Our Team

Drs  Lara Lind Timko

At Gonstead Physical Medicine, we pride ourselves in offering "good old fashioned" hospitality. We provide our patients and their families with the most friendly, warm and courteous experience which we believe sets the standard for all others to follow! Our teamwork approach to your healthcare needs are as unique as you and your family.


Dr. Jose Lara
Chiropractic Physician

Jose Lara Phoenix Chiropractor

Dr. Lara has been a recognized instructor of the Gonstead System since 1991, with multiple awards and recognition's including Gonstead Diplomate and Gonstead Seminar staff member.

Email Dr. Lara:
drjose@gonsteadspine.com

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Dr. Kimberly Lara
Chiropractic Physician

Kimberly Lara Phoenix AZ Chiropractor 85027

Dr. Kimberly Lara D.C. received her doctorate degree from Life Chiropractic College and in 1995 with awards in Clinical Excellence, Gonstead Methodology, Nutrition and X-ray. She has also received additional training in Spinal Decompression, Laser therapy and Vitamin therapy. Prior to becoming a Chiropractic Physician, she worked as a personal trainer in exercise and was a certified aerobics instructor.

The focus of her practice is centralized on the treatment of herniated and bulging discs. She utilizes therapies such as the DRX 9000C Spinal Decompression as well as Laser therapy. She also provides her patients with clinical nutritional, diet and exercise programs. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. She is the wife of Dr. Jose Lara and together as a team, they hope to provide the highest level of Excellency in care for each and every patient that seeks their services. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with their 3 children, her family and serving as Children’s Ministry Director of the Spanish Calvary (Capilla Calvario).

Email: drkim@gonsteadspine.com


Dr. Scott Timko
Chiropractic Physician

Scott Timko Phoenix AZ Chiropractor 85027Dr. Scott Timko is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and has resided in Phoenix, AZ since 1999. He took his under graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh and received his doctorate degree in Chiropractic from Sherman College of Chiropractic in 1993. In addition to his Chiropractic training, he has taken hundreds of hours of continuing education and has received multiple certifications in Rehabilitation and Nutrition.

He is married to Nichole and they have a son named Nick. Dr. Timko is an avid sports fan and loves the outdoors and working out. He gives “Life Enhancement Seminars” on various health related topics at the office and throughout the valley. Dr. Timko prides himself on treating each patient as if they were a family member.

Along with utilizing the Gonstead adjusting technique Dr. Timko is skilled in a multitude of other techniques as well. These include high velocity corrective techniques such as Thompson, Pierce and Pettibon to low force techniques such as DNFT, Activator and SOT (for those who do not like being “popped”). He is also skilled in extremity adjusting and soft tissue work for all types of acute and chronic extremity issues such as shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, foot and TMJ problems. Each patient’s adjustment and therapy plan will be based on their particular needs and is not “cookie cutter.” Dr. Timko is happy to use his years of experience to customize a health and wellness plan for you and your family.

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Email: drtimko@gonsteadphysicalmedicine.com


Dr. Tim LindDr  Lind
Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Tim Lind, DC, graduated from the Los Angeles Chiropractic College with in 1990.

Dr. Lind has dedicated his practice to helping people with chronic conditions that have not responded well to other treatments or who have not met their recovery goals using other methods. He has completed over 300 hours of research into chronic health conditions and has advanced education in chiropractic neurology, functional blood work analysis, endocrinology, neurotransmitters and the brain, the non-surgical treatment of disc degeneration, herniation and bulging spinal discs.

Over the course of his more than 20 years serving the people, he has accumulated an impressive resume of patient success stories.

After recently relocating to Phoenix with his beloved family, Dr. Lind makes a great to the Gonstead team.



Post Graduate Work Completed includes:

  • Spinal Rehabiliation
  • Paraspinal Electromyography
  • Functional Blood Analysis
  • Functional Endocrinology
  • Neurotransmitters and the brain
  • Autonomic Dysfunction
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Thyroid Dysfunction
  • Neurologically specific adjustment techniques


Carmen Thomas
Office Manager

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Carmen has been a loyal staff member since 1995. She has a wealth of experience in working with insurance companies. She is very educated in the various health policies and is very helpful to patients in obtaining coverage for care. She does the billing on behalf of the patients treated at our clinic including those involved in auto accidents, work related injuries as well as tradition health insurance. She is very organized and skillful in managing the front desk and ensuring customer satisfaction. The doctors often receive compliments on how friendly and kind she is.

Carmen is one of Gonstead Spine Institute’s most valuable assets not only because she is so efficient in her work but also because she makes people feel welcomed and care for the moment they enter our doors.