Meet the Doctor

Dr. Thomas was born and raised in Marquette, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The family moved to suburban Detroit where he finished High School and went on to Wayne State University as a pre med student. He suffered a back injury while working his way thru college in a grocery store and was referred to Dr Jim Kraft, a Detroit area Chiropractor, by family and friends. Dr Kraft explained Chiropractic to this very skeptical premed student and  helped correct  a low back problem that had  been unresponsive to the finest care Medicine had to offer. Attending an open house at Palmer College of Chiropractic was the deciding factor, and he packed his bags and moved West to Davenport.  After graduating from Palmer he was introduced to Dr Paul Rumph, who needed a replacement for a long time associate at his office in Waterford, Michigan. Several years of working together to grow professionally led to a friendship that continues to this day.  Dr Thomas operated his Goodrich office independently for ten years before giving in to his desire to relocate to the North.  East Jordan was just a few miles from his cottage in Central Lake, and  needed a Chiropractor. A building was available, and after purchasing the building and the property from two different parties the current office location came to be.  The East Jordan office was dubbed Lakeside Chiropractic, with the South Arm of beautiful Lake Charlevoix just across the road.  The doors were opened in March of  1995 .  Dr Thomas met his wife JoAnne while remodeling the new office and the two were married a few years later.  The two of them reside in East Jordan and enjoy home improvement and travel together. 


Dr. Thomas has been a licensed Chiropractor since 1982.


  • Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Wayne State University

Associations & Memberships

  • Michigan Association of Chiropractic


Meet Our Staff

Our staff has been trained to assist patients with insurance billing, benefit and coverage calls, and record transfer and maintenance.  

Staff Member

Meet Sherry, she is our office manager and specializes in patient records and insurance billing. Sherry has access to Blue Cross, Medicare and Medicaid computer networks, just to name a few.  She also makes the calls to initiate your Auto or Work Comp claims, and expedites your referral from other health care providers. When you need that late notice or last minute appointment, Sherry is your friend !


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