Patients from across the country and around the world come to Melbourne, Florida, to visit the Center for Antiaging Aesthetic and Rejuvenation Medicine. Renowned triple board-certified physician Yale (Yoel) R. Smith, MD, brings nearly 40 years of extensive medical experience to his integrative and functional medicine physician role.
After medical school, Dr. Smith worked as a medical researcher for five years. He then completed a surgery residency followed by a four-year anesthesiology residency. Dr. Smith worked for 27 years throughout Israel and the United States, including as a professor at several universities.
Dr. Smith still holds a lifetime license to practice medicine in Israel and is board-certified in anesthesiology, integrative medicine and antiaging and precision medicine in the United States. Dr. Smith is the only triple board-certified doctor with nearly 40 years of diverse medical experience in the entire Brevard County area.
Dr. Smith specializes in many aspects of integrative and functional medicine, including antiaging, revitalization, and illness prevention. He helps patients de-age internally and externally by uncovering the root cause of illness and poor health and treating the problems at their source.
The practice offers extensive testing services to help patients detect health issues, prevent chronic disease, and maximize quality of life.
The Center For Antiaging Aesthetic and Rejuvenation Medicine offers revolutionary technology, like the Cleerly test, which helps to prevent heart attacks; ZRT cortisol testing; Great Plains Laboratory LLC toxic mold tests; and genetic tests for cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
The Center for Antiaging Aesthetic and Rejuvenation Medicine is conveniently located in the Suntree neighborhood in Melbourne, Florida. Book your appointment by phone or through the online scheduler now.
What is Board Certification and Why It is Important When Finding an Integrative and Functional Medicine Physician?
Medical doctors, M.D.’s or D.O.’s are granted a medical license after completing medical school, an internship, a residency in their chosen field plus any extra educational requirements.
In addition, and is more important is Board Certification within a specialty. A Board-Certified physician has completed extensive specialty training. They then qualify for a written examination and an oral board examination. These examinations cover all areas of a specialty in the smallest detail. The examinee must pass both parts of the examination process to earn their Board Certification. Additionally, every 10 years this individual must Re- Certify.
Medical doctors who train in Integrative Functional Medicine must be board certified in another specialty such as Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, Family Practice, etc., to be accepted into one of two training programs in the USA. On an average it takes a doctor 2-5 years to complete the Integrative Functional medical training. This is a new field of medicine where individualized research on a patient leads to finding route causes of disease.
Board Certification (ABAARM) is awarded to M.D./D.O.’s who complete the written and oral exam and submit the required documents (case studies, diploma, license, etc).
Diplomate Certification (ABAAHP) is awarded to allied health practitioners (RNs, NPs, PharmDs, etc) who complete the written exam and submit the required documents (diploma, license, etc). The oral exam is not required for allied health professionals.
Board Certification acknowledges that that physician or medical professional listed above has achieved the highest level of knowledge and competency. These doctors etc. are truly experts in their field. Note that not all doctors attain or maintain specialty certification(s).
Highlighted Requirements for Board Certification:
Also consider the following when choosing a Board Certified Physician:
If asked I will suggest a doctor and I always choose a doctor I know personally to be board certified, excellent in knowledge, skills, and patient care.
When choosing a doctor, I also recommend considering online patient reviews. Also, if possible, to talk to actual patients about the doctors’ care. Find out how many patients the doctor has treated for the illness or disease. Does the doctor stay current with research? Ask if the doctor networks by reaching out the national colleagues to gather more research information for difficult cases.