Keith Smith MD

Keith Smith MD

Dr. G. Keith Smith is a board certified anesthesiologist in private practice since 1990. In 1997, he co-founded The Surgery Center of Oklahoma, an outpatient surgery center in Oklahoma City, owned by 40 of the top physicians and surgeons in central Oklahoma. Dr. Smith serves as the medical director, CEO and managing partner while maintaining an active anesthesia practice.

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If you don’t like Obamacare, can you opt out?

If you don’t like Obamacare, can you opt out?

September 6, 2013 3:40 pm by | 5 Comments

At a physician’s roundtable years ago, I asked Senator Orrin Hatch why I couldn’t punch out of Social Security, happy to leave all that I had paid “into the system”…


Playing the Hunger Games – HMO style

Playing the Hunger Games – HMO style

June 3, 2013 6:36 am by | 2 Comments

One of my partners, an ear nose and throat surgeon, resigned years ago from a particularly abusive HMO. He said, “never again,” as did all of the reputable ENT surgeons…



Medical-industrial complex wants Medicaid expansion to delay price transparency

Medical-industrial complex wants Medicaid expansion to delay price transparency

May 4, 2013 8:46 am by | 0 Comments

The strongest advocate for expanding Medicaid—and the likely source of funding for the massive advertising campaign—is the hospital lobby. We hear that hospitals are going broke. They can’t make ends…


The “right” to healthcare does not require a doctor to work for free

The “right” to healthcare does not require a doctor to work for free

November 23, 2012 1:25 pm by | 324 Comments

After the election, a lot of people are excited that they can now get healthcare. Or maybe not quite yet, but by 2014, when ObamaCare is fully implemented. The only…