Deborah Chapman Smith
My name is Deborah and I am the Practice Manager at Vine Healthcare, which means I get to do a little bit of everything.
I graduated from the University of Evansville with a degree in theatre and left for New York shortly after graduation. After living on the east coast for 32 years, I decided to move back home to be near my family – so last year, my husband and I moved to Carmel and we love being back!
In addition to a theatre degree, I also have a business degree (my plan for supporting myself while being a struggling actress). One thing led to another, and I ended up developing a career working in the medical world. When I was looking to make a move back to IN, I found this position with Vine Healthcare and thought to myself, “well that sounds too good to be true.” Again, one thing led to another and here I am. I feel truly grateful to be a part of this practice. To watch patients heal right before our eyes is like watching a miracle, and it’s an amazing thing to witness. Our Doctors are like no other, and I love working for them and being a part of their very special vision and mission.
My husband and I love being outdoors as much as we can, so we’re always looking for new parks to explore so we can hike or kayak or canoe. Our last vacation was a week in a cabin in Colorado where we literally walked side by side with a few moose. Fabulous!
Not sure I have a specific personal motto, but I do often find myself saying, “stay in the solution” whenever I’m faced with a stressful situation.