About Us

About Dr. Brian Gualano – “Dr. Brian”

Dr. David Brian Gualano, Chiropractic Physician and Applied Kinesiologist, is a fourth generation Chiropractor and has been in private practice at the same location since December, 1992. Dr. Brian has a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Chemistry Minor from Millsaps College (Jackson, Mississippi) and a Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree from Logan College of Chiropractic (now Logan University) located in St. Louis, Missouri. Since locating to Asheville in 1992, Dr. Brian has been deeply committed to servicing the health and wellness needs of the Asheville Community. (See Dr. Brian Gualano’s Mission Statement and Vision Statement.)

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord…” Colossians 3:23, The Holy Bible

To better serve his patient population, Dr. Brian has attended hundreds of hours of post graduate chiropractic, nutrition, kinesiology, and wellness seminars and classes in order to constantly increase his skill and knowledge level. His Customized Clinical Nutrition program uses the principles of the 7 Pillars of Health and Standard Process Phytonutrients to restore you to your maximum health potential. In addition, Dr. Brian has spent years mastering several specific Chiropractic Techniques in order to serve a very diverse patient population. He specializes in specific correction of the spine and extremities using gentle manual adjusting methods, applied kinesiology, and other adjunctive instruments and technologies.

Dr. Brian Gualano became a Chiropractic Physician to serve people and empower families in managing their own health outcomes. Dr. Brian grew up in a family committed to the chiropractic lifestyle and often saw the amazing benefits related to this type of healthcare. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Millsaps College in 1989, Dr. Brian made the decision to commit his adult life to serving others through Chiropractic and thus began studies at Logan College of Chiropractic.

After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Doctorate of Chiropractic in December, 1992, Dr. Brian immediately moved to Asheville to begin apprenticeship at Asheville Chiropractic Center with his grandfather, Dr. Charles Patton, DC, the original founder of the clinic. After two years of internship and in the fall of 1994, Dr. Brian along with his wife Dr. Tracy Gualano, whom he met in chiropractic college, purchased Dr. Patton’s practice thus establishing Asheville Chiropractic & Wellness Center, PLLC.

Dr. Brian and Dr. Tracy have been married since 1993 and have three children who attend Asheville Christian Academy. The family regularly attends New Life Community Church and is actively involved with many community organizations such as the West Asheville Business Association, Asheville-Buncombe Youth Soccer Association, the Junior League of Asheville, and Asheville-Buncombe Adult Soccer Association.

Dr. Brian Gualano’s professional affiliations include:

  • Member of the North Carolina Chiropractic Association since 1991
  • Board Certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Board Certified by the North Carolina State Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Certified by the International College of Applied Kinesiology
  • Member of the American Chiropractic Association
  • Member of the International Chiropractic Association
  • Member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
  • Team Chiropractor for the Asheville Wizards Football Club


At Asheville Chiropractic & Wellness Center, PLLC, we believe that given the proper spinal adjustment and specific whole food nutrition, along with appropriate lifestyle management advice, your body has the amazing, God-given capability of restoring and maintaining Health.

From your first phone call to our office, to your examination and individualized treatment sessions, we have a team of caring, thoughtful individuals that want you to succeed in all your health goals. Our primary objective is for you to experience an efficient, educational, and transformative visit every time you walk through the doors.

Please get to know our team members that are fully invested in your success!

Dr. Tracy Dobbs Gualano

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest the patient in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” Thomas Edison

Dr. Tracy Dobbs Gualano, Chiropractic Physician, is a second generation Chiropractor. A 1992 graduate from Logan College of Chiropractic, Tracy actively practiced from 1993-2001 and currently is semi-retired, serving as a clinical advisor and administrative assistant to the practice. Drs. Gualano have been married since 1993 and have three fantastic children. Tracy is passionate about service and volunteerism, and has served on a number of community boards, currently advising on the Board of Directors for Asheville Christian Academy. She is also a Past-President of the Junior League of Asheville. Tracy is an active member of New Life Community Church of Asheville and loves to study Biblical scripture, whip up all sorts of creations in the kitchen, read as much as possible and have family and friends gathered together often.

