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At Skinner Wellness Center, we're focused on you. Whether you are seeking pain relief, battling chronic illness or just want to feel better, we are here to help. Our integrated wellness practice offers you the best alternative medicine available.


We focus on functional medicine to address the root cause of your health concern and treat the underlying condition, not just your symptoms. Our holistic approach means you'll receive a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan based on your needs.


We offer chronic pain management, acute injury rehabilitation and optimal wellness programs that may include a combination of proven therapies , including:


Brett Skinner, DC
Doctor of Chiropractic


Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1991

Iowa State University, 1988



Brett grew up in Davenport, Iowa, where chiropractic was founded, and returned after college to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic. He now practices using the Palmer Package, a comprehensive set of chiropractic adjustment techniques that includes elements developed by chiropractic innovators, such as Toggle Recoil (developed by Dr. B.J. Palmer), Diversified (developed by Dr. D.D. Palmer), Thompson (developed by Dr. J. Clay Thompson) and Gonstead (developed by Dr. Clarence S. Gonstead).


Brett founded Skinner Chiropractic in Lexington in 1996 and expanded to offer integrative and functional medicine by opening Skinner Wellness Center in 2018.


"We saw a need to offer an alternative experience for our patients who get pulled in different directions depending on the specialist they last visited," he says. "We go beyond the individual condition to look at the patient as a whole."

Brett is an avid golfer and is married with two children.

Emily Johnson, APRN, FNP-C
Nurse Practioner


Master of Science in Nursing from Northern Kentucky University, 2010

Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Louisville, 2003



Emily is excited to bring her 20+ years of medical experience and her passion for holistic medicine and disease prevention to Skinner Wellness patients.


Upon earning her BSN, Emily began her medical career in the intensive care unit at Norton, a teaching hospital in Louisville, before relocating to Lexington to join the ICU at St. Joseph Hospital.


As an APRN, Emily practiced primary care for three years, then specialized in weight loss and hormone replacement therapy for another five years. For the past two years, she provided acute care for The Commonwealth Of Kentucky employees.


Emily is married with two children and three stepchildren and enjoys sports, exercise and exploring the outdoors with her family.

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