Professional Biography

 

 
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TODD A. SMITH, NMD
Medical Director & Personal Physician

Dr. Smith is an Arizona licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD) trained in family medicine and skilled at treating a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions. Based on his personal and family experiences and treating many patients, Dr. Smith recognized the need for more cardiovascular primary prevention and decided to focus his medical practice on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiometabolic disease.

Dr. Smith's Personal Journey


MEDICAL SCHOOL

Doctorate, Naturopathic Medicine
Dr. Smith attended medical school at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (SCNM) in Tempe, Arizona. In addition to his studies, he also served as a Teaching Assistant (TA) for many faculty members (MD’s and PhD’s) and was actively involved in volunteering, medical missions, and student mentoring programs.

Awards

  • Dr. Smith graduated first in his class receiving the "Highest Academic Achievement" award.
     
  • He also received the "Outstanding Student Leadership Award" in recognition of his commitment to academic excellence, the school, the community, and the advancement of the profession.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Academic / Teaching
Dr. Smith continued his passion and love for teaching,  becoming an adjunct faculty member at SCNM where he taught and supervised medical students.  He also served as an adjunct faculty member at allied health schools in the Valley, teaching anatomy, physiology and basic pathology.

Practice Experience
Before merging his practice with Dr. Peruch in 2016, Dr. Smith has held positions at both integrative and conventional practices throughout the Valley, including: a 40-bed in-patient addiction medical center; an integrative practice offering general medical services; a high-volume conventional family medicine clinic predominately serving refugees from all over the world; and a conventional family medicine practice offering comprehensive primary care services.

CLINCIAL FOCUS & SPECIAL INTERESTS

Dr. Smith has focused his practice on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiometabolic disorders.

Cardiometabolic disorders represent a cluster of interrelated risk factors, primarily high blood pressure, elevated insulin and blood sugar, dyslipidemia (high triglycerides and low HDL), and obesity. These cardiovascular and metabolic derangements individually and interdependently lead to a substantial increase in the risk for diabetes and premature and severe cardiovascular disease and stroke.