Who We Are
At HealthStar Clinic, we want you to leave our office healthier and happier. From newborns to ninety-year-olds, from severe pain to routine adjustments, we’re ready to help you reach your healthcare goals. You will find at both our office environments our staff is focused on compassionate care and exceptional service. The entire staff will do their part to make sure your office visit is productive and pleasant.
Stress placed on the body can upset the spinal cord and disrupt the signals between the brain and body. This disruption can lead to the manifestation of disease and painful conditions all over the body. At HealthStar Clinic, we specialize in providing chiropractic adjustments to help reduce painful conditions that can occur in the back, neck, shoulders, and legs.
These adjustments are used to re-align and position the spine by using a quick gentle push on the targeted spinal joint. This is often performed using the chiropractor’s hands or a small chiropractic instrument. This movement places the spinal column back into proper alignment which allows the body to naturally heal itself.
Our facility uses a team approach of Medical Doctors, Chiropractors, Nurses, and Physical Therapists. This allows us to determine the best course of treatment that fits into a responsible approach to managing pain. This responsible approach works to avoid all surgical options and minimize the need for prescription medication. This is achieved with the combination of Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, and Conventional Medicine. We invest in the latest medical technologies to help accurately pinpoint the cause of your pain to develop an individualized treatment plan that will successfully manage many of the most difficult pain conditions. By sticking to our core values, our practice has grown to be one of the best in Alabama.
Dr. Candice Cobb, B.S., D.C.
CEO, Chiropractic Physician
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.
Matt Smith, B.S., D.C.
Dr. Smith has been in private practice in Birmingham for the past 10 years. He focuses on helping his patients realize their true potential and has a particular interest in helping athletes and the active improve their performance through chiropractic care. He is the team chiropractor for all UAB Blazers sports teams; a role he has proudly held since 2010.
Perry Harrison, B.S., D.C.
Dr. Harrison is a graduate of Life University in Marietta, GA. She is dedicated to providing quality chiropractic care to patients of all ages. In her free time, she loves to read and spend time with her family.
Matthew Steele, B.S., D.C.
Dr. Matthew Steele joined HealthStar Clinic in June 2021. Originally from western New York, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Clarkson University in 2013 and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College in 2016. At graduation, he received the Libero A. Violini Health Center Award for excellence in patient evaluation and adjustment procedures. Following graduation, Dr. Steele practiced as an associate chiropractor in Jamestown, NY and later in Virginia Beach, VA at a family-chiropractic setting. He currently maintains licensure in both Virginia and Alabama and he is a member of the American Chiropractic Association. Dr. Steele still strives to lead an active lifestyle and enjoys the outdoors through camping, hiking, and hunting.
Candice Owens, B.S., D.C.
Dr. Candice Owens is an Alabama native, who was raised in a military family. She graduated Valedictorian of her high school class in 2002. Dr. Owens went on to attend Florida A&M University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology. After undergraduate studies, she received her Doctorate in Chiropractic from Life University. Dr. Owens utilizes various techniques and trigger point therapy to improve patients overall health by taking a functional approach. She believes educating patients is the key to achieve optimum results. Dr. Owens was an adjunct instructor in the Nursing Department, where she taught various courses such as Anatomy & Physiology, Nutrition, Microbiology & Pathophysiology.
James W. Cox III, B.S., B.A., D.C., C.P.T.
Dr. Cox holds a medical degree from Jackson State University and Parker University where he completed his fellowship in chiropractic medicine. Dr. Cox believes patient care should be a physician’s first priority. Dr. Cox specializes in multiple specialized procedures which minimize pain and recovery time, and has particular expertise in myofascial release X-ray, Physiotherapy Manual Therapy and Adjustments, Assisted soft tissue alongside Sports Medicine, cupping proprioceptive, and Cryotherapy Kinesiotaping with muscle activation techniques.
James Robert Hollis, Jr., B.S., D.C.
Dr. Bob, as many of his patients call him, graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic and completed his undergraduate studies at Auburn University. He was previously in private practice for 35 years. Post Doctorate studies in Orthopedics and Neurology. He was involved in research at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs for the US Archery Association. He specializes in spinal disorders and sports medicine. He is an AUM team physician. He is married to Shirley Hollis. His hobbies include traveling, fishing, and hunting.
Elliott M. Hale, B.M., D.C
Dr. Hale originally obtained a degree in Audio Engineering of Music. After receiving chiropractic care, Dr. Hale noticed her migraines which had been an issue since age 12 were no longer a problem. Dr. Hale decided she wanted to help others and got her Doctor of Chiropractic at Life University in Marietta, Georgia. After 20 years of practice in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Hale decided to relocate and is proud to say that this is her “Sweet Home Alabama.”
IF YOU’RE IN PAIN AND HAVE A PROBLEM…
That no one else has been able to solve, our staff will help get you back on the road to good health. After a complete examination, they will explain any health problems and recommend the best treatment options for you.