Meet the Owner: Scott M. Smith, Physician Assistant
Scott is a former US Army officer and graduate of the prestigious Interservice Physician Assistant Program and the University of Nebraska. He begin practicing medicine in 1999 and transitioned to a functional medicine approach in 2003. He has experience in gastroenterology and dermatology which help him in practice daily.
Scott became interested in functional medicine when he experienced first hand how traditional medicine was not well suited for managing or improving 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.
He has special interest in methylation disorders, mitochondria dysfunction, autoimmunity and 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. 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 & A4M
Completion of IFM "Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice" training modules
Areas of Interest:
- ADD, ADHD
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Chronic Sinusitis
- Depression and Anxiety
- Detoxification and Healing
- Digestive Disorders (IBD, IBS, GERD, Colitis, SIBO, Gluten Sensitivity)
- Female Disorders (PMS, PCOS, Menopause)
- Healthy Aging, Healthy weight and Metabolism
- Migraines and Headaches
- Sleep/ Insomnia
- Testosterone Deficiency