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Dr. Michael Smith

Chief Medical Officer

A firm believer in a holistic approach to medical care, Dr. Smith focuses on lifestyle medicine. He understands that food and exercise have the ability to minimize the need for medication – and even heal. His conviction became even stronger after he significantly improved his own auto-immune condition with intensive lifestyle therapy and medication. What does he like best about being a doctor? He thoroughly enjoys helping people and getting to know his patients, building a trusting relationship with them and making treatment decisions together based on goals, lifestyle and health needs.

“In traditional medical training, there is not enough focus on the power of lifestyle medicine. That is changing but still much more work needs to be done in this area. Practicing a comprehensive approach to medical care requires forming a strong relationship with patients and it’s why I feel so strongly about the importance of primary care.”

Joined Ascend 2021

21 Years Experience

Behind the Scrubs

  • Certified Health Coach & Personal Trainer
  • Loves Traveling The World
  • Enjoys Living On The Water
  • Enjoys Time With Partner & 2 Pups
  • Has An Autoimmune Condition

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