Dr. Smith is a naturopathic doctor and First-Year Resident at Bastyr University Clinic. Her clinical interests include integrative pain management, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalance, gastrointestinal disorders, thyroid and adrenal dysfunction, and community health care.
Dr. Smith is passionate about making naturopathic and integrative medicine accessible to all populations. Her approach to medicine is identifying underlying causes of disease and treating patients using the therapeutic order- starting with the least invasive methods that are safe, evidence-based, and effective. She works closely with her patients to develop treatment plans that are collaborative and specific to their individual needs.
Dr. Smith completed two years of general medicine clinical rotations at Bastyr University Clinic with focused clinical experience in treatment of autoimmune disease, gastroenterology, endocrinology, and chronic pain. She completed several off-site rotations and internships at low-income community health clinics working with diverse populations. She completed additional training in IV therapy, prolotherapy, and integrative primary care for women. She is actively pursuing research opportunities and has collaborated with Scripps Integrative Medical Center in a study involving lifestyle intervention and weight management.
Education and Experience:
Dr. Smith received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Bastyr University California. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in biology with a concentration in anatomy and physiology from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Dr. Smith is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and member of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association and Academy of Integrative Pain Management.