Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope

(718) 398-3100

THE ROAD TO AN OPTIMAL LIFE BEGINS WITH OPTIMAL HEALTH

IMEs and Professional Services

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Independent Medical Exam (IME), Peer Review, and Professional Testimony

Dr. Karen Thomas is an experienced chiropractor and acupuncturist with more than 25 years experience performing independent examinations and peer reviews.

Dr. Thomas has been a practicing chiropractor since 1987 and has produced IME exams and reports for more than a dozen companies in New York. Dr. Thomas offers professional opinion regarding X-ray, CAT Scan, MRI, and EMG/NCV studies. She can evaluate TCM (Traditional Oriental Medicine) examination and diagnosis, acupuncture treatment protocols, and chiropractic analysis, diagnosis, and treatment plans.

Dr. Thomas is a graduate of the New York Chiropractic College and maintains a thriving private practice in Park Slope, Brooklyn. She completed a diplomate in Chiropractic Neurology, a post-doctoral specialty, through Logan College of Chiropractic and The Carrick Institute.

In 1998, Dr. Thomas added acupuncture to her qualifications when she completed a four-year program at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. She has served as a college lecturer, teaching courses in human physiology, anatomy, medical terminology and psychology. She teaches programs on complimentary alternative medicine (CAM) approaches to pain management.

Peer Recommendation:

"Dr. Thomas has been my graduate student in neurology and completed her neurology residency under my direction. She is a talented clinician and humanist, with a superior dedication to the service of others."

- Frederick Carrick, DC, PhD, FACCN, FICC

Curriculum Vitae

KAREN A. THOMAS, D.C., L.Ac.
71 8TH Avenue, Suites 1&2
Brooklyn, New York 11217
Ph (718) 398-3100 FAX (718)398-3783
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QUALIFICATIONS 

  • New York, New Jersey state licensed chiropractor and acupuncturist
  • Massachusetts, California state licensed chiropractor
  • 29 years experience in private practice as primary care doctor
  • 29 years experience performing independent medical examinations
  • 23 years experience providing expert witness testimony
  • 18 years experience performing peer reviews
  • 7 years experience manipulation under anesthesia (MUA)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture, Brooklyn, NY  1987-Present
  • Primary care doctor
  • Physical examination, diagnosis and treatment
  • Professional evaluation: X-ray, CT Scans. MRI, EMG/NCV, etc
  • Soft tissue therapies, both manual and physiotherapeutic
  • Diet and nutritional evaluation, exercise rehabilitation
  • PPO provider, W-C, No-Fault, NYC and NYS as well as private carriers
IME/Peer Reviews/Expert Witness Testimony 1987-Present
  • Expert witness in fields of chiropractic, manipulation under anesthesia and TCM/acupuncture
  • Perform chiropractic, manipulation under anesthesia and acupuncture IME’s and Peer Reviews for multiple companies. (References provided upon request)
New York College of Health Professions, Manhattan, NY 2013-2015
  • Adjunct professor for acupuncture and massage therapy
  • Students lectures in kinesiology
  • Public and holistic health
TPL Acupuncture, PLLC and
10 Points Acupuncture, PLLC, Brooklyn, NY  
2002-2004

 

  • Responsible for staff performing acupuncture treatments at multiple clinics specializing in no-fault, personal injury and workers’ compensation
ASA Institute, Brooklyn, NY   2002-2003
  • Part-time professor for community college
  • Lecturer in anatomy, physiology, medical terminology and psychology
International Institute of Chinese Medicine, Albuquerque, NM 2000-2001
  • Created and led seminars in complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches to Pain Management
Prospect Rehabilitation Center, Brooklyn, NY 1999-2002

Valley Stream Medical, Inc, Valley Stream, NY

Diaspo Medical, Queens Village, NY

  • Performed all medically necessary acupuncture treatments for patients with pain syndromes following motor vehicle accidents, work and personal injuries

POST-DOCTORAL EDUCATION

Manipulation Under Anesthesia Texas Chiropractic College 2009
CEU Seminars/Neurology Carrick Institute 1992-2016
Diploma in Acupuncture Pacific College of Oriental Medicine 1998
Certificate in Homeopathy New York Chiropractic College 1997
Practicum in Nutrition New York Chiropractic College 1994
Diplomate of Neurology Logan Chiropractic College 1993

PRE-DOCTORAL EDUCATION 

Doctor of Chiropractic New York Chiropractic College 1987
Bachelors of Arts, Psychology Pitzer College, Claremont Schools 1976
Associates of Arts, Liberal Arts New York University 1974

LICENSES

New Jersey State Acupuncture License 2008 
New Jersey State Chiropractic License 2007 
New York State Acupuncture License 1998 
Massachusetts State Chiropractic License 1988 
New York State Chiropractic License 1987 
California State Chiropractic License 1987 
National Board Chiropractic License 1986 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

NCCAOM 1997-Present 
American Chiropractic Association  1988-2005 
New York State Chiropractic Association  1988-1995

Contact Information

Phone: (718) 398-3100
alt phone: 347-201-5624

Email: ParkSlopeChiropractic@gmail.com

Address:
71 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11217

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Office Hours

 Monday:    10:00 am - 8:00 pm
 Tuesday:    9:00 am - 8:00 pm
 Wednesday:    9:00 am - 8:00 pm
 Thursday:    9:00 am - 7:00 pm
 Friday:    10:00 am - 7:00 pm
 Saturday:    9:00 am - 2:00 pm
 Sunday:    Closed