Tori Smith, DO, has joined Samaritan Lincoln City Medical Center. She provides a full range of health care to children from birth through age 18.
She earned a bachelor’s degree at University of Iowa and a medical degree at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed an internship and residency at University of Illinois College of Medicine.
According to Dr. Smith, being a pediatrician is the best job in the world.
“Children are hilarious, witty and honest to a fault, which makes for fun and laughter-filled days,” she said.
She provides well child exams, developmental screenings, immunizations, assessments for behavioral concerns, asthma management, school and sports physicals, ADHD evaluation and treatment, neonatal circumcision, breastfeeding support and treatment for childhood obesity. She is also available for acute care visits for colds, flu, strep throat, ear infections and other issues.
Dr. Smith values the role of the family in supporting children’s health and development.
“I focus on optimizing the health of the entire family and encourage all family members to participate,” Dr. Smith said.
While providing evidence-based medicine, Dr. Smith is studying complementary and alternative practices that can improve health and add to it.
She recently moved from Iowa. She is married and has a “wild and loving” toddler and a sweet puppy.
“Adventure was calling our name, and Lincoln City was the place!” Dr. Smith said.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking and exploring with her family, and snuggling on the couch with a good fiction book.