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Meet the Owner:  Scott M. Smith, Doctor of Medical Science, Physician Assistant

Scott is a former US Army officer and graduate of the prestigious University of Nebraska/Interservice Physician Assistant Program. He earned his Doctor of Medical Science from Butler University. Scott has practiced medicine since 1999 and accumulated extensive clinical experience in gastroenterology and dermatology. In 2003, Scott made the full time transition to functional and lifestyle medicine.

 

Scott became interested in functional medicine when he witnessed the improvements in patients with chronic conditions. He initially used functional medicine with his pediatric patient population but soon realized that the parents of his patients and their extended families could also benefit from this approach.

 

Scott has special interest in methylation disorders, mitochondria dysfunction, autoimmune disorders, as well as gastrointestinal health. He has authored or co-authored and presented several papers on a variety of functional medicine topics. This includes the use of hyperbaric oxygen (HBOT), pediatric acute neuropsychiatric disorder after streptococcal infection (PANDAS), as well as a comprehensive biomarker paper on autism and ADHD. Most recently, Scott has presented category 1 CME education on Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).  Scott is a member of the American Academy of Anti-aging and the Institute for Functional Medicine.  

Scott strives to create individualized care plans and to educate his patients about their conditions and treatment. He is passionate about improving the health and wellness in each of his patients.  

Member: IFM, ACLM & A4M

Completion of IFM "Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice" training modules

Completion of ACLM "Lifestyle Medicine & Food as Medicine" training modules

     

Scott's areas of Interest:

- Arthritis

- ADD, ADHD

- Autoimmune Diseases 

- Chronic Sinusitis

- Depression and Anxiety

- Detoxification and Healing 

- Diabetes

- Digestive Disorders (IBD, IBS, GERD, Colitis, SIBO, Gluten Sensitivity)

- Fatigue

- Female Disorders (PMS, PCOS, Menopause)

- Healthy Aging, Healthy weight and Metabolism

- Migraines and Headaches

- PANDAS/PANS

- Sleep/ Insomnia

- Testosterone Deficiency 

Maria Pancorbo, Nurse Practitioner

Maria is a passionate healthcare professional dedicated to providing comprehensive and personalized care to her patients. Born and raised in Lima, Peru she is fluent in both English and Spanish, allowing her to effectively communicate and connect with a diverse range of patients.

In 2015, Maria discovered her calling for medicine while serving as a caregiver for an ALS patient. Witnessing the challenges and complexities of managing a chronic illness firsthand ignited her determination to make a difference in people's lives through healthcare.

Driven by her newfound passion, Maria pursued her Master's degree at Chamberlain University in Chicago, where she honed her skills and expertise in Vascular Health and Aesthetics. Equipped with a solid foundation, she embarked on a journey of continuous learning and growth.

In 2023, Maria's professional journey took an exciting turn when she was introduced to the world of Functional Medicine. Recognizing the importance of a holistic approach to healthcare, Maria delved into modalities such as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and IV nutrition, seeking to integrate them into her practice to optimize patient outcomes.

Maria's approach to healthcare is rooted in her belief that addressing the root causes of illness and promoting overall wellness are essential for long-term health and vitality. With a keen interest in gut health and women's health, she is dedicated to empowering her patients to achieve optimal health and well-being.

Through her compassionate care and commitment, Maria strives to make a meaningful impact in the lives of her patients.

                                                                                                                                                 Member: IFM, ACLM

                                          Completion of ACLM "Lifestyle Medicine & Food as Medicine" training modules

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