Kari Thomas, MS, PA-C
Kari’s first and only goal is to help her patients get back on their feet to enjoy everything life has to offer again. Spinal conditions can be extremely debilitating and painful. She has diagnosed and treated spinal conditions for 10 years. It is important for the patient to have knowledge of their pathology and condition, understanding their conservative or surgical treatment options and to help guide them through this process.
Kari assists them through the whole process of surgical care, first assists in the OR, and helps through their post op rehabilitation stage. It is the comprehensive spinal care that she strives for to help patients get back to their quality of life.
Her philosophy to treat spinal conditions is to choose the right surgery for the right patient for the optimal outcome. It is very important to maintain a balance of exercise and nutrition to maintain a healthy spine. However, when back pain or leg pain is so severe, it is important to educate the patient with conservative treatments first with surgical options second.
Kari has a passion for snowmobiling, playing competitive USTA tennis is a UFC gym member and a PADI Certified Advanced Diver. She enjoys hiking in the mountains, and fishing the great outdoors. She is a huge dog lover and enjoys spending time with them and her husband.