  • Dr. Tracy Gualano’s professional affiliations include:
  • Member of the North Carolina Chiropractic Association
  • Member of American Chiropractic Association
  • Member of International Chiropractic Association
  • Board Certified by the North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Member of the International Association of Chiropractic and Pediatrics
  • Graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic, Bachelor Degree of Human Biology
  • Graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic, Doctorate in Chiropractic

Rhiannon Horten Lemieux, CCCA

Rhiannon Horten Lemieux is a North Carolina Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistant and Asheville Chiropractic’s Administrative Assistant. She has taken over 150 hours of continuing education to receive her titles and continues to stay abreast of the most recent developments in the chiropractic insurance and billing areas. Her professional credentialing and fifteen plus years of clinical office experience enable her to assist you in every aspect of our office, from insurance billing and scheduling, to providing you with the proper nutritional and detoxification assistance.

“A wise man ought to realize that health is his most valuable possession.” Hippocrates, the Father of Modern Medicine

Rhiannon believes in staying healthy and treating your body as its own natural powerhouse. She puts this philosophy to work by getting regular chiropractic adjustments, eating healthy, and staying active. Her activity of choice is running and she competes in several half-marathons and other local running events yearly.

Rhiannon is active in her church and enjoys partaking in community activities. She has two dogs, Memphis Keys and Emma Gracie, who are the joy of her life. She values her family and friendships along with spending quality time with them and making every moment count. If Rhiannon is not dreaming of a European vacation, she likes to cook, read, paint and spend as much time outdoors, as possible.

Heather Johnson, LMBT

Heather Johnson, LMBT (Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist) owns and operates Studio 3 Massage & Ashiatsu, located in a pleasant and serene studio within Asheville Chiropractic’s office building. She has over a dozen years of clinical experience in the field of massage and bodywork, specializing in Barefoot Ashiatsu, Western Medical, and Traditional Thai techniques. A customized treatment plan will be developed to address your muscle tightness, chronic pain, myofascial restrictions, and energetic insufficiencies. Please feel free to contact her personally at www.studio3ashiatsu.com or at (904) 508-3688 to set up a convenient appointment.

Kathy Whorley, RDN, LD

Kathy Whorley, RDN, LD has been a Licensed and Registered Dietician since graduating from the University of North Florida in 1997 with a BSH/Dietetics degree. She joined our team at the beginning of 2014 and is experienced in helping you meet your nutrition goals through proper food selection and preparation. Please visit her website at www.nutritionasheville.com for more information or give her a call at (828) 782-0071 to set up a consultation.

Clinic History

Asheville Chiropractic & Wellness Center, in its original form, was established in the fall of 1948 by Dr. Charles Patton, DC. He was the maternal grandfather of Dr. Brian Gualano, DC and a June 1948 graduate of Lincoln Chiropractic College located in Indianapolis, Indiana. In September of 1945, after serving and being discharged from the Air Force where he was a World War II bombardier pilot, Charles Patton immediately entered chiropractic college. Upon graduation in 1948, with his doctorate in hand, Dr. Patton located to Asheville with his wife and young daughter and opened The Patton Clinic of Chiropractic on Haywood Road.

“Do not forget that Chiropractors do not treat diseases. They adjust causes, whether acquired, spontaneous, or the result of accident.” Dr. D.D. Palmer, the Founder of Chiropractic-1895

At the time, he was one of only two Chiropractors in Asheville. Slowly his practice and reputation as a healer grew to such an extent that in 1968 he committed to building a clinic devoted solely to the practice of Chiropractic. The current office building located at 553 Haywood Road was the only structure of its kind (a free standing chiropractic office) in Western North Carolina at the time. Thus began Asheville Chiropractic Center, PA.

Dr. Charles Patton continued to build a thriving practice helping thousands of patients and mentoring many young Doctors of Chiropractic until October of 1994 when Drs. Brian and Tracy Gualano ultimately purchased the practice after they themselves apprenticed and interned for two years. After practicing for 46 years, Dr. Patton continued to mentor Dr. Brian Gualano for seven years until his passing in October of 2001, leaving behind a legacy of service that helped transform countless lives.