Dr. Erica was born and raised in Cedar Rapids and is happy to be serving the families in this great community! Dr. Erica completed her undergraduate studies at Coe College, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. While studying at Coe, she played softball for the Coe Kohawks and was part of the runner-up team at the 2009 Division III College Softball World Series!


Dr. Erica began seeing a chiropractor herself as a child after receiving a diagnosis of scoliosis, or an abnormal curvature of the spine. Without knowing much about chiropractic care at the time, her parents hoped that receiving care would stop the scoliosis from progressing and getting worse. Little did they know, they would see benefits far beyond what they had hoped! Not only did Dr. Erica never develop back pain or have to wear a brace for the scoliosis, she remained healthier overall. Her family's chiropractor became their primary care doctor as they began looking at health and wellness from a more natural approach. Ever since then, Dr. Erica knew she wanted to become a chiropractor, and specifically, she knew she wanted to help babies and children start on the path to health early in their lives!


Dr. Erica received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the world-renowned Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. While at Palmer, she became increasingly interested in pediatric chiropractic, as she has always had a love for working with children. Not only did she have the chance to meet and train under some of the best pediatric chiropractors in the country, she was blessed to find her true passion and her mission in life...helping to create healthy kids and happy families! Dr. Erica is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. She has devoted many hours to studying chiropractic care for infants, children, and expecting mothers (she is certified in the Webster Technique). During her time at Palmer, Dr. Erica also had the opportunity to participate in a 16-day Clinic Abroad trip to Vietnam. She will be forever grateful to have had that opportunity to provide care to such incredible people!


In her free time, Dr. Erica loves spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys being outdoors, playing sports, traveling, and just sitting down with a good book and a cup of coffee. She is also tries to stay involved in the Cedar Rapids community as much as possible. 


Please email Dr. Erica at DrEricaSmothers@gmail.com if you have any questions. She looks forward to serving your family and helping you get on the road to a healthy and happy life through chiropractic care! 

Dr. Erica Smothers

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Dr. Erica with children in Vietnam, during her Clinic Abroad trip.

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Dr. Erica's incredible family!

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