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The Doctors

Dr. Jeremy Maxwell, D.C.

I grew up in Pleasanton, CA and graduated from Amador Valley High School in 1992. I then went to York, NE to attend York College on a soccer scholarship and to attain my undergraduate studies in pre-Chiropractic. It was in York where I met my wife, Shelby, who is from Rhinelander, WI. We married in August of 1995. I attended Palmer College of Chiropractic and graduated in June of 1999. I had a practice in Fayette, MO from April of 2001 through June 2018, and now practice in Columbia, MO since 2005. We have 4 wonderful children, Aiden, Myya, Emilia and Zechman.

I absolutely love what I have been called to do, and that is to help families maximize their health potential through Chiropractic. No other profession gets to intimately work with the innate healing potential the Creator placed in each of us like the Chiropractic profession. Every day we get to witness lives changing and health improving by turning on the power of the human body through spinal corrections and removing stressors. When the brain and body can talk without interruption, the Creator’s design of continual self healing can be expressed. We look forward to the opportunity of sharing our passion for living healthy, full lives and taking part in your health goals.

In Health,
Dr. Jeremy Maxwell

Dr. James Hamilton, D.C.

My chiropractic story started with my mom. She had been suffering from chronic migraines, and fortunately, our neighbor recommended my mom try their chiropractor.

Dr. James Hamilton Chiropractor

After finding relief from her daily migraines, my family began regular maintenance care with an upper cervical chiropractor. When we moved to Salisbury, Missouri, we continued care with Dr. Jeremy Maxwell.

While I was in high school, I made the decision to pursue Chiropractic as a career. I attended undergrad at North Lake College in Irving, Texas, and Parker University for chiropractic training. At Parker, I received my Bachelor's Degree in Human Anatomy, and in Health and Wellness. In 2017, I graduated with my Doctorate of Chiropractic, and then practiced in Salina, Kansas. In December of 2018, I saw Dr. Jeremy's AD looking for an associate, and decided it was time to come back home.

Dr. Jessica Smith, D.C

I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and started seeing a chiropractor at the age of 12. I struggled with horrible migraine headaches and had multiple volleyball injuries. After my first adjustment, I knew I wanted to become a chiropractor. I went on to attend Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, MO. There I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology, a Master of Nutrition and Physical Performance, and my doctorate in Chiropractic. I also have a teaching certificate in middle and high school science and middle school math.

My passions in chiropractic are women’s health, pediatrics, and pregnancy. I obtained a Webster Certification for pregnant women with the International Chiropractic Association and I am working towards my pediatric diplomate. I also plan to become a doula, post partem depression counselor, and a lactation specialist. I was drawn to the Wellness Way lifestyle due to my own personal experiences. I was diagnosed with Ovarian and Uterine cancer and went through so many worst case scenarios. I want to help other women in my situations work through their worst-case scenarios and help them win their fights naturally and come out on the other side healthier than before. Whether it is with cancer, infertility, or pain, I want to help everyone live their best life and not sit on the sideline.

When I am not in the office, I enjoy time with my daughter, dogs (2 Dobermans and 1 border collie), and playing volleyball.


Amy Smith Office Manager

Amy Smith - Office Manager

Amy has a bachelors degree in biological sciences, and has always had an interest in natural sciences and nutrition. She homeschooled her three now-adult children up to high school. She loves spending time with her family and on the farm with her animals. She became a patient of Dr. Jeremy's in 2003, and worked occasionally to cover for his previous CA, Ruth Barber. She officially began working at The Wellness Way Columbia in 2005 as Dr. Jeremy opened a Columbia office part-time. In 2008, she took over the position of Office Manager in both the Fayette and Columbia offices.

Heidy Ferguson - Front Desk Manager

Heidy loves dogs!

Patti Wallis - Hospitality

Patti has had interest in a different approach to health after many years of taking medications with only having that as a plan from medical doctors. She became a patient of Dr. Jeremy's in the fall of 2019, and then started working part-tme in Febuary 2020.

Patti encourages others on their Wellness journey here in the office, and loves doing outreach for The Wellness Way Columbia.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and being outdoors.

Clarice Jones - Social Media and Marketing

I grew up under care with Dr. Jeremy from the time I was maybe 10 years old, and saw him regularly as I was an athlete all through high school. My family attended church with Amy, and she had suggested seeing Dr. Jeremy because of a car accident we had been in years prior.

I started working front desk a couple days a week when I was 17, and was able to grow into a full time position until summer of 2019 when I moved out of state. History sort of repeated itself in July when I found myself in Columbia helping out with running the front desk again, and back into Social Media and Marketing for The Wellness Way Columbia.