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Meet Dr. Richard Thomas

Richard J. Thomas grew up on a farm near Kansas City, Missouri. After high school, he immediately followed his father’s footsteps and started his career as an iron-worker, building high-rise structures in Kansas City. After falling from a building in 1984, and after pursuing medical help for his injuries, Dr. Thomas discovered Chiropractic as the “miracle cure” that he couldn’t find anywhere else. It was this experience that led him to begin his education to become a Doctor of Chiropractic himself.


Dr. Thomas graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College of Kansas City in August of 1991. With no more than his car and a small overloaded U-haul, he drove to Colorado to start his career. Many experiences and events have transpired since that time which led Dr. Thomas to North Idaho and to start Life Chiropractic Center. Now with a new facility and a growing staff, he is able to realize his dream of serving as a chiropractor in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

Dr. Thomas is a licensed chiropractor in Idaho and Colorado and has been practicing in Kootenai County since 1995. He completed a FICPA Certification with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association in August of 2000 which allows him to care for pregnant mothers, infants, and children in a more specialized manner.

Dr. Thomas has been a member of numerous chiropractic associations throughout his career and continues to educate himself on the latest techniques and research to better his practice. He is a wellness chiropractor interested in more than just sore backs but strives to see his patients reach their full potential and become free of any need for medication if possible. Seeing major improvements in the quality of his patients’ lives is his passion and goal.

Dr. Thomas’ main objective is to restore health and wellness to sick and hurting people.