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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


  • Business owner in private practice as primary care doctor
  • Diplomate in chiropractic neurology and brain-based rehabilitation
  •  New York, New Jersey state-licensed chiropractor and acupuncturist
  • Massachusetts, California state-licensed chiropractor
  • Independent medical examiner (IME) and peer reviewer
  • Expert witness in chiropractic and acupuncture
  • Certified in manipulation under anesthesia (MUA)
  • Certified Webster and ICPA Practitioner

182 8th ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11215
Ph (718) 398-3100 FAX (718)398-3783


Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture, Brooklyn, NY  1987-Present
  • Owner and primary care doctor
  • Comprehensive neurological physical examination, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Professional evaluation: X-ray, CT Scans. MRI, EMG/NCV
  • Brain-based rehabilitation including exercise and nutritional evaluation
IME/Peer Reviews/Expert Witness Testimony 1987-Present
  • Expert witness in fields of chiropractic, including MUA, and acupuncture
  • Perform chiropractic and acupuncture IME’s and peer reviews
New York College of Health Professions, Manhattan, NY 2013-2015
  • Adjunct professor
  • Lecturer in kinesiology, public and holistic health
TPL Acupuncture, PLLC and
10 Points Acupuncture, PLLC, Brooklyn, NY  
  • 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


Webster and ICPA Certified 2018
Advanced Studies in Clinical Neuroscience & Brain-Based Rehabilitation 1992-Present
Manipulation Under Anesthesia Texas Chiropractic College 2009
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


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


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 


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