Meet the Doctors


Dr. Julia McDaniel received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Vermont in 1983. In 1990 she graduated from Life Chiropractic College located in Marietta, Georgia. Dr. Julia has been in active practice with her husband, Dr. Jim McDaniel, in Middlebury Vermont since 1990.

Shortly after opening their practice, Dr. Julia became very active in chiropractic on the legislative level. In 1992 she was appointed to the Vermont Chiropractic Board of Examiners by Gov. Howard Dean, where she served the State for 9 ½ years. During this time, she served two years as chairman of the board. Dr. Julia served as the State delegate to both the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards and the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Dr. Julia has the distinction of being the first female Doctor of Chiropractic to serve on the board of directors for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.  She has been an active voice for legislative change concerning professional regulation and patients' rights. She also served the Council on Chiropractic Education as a member of the Site Team Academy and as the Secretary-Treasurer on the Board of Directors. 

In 2000 the Vermont Chiropractic Association awarded Dr. Julia the honor of Chiropractor of the Year. She is currently serving as the President of the Vermont Chiropractic Association. When she is not in the office, you may find her playing with her granddaughters, working in the garden, watching birds, or batch cooking. She is passionate about healthy foods and nourishing the body and mind.

 Dr. Jim McDaniel is a 1990 cum laude graduate of Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia. While a student, Dr. Jim served as his class representative to the Clinic Judicial Review Committee.

Since opening McDaniel Chiropractic Center in 1990, he has attended many continuing education conferences. Dr. Jim has a special interest in nutrition and neurology, completing over 150 hours of post-graduate training in clinical neurology through Logan Chiropractic College.

Giving back to the community has always been important to Dr. Jim. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Addison County branch of the American Cancer Society and the Parent Child Center of Addison County, as well as serving on the advisory council for the health careers program at the Hannaford Career Center. Currently, he is the treating chiropractor at the Middlebury Open Door Clinic.  Dr. Jim is a past President of the Vermont Chiropractic Association and past Vice President of the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters. In 2017 was appointed by Gov. Scott to the Vermont Board of Chiropractic Examiners.  

Dr. Jim has a strong interest in physical fitness. After Dr. Julia competed and placed in the 2000 Vermont Supernatural Bodybuilding Competition, Dr. Jim competed in the 2002 Vermont Natural Bodybuilding Competition. He continues to read, investigate, and stay abreast of the latest information regarding basic health and nutrition. These days Dr. Jim spends as much of his free time as possible with his two granddaughters; that's when he's not out bass fishing. 


Dr. John Paul Marriott joins McDaniel Chiropractic Center with a unique approach to patient care.  He is a graduate of Bastyr University and is a licensed naturopathic physician specializing in naturopathic physical medicine. He has a special interest in orthopedics, nutrition and exercise, understanding the impact our physical health plays on our emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Dr. John has a vast knowledge of the human body and can pull from a variety of resources to help patients meet their health care goals. He believes the doctor-patient relationship is one of collaboration. Dr. John takes a comprehensive individualized approach to patient care.

Dr. John is one of 5 children and was born and raised here in Vermont. He is excited to return home and give back the surrounding communities he loves so much. When he is not in the office, he enjoys spending time outdoors. You may find him hiking, skiing, playing basketball or making maple syrup with his family back in Fairfax. He is also a dedicated student of life and realizes the learning never stops. 


McDaniel Chiropractic Center Declaration of Health

We believe that health is a state of optimal physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of symptoms or disease.

We believe that the body is self-regulating and self-healing.

We believe that we are, in most cases, genetically programmed for the expression of health.

We believe that a key component of true health care is self-care and personal responsibility.

We believe the body does the healing, not the doctor.

We believe the doctor-patient relationship should be a partnership not a dictatorship.

We believe doctors should honor and respect individual health care choices.


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