Dr. Stephen Justin Smitherman ND, DC, MS

I have been practicing since 2014 with my main focus and expertise being in joint pain, and hormone replacement therapy.

When I first graduated I practiced in the busy downtown of Chicago. It was great there, but I am from the PNW (Tukwila), and always knew I would return to be closer to friends and family.

Since moving to Vancouver in 2019 I married Dr. Sarah Zara Smitherman who has her own clinical practice. We have been blessed with a son, Sai. We live here in the local community, and plan to stay indefinitely. You might see me at the Chuck’s, or out for a coffee in town.


continuing EDUCATION

Dr. Smitherman has done a great deal of continuing education after graduating from school in 2014. Dr. Smitherman continues to attend seminars, trainings, conferences, read medical journals, consult with colleagues, and read up on new developments in the fields of his interest on an ongoing basis.

“I am grateful for all of my professors, teachers, colleagues, and mentors for passing down this important knowledge so I can help people in my clinical practice. I have trained with many prominent, and respected physicians. I am humbled, and grateful for my interactions with these people.”

Below are some, but not all of the areas Dr. Smitherman has trained in:

Injection Trainings

  • Ultrasound Guided Injections
  • Prolotherapy
  • Neural Therapy
  • Perineural Therapy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point
  • Nerve Hydrodissection Therapy
  • Platelet Rich Plasma
  • Platelet Rich Fibrin
  • Adipose Stem Cell Harvesting and Application
  • Biologic Allograft Training
  • Ozone Therapy
  • Advanced Ganglion Injections
  • Regenerative Injections for sexual health
  • Hair Restoration Injection
  • PRP/PRF Aesthetic Injection
  • Microneedling
  • Botox Injections
  • Facial Aesthetic Filler Injections
  • PDO Threads
  • Mesotherapy Injections

Intravenous (IV) Training

  • Ozone Major Autohemotherapy
  • Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation
  • Nutrient IV Therapy
  • High Dose Vitamin C Therapy
  • Ketamine Therapy
  • Procaine IV Therapy


  • DNS: Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization
  • IASTM: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation
  • Cupping
  • Radiology


  • Hormone Therapy Management
  • Hormone Pellet Management
  • Peptide Therapy Training
  • Hypnosis Training
  • Botanical Medicine
  • Ketamine Therapy
  • Pharmaceutical Training
  • PTSD training
  • Lab Testing Training
  • Advanced GI testing and treatment