At Karns Chiropractic Center, we recognize that your choice of a chiropractor is driven both by the chiropractor's competency and personality. When searching for chiropractic treatment, you need a doctor who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You'll get this caring attitude from all the staff at Karns Chiropractic Center.  We look forward to getting to know you!

Dr. Christopher Kelley, DC

Dr. Kelley graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1993 and from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1996. He then worked with his uncle, also a chiropractor in the Bearden area before opening Karns Chiropractic in 2001.

Dr. Kelley specializes in treating a variety of conditions, from chronic low back and neck pain to rehabilitation following an accident or injury. He can also provide information about improving your diet, creating a healthier workplace, and increasing the overall quality of your health.

Dr. Kelley served as team chiropractor for the Knoxville Speed, a former professional hockey team. He also served as Head Lacrosse Coach for Farragut High School since 2008, Dr. Kelley also helps to coach The University of Tennessee's Lacrosse team.

Our Staff

Billie Perry, Office Manager  

Billie Perry has extensive experience that ranges from being an office manager to recruiting sales people.  She managed two chiropractic practices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for two years.  She was responsible for patient satisfaction, scheduling and billing.  Most recently she was a legal assistant for a law firm in Jacksonville, Florida for a year.  She took care of the client intake and satisfaction along with scheduling and processing court documents.  Billie has worked for a national teleservices company for four years.  She held several positions ranging from employment coordinator to recruiting and retention manager.  She was responsible for attracting and hiring sales agents in two seperate offices-one in Bloomington, Indiana and one in San Diego, California.  She easily translated her organization skills to the ice cream business of five years in Suffolk, Virginia.

Billie has had the wonderful experience to be married to a Navy veteran.  She moved from coast to coast when her husband's stations changed.  She'd found it very easy to relate to people in every are of the country.  She was able to relocate her family to Knoxville when her husband retired from the Navy after twenty-two years.  She is enjoying family time wih her husband, two children and her sisters family.  Billie also enjoys the exciting world of off-roading in her Jeep. 


Gabrielle Julian, Chiropractic Therapy Assistant

Gabrielle was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee.  She has a two-year-old Bearded Dragon named Henry, an Oranda Goldfish named Hotaru, and a Black Moor Goldfish named Kage.  She has an obsession with the 1940's, and she loves Swing and Jazz.  Despite this, her two favorite bands are Depeche Mode and Metallica. She owns a 2013 FIAT Pop named Elise, and is part of FIAT on the Dragon.  She is also the spokesmodel for the FIAT auto parts company, Auto Ricambi, and is known as the "Auto Ricambi Girl".

Kristin Collins, Chiropractic Therapy Assistant

Kristin is from Mount Airy, NC, which is also known as Maybery (from the Andy Griffith Show). After graduating from high school, Kristin moved to Wilmington, NC where she met her long term boyfriend, when he was serving in the United States Marine Corps.  At the end of 2015, Kristin moved to Oak Ridge, TN with her boyfriend.

In June of 2018, they welcomed their daughter Genevieve, "Eve", into the world.  They currently live in Clinton with their dog Champ.  In her spare time, Kristin enjoys reading, taking lots of pictures of her daughter and traveling to NC to visit family as often as possible.