Welcome! I'm Dr. Jillian Smithers
I believe in helping patients thrive. I believe that when we give our body the tools and nutrients that it needs, we excel. I believe that true healing involves the body, mind, and soul. I believe in positive energy. I believe in choosing happiness. And I believe in you and your ability to change the outcome of your life, starting today.
I'm passionate for helping my patients on their journey to optimal health, so that they are each able to enjoy a great quality of life. Through listening to my patients and truly trying to understand their health goals and concerns, I help to uncover the obstacles to health and work together to defeat them. With the proper tools and support (and maybe a few supplements), I know that everyone can feel better. My job is to motivate, inspire, and empower my patients on their health journey.
If you choose to involve me in your health care, I promise to understand that the path to health and healing is not straight, and we all require different types and amounts of support. I promise to listen to you. And I promise to be on your side.
To sit down with me and learn how I can help you get your life back, book a complimentary 15-minute meet & greet.
The Difference a Naturopathic Medical Doctor Makes
Naturopathic medicine is a unique form of healthcare that combines the advances of modern, scientific medicine with the knowledge of ancient, natural medicines and therapies. It was not until I met with a naturopathic doctor that everything changed for me. I was unfamiliar with this form of medicine, but just a few minutes into my first appointment, I realized that I wanted to be in her shoes one day. Naturopathic medical doctors follow the guiding principles of naturopathic medicine to work with their patients to overcome disease. We understand that you are a person, not just a list of symptoms. We treat our patients as a whole with individualized treatment plans instead of treating their condition or disease. We are medically trained, have attended and graduated from a four-year post-graduate naturopathic medical school, and have passed two rounds of licensing board exams.
Six Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
First, Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere)
Utilize the least invasive methods of treatment to heal the patient, while also minimizing the risk of harmful side effects. Use the least force necessary to diagnose and treat the patient, and avoid suppressing their symptoms.
The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)
Identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery by allowing the body's inherent self-healing process to take place.
Identify and Treat the Cause (Tolle Causum)
Take a detailed patient history to identify and remove the underlying cause(s) of disease and dysfunction using detailed questioning, intentional listening, physical examinations, and appropriate labs and imaging.
Treat the Whole Person (Tolle Totum)
Treat each patient individually accounting for their unique mental, emotional, spiritual, environmental, social, and genetic influences, which allow disease to present differently in each person. Consider all contributing factors to the disease when creating a customized treatment plan for each patient.
Doctor as Teacher (Docere)
Educate patients and encourage them to be involved in and responsible for their health. Recognize and understand the therapeutic value in a positive and supportive doctor-patient relationship.
Assess individual and familial risk factors for disease and work together to remove any obstacles to cure. Develop an individualized treatment plan to maintain optimal health and prevent disease.