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Allison GiblinAllison Giblin
13:58 02 Jul 24
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02:21 26 Jun 24
Life changing! I am off 2 meds, working on off Ambien. I feel stronger, sleep 9 hrs instead of 3, sex life improvement big time! Everyone truly cares. My hips don't hurt anymore. My body has been fed! Thank you!
Jennifer StephensonJennifer Stephenson
21:39 20 Jun 24
Josh Porter and Brittany Murphy are very informative. All the staff is pleasant and helpful. Excited for all the positive changes! I am so thankful for Optimize U
Eddie MansellEddie Mansell
21:09 17 Jun 24
Very knowledgeable staff. Answered every question I had. Justin anticipated my needs and educated me on how things work. Highly recommend him.
Ramona SardinRamona Sardin
23:55 13 Jun 24
Michelle DowdyMichelle Dowdy
16:22 07 Jun 24
I have been enjoying the care and services of the Chattanooga/Hixson Optimize U family for about 2 months now. I feel “heard”, and comfortable no matter which location I am at, which is why I refer to them as “family”. The impact on my overall well being has been significant! It’s a relief to feel more like “me” again! This has become my Happy Place!
Kathy EvangelistaKathy Evangelista
00:53 06 Jun 24
Laura really is smart, personable and up on the new things. Best place for hormone management!!
diane kerrdiane kerr
20:17 04 Jun 24
Laura is very knowledgeable about hormone therapy, weight loss and thyroid function. She is always very patient to listen and provides the best treatment!
Ashly CassedayAshly Casseday
15:53 04 Jun 24
If investing in yourself is your interest Optimize U was a Fantastic experience.
Leigh OsborneLeigh Osborne
20:46 03 Jun 24
Always professional and inviting. The quality of life treatments are excellent!
Tera RecchiaTera Recchia
19:08 13 May 24
Lewis YoungLewis Young
00:21 10 May 24
Wonderful staff.
magdalena nardymagdalena nardy
18:47 09 May 24
Amazingly helpful test and information every woman over 45 would greatly appreciate and benefit from. Josh and the team are efficient, knowledgeable and friendly.
Brandi PayneBrandi Payne
18:51 08 May 24
Very informative to help make good choices for my journey to get healthy and just generally feel good. The best is yet to come!
Rachael TorrenceRachael Torrence
15:15 03 May 24
I had a consult with Justin at the Hixson Location after my initial labs. He was very knowledgeable and made discussing some of those uncomfortable subjects much easier. You definitely have a great team of cheerleaders that want to see people succeed. I can't wait to utilize some of the extra services such as cold plunge therapy and Red light therapy as additional tools to get me where I want to be!
kim hankinskim hankins
01:43 21 Apr 24
I love this place! Josh Porter has my hormones in check I feel great!
Ashley WellsAshley Wells
22:53 19 Apr 24
Absolutely love Optimize U - Chattanooga! The staff is incredibly friendly and make you feel welcome. Josh explained everything so well, and I left without having any questions unanswered. I would recommend Optimize U to just anyone!!
David PhillipsDavid Phillips
18:19 18 Apr 24
Always prompt and courteous.great staff and great help with all my needs
Phillip BakerPhillip Baker
21:50 17 Apr 24
Super helpful, professional,I am very happy with the care I've received and how much the quality of my life has improved
Rachel MercerRachel Mercer
02:21 22 Mar 24
Josh and the team at Optimize U have quite literally changed my life. I’m an endurance athlete and I suddenly started gaining weight and suffering from low energy. I spent almost a year trying to get help from traditional providers, and kept being told everything was “normal”. During this time I gained 50 pounds and my athletic performance deteriorated. Josh listened to my symptoms and combined them with diagnostics to help truly uncover what was wrong. During our 2 years working together, I’ve not only lost all the weight, but I am feeling healthier than ever and as a result my race performances have been better than they were even before all of this started happening. I cannot thank Josh enough for his measured approach to help uncover what was truly wrong and have a plan to help me reclaim my life. If you are on the fence, I highly recommend giving Josh and team a chance. They could change your life!
Lauren LambertLauren Lambert
01:15 20 Mar 24
I have only had 2 interactions at Optimize U but both have been exceptional. Cannot speak well enough about Laura and I have only just met her. This is how healthcare should be! Go here if you want genuine help with no conditions!!
Rebecca BurtonRebecca Burton
01:31 08 Mar 24
My experience at Optimize U has been life changing in the best way possible. I have lost over 70 pounds in my time as a patient but it is so much more than that. Josh and the entire team are so knowledgeable and supportive and if I could shout their praises from the mountain top I would. If you you feel hopeless and that you have tried literally everything out there to not just lose weight but improve your overall health I encourage you to go visit this amazing team❤️
Hillary MorganHillary Morgan
20:11 07 Mar 24
Optimize U Chattanooga has been such an answered prayer for me.I was looking for someone to listen to my concerns and help me come up with a plan to live a healthy and full life and Optimize U has done that for me.I was referred to Laura by one of the coaches at nutrition world (that is a powerful combo in it self) and she has been so wonderful on this journey.I can honestly say I feel better than I have in years and I feel very much in control of my health and understanding what is happening.I also love all of the additional support with the cold plunge and I’m now addicted!The entire staff at both locations but especially hixson are amazing!!They make me feel so good every time I come in.Diane and Johnathan are wonderful!I definitely recommend optimize u to anyone who wants to take control of their health!
Lisa FoxLisa Fox
17:27 06 Mar 24
Grace PickettGrace Pickett
00:35 20 Feb 24
Josh Porter is awesome. He is very knowledgeable and is willing to do anything to help you. He even gave me his cell number in case I have any questions
Welch ManorWelch Manor
20:24 19 Feb 24
Josh and the team at Optimize U you go above and beyond. They meet you where you are, listen to you and your goals, partnering with you to develop a plan to achieve them. Their slogan is spot on, “Normal is not Optimal”. This is not your normal clinic, normal experience, or normal care. Don’t be afraid to set your expectations high. At Optimize U Chattanooga, the clinic, care, and experience will be Optimal! Thank you all!
AngelaAngela
20:32 14 Feb 24
I was heard, seen, understood. I wanted to cry when they listened and didn't just dismiss me. Thank you.
Jean DunhamJean Dunham
17:41 13 Feb 24
Red light therapy to help in healing.
Heather RobbinsHeather Robbins
14:23 11 Feb 24
Brandon HornBrandon Horn
18:14 05 Feb 24
I am a new patient. Just left the Low T Center. Wow, what a huge difference. My first consult was with Joshua Porter. He wanted to know all of my history then he explained how and why I felt the way I did in great detail.I never got that one on one treatment at the LowT center. He assured me I was in good hands and I truly believe that. Its been 3 weeks and everything is going as it should. If you are considering starting your TRT journey, or are wanting to move on from another clinic, you MUST come here. If you are wondering about cost, Don't! They are comparable to any clinic around. BTW, all the other staff I have talked to have been knowledgeable and courteous.
Paula MorganPaula Morgan
16:44 05 Feb 24
Erin CollisErin Collis
23:29 02 Feb 24
Very attentive and concerned staff. Great place.
Sheryl DossSheryl Doss
18:43 31 Jan 24
The staff are amazing and will go above and beyond to ensure your needs and focus on your goals !
Amy GardnerAmy Gardner
17:23 31 Jan 24
It's been 2 months since I started my membership with Optimize U and I am already seeing improvements in my energy levels, mood and bloodwork! Thanks to the guidance of the staff, I have more energy now and have begun taking walks again. I am looking forward to seeing more progress over the next 3 months. If you are struggling with your health and your primary doctor has run out of answers or suggestions, I highly recommend that you make an appointment for an evaluation at Optimize U. I'm so glad that I did!
RayRay
02:57 30 Jan 24
The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. I 100% recommend that everyone at least go and see if they can help.
Lauren ThomasLauren Thomas
01:46 30 Jan 24
Jeremy OxfordJeremy Oxford
21:52 10 Jan 24
Have been using Josh Porter @Optimize U for over a year now, have been a great relationship with staff, any questions and concerns are always answered promptly with the science to back it. Very caring and friendly staff. Blood work is always so easy.
Amy mosierAmy mosier
22:07 08 Jan 24
If you need hormone therapy this is the place to go! I have been going here for 2 years and could not be happier with my results! The staff is amazing! They are so friendly and knowledgeable! Love my optimize family!
David MayhewDavid Mayhew
20:05 08 Jan 24
I can’t say enough about my overall experience with Optimize U. I was greeted with a smile by Kaitlynn at the front desk who made sure i was comfortable while i waited to be seen. My first appointment was with Valerie who took my blood samples. She was very friendly and definitely very experienced drawing blood. She set up my next appointment a week out to go over the lab results. My second visit was with Laura to go over my results. She was amazing!! Very informative and answered any questions i had. I highly recommend Optimize U. You guys Rock!!
Zack YoungbloodZack Youngblood
19:54 08 Jan 24
Laura was so kind and answered all of my burning questions. She’s getting me back on track for 2024! Thank you 🙏🏼
casey nelmscasey nelms
22:40 05 Jan 24
Great staff very knowledgeable and helpful.
Bridget FrizzellBridget Frizzell
16:37 23 Dec 23
Dana EllisDana Ellis
23:31 22 Dec 23
Very thankful for Josh Porter and the crew at Optimize U. My energy level has improved among other things. They take the time to create a plan that’s individualized.
James StidhamJames Stidham
22:05 22 Dec 23
Love this place, Josh, Mandy, Kayli and Valerie are exceptional!!They have made my life, a true turn around. I have lost 47 lbs and feel amazing!! I highly recommend if you need advice and how to manage your life in a positive way, go see them. They will coach you and tell you how to use their facility to make your life more functional and meaningful. They have red light therapy, vitamins infusions, semiglutide, and more.
Peyton ColstonPeyton Colston
21:31 22 Dec 23
When I first started with Optimize U I had 0 energy and was living off coffee and energy drinks to get through the day. Since starting with Josh and getting my hormones in order I feel INCREDIBLE and highly recommend them. Josh is a wealth of knowledge in the industry and I truly trust his judgment and recommendations. I can’t say that about any other doctors I have seen.
Rhonda thurmanRhonda thurman
17:32 22 Dec 23
As a seasoned hairstylist, I have seen and experienced so much unnecessary pain, and suffering that women go through due to lack of hormone optimization. There is hope, and there is help! I promise you will not regret visiting the Optimize U team! Josh and his team have literally changed my husbands and my life for the better!
Suzie LenagarSuzie Lenagar
20:05 20 Nov 23
The most friendly and knowledgeable staff. Recommending this clinic to everyone in my circle!
E. ParkerE. Parker
18:02 06 Nov 23
Optimize U is simply the best place in Chattanooga to go if you’re looking to take control of your general health and well being. The entire staff is top notch…caring, knowledgeable, and accommodating. My wife and I both decided to go to Optimize U a little over a year ago after making “better overall health” a goal of ours…. and not only has the team at Optimize U helped guide us to achieve and maintain those goals…but they also uncovered an underlying medical condition that we were unaware of which most likely saved my wife’s life. We highly recommend them to anyone who is ready to take control of their overall health!!
Joy HayesJoy Hayes
21:49 04 Nov 23
Josh and everyone at Optimize U are amazing!! I feel better now than I have in years. My hormone levels are now spot on and my insulin resistance is also now under control. I have lost 27 pounds and my energy levels are amazing!! Do yourself a favor and give them a call!! You will be glad you did!!
Jon CymmingJon Cymming
20:11 02 Nov 23
Really nice people and they listen what you have to say
Josh Porter and his team are absolutely top notch! They have a system down that makes sure every thing is covered from start to finish. I'm excited for all the benefits I will be experiencing with them.
Kathy ThomasKathy Thomas
18:15 31 Oct 23
Josh is very knowledgeable in Hormone therapy and is very understanding. He is a Great guy. So glad I found him. Staff is friendly as well.
Andy TAndy T
10:57 20 Oct 23
Always informative , friendly and prompt .Great staff! Highly recommend!
Anna WilferthAnna Wilferth
21:50 19 Oct 23
If only this was what healthcare looked like for all. The doctor was so generous with his time and extremely easy to talk with and explained my lab work in great detail.We need to stop being treated by big Pharma and our health insurance companies but instead work with doctors who care enough to treat with vitamins and education if appropriate. I highly recommend.
David DodsonDavid Dodson
20:59 19 Oct 23
Love this place. Josh and the team are great. Feel better than I have felt in years and have lost 55 lbs while putting on muscle.
Charlene McKnightCharlene McKnight
15:34 14 Oct 23
I love Optimize U, the staff are great and I have lost about 16 pounds so far! I feel amazing!
Daniel McGovernDaniel McGovern
20:41 13 Oct 23
Nancy GwinNancy Gwin
18:25 28 Sep 23
Everyone here seems to be working towards the same goal, helping you to be all that you can be.
Lindsay DickertLindsay Dickert
17:51 28 Sep 23
Optimize U and staff have been life changing for my husband and I. Excellent service and staff is very knowledgeable and both Josh and Laura take time to genuinely listen to everything you say. They truly care and are very compassionate about each patients needs. I actually look to forward to my visits at Optimize U since they have become like family.
Brayden RayBrayden Ray
19:52 27 Sep 23
Great office great staff this place has helped me tremendously
Alice JohnsonAlice Johnson
12:02 25 Sep 23
Josh is very knowledgeable and personable. Staff is great. So glad I made the decision to become a client
K LK L
14:17 23 Sep 23
I feel amazing after getting everything straightened out with my levels. Everyone is super nice and welcoming. Josh is super nice and actually listens to you and is an absolute pleasure to work with.
Raed ZeineldinRaed Zeineldin
00:01 07 Sep 23
Josh has done very well in managing my body while taking into account my fertility. He takes into account all aspects of my blood work. My phlebotomist has been great every time. Quick and painless!
Kaitlynn JonesKaitlynn Jones
20:56 06 Sep 23
As a young women with PCOS I am so thankful for a team of providers who listened to my concerns and got to the root of my issues.I am feeling so much better after the guidance form Josh Porter and Laura Chastain.
Pinman1996Pinman1996
23:40 12 Aug 23
Hands down the best place in Chatt for optimizing the body!
Nicole LockeNicole Locke
19:30 11 Apr 23
Josh is amazing! Very smart and caring! I would recommend optimize U to anyone! He truly cares how you feel and wants to see good results! I’m excited to see results for myself and my journey to feeling great again!UPDATE!! ! Currently I have lost 46 pounds in about 3 months! I love life again!Thank you Josh Porter!!
Joseph HeissJoseph Heiss
15:06 16 Mar 23
Optimize U is the best thing that I have ever done for myself. With their help i have lost over 100lbs of body fat. All aspects of my life have improved by utilizing their services. I am a healthier happier person thanks to Optimize U!
Austin JenkinsAustin Jenkins
16:30 07 Mar 23
Josh and his team are awesome. We trust them to monitor our health, and this is definitely not one of those clinics that just wants to peddle out drugs. They genuinely care about your health and advise other options you can take.They also keep on improving their services and offerings. Amazing place, amazing people, and so awesome to see them in Chattanooga!
Cherish HamillCherish Hamill
16:33 16 Feb 23
I can’t say enough about Josh and Optimize U. I have truly seen a drastic increase in my quality of life. I went from waking up feeling exhausted that continued throughout the day to feeling energized and normal again. I have struggled with fatigue for years trying so many different ways to combat this with no results until I started seeing Josh. Some days it was a struggle to stay awake even while driving and having to take naps when my kids were home from school. Now I don’t even think about needing to rest during the day. He has such great insight for what I needed and communicates and listens so well. Thank you Josh for helping me get my energy back!! This is a game changer for me and my family.
Amanda BookerAmanda Booker
17:35 16 May 22
Optimize U came highly recommended from a dear friend of mine and after my first visit I definitely could see why. Josh and his staff are amazing and take the time needed to connect with each patient and their individual needs. It is very apparent that they not only love what they do but genuinely care ab their patients. Thank you for helping me feel my best!!! I will definitely be sending my family and friends.
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Location:

6245 Vance Rd, Ste.B Chattanooga, TN 37421

Contact Us

(423) 206-9753

Refills Text Line :

TEXT (423) 840-8894 TO REFILL MY MEDS

chattanooga@optimizeunow.com

Location:

5241 Highway 153, Unit #121, Hixson, TN 37343

Refills Text Line :

(423) 840-8894

chattanooga@optimizeunow.com

Practitioners

Matt Hughes, PA-C

Joshua Porter, PA-C

Kevin Lu, MD

Laura Chastain, NP

Matt Hughes, PA-C

Practitioners

Matthew Hughes is a certified physician assistant at Optimize U Clarskville and Chattanooga. He received his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree in 2008 and then went on to receive his Master of Physician Assistant Studies in 2010 from the University of Southern Illinois Carbondale. Matt is licensed to practice in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Illinois.

His passion is in helping his patients achieve their desired performance and wellness goals.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, staying active, off-roading, and watching movies.

Joshua Porter, PA-C

Physicians

Joshua Porter serves as the Clinical Director for Optimize U Chattanooga. He has worked as a Physician Assistant for over 10 years and has acquired an extensive background in sports medicine, nutrition, supplementation, and athletic performance.

After nearly a decade spent in the field of orthopaedic surgery, he decided to switch directions and focus his efforts on wellness medicine.

He is passionate about hormone and health optimization which led him to help start Optimize U Chattanooga. He and his wife Laura and their 5 children have called Chattanooga home since 2017. They love being active in a variety of sports and outdoor activities.

Kevin Lu, MD

Physicians

Dr. Kevin Lu, MD is the physician medical director of Optimize U Chattanooga. His experience with testosterone and hormone optimization started with combat aviation and U.S. special operations soldiers, helping both conventional military and elite soldiers be the most functionally fit people they could be both on the job and at home in their personal lives.

Dr. Lu has had multiple combat deployments to locations in Africa, Iraq, Afghanistan, and various other combat zones. He went to Northwestern University for his undergraduate education, and then to Case Western / Cleveland Clinic for medical school. He is a practicing board certified emergency medicine specialist and physician, completed his residency at Medical College of Georgia, and is an Assistant Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University.

Laura Chastain, NP

Practitioners