Sparrow Medical Group Charlotte welcomes Dr. Leighla Smith

CHARLOTTE, Mich. September 16, 2022 – Sparrow Medical Group (SMG) Charlotte 111 is pleased to welcome family care provider Leighla Smith, D.O., to its team. Dr. Smith joins highly skilled providers Linda Chermak, M.D., Stephanie Keilen, NP, and Elise Wildern, NP, in offering leading-edge medicine to the community.

The addition of Dr. Smith allows patients more access to a primary care physician, a greater ability to get same-day appointments, and support for those with chronic health conditions.

Dr. Smith is a board-certified physician who embraces a philosophy of comprehensive healthcare for the entire family. She enjoys working with her patients to develop healthy habits for life, including balanced diet and active lifestyle.

“I always knew I wanted to go into family medicine in order to support growing families,” says Dr. Smith, who lives in Charlotte with her husband and their two children.

She is very passionate about supporting women in their transition with a newborn and their breastfeeding journey, and as well as providing musculoskeletal care. In her spare time, you can find Dr. Smith playing with her children at home and local parks, playing golf with her husband, and cooking for her family.

SMG Charlotte 111 is a Patient-Centered Medical Home practice designated by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. The practice is located at 111 Lansing St., Charlotte, and offers virtual and in-person visits to meet the needs of patients.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Smith, please call 517.543.5110. For more information, visit


Sparrow Health System is Mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization and includes hospitals in Lansing, Carson City, Charlotte, Ionia and St. Johns, as well as Sparrow Specialty Hospital, Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan Medicine through the Sparrow Children’s Center and with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and patient experience. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Sparrow Health System