MEET OUR STAFF

ABOUT DR. PATRICK SMITH

I opened Smith Family Chiropractic in January 2007 here in Tallahassee, Florida. Before moving back home, I practiced in South Florida for three years. I knew it was time to open a chiropractic office here that performed spinal correction to ensure that all our family and friends were given the opportunity to get well and stay well. I am passionate about providing my patients with the best care that I can! I am dedicated to constant and never ending education and personal improvement. I always want my patients to have the best experience possible in my office.

After graduation from Florida High as the Valedictorian in 1993, I attended Florida State University and received my undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. I attended Life University in Marietta, Georgia as well as Logan Chiropractic School in St Louis, Missouri. I graduated Cum Laude from Logan in 1999. I received a Diplomate in Chiropractic Neurology in 1999 from the Carrick Institute. I want all my patients to learn how to move well, think well and eat well! I regularly donate my time to our community to speak about these issues and would love for you to join me at my office for a workshop!

What makes Smith Family Chiropractic unique? We are the orthodontics of chiropractic care which means that we work to correct the overall structure of the spine so that it is properly aligned. We analyze your posture and correct structural problems with the spine and nervous system. We never guess in our office. That is why if you are a candidate for our care, we take specific pictures of your spine so we can confirm any strengths or weaknesses in your spinal structure.

Chiropractors perform a variety of services and techniques. Smith Family Chiropractic uses a technique called Chiropractic BioPhysics. This technique is specifically designed to restore normal alignment to the spine. With this technique, we are able to incorporate physical therapy and spinal rehabilitation with our adjustments to get great results and a higher quality of life for our patients. If you have specific questions about the type of care you might need, I invite you to call the office at 850-325-6468.

Smith Family Chiropractic is for patients of all ages and needs. Scoliosis (curvature of the spine), Allergies, Asthma, Migraines, Headaches, TMJ, Pain, Numbness, Poor Posture and much, much more... The fact is only 10% of your body perceives pain. In most cases symptoms are the worst indication of disease because that means the problem has been there for a long time. If you are experiencing pain or symptoms, please don't wait! Procrastination is the thief of health!

I am committed to helping families in the community experience improved health and vitality. I serve locally on the board for Working Well and I am a member of a national group of wellness experts called the Wellness Champions. Because of this, I speak regularly to local schools, businesses and organizations on safety topics and on the sources of true health and wellness. I enjoy educating others on how to manage stress better, how to prevent injury in the workplace and at home, and how to maintain peak performance in all facets of life. My mission is to empower as many people as possible to experience their optimal health potential through genuine care and education. If your office, group or organization is looking for someone to provide wellness education, please call our Community Outreach Coordinator at 591-WELL to reserve a time.

I would love for each and every family in Tallahassee to come visit our office to see how your spine and nervous system are holding up. Don't wait until you are in pain!

ABOUT DR. SAM ELSASSER

Hi! My name is Dr. Sam Elsasser and I am the Associate Chiropractor at Smith Family Chiropractic. I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. I received a Bachelor's in Biological Science from the University of Nebraska in 2011. After graduating, I went on to enroll at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City and obtained a Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2015.

I am a second generation Chiropractor. Chiropractic has been a major part of my life since infancy. As a result of this, I am very passionate about the importance of Chiropractic care. I want to keep my patients in busy and active lifestyles, keep their bodies in motion and help them recover from injuries faster. When not treating patients I enjoy keeping active by resistance training and cycling. Apart from athletics, I also enjoy watching live music. I am very excited to be in Tallahassee to promote and deliver exceptional Chiropractic care!

 

ABOUT KELLI SMITH

Hi! I'm Kelli Smith, the Executive Director and Dr. Smith's wife. Dr. Smith or Dr. Babe (as only I can call him) and I have been working together since 2006. I am a Mom to our two beautiful boys, Jake and Dylan who are 4 and 6 and our golden retriever Mack. I am lucky to be able to work mostly from home, but I love coming in the office to see all of our wonderful patients. Helping people to regain their health naturally is my passion! Dr. Smith and I feel so blessed to have a career based on getting people to experience vibrant health. Please know if you need anything, I would be happy to help anytime!

 

ABOUT CHELSEA

Hi! My name is Chelsea and I am the Case Manager at Smith Family Chiropractic. I have been working here since February 2016. I am a born and raised Florida Girl who loves to be near the ocean! My journey started in Tallahassee when I attend Florida State University and I received my Bachelors in Elementary Education. After graduating I met my wonderful husband and we have made Tallahassee our forever home with our two fur dog babies Oakley and Maggie. I began teaching science in schools all over Leon County and then taught Pre-K for 4 years. My years of teaching showed me how much I love working with people of all ages. That is what I love about working at Smith Family Chiropractic, each day I wake up excited to help educate people about their health and make a difference in their life.

 

ABOUT SAREA

Hi! My name is Sarea and I joined the Smith Family team in May 2017 and am the Communications Manager. My passion for people and health lead me to Florida State University where I studied Exercise Physiology and Human Development (GO NOLES)! My biggest goal in life is to travel the world regulating imagination with reality and discovering all the people and places I never knew existed. In my free time, you will find me at the beach and/or chasing after my two spunky pups Lola & Leo. What I love most about my job is being apart of each patient’s journey to optimal health and wellness, as well as witnessing the countless number of miracles that take place in our office! I can’t wait to be a part of your journey to better health and wellness too!

 

ABOUT KAYLA

Hi! My name is Kayla and I am an X-Ray Technician at Smith Family Chiropractic. I am a Tallahassee native and love being a part of this community. I have an amazing husband, a beautiful little girl and a baby boy. I graduated from Keiser University in December of 2016 with an Associate Degree in Science. While in college, I realized how much potential I have to help people and how much I love it! It's so easy to come to work knowing I will be helping change the lives of our incredible patients. I can't wait to help you improve yours! 

 

ABOUT MERCEDES

Hi! My name is Mercedes and I am the Front Desk Coordinator. I was born and raised in Tallahassee (Go Noles!). I have two rambunctious puppies Monkey and Cali. In our spare time we love being outdoors and exploring nature. It is my dream to complete my Bachelors Degree in Psychology in pursuit of my passion to help people. It brings me such great joy to be apart of the Smith Family team and to help educate our community on their health and wellness. I can't wait to be apart of your journey and witness your growth in the office! 

ABOUT KAY

Kay joined Smith Family Chiropractic in October of 2018 as a Chiropractic Assistant. Kay's main focus is helping our patients with their physical therapy and rehab in the office. We are excited to have her as part of our team!

ABOUT NICOLE

Hi! My name is Nicole and I am the Community Outreach Coordinator/Chiropractic Assistant. I just recently moved from chilly Canada to sunny Tallahassee with my husband and cat Kevin. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Service Social Worker graduate diploma. I have 6 years experience working with those at risk of homelessness, as well as facilitating support groups for women. I believe it is important to help others reach their true potential in life. With this, I am excited to be a part of the amazing team at Smith Family Chiropractic to help our patients on their path to health and wellness.  

ABOUT MICHAELA

Bio and picture coming soon!