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“Everything we do at Regenerative Institute of Medicine brings people back to their best and favorite selves. It’s an incredible thing to offer—and an incredible thing to witness.

I love what I do!”

— Dr. Heather Smith-Fernandez

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About the Regenerative Institute of Medicine in Naples, Florida
Founded by Dr. Heather Smith-Fernandez

We provide restorative and regenerative treatments that optimize the body’s powerful ability to heal itself.

We do this by focusing on the elements of optimal health: hormones, nutrition, physical movement, confident self-image, and mental clarity.

Using advanced cellular and supplemental therapies, we can restore balance—and therefore health—to these elements, systematically removing the symptoms and conditions that are keeping our patients from great health, relationships, self-esteem, and their wildest dreams. When you balance your body at the cellular level, you bring your best to life.

We work in affiliation with IROM (Interventional Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine Institute) to provide comprehensive orthopedic and spine, stem cell, and regenerative medicine services. We actively collaborate with Cell Particle Technologies, LLC to offer some of the most sophisticated stem cell technology currently available in the US.

Our goal is to dramatically improve the lifespan and healthspan of men and women as they age so that every day can be a “glory day.” It’s why we work to keep our treatments affordable and accessible, why we take the time to listen, and why we focus on your total well-being. We’re here to celebrate you, and we can’t wait for you to join us.

The Regenerative Institute of Medicine offers the latest in regenerative treatments, advanced aesthetics, sexual health, hormone therapy, preventative medicine, and advanced lab testing.

About the Team

Our dream team of licensed medical professionals has over 25 years of experience in orthopedic, sports, spine, musculoskeletal, and regenerative medicine.

Meet Heather Smith-Fernandez, MD

Founder and Medical Director of Regenerative Institute of Medicine

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Board-certified anesthesiologist and fellowship-trained interventional pain medicine physician, Dr. Heather is one of only two physicians in the world licensed to use a proprietary and powerful cell preparation technique for orthopedic and spine conditions using a patient’s own regenerative cells.

In addition to this highly-sophisticated technology, she also practices Interventional Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine (IROM), which primarily focuses on non-surgical methods to restore function, regenerate tissue and alleviate orthopedic and musculoskeletal pain, often where conventional medicine has failed.

Dr. Heather is also fully trained and certified in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement, advanced biocelluar aesthetics, Integrative medicine, and preventative health. In 2016, she opened the Regenerative Institute of Medicine, where she and her team practice a truly integrated approach for total health, orthobiologic (including PRP and stem cell-rich biocellular preparation) treatments for joint and spine conditions as well as very advanced cellular therapies for facial aesthetics.

Also a fully trained and certified SaJune provider, Dr. Heather practices restorative and regenerative medicine as the only official SaJune affiliate. Using the tools that have been proven at SaJune for 13 years and for over 11,000 patients, she has helped her patients correct and reverse chronic fatigue, insomnia, weight gain, joint point, anxiety, depression, mental fog, pain, and low sex drive—all while reducing or eliminating prescription medications.

Dr. Heather’s unique medical background, coupled with her strong connections and pioneering contributions to her industry, make her one of the most sought-after regenerative medical doctors in the country.

Certifications

  • American Board of Board Anesthesiology, Board Certified. Fellowship-trained in Interventional Pain Management with specialty training in orthopedic and spine cellular therapies

  • Certified in bioidentical hormone replacement, advanced biocellular aesthetics, integrated medicine, and preventative health

  • Certified Vampire® provider (Vampire® Facelift, Vampire® Facial, Vampire® Hair Lift, O-Shot, and P-Shot)

  • Certified Y-Lift Provider

  • BioTe® Hormone Pellet Certified

  • Peptide Medicine Certified (Dr. Heather was in the very first EVER peptide certification programs)

  • Certified SaJune Provider

I started my career by helping patients manage or eliminate chronic pain, and it became obvious to me that I could do more than just ease suffering—I could help them have their best health ever with improved technology, integrative therapies, and preventative medicine. That is how my career, the Institute, and so many, many patients came to life.

—Dr. Heather Smith-Fernandez

Meet The Team

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Sarah Oakum, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Sarah received her Master’s in Clinical Medical Science and became Board Certified as a Physician Assistant in 2000. She holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and worked as an Athletic Trainer both in the high school and collegiate setting. She has an extensive orthopedic and sports medicine background. Sarah is also trained in the SaJune method and is BioTe® certified for Hormone pellet insertion. She has worked with Dr. Heather since 2010.

As a college athlete she got injured and after spending hours rehabbing in the training room, she took an interest in sports medicine, which led her to become an athletic trainer. After 8 years working as a trainer, she was inspired to learn and do more so went on to become a Physician Assistant

Certifications

  • NCCPA Board Certified Physician Assistant

  • BioTe® hormone pellet certified

  • SaJune Certified

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Diann Seekell

Office Manager, Procedure Tech, and Medical Assistant

With over 44 years of medical experience, Diann was inspired to work in medicine after she suffered from severe neck and back damage caused by a car accident when she was 17 years old—and ended up working for the same doctor who treated her injuries.

She has worked with Dr. Heather since 2008. A living testament to nutrition, exercise, and preventative medicine, Diann has lost over 180 lbs over the last five years, thus curing her diabetes.

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Damaris Smith

Lab Technologist

Damaris has worked as a Medical Lab Technologist since 2016. Drawn to medical lab work due to its quiet working environment and attention to small details, Damaris ensures patient comfort and confidence with her calm personality and thorough organizational skills.

Michele Hassler

Receptionist

When you call to schedule your appointment, Michele will be there to help you every step of the way. She is as skilled at giving driving directions as she is helping patients navigate paperwork, procedure questions, and follow-up care.

Having worked as a medical receptionist since 2005, Michele puts patient comfort first with her natural ease and game-changing smile.