Integral Medicine of Sarasota and Manatee Co.

This is Alex Smithers.  I founded the Integral Medicine clinic in an attempt to bring an intelligent, practical, and refined integration of Conventional and Complementary, Western and Eastern medicine to the community.  My goal is to offer more with less. In other words I aim to bring the patient to a state of well being as quickly as possible, while keeping the treatment plans as practical, as simple, and as cost effective as possible.  I believe that this is what enhances patient compliance and compliance is essential for positive outcomes.

The clinic will use an Integrative Medical approach to treat all forms of illness, disease and dysfunction.  At the same time, we will explore the broader implications of disease and shine light on how and why certain diseases originate and develop.

Founded on the principles of compassion, honesty and responsibility, Integral Medicine will engage in a new system of health care that is emerging in this country.  One based on actual health care rather than that of disease care.  A system in which the entire person is acknowledged in the treatment of disease rather than merely the symptoms they are presenting with.  Cooperation from both Eastern and Western practitioners will be necessary, however, as it is only in the integration of both of these systems, integrating the best of both worlds, that will offer the patient the most benefit.  This is the vision and hope of Dr. Smithers and Integral Medicine.


BMC Complement Altern Med. 2013 Dec 27;13:373. doi: 10.1186/1472-6882-13-373. An in vitro study of neuroprotective properties of traditional Chinese herbal medicines thought to promote healthy ageing and longevity. Shen B, Truong J, Helliwell R, Govindaraghavan S, Sucher NJ1. Author information 1Centre of Complementary Medicine Research, School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751, […] » Continue reading

Ozone Therapy-Lumbar Disc Herniation

Minimally invasive oxygen-ozone therapy for lumbar disk herniation. Andreula CF1, Simonetti L, De Santis F, Agati R, Ricci R, Leonardi M. Author information   Abstract BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Oxygen-ozone therapy is a minimally invasive treatment for lumbar disk herniation that exploits the biochemical properties of a gas mixture of oxygen and ozone. We assessed the therapeutic outcome of oxygen-ozone therapy […] » Continue reading

Cytotoxic Chemotherapy and 5-year Survival (Horrible Outcomes)

The Contribution of Cytotoxic Chemotherapy to 5-year Survival in Adult Malignancies Graeme Morgan*, Robyn Wardy, Michael Bartonz *Department of Radiation Oncology, Northern Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW; yDepartment of Medical Oncology, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW; zCollaboration for Cancer Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Liverpool Health Service, Sydney, NSW, Australia  2004 The Royal College of Radiologists. […] » Continue reading