Meet Our Team

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Dr. Kris Houser, M.D.

Dr. Houser is originally from Paducah, KY. He graduated with a bachelor of science from Murray State University and earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1987. He completed his residency training in Psychiatry and additionally, a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at U of L School of Medicine. He is Board Certified in Adult, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Houser has provided psychiatric care in a variety of clinical settings since his arrival to Knoxville in July, 1992. He treats clients with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, ADHD, and addiction/substance abuse. He also serves as Chairman of the medical board of MedUltra CBD. In his free time he enjoys making his children laugh, and is an avid sports fan, especially for UT. Go VOLS!

Dr. Kelly Ownby, M.D

Dr. Ownby is board certified in both Adult Psychiatry (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology) and Addiction Medicine (American Board of Preventative Medicine). Dr. Ownby has also completed training with Postpartum Support International and is passionate about women’s health issues. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University in Greenville, S.C., and completed her residency in psychiatry at James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. In addition to serving as Chief Resident in Psychiatry, Dr. Ownby has 15 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings including inpatient, addiction treatment centers, outpatient and residential mental health treatment. She has been a guest presenter on numerous topics including ‘Diagnosis of Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders during Pregnancy’, ‘Psychopharmacology’ and ‘Recent Updates in Adult Mental Health Treatment’.

Dr. Ownby is passionate about helping her patients advocate for themselves and feels that people should be educated about their illnesses and treatment options so they can be empowered to make the best decisions with their providers. Dr. Ownby is excited to be able to bring her patients another successful treatment option for depression with Neurostar TMS.

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