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Tim Ehmer

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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Joe Garcia

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

Shelley Martin

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…

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Scott McGrath

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…

Laurie NuChurch

Laurie NuChurch

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

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.…

Legend Bourne

Legend Bourne

Associate Doctor

Dr. Legend Bourne's journey reflects his profound dedication to healing and serving communities in need. Originally from Jamaica, he moved to the United States at the age of 14. He excelled in tennis and soccer during high school, demonstrating his passion for athleticism and excellence. His introduction to chiropractic in college sparked a deep interest in the profession's ability to promote natural healing through spinal alignment and nerve interference removal. Dr. Legend pursued his chiropractic education at Life University in…

Havalyn Burns

Havalyn Burns

Associate Doctor

Dr. Havalyn is a second-generation chiropractor hailing from a family deeply rooted in chiropractic care, including her father, brother, uncle, cousins, and brother-in-law. Originally from Wisconsin, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007 before relocating to Georgia in 2010. She obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University in 2014. Dr. Havalyn is passionate about caring for patients of all ages. When she is not tending to patients in the office, Dr Havalyn indulges in her hobbies…

Fabiola Velez Colon

Fabiola Velez Colon

Associate Doctor

Dr. Fabiola “Dr Fab” Alejandra Vélez Colón, a native of Puerto Rico, discovered her passion for the human body's healing potential while earning her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. Motivated by her desire to help others, she pursued a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University, graduating with a special distinction in Learning Theory / Critical Thinking. During her time at Life University, Dr. Fab was active in various capacities, including serving…

Dr. Ricardo

Ricardo Heinis

Associate Doctor

Dr. Ricardo is a bilingual chiropractor with a passion for helping patients achieve optimal health. Born in The Netherlands, he moved to the United States as a child. Dr. Ricardo has lived in seven countries allowing him to bring a unique perspective to patient care. He received his BA in Psychology from the University of South Carolina, and then his Doctor of Chiropractic at Life University in 1997, which began his path in natural healthcare. His approach to patient care…

Valeria J. Maldonado

Valeria J. Maldonado

Associate Doctor

Sabastian Requena-Ferrer

Sebastian Requena

Associate Doctor

Dr. Juan Sebastian Requena-Ferrer, affectionately known as Dr. Sebastian, hails from Puerto Rico. His journey into chiropractic care began as an athlete during his high school years by experiencing the benefits of treatment for back muscle spasms. This personal encounter fueled his passion for helping others achieve fitness, performance, and overall health goals. Dr Sebastian pursued his academic path at the University of Puerto Rico, earning a degree in Interdisciplinary Sciences, before graduating with honors as a Doctor of Chiropractic…

Juritza Rivera

Juritza Rivera

Associate Doctor

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Dr Juritza “Juri” Y. Rivera-Carmona earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Puerto Rico in 2017. After a year of teaching high school Math, she relocated to Atlanta to pursue her dream of becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic. While at Life University, she participated in three chiropractic mission trips, gaining valuable insights into the power of chiropractic care. Attending over 15 seminars expanded her ability to treat patients of all ages…

Anna Alle, Nurse Practitioner

Anna Alle

FNP-BC

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…

Christabel Adomako

Christabel Adomako

FNP-BC

Christabel has been in the healthcare arena for over 10 years. In her previous jobs, she provided passionate care as a registered nurse in the emergency department and other areas within the hospital setting. Her enthusiasm to care for the underserved patient population and her community has been a long-term goal. To effectively advocate for her patients, Christabel advanced her education by obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Wester Governor's University in 2016, and further obtained her…

Mary Blalock, Nurse Practitioner in Dalton, GA

Mary Blalock

ANP

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.

Charelle Caise

Charelle Caise

APRN

Charelle, originally from Lexington, Kentucky, attended a magnet Spanish Immersion Program from first through twelfth grade. Graduating from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Education, focusing on Kinesiology, she initially worked as a physical therapy technician in a local hospital. Discovering her passion for the medical side of healthcare, she transitioned towards nursing. Relocating to Nashville, Tennessee, Charelle earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University and became certified as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care…

Mia Chance

Mia Chance

ANP

Mia is an Adult Health board certified Nurse Practitioner and has been in the nursing field for 14 years. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Georgia State University in 2009. She graduated from South University with honors with a Master of Science in nursing with honors in 2016.  Mia began her career in critical care, pain management and aesthetics. She is passionate about helping people alleviate their pain and improve their quality of life. Mia is married and…

Nicole Crawford

Nicole Crawford

FNP-C

Nicole is originally from Connecticut but grew up in Georgia. Her parents are from an island in the Caribbean. In 2014 Nicole obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgia Southern University. In nursing school, she was granted the opportunity to study abroad in Thailand where she focused on health disparities among women. This experience allowed her to ride elephants, meet monks, and interact with tigers. It was there that solidified her interest in traveling. She began working as…

