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About Dr. Shakeilla Smithbey (formerly Dr. Howell) 

Dr. Shakeilla Smithbey is an Integrative & Family Medicine Board-Certified Physician. She completed medical school at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed her Family and Social Medicine Residency at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. Dr. Shakeilla Smithbey further completed a two-year fellowship in Integrative Medicine at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut, and the University of Arizona. She has worked in various communities from high-income to underserved, engaging families with respect and care.

She has also served as a Clinical Instructor at Columbia University & Weill Cornell Medical College, mentoring other physicians, medical students, and volunteers worldwide.

Her philosophy uses a comprehensive and customized plan with natural and conventional medical interventions to promote wellness and healing. She emphasizes principles that are evidence-based, safe, and effective.

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About Pastor Ken Tay

Pastor Tay is a faithful advisor with a history of service and leadership for 23 years. He runs the New Direction Church preaching and supporting congregational needs including hospital visitation, home visits, counseling, marriages, and funerals. At Tree of Life, Pastor Tay offers pastoral consultation for adults and children including individual counseling, marriage counseling and group visits in collaboration with medical providers. He has a focus on spiritual development and well-being, assistance with depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic pain, insomnia & other spiritual crises.

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Why did you decide to be a physician in this particular area of medicine?

I realized that there was a huge gap between both the conventional medicine world and the natural medicine world. I wanted to find a way to bridge that gap and advocate for my patients so that they could be supported holistically—mind, body and spirit.

What makes you unique?

I emphasize the following three principles that are evidence-based, safe and effective for my patients:

  • Integrative Nutrition: Allows me to discuss nutritional counseling strategies, complete botanical and supplement consultations and improve heart health, diabetes, digestive and immune disorders, among many others.
  • Mind Body Therapies: Tools like guided meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, breathing techniques and hypnosis are used to promote mental and emotional wellness, improve sleep and even prepare for surgeries and other procedures.
  • Non-Opioid Pain Management: A variety of healing techniques are implemented to heal your body and improve the quality of your life including trigger point injections, acupuncture and stretching exercises.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

I love collaborating with and supporting my patients. My work has allowed me to witness my patients in their most vulnerable moments. It’s an honor to be a part of their healing process, through the good times and the bad times.

Meet Dr. Shakeilla Smithbey (Formerly Howell)

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