Mental Health Integration (MHI) is an approach at Intermountain Healthcare that treats the whole person within primary care. Mental health services are guided and provided for by your established Primary Care Physician and supported by MHI professionals working within the same clinic. The clinic team communicates with each other to make sure you?re getting the care you need. If your treatment plan indicates that it would be beneficial for you to participate in psychotherapy and/or psychiatric medication management with the MHI provider assigned to your primary care clinic, your Primary Care Provider can place a referral to initiate that service.
Personal Bio & Interests
Dr. Smith obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He subsequently received his medical degree from the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. He completed a combined residency in Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Utah. Currently, Dr. Smith works as a psychiatrist through the Mental Health Integration program. In this role, he sees patients in several Intermountain primary care clinics in the Salt Lake Valley.With his background in general pediatrics and psychiatry, Dr. Smith has an interest in enhancing collaboration between primary care and psychiatric providers. He is also interested in the behavioral and psychiatric problems commonly seen among individuals with chronic physical illness. Dr. Smith remains involved in medical education and currently serves as a clinical supervisor for University of Utah triple board residents.