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It is with mixed emotions that I am informing you that I have decided to move on from the day to day practice of Surf City Chiropractic.  I will be leaving the practice at the end of this year, 2023.

I have been honored to serve the Santa Cruz community at the 550 Water Street medical complex for over 35 years. I thank all of you for this opportunity and appreciate all the support you have given me over the years.  Your trust in me for your car has been humbling and cherished for the entire time I have been here.

I have been given the opportunity to work full time in a multidisciplinary setting, providing chiropractic care for the clinics.  As many of you know I have worked at Santa Cruz Community Health Centers for several years, and this is the organization that I will be working with full time.  This is a great opportunity for me and a direction I have chosen for my professional growth.  

We are in discussions to sell the practice.  My biggest concern of taking my new position is to have the people who have trusted me with their care continue to have excellent service for their chiropractic needs. I have teamed up with Dr. Makani Lew to continue our services starting in January 2024.  She is a like-minded chiropractor who also has an advanced certification in rehabilitation care, teaching chiropractic rehabilitation at Palmer West College.  Dr. Lew will be an interim doctor for a period of 6 months minimum as we finalize sale of the practice to another individual chiropractor., also exercise and rehabilitation trained. 

I know this comes as a surprise to many and I am sorry for that.  I want you to rest assured that you will continue to have the opportunity to receive proper care provided to you by chiropractors who have the same concerns for you condition as I have for many years.

Thank you for your participation in my ability to provide treatment to this community for many years. I will miss this portion of my career deeply.  I look forward to the new opportunities and feel very assured that you will be taken care of seamlessly and with the same quality of care that has been provided.

Thomas E. Smith, DC, CCSP, DACBR

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