Fun Facts about Dr. Smitherman
Dr. Smitherman is a PNW native, being born in Renton Washington. He is an animal lover, especially fond of dogs. After his Morkie, Macy Moo-Moo passed in 2016 he decided to wait until he has a family to get his next furry friend. Dr. Smitherman moved back to the greater PDX area in October of 2019 to start Smitherman Naturopathic. He quickly joined social circles in the community. Dr. Smitherman is a CrossFit athlete at Fort Vancouver Crossfit. He finds that the environment there is very friendly, and the workouts are both challenging as well as health appropriate. Dr. Smitherman regularly attended Park Community Church in Near North Chicago while living in Chicago for five years, and is currently looking for his church home in Vancouver. Dr. Smitherman believes strongly that of all of the things we can do, “the greatest of these is love” when it comes to how we treat ourselves and others (1 Corinthians 13:13). Dr. Smitherman is here to help people in their health, and does not discriminate based on age, gender, gender identity, culture, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or language.
Dr. Smitherman's Travel Been to and Want to List
Been To: Contiguous US (all over), Hawaii US, Alaska US, Vancouver CAN, Montreal CAN, Nova Scotia CAN, Tulum MEX, Montego Bay JA
Want To: Thailand, Hermosillo MEX, Colombia, Ireland
Journey in Medicine
Dr. Smitherman attended Washington State University for his undergraduate degree where he was a student assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Cougar sports teams. During his third year at WSU Dr. Smitherman suffered from chronic lower back pain. After seeing many specialists with no results he visited Dr. Mark Huck in Tukwila Washington. Dr. Huck performed a chiropractic adjustment, and healed Dr. Smitherman’s lower back pain. This was the beginning of Dr. Smitherman’s journey in healthcare. He decided to attend the University of Western States where he completed his four year doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine as well as a two year long Masters degree in Nutrition and Functional Medicine. With a thirst for knowledge and a love of natural medicine Dr. Smitherman packed up his car and drove from Portland Oregon to Chicago Illinois to complete another 4 year doctorate to become a Naturopathic Physician. During this journey Dr. Smitherman learned that he loves injection therapies. He has attended a considerable number of injection trainings and performs these injections as a primary modality to help patients improve their lives. The years of training as a chiropractor, and Naturopathic Physician gives Dr. Smitherman a unique set of skills and talent for helping patients with pain. Later on in his career Dr. Smitherman was diagnosed with low testosterone by his colleague Dr. James Wang who is a testosterone replacement specialist in San Diego California. When Dr. Smitherman began to supplement his testosterone levels he could not believe the wide reaching impact it has on him both physically and mentally. He has noticed improved physical strength, improved stamina, improved recovery, better sleep, and most importantly an improved mood. The improved mood and confidence is what Dr. Smitherman is most thankful for with his testosterone replacement.