Amy Joy Smith is a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Functional Medicine and now has an office at Pacific Frontier Medical, Inc. in Redwood City, California. Amy, a renowned pioneer in the PANDAS front, takes a holistic approach to medicine and has experience as a clinical nutritionist. She is also the mother of an amazing child with PANDAS and a dedicated PANDAS awareness advocate.
Amy serves on the PANDASNetwork.org Board of Directors and was the lead organizer of the West Coast PANDAS/PANS Parent Symposiums in 2012 and 2014. She is active in social media and parent groups, has spoken at a number of conferences and trainings around the country and like many providers that see children with PANDAS/PANS, works with patients from around the world.
Amy has practiced functional and nutritional medicine since the early 1980′s and has studied with a number of pioneers in the field. She attended Syracuse University School of Nursing where she received her BSN in Maternal-Child Nursing, and all of her acute care and hospital experience is in pediatrics. While currently she is working with complex patients of all ages, Amy has a passion for working with children and teens. She was a Fellow in the World Health Organization’s renowned Adolescent Health Training Program in the University of Minnesota Medical School, and in addition to being a Nurse Practitioner, has a Master’s Degree in Adolescent Health with a focus on Youth Development and Community Health, from the University of Minnesota. She loves educating patients and families and has extensive experience in community education and program development for families as well as vulnerable youth populations. In addition, Amy has precepted and mentored numerous nurse practitioner, midwife and clinical nutrition students.