placement transaction with the North Carolina Community Health Centers Association (NCCHCA) and certain Community Health Centers (CHCs) throughout North Carolina..........  

NCMS Foundation Launches Project OBOT

May 16, 2018 at 2:57 pm The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of Project OBOT or Office-Based Opioid Treatment......

Sylva Herald Article Featuring SMMS (1st meeting after name change)

Quintin Ellison, The Sylva Herald Nov 2, 2017  In the world of modern medicine, interaction among healthcare providers is largely non-personal, confined to electronic communications only.....  


SMMS Sponsorship Advertising Opportunities 4.12.18 (pdf)


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Smoky Mountain Medical Society

900 Hendersonville Rd., Suite 311, Asheville, NC 28803, US

(828) 277-9706