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Tim Ehmer, DC

Clinic Director

Dr. Tim Ehmer, D.C. is originally from Massillon, OH. He is an avid soccer player and has been playing his whole life. Attended Kent State University graduating with a BS in Exercise Physiology 2015. As a registered Exercise Physiologist, he became passionate about helping others change their lives through exercise and nutrition. Utilizing preventative measures and complementary approaches to create changes to their bodies, as well as improving their health and overall quality of life. This is what led him…

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Scott McGrath, DC

Clinic Director

Dr. Scott graduated from Rutgers College in 1999 with his BS in Exercise Science and Sports Studies and The University of Bridgeport in 2003 with his Doctor of Chiropractic. Dr. Scott is an avid sports fan of the MLB, NBA, NFL, and UFC; and is the former captain and top singles/ doubles player of the Rutgers Tennis Team. He is a multi-year award winner of New Jersey Top Docs and (201) Magazine’s Top Chiropractors. Dr. Scott resides in Suwanee and…

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Joe Garcia, DC

Clinic Director

Dr. Joseph García was born in Orlando, Florida, and grew up in Guánica, Puerto Rico. In 2015 he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training at the University of Puerto Rico at Ponce. During his clinical practice, he had the opportunity to work with a professional basketball team in the prevention, diagnosing, and treating of musculoskeletal injuries with a Chiropractor. Dr. García developed a passion for Chiropractic and for that reason, in 2016 he decided to move to Marietta, GA,…

Dr Dante Gurgigno, Clinic Director in Woodstock, GA

Dante Gurgigno, DC

Clinic Director

Dr. Dante believes in promoting a healthy and positive lifestyle and is front and center taking the time to listen and treat his patients according to their specific needs. He has been an active contributor to the health care profession since graduating from Life University in June 2000. Over the years he has traveled the country, continuing his education to stay current on new practices and procedures. In that time he was introduced to the model he practices today of…

Dr. Shelley Martin, Clinic Director in Buford-Sugar Hill, GA

Shelley Martin, DC

Clinic Director

Dr. Shelley grew up in Duluth, GA where she was introduced to chiropractic care at a young age. It wasn’t until she lost the feeling in her legs from a severe cervical spine trauma that Shelley experienced firsthand the healing power of chiropractic care. From the treatment she received she regained full mobility, feeling, and health of her body that led her to become a Doctor of Chiropractic. Today, she brings compassion, caring & dedication while supporting health transforming results…

Dr Mike Anderson, Clinic Director in Grayson, GA

Mike Anderson, DC

Clinic Director

Dr. Mike has one mission and that is to help you achieve optimum health. He brings over 18 years of clinical experience with his specialty in treating neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. This allows him to successfully take his patients from the point of acute or chronic injury through corrective rehabilitative care to restore and optimize health and healing naturally without the use of drugs or surgery. When he is not delivering the best in natural health care, you can find him with…

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Laurie NuChurch, DC

Clinic Director

Laurie is dedicated to helping people optimize their health. As a kid growing up in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Laurie played a lot of sports. It was one game in particular when she experienced a shoulder injury that led her to chiropractic. The care helped her to make a full recovery and get back into the game. It also helped to improve her performance and this made such an impact to her that she set out to be able to do…

Dr Adam V, Clinic Director

Adam Virgilio, DC

Clinic Director

Adam Virgilio, D.C. believes in listening to his patients to help them find the solutions that will optimize their health and wellbeing. He is a native of Atlanta, Ga. and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Valdosta State University. He graduated from Life University in 1999 where he received his doctorate degree in chiropractic. Dr. Adam enjoys all aspects of patient care while treating patients of all ages, sports injuries, weekend warriors, and professional and amateur athletes.…

Ricardo Heinis, DC

Associate Doctor

Dr. Michelle

Michelle Klos, DC

Associate Doctor

Ronnie Mirenda

Ronnie Mirenda


Ronnie has been a Registered Nurse for nearly 25 years. Initially obtaining his medical training in the US Army and US Air Force as a Combat Medic and Flight Nurse. He holds 4 Bachelor’s degrees in Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Nursing) and had earned his Master of Science in Nursing with a focus in Family Medicine with Honors from South University in Savannah, GA. The majority of his training has been in Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, Urgent Care and Oncology. Originally from New York, he has…

Mary Blalock, Nurse Practitioner in Dalton, GA

Mary Blalock


Mary has been a registered nurse for more than 20 years and has seen the shift in healthcare from treatment-based to a more preventive-based model.  She is passionate about regenerative medicine because she believes this is the direction in which healthcare is moving.  She also loves working with patients and helping them decrease their joint pain and improve their quality of life.

