Meet Our Team
Rachel Smith, CNM, ARNP
Rachel Smith, CNM, ARNP attended University of Illinois, receiving a bachelor’s degree in English. After graduation, she worked for several years in public relations, and started her family. Rachel returned to school after her children were born, attending Trinity College of Nursing in Rock Island. She worked as a labor and delivery nurse while attending the Midwifery Institute of Philadelphia University, where she also received her Masters of Science in Midwifery. She has been practicing midwifery in the Quad Cities since 2006.
Rachel’s areas of interest include Integrative Healthcare focusing on nutrition, exercise and stress management. She heads up the Weight Management Program at The Group, offering medically managed meal replacements as well as one-on-one counseling to help patients achieve their optimal health.
Rachel and her husband Rob have four nearly grown children between them and share a love for adventure travel activities like hiking, rock climbing and scuba diving.
Taylor Streitmatter, The Group’s Nutritionist, earned her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition/Dietetics from Illinois State University in 2016. As a rural Sparland, Illinois native, she is excited to be helping patients close to home. As an integral part of the Weight Management Program team at The Group, she enjoys teaching patients about proper nutrition, particularly preventative nutrition education, to be the healthiest versions of themselves. Taylor’s favorite part about working at The Group is helping patients progress toward goals they never thought they’d be able to achieve.
When she’s not at The Group, Taylor loves cooking and baking, going to the gym, and playing guitar. She’s a St. Louis Cardinal fan and spends as much time as possible outside.
Come visit Taylor and learn more about Weight Management at The Group. She’ll specifically work with you on your unique weight loss goals and obstacles.