Dr. Thomas Thurman, DC

Dr. Thomas Thurman, DC

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Dr. Thomas Thurman, DC is a chiropractor in Macon, MO and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Logan College Of Chiropractic in 1981 and specializes in chiropractic, neuromusculoskeletal medicine, and more.Read his story

1604 Gary St

Macon, MO 63552

Contact Information

(660) 385-1000

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Kansas, Inc.
  • Coventry Health Care of Missouri
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 4 More

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Dr. Thurman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Thurman "I was born and raised in Clarence, Missouri; graduating from South Shelby High School in 1974. I earned a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Truman University in 1978, then my doctorate from Logan Chiropractic College (Chesterfield, Missouri) in 1981. I have also become certified in acupuncture and trained in orthopedics, neurological and radiology evaluations. In 1981 I opened the Chiropractic Clinic in Ballwin, Missouri, a multi-doctor, multi-disciplined facility. We focused on the treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. During this time I enjoyed hospital privileges and worked closely with medical, physical therapy, radiological and other chiropractic professionals. Numerous times I have been requested to provide expert testimony regarding body mechanics and injuries through trauma and disease in the classroom and in court room situations. In 2001 I had the opportunity to sell my practice in Ballwin, allowing me to focus on helping my wife raise our three young boys. It was a direct blessing from God and for this I am truly thankful. However, I too believe God called me to help people, which is why we opened the Chiropractic Rehab Clinic when we moved back home. When we moved back from St. Louis, it was my family which encouraged me to go back into practice. With the blessing of my wife, children and family we tackled this endeavor and it has been extremely successful. I do my best to live by the philosophy good returns good. My life works best when I put priorities into a sequential order God, myself, my wife, my family and then my business. I never want anyone to endure pain needlessly, so I will do my very best to make my facility available to each and everyone of you on a personal level. This is a group effort here at our Clinic. I cannot do this by myself and presently we have a wonderful staff dedicated to fulfilling your health care needs. We know in the healthcare arena many times the ball is dropped and sometimes the patient falls through the cracks. We do our very best to make sure this doesn't happen and I am sure on occasion it has and will, but we do our best to follow up on every situation so this does not happen. We also work very closely with other health-care providers to hopefully refer you to the provider you need and get to the root of your condition. Chiropractic is not a panacea [cure-all]. Many Chiropractors believe they can cure everything with Chiropractic. This is not my philosophy, and why I do my best to have a healthy relationship with all health-care providers for your needs and at your disposal. Since 1981, I have learned the most important issues for patients are follow up and follow through. If we cannot help you with your condition, we will get you to the correct facility that can, in a timely manner. There's also very little waiting at our clinic; we try to fulfill our commitments and agreements and see patients on time. Your time is valuable, just as ours is. Again I thank you for your time and hope you will give us the opportunity to serve you. With Respect and Integrity, Dr. T. Thurman and Staff"

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Thurman "We do not believe Chiropractic is a panacea [cure all] that is why we work with all professions to get to the root of your problem and if we can't get results we will get you to someone/facility that can.We also see you in a timely fashion. We work on time and very seldom will you have to wait over 5 minutes. We leave egos and hubris attitudes at the door and we do not deal with clinics, surgeons or physicians or any other healthcare provider that does not put you 1st."

7  Specialties

  • Chiropractic
  • Acupuncture
  • Muscle Disorders
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy
  • Sports Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Thurman does not have any board certifications listed.

80  Conditions Treated

  • Arm Disorders
  • Arm Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back Sprain
  • Burning Feet Syndrome
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Dentin Dysplasia, Radicular
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Familial Osteoarthropathy of the Fingers
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hand Pain
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Migraine
  • Neck Bone Trauma
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Sprain
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Radicular
  • Pain Disorder
  • Pain, Intractable
  • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
  • Pediatric Spinal Disorders
  • Sacral Agenesis
  • Sacral Hemangiomas - Multiple Congenital Abnormalities
  • Sacral Plexopathy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Rigidity
  • Spine Deformities
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Whiplash

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5  Procedures

  • Pain Management Through Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Post-Operative Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Operative Physical Therapy
  • Spine Physical Therapy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • South Shelby High School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • St. Louis Community College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Truman University, Kirksville, Missouri
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Logan College Of Chiropractic
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Hugh B. Logan Clinic
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Ballwin Chiropractic Clinic
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Logan College Of Chiropractic
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Logan College Of Chiropractic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Radiology/Certification
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Auxiliary Physical Therapy
    Other Education | Completed 1981
  • Medical Acupuncture & Five Element
    Other Education | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Thurman has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Thurman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thurman's Reviews

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Dr. Thurman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
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We appreciate your input and if we have not done something to your satisfaction, please address this directly with us. None of us are perfect and we do the best we possibly can but we understand we are not going to make everyone happy. Before dirty laundry is aired we would appreciate you to handle this with our facility 1st because if there is not communication then there will be misunderstanding and the only way to rectify this is

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Patient Comments (2)

I cannot begin to express how much I appreciate Dr. Thurman's treatment and determination to find the real problems. When conventional adjustment did not get the desired effect, Dr. Thurman ordered an MRI of my spine which revealed the tumor that was growing against my spinal cord.. Even though...more
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I believe Dr Thurman to be the finest care-giver I have encountered. He is extremely knowledgeable and generous with his time.
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