Daniel Smith, ND
Dr. Daniel Smith is uniquely trained and qualified to provide patients with a comprehensive, cutting-edge approach to health care diagnoses, services, treatments, and care. He specializes in Integrative Oncology. He also is one of the only primary care physicians in Southern Oregon expert in the field of Genetic Methylation Analysis.
Dr. Smith practices as a primary care provider. He makes a conventional Western diagnosis using standard diagnostic procedures such as physical examination, laboratory testing and radiology. However, he also makes a pathophysiologic diagnosis using physical and laboratory procedures to assess nutritional status, metabolic function and toxic load. In addition, a considerable amount of time is spent assessing the patient’s mental, emotional, social and spiritual status. Therapeutically, he uses virtually every known natural therapy: dietetics, therapeutic nutrition, botanical medicine, physical therapy, naturopathic manipulative therapy, lifestyle counseling, exercise therapy, homeopathy, psychological and family counseling and hydrotherapy. He concentrates on whole-patient. Most importantly, Dr. Smith attempts to find the underlying cause of the patient’s condition rather than focusing solely on symptomatic treatment. He cooperates with all other branches of medical science, referring patients to other practitioners for diagnosis or treatment when appropriate.
Dr. Smith views the Earth and all its life as a single, vibrant living organism with the innate ability to heal provided that it is granted the opportunity to purge itself of accumulated contaminants. The prevailing view that all organisms retain this inherent capacity to heal drew him to Naturopathic Medicine, which recognizes one’s state of health as being a reflection of the relative ability to regulate one’s internal environment and expel accumulated toxins. Dr. Smith has over a decade of experience developing his methods of assisting patients to integrate practical, effective and inexpensive processes into their lives that assist them in restoring health without prescription medications or surgery.
Dr. Smith was raised in a small New England town in Connecticut. At the young age of nine he already demonstrated an inclination of where his career tendencies lay when he spent the first of ten consecutive summers at an environmental education camp. His developing perception of our relationship with the natural order of the world has played an important role in his life. He graduated with a degree in Biology, after which he worked on several organic farms throughout New England. He then spent two years teaching in Western Samoa as a Peace Corps Volunteer. After traveling for eight months around the globe, he returned to the United States to commence his graduate medical school training.