Meet the Staff

  • Dr.
    James M Dorais

    Dr. Dorais became interested in the natural approach to healing at an early age when his father changed careers and become a chiropractor. It is his mission to provide quality, personalized care to his patients in an effort to give them a more fulfilled and enjoyable life. Dr. Dorais places his emphasis on preventative measures and in educating patients about chiropractic care so they, in turn, can educate others.

    Dr. Dorais is a 1994 graduate of Life Chiropractic College in Atlanta, Georgia; and has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New York. He continues his education on a regular basis. He is a member of the Michigan Association of Chiropractor's. He is Board Certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Dr Dorais has special training in sports medicine and was a chiropractor for the 1996 Summer Olympics Athletes, as well as the Dow Corning Women's Tennis Championships in Midland, Michigan. Consequently for six years Dr. Dorais has been nominated and won the Midland Daily News Readers Choice Awards. Dorais quotes, 'Being honored by my community is exciting. It shows that they truly value my work and my contribution to the community.'

    Dr. Dorais lives in Midland, Michigan, with his wife Sheryl and their 4 cats. He spends his free time at the Midland Tennis Center, the shooting range, and bicycling with his wife as well as many other activities. Dr. Dorais has a strong Chrisitan faith and is a very active member in his church. Dr. Dorais is a big fan of the 'Star Wars' movies and is a member of the 501st Legion.  He is very proud of that organization's fundraising, charity work and volunteerism.  He loves showing off his Darth Vader costume, whenever the opportunity arises. He especially enjoys the reactions he gets from his pediatric patients and his friends children.

  • Kim Letts
    Office Manager

    Kim started working with Dr. Dorais as his Chiropractic Assistant in the fall of 2000. She became Office Manager in 2004. Currently she is responsible for the daily office operations, patient flow, and care and is the x-ray technician.

    'I have seen many amazing things as well as learning about chiropractic care, in my twenty years here. I tell everyone I know about Dr. Dorais and how our office works and of course, how he can help them to live healthy, active and happy lives'.

  • Paula Ostrom
    Billing Specialist

    Paula is very knowledgeable and enjoys her work. She lives in Coleman with her dog Sweetie and special friend Ed. Her son Paul lives near her. Paula began her career as Receptionist, Chiropractic Assistant and Billing Specialist in 1979, when she and her late husband, Floyd Ostrom, D.C., began the practice. She continues as Billing Specialist for Dr. Dorais, who purchased the practice in 1999.

  • Charlotte Vorce
    Chiropractic Assistant

    We welcomed Charlotte to our office in May of 2020. She has worked in the retail industry previously.  Charlotte lives in Sanford, Michigan with her husband and son. She brings her smile and willingness to help others to our office. She's proving to be a great addition to the staff. 


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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


9:00 am-11:30 am

2:00 pm-5:30 pm




9:00 am-11:30 am

2:00 pm-5:30 pm




9:00 am-11:30 am

2:00 pm-5:30 pm





  • "Dr. Dorais was recommended to me by a family friend and he has yet to disappoint! Not only are he and his staff courteous, but very professional in all that they do.

    Response from the owner
    Thank you very much for the kind words! It has been a pleasure working with you."
    Joleen M
  • "I recently had an emergency trip to the ER with spasms so bad in my back that it brought tears to my eyes. I followed up with Dr. Dorais. He was able to adjust my back over a short period of time."
    Kim F
  • "Dr. Dorais called me personally the morning after my first visit to see how the procedure he performed had affected my problem. He is very thoughtful and caring. His staff is friendly and professional."
    Gordon B
  • "First time going to a chiropractor, and it has been a great experience. Friendly and helpful staff.

    Response from the owner2 months ago
    Thank you, Lisa for the kind words. We do value the opinions of our patients😀"
    Lisa A
  • "I always feel better when I see Dr. Dorais regularly. Great staff. I rarely have to wait, and it’s a great value."
    Ron B
  • "Always treats me with smile. Does a great job"
    Joe R
  • "I have always had a few back issues,and have always just dealt with the issues myself. I was nervous at first to go to a chiropractor, but Dr. Dorais and the team showed me there was nothing to be nervous about. They welcomed me like I had been going there for years, but it was my first visit. My back issues have been getting better and I couldn't be happier with Dorais Family Chiropractic. I can only thank them for the help they have given me!!

    Response from the owner
    It has been our pleasure working with you Blake. Thank you for the kind words."
    Blake W
  • "Doctor Dorais is just short of a miracle worker. I will not let anyone else but him adjust my neck and back, and I have been seeing chiropractors for 25 years. He is kind, caring, educated on all things spine, and truly cares about his patients, and most of all his adjustments HELP me immensely.

    Response from the owner
    Thank you for the kind words Chantal. 😀"
    Chantal C
  • "I cannot say enough about the care I have received from Dr. Dorais since I began seeing him ten years ago. I would not have the nice, straight pain free spine I do if it weren’t for Dr. Dorais. The office is always so positive and welcoming. All around awesome!"
    Connor T
  • "Dr. Dorais does a great job and makes your visit as fun as it can be when you have a bad back. He's always in a good mood and singing and his staff is awesome too. I wouldn't go anywhere else!"
    Mark B