About Us

Welliom is a revolutionary experiment in simplified, affordable integrative healthcare services focusing on wellness, nutrition, and medicine. Working with a network of local physicians and health specialists, we aim to provide health care that focuses on the whole body to restore wellness. We use utilize data-driven and advanced approaches to empower you and help you control your wellbeing and health.

Our vision is simple: To provide care that is functional, high quality, and customized to each person’s lifestyle and medical condition, by offering a kinder, gentler, and more flexible approach to health through the lease of integrative/functional medicine: access to functional medical knowledge, lifelong health guidance, lifestyle improvement, and community networking.

We work at the local level, to expand our patients’ access to integrative-health services, to improve aspects of our booking and consultation system, and to create a hub for activities related to patient health and wellbeing. We want to offer an experience that draws inspiration from pioneers in integrative and functional medicine, such as Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Mark Hyman.

Christopher Smith, M.D.
Founder | CEO

Christopher Smith, M.D. — an accomplished physician and the founder of Welliom — has worked to improve health care provision and patients’ wellbeing. He has worked with several experts in the field of integrative and functional medicine in various capacities. He has brought his passion for health and wellness to his patients, friends, and family.  Through Welliom, Dr. Smith wants to empower millions of Americans by helping them access restorative therapies that are integrative, functional, and healing-driven.  Dr. Smith is a diplomate of The American Board of Family Medicine, The American Board of Integrative Medicine, and the Institute for Functional Medicine.  Dr. Smith has several years of experience in integrative medicine and primary care. Dr. Smith works with patients of all backgrounds to achieve their health care goals through empowerment, prevention, and education. His clinical focus includes integrative medicine, functional medicine, and nutritional medicine.  After growing up in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, Dr. Smith proceeded to complete his undergraduate studies at the University of South Florida (USF).  At USF, Dr. Smith achieved a bachelor in science with a focus in Bio-Medical Sciences and graduated with summa cum laude distinction. He then received his medical degree from the University of Florida (UF). After medical school, he completed his Family Medicine residency at the University of South Florida (USF). Aspiring to establish a medical practice based on health and wellness, Dr. Smith then completed the 2-year Integrative Medicine Fellowship through the University of Arizona under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil.  He is also actively involved with the Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. Smith also served as an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Central Florida (UCF) where he helped patients achieve optimal health by establishing integrative medicine services.  Furthermore, Dr. Smith was a pioneering educator for medical students at UCF by teaching concepts of wellness-based, integrative approaches to health care.  He firmly believes that utilizing appropriate healing modalities can help people achieve optimal health, by treating the whole person.  His hobbies include hiking, distance running, traveling, writing, surfing, and listening to live music.

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Holly Ladd
Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (FMCHC)

Holly Ladd, FMCHC, NBC-HWC -Holly entered the field of health coaching after her own battle with scleroderma, an autoimmune condition. As part of her path to recovery, sought out a Functional Medicine doctor, embracing their “root cause” approach to disease. Through that process, she learned just how out of balance her body was and worked her way back to wellness with adjustments to her diet and lifestyle and some targeted supplementation.

As a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, Holly draws on her experience and education in teaching and communication to work with her clients on getting to the root cause of why they can’t make those changes they are looking for. She has helped clients lose weight, calm autoimmune symptoms, lower blood pressure, improve their outlook on life and regain energy and their zest for life. Clients enjoy her approach because it’s fun, self-directed and never overwhelming. She is fully trained in Functional Medicine Protocols and enjoys supporting clients in figuring out how to implement the different food plans and lifestyle interventions prescribed by the doctor.

In the end, Holly just wants her clients to feel as good as they possibly can believing that we all have more control over our health than we think. In addition to her work at Welliom, Holly serves as a Senior Course Facilitator at the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy working with students developing their coaching skills.

Holly was one of the first nationally board-certified health and wellness coaches, receiving her certification in November, 2017. She lives a full and rich symptom-free life, grateful to have overcome such a scary diagnosis. Holly enjoys cycling, working out, meditation, travel, reading, introducing her friends to healthy foods, an occasional glass of good wine and walking with her two dogs.

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Adrian Bermudez, LPN

Adrian Bermudez, LPN – Adrian has a vast experience as a nurse with experience that spans over twenty years.  Adrian trained as a nurse during his time in the United States Army at the U.S. Army Academy of Health and Science.  His military service spans 10 years from 1996 to 2006.  His roles in the military included emergency medicine/trauma, primary care, first responder, surgical, and mental health.  After his military career, Adrian served as a nurse at the Jackson Memorial Hospital in South Florida and as a contract nurse for the South Beach Crisis Mental Health Center.  Adrian also worked for SeaWord entertainment parks as a first responder nurse and nurse case manager.  Adrian is a father of three wonderful children.  He enjoys travel and sports.

Main Offices

28 Schenck Parkway, Building 2B, Suite 200
Asheville, North Carolina, 28803

40 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 200
Nashville, Tennessee, 37215

941 W Morse Blvd #100
Winter Park, Florida, 32789

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