Dr. Powell is celebrating his 20th year in practice in 2016!
Dr. L. Thomas Powell, Chiropractic Physician and Acupuncturist
Dr. L. Thomas Powell is an honors graduate of the National College of Chiropractic (now National University of Health Sciences, www.nuhs.edu). A lifelong resident of Northwest Indiana, Dr. Powell briefly worked in Chicago before returning to the Region to work with his mentor and personal chiropractor. Soon the opportunity arose to take over the practice, and Dr. Powell jumped at the chance. Dr. Powell has experienced the clinic at every level. As a teenager, he was a patient for sports related injuries. While an undergraduate at Purdue, Dr. Powell spent summers as a Therapy Assistant. Upon graduating from Chiropractic school, he returned as an associate doctor and also managed the administration of daily office affairs. When his mentor retired, Dr. Powell purchased the practice and became its Director. Having experienced the office from the perspective of patient, employee, and owner, Dr. Powell is determined to treat each patient with respect and as a whole person, not a diagnosis.
In addition to his Chiropractic training, Dr. Powell furthered his education by studying Acupuncture through a Fellowship series presented by the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, www.iama.edu. Upon completion of his Fellowship, Dr. Powell sought advanced training by completing and submitting 30 case studies describing his treatment of patients utilizing Acupuncture. These cases included patients treated for diabetes, high blood pressure, migraines, infertility and menopausal symptoms in addition to musculoskeletal pain syndromes. The IAMA conferred the advanced status of Diplomate in Acupuncture to Dr. Powell, and stated they were very impressed with the comprehensive quality of the studies.