Who We Are
About the Host - Michael Smith, ND
Dr. Michael Smith is a practicing naturopathic physician trained as a primary care doctor that has helped thousands of patients get on the path to better health.
He is the founder and clinic director of the Carolinas Natural Health Center.
Dr. Smith received his doctor of naturopathic medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona—a four-year, postgraduate, naturopathic medical program. Upon graduation, he was selected for a family practice residency position at the Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center in Scottsdale, AZ.
Dr. Smith is passionate about health and leads an active life with his three amazing children. He lives in Matthews, NC, where he mountain bikes, works out with F3, and shops regularly at the Matthews Community Farmers’ Market.
Why You Should Join Our Community
Healthcare practitioners and clinicians, you are not alone.
Since 2014, the Functional Forum has been the place where likeminded healthcare professionals have come together to learn, build their communities and enhance patient care and practice management. As a branch of the Functional Forum, our community provides a space for functional integrative healthcare professionals from all disciplines to thrive and catalyze the transformation of medicine.
Clinicians join this community so they can meet likeminded practitioners and:
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- Learn best practices for running a modern practice
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