Christopher Smith, M.D.
Christopher Smith, M.D., is board certified in family medicine with a fellowship in integrative medicine, allowing him to incorporate scientifically-based therapies like nutritional supplements and acupuncture into his primary care practice. He also serves as an assistant professor of medicine for the UCF College of Medicine.
Dr. Smith earned his M.D. from the University of Florida College of Medicine, and completed his family medicine residency in the Tampa Bay Area through the Morton Plant Mease/USF program. Following residency, he completed a two-year fellowship in integrative medicine through the University of Arizona under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil. He earned his certification in medical acupuncture for physicians from Helms Medical Institute, the program that also trains U.S. military physicians who treat soldiers with PTSD and chronic pain. Dr. Smith is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine.
While Dr. Smith considers himself a primary care physician first and foremost, he embraces integrative medicine because it allows him to take advantage of a growing body of research that supports the benefit of therapies like herbs, supplements, nutrition and mind-body practices. He feels this approach overlaps well with his primary care practice.
Dr. Smith works at our Medical City office in Lake Nona.