Dr Jennifer L Smith NMD
Jennifer Smith, NMD, specializes in the treatment of chronic diseases and environmental medicine, which includes immune, hormone, and neurological disorders. Dr. Smith is passionate about guiding and educating her patients on the powerful healing forces inherent in nature and addresses each person with compassion and empathy. Dr. Smith partners with her patients to address the cause of their concerns, devising viable treatment plans using naturopathic principles and modalities.
Dr. Smith became interested in natural medicine when her father was diagnosed with cancer in the late 1980s. During the course of his treatment, she witnessed the powerful effects of Nature Cure. Through those experiences, she developed a critical awareness that the body’s natural immune system, bolstered by natural therapies can work wonders. She became inspired to study natural therapies beginning with obtaining licensure as a massage therapist. Dr. Smith has worked as a neuromuscular therapist for the past 23 years with emphasis in chronic fatigue, brain and spinal cord injuries.
Dr. Smith received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Arizona State University, where she focused on brain biochemistry and health psychology. While in her undergraduate program, she assisted in the development of treatment programs for children with ADD/ADHD. She continued on to receive her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Southwest College of Natural Medicine.
Following medical school, Dr. Smith interned with Dr. Deborah Ardolf, focusing on immunology and chronic disease, and then completed a one-year residency in European-based biological medicine for the treatment of chronic disease at the American Center for Biological Medicine with Dr. Dickson Thom and Dr. Jeoffrey Drobot. Since joining the practice with Dr. Ken Mitchell at Lifestream Wellness Clinic, she has also received extensive training in the treatment of Lyme disease.
Dr. Smith utilizes treatment modalities that encourage healing at the cellular level, including bio-therapeutic drainage, homeopathy, IV therapy, neural therapy, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, botanical medicine, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, and nutrition. Her firm belief is that the body is capable of healing itself when the whole person is treated with the right combination of natural treatments that address the body, mind, and spirit.
Blending naturopathic approaches with conventional treatment styles, Dr. Smith is focused on holistic care. She also utilizes her training in psychology and spiritual studies to identify the underlying cause of patient’s concerns and disorders. Her passion lies in helping her patients find their way back to optimal health.
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4921 E Bell Road, Suite 203
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Fax: (602) 682-7100