I have spent the last ten years continually searching and adding to my arsenal of techniques to help my patients. What I have found, astonished even me. There are ways of working with the body to help it find problems hidden deep within the body and specific protocols to help the body heal faster. Growing up my family had a narrow understanding of how the body works. Because of this I was a fairly sickly child. It was normal for me to have stomach pain, diarrhea, headaches, allergies, and asthma. To treat this my mother made sure I always had a Ziploc bag in my backpack of Tylenol/Advil, Pepto-Bismol, Imodium AD, and an Asthma Inhaler. I would take at least one of these pills everyday if not more. They never fixed the problem and I never felt complete relief. This started when I was in Kindergarten and continued until I was in Chiropractic School. I attended Life Chiropractic College West in the fall of 2003 and it literally changed my life. I new I wanted to help people, but I had not realized how much I would learn how to help myself. I learned the difference between "managing" a problem and finding and treating the "cause" of a problem. I soon realized that there is a true cause to every problem, pain, and disease in the body. I also realized that the current treatments that are standard operating procedure in mainstream healthcare are not focused on finding the cause of chronic issues, but more focused on managing the issue over the course of years and years with the use of medications. I learned that all the years I took pills for Diarrhea, headaches, stomach pain and asthma I was "managing" the symptoms, but in reality all I was doing was degrading my health. For example when I would take Imodium AD it would reduce my diarrhea, but it would cause constipation and horrible stomach cramps that would double me over. I remember crying on the toilet wondering why God was punishing me. By the time I was 13 years old I was so depressed my parents took me to see a counselor to help me mentally cope with the pain. It was common for me to tell my mother I had a headache and she would say "if you didn't already take Tylenol or Advil then stop complaining". She was not trying to be mean, but this was what she had been taught by mainstream medicine to do when you have a headache. In Chiropractic school one of the first things we learn is that the body is a self regulating system that is controlled by the brain and the nervous system. Given the proper nutrition, a toxic free environment and proper communication from the brain your should create and maintain highest level of health. When a symptom like headaches occurs, my first thought is not "what pill can I take to make it go away", but rather what could be causing the headache in the first place, and what can I do to fix the cause so it does not keep coming back. I have a deep feeling of responsibility to help as many people in my community learn about how their bodies work and what "true health" really is.
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Your pain and dysfunction is valid and there is a direct cause. To find this exact cause we have to look where no one else has looked to find what no one else has found. The 3 Major areas that are not often investigated properly are hormone imbalances mostly triggered by stress, biochemical imbalances because of improper nutrition, and neurological damaged due to traumas to the body. Most often it is a combination of all three that must be addressed together to get the results you are looking for. To determine the severity of the three areas mentioned above we utilize unique tests to find the TRUE cause to your issues. Most of my patients find me after many months or even years of searching for a reason why they are in chronic pain or unresolved problems. They have suffered from headaches, back pain, neck pain, numbness, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, digestive issues, fatigue, chronic pain, leg pain, arm pain and many more.
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Why It Matters: Dr. Smart's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Head and Neck Conditions
Lower Back Injuries
Neck Muscle Strain
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Chronic Pain Management
Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
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What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
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No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Los Medanos College
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
Life University / Life Chiropractic College / West Campus
Medical School | Graduated 2006
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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