The Arkansas Vein Clinic and Skin Care team is led by Dr. Norma Smith, a licensed physician, board-certified member of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology since 1996, and Arkansas’ first diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. Our highly-trained staff includes licensed nurses and 3 licensed sonographers, specially trained to assist our patients with education, evaluation, and treatment.
Dr. Norma Smith received her medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, South Carolina. She completed her residency at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in 1993. Dr. Norma Smith is an established physician and has been in private practice since 1993, practicing in gynecology and obstetrics since 1998. In 2004 Dr. Norma Smith expanded her practice to include the treatment of varicose veins. In 2009 she became the first Diplomat of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine in the state of Arkansas. In 2011 Dr. Norma Smith refocused her practice to the treatment of vein disorders, chronic venous ulcers, and aesthetic treatments. Dr. Norma Smith and her licensed ultrasound staff are IAC accredited for peripheral venous studies.
Janet Newman, RN
Janet Newman is a Fort Smith native. She is a graduate of the Westark Nursing Program, and has been a practicing registered nurse for over 20 years. Janet has been working with Dr. Norma Smith since 2003, initially focusing primarily on the treatment of spider veins. Since 2011 Janet has been an Aesthetic Nurse Injector, after being personally mentored by Therese Jenkins, PA, an expert in facial rejuvenation using fillers, Botox®, photofacials, peels, and laser hair removal. Janet is also an artist, specializing in portraits, which has proven beneficial when working with facial fillers and Botox. Janet continues to further her skills with personal, hands-on training with fillers and neurotoxins biannually.
Past trainings include:
- Galderma (Sculptra® Aesthetic, Dysport®, and Restylane®)
- Allergan (Voluma™, Botox, Juvéderm®, and Kybella®)
- Merz (Radiesse®, Belotero Balance®, and Xeomin®)
- Palette Aesthetic Training with Cannulas, for injecting Dermal Fillers, in Los Angeles with Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald