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Meet Dr. McLaughlin

Chiropractor, Functional Medicine Doctor and Weight Loss Specialist

Dr. Julie McLaughlin has helped tens of thousands of people improve their health and lives through her clinic, McLaughlin Care, ebooks, teaching and public speaking. 


She has 30 years of clinical practice. Earning 2 B.S. degrees, majoring in biology, nutrition and chemistry, and a Doctorate in Chiropractic. Continued education of 300+ diplomate hours in nutrition and internal medicine, 600+ diplomate hours in acupuncture, 30+ course certification from advanced laboratory studies, gluten sensitivity training, therapeutic lifestyle medicine, applied clinical nutrition,  brain health coaching certification with the Amen Clinic and currently completing the nationally known IFM program.

Dr. Julie McLaughlin is one of the Midwest’s most sought-after wellness doctors.  She is known for treating celebrities, elite athletes, local entrepreneurs, business people, students and entire families help them live a pain-free, healthy lifestyle. She is also a chiropractor, acupuncturist, functional medicine practitioner, educator, speaker, author of 9 ebooks and CEO of McLaughlin Care, Vital Health Protocols and Project Selfy.  Dr. McLaughlin educates her community with 24+ speaking events per year on topics of functional wellness and lifestyle medicine.  

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Dr. Jacob McNamara was born and raised in Springfield IL. He grew up playing football in high school and running track in high school and in college. Dr. McNamara was first introduced to Chiropractic after tearing his hamstring during a track meet. Dr. McNamara received Chiropractic care for this injury and recovered in a fraction of the time quoted by the physical therapist that was consulted initially. This experience showed him the power of Chiropractic care, and the variety of treatment options Chiropractic physicians can offer.


Dr. McNamara graduated Magna Cum Laude from Illinois College with a bachelor of science degree in biology, and recently graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic with Summa Cum Laude honors. At Palmer, Dr. McNamara also worked as a teaching assistant in the cadaver lab, as well as serving as the Clinical Teaching Assistant for Mod 6B.


Dr. McNamara currently works at McLaughlin Care in Lake Bluff, IL. His professional interests include chiropractic care, functional medicine, therapeutic exercise, and wellness. Dr. McNamara is very passionate about helping others and dedicates himself to each and every patient regardless of the complexity of each case.


 When Dr. McNamara isn’t in the office he enjoys spending the majority of his time being active with his wife and their dog. He enjoys exercise, playing sports and hiking on weekends, reading, and researching health and wellness topics to improve the health of himself, his family, and his patients.

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