Meet The Doctors
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.
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.
Suzanne Fox, D.C.
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 her first semester of chiropractic school, she had the opportunity to take a Functional Medicine seminar and realized that she had found her passion in using holistic, advanced biochemical testing and nutritional therapies to facilitate healing. During her last year of school, she also became certified as an Applied Kinesiologist. 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 Diplomat 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. In addition to working with patients one on one in the person, Dr. Fox consults with patients via Skype 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. She was born in Fort Worth, Texas and moved to Raleigh, NC when she was five. She attended Harding University, in Arkansas for Vocal Performance, where she met and married her best friend from college. In 2015, she graduated with her degree from Wake Technical Community College in Medical Administration and Management. Shortly after she started working at Complete Chiropractic, she fell in love with Chiropractic Health.
In her free time she is spends time with her husband & four lb chihuahua. Laura and her husband own Dal Cuore Music and are one of the only professional wedding and event singers for the Triangle and North Carolina. She also loves the outdoors, mountain hiking, sailing, practicing hot yoga, reading the next greatest mystery novel and traveling.
Lillian Suarez, Front Desk Coordinator
Lillian is the newest member of our administration staff, joining the Complete Chiropractic Sports & Wellness team in January 2019. As a Front Desk Coordinator, she enjoys watching our patients’ progress as they come in for treatment. She says her favorite part of the job is working in a fun and caring environment where she learns something new every day.
Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their four elementary school aged children. Lillian, in her own time, operates Cary’s premier event and wedding planning boutique, Lillian Suarez Weddings & Events.
Teri Varillas, LMBT #17622
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.
Amanda Godwin, LMBT #11808
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.
Aaron Marco, ROLF Therapist
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
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.