meet our team
Syed Naseeruddin, MD, FAAFP
Family & Sports Medicine Physician
Syed Naseeruddin, MD is a board certified Family Medicine and Sports Medicine physician. After completing undergraduate work at Georgia Tech, he enrolled at the Medical College of Georgia to obtain his medical degree. Dr. Syed served in the US Air Force for 5 years during Operation Desert Shield. He then completed his residency training in Family Medicine through Dartmouth University in Maine. Following his residency, he completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship in Pittsburgh through Drexel University where he was part of the Pittsburgh Pirates medical coverage team.
Dr. Syed moved to Clarksville, Tennessee, after completing his fellowship in 2008. He enjoys sports and photography, and still volunteers to cover NCAA gymnastics meets throughout the country. He specializes in musculoskeletal medicine and enjoys caring for medical issues in athletes and weekend warriors alike. Dr. Syed is a member in good standing in the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine and Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians. In 2012 Dr. Syed was conferred the designation of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. James Kassinger
Dr. Kassinger has been serving the Middle Tennessee region for over 10 years. His clinics have been very successful in helping patients with many different conditions and he is continuing to expand his outreach with N8 Health Centers.
After his graduate studies, Dr. Kassinger attended Logan College in St. Louis, MO and graduated with his degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic. During Chiropractic School, Dr. Kassinger was awarded an athletic scholarship in rugby and received special recognition in radiology technique. He has extensive experience in family health, sports injuries, and functional medicine.
Dr. Jim Hitson
Dr. Jim Hitson has been a Chiropractic Physician for the last 20 years. While at Logan College of Chiropractic, he served as VP to the Sports Chiropractic Council, Clinic Leader of Yorkshire Health, did advanced work in Physical Diagnosis and X-Ray Technique, and was on the Dean’s List. Beyond his degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Hitson has a Bachelor’s of Science, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and has a Master’s Degree in Theology.
During his career, Dr. Hitson has served as team chiropractor to multiple football teams, coached dozens of baseball and football teams (including a runner up State Championship team), and has successfully worked with a wide variety of conditions.
Dr. A.J. Farrier
Dr. Farrier joined has been serving the Middle Tennessee region since 2016. His undergraduate study was done at Florida State University and he attended Life University in Marietta, GA where he graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. While attending Chiropractic school Dr. Farrier engaged in the study of specific Chiropractic techniques and belonged to numerous professional organizations which allowed him to become proficient in spinal correction and to treat many conditions for all age ranges, from children to adults.
Before coming back home to Middle Tennessee, Dr. Farrier practiced for four years in Georgia, focusing on specific corrective care. Through training and experience Dr. Farrier is able to treat many conditions associated with the spine specifically and gently, offering an effective approach to renewed health and relief for the entire family.
Dr. Wesley P. Hendrickson
Originally from Columbia, TN, Dr. Wesley P. Hendrickson, D.C., enjoys providing high-quality care and education to his patients. After earning his bachelor's degree in biology with an emphasis in physiology, from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN, Dr. Hendrickson went on to complete his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life University in Marietta, GA.
With his doctorate of chiropractic and extensive training in sports rehabilitation, Dr. Hendrickson is an excellent choice for all patients of chiropractic, as well as those who've suffered a sports related injury. Dr. Hendrickson's favorite part of being a chiropractor is the potential impact made on someone's life, physically, emotionally and mentally. He is extremely grateful for the patients under his care and he strives to help each of his patients truly experience the full potential for their lives.
In his free time, Dr.Wes loves to play anything with a ball, the drums and spend time with family and friends. He looks forward to welcoming you to N8 Health Centers of Columbia.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Melissa is a licensed, certified massage therapist in Tennessee, and lives in the Lawrenceburg/Columbia area. She is an insured member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). She is trained in various modalities of therapeutic massage and bodywork including myofascial release, neuromuscular and trigger point therapy, reflexology, and pre-natal massage.
Melissa is passionate about helping people find rejuvenation and renewal amidst the stresses of life … and relief from the pains that show up in their bodies because of that stress.