The Doctor

karen thomas bio

Dr. Karen Thomas, D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic

Personal

Born and raised in Spartanburg, SC. Dr. Thomas is married with one married, adult daughter. Owner of fur baby Lily Thomas, the office mascot.



Education

  • Spartanburg Day School-Spartanburg SC -Private K4-12-Graduate
  • Converse College, Spartanburg SC Liberal Arts College for Women
    • BA Biology Undergraduate degree in 3 years
    • Women in Science delegate
    • Internship in Orthopedics and Physical Therapy
  • Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, Spartanburg, SC
    • Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 3 years
    • Federation of Straight Chiropractic Student body rep
    • Class Sec/ Treasurer
    • Both internship and research during final semester
    • Journal published research
    • Chiropractor of the Month
    • Clinical Excellence Award
  • Logan College of Chiropractic, St. Louis Missouri
    • Sports Medicine Degree
  • Neuromechanical Innovations, Chandler, AZ
  • Activator Methods, Phoenix, AZ
    • Proficiency Rated Doctor for 18 years
  • PMA- Practice Management Associates- Cornerstone Award
    • Chancellor in Chiropractic Award

Professional Experience

  • Woodland Chiropractic Center, Spartanburg, SC
    • Associate doctor Jan 1989 to Oct 1991
  • Greer Chiropractic Center, PA, Greer, SC
    • Nov 1991 to present
    • Owner operator and senior doctor of 3rd generation practice
    • Expanded from 250 active patients to 3000 + active patients in first 3 years
    • Present patient base of 10,000+ patient records
    • Assumed new practice as of 11-02-2008
    • Focus on referrals, patient education, family care and sports medicine
    • Established “Ask Dr. Mom” program
    • 30 year national partner with Doctors with a Heart philanthropic program

Community Involvement

  • The Ronnie Thames Foundation
  • BRAKES.org
  • Toys for Tots
  • Greer Family Festival
  • Greer Community Ministries
    • Booth Sponsor for Annual Car Show
    • Walk Participant
    • Donor for Big Thursday (Auction)
  • Donor local church and school fund raisers
  • Donor for numerous local sports and race teams
  • Relay for Life
  • Locks of Love

Past and/or present associations

  • Altrusa International Member Spartanburg, SC
    • Founder, Charter Member, President Greer, SC
  • Business Network International- former member, VP and President
  • Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce member
  • Greer Relief and Resources Agency (A United Way Organization)
  • Volunteer board member and president of board
  • Sertoma Former President, VP, Secretary, Several Honors

Accomplishments

  • Leadership Greer Class of 1993
  • Miss South Carolina Organization
    • Presidential Local Executive Director of the Year
    • Miss Greater Greer Local Executive Director 1996-2003
      • Mentor to Miss SC 2001
      • Woman of Achievement Recipient
      • Hall of Honor Recipient
  • Eckerd Salute to Women Honoree
  • SC United Methodist Conference Certified Lay Speaker
  • Sharon United Methodist Church Board Member, Youth and Children
    • Coordinator, Sunday School Instructor

References

  • Dr Alfred Rhyne, Orthopedic Surgeon, OrthoCarolina, Charlotte, NC
  • Dr. Anthony Mathis, Podiatrist, Greer, SC
  • Dr. Jim Burford, Partner MD, Greenville, SC
  • Rev. Rance Sprayberry, Retired, Greenville, SC
  • Dr. Karen DeVore, Dermatology, Spartanburg, SC
  • Dr. Christopher Colloca, Neuromechanical Innovations
  • Mr. Jim Rudolph, Fire Service Plus, Fayetteville, GA
  • Mr. Jimi Day, FM3Marketing, www.driveoptima.com

Hobbies

  • Autoracing
    • 4x Winner Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car GTE 2018
    • Inivation to OUSCI, Las Vegas 2018
    • OUSCI 2nd GTE and only female to podium in all categories
    • 2018 Greer Dragway 864 Top 10 Fastest Streertcars