Riverfront Medicine

901 Riverfront Parkway Suite 200

Chattanooga, TN 37402

423-541-1444

Dr. Cheryl’s Philosophy: Treat the whole person, not just the symptoms. Give the body what it needs & take away what it doesn’t need & let it heal itself. Dr. Cheryl previously worked as a very busy FDA-legalized drug dealer in attempt to manage the growing epidemics of diabetes & obesity. However, after years of watching her patients take pharmaceutical medications & only get sicker, she was determined to find a better way & she did, through the discipline of functional medicine. Dr. Cheryl now helps clients balance hormones and reverse conditions like diabetes, erectile dysfunction, obesity, autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis & many other chronic health conditions.

Dr. Cheryl is a Functional Medicine Doctor of Clinical Nutrition, Family Nurse Practitioner, & Registered Dietitian. Clients can expect to receive professional & compassionate care, along with a step-by-step treatment plan individualized based on their needs, along with coaching & guidance that will allow them to reach their goals & regain their health, & thus live a richer and more fulfilling life. Dr. Cheryl treats women, men & children with a variety of symptoms & health conditions, including all types of diabetes, fatigue, gut health issues, anxiety, autoimmune conditions & more. Dr. Cheryl is also a Bioidentical Hormone Expert & GAINSWave Provider for treating erectile dysfunction. Book your consult at: https://DrCherylWinter.com

Dr. Christina Kovalik NMD, LAc, is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor, Acupuncturist, Hormone Optimization Expert and Aesthetic-Anti-aging Specialist in Scottsdale and Flagstaff, Arizona. Her clinic, The Vitality Doctor, is a family medical practice with a special interest in optimizing hormone imbalance and longevity medicine for men and women. She assists many patients with fatigue, depression, anxiety, thyroid imbalances, adrenal issues, infertility, PMS, menstrual irregularities, pregnancy & postpartum support, menopause, andropause, aesthetics and hormone imbalance for men and women.

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.

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