Dr. Monique “Moe” Weddle- McGowan


Dr. Monique Weddle-McGowan, or better known by her colleagues and community as “Dr. Moe,” grew up along the eastern coast line in beautiful Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Her path to becoming a Chiropractor started when chiropractic care helped her recover from a neck injury in high school and back pain while studying at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.  After finishing her Bachelor’s degree she moved to Atlanta, Georgia to study Chiropractic at Life University.  She is now practicing her passion in life along side her husband “Dr. Mac” as owners of Family First Health Center working to serve her hometown community of Shallotte, NC and surrounding areas.  Her passion and purpose in life is to share with others what she knows to be true about the body and health.

While at Life University, Dr. Moe specialized in Pediatrics and Prenatal Chiropractic Care.  She knows from first-hand experience how beneficial chiropractic care is for people, especially babies and children.  Her training includes several low-force pediatric adjusting techniques as well as the Websters technique.  In addition, she has acquired advanced training in the Diversified technique, an analysis used on people of all ages to restore proper communication between the brain and the body.

When not in the office you can catch her getting outdoors with her husband, Dr. Mac, playing golf, running, hiking, enjoying live music or trying the latest healthy cafe.


 Dr. William “Mac” McGowan

Dr. William R McGowan or better known by his colleagues and community as “Dr. Mac” grew up in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina in Rutherfordton. After completing his undergraduate education at Western Carolina University, Dr. Mac spend several years working in Colorado and South Florida. After experiencing the miracle of chiropractic first hand, he knew that chiropractic was his new passion. Dr. Mac attended Life University, in Atlanta, GA in his pursuit of his Chiropractic doctorate degree. While studying at Life he excelled through advanced training in athletic rehab, functional neurology, extremity adjusting and pediatric low-force adjusting techniques. As a certified extremity practitioner Dr. Mac specializes in working on injuries sustained to the legs, arms, shoulders and hips. He works hands on with many of our local golfers, runners and other athletes.

Dr. McGowan is currently serving the community of Shallotte and surrounding areas. While not in the office Dr. Mac enjoys exercising, playing golf, snowboarding, catching the latest football game and enjoying the beach and local fine dining. Go Packers!


Heather Holden

Born and raised in Brunswick County, Heather has been a part of our team for over 14 years. She is also a devoted wife and mother of three handsome young boys Isaac, Eli, and Levi who keep her very busy. In her spare time Heather enjoys reading and exercising.

Maria Romero

Born in Guerrero, Mexico, at the age of 4 Maria’s family moved to the United States and she has been living in Brunswick County ever since. She is the mother of 2 boys Isael and Mauricio whom she loves spending time with when not working. Maria has been a part of our team for over 10 years.