Anna Alle, Nurse Practitioner

Anna Alle


Anna was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and received a degree in Accounting from Yaba College of Technology, Lagos. Thereafter, she relocated to the United Kingdom and acquired another degree in Business Information technology from London South Bank University. Due to Anna's passion for interacting with people and compassion about their health goals and needs, she relocated to the United States, started a nursing career, and acquired a Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of New Mexico and graduated with…

Vess Raytchev, Nurse Practitioner in Suwanee, GA and Woodstock, GA

Vess Raytchev


Vess has numerous years of clinical experience in cardiovascular medicine, orthopedics, pain management, and integrative medicine. He is originally from Bulgaria, where he was a Medical Doctor working as an attending physician in the ICU. Vess moved with his family to Atlanta in 1998. After coming to the United States, he first worked as a cardiovascular sonographer and earned his Master of Science in Nursing from Kennesaw State University in 2012. He is a compassionate professional dedicated to giving his…

Wilmot Kobina

Dr. Kobina Wilmot


Dr. Wilmot grew up in Southern New Jersey and stayed through his medical school training at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency at Emory University School of Medicine. His parents are from Ghana and both immigrated to the US in the '70s for school. Dr. Wilmot has been blessed to visit his Ghanaian relatives five times throughout his life. Dr. Wilmot played piano from age 6 through high school and achieved many awards in competitive piano. Along…

Dr Patrick McDougal, Medical Doctor

Dr. Patrick McDougal


Dr. Patrick D. McDougal is an emergency medicine physician. He graduated with honors in 2004 with a medical degree from Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine and has been in practice for over 18 years.

Dr Amit Shah

Dr. Amit Shah


Dr. Amit Shah loves helping his patients experience positive change in their health. He supports each patient in achieving the best outcomes and results based on his years of in-depth medical training. He went to college at Princeton University, where he studied physics. He later went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He then completed his internship and residency in Social Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, where…

Dr. Alex

Dr. Alex Jutis

Founder, CEO

Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Alex graduated with a bachelor’s in history from Binghamton University in New York before enrolling at Life University in Marietta, Georgia to pursue his passion for health and wellness. After receiving his Doctor of Chiropractic degree, he opened his first private practice in Buford to grow his work to offer Georgians non-surgical solutions while helping them on their journey to holistic healing. Nearly two decades later, Dr. Alex and his team have…

MaryEster Council

Chief Operating Officer

Karishma Patel, Practice Manager

Karishma Patel

Director of Operations

Karishma received her bachelor’s degree in Medical Anthropology from East Carolina University in 2008. Thereafter, Karishma took a gap year and worked for AmeriCorps and moved out to San Jose, California. Taking this gap year allowed Karishma to figure out what it is that she truly wanted to do. Her true passion lies in Healthcare Management. She is dedicated to the betterment of our clinics and staff. In her free time, Karishma loves to spend time and travel with her…

Kourtney Harris

Director of Marketing

Dr Sam Kashani, Practice Manager in Woodstock, GA

Sam Kashani

Regional Director

After earning his bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Greensboro, North Carolina, Dr. Sam Kashani went on to complete his Doctor of Chiropractic from Life University in Marietta, Georgia in 2001. Dedicated to educating and serving his community, Dr. Sam is committed to helping each of his patients discover their full potential. Dr. Sam, his wife, and two children currently live in Woodstock, Georgia. He has been practicing Chiropractic in Woodstock, Georgia for…

Elsa Peña Guzmán

Administrative Manager

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Habiba Virani

Personal Injury Liaison

LaKesha Rachel

LaKesha Rachel

PI Case Manager

Rabecca Yang

Rabecca Yang

PI Case Manager

Billing Manager

Sylvia Richardson

Billing Manager

Vicky Monen

Billing Specialist

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Jason Calito

Practice Manager

Jason was born and raised in Chicago, and now enjoys and lives in Stone Mountain, Georgia. He was introduced to chiropractic care in 2006 during his clinical rotations with Dr. Dietzen at Chicago Health and Physical Therapy. While there, Jason learned a holistic approach to how the body heals itself with a combination of physical therapy and chiropractic care. In his downtime he enjoys spending with family outdoors, going to sporting events, playing with his dog Lucy, and finding new foods…

Oniya Lloyd

Oniya Lloyd

Practice Manager

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