I focus on hormone optimization using cBHRT for men and women, IV nutrient therapies, detoxification and specialized testing.

Dr. Brandon Chastant began his medical career after graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Arizona State University. He gained experience in every facet of hospital patient care, specializing in Cardiac ICU, Telemetry, and the Emergency Department. He earned his Masters of Science in Integrative Healthcare between assignments working as a traveling nurse in the ICU in Arizona, Montana, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Hawaii. He graduated with Top Academic Honors from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and has practiced as an Integrated Naturopathic Physician specializing in Men’s Health including Testosterone Therapy, Women’s Health including Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Thyroid disorders, as well as effectively treating acute and chronic illnesses with IV Therapies.

Dr. Chastant is board certified completing his Fellowship in Naturopathic Cardiology under the tutelage of Dr Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA; he is the third Naturopathic physician to achieve this designation. He has trained physicians (MD, DO, NMD) around the country in Men’s Health treatments of low testosterone, erectile dysfunction, and prostate issues. Dr. Chastant has participated in numerous medical missions serving poor, remote communities in Honduras, Nepal, Mexico, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Jesse E Smith, MD, FACS, was born in Fort Worth, Texas, moving with his parents to Joshua at the age of 3. He was reared on a small farm in Joshua, where he completed high school. He attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas for undergraduate degree in Biology.

Dr. Smith is an Assistant Fellowship Director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Fort Worth, Texas. His private practice encompasses the entire spectrum of facial rejuvenation and reconstruction, from minimally invasive treatments to the most complex surgery — including rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, facelift, browlift, hair transplant, fat transfer, facial augmentation, wrinkle treatment, corrective surgery for facial defects, ear reshaping, microsurgery, reconstruction of cancer patients and post-traumatic deformities. He is also an expert in non-surgical facial treatments, including injectables and laser resurfacing.

Dr. Smith received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University. He began his medical education at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where he received his MD degree. Dr. Smith completed his internship in general surgery followed by a residency and specialization in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, including Parkland Hospital System. Dr. Smith was then chosen for a highly specialized Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery sponsored by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles. During his fellowship at UCLA, his entire experience focused on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head, and neck. Here, he honed his skills in the latest techniques in rhinoplasty, cosmetic surgery, and facial reconstruction including microvascular reconstruction of complex facial deformities.

Dr. Albano has been an athlete and fitness enthusiast his entire life. He plays hockey, rides road bikes, cyclocross, and mountain bikes, alpine and backcountry skis, and has run marathons and ultra-marathons. He has also served as a team physician for U.S. Speed Skating, U.S. Military Endurance Sports, Real Salt Lake, and Westminster College Athletics.

Over the years, Dr. Albano has experienced his fair share of injuries – and when it comes to orthopedic work, he’s undergone more than his fair share of procedures. As a result of his personal experience with sports injuries, Dr. Albano’s greatest interest lies in non-surgical treatment options for tendon, nerve, and cartilage problems. He loves helping his patients heal through his whole-body approach.

Dr. Albano uses only the most up-to-date regenerative medicine procedures when treating his patients and stays abreast of cutting-edge medical research and technology. He also regularly teaches national courses on the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnostic and needle-guided purposes, as well as courses on PRP, fat grafting, bone marrow aspiration, and other cellular injections for musculoskeletal purposes.

More than anything, Dr. Albano wants to help his patients achieve their best possible outcome and get them back to all of the things they love most in life. He understands the pain – both physical and psychological – an injury or chronic condition can cause, and he strives to provide only the best regenerative medicine solutions to those seeking an alternative to surgery.

OptimalSelf MD is Greenville’s first combined medical wellness and aesthetics practice. Owned and run by Dr. Katherine Birchenough, a functional medicine trained physician, and her husband Dr. Shawn Birchenough, a plastic surgeon, we provide advanced wellness care and expert cosmetic surgery and aesthetic procedures.

Dr. Katherine is committed to providing the best in personalized care for her patients.

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