S. Sandford Estes, MD

S. Sanford Estes, MD was born and raised in Tampa, FL. has been practicing medicine for over four decades. As Medical Director and Staff Physician at Essential Integrative Medicine, Dr. Sandy Estes is the architect of our patients’ treatment plans. His extensive knowledge, medical experience and commitment to clinical excellence is essential to our patients’ success! Dr. Sandy Estes enjoys evaluating each patient’s medical history and listening to their concerns and goals to develop the most effective treatment plan specific to each patient. Dr. Sandy Estes’ philosophy and passion is treating the patient first, not just their symptoms.


Darling School (Rome, GA) 1963

University of the South (Sewanee, TN) B.A. Biology 1967

University of Tennessee College of Medicine (Memphis, TN) M.D. 1970 

Post Graduate Medical Education 

Preceptor in Surgical Pathology, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis. TN 

January 1971 -July 1971

Rotating Intern, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC 

July1971 – July 1972

Resident and Chief Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Carolina Medical Center, Charlotte, NC 

September 1974 – September 1977

Military Service 

USAF, General Medical Officer, Captain 

USAF Hospital, Tyndall AFB, FL 1972-1974

Honorable Discharge


Tan Tran, DC

I am reminded everyday of why I chose the art of Integrative Medicine and Chiropractic as my profession. It is my greatest reward when our efforts help our patients realize that there is hope beyond what they have known with conventional care. That they are empowered and we can give them the tools necessary to live their lives to the fullest.

My promises to you are that:

"We will do everything we can to make sure you get the right care that you need. If we can't help you, we will make sure to find someone who can." "We will try to find the cause of your symptoms and not merely try to mask it." "We will never do anything which cause you harm." "We will work together to ensure that you stay healthy not just for today, but for a lifetime."


Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Natural Science

Parker College of Chiropractic

Bachelor of Science, Human Anatomy

Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C.

Outside of my professional life, my greatest gift is my family. My wife, Shannon, and I have a little boy named Miles Harrison and a little girl named Ruby Elizabeth. We also have a dog named Roscoe who works as a part-time mascot for Essential Integrative Medicine.


Thang Tran, DC

"My job is to ensure that you receive the highest quality of care and service that is the hallmark of Essential."


I completed my undergraduate in Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences at the University of South Florida. Knowing my interests would be in healthcare field with a holistic approach, chiropractic was the perfect fit. I continued my education at Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX and graduated with a dual major as Doctorate of Chiropractic and Bachelor of Science in Human Anatomy.

I am a founding partner of Essential ChiroCare since 2001 with a mission for each and every patient to reach their health goals and stay healthy. Our office is wellness based encompassing a multidisciplinary approach including medicine, chiropractic, nutrition, physical therapy, yoga, health workshops, weight management and anti-aging.