Meet the Doctors


Dr. Michael M QuartararoAAC Family Wellness | Dr. Michael Quartararo, Chiropractor

Dr. Michael Quartararo grew up in Rotterdam and spent many summers in Saratoga Springs where he nows lives with his wife Ashley and their 7 children. He graduated cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic, the first and largest chiropractic college in the world, in 1993. While in college, he received specialized training in pediatrics and specific upper cervical adjusting techniques. He has been certified in Erhardt X-Ray training, EMG studies and performance. Dr. Quartararo is a member of the New York Chiropractic Council. Recently he founded Holistic Health Marketplace, a doctor approved market for natural supplements and nutritional support.

Dr. Todd M. Defayette

AAC Family Wellness | Dr. Todd M. Defayette, Chiropractor

Dr. Todd M. Defayette grew up in Plattsburgh, and graduated magna cum laude from the New York Chiropractic College in 1997. While in college, he trained in chiropractic pediatric and geriatric care. He also has advanced specialty in sports science and biophysics (posture science). When Dr. D. isn't turning people's power on, he enjoys exercising, sports, and spending time with his wife of 12 years, Lauren, and their children, Jake, Jack, and Mia. Dr. D. is a member of the Doctors Speaker Bureau. This organization's mission is to educate families on the value of wellness chiropractic care. Dr. D. also has a teaching degree from SUNY Cortland in physical education.

Dr. Dermot Jinks

Dr. Dermot Jinks of AAC Family Wellness

Dr. Dermot Connole Jinks practiced in Swampscott and Peabody, MA for 16+ years before joining AAC Family Wellness Centers.  In that time he expanded his education and experience in a posture-based, exercise-oriented approach to chiropractic called Chiropractic Biophysics.  His experience in pediatric development and adult health are a "natural" complement to the family-oriented care that has long been the foundation of AAC Family Wellness Center.  An advocate for life-long learning, he brings a wealth of educational experience to our practice.  


Dr. Vincent Esposito

Dr. Vincent Esposito of AAC Family Wellness

Dr. Vincent Esposito graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, where he also received a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition. He is a board-certified chiropractor in the state of New York and has a particular interest in functional medicine and health coaching. He combines his passion for cooking with his expertise in functional medicine principles to create realistic, sustainable practices to prevent and treat chronic diseases.

In addition to working with people in a 1-on-1 setting, he is the creator of The Inner Circle, a series of Online Plant-Based Cooking Classes, and can conduct Private and Corporate Cooking Classes as well virtually or in-person. He shares recipes & nutrition tips on TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook.  

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Meet the Staff

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Vera DurdenAAC Family Wellness  | Vera Durden


After a career teaching high school for 33 years, Vera joined the staff at AAC in 2004.
She enjoys gardening, working out and reading. Vera attributes her good health to living the chiropractic lifestyle.