Dr. Acosta Smith is a clinical faculty member at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, where she supervises naturopathic medicine students in Team Care and sees patients in private practice. She also teaches at Bastyr University.
Dr. Acosta Smith’s clinical interests include family medicine, women’s health, autoimmune disease, diabetes, migraine headaches, pulmonary medicine and pediatrics. She has additional training in craniosacral therapy.
Her personal healing philosophy involves taking time to teach her patients about their health, treatment options and ways to make necessary life changes. She describes her approach as gentle, meeting each patient where they are on their journey toward wellness and treating each patient as an individual.
Dr. Acosta Smith completed a two-year residency at Bastyr Center. During this time, she helped develop an integrated clinic in the family practice department of Swedish Medical Center's Cherry Hill Campus, and taught the Swedish residents about naturopathic medicine. Her residency also included work at Virginia Mason Pain/Spine Clinics, HealthPoint Community Health Centers, and multiple Bastyr off-site clinics. She was also a preceptor at Odessa Brown Pediatric Clinic and SeaMar Community Health Center Gynecology. Additionally, she spent a year as a student counselor in the Bastyr University Counseling Center.
Dr. Acosta Smith received her ND from Bastyr University and her BA in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.