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“Heal and cure illnesses, and restore life.”

These are the words that Yale R. Smith, M.D., has lived by for his almost four decades of medical practice. And it’s the philosophy that he brings to his Center for Anti-aging, Aesthetic and Rejuvenation Medicine (CAARM) in Viera, FL, where he practices cutting-edge medical care aimed at detecting the root causes of his patients’ conditions – and curing them.

ABOUT ME AND WHY THE SWITCH TO INTEGRATIVE + FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

 

 

I had practiced Traditional Medicine for nearly 40 years. Initially I wanted to become a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and thus went into the research arena of this area before entering a surgical residency.

In the midst of my surgical internship I realized that Anesthesiology was a better fit for me. During my four year residency in Anesthesiology at Vanderbilt and the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital, I also moonlighted around the United States as an Emergency Room Physician. Often times I would get on a plane on Friday afternoon and fly to another state to work for 36 hours and them fly back to Florida.

For nearly 40 years I practiced Anesthesiology both teaching as a Professor and also in private practice. Most of my career was doing cardiac or open heart anesthesiology. However I had performed every type of anesthetic procedure for every type of surgical case.

Then the wheels came off!!!! In 2016 while working at a local hospital another anesthesiologist whom had an unknown contagious respiratory illness coughed right in my face. Within 7 weeks I was rushed into the local hospital here in Melbourne confused and disoriented. All I remember was being told that I had pneumonia and needed to be admitted. Within 24 hours I developed Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and was intubated. I lapsed into a COMA for 6 weeks, suffered 2 cardiac arrests and developed organ failure. I had a tracheostomy at some point and surprising awoke after 6 weeks. The physicians that took care of me were making decisions to let me go “ pull the plug” during that time period.

I spent six weeks in a rehabilitation hospital learning how to walk again and two more years in out patient rehabilitation rebuilding my body.

Over that time period I developed several symptoms of various magnitude. Mostly I had an uncontrollable cough. I went to see several physicians and was given another prescription medicine. My home looked like a Walgreens Pharmacy.

I started looking into all the side effects of the multiple medications and found that some of the side effects were worse than the symptoms that I was having.

I thus looked into a more holistic approach of treatment with natural remedies along with taking nutraceuticals. I started watching my diet and exercised on a daily basis and rebuilt my own physiology.

I realized and was told that it was a miracle that I survived and while I can no longer assist the infirm through their surgery I have been tasked with helping those whom are interested in the prevention of their own diseases through Integrative and Functional Medicine.

Sincerely,
Yale ( Yoel ) R. Smith, M.D.

Three Board Certifications

Dr. Smith’s medical skills are unique. He is triple-board certified, affirming his qualifications in Anesthesiology (in both the U.S. and in Israel) and Integrative Functional Medicine.

What does this mean to his patients?
As a board-certified anesthesiologist, he brings a full-body knowledge of drug interactions to his practice. He combines this information with knowledge of micronutrients and how they work at the cellular level to offer treatment and prevention to his patients.

His expertise in integrative functional medicine (also known as precision medicine) means that he is a master in today’s trail-blazing area of medicine, which combines traditional healthcare thinking with innovative whole-person practice.

Doctor, Scientist, Researcher, Problem-Solver

Dr. Smith goes far beyond simply practicing medicine: He is a medical researcher and a creative problem-solver, who blends scientific knowledge with solution-seeking intuition.

Affectionately nicknamed “House” by an M.D. colleague (a kind, gentle version of the TV doctor), Dr. Smith synthesizes his talents in research, creative problem solving, and full body health at CAARM, his new wellness practice. If one of Dr. Smith’s patients has a complex condition, he will research and investigate tirelessly until he gets to the bottom of it.

“Precision medicine, sometimes known as "personalized medicine" is an innovative approach to tailoring disease prevention and treatment that takes into account differences in people's genes, environments, and lifestyles. The goal of precision medicine is to target the right treatments to the right patients at the right time.”

-- U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Expertise and Experience

His exhaustive approach to medical research and treatment is shaped by extensive hands-on experience. Among only a very few of his achievements, Dr. Smith has:

  • As a physician-scientist at Temple and Duke Universities, researched drugs that would regenerate blood vessels to help heal burn victims, with far-reaching impacts;
  • Practiced medicine in Israel, where he holds a difficult-to-obtain Lifetime General Medical License;
  • Holds medical licenses in Israel and in six states:
    »Florida
    »Arizona
    »Georgia
    »Hawaii
    »North Carolina
    »South Carolina
  • Worked in emergency rooms throughout the U.S., treating everything from car accident victims to gunshot wounds
  • Saved the life of a young school-shooting victim in Kentucky, in his capacity as a Trauma Anesthesiologist
  • Created new several new medical procedures that have become common practice
  • And many more achievements

Least Invasive Treatments

“I will listen to you and get to the root cause of your condition,” says Dr. Smith. “I focus on the least invasive, least toxic, and least costly methods to help facilitate health by integrating the best of what the traditional and integrative medicine worlds offer.”

Yes, there is a doctor who will work with you to conquer your illness.

Allow Yale R Smith, M.D. to offer you a wellness plan and a new, healthy outlook on life today. Contact Dr. Smith at the Center for Anti-aging, Aesthetic and Rejuvenation Medicine, (CAARM) in Viera, Florida, antiagingim.com, 321-421-7111.