Meet the Team


We work hard to provide people a pain-free journey through life with excellence in quality and service.

At First Choice Integrated Healthcare in Knoxville, TN, we recognize that you have a choice when it comes to your healthcare provider. This website contains information about our providers, locations, hours, emergency practices and more. The more you know, the more comfortable we hope you will be. Our office offers an integrative approach for patients dealing with back pain, neck pain, knee pain, joint pain, headaches and migraines, and more.

Call us today at (865) 577-1213 to request an appointment!

  • Dr. John Barber
    Dr. John Barber

    Dr. Barber proudly calls East Tennessee home. Dr. Barber graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and Human Biology. He then went on to receive his Doctorate degree from Logan University in St. Louis, Missouri in 2008. Dr. Barber has been practicing and serving in the Knoxville area for 12 years. He and his wife, Kelly, have been married for 13 years and are proud parents to sons, Cavin and Wyatt. Dr. Barber enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and watching UT athletics.

    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.

  • Gayanne
    Gayanne Ballinger
    Nurse Practitioner

    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

  • Rachel Cripps
    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.

  • Dylan
    Dylan Adams
    Therapy Assistant

    Dylan Adams lives in South Knoxville with his wife, Mary. They enjoy walking in the Knoxville Urban Wilderness and the many parks around town. Working with patients to restore function and help them achieve their health goals is something Dylan takes pride in. In addition to his chiropractic therapy assistantship , Dylan is working to become a certified X-ray technician. Dylan is enthusiastic about health! He has run several marathons including a Boston qualifier right here in Knoxville. In addition to running he enjoys yoga, reading, and history and science podcasts

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