Physician Profiles: Dr. David W. Smith
Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology
Dr. Smith attended Medical School at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida before completing his Internship in Internal Medicine. Afterwards, he completed his Residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Cardiology at Emory University Hospitals in Atlanta, Georgia.
His certifications include the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, and Comprehensive Adult Echocardiography, as well as the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology. His special interests include Consultative Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization, and he is licensed as an Authorized User of Nuclear Imaging. He currently practices at Southern Medical Group, P.A., and holds privileges at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare.
The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine (ABLM) announced in November 2017 that Dr. David W. Smith is among the 204 physicians and 43 PhD/Masters-level health clinicians who have become the first medical professionals globally to be certified as Diplomates of the ABLM/American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) and the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine. The exam was given Oct. 26 in Tucson, AZ, following the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Lifestyle Medicine 2017 conference.
Lifestyle Medicine, defined by the ACLM, is the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approaches, such as a predominantly whole food, plant-based diet, physical activity, adequate sleep, stress management, tobacco cessation, and other non-drug modalities, to prevent, treat, and, oftentimes, reverse chronic disease.
As a result of this global pioneering effort, Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance sister organizations in Europe, Asia, Oceania and Latin America are scheduled to host Lifestyle Medicine certifications in their respective countries and regions, using the identical exam, proctoring, and pass rates, resulting in standardization of the field on a world-wide basis.