39+ Years Practicing In Chalmette!

Doc is The Parish's Most Experienced And Longest Tenured Chiropractor!
Dr. J and Doc have had your back thru heck and high water.

Thank you for visiting the website of Dr. James L. Shoemaker and Dr. J | Shoemaker Chiropractic Physical Medicine Center.

At their clinic as well as online, Dr. Shoemaker and Dr. J both strive for excellence through superior patient treatment, education, and satisfaction. We welcome your feedback and suggestions.

Within this site, you will find all types of health-related information, information about our office and services including the innovative and much talked about Spinal Decompression, the history of and myths surrounding chiropractic care, back and neck conditions from work related injuries and automobile accidents, exercises to strengthen your spine, therapeutic massage therapy offered onsite, diet and nutrition advice, a monthly health newsletter, and much, much more.

We hope you enjoy the information and share it with others. Again, thank you for visiting and remember to come back often as this online information constantly changes and is frequently updated.

Yours In Health,

James L. Shoemaker DC, CCSP "Doc" and Lesichia Jarrell DC "Dr. J"


Dr. Shoemaker is very appreciative of Cindy's time at this event

"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart." ~ Elizabeth Andrew

St. Bernard Parish "GEAUX PINK" For Breast Cancer

We are very thankful for Doc's daughter, Jen Shoemaker, who selflessly worked this event

"Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer. " ~Author Unknown

Our Story:

Hurricane Katrina completely decimated the clinic on August 29, 2005. Despite the horrendous tragedy, Dr. Shoemaker never lost sight of his patients' need for care and he immediately began connecting with them on a St. Bernard Parish Forum online.

Just 3 weeks after the devastation, Dr. Shoemaker began clearing out his Chalmette clinic's storm debris. Later in September 2005, Dr. Shoemaker began seeing patients in a colleague's chiropractic clinic in Slidell, Louisiana until such time as he found his own clinic space in Corporate Square on Gause Boulevard in Slidell.

When the rebuilding began in earnest in St. Bernard Parish in early 2006, Dr. Shoemaker regularly drove into Chalmette to see his patients in a mobile clinic in the parking lot of his original building. The robust rebuilding spirit of The Parish caused him to quickly outgrow this mobile clinic and so he leased space a few blocks away from his original clinic while his clinic's rebuilding transpired.

On May 1, 2007 Dr. Shoemaker | Shoemaker Chiropractic Physical Medicine Center very proudly reopened the Chalmette clinic at 221 W. Judge Perez Drive. Dr. Jarrell joined Doc with patient care shortly thereafter.

Then, in the Summer of 2009,
in response to his patient's enthusiastic response to his reopening, Dr. Shoemaker | Shoemaker Chiropractic Physical Medicine Center, debuted an expanded clinic area into the adjacent building to where he can also offers:

  • on-site x-ray capabilities
  • a very extensive physical rehab equipment department
  • spinal stabilizer
  • multiple advanced spinal decompression treatment rooms
  • 3 massage therapy suites
  • leased space to Audible Hearing Aids