Our Staff

Dr. Brian McLaughlin, D.C.

 

Dr. Brian McLaughlin is from Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia with his younger sister and two brothers, one of which is his identical twin. He graduated from Shepherd University with a B.S. degree in Fitness and Exercise Science. Growing up he was involved in year round athletics; lettering in football, baseball, basketball, and golf in high school. He continued playing golf and baseball throughout his collegiate career, including coaching a local high school baseball team.

Dr. McLaughlin had been inspired by the sport medicine field and the holistic approach to healing at a young age as his involvement in the field started when he was a senior in high school. He completed two internships in physical therapy including extensive training in rehabilitation by his sophomore year in college. It wasn’t until his junior year in college when he became aware of the chiropractic profession and engaged in another internship. Intrigued by the fields’ comprehensive approach to healing the body, Dr. McLaughlin decided that chiropractic was his calling. A graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida campus, Dr. McLaughlin was involved in sport council, sports club, motion palpation club and was a Teaching Assistant in Palmer’s Clinic. In addition, he was trained extensively in extremity injuries, sports and rehabilitation through the CCEP program organized and founded by Dr. Kevin Hearon. Dr. McLaughlin is currently licensed and certified by the North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Dr. Kevin McLaughlin, D.C.

 

Dr. Kevin McLaughlin was also raised in Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia and is a graduate of Shepherd University and Palmer Chiropractic College. He graduated with a Fitness Exercise Science degree. He completed two chiropractic internships in his undergraduate program. Growing up he was also involved in year round athletics; lettering in football, baseball, basketball, and golf in high school and continued to play football in college.

During his clinical experience, Dr. McLaughlin participated in a preceptor ship program with Dr. Donald Murphy in Rhode Island which dramatically increased his knowledge in the profession. He has studied numerous chiropractic techniques and specialties such as Webster’s technique for pregnant women, Gonstead, Activator, Flexion and Distraction, Diversified, Neuromobilization, Muscle Energy, Myofascial Release, Kinesiotaping, Extremities,Thompson Drop, Applied Kinesiology, Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT), SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) and Nutrition. He is certified in Graston technique and is also a Rock Tape Certified Doc (Kinesiotape). Dr. McLaughlin stays current in research and uses proven techniques through the literature, seminars, and continuing education known to be effective. As a previous collegiate athlete, he enjoys staying active in his cross-fit community and working with athletes. Kevin looks forward to helping and working with everyone around him.

Dr. Suzanne Fox, Functional Medicine

 

Dr. Suzanne Fox graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Delaware Valley College. She went on to pursue her education at the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, where she graduated as valedictorian of her class.

During Dr. Fox’s first semester of chiropractic school, she had the opportunity to take a Functional Medicine seminar. From that point on, she realized that she had found her passion in using holistic, advanced biochemical testing and nutritional therapies to facilitate healing. Dr. Fox’s thirst for knowledge in this arena prompted her to attend as many extracurricular seminars as she could while in chiropractic school. During her last year of school, she became certified as an Applied Kinesiologist.  Today, she has over 200 hours of training in Applied Kinesiology.Upon graduation, Dr. Fox’s drive to better serve her patients and learn as much as possible in the field of Functional Medicine, lead her to numerous hours of post graduate seminars. The culmination of this training resulted in her receiving the highest level of board certification for nutrition in the chiropractic profession, a Diplomate of Clinical Nutrition.As fundamentally important as biochemical health is, Dr. Fox also recognizes that stress plays a major role in overall health and quality of life. Consequently, she pursued training in well researched stress reduction techniques. Dr. Fox primarily uses NET, Neuro-Emotional Technique and EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique, in the office. Additionally, homeopathic and nutritional supplements are used as adjuncts to these therapies when beneficial.

Dr. Fox has been practicing complementary and holistic medicine for over a decade. Before selling her private practice in 2010 to move to North Carolina, she enjoyed seeing patients in her New York office. In addition to working with patients one on one in the person, Dr. Fox consults with patients via Skype, etc who are located throughout the United States, and also leads group classes in the office and online.Outside of the office, Dr. Fox loves spending time with her son Evan, family, friends, and dog, Ginger!  She enjoys cooking, reading, the beach, and being outdoors…especially with horses!

Laura DeTorres, Practice Manager

Laura has worked in the healthcare industry most of her professional life. Early on she knew she wanted to use her organizational skills in office management and to help people live a healthy and holistic lifestyle. In 2015, she graduated with her degree from Wake Technical Community College in Medical Administration and Management. Shortly after she started working for Drs. Brian and Kevin McLaughlin she fell in love with Chiropractic Health. She was born in Fort Worth, Texas and moved to Raleigh, NC when she was 5. She attended Harding University in Arkansas where she met and married her best friend from college. In her free time she is spends time with her husband & 4lb chihuahua. She loves the outdoors, trips to the beach and mountains, hiking, sailing (all water sports), practicing hot yoga, reading the next greatest mystery novel and traveling.

