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.
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