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, 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.


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.

Our Medical Providers Sam-Nia


Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Sam Nia received his undergraduate pre-med work at East Tennessee State University. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Life University of Marietta, GA 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 also a certified corporate ergonomics trainer and strongly believes in being an excellent communicator with his patients in order to be an effective doctor. He has 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.


Associate Chiropractor

Dr. Edward A. Blanco 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 Blanco 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 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.