Meet the Doctor
Dr. Gary Shoemaker founded Clairpointe Family Chiropractic in 1988 in Detroit and has been operating it on a full time basis in Grosse Pointe Farms since 2005. He graduated from the National College of Chiropractic in 1981 with a Doctorate in Chiropractic, Bachelor of Science degree and certifications in nutrition, exercise physiology and spinal disc decompression. After graduation, Dr. Shoemaker trained for his first six years in private practice with an experienced chiropractor in Utica, Michigan learning the finer points of patient care and health management. Dr. Shoemaker’s focus is on helping people achieve their best health through regular chiropractic care. Dr. Shoemaker and his wife Lori have two daughters and reside in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan.
Education : National College of Chiropractic, Oakland University
Associations & Memberships : Michigan Association of Chiropractors, Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce
Meet Dr. Alexander Jeffrey
Dr. Alexander Jeffrey is board certified with the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and Michigan Board of Chiropractic. Dr. Alex is currently pursuing a 400 hour diplomate certification from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. He attended Central Michigan University and continued his education at Logan University, College of Chiropractic, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and Doctor of Chiropractic. While at Logan, he was extensively trained in a number of chiropractic techniques including Diversified, Logan Basic, Activator, Thompson, and Acupuncture. He is well versed in myofascial release, kinesiology taping, exercise and sports rehabilitation. He is very passionate about working with children and pregnant women and wants to be a part of a growing family practice. And, in his free time he enjoys hiking, snowboarding, hunting, and fishing.
Education: Logan College of Chiropractic, Logan University, Central Michigan University
Associations & Memberships: International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
Jenny has been a part of the Clairpointe Family Chiropractic team since February of 2014. Her primary role in the office is front desk CA. She oversees the scheduling for both Chiropractic and massage. Jenny is very excited to be involved with Chiropractic, and is always eager to learn more as well as grow.
Katie has been part of the Clairpointe Team since 1992, starting first as an assistant to the office manager, then as the primary front desk Chiropractic Assistant, and now oversees all patient and insurance financial matters. Katie has multiple certifications in insurance billing and coding and serves as Dr. Shoemaker’s insurance liason and adviser.
Sarah has been a licensed massage therapist for more than 15 years and exclusively at Clairpointe Family Chiropractic since 2004. She is certified in multiple disciplines of massage that include therapeutic, deep tissue, lymphatic, prenatal, and hot stone massage. In addition, Sarah uses many different techniques to enhance your massage experience such as acupressure, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and aromatherapy.
Meet Marla Antone
Marla is a licensed massage therapist at Clairpointe Family Chiropractic. She is certified in multiple disciplines of massage and she welcomes new clients to add massage therapy into their wellness plan.
Dr. Shoe and his staff (Amy and Jenny) are the best! They have really helped me with back and neck issues–back to running regularly thanks to them! Been coming for a year now and plan to continue. Our entire family sees him and all have had a very positive experience and great results. There is very little wait and it is very convenient, fast, and efficient to come here regularly. Dr. Shoe has a focus on wellness and preventative/maintenance which we also really like and respect.