Ray Edouard

Ray Edouard

FNP

Raymond Edouard was born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. He moved to Philadelphia as a teenager, where he finished high school. He received a Bachelor of Science (Nursing) degree at Villanova University. Ray has practiced nursing since 2009 in various clinical settings. He received his Family Nurse Practitioner degree in 2016, allowing him to make a true difference in the healthcare for his patients. He believes that communication is key to providing quality care and strives to make sure that his patients…

Jennifer Okpara

Jennifer Okpara

FNP

Jennifer is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and has been in the nursing field since 2017. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Jennifer is of Nigerian descent. She earned her bachelor's degree from Albany State University. Later, she graduated with honors with her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden State University. Jennifer's nursing experience includes work in medical/surgical, cardiovascular, and neuro units. Passionate about patient care, she finds fulfillment in touching the lives of others and making a positive difference. Outside…

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

Vess Raytchev

ANP

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…

Yosan Vilfort- PA-C

Yosan Vilfort

PA-C

Yosan Vilfort hails from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and was raised in Atlanta. She is a licensed Physician Assistant, having earned her Master of Science degree from Mercer University's Physician Assistant program. Go Bears! Outside of her professional endeavors, Yosan finds joy in hiking at Stone Mountain Park and cherishing moments with her family and friends.

Dr. Jon Allen

Dr. Jon Allen

MD

Dr. Jon Allen is an emergency medicine physician. He graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2004 and completed a residency in emergency medicine in 2007 at the Medical College of Georgia. Aside from seeing patients in the emergency department in the Northside Hospital system, he is also the medical director for several metro Atlanta-area fire departments. In his free time, he enjoys off-grid overlanding, being outdoors, and spending time with his rescue pup, Deacon.

Dr Patrick McDougal, Medical Doctor

Dr. Patrick McDougal

M.D

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

M.D

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…

Wilmot Kobina

Dr. Kobina Wilmot

M.D

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. 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

MaryEster Council

Chief Operating Officer

MaryEster is an accomplished COO who brings a wealth of expertise to her role as a leader. She has worked at Optimum Health since the first clinic opened in 2002. Her diverse professional background includes teaching, course development, technology, management, human resources, operations, and bookkeeping, making her a true jack-of-all-trades. Her goal for Optimum Health is for patients to receive the best care and customer service in the Atlanta area. Her knowledge and experience make her a unique and inspiring…

Karishma Patel

Karishma Patel

Director of Operations

Meet Karishma, a talented Director of Operations with a passion for healthcare management. With a bachelor's degree in Medical Anthropology and a background in Americorps/City Year, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role. She is dedicated to ensuring that clinics run smoothly, and that staff are well-supported and equipped to provide the best possible care. When she's not working, she loves to bake and spend time traveling with her family. Her passion for healthcare management is…

Aelicia Cook - Human Resource Admin

Aelicia Cook

HR Generalist

Aelicia is an original Georgia Peach. She is a driven and compassionate HR Generalist who holds a Masters in Counseling. Her expertise in counseling and sociology has been indispensable in her work as an HR Generalist, where she has been able to help employees navigate various challenges and situations in the workplace. Aelicia has a true passion for developing and helping people get to where their heart desires to be. Her zeal for travel has taken her to many parts…

Sylvia Richardson

Sylvia Richardson

Billing Manager

Sylvia, a proud native of Georgia, has devoted her career to healthcare, amassing many years of experience as a medical billing specialist and billing department manager. Her genuine dedication to helping and educating others propels her commitment to making a positive impact in the world. Outside of work, Sylvia enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two children, exploring unfamiliar places, and embracing new experiences.

Alex Sabater

Alex Sabater

Operations Manager

Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Alex pursued studies in Philadelphia and Florida before settling in Georgia in 2012 with her son. Her journey in chiropractic care began as a patient at 17 and later evolved into working in chiropractic environments. Growing in knowledge, Alex transitioned into educating and training medical offices in compliance, finding fulfillment in supporting staff and companies to achieve their objectives. Believing in the holistic approach to healing, she advocates for integrating numerous services to provide…

Jason Calito

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…

LaKesha Rachel

LaKesha Rachel

Practice Manager

Kesha was born in San Jose, California. She attended the University of West Georgia and has been in the medical field for almost 13 years. Every day she learns something new in the chiropractic and wellness field and is fascinated by the different techniques used to heal the mind and body. Her true passion is helping others and putting a smile on everyone's faces. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and fashion. Kesha lives…

Oniya Lloyd

Oniya Lloyd

Practice Manager

Oniya, originally from Memphis, TN, relocated to Atlanta, GA after completing a Master's in Sports Performance and Psychology. With years of medical field experience, she has worked in various sectors, including orthopedics, durable medical equipment, worker’s comp injuries, and physical therapy. Her journey in physical therapy led her to discover chiropractic care, specifically personal injury cases. Oniya finds the relationship between physical therapy and chiropractic care fascinating. She enjoys continuously learning new aspects of healthcare, while meeting new people and…

