Dr. Acosta Smith is a professor at Bastyr University and a clinical faculty member at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, where she supervises team care in the Naturopathic Medicine Department and offers her services in practitioner care. She also supervises an additional clinic shift at the West Seattle Teen Health Center.
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’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.
Dr. Acosta Smith’s 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.