ABOUT THE PROVIDER

Elizabeth Smith, APRN, FNP-C

Elizabeth is the founder and owner of Integrative Direct Primary Care. She is a board certified advanced practice family nurse practitioner for thirteen years, with broad experience across family practice, urgent care, home health, and acute care settings.

ABOUT THE PROVIDER

Elizabeth Smith, APRN, FNP-C

Elizabeth is the founder and owner of Integrative Direct Primary Care. She is a board certified advanced practice family nurse practitioner for thirteen years, with broad experience across family practice, urgent care, home health, and acute care settings.

Elizabeth founded Integrative Direct Primary Care in 2021 because her passion is to provide high-quality patient-centered care that involves having a personal relationship with her patients, which will help serve them in their health journey. Throughout her own health journey, she found that a holistic approach to wellness — including mental, physical, spiritual, financial, and social aspects of health – contributed to her overall health and well-being. 

In 2011, Elizabeth was diagnosed with a partial/limited case of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS); while she avoided an extreme case that caused paralysis or required hospitalization, she had severe fatigue, weakness, numbness and tingling progressing from her lower to upper extremities. As a result, she experiences life-long symptoms that she must manage, including neuropathy and headaches. She knows and has experienced that when you are not taking care of yourself, your immune system and health responses break down.

Throughout her career, Elizabeth has served in practices where it became less and less possible to spend adequate time with patients. As a result, only the most pressing symptom or complaint could usually be addressed, as opposed to the whole person.

“Through my own setbacks and health issues, I recognized the need for balance. I am opening my practice because I want to spend time with my patients without feeling rushed – so they can be listened to. My goal is to meet my patients’ needs – to guide them in taking care of their overall health by working with them to determine what they want to achieve.”

 

Elizabeth D. Smith, APRN, FNP-C

Elizabeth practices high quality care that is individualized to each patient.

Her interests include functional medicine, preventative medicine, and integrative therapies that work with a patient’s natural physiology to encourage healing. She enjoys working with patients on lifestyle factors that impact health and disease, such as stress, sleep, physical activity, nutrition, and social relationships. She works together with patients as a team to help them achieve their personal health goals.

Elizabeth received her Master of Science in Nursing from Wright State University in Dayton, OH. She is licensed to practice in Ohio and Florida. A native of Ohio, she has lived and practiced in Naples since 2011. In her free time, she loves to travel and recreate with her husband and three young children.

 

Elizabeth practices high quality care that is individualized to each patient.

Her interests include functional medicine, preventative medicine, and integrative therapies that work with a patient’s natural physiology to encourage healing. She enjoys working with patients on lifestyle factors that impact health and disease, such as stress, sleep, physical activity, nutrition, and social relationships. She works together with patients as a team to help them achieve their personal health goals.

Elizabeth received her Master of Science in Nursing from Wright State University in Dayton, OH. She is licensed to practice in Ohio and Florida. A native of Ohio, she has lived and practiced in Naples since 2011. In her free time, she loves to travel and recreate with her husband and three young children.

 

Olivia Mejia

Olivia Mejia, CNA

Hi! My name is Olivia Mejia. I am a CNA here at Integrative Direct Primary Care! I recently graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science. During my time at FGCU I served as both president and secretary for the Pre-PA Association and I also worked as a peer tutor for the University for 3 years. I am currently in the process of applying to Physician Assistant School and have worked as a CNA for around 2 years. I am originally from Long Island, NY but have lived in Weston, FL for 18 years now. A fun fact about me is that I used to be a competitive gymnast. I enjoy the beach, exercising, listening to music, and spending quality time with friends and family. I am so excited to be a part of the Integrative Direct Primary Care team!