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Our Team

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. Jose Lara, DC, graduated from the Life Chiropractic College(Life University) in 1993. He is a Diplomate of the Gonstead System and has been an instructor for this system for the past two decades. His precise and skillful technique of adjusting has helped thousands of people over the last 25 years. He is very skilled in diagnostic studies such as MRIs and X-rays. He is known for helping very difficult cases involving herniated discs and conditions that require careful attention to neurological compromise. He has been married to his wife, Dr. Kim Lara for over 22 years and they have 2 sons and a daughter. He is very involved in ministry at his church. He also has been a licensed soccer coach for 10 years. He has vast experience is helping sports injuries including extremity work and rehabilitation.



POST GRADUATE WORK COMPLETED INCLUDES:

  • Spinal Analysis and Rehabilitation
  • Functional Blood Analysis
  • Conditions of the Disc
  • Gonstead Adjusting and Case Management
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuropathy
  • Sports Injuries
  • Neurology
  • IV Vitamin drips
  • Extremity adjusting and rehabilitation
  • Nutrition and Weight management

Dr. Lara's complete bio/resume (PDF file) >


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 and certified aerobics instructor.

With over two decades of clinical Chiropractic experience, the focus of her practice is directed towards areas of clinical nutrition, weight loss, fitness, lab analysis and female related conditions. 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 excellence in the care they give to every patient. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their 3 children, as well as serving at her church.


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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Dr. John Gangemi
Chiropractic Physician

Dr. John Gangemi Chiropractor

Dr. John Gangemi, DC received his Doctorate Degree with honors from Sherman Chiropractic College in 1998. Prior to becoming a Chiropractic Physician, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree from St. John’s University and worked as a certified public accountant.

Dr. Gangemi has been in practice for 19 years and is extensively trained and skilled in the Gonstead System of Adjusting and X-ray Analysis. He is known for working with difficult cases that involve spinal disc injuries, soft tissue injuries and extremities. He strives for Chiropractic Excellence and Integrity with every patient.

Dr Gangemi’s Post Graduate Work has been in the field of Gonstead Adjusting & Case Management, Spinal Rehabilitation, Spinal Disc Degeneration, Neuropathy, Extremity Adjusting, Soft Tissue Injuries, Fibromyalgia, MRI Analysis, Low level Laser Therapy, Meningeal Release Therapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Cranial Adjusting, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Nutrition & Blood Analysis.

Dr. Gangemi was in private practice in New York before moving to Arizona, with his wife Mary, in 2011. In his time outside of the office he enjoys trail riding with his horse Vegas, astronomy. He and his wife Mary live in Cave Creek.


Dr. William Nelson
Regenerative Medicine

Welcome. Whether you were referred to our office from one of our satisfied patients or you found our website on a google search, you’re in the right place if you are looking for a solution to your chronic painful knee, hip, shoulder, back, neck, elbow, ankle, etc.

  • Dr. William Nelson has successfully treated people that were told:
  • “You’re going to need surgery”
  • “There’s nothing else I can do, I guess we can try prescription pain meds”
  • “You’re just going to have to live with the pain”
  • “You’re just getting older, your pain and sore joints are to be expected”
  • “You’re going to need continuing chiropractic/massage/acupuncture treatments to control your pain, but
  • I don’t see you being pain free no matter what you do
  • “Your knee (hip, etc) joint is bone on bone, you need a joint replacement”
  • ‘You’re going to have to stop your….
    • …golfing
    • …tennis
    • …running
    • …biking
    • …weightlifting
    • …iron man competitions
    • …etc.

For 22 years, Dr. Nelson has helped patients like these become pain free or return to their chosen sport or activity and would love to help you do the same. His experience providing safe and effective non-surgical treatments for chronic pain, sports injuries, and back and neck pain is a great addition to all the other services you can receive at Gonstead Physical Medicine. Dr. Nelson is uniquely qualified in his ability to provide regenerative injection therapies to help patients regain their health and vitality and improve their quality of life.

Services available include:

  • In-house ultrasound evaluation and ultrasound guided injections
  • Soft tissue manipulation and fascial release
  • Ultrasound, radiofrequency and far infrared therapy
  • Natural and Rx pain medications
  • Screening for systemic inflammation
  • Toxicity, GI, liver, hormones
  • Neuroprolo therapy
  • Trigger point injections
  • Traditional prolotherapy injections
  • PRP injections
  • Amnion Stem-cell derived Biological Allograft injections

Carmen Thomas
Office Manager

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 cared for the moment they enter our doors.