Meet the Staff

We have a team of caring and compassionate professionals ready to be of assistance in helping you achieve your health goals.
  • Dr. Phillip L. Smith, DC
    Dr. Phillip Smith, DC
    Dr. Smith completed his undergraduate studies at Wabash College and Illinois College before he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan Chiropractic College in 1977. He practiced for two years in southern Illinois before moving to Gonzales in 1980, where he has maintained a successful private practice ever since.

    Background
    Dr. Smith and his wife Vera, have four sons, Shannon, Nathan, Matthew and Jonathan. When not working with patients, Dr. Smith spends his time as a volunteer for the Civil Air Patrol US Air Force Auxiliary. He is the local squadron commander. Besides caring for his patients, flying is what he most enjoys.


    Why did he choose chiropractic---

    “In high school I suffered a football injury to my lower back which eventually caused me to suffer from severe bladder infections. These did not improve with conventional medical care. As a last resort, after years of suffering, I gave chiropractic a try and for the first time I started to get better. I have spent my career providing chiropractic care such that others can find wellness without medications and surgery. I treat my patients the way I treat my family with respect and compassion, but also with a deep respect for the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Chiropractic care facilitates that natural healing, boosts the immune system, and allows the body to maintain wellness. While chiropractic care and therapy help to relieve pain following an accident or injury, it is important that patients understand the need to maintain their health through on going care. We focus on nutrition, weight loss, exercise, healthy sleep habits and managing the effects of stress on the body. Patients often give me a list of health goals such as: Restored health - Increased Energy - Improved Sleep - Less Stress - Clearer thinking and better focus. That’s a big list, but Chiropractic Care allows the body to restore health and many patients reach their goals. I encourage you to come visit our clinic and talk about your goals. It is always a pleasure to serve our patients.” - Dr. Smith





  • Briana Myers
    Briana Myers
    Office Administrator

    Briana is a native of Birmingham, AL who found herself in Cajun Country after marrying in 2015. Before joining the Smith Chiropractic Team, she worked in Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, and Pain Management with a combined total of 8 years’ experience. As our current office administrator, she handles all financial planning with patients, including insurance verification and processing of referrals for outside imaging and specialists.


    “My work, as part of the Smith Chiropractic Team, is most rewarding because of the miracles that happen here! I absolutely love our patients and this staff. We are a close-knit staff who takes the time to get to know our patients and their families on a first names basis. We strive to make sure that our patients always feel welcome, comfortable, and cared about. It is amazing to watch the transformations that happen within the walls of this clinic! Having been on both sides of healthcare, it is a wonderful change of pace to find patients who are eager and dedicated to reaching optimal health naturally! My entire family, including my two boys, treat with Dr. Smith. My promise to you is that you will never be just another appointment on our schedule...when you step foot into our clinic you become part of our chiropractic family.’

  • Madison Devall
    Madison Devall
    Patient Coordinator/Licensed Massage Therapist

    Madison has a background in physical therapy and sports medicine, which became the driving force behind her desire to become a Licensed Massage Therapist. She completed LMT school in 2018, and joined the Smith Chiropractic team in 2019 as a therapy assistant. Since joining the team she has become the first impression of the clinic, as she is now the Patient Coordinator and Front Desk assistant, as well as our Licensed Massage Therapist. In early 2020, she obtained her certification in Therapeutic Cupping which has since been added to the list of services provided at our clinic.
    Madison was born and raised in Central, LA but relocated to the Gonzales area in 2018. She is a 2013 graduate of Central High School, where she played varsity softball, varsity soccer and travel ball during her younger years. During high school, she acted as an athletic training for the varsity football and soccer teams.  She remains an active athlete competing in co-ed softball and volleyball leagues with her husband and stepdaughter. In her spare time she can be found spending time with her family, which include her two fur babies, Grey and Bentley.


  • Giovanna Leyva-Marquez
    Giovanna Leyva-Marquez, CA
    Therapy Assistant, X-ray Tech, Patient Translator
    Giovanna has a background in front desk administration, and joined the Smith Chiropractic Team in 2015 as our front desk assistant. In 2016, she became interested in learning more about our therapy department and how it ran. In January of 2017 she made the switch from front desk assistant to Therapy Tech earning a Certified Clinic Chiropractic Assistant (or CCCA) certification. Giovanna now runs our therapy
    department, which entails doing passive therapy, active therapy and also educating patients on their home care, which is all laid out by Dr. Smith. In 2017, Giovanna also received her certification in Chiropractic Radiographic
    Technology, so you may also see her doing exams alongside Dr. Smith and doing X-rays.

    Giovanna is a native of Chihuahua Mexico, but moved here with her family in 1996. Since then she has resided in Gonzales, and now considers it to be her second home. Giovanna is a 2012 graduate from East Ascension High School. In her spare time Giovanna likes to spend with her family and friends, going on hikes and finding new dessert recipes to bake.












  • Riley Jenkins
    Riley Jenkins

    Riley joined the Smith Chiropractic Team in June 2020. Keep an eye out for an updated bio coming soon! In the meantime, at your next appointment, help us give her a warm welcome!

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Office Hours

Our office is closed from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm for lunch.

Regular Office Hours

Monday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

Closed

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Regular Office Hours

Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed