Meet Our Providers

Our best-in-class providers are here to partner with you on the road to better health

We are a dedicated team of health care professionals consisting of Medical Doctors, Nurse practitioners, Chiropractic Physicians and Physical Rehabilitation Professionals, all trained in the most advanced and cutting edge treatments for acute and chronic pain. Our holistic approach to medicine and surgery gives us the ability to offer a large variety of treatments. We specialize in rehabilitating and regenerating rather than using destructive traditional methods.
Dr. Jeff. Brown, President
Dr. J. Scott Brown

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Dr. D. Sean Newport, Vice President
Dr. D. Sean Newport
Vice President | Read More
Dr. Richard Mays, Medical Director
Dr. Richard Mays
Medical Director | Read More
Dr. Charlotte MacDonald, DNP, FNP-BC, Head Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Brian Fillmore

Managing Chiropractor | Read More

Dr. Charles H. Means, Managing Chriopractor

Dr. Charles H. Means

Managing Chiropractor | Read More

Dr. Aaron Driskillk, Managing Chriopractor

Dr. Aaron Driskill

Managing Chiropractor | Read More

Dr. Larry S. Latrikis, Associate Chripractor

Dr. Larry S. Latrikis

Managing Chiropractor | Read More

Dr. Derrick Kimball, Associate Chiropractor

Dr. Derrick Kimball

Associate Chiropractor | Read More

Dr. Sam Nia, Associate Chiropractor

Dr. Sam Nia

Associate Chiropractor | Read More
Dr. Bryan Tilley, Associate Chriopractor

Dr. Bryan Tilley

Associate Chiropractor | Read More

Dr. Edward BLAÑCO, Associate Chiropractor

Dr. Edward Blañco

Associate Chiropractor | Read More
Dr. Charlotte MacDonald, DNP, FNP-BC, Head Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Charlotte MacDonald

DNP, FNP-BC
Head Nurse, Practitioner | Read More
Dr. Jeff. Brown

John Wier

FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner | Read More
Lindsay Dyer, FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner

Lindsay Dyer

FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner | Read More

Dr. Daniel Wilder, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Daniel Wilder

DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy | Read More

James Hose,  Physician’s Assistant

James Hose

Physician’s Assistant | Read More
Dr. J. Scott Brown
Dr. J. Scott Brown
President
Scott Brown, D.C., FADP the founder of Brown Chiropractic, which has developed into Optimal Health Integrated Medical, received his doctorate of Chiropractic degree in 1984 from Life College where he graduated Cum Laude and as a member of the National Dean’s List. He has continued his education and added many post graduate certifications which include Impairment and Disability Rating, Industrial Rehabilitation and (MUA) Manipulation Under Anesthesia Certifications. He is one of the few doctors in the country that holds the distinguished title of “Fellow in the Academy of Certified Diagnostic Physicians”(FADP). Dr. Brown has acted as a Team Doctor for the University of Tennessee Ski Team, The Knoxville Rugby Club and the Knoxville Cherokees Professional Hockey Team. With his certifications in Rehabilitations and Impairment and Disability Evaluation coupled with his extensive experience in treating sports injuries, Dr. Brown has become highly sought after for the treatment and evaluation of auto, work related and sports injuries. Dr. Brown has been asked to speak to numerous professional organizations including The Tennessee Valley Chiropractic Association and Physician’s Academy in Dallas, TX. He has also been published on several occasions including articles in East Tennessee Healthstyles, American Chiropractic Association Journal and The American Chiropractor. Dr. Brown's special interests include the treatment of headaches and disc injuries with the use of a specialized technique of “Painless Long Axial Adjusting”. It’s no wonder so many people refer to Dr. Brown as “The Disc Doctor”. On a personal note: Dr. Brown enjoys many hobbies and sports including fishing, boating, wrestling and horseback riding. He is a huge Tennessee football fan, GO VOLS! He is an even bigger fan of his family, which includes his wife, Lee, his son, Dr. Sean Newport, his daughter – in – law, Christa Newport, and his three grandchildren, Haley, Hayden and Halston. Above all, Dr. Brown is a firm believer that with God all things are possible. The power that made the body, heals the body. Our mission is to release that power and to God be the glory.
Dr. D. Sean Newport, Vice President
Dr. D. Sean Newport
Vice President
Dr. D Sean Newport, D.C. received his Undergraduate Study at the University of Florida, where he received a degree in Cardiopulmonary Technology. He graduated Cum Laude at Liberty University where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree along with his B.S. in Nutrition. Since that time he has received numerous professional certifications in Advanced Diagnostics and Clinical Procedures. Dr. Newport received various certifications and licenses from The Physicians Academy in Dallas, TX and the National Board of Chiropractic, which include impairment and disability rating and (MUA) Manipulation Under Anesthesia Certifications. Dr. Newport’s special interests include the treatment of sports related injuries along with joint conditions of the shoulders, arms, hands, legs and feet. He has vast experience and success in the painless non-surgical treatment of cervical and lumbar disc conditions. Dr. Newport also has nearly 17 years experience in the successful treatment of Personal Injury Cases, Workman’s Compensation and Auto Injuries in which he has appeared on numerous occasions as a expert-witness in court. Dr. Newport excels in many hobbies and sports including snow skiing, golf, boating, horseback riding and playing guitar.  Dr. Newport is a big fan of UT football and he enjoys spending time and traveling with his wife and three children.
Dr. Richard Mays, Medical Director
Dr. Richard Mays
Medical Director

Dr. Richard Mays, MD is a family physician who has been in private practice in Knoxville, TN since 1978. He is board certified in two different medical specialties, the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM). He is board eligible for the American Board of Integrative Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the Tennessee Medical Association (TMA) and the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) as well as several other professional societies such as Who’s Who Among American Professionals.

Dr. Mays did his undergraduate training at University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky from 1976-1980, where he double majored in Mathematics and Chemistry. While there he achieved the status of High Honor every year and was a member of the J.T. Vallandingham Society (the highest honor bestowed upon a student at the University of the Cumberlands). Dr. Mays then attended medical school at the University of Kentucky-Lexington where he graduated in the top 25% of the class in 1984. Dr. Mays completed his residency training program in Family Medicine at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville from 1984-1987.

In 2008, Dr. Mays authored “The Bible Diet” a book which discussed Biblical principles on healthy eating and disease prevention. Dr. Mays has traveled for speaking engagements on diet, nutrition, and healthy living all over the South-Eastern United States. Dr. Mays has special interest in nutrition, obesity, disease prevention as well as chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue, diabetes, and other fatigue syndromes.

On a personal note: Dr. Mays has a strong faith in God and has taught at multiple churches the Biblical healing principles and spiritual laws. Dr. Mays is married to his wife of 38 years and has 3 beautiful adult daughters, 3 great sons-in-law, and three grandchildren. Dr. Mays enjoys organic gardening, hiking, photography, basketball, and antique collecting.

Dr. Brian Fillmore, Managing Chiropractor
Dr. Brian Fillmore
Managing Chiropractor
Dr. Brian J. Fillmore did his Undergraduate work at Urbana University in Ohio and in Parkville Missouri at Park College. Dr. Fillmore is a graduate of the prestigious Cleveland Chiropractic College of Kansas City, MO. Since 1997, Dr. Fillmore has managed large and small clinics treating patient cases ranging from athletic injuries, auto accidents, and workers compensation to headaches and back pain. Dr. Fillmore has treated hundreds of auto accident patient cases. In his younger years, Dr. Fillmore coached high school football at the varsity level. He and his wife have three children, and enjoy working with their horse farm.
Dr. Charles H. Means, Managing Chiropractor
Dr. Charles H. Means
Managing Chiropractor
Charles H. Means, D.C. received his Undergraduate Study of Pre-Med at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree at Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, GA, where he also completed his Chiropractic Internship. Since 1994, Dr. Means has been receiving professional certifications in advanced diagnostic and clinical procedures such as (MUA) Manipulations Under Anesthesia Certifications from numerous organizations including the Physician’s Academy in Dallas, TX and the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Dr. Means specializes in the treatment and management of advanced degeneration conditions of the spine, cervical and lumbar disc lesions including ruptured and herniated discs and pediatric scoliosis. He has successfully treated over 25,000 new patients in his career and performed over 500,000 spinal adjustments. With his experience and reputation, he is routinely referred to by medical doctors in Knoxville to manage their patients who are facing surgery. Dr. Means is widely known for his results on patients slated for surgery. On a personal note, Dr. Means has two beautiful children and is married to the love of his life. He helped support his education by playing guitar and singing in Atlanta, GA and in Western Pennsylvania. When idle from work he enjoys spending time with his family, camping, fishing, and traveling.
Dr. Aaron Driskill,  Managing Chiropractor
Dr. Aaron Driskill
Managing Chiropractor
Dr. Aaron Driskill graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City. His undergraduate degree is in Human Biology. Dr. Driskill is a Physical Medicine Chiropractor currently practicing at our Kingston Pike location. Dr. Driskill became a chiropractor because of his desire to help and serve others. Dr. Driskill has successfully treated professional athletes, musicians, coaches as well as many who work at a computer much of the day. Dr. Driskill got his start mentoring under Dr. Peter Young, a well-respected, nationally ranked chiropractor in Kansas City. His life’s passion is to serve people and help others better their lives. When not working, Aaron enjoys the outdoors, hiking, traveling, and being a part of numerous charity events in the community. He also serves as a judge in Miss USA state beauty pageants in the Midwest. Having traveled many places in the country, Dr. Driskill is proud to call East Tennessee home.
Dr. Larry S. Latrikis, Managing Chiropractor
Dr. Larry S. Latrikis

Managing Chiropractor

Dr. Larry S. Litrakis received his Bachelor of Science degree from Monmouth College in New Jersey. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Life Chiropractic College in 1990. Dr. Litrakis has numerous post-graduate certifications from The Physician’s Academy in Dallas, TX and the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Certificates include additional training in X-Ray, EMG Impairment Ratings and Rehabilitation. Dr. Litrakis has 30 years of experience treating sports and accident related injuries. Special interests include treating chronic pain, arthritis and headaches. He enjoys spending time with his wife of 25 years, Dee, and his two children, Zachary and Emily. He also enjoys martial arts, studying Chinese medicine, hiking, playing guitar and hanging out with his dog Buddy. He has enjoyed loving and serving families of East Tennessee for 30 years! – Go Vols!!!
Dr. Derrick Kimball, Associate Chiropractor

Dr. Derrick Kimball

Associate Chiropractor
Dr. Derrick Kimball earned his chiropractic degree from Cleveland chiropractic college in Kansas City Missouri. He was in private practice for three years in Kansas prior to moving to Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. Kimball has worked on many conditions ranging from chronic pain to migraines, sports related injuries as well as disc injuries and degeneration. Dr. Kimball earned his certification in manipulation under anesthesia seven years ago and has worked in integrated medical clinics since then.  Dr. Kimball enjoys hiking in the smokies, traveling and sightseeing all over Tennessee and other southern states.
Dr. Sam Nia, Associate Chiropractor
Dr. Sam Nia
Associate Chiropractor
Dr. Sam Nia studied his undergraduate pre-med work at East Tennessee State University. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Life University of Marietta, Georgia where he also completed his Internship and received his National Board of Chiropractic Examiners certification. Since 1998, Dr. Nia has completed post graduate studies in advanced sports medicine and rehabilitation. He is a certified corporate ergonomics trainer and strongly believes in being an excellent communicator with his patients in order to be an effective doctor. He helped to treat over 40,000 patients as part of a mission trip to Russia and co-authored the book, “Improving Your Life Pro-Actively.” Dr. Nia enjoys playing golf, snow skiing, and traveling.
Dr. Bryan Tilley

Dr. Bryan Tilley

Associate Chiropractor

Dr. Bryan Tilley graduated from Johnson University in Knoxville, TN, in 1991, where he received a B.S. in Bible, with a specialty in Youth Ministry and Christian Education. With a passion for people he later attended Texas Chiropractic College in Houston, TX, where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He has been with Optimal Health and Brown Chiropractic since 2012. He worked at the Northside clinic in North Knoxville for three years and has worked at the Alcoa clinic since 2015. His extracurricular interests in college were Sports Medicine Chiropractic and Journal Club. He has received training in MFR- Myo-fascial release, Activator Method and Graston. He has been married to Rita for 23 years and lives in Kingsport, TN where he enjoys raising chickens at his farm house. He loves to work on cars and he loves Beatles!

Dr. Edward Blanco, Associate Chiropractor

Dr. Edward Blañco

Associate Chiropractor
Dr. Edward A. Blañco comes to Optimal Health with 22 years of experience in private practice where he focused on structure and function of the spine. Dr. Blañco understands that if you bring balance and function to the spine the patient will have a greater quality of life. Dr Blañco received his Bachelor's degree from Ohio State University in 1989, and his chiropractic degree from Life College in Marietta, Georgia in 1999 where he graduated Cum Laude. Dr. B, as he is known to his patients, has many hobbies. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kimberly, working out at the gym or at the beach vacationing! He has one daughter named, Criket, who lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee with her husband Justin.
Dr. Charlotte MacDonald, Head Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Charlotte MacDonald

Head Nurse Practitioner

Dr. MacDonald pursued her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) degree with a focus on synthesizing evidence to improve clinical practice which she completed in August 2016. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated with the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with a Family Nurse Practitioner concentration in 2011.

She practiced as a Registered Nurse in Critical Care prior to graduating as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Dr. MacDonald has been with Optimal Health many several years. It is her passion to help her patients improve their lives. She loves to travel with her husband, Scotty, and spend time with her family and friends.

John Wier, FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner
John Wier, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner

John Wier NP-C joined Brown Chiropractic and Optimal Health in 2015 after graduating Lincoln Memorial Family Nurse Practitioner program. Before becoming part of the team he practiced as an Emergency Medicine Registered Nurse at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee for nearly a decade.

John has been married to his wonderful wife Katina for 19 years. He has no children but cherishes time spent with his wonderful nieces Adriana and Kasi. His hobbies include boating, shooting, and vacationing at the beach with family.

Lindsay Dyer, FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner
Lindsay Dyer, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Lindsay graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan College, in Knoxville with her BSN in 2009. She worked as a Registered Nurse for nine years specializing in Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant. Lindsay earned her MSN from Frontier Nursing University in Kentucky and has worked at the Northside office since 2018. She lives on the lake with her husband and Belgian Malinois, Tango. Lindsay enjoys spending summers on the lake with her friends and family and anything outdoors.
Dr. Daniel Wilder, DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Daniel Wilder, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Daniel Wilder received his B.S. degree in Rehabilitative Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2003. After receiving his degree there, he then went into the Graduate Physical Therapy program at UTC, where he then earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree in 2005. During his time as a Physical Therapy Clinician, he served as Director of Rehab Services for an over 200+ bed skilled nursing facility and gained experience working in outpatient orthopedic clinics.

Dr. Wilder has treated a variety of Orthopedic and Neurological conditions ranging from acute/chronic Spinal conditions, Stroke Rehabilitation, Vertigo/Vestibular dysfunctions, post-surgical rehab of multiple extremities (hips, knees, shoulders, and ankles), post CVA Rehabilitation, and general debility/balance disturbances, all with positive functional outcomes. He has attended numerous post graduate courses focusing on Stroke Rehabilitation and improving manual therapy skills so that he can maximize patient’s functional outcomes.

In addition, outside of the clinic, Dr. Wilder enjoys going to UT football and basketball games, spending time outdoors, traveling, going to concerts and spending time with his family.

James Hose, Physician’s Assistant
James Hose
Physician’s Assistant
James Hose Jr.  is an NCCPA certified Physician Assistant who earned a master’s degree In Physician Assistant from South College in 2012. Prior to that he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Bowling Green State University in 2010. As a Physician Assistant, he began his career working at Tennessee Orthopedic clinics as a surgical first assistant specializing in Sports Medicine. Since then he has gained valuable medical experience practicing in both Urgent Care and Family Medicine. Notably, James is a veteran of the United States Army who served as an infantry team leader while on active duty. He received an honorable discharge in late 2001. On a personal note, he enjoys spending time with his family, attending church, reading and watching college football.