meet dr. patrick mclaughlin

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin was raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1991 after completing his pre-chiropractic requirements at Mars Hill College. After associateships in Mount Prospect, Illinois and Mint Hill, North Carolina, he opened McLaughlin Chiropractic Center in Morehead City in 1996. He has authored a chiropractic handbook and his audiocassette; “Chiropractic Impact” is used nationwide to educate others on the benefits of chiropractic care.

Dr. McLaughlin has helped establish chiropractic clinics in Beaufort, Cedar Point, Havelock, and Gastonia, North Carolina between 1999 and 2000. In August of 2015, he re-purchased the Cedar Point location and now operates two practices in Cedar Point and Morehead City. He is an active member of the North Carolina Chiropractic Association. Dr. McLaughlin lives in Morehead City, with his wife Maria, their two daughters, Payton and Parker, and two sons, Sean and Ethan.


Licensed Doctor of Chiropractic in North Carolina (#1898)

Palmer College of Chiropractic

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude, 1991 (earned Doctorate of Chiropractic degree and Bachelor’s of Science Degree).
  • Received Bachelor’s of Science degree (major-General sciences and Anatomy, minor-Spanish).
  • Palmer College Presidents Award, 1991

Mars Hill College 1985-1988

Charlotte Catholic High School, Graduated 1985

President of Pi Tau Delta National Chiropractic Honor Society, 1991

Guilford Technical Community College “Faculty of the Year” Award, 1993 for the chiropractic assistant/nurse program


Advanced Certification in Gonstead adjusting technique.

Certified in Sports Extremity Techniques.

Certified with American Red Cross in “Back Injury Prevention” Instruction.

*Since 1992, a minimum of two continuing chiropractic education seminars have been taken per year. These are available upon request


Member – Palmer International Alumni Association

Member – North Carolina Chiropractic Association

Member of the Board of Directors of the Mint Hill Business Association, 1993

Internship – Strang Chiropractic Clinic, Davenport, Iowa

Internship – Palmer College Public Clinic, Davenport, Iowa

Associateship – Central Chiropractic Associates, Mount Prospect, Illinois, 1991-1992

Associateship – Health First Chiropractic of Mint Hill, Mint Hill, North Carolina, 1992-1996

President of the Mint Hill Business Association, (1994-1995)

Chairperson of the Mint Hill Madness Steering committee(1994)

Vice-President of the Charlotte Catholic Alumni Association(1994-1995)

Soundview Rotarian (1996-Present)

Carteret County Chamber of Commerce Member (1996- Present)

Carteret County Economic Development Council Member (1996-Present)

Secretary/Treasurer of North Carolina Palmer Alumni Association, 1993-1998

Commencement speaker at North Carolina Chiropractic Assistant Program, class of 1993


Scoliosis, Spondylolisthesis, Short Leg, and the Response to Chiropractic Care
Patrick D. McLaughlin, DC and Joseph Siragusa, DC (1993)

The Chiropractic Handbook, Patrick D. McLaughlin, DC (1994)