The Doctor

karen thomas bio

Dr. Karen Thomas, D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic


Born and raised in Spartanburg, SC. Dr. Thomas is married with one daughter, a graduate from Converse College.


  • 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 5000+ 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
    • 24 year national partner with Doctors with a Heart philanthropic program

Community Involvement

  • 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- 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
  • Edelbrok Foundation


  • 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


  • Dr Alfred Rhyne, Orthopedic Surgeon, Charlotte Spine Center, Charlotte, NC
  • Dr. Anthony Mathis, Podiatrist, Greer, SC
  • Dr. Jim Burford, Milestone Family Medicine, Greenville, SC
  • Rev. Rance Sprayberry, SC United Methodist Conference, Greenville, SC
  • Dr. Earl Johnston, Retired Chiropractor, Greenville, SC
  • Dr. Ralph Boone, Director of Research, Sherman College, Spartanburg, SC
  • Dr. Karen DeVore, Dermatology, Spartanburg, SC