meet the team
Mohamed Karim D.C.
Doctor Karim is originally from Coralville Iowa, and loves being a part of this area. In 2003 he graduated from West High School, then shortly after became an active member of the Coralville Fire Department, where he served 14 years as a volunteer firefighter before retiring in August of 2018.
It was while earning his bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa he realized his true passion was natural healthcare. He wanted to bring patients natural care and life-changing experience under chiropractic care. This passion led him to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa. He excelled as an active student and was nominated for the Clinical Excellence Award for his mastery of several chiropractic techniques, as well as his exceptional doctor/patient interaction. He graduated receiving his Doctorate in Chiropractic and shortly after opened his own practice in North Liberty, Iowa.
Continuing education is extremely important to Dr. Karim. He takes pride in being board certified in Chronic Intractable pain and Neuropathy from the American College of Physical Medicine. He is also Board certified in Functional Neurology from the American Functional Neurology Institute, which allows him to further help as many people as possible.
His clinics are conveniently located close to his home, which is the utmost importance to him. This allows him to spend time with his wife and two dogs while also being involved in his community. Occasionally his two dogs, Aspen and Sunny, join him for an afternoon at the clinic where his patients love interacting with them. Dr. Karim also enjoys sports (Go Hawks!) and moving his body through regular workouts at the gym located next to his clinic.
Dr. Karim's priority is and always will be helping people. He plans to achieve this goal consistently one patient at a time, by giving the best patient service and care. When you are a part of his office, you are a part of his family and he thrives to serve surrounding communities in Iowa.
Anthony Haddad D.C., M.Ed
Doctor Tony Haddad is an Iowa native, originally from Cedar Rapids. He graduated from Linn-Mar High School in 2008, then headed to St. Ambrose University, where he studied Exercise Science, and earned his Master’s degree in Education in Kinesiology from Bowling Green State University.
His study focus was on a pre-physical therapy track, but with guidance from his aunt, who is also a chiropractor, he found his true calling in natural, preventative care.
Dr. Haddad was exposed to the healing power of chiropractic from an early age, when his mother, who suffered a back injury, was receiving care. After watching her go into the office hunched over in pain, then come out walking upright and pain-free, he was inspired to do the same for others.
He himself experienced the same life-changing care during his years as a soccer player; as an athlete, he fully understands the importance of bringing chiropractic care to athletes, young and old alike. His passion lead him to Palmer School of Chiropractic, right in his home state, where he graduated in June of 2018.
His love of helping people, eagerness to always learn, and his never-ending ability to make people laugh are just a few reasons we are very fortunate to have Dr. Haddad join our Family and Sport Chiropractic team. With him, you will always feel you are getting the highest level of care you deserve. In his spare time, Tony enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing disc golf, and riding his bike. He is a member of both St. George Orthodox Church in Cedar Rapids and St. Raphael Orthodox Church in Iowa City. He currently resides in Iowa City with his wife Karen and their dog, Mishka.
Keegan Mente D.C.
Dr. Keegan Mente grew up in Tipton, IA and graduated from Tipton High School in 2011. He then attended St. Ambrose University with a major in Human Performance and Fitness. Dr. Mente has always been influenced by his own Chiropractor growing up, who treated him for many sports injuries as well as allergies.
This inspired him to want to help others heal naturally as he had. This led him to attend Palmer College, the fountainhead of Chiropractic, in Davenport, IA. When he graduated Palmer in October of 2018, he moved out to Bend, Oregon to open his own chiropractic clinic.
After being introduced to Iowa Wellness Center and their staff, Dr. Keegan Mente was inspired by the programs offered. He decided to temporarily close his clinic in Oregon to pursue further training here in Iowa. This will allow him to offer more opportunities to his community and further expand his clinic.
Outside of his work, Dr. Mente’s passions are exploring the outdoors and staying active with his dog, Callie. They enjoy mountain biking, snowboarding, kayaking, camping and hiking. He enjoys being back in Iowa and being able to spend time with his family here.
Clinic Manager, Assistant
Angela is Dr. Karim’s assistant, our clinic manager, and our longest serving team member. She began her career with us back when we were in a small chiropractic office. Her work in natural medicine developed into a passion several years ago, