Dr. Smithgall’s research interest include transitions of care, interprofessional education, and implementation of shared-decision-making models in primary care practice.
He focuses in chronic disease state management, population health, and transitions of care. He cares for mainly indigent patients along the Gulf Coast.
Dr. Smithgall's research interests involve investigating factors for success in healthcare students and professionals as well as transitions of care and the impact of pharmacists in transitions of care.
His practice site is a hybrid inpatient, outpatient model with the University of South Alabama Family Medicine Department where he primarily focuses on improving transitions of care.
Other interests of Dr. Smithgall include research into personality traits and characteristics of success of learners in different healthcare professions.