Garrett Smith NMD CSCS BS is a native of Tucson, Arizona and holds naturopathic medical licenses in both Arizona and Washington. In addition to his education in naturopathic medicine, his continuing education has run the gamut from functional medicine to sports medicine to energy medicine, which he then utilizes in the combination he deems most suitable for each individual.
To build his deep personal knowledge of chronic stressors and the effects work, school, relationships, children, nutrition, and exercise has upon them, he has competed in sports ranging from powerlifting to triathlons, done diets ranging from the raw meat-based Primal Diet to vegetarianism, earned training certifications ranging from Olympic weightlifting to road cycling, co-founded the first CrossFit gym in Arizona while he was attending the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, and is currently raising two kids with his lovely wife while running a medical practice.
Dr. Smith considers one of his greatest talents to be an ability to assimilate the huge amount of health information available and distill it into something that is approachable by the layperson. In his spare time, he somehow still enjoys exercise as his only hobby. To see Dr. Smith enjoying his “hobby,” scroll further down the page.
Dr. Smith’s Philosophy: “There is only one guiding principle in the philosophy of my practice. Many know it as the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” While this can be expanded in many ways, in my judgment everything eventually returns to this one concept. If I were the patient, I would want to be fully informed of all of my options, be educated as to why certain treatment approaches are preferable in my situation, understand fully what is being asked of me, and if necessary directed towards places and people where I can obtain necessary items and services for my recovery. My ultimate goal is to help patients get better and stay that way, regardless of treatment modality. That is what I would want, that is what I do my best to provide for my patients.”