meet the team
Katelyn Buckner, A.P.R.N.
Katelyn was born and raised in Blountville, Tennessee, and just recently moved to Knoxville. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in May 2014 and obtained her Master’s of Science in Nursing in December 2017, both from East Tennessee State University.
As a registered nurse, she worked at Holston Valley Medical Center for four and a half years, specializing in neurology, orthopedics, and trauma. After working on the orthopedic floor, she quickly realized her passion for orthopedics, which led her to obtain an Orthopaedic Nursing Certification.
In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband, family, and friends, going out on the lake to wakeboard and surf, and going to the mountains to snowboard.
David Shreve D.C., F.I.A.M.A
Dr. David Shreve is a skilled and highly respected chiropractic physician and chiropractic acupuncturist at Bearden Medical Clinic in Knoxville, Tennessee. With the benefit of his 40 years of knowledge and experience, Dr. Shreve uses an integrative approach to healing.
He combines his knowledge and skill in acupuncture, neurology, endocrinology, and blood chemistry to help patients with a variety of issues, including neurological disorders and particularly challenging chronic illnesses. Dr. Shreve leaves no stone unturned to reach a diagnosis and find an effective solution.
To help each patient achieve optimal health, he focuses on correcting physiological imbalances. He uses systematic evaluation procedures, including blood, urine, saliva, and stool analysis, to determine which treatments will be most effective.
Dr. Shreve earned his chiropractic doctorate at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. He became highly proficient in a variety of chiropractic techniques and learned directly under the creator of the Gonstead chiropractic technique, Dr. Clarence Gonstead. Dr. Shreve went on to earn his chiropractic acupuncture certification at New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY.
Dr. Shreve is pleased to welcome new patients at Bearden Medical Clinic. Book online or by phone now.
Leigh Ann Ricketts, D.C.
Dr. Ricketts is originally from Chattanooga. She moved away to attend college but was pleased to return to her home state to practice. Her husband is in the military, and they have 2 wonderful dogs. She leads an active lifestyle and her favorite hobby is exercise. She is a member of the Tennessee Chiropractic Association and is a member and officer of the TVCA.
Though Dr. Ricketts began college with the intent of becoming a podiatrist, a back injury changed the course of her life.
“No one could help until I started seeing a chiropractor.”
- Dr. Leigh
She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. She worked as an EMT before moving on to Parker University to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Anatomy and a Doctor of Chiropractic.
During her years there, she worked in the school clinic and saw many senior-aged patients. It prepared her to understand their unique health challenges and concerns. Today, she sees many older patients at Bearden Chiropractic and Acupuncture Clinic, where she has learned a great deal. She began working with Dr. Shreve upon her graduation in 2001 and has the ability and confidence to treat a myriad of different conditions outside of the back and neck pains that many associate with chiropractic care.
There are many area women who enjoy having Dr. Ricketts as their healthcare practitioner. She spends the time needed to understand each patient’s condition, giving them gentle care and attention including low-force adjustments.
“I love to come to work and help someone deal with their pain and live a more normal life.”
- Dr. Leigh
One of her patients was a senior who could barely walk and came into the office bent over. After two weeks of intensive care involving non-invasive adjustments and some therapies, she is out of pain and returns to ensure that her problem stays at bay.