Margaret H. Smith, M.D.
Specializing in: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Locations: Quivira, Metcalf and Lenexa
- Undergraduate Degree: University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan., Bachelor of General Studies
- Medical Degree: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kan.
- Internship: University of Kansas Medical Center School of Medicine (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
- Residency: University of Kansas Medical Center (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
- Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society
- American College of Obstetricians/Gynecologists
- Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
- Kansas City Gynecological Society
- Kansas Medical Society
- Kermit E. Krantz Society
- Medical Society of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties
- Overland Park Regional Medical Center
- Saint Luke's South Hospital
- State of Kansas
About Dr. Smith
Margaret Smith, M.D., or Dr. Maggie, as many of her patients call her, is entering a new chapter in her life and career. After delivering babies for more than 25 years, she has decided to focus her medical practice on providing gynecological care for women of all ages.
An important aspect of her gynecological practice is to care for young women, relieving their anxieties about coming to the gynecologist. "I really enjoy helping young women feel comfortable with their health concerns," Dr. Smith says.
Many of Dr. Smith's established patients have shared the milestones of life with her. “I have enjoyed our journey. Over the years, I have delivered hundreds and hundreds of babies! My practice has come full circle and I consider myself blessed by each and every one of my patients.”
As Dr. Smith enters this next phase of her career and focuses on gynecology, she looks forward to sharing her own personal experiences with life and health with her patients. "I have gone through menopause, gained weight and am a proponent of hormone replacement. I can empathize with my patients."
A woman with a busy career and family, Dr. Smith also knows what it’s like to balance the issues women face today. "If I could give one bit of advice to all my patients, and to women in general, it would be to practice a healthy lifestyle: eat well, take time for yourself, exercise, and minimize bad habits," she says. "Everyone seems to want a magic pill. The truth is that there is no magic pill, except for self-motivation and discipline. Take time to manage your own health. Women in particular tend to take care of everyone else first. We need to take care of ourselves first.”
Dr. Maggie is from Larned, Kan., a farming community of about 4,000 residents. She is married and has a daughter who is in high school.
She adds that with health care reform on the horizon, there is little question that the business of health care is becoming more complex. "Now in our 60th year as a physician-owned practice, the doctors at KCWC are proud to continue a tradition of excellence in women’s health care," Dr. Smith says. "Thanks to the hard work, dedication and tenacity of our staff, we are doing all we can to be the best for you.”