Meet the Team

  • Gayanne Ballinger
    FNP

    Gayanne Ballinger graduated with her BSN from the University of Tennessee in 1992.  After a brief period of time working in the hospital she decided she wanted to further her education to help patients before they got to that point of decline in their health.  She attended University of Tennessee Chattanooga and went on to become a board certified family nurse practitioner in 1998.  Her focus over the years has been in promoting health and wellness.  She has been working in the physical medicine specialty for the last 8 years. She is a proud mother of one adult son and three rescue dogs.  She is a big supporter or the University of Tennessee athletics and is proud to call Knoxville her home. 

  • Dr.
    John Barber
    Owner First Choice Chiropractic Health and Wellness

    Dr. Barber proudly calls East Tennessee home. Dr. Barber and his team of skilled professionals work hard daily to serve the great citizens of Knoxville and all of the surrounding communities. Whether patients are having problems with back pain or neck pain, or just want to start feeling better when they wake up in the morning Dr. Barber and his team are there to help. 

    A 'Whole Person' approach with integrated care is the method that Dr. Barber applies to his practice and his patients. 'Whole Person' is the process of looking for any underlying causes for disease, discomfort, and pain, as opposed to just treating the symptoms.  Many seemingly unrelated symptoms often arise from imbalances in the spinal column, and Dr. Barber and Gayanne Ballinger, FNP will seek to determine the root of the pain and create a personalized integrated treatment and wellness plan to suit each patient's individual needs. 

    If you have any questions about Dr. Barber, the services provided at First Choice Chiropractic Health and Wellness, or to simply learn more about the care we provide and how we can help you get on the path to wellness please call us at 865.577.1213 today!

  • Rachel Cripps
    Office Manager

    Rachel has an associate degree in applied science from Virginia College.  She is a trained medical assistant.  She is an expert phlebotomist and has vast knowledge regarding billing and coding.  She is from New Jersey but has loved living in east Tennessee since 2013.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

9:00 AM - Noon

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday:

By Appointment

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday:

9:00 AM - Noon

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Thursday:

9:00 AM - Noon

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Friday:

By Appointment

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

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Testimonial

Review By Our Satisfied Patient

  • "I have only gone to this facility a handful of times and have already experienced positive results. Dr. Barber and Gayanne are compassionate, understanding and caring. They listen to you issues and come up with a plan to fix your problems. This is a holistic wellness facility. The staff works together to give you the highest level of treatment. From the moment you walk in the door you are treated with respect. I am very pleased with the care I have been given here and will continue my treatments here until my problems resolve."
    Diane B.

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