Birmingham Clinic

Dr. Jonathan Mac Varner, M.D.
Director of Medical Services
Dr. Varner is Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, respectively. He graduated from Auburn University, summa cum laude, with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences, where he was a dean’s medalist. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine and graduated in 2001. He completed a surgery internship at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine, Knoxville in 2002. From 2002-2005, he completed his anesthesiology residency and served as Chief Resident in 2004-2005 at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine, Knoxville. He has served as a practicing anesthesiologist in Montgomery for 11+ years and as a practicing pain physician for 3+ years. He has also been the vice-chair in the Department of Anesthesiology at Baptist Hospital since 2007. He enjoys hunting, fishing, reading and, of course, being with his family.

Dr. Candice Warren Cobb, B.S., D.C.
Director of Chiropractic Services
Dr. Cobb is a graduate of Life University in Marrietta, GA. She started receiving Chiropractic Care at age 4 to relieve sinus and ear infections. She is passionate about treating children and helping families discover the same relief she experienced as a child.

Dr. Kris Dixon, DC
Chiropractic Physician
Dr. Kris Dixon has over 12 years experience as a Chiropractic physician. He is originally from southeast Arkansas and received his degree in undergraduate work at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Dr. Kris Dixon graduated Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2002, which is located in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Kris has completed his National Board Certification Parts I-IV and Physical Therapy. He is certified in DRS Protocol for treatment of bulging/herniated discs in the spine. It is Dr. Dixon’s goal to help patients achieve a pain-free life without having to rely on drugs or surgery.

Dr. Eric Johnson, D.C.
Chiropractic Physician
Dr. Eric Johnson, D.C. has been in practice helping people for the last 20 years. He graduated from Palmer West College of Chiropractic in 1997 with Cum Laude academic honors. He offers cutting edge treatments including computer aided adjustments, robotic laser therapy, and computerized disc traction. He enjoys helping patients reach their goals, whether it’s just getting out of pain, or having the ability to resume activities that we take for granted like walking or playing with the kids. Dr. Johnson sets up treatment plans designed specifically for the individual needs of his patients to increase their quality of life. When Dr. Johnson isn’t busy helping patients, he enjoys spending time with his family, including his pets, and playing golf.

Nicole Guarino
Office Manager
Nicole Guarino is the Office Manager at Health Star Clinic in Birmingham. Prior to working here, she taught at the elementary level for many years. Her passion for helping others provides an excellent opportunity for her to bring a unique level of care to patients. Raised in a family of health care professionals has given Nicole an insight into creating and providing quality patient care and satisfaction. Nicole married Andrew in June of 2014. In her free time, she enjoys spending time at the gym, reading and with her family.