Sarah Mann

Sarah Wheeler

Practice Manager

Sarah's story reflects a journey of passion and dedication in the healthcare industry. At the young age of 18, she discovered her calling in healthcare and embarked on a path that led her to obtain a degree in Healthcare Administration. Throughout her career, Sarah has gained valuable experience in diverse sectors of the healthcare field, including pharmacy, urgent care, and integrative medicine. One of Sarah's core values is finding balance in life. Despite her demanding career, she prioritizes spending quality…

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Habiba Virani

Personal Injury Liaison

Habiba moved to Atlanta in 1999 and met Dr. Alex at another chiropractic clinic, where they both worked together. Dr. Alex opened his own clinics and Habiba started working for him and has been with Optimum Health for 20 years. She is the Personal Injury Liaison and handles the negotiations. Habiba lives in Suwanee, GA with her 2 lovely children, Sabrina and Zarik. She enjoys spending time with them, enjoys travelling and playing with her dogs Chloe and Mia. Habiba…

Lourdes Aledo

Lourdes Aledo

PI Case Manager

Lourdes has built an impressive career spanning over 25 years. The Puerto Rican native has a diverse professional background, encompassing business management, training and development, human resources, technology, marketing, medical, and legal. She currently specializes in personal injury case management. Lourdes holds a core value of relentless evolution, prioritizing professional growth and continuous improvement. In her leisure time, she finds enjoyment in reading and spending quality time with her family.

Virginia Williams

Virginia Williams

Pl Case Manager

Virginia was born in the Bahamas and initially pursued a career in the medical field upon moving to the US. She worked as a medical administrator before studying and transitioning into the field of law. Virginia’s unique experiences in medicine and law allow her to flourish as a case manager for personal injury patients. In her spare time, Virginia enjoys residential interior design, event planning, and scenic traveling.

Catheline Dia

Catheline Dia

PI Case Manager

For the past two decades, Catheline has been a resident of the greater Atlanta area. With extensive expertise spanning various aspects of healthcare, such as sleep medicine, billing, and EHR implementation, she brings valuable experience to her role. Outside of work, Catheline finds enjoyment in reading and writing.

Tawasha Wilson

Tawasha Wilson

Bills and Records Specialist

Tawasha relocated from New Jersey to Georgia with her family during her childhood, attending middle and high school in Marietta. She has enjoyed various roles in the medical field since 2006, finding fulfillment in her current position as a Billing and Records Specialist. Tawasha values the opportunity to contribute her experience, knowledge, and innovative ideas to her team. Outside of work, Tawasha stays engaged with her daughter's activities and enjoys traveling with friends and family. A passionate crafter, she delights…

Vicky Monen

Vicky Monen

Bills and Records Specialist

Vicky is passionate about all aspects of the medical industry and healthcare, including nutrition and holistic care. She specializes in billing, coding, and records management. As a long-time Georgia resident, Vicky has witnessed and contributed to changes in many healthcare practices. Besides her professional commitments, she prioritizes spending quality time with her family and her animals, reflecting a balanced approach to life.

Elsa Pena

Elsa Peña Guzmán

IT Manager

Meet Elsa, a dedicated and hardworking office manager with a passion for efficiency. Originally from the Dominican Republic, she is a proud mom who is always striving to provide the best possible life for her child. Her expertise in office procedures and operations has been instrumental in streamlining operations and ensuring that everything runs smoothly. When she's not working, she loves to spend quality time with her child and explore new hobbies. Her commitment to her family and her work…

Etisyia Scott

Etisyia Scott

Staff Accountant

Etisyia was born in Alabama but grew up in the heart of Georgia. She attended Georgia State University, where she developed an interest in Health and Science, alongside Accounting and Finance. Currently residing near Suwanee, GA, she finds joy in spending quality time with her family and closest friends. One of her hobbies is being a musician and performer in her leisure time.

Quentin White

Quentin White

Business Development

Quentin, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, pursued Business Administration at Morehouse College. He has worked in the medical field since 2015 in various roles, including medical scribing, surgical sales, and marketing. Outside of work, Quentin finds delight in fitness activities and cherishes moments with family and friends.

Amanda Petkovic

Amanda Petkovic

Office Manager

Mandy originates from Southern California, with a background in music and children’s education. Relocating to Atlanta in 2011 after getting married, she has since dedicated herself to refining her skills in office management. With extensive experience across various aspects of the corporate environment, she approaches every task with enthusiasm and readiness. Outside of work, Mandy's devotion lies in her family and faith, relishing cherished moments with her husband and young son.

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