At Compass Human Performance, we’re dedicated to providing a comprehensive approach to healthcare that empowers individuals to achieve optimal health and longevity. Founded by Dr. Howard, a board-certified general surgeon, cosmetic surgeon, and functional medicine practitioner, our Nashville clinic is rooted in the belief that true wellness goes beyond merely treating symptoms. We strive to provide our patients with the necessary tools, education, and support to address the underlying causes of their health concerns and guide them towards a path of lasting well-being.
As an alternative to traditional insurance-based providers, Compass Human Performance takes a holistic and personalized approach to healthcare, treating the person as a whole rather than simply applying a band-aid solution to symptoms. Our team of dedicated professionals is committed to helping you achieve your unique health goals, while improving your overall quality of life. By combining cutting-edge treatments with proven alternative medicine practices, we deliver transformative results that empower you to take control of your health and embrace a brighter, more vibrant future. Choose Compass Human Performance for a truly transformative healthcare experience.
Founded Compass Human Performance
Dr. Lee Howard, MD, FACS
Dr. Howard founded Compass Human Performance, a Nashville alternative medicine clinic, to provide patients the tools needed to achieve optimal health and longevity.
Dr. Howard is a board certified general surgeon, a cosmetic surgeon, and a functional medicine practitioner. He encountered the effects of chronic disease and the shortfalls of modern medicine too frequently. He found that patients are not provided the proper tools and information to get well and stay well. Spurred on by his own desire to achieve health and wellness, he has dedicated his career to helping his patients achieve their unique health goals. At Compass Human Performance, we take a practical approach to health and provide our clients with proper education. We incorporate ways to improve their quality of life by treating the person as a whole and not simply putting a bandaid (a pill) on the symptom.
Meet our awesome staff
Meet Our Awesome Staff
Dr. Lee Howard, M.D., FACS
Dr. Howard is from Lawrenceburg, TN. He attended medical school at St. George’s University and completed surgical residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital. Dr. Howard is Board Certified in General Surgery. In 2018, Dr Howard started Compass Human Performance recognizing that healing, from any disease process, is best when approached at the cellular level. Dr. Howard saw that current treatments offered little hope to so many and he wanted to change that. Dr. Howard enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing and hunting. Dr. Howard is married to Kelly and they have 4 children.
Kelly Howard, RN, BSN
Kelly is originally from Union, NJ. She is the wife of Dr. Lee Howard. Kelly started her nursing career as a Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurse. Currently, Kelly serves as the office manager at Compass and also administers intravenous therapies. Kelly is with each patient throughout their journey at Compass. She assists each patient with planning their therapy schedule. Kelly is a wealth of clinical information and is instrumental to the success of our patients. Kelly is a mother of 4 and she enjoys travel and spending time with her family.
Olivia is originally from Franklin, TN. She attended college at the University of Mississippi and graduated in 2017 with a B.S. in Exercise Science. After graduation, Olivia, returned to Tennessee to continue her personal fitness journey. Olivia, joined the team at Compass Cellular Healing in May 2018. Olivia assists patients with coordinating and scheduling treatment plans, diagnostic studies and guiding patients throughout their course of treatment. Olivia is diligent and takes an extra bit of care in helping patients achieve their maximum wellness.
Olya, originally from Ukraine, graduated Aesthetics School in Prague, Czech Republic in 2016. After graduation she moved to California and started her aesthetics career. After 6 years of practice, she moved to Nashville Tennessee and in 2022 she became a member of the Belle Meade Medical Spa family.
Here, Olya is the Lead Esthetician and enjoys guiding her clients into a healthy skincare routine, making them confident in their appearance and ultimately bringing more happiness in their life.