Certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Emergency Medicine, Daniel Smeester MD is a drug and alcohol addiction treatment specialist in California’s San Francisco East Bay. His state of the art Outpatient Medical Detox program allows people to safely stop their use of alcohol and other substances, even fentanyl, in the comfort of their own home, with in-person office visits or with telehealth, or both. Treatment is Confidential, Comfortable and Successful- with an MD, always! This, combined with intensive counseling (IOP and PHP), leads to significant success in the treatment of addiction.
He also runs a practice specializing in Addiction-free Pain Management with interventional pain management services in the same office. Offered are much safer and more effective medication management options for chronic pain than the typical precribed opiates. With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Smeester is the Clinical and Medical Director of Diablo Valley Drug and Alcohol Services in San Ramon, aka Diablo Valley Treatment Center, and Center for Pain and Rehabilitation (CPR).
Dr. Smeester graduated from Ponce School of Medicine, a U.S. medical school in beautiful Puerto Rico. He then completed an emergency medicine internship and residency at New York Medical College in New York City. Not only was Dr. Smeester Chief Resident during his final resident year, but he also earned an “Excellence in Emergency Medicine” award and plaque from Academic Emergency Medicine and the “Best Intern” award from New York Medical College.
Passionate about addiction treatment, Dr. Smeester was board certified as an addiction medicine physician in 2014. He has since dedicated his life to fighting drug and alcohol dependence and addiction, at Diablo Valley Drug and Alcohol Services, which earned its Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in 2016.
As a compassionate addiction specialist, Dr. Smeester understands that those struggling with addiction and substance abuse aren’t always treated with the dignity they deserve. That’s why he’s carefully built an environment where his patients can feel comfortable, respected, and valued.
Diablo Valley Drug and Alcohol Services is an outpatient facility, meaning patients can continue working, going to school, and participating in their day-to-day routine while receiving treatment. As a longtime physician, Dr. Smeester has seen how inpatient treatment may be unobtainable due to the disruption in patients’ lives and/or finances and are thus unable to be treated.
To avoid these disruptions and promote a healthy recovery, he and his team offer a number of helpful outpatient services and evidence-based treatments, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT), group therapy (IOP and PHP), family counseling, individual counseling, detox services ( the only certified and accredited outpatient detox center in or near the San Francisco Bay areas) and more. If hospitalized treatment is necessary or desired, Dr. Smeester’s referral can help to prioritize your admission. If hospital care is needed, he can see you in consultation at Stanford ValleyCare Hospital in Pleasanton, near the San Ramon offices.