Our Team

Meet the team of chiropractic doctors and professionals at our clinic.

Meet the Doctors

Dr Brian Class


Dr Brian Class is a Doctor of Natural Medicine and Official Wellness Physician for Team USA, who resides in Charleston, South Carolina with his wife, Nina and daughter, Isla.

Dr Class founded Life Essentials Health Center Mount Pleasant in 2010. It quickly became the largest natural healthcare clinic in South Carolina where thousands of families have come to find true health through the 5Essentials healthcare approach that addresses the underlying cause of your health issues with a no drug, no surgery natural approach.

Dr Class has been a featured health expert on NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX. You can tune in to hear Dr Class host the “Maximize Your Health” radio show on WSC 94.3FM Saturdays from 10am-11am to learn effective action steps to improve your health each and every week.

Dr Class is heavily involved in his church, Seacoast Church and several other community outreach organizations such as The Dreamcenter, Water Missions, Lowcountry food bank, Lowcountry Pregnancy Center, and more...

Dr Adam Duncan


Dr Adam Duncan is a native to South Carolina and resides in North Charleston with his wife Natasha and daughters Ava and Natalia.

Dr Duncan grew up as a sick child suffering from asthma and allergies along with debilitating migraine headaches. After suffering for years and exhausting all medical efforts he and his family sought out natural treatment and was healed of his health ailments. This led Dr Duncan to receive his doctorate from Life University so he could help other children and adults alike find healing as he did.

When Dr Duncan is not busy taking care of patients you will find him with his family, attending concerts/festivals, the beach, golf, kids museums/parks, and striving to achieve the healthiest life possible.

Dr Peter Lodes


Dr. Peter Lodes was born and raised in a natural health office in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. He joined the Army National Guard and served in the Philadelphia City Calvary for 6 years. While in military training, Dr. Peter had an adverse reaction to an injection and his liver started shutting down and his skin became jaundice. Over the course of 16 months, he bounced between the best 11 specialist in the region and dozens of tests with no real answers, it was then that Dr Lodes reverted back to his roots in natural healthcare and was healed of his ailments.

Dr. Lodes focused on building health and supporting his body to heal and function in the way it was originally designed, rather than suppressing the symptoms he got to the cause of the problem. Dr Lodes regained the 42lbs he had lost and reclaimed his health. Thru his own personal experience and witnessing countless numbers of patients undergoing the same poor care in his training as a registered nurse, Dr Lodes knew he needed to become a natural wellness physician.

Dr Lodes received his doctorate from Life University in Atlanta, GA and completed his residency with Life Essentials Health Center in 2015. Over this time Dr Lodes fell in love with the staff, the patients and the life changing results Life Essentials produces daily for the community. Dr Lodes is happily married to his wife Jess and they currently do a long distance marriage so she can finishing her schooling as a natural wellness physician and he can continue to serve at Life Essentials Health Center.

Our Staff

Our staff members work with our doctors every day to provide our patients with a professional and friendly experience.

Adrienne Simmonds

Patient Relations

Adrienne began as a patient and thru her amazing health transformation started her career at Life Essentials Health Center 7years ago.

Adrienne's story: "At the age of 19 I had severe headaches ever day, constant neck and back pain, and chronic fatigue. Some days the headaches would turn into migraines and the worst part of it is that I thought these things were normal. I was tied up in a worldview where I thought these were things that I would have to push through and there was no hope for anything different. When the 5 Essentials came into my life, my world was turned upside down! I learned what true health is and that there is freedom. Not only for me, but for those that have been written off by doctors, those who have been told they can never come off their medications, those who have been told that they will be shackled to their health problems for the rest of their life. There is freedom and it’s found in the 5 Essentials! My favorite thing about working at Life Essentials Health Center is seeing people reach their God given potential because their health has been maximized!"

Ady Perryman

Administrative Support

Ady joined Life Essentials Health Center in 2012 in hopes that she could use her own health transformation story to encourage and change the lives of others.
Ady had dealt with chronic debilitating back pain for decades and was told that her only option was surgery by multiple orthopedic surgeons. Ady elected to not have surgery and instead began to implement the 5essentials healthcare approach into her life. Today, she is able to live a life free of pain and medications with more energy than she had in her 30s now in her 60s.

The most rewarding part of her position Ady states is "getting to see people be set free from the shackles of medicine and hopelessness to be instilled with hope and health transformation through the 5essentials healthcare approach of Life Essentials Health Center."

Carly Marsh

Patient Relations

Carly was raised in Bloomfield, Indiana. She graduated with her Associates degree in 2010 from Ivy Tech State College of Indiana, where she studied Business Administration and Human Resources.

After moving to South Carolina in 2011, Carly suffered from chronic migraines, anxiety, weight gain, and depression. Her life was forever changed by receiving chiropractic care and implementing the 5 Essentials within her own life. She was able to become free from all symptoms and also lost 45lbs! She uses this testimony to help motivate others to find the help they need.

Carly is a passionate advocate of nutrition and lifestyle shifts to mitigate and reverse health conditions. She is currently continuing her education at The Institute of Integrative Nutrition to become a health coach.

Her and her husband, Zach, are proud rescue parents of 3 poodles; Winston, Bella, and Cole. They both continue to volunteer with Muncie Animal Rescue Fund to help homeless animals find their forever home.

Kim Shapiro

Patient Relations

Kim came to Life Essentials Health Center as a patient in 2017 suffering with back pain from her years as a 3sport athlete in high school and college. Her results accompanied with the energy and positivity that Life Essentials provides led her to join the staff in 2018.

Kim was born in Korea and adopted into a loving family in Washington, D.C. Kim holds a Bachelors degree in Sports Medicine and a Master's degree in Health Education from East Carolina University.

Prior to joining Life Essentials Kim used her wealth of knowledge and love for helping patients be at their physical best over the last 15years in the medical field.

Kim has a 9 year old daughter and the two enjoy biking, camping, the beach, and just being outside to enjoy all that the Lowcountry has to offer.


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