Our goal at Minton Medical Clinic & Aesthetics is to provide a professional and comforting environment while accommodating every patient's needs. Let us help you feel and look your best.
Billie J. Minton, Pharm. D., CEO & Founder
Dr. Minton, a Kingsport, Tennessee native, is an entrepreneur and a true pioneer of Medication Therapy Management. She graduated with a Pharm.D. degree from Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia and practices in East Tennessee. She earned her Certifications in Asthma and Diabetes Management and Treatment from the University of Tennessee. She did her undergraduate studies at East Tennessee State University. She is the CEO and Founder of Minton Medical Clinic & Aesthetics which provides Primary Care Services, Advanced Aesthetics including Injectable Fillers / Botox and Laser procedures, Medication Counseling and Disease Management.
Dr. Minton co-authored the Medication Management Bill with TN State Rep. Nathan Vaughn, SB 1899 Dixon/HB1958 Vaughn Reimbursement for Medication Therapy Management Services, which PASSED both the Senate and House in May 2003 when rst presented and it became law that year. Several years later, Dr. Minton added skin laser procedures to her private practice. Most recently, she has added primary care services for her patients.
Dr. Minton is of Christian faith. Her parents, Philip F. and Evelyn Minton, introduced her to God’s Love, the medical field and business at an early age. She grew up with four sisters. One of her sisters had to take multiple medications just to survive. Dr. Minton decided at an early age that she would find out why her sister had to take all of those medications and whether they were helping or making her worse.
Dr. Minton provides life-altering advice to patients who feel they have nowhere else to turn. As a private medication consultant with a community practice, she reviews patients’ medications, past medical history, disease states, symptomology, diet, lifestyle and aesthetic needs during one-on-one consultations, uncovering problems that may otherwise go unnoticed and making vital recommendations to help patients feel and look better. This significantly improves the patient’s quality of life. Dr. Minton’s goal is to get patients on the least amount of medication for the maximum benefit while still targeting their disease states, symptomology and aesthetic needs.
Dr. Minton feels there is no one health care professional that has all the answers. She feels each member on the patient’s health team has a special contribution to make for the good of the patient. Dr. Minton enjoys helping solve medical mysteries for her patients and other health care professionals!
Dr. Minton performed a Medication Therapy Management Clinical Study on a group of 50 subjects over a 5 year period for a world class industrial company. The results of her study were remarkable in that they revealed how patients could save hundreds of dollars a month on prescription drug costs and dramatically reduced drug-drug and drug-disease interactions.
Dr. Minton was featured in the Mercer University Publication, Mercer Health; “Alumna Dispenses Advice” in 2002.
She was featured in a Kingsport Times newspaper article entitled, “Dr. Minton is solving pharmaceutical mysteries” in May of 2002.
In September of 2005 Dr. Minton was in “Pharmacy Today” with a feature article entitled “Consultant Pharm.D. Solves Patient’s Medical Mysteries.” Dr. Minton describes how medication reviews lead to patient-specific solutions.
She has appeared as a guest speaker on National Public Radio (NPR) on several occasions.
Dr. Minton has been involved in radio since she was 16 years old. Her current radio show, uses a commentary format. Dr. Minton’s weekly show is on Super Talk Radio 92.9 FM on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and begins around 8:15am. It educates the public and is similar to a Paul Harvey commentary.
Dr. Minton has traveled the country as a professional speaker for many years, educating health care professionals, hospitals, students, patients, schools, churches and communities on the importance of medication counseling and disease management.
One of Dr. Minton’s best friends, Doug Davidson, Actor/Director, The Young & The Restless, Los Angeles, CA has been an advocate of Minton Medical Clinic & Aesthetics for many years in an effort to inform patients of getting the help that they need.
Dr. Minton is currently writing several books. One of which is entitled “Blue Ridge Moments.” It contains hundreds of her own original personal lifetime quotes which she lives by. She named this book after her two Yorkie puppies, Blue and Ridge. She feels her most profound inspirations are birthed when she and her puppies are having a “Blue Ridge moment” strolling or sitting by the Holston River bank, praying together and enjoying God’s creations. She is also writing a series of children’s books and several songs.
Dr. Minton enjoys almost any type of exercise and her hobbies include: weight lifting, biking, running, swimming, tennis, golf, music, guitar, drums, boating, fishing, writing, reading, cooking, photography, design and most importantly playing with her two male Yorkie puppies, named Blue and Ridge.
Crystal S. Dyer, M.D., Medical Director
Crystal Dyer, MD is a long time native of this region, Dr. Dyer attended medical school at the ETSU James H. Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, TN with an emphasis in Rural Primary Care. Dr. Dyer then completed a residency in Family Medicine at ETSU’s program in Bristol, TN, followed by a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at Virginia Tech/Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Dyer has training in both medical and cosmetic Botox as well as other aesthetic modalities such as the use of dermal fillers and laser skin procedures. Dr. Dyer also has had training in Addiction Medicine, is a graduate of the Helms Medical Institute for Medical Acupuncture, and is currently a candidate for certification with the Institute of Functional Medicine.
Dr. Dyer is board certified in Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, the Obesity Medicine Association, the Institute for Functional Medicine, and the Tennessee Medical Association.
Dr. Dyer believes in the “whole person” approach to health and supervises the competent staff of providers, nurses, and medical assistants at Minton Medical Clinic & Aesthetics. She is available on site by appointment.
Melisa Zamora, NP.
Melisa Zamora is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She began her nursing career in 1997 as a certified nursing assistant. She has since gone on to receive an Associate's Degree in Nursing from Walters State Community College, a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from King College, as well as a Master's Degree in Nursing from Lincoln Memorial University.
She has worked in many modalities during her nursing career, including the emergency department, a specialized IV team, weight management and family practice. This has given her a strong clinical foundation in which to provide her patients with superior care.
Melisa has a passion for preventative medicine, using holistic and integrative strategies to give the best possible care for her patients. She feels prevention is the key to long-term health. Melisa ensures that she takes time to listen and understand each patient's particular needs, which is essential in achieving a positive healing experience.
Evelyn Minton, Director of Nursing
Evelyn Minton, Director of Nursing, has over 50 years of clinical nursing experience. She began her career at Holston Valley Hospital in the laboratory and as time progressed she focused her career on the Intensive and Cardiac Care Units. She has received numerous awards throughout her career due to her professionalism, knowledge, care, encouragement and Love which she embraces her patients with while they are in her care.
Evelyn relies on God as her source of faith, Love and strength. She has led Minton Medical Clinic & Aesthetics as Director of Nursing since her daughter, Dr. Minton, first opened the practice. She volunteers Monday through Friday at the office and is usually the first person to arrive and the last person to leave each day.
Evelyn enjoys her family, patients, feeding birds and rock music. She has a mini workout area behind the front desk which includes a ball chair to sit on, light weights, a bicycle pedal machine and an exercise chair with resistance bands on it. She is filled with Love, laughter, intelligence, compassion and has lots of energy. She never seems to age and seems to be refined by time. She is supportive to everyone and is always there to help them.
Some of Evelyn's most enjoyable hobbies are decorating for holidays, especially Christmas. Her Christmas lights are so stunning that people all over Kingsport, TN tell us that they look forward to seeing her lights each year. She also enjoys feeding the birds at work and home. Everyone around her offers to help feed the birds outside. Evelyn literally sits at the front desk and looks through the window with a lovely smile on her face because she is watching the birds eat. One of Evelyn's personal quotes, "you can Love all animals even if you don't own one yourself."
JESSIE BARRETT, CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER, CERTIFIED LASER TECHNICIAN
Jessie Barrett is Chief Operations Officer and Certified Laser Technician at Minton Medical Clinic & Aesthetics in Kingsport, Tennessee.
Jessie is a Johnson City native and graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology in 2013. She began her career at Minton Medical Clinic & Aesthetics in 2011.
She is passionate about building strong professional relationships with her team and patients. Jessie's mission is to help every patient feel and look their best. She has great vision and demonstrates strong leadership for her team.
Jessie lives in Kingsport and is married to Chad P. Barrett. They have a son named Benjamin Philip Barrett which was born on June 22, 2017. Their French Bull dog's name is Champ and she and her family enjoy playing with him every day.
Jessie's hobbies include cooking, hiking, biking, spending time with family members and playing with her handsome son, Ben and their playful dog, Champ.
CHER TAYLOR, AESTHETICIAN, CERTIFIED LASER TECHNICIAN & MAKE-UP ARTIST
Cher Taylor has been a Board Certified Aesthetician for 12 years. Her goal is to provide a professional and comforting environment while accommodating every client’s needs. She wants to help you look and feel your best!
Cher has 45 years of skin care experience, including certifications as a make-up artist, laser specialist, Jessner and TCA peels and all peels and collagen needling pen.
She was an instructor at Bauder Fashion College in Atlanta, GA where she taught poise, grace, skin care, face contouring, and modeling. She was an Estee Lauder counter manager for twenty- five years with Millers and Parks Belk. Cher was on Channel 5 noon day program for three years for Parks Belk educating the public on skin care products and fashion shows before and after makeovers and advertising for Parks Belk.
Cher is also a Certified Laser Techncian. She offers other services in aesthetics and they include eyebrow, lip and nose waxing, microneedling, dermaplaning, custom facials, teen facials, all peels including Jessner, TCA and VI peels, eyebrow and eyelash tinting and laser.
STEPHANIE P. MINTON, CERTIFIED LASER TECHNICIAN
Stephanie P. Minton is a Coral Springs, Florida native and has resided in Kingsport, Tennessee since early childhood. She is a Certified Laser Technician and has been with Minton Medical Clinic & Aesthetics since the beginning.
She is dedicated to helping others in both her personal and professional life. Stephanie is passionate about listening to every patient and understanding their aesthetic needs or special requests.
Stephanie has two children, a son named Tristan and daughter, Riley. She has several hobbies which include playing with her children, cars, drawing, cooking and music.
Leslie Sunshine Roberts, CLT
Leslie Sunshine Roberts is a Certified Laser Technician and Kingsport, Tennessee native.
Sunshine is a vital team member and began her career working with Dr. Minton when Minton Medical Clinic & Aesthetics was first founded. She manages several divisions within the company and is filled with a deep sense of responsibility and dedication.
Sunshine has one son named Joshua which people often refer to as "Chipper Josh."
Sunshine and Chipper Josh enjoy many Mother and son activities together such as tennis, hiking, going to the movies and working out.