Dr. Smithers had his entry into medicine, studying Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. After graduating Top of his class in Oriental Medicine he went on to enter Western Medical school. He graduated Cum Laude from Medical School but his time in the hospital reaffirmed his awareness that western medicine shines in some areas and it is extremely misguided in others. While allopathic medicine is unparalled in the areas of emergency and Trauma medicine, it is remarkably deficient in its ability to address chronic disease. The western model is based on symptom management and does very little to address the root cause or alter the disease process. In addition, the Allopathic model has a very Newtonian, linear and reductionist view of the human body while the traditional philosophies understood that the body is a multidimensional and infinitely intelligent quantum pattern of energy. The new physics is confirming what the ancient traditions knew all along and it is through this lens that the body can be brought into a proper balance and one in which true healing can occur. Although he has passed the board exams known as the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Exams) Dr. Smithers is practicing solely under his Oriental Medicine licensure and is not licensed as an M.D. in this state and does not prescribe pharmaceutical medicine.
Dr. Smithers has received extensive postgraduate training in regenerative injection therapies through the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine (AAOM) and is one of only a few doctors in Florida using Prolozone Therapy with huge success.
A native of Sarasota, Dr. Smithers’ family has a long and well-known history in the community. Dr. Smithers’ work with Prolozone, Prolotherapy and other regenerative therapies as well as High Definition Ultrasound gives him a special gift in this field of medicine.