Athens: 195 Miles Street · Athens, GA 30601 · 706.546.1333
Lavonia: 13231 Jones Street · Lavonia, GA 30553 · 706.356.1333
( Serving Royston, Toccoa, Hartwell, and NE Ga. )


Christopher E. Doerr, D.O., earned a master’s degree in exercise physiology before beginning medical school.  His ultimate goal as a physician was to utilize exercise as a therapy for many medical problems, from hypertension to obesity.  Along the way, he got “sidetracked” and practiced emergency medicine for 10 years before founding Physicians Back and Neck Clinic in early 1999, concentrating specifically upon exercise-based rehabilitation of the spine.  Although totally immersed in matters of the spine for the last several years, Dr. Doerr believes his non-traditional background was most fortunate, in that all areas of a patient’s life can impact or be impacted by a spinal condition.

BA, Theology, Xavier University
MS, Physiology, Wright State University
DO, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship, Firelands Community Hospital, Sandusky, Ohio
Residency, Emergency Medicine, St. Vincent/Toledo Hospital, Toledo, Ohio
Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine, certified through 2015
Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians
Member, North American Spine Society
Member, American College of Sports Medicine