Dr Eric Smith has been appearing on TLC’s “1000-lb Sisters” as Tammy Slaton’s bariatric doctor. He has been honest with Tammy and has repeatedly revealed that she should follow his instruction if she doesn’t want to die. So, learn about the surgeon with this Dr Eric Smith Bio.
This article covers his age, net worth, details on his wife, and children.
Meet 1000-lb Sisters’ Dr Eric Smith
TLC’s show ‘1000-lb Sisters’ is based on the life and struggle of Tammy Slaton and her sister Amy Slaton who are over 1000lb together. We’ve seen Tammy and Chris visiting Dr Eric Smith concerning her health. He has been pretty straightforward even though he hates breaking news to Tammy sometimes.
Eric has been warning her repeatedly about her life-threatening eating habits. He has been responsible for tracking the reality star’s weight loss journey. He frequently advises her to work hard on losing weight with any means possible and details the path her health is moving towards.
Eric is genuinely concerned about Tammy’s health. He has been working hard to push her to meet the weight loss goals before it’s too late for her. She started seeing Eric after no progress while seeing Dr. Procter. Back when Tammy came out of the rehab earlier than mandated, Dr. Eric believed that she left rehab too soon and revealed that she was in danger of a cardiac event or an event with her lungs.
Like her previous doctors, he said that she would die if she didn’t get serious about making changes to her lifestyle. At the end of the visit, he revealed that he felt frustrated with Tammy. Plus, he wished that she better show him she can lose weight on her own without the help of any facility.
Eric also opened up about the filming process. Since he runs a successful business, he has other patients as well. But, he revealed that he has gotten used to having a camera crew at his working space so it doesn’t affect him at all. He revealed that once the cameras are in place and ready to film it was business as usual.
Instead, Eric confirmed the TLC show has helped to put his practice and the hospital on the map and get recognized. However, he doesn’t consider himself a celebrity. He believes that the show inspired the others to visit the doctors who are also dealing with the same issues Tammy was dealing with.
Dr Eric Smith Age
Dr Eric Smith was reportedly born in 1974. So, he is 47 years old as of 2021 according to Healthgrades.
How Much Is Dr Eric Smith Net Worth?
Dr Eric Smith, with his occupation as a Bariatric doctor, has earned him an accumulated net worth of $3 million.
Eric started his career in June 2006 as a General and Bariatric Surgeon. He worked in his private practice Eric F. Smith D.O., PSC until October 2013. At, the time he was also working at Intuitive Surgical as Surgical Doctor and has been working till now. A month later, he started working for Bluegrass Bariatric Surgical Associates in the same position. He worked for the firm a little over a year and quit his job in November 2014.
After quitting Bluegrass, he started working for Georgetown Bariatrics and Advanced Surgical Services as a General and Bariatric Surgeon. He has been working in the company ever since then. Furthermore, he also joined Georgetown Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery starting from July 2015 as a medical doctor.
According to ZipRecruiter, a Bariatric surgeon makes an average of $167,157/year as an annual salary. Per hour, an average doctor charges $76.
Moving on, Georgetown Bariatrics and Advanced Surgical Services provides a different range of services. From surgical weight loss to non-surgical weight loss, patients have various weight loss procedures to choose from. Besides Dr. Eric, they have other experienced doctors to take care of the patients.
The hospital’s website also features testimonials from ex-patients who shared personal success stories.
About the charges, Georgetown Bariatrics & Advanced Surgical Services is located at 1002 Lexington Rd Ste. 25B, Georgetown, KY 40324, United States. The website revealed Bariatric surgery can cost between $15,000 and $23,000.
Dr Eric Smith Wife
Now for the meat part of the article, Dr. Eric Smith is engaged to his fiancee/to-be wife, Anna Kathleen. They have been engaged since August 2020. Anna updated her engagement on her Facebook relationship status. Also, on 30 August 2020, Anna verified the engagement with a FB post. In the picture, the lovebirds posed to the camera while Anna flaunted her engagement ring.
Anna has also appeared on Dr Eric’s IG multiple times. In one post he revealed that as a fan of Kentucky CATS he would never miss a game but he chose to miss it for a wedding that he had to attend with his fiance Anna. Because you would do anything for the person you love.
Anna also appeared during labor day 2021 and appeared on a short clip in Dr. Eric’s IG while they were enjoying a weekend off at Lake Norris.
Speaking about Anna, she started working as a Territory Manager for Bard Davol in July 2017. She formerly worked for the company as associate territory manager from 2016-2017. Anna attended Howland High School and hailed from her hometown of Warren, Ohio. She currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky.
You can find Anna on Facebook (@anna.kathleen.52) as well as Instagram (@aknatale).
Talking about kids, Dr Eric Smith is a father of two sons. In August 2021, he updated that his older son was starting senior year in high school whereas the younger son started his 10th grade. Based on the post, both of his kids are from his previous relationship and Anna is most likely not their biological mother.
Where Is Dr Eric Smith From?
Dr Eric Smith hailed from his hometown of Georgetown, Kentucky.
During Veteran’s Day 2021, he posted a picture of his father and grandfather. Based on the photo, both of them served in the US Navy. He also wrote in one part of the caption that they were his personal heroes. Back on the 4th of July in 2021, he and his father spent an amazing weekend in Texas. He and his kids took his father to USS Lexington which he served on and hadn’t seen since he left it in 1964.
Is Dr Eric Smith On Instagram?
Yes, Dr Eric Smith is on Instagram. You can follow him on (@doctorericsmith_). Besides his own socials, he has also been featured in the hospital’s Facebook and YouTube.
Where Did Dr Eric Smith Recieve His Education?
According to Dr Eric Smith’s LinkedIn, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Marshall University in Biology in 1997. Immediately after, he enrolled at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1997. He graduated with D.O. in Medicine in 2001.