About Us

Meet Our
Chiropractic Physicians

Dr. J. Scott Brown

Dr. J. Scott Brown

President

Dr. J. Scott Brown, D.C., FADP the founder of Brown Chiropractic received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1984 from Life College where he graduated Cum Laude and 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 Manipulation Under Anesthesia Certifications (MUA). 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. Browns 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”. 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 Health Styles, American Chiropractic Association Journal and The American Chiropractor.

On a personal note: Dr. Brown enjoys many hobbies including fishing, boating, wresting and horseback riding. He is a huge Tennessee football fan, GO VOLS! He loves spending time with 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

Dr. D. Sean Newport

Vice President

Dr. David 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. 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 21 years’ experience in the successful treatment of Personal Injury Cases, Workman’s Compensation and Auto Injuries for many he has appeared as an expert witness in court.

On a personal note: 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. He enjoys spending time and traveling with his beautiful wife, Christa and his three children.

Dr. Charles H. Means

Dr. Charles H. Means

Physician Team Leader

Dr. Charles H. Means, D.C. received his Undergraduate Study of Pre-Med at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at Life Chiropractic College in Atlanta, GA. Where he also completed his Chiropractic Internship. Since graduating in 1994, Dr. Means has received numerous certifications including advanced diagnostic and clinical procedures such as (MUA) Manipulations Under Anesthesia.

Dr. Means specializes in the treatment and management of advanced spinal degeneration, spinal disc lesions, and scoliosis. Dr. Means is often referred to by medical doctors in Knoxville with patients facing a spinal surgery. He is known for results with several cases and in adolescent scoliosis.

Dr. Means has three beautiful children and is married to the love of his life, Becca. He enjoys playing guitar and piano and loves spending time with his family.

Dr. Aaron Driskill

Dr. Aaron Driskill

Physician Team Leader

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 Brown Chiropractic/Optimal Health Care located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Aaron 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 has had experience with promotional work and print modeling. 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. Daniel McMahan

Dr. Daniel McMahan

Team Physician

Dr. Daniel McMahan, D.C. received his Undergraduate degree in Biology from North Eastern State University in Tahlequah, Ok.  He is a life time member of Tri Beta honor society. He then furthered his education at Cleveland Chiropractic College graduating with a doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine in 2003.

Dr. McMahan’s professional career started with him founding Kingsport Family Chiropractic Clinic in Kingsport Tennessee in 2004.  Through his continuing education doctor McMahan has pursued courses in clinic nutrition and low force adjusting techniques.  This interest has made him an expert in disc and joint related injuries, as well as, working with auto related injuries.  In 2008 doctor McMahan joined our team at Optimal Healthcare/Brown Chiropractic.  Dr. McMahan has since been certified in Manipulation Under Anesthesia and continues to further his knowledge in emerging fields like stem cell research.

On a personal note: Dr. McMahan is married with two children with whom he enjoys spending time with outdoors hiking, camping, and fishing.   Earning the Eagle Scout rank as a youth doctor McMahan now volunteers as a Cub Scout leader with his son’s pack.   He also enjoys watching his daughter compete in rowing.  As a family the McMahan’s go rock hounding several times a year at various locations looking for crystals, gems, and mineral specimens.

Dr. Brian Fillmore

Dr. Brian Fillmore

Physician Team Leader

Dr. Brian J. Fillmore studied his Undergraduate work at Urbana University in Ohio& 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.

On a personal note: In his younger years, Dr. Fillmore coached high school football at varsity level. He and his wife have 3 children, and enjoy work working with their horse farm.

Dr. Derrick Kimball

Dr. Derrick Kimball

Team Physician

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 five years ago and has worked in integrated medical offices for over 5 years now! Dr Kimball enjoys hiking in the smokies, traveling and sight seeing all over Tennessee and other southern states.

Dr. Bryan Tilley

Dr. Bryan Tilley

Team Physician

Dr. Bryan K Tilley received his Doctor of Chiropractic from Texas Chiropractic College in Houston TX. While attending TCC, Dr. Tilley received advanced certifications in Activator Technique, Garston and Myofascial Release to mention a few soft tissue techniques. He was also a member of the Medical Journal Club and the Council on Sports Medicine. Dr. Tilley received his undergraduate degree in Youth Ministry/Christian Education from Johnson University in Knoxville TN.

Dr. Tilley currently lives in Kingsport TN with his wife Rita, of 19 years. Dr. Tilley moved to Knoxville to attend Johnson Bible College (Johnson University) from Florence KY where he attended Boone Co. H.S. Dr. Tilley’s hobbies include soccer, tennis, hiking. He has been on mission trips to Haiti and Romania. He also enjoys his animals that include dogs, cats and chickens.

Dr. Sam Nia

Dr. Sam Nia

Physician Team Leader

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 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.”

On a personal note: Dr. Nia enjoys playing golf, snow skiing, and traveling.

Dr. Larry Litrakis

Dr. Larry Litrakis

Physician Team Leader

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. He has numerous post-graduate certification 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 family, 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. Personal interests include martial arts, studying Chinese medicine, hiking, playing guitar and hanging out with his dog Buddy.

He has enjoyed loving and serving East Tennessee for 30 years – Go Vols!!!

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