Lillian Suarez, Patient Coordinator

My name is Lillian (Lili) and I joined the Complete Chiropractic team in January 2019. As a patient coordinator, I enjoy watching our patients’ progress as they come in for treatment. I am so grateful to work in a fun and caring environment where I learn something new every day. I reside in Cary. Outside the office I enjoy spending time with my husband and our four children. I am blessed to own my own wedding and event planning business since 2012.

Amanda Godwin, LMBT

Amanda Ann Godwin is a nationally certified massage therapist. Her massage style is a combination of Swedish and Ayurvedic massage, often employing the additional tools of warm towels, essential oils and gua sha. She is skillful at “listening” to the body under hands to discern the best way to proceed. Amanda’s background as a yoga teacher informs her treatment of the body in massage. Her ministry of helping the body to heal and thrive has spanned work in massage, 4-handed massage, midwifery, hospice, and as well as teaching, yoga, and quilting. She makes her home with her husband in Carrboro, NC.

Ashley Schweitzer, LMBT

Ashley is a licensed massage therapist with a passion for focused, deep tissue massage stemming from her work with NC State athletes. She is trained in Lymphatic, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Myofascial Release, Pregnancy, Acupressure, Reflexology, and Reiki. Ashley graduated from the Healing Arts and Massage School in Raleigh, NC and also has a Bachelors in Social Work from Appalachian State University, spending two years post grad in the non-profit industry.

Teri Varillas, LMBT

Teri has had lifelong experience working with people in the community and has developed an altruistic demeanor that lends to her intuitive practice. Her desire to educate people to help better themselves and provide regular self-care is her priority. Teri is trained in Swedish massage, Deep Tissue or Myofascial Release, Lymph Drainage, Prenatal massage and Acupressure. She also has advanced training in Touch For Health, Aromatherapy and Reflexology.

When Teri is not practicing massage therapy, she is spending time with her family and her three dogs. She loves to garden and has many plants and flowers to tend to. She enjoys cooking, being outdoors, reading and relaxing. She likes to practice yoga, listen to music or take a walk in the woods to calm her mind and body.

Aaron Marco, ROLF Therapist

Together with qualifications in the field of manual and somatic therapies, Aaron Marco has studied and gained experience in numerous forms of movement therapy and practices, integrating physiological and structural function and systems, complex nutritional design, pedagogical systems and frameworks for rapid learning and optimal brain function. He has synthesized his broad knowledge and specialized experience with modern technology and developed an integral design that supports and complements the challenges of both contemporary living and the intricate, complex needs of the physiologically/physically hurt and unwell. Aaron Marco’s innovative and cutting-edge methodology accesses the seamless interplay between the body’s physiological and physical structure and function.

After some years of traveling North America training in various forms of manual and complimentary somatic therapies, he is now based in North Carolina. Originally a graduate from Duke University with a B.S. in Economics, 2006, Aaron Marco embarked upon a life-changing career journey: the pursuit of and an understanding of what he has come to name “integral well-being”. Aaron Marco began his training in Structural Integration at the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in Boulder, CO, 2008 and completed his studies at IPSB College in San Diego, CA, 2009. He received certification as an Advanced Rolf Structural Integrator from the Guild for Structural Integration in Boulder, CO, 2010 and passed the Certification Exam for Structural Integratorssm, 2010, earning the title Board Certified Structural Integratorcm. Additionally, Aaron Marco is qualified in The Rossiter System. The Rossiter System is an evolutionary approach to structural bodywork and is designed to provide fast relief from physical pain. Aaron Marco’s innovative approach to “integral well-being” is facilitated by the method of Integral Neuro-Fasciology, INF.

Jen Bell, Yoga Therapist

 

From a young age Jennifer has always enjoyed movement. She was involved in many sports through college, and has spent many years coaching cheerleading at the all-star and highschool level. As a collegiate cheerleader Jen realized she needed an activity that was physically sustainable but would allow her to keep the strength and flexibility she had gained. It didn’t take long for her to realize that yoga was exactly what she was looking for physically, and as a bonus she felt more grounded and found a deeper connection to herself. Jen started on a journey to deepen her practice and knowledge, in 2008, by becoming a yoga teacher. For over 10 years she has been teaching yoga around the world, she is now looking forward to bring the benefits of yoga therapy to the triangle area.

Jen has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University. She completed her 200-hr yoga teaching training through Yoga Fit, and her 300-hr with Blue Lotus in Raleigh. Currently Jen is pursuing a masters in Yoga Therapy from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. This is the first and only program of it’s kind in the country and she feels privileged to be part of their program. Jen is also a group fitness instructor and personal trainer certified through AFAA (Aerobic and Fitness Association of America). In her spare time she loves to eat, travel, and spend time with her family.