Our Team

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

Meet the Doctors

Dr Brian Class

DNM, DC

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

DC

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

DC

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.

Samantha Abromavage

Patient Relations

Sam was born and raised in New Jersey and graduated with her bachelors degree in fashion merchandising at Philadelphia University. After years of working in the industry, she realized she was meant to do more and had a bigger calling.

For years she struggled with digestive issues and by working alongside her MaxLiving doctor, she learned so much about her health and the body as a whole. Through her own health transformation she became passionate about others achieve their optimal health. She furthered her education to become a health coach through the Institute of Integrative nutrition.

“I wanted more for myself and knew I was being called to serve people. So many times people say they aren’t happy in their lives and don’t do anything about it. I wasn’t going to be one of those people. I decided to take a leap of faith, leave everything I had ever known and move to Charleston in May of 2018. Being apart of the Life Essentials health team has changed my life. I knew right away God had placed me here for a reason. I love helping others reach their god given health potential and seeing them transform their lives to be happier and healthier.”

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.

Danielle DeBorde

Patient Relations

Danielle grew up in Spartanburg, SC and loves her home state. She graduated from the University of South Carolina, where she studied Public Relations. After graduation she moved to Washington, DC to experience all the culture the city had to offer.

A year into living in DC, Danielle fell very ill and doctors were baffled. They discovered she had an autoimmune condition, that traditional medicine had yet to find a cure for. She turned to functional medicine, and found her true passion in life. She slowly started to heal, and couldn't wait to help others do the same.

Danielle completed Duke's new Integrative Medicine Program in order to pursue a new and exciting career path and join the team at Life Essentials Health Center.
She loves watching the patients at Life Essentials make incredible life transformations each week.

Her and her husband spend their spare time on the beach, playing tennis, and cooking with family and friends.

Postion Available: Patient Relations

Our mission: We exist so that people can reach their God-given health potential. We love what we get to do. We work really hard, have fun, educate, encourage, and celebrate life-change with the people and families we help. If you are simply looking for a job and a paycheck, this position is not for you. If you are looking for work that matters and a place with purpose, keep on reading.

What we do:
We’re dedicated to naturally transforming the health of families through the 5 Essentials: chiropractic, nutrition, exercise, minimizing toxicity, and having an empowered mindset. You can read more about the under the "our approach" tab.

Who are we?
We love helping people who are sick and suffering to reach their God-given health potential thru our 5Essentials healthcare system approach.

What we value as a team
1. Honesty and transparency – with our team, our communication, with our patients, with everything we do.
2. Trust. We trust each other to get our jobs done and always have one another’s best interest at heart. We are family. We believe it’s the only way to have a healthy team moving forward with the same goals.
3. We take responsibility for our lives. When we realize mistakes are our fault, we can learn from them, fix them, and move forward. Every failure is an opportunity to grow and improve.
4. Excellence. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.
5. Love wins. Always.
6. We get to give. We seek opportunities to be generous with our time, talents, and finances.
7. We believe in laughter and play. Don’t get us wrong, we’re a disciplined, well-oiled machine, but we believe the happier and more filled we are spiritually, emotionally, and physically, the more people we can effectively help.
8. Celebrate life change. Big or small. Every baby step matters.
9. Attitude of gratitude. When you change your perspective to see the good in every situation and be thankful for it, you’ll find less to complain about.
10. Growth. We believe each of our team members should grow as individuals and as leaders in our city. Our goal is to constantly invest in our team so they may experience their fullest potential. We teach goal setting, personal budgeting, communication skills, leading with love, organizational skills, how to increase in capacity, and much more. The more we invest in ourselves, the greater impact we can make.

Who are we looking for?
We strive for excellence but know no one is perfect. There are, however, very specific characteristics we’re looking for.
-A genuine love for people and a passion to help, serve, and see others succeed.
-Joyful, positive, and outgoing - you will be around people all day.
-Excellent customer service skills.
-Demonstrate a high level of empathy for people.
-Self-motivated, hard working & disciplined. Excellent work ethic and be able to work efficiently without supervision.
-Enjoy high energy (we're not your typical slow, quiet, doctor’s office).
-Super organized and great multi-tasker.
-An appreciation for self-growth through constructive correction.
-No nonsense. No drama. We value team unity.
-Computer savvy with knowledge of word, excel, email.
-Ability to work in a fast-pace, ever-changing environment.
-Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with others.

What does the position entail?
-Above all, help provide amazing care to our patients. This involves:
-Knowing EVERY patients name. We know names because we care.
-Greet each person by name with a smile.
-Assist in resourcing our patients with their health needs and informing them of upcoming events.
-Managing & coordinating the schedule.
-Answering phones & responding to emails.
-Keeping desk orderly.
-Collect payments, posting transactions, addressing declined payments.
-Working closely and supporting our doctors to ensure each patient is empowered and equipped.
-Data entry.
-This position is salary for 40 hours a week (some weeks with workshops and events will be 40+, some weeks less).
-Weekend travel for training seminars and personal growth & development (3-4 times a year and they’re pretty awesome).
-Must be available to work evenings to 7pm.

How to Apply:

1. Create a 1-3 minute video of who you are, what you are passionate about, why you'd like to join our team, and what you think you can bring to the table.

2. Take a disc profile test here: www.tonyrobbins.com/ue/disc-profile.php

3. Email your video, DISC test results, resume, application, and cover letter to info@lifeessentialshealth.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

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