Meet the Doctors


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



Dr. Michael M Quartararo grew up in Rotterdam and spent many summers in Saratoga Springs where he nows lives with his daughter Lily Mae. He graduated cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic, the first and largest chiropractic college in the world. While in college, he received specialized training in pediatrics and specific upper neck adjusting techniques. He has been certified in Erhardt X-Ray training, EMG studies and performance, and animal chiropractic.  Dr. Quartararo is a member of the New York Chiropractic Council, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, International Chiropractic Association, and World Chiropractic Alliance. He is also a featured blogger on  

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. Marcus Carlow

Dr. Marcus Carlow of AAC Family Wellness

Dr. Marcus Carlow, DC graduated Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic - West in San Jose CA and has been a practicing Chiropractor for over 23 years. In his free time Dr. C loves to spend time with friends and family enjoying nature and the outdoors through hiking, paddling, skiing, and motorcycle touring. Dr. C's passion for life and Chiropractic shines through brightly, making him an excellent addition to the AAC Wellness Center family.


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Ballston Spa

Vera DurdenAAC Family Wellness  | Vera Durden


Vera Durden joined our practice after being under chiropractic wellness care for many years at AAC. Vera is a retired teacher and has lived in the Ballston Spa/Saratoga area for over 20 years. She is active in our local Kiwanis club and participates at the highest level in promoting wellness in our area.