Richard Dean Smith, MD


B.S. Kansas State University.

M.D. Kansas University Medical Center.

Intership: Sacramento County Hospital, now University of California Davis Medical Center.

Residency: Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine.

Board Certified: Internal Medicine. Rheumatology.

Academic Appointment: Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, Davis. Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine.

Chief Arthritis Section, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, California.

Associate Director Rehabilitation Services, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, California.

Acting Medical Director December.

Medical Director to May 2009.

Head of Institutional Review Board, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, California.

Member of Institutional Review Board.

Plummer Society, Mayo Clinic.

Philip S. Hench Society, Mayo Clinic.

Member: Author's Guild


Member Vestry, Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Walnut Creek, CA.

Best Book 2006 Awards Finalist.

Selected Works

Fiction, Mystery
Pool: more than mental, more than physical, it's partly mystical.
Historical fiction, a mystery
A doctor and family struggle to survive in the era of managed care. Dr. Browne uncovers deception by government, insurance companies, consultants, hospitals, and others.
Medical management.
Satire of the absurdity of a national craze: managed care.
Health of Keyboard Workers.
Social importance of an irrational mass movement.