Mary E. Smith, DOM

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    Job Title :
    Doctor of Oriental Medicine

    Areas of Treatment :
    Pain, GI conditions, emotional disorders, infertility, womens health

    Specialties :
    Acupuncture

    Hospital Affiliation :
    University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and Hospitals

    Practice Name :
    University of New Mexico Center for Life Integrative Medicine Clinic

    Location :
    Albuquerque, 87109 United States

    Practice Website :
    www.hsc.unm.edu

    Years in Practice :
    1984

    Description of Practice :

    Provides a large collaborative evidence-based clinical practice that consists of treatment of very complex patient conditions promoting health and quality of life combined with educating medical students and residents onsite. This educational rotation includes differential diagnosis, critical thinking skills, methodology of point prescriptions, theories of practice and clinical procedures. Practice specialization in acute and chronic pain management, treatment of burn scars, surgical scars and benign skin malformations with cosmetic acupuncture, correcting musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction, autoimmune disorders, GI dysfunction, women's health, lifestyle changes with a focus on increasing quality of life

    Areas of Expertise :
    Integrative Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Myofascial Release

    Education/Degree :
    International Institute of Chinese Medicine, DOM; Union University, ADN, RN

    Year Graduated :
    2000,1984

    Board Certification :
    DOM, RN, DiplAc, DiplCH, DiplOM, CMTPt

    Faculty Appointments :

    • Preceptorship Program 4th year medical students and residents

    How do you try to make a difference in the lives of your patients?

    It's about the human connection and working together in a "circular way" on treatment/wellness plan.

    It's about empathy and mindful listening and guiding patients to a path of recovery.

    Teaching the tools of self healing and assessing readiness for change.

    Loving my patients right where they are in their journey of illness and wellness. 

    Looking for all possible ways to increase the quality of life for happiness and longevity.

    Professional Society Memberships :
    AAMA, AAAOM, NMSAAM

    Honors and Awards :

    • Top Doctor of Oriental Medicine in Albuquerque, NM 2018
    • World Wide Leader in Healthcare 2018
    • Provider Excellence Award University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and Hospitals 2018
    • Nurse of the Year 1984

    Articles/Publications :

    Traditional Chinese Medicine for Cancer Related Symtoms - The Seminars in Oncology Nursing 2012

    Acupuncture as Complementary Therapy for Back Pain - Holistic Nursing Practice 2001

    Teaching and Speaking :

    SIMPLE Conference  (Symposium Integrative Medicine Providers in the Land of Enchantment) speaker bi-annually

    Clinical instruction, observation and procedure training for medical students and residents on a weekly basis

    Teach NADA training classes for medical doctors

    Research Interests :

    Clinical Outcomes for managment of pain

    Acupuncture for the treatment of burn scars

    Acupuncture for the treatment of chemotherapy side effects

    Philanthropic Initiatives :

    Outreach programs for educatiing the community and the underserved are ongoing

    Attributes Success To:

    My committment to integrative patient care and education in developing integrative medicine programs into the conventional traditional medical system to increase the quality of life of the many patients who walk through the clinic doors. My family, patients, and the community are truly what I attribute my success to

    Languages :
    English

    Place of Birth :
    Jackson, Tennessee

    Gender :
    female

    Favorite Medical Journal :
    All major medical publications

    Hobbies/Sports :
    Horse training and horseback riding, gardening

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