Meet the Doctors                                                                                                                               

Medical Director - Dr. Jeff Ruterbusch, D.O., N.M.D., M.P.H., M.S.A., M.S,M.S, D.A.C.B.N., D.A.A.I.M., C.N.S., C.S.C.S., C.I.S.S.N., C.M.C.M., P.A.H.M.,                                     

Dr. Ruterbusch is a Board-Certified Osteopathic/Naturopathic Physician who was trained in Sports and Exercise Preventive Medicine (SEPM) at UCSD/SDSU after completing his Internal Medicine Internship at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. After graduation from this unique SEPM program which included Special training, as Chief Resident, in premier Sports Medicine positions/locations such as the “Olympic Training Center”, SDSU’s Athletic Medicine Program, Detroit Lions Training Camp, UCSD’s OrthoMed, Navy Seal Special Warfare Command Medical Department, and USMC SMART (Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Treatment Center), Camp Pendleton, Dr. Ruterbusch was the first Naval Physician to “stand-up” the original Sports Medicine Clinic at Mayport Naval Station in Mayport, Florida.

Upon retirement from the Navy, after a thirty-year career, he was Acting Department Head at ATP Medical in Kuwait City, Kuwait. There he was in charge of: Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Health Promotion and Wellness, and Metabolic and Nutritional/Functional Medicine. Dr. Ruterbusch has earned numerous post-graduate degrees/credentials/certifications in: Age-Management Medicine, Nutritional/Functional Medicine, Exercise and Sport Science, Holistic and Sports Nutrition, Integrative Medicine, Advanced Fitness and Medical Fitness Specialization, Strength and Conditioning Specialization, and Community and Public Health. He has also been an Adjunct Professor for Central Michigan University College of Health Professions teaching graduate courses in Health Science.

Education and Licensure

  • Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI. Bachelor of Science, Biology/Chemistry, 1979
  • University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL. Master of Science, Sports and Exercise Science, 1984
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Doctor of Osteopathy, 1990
  • Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI. Master of Science, Health Services Administration, 1998
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, CA. Master of Public Health – 2000
  • Clayton College of Natural Health, Birmingham, AL. Naturopathic Medical Doctor, 2004
  • Fitness Institute of Technology/IFPA. Master of Science, Medical Fitness Specialization, 2013
  • American College of Managed Care Medicine. Diplomate – Board Certified in Managed Care Medicine, 1998
  • American Clinical Board of Nutrition Diplomate – Board Certified in Clinical Nutrition, 2011
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, 2000
  • Huntington College of Health Sciences Diploma, Sports Nutrition, 2008
  • American College of Nutrition. Certified Nutrition Specialist, 2005
  • National Endurance and Strength Training Association. Certified Fitness and Nutrition Coach, 2006
  • Holt Institute of Medicine. Diploma, Dietary Supplement Counseling, 2009
  • American Academy of Integrative Medicine. Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, 2013
  • American Association of Restorative Medicine. Board Certified in Restorative Medicine, 2013
  • Functional Medicine University. Board Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner


Dr. Eric J. Nye, D.C., C.C.S.P.®, P.A.

Dr. Eric Nye is a native of the Tampa Bay area having attended the University of South Florida and University of Tampa while earning his Bachelors of Science Degree in Medical Biology. He graduated with his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life University College of Chiropractic in Atlanta,Georgia. Dr. Eric Nye is Board Certified by both the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners as well as the Florida Department of Health as a Primary Care Physician and Chiropractic Physician. Dr. Nye completed post graduate education in sports injury diagnosis, rehabilitation and recovery and is certified by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians™ (ACBSP™) as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP®). A Board-Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician®, or CCSP®, is an internationally recognized Sports Medicine Specialist. The CCSP® title is awarded to physicians who successfully complete postgraduate level training in diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries, emergency procedures (CPR/AED/Life Support), athletic training and conditioning, and injury prevention. Dr. Nye has completed extensive educational training in Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation, and Orthopedics for the treatment of sports injuries, auto accident injuries and extremities. 

Along with his degrees, Dr. Nye is certified by the Florida Division of Worker's Compensation, Rehabilitation and Medical Services Unit as a Florida Worker's Compensation Provider and is certified by the Office of Insurance Regulations as a Health Care Provider for Personal Injury Protection benefits for injured auto and motorcycle accident victims. Dr Eric Nye is a licensed medical provider with the Florida Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation assisting individuals with disabilities who require vocational rehabilitation services to prepare for, secure, regain, or retain employment.

Associations & Memberships

  • Florida Board of Chiropractic
  • International Chiropractic Association
  • America Chiropractic Association
  • Florida Chiropractic Association
  • Florida Chiropractic Society
  • American Chiropractic Board of Sports Medicine (A.C.B.S.P)


  • Doctorate of Chiropractic - Life University College of Chiropractic
  • Masters in Sports Injury Management - Life University College of Sports Health Science
  • Bachelors of Science, Medical Biology - University of Tampa; University of South Florida
  • Associate of Arts - University of South Florida; Hillsborough Community College


  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners - Certified Chiropractic Physician #119580
  • Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine - Certified Chiropractic Physician #CH9735
  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners - Certified in Physical Therapy #95553
  • Florida Department of Health - Certified Primary Care Physician
  • American Chiropractic Board of Sports Medicine (ACBSP) - Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
  • Fl. Division of Worker's Compensation Medical Services - Licensed Health Care Provider
  • Florida Department of Health - Licensed Personal Injury Facility
  • Florida Department of Education, Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation - Licensed Medical Provider
  • Certified Manipulation Under Anesthesia - New York Chiropractic College


Dr. Lawrence Smith, D.C., A.R.N.P., F.A.O.O.P.M.

Dr. Larry Smith has been in private practice since 1999. Dr Smith is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician and Board Certified Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Larry Smith earned his Chiropractic degree in Portland Oregon after completing his pre-chiropractic education in southern Nevada. After 12 years practicing chiropractic in Boulder City, Dr. Smith recognizing the need for a different kind of primary care, Dr. Smith went back to school and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree, followed by a Master of Science in Nursing (A.P.R.N.) degree, specializing as an Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and started Boulder Primary Care in 2016. In addition to his chiropractic and nursing degrees, Dr. Smith holds an Associate of Arts degree from the College of South Nevada. He is also Board Certified in Pain Management by the American Academy of Procedural Medicine and Board Certified as an Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Dr. Smith has acquired a wide range of skills and certifications throughout his career. He is trained in orthopedic injections under ultrasound guidance and serves as an instructor for Empire Medical Training for Pain Interventions and injection procedures. He has also served as a preceptor for various nurse practitioner programs, including Charles Drew University, Touro University, and United States University.

Furthermore, Dr. Smith is a certified medical aesthetic injector, specializing in micro needling, fillers, and toxins (botox). He has specific expertise in migraine injections and additional care. He is certified in Basic Life Support, IV Therapy, and is board eligible for Wound Care Certification. Dr. Smith has also volunteered as a Pain Management Provider with Healing Hands Abroad.

Additionally, Dr. Smith is certified in Manipulation Under Anesthesia and is Cox Decompression certified, further expanding his expertise in pain management and chiropractic care.

Dr. Smith is dedicated to providing the absolute best care to his patients and is grateful for the support of his wife and the community.


  • Doctorate of Chiropractic - University Western States
  • Master of Science in Nursing (A.P.R.N.) - South University
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing (B.S.N.) - Wayland Baptist University
  • Associate of Arts - College of South Nevada
  • Board Certified Pain Management - American Academy of  Procedural Medicine
  • Board Certified Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners


  • Orthopedic injections, trained under ultrasound guidance
  • Instructor for Empire Medical Training for Pain Interventions and injection procedures
  • Preceptor for Charles Drew University F.N.P. program
  • Adjunct Professor Touro University F.N.P. program
  • Preceptor for United States University F.N.P. program
  • Medical Aesthetic injector, trained for micro needling, fillers, and toxins (botox) specifically for migraine injections and additional care. 
  • Certified in Basic Life Support
  • IV Therapy
  • Board Eligible Wound Care Certification
  • Healing Hands Abroad Volunteer Pain Management Provider
  • Certification in Manipulation Under Anesthesia 
  • Cox Decompression certified  

Vanessa Luongo, L.M.T., Creative Healing Therapy                

My passion is to help people enjoy the health benefits and pain relief and healing people naturally through massage and organic skin care therapies. I have 22 years of experience working in the health and beauty industry.  I have worked in both spa and medical settings and have experience with a wide array of injuries and body type. I address the needs of clients in a variety of ways to help improve their daily life and improving physical function with Creative Healing Therapies.