Healthcare Team


Doctors

Chad Smoker MD
Undergraduate
      Goshen College 1992-96, BA Biology 
Graduate
      Indiana University School of Medicine 1996-2000, 
      Doctor of Medicine
Post-graduate
Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program 
2000-03
Professional experience
Chad Smoker MD PC- private practice, 2003-present
Other Activities & Interests
Boards Community Care of Western North Carolina (vice chair), Partners Aligned Toward Health, Toe Valley Soccer Association, Student Health Center Advisory Board (Medical Director)
Sports Medicine  Mitchell High School team physician 2003-2013
Youth Soccer Coach- US Soccer "E" License, US National Youth License
BBQ Master (self-proclaimed)


Nurse Practitioners

Karen Peterson, FNP
Undergraduate
Mayland Community College ADN 2004 
East Tennessee State University 2016 BSN
Graduate
South University, Savannah Georgia 2018  
Professional Experience
RN - Labor & Delivery, Women's Health and Outpatient Servies, Integrative Family Health & Long Term Care
Other Activities
I am married to Nick Peterson and we have two sons, Zeb and Alex.

Jonathan Polgar, PA-C
Undergraduate
Dickinson College, Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts, 1992
Graduate
Long Island University/Brooklyn Hospital, Bachelor in Physician Assistant, 2003
Professional Experience
Emergency Medical Technician, Manhattan, 1999-2003
Physician Assistant, Emergency Medicine, 2003-2006
Physician Assistant, Primary Care, 2005 to present
Other activities and experiences
I am new to the area in August 2018, having moved from Western Massachusetts with my wife, son and daughter. 
I am a licensed skydiver and am on the leader track for the Mankind Project, a non-profit group facilitating men's work.

Rebekah Michelle Smith, NP-C
Undergraduate 
Mayland Community College ADN 2000
Lees-McRae College BSN 2004
Graduate
East Tennessee State University DNP-Family Nurse Practitioner 2015
Professional Experience
RN - Blue Ridge Regional Hospital/Mission Hospital 2000-2015
WOCN (wound, ostomy, and continence nurse) - certification from Emory University (2005) and CWOCN at Mission Hospital/Blue Ridge Regional Hospital 2005-2015
NP Certification- AANP (American Association of Nurse Practitioners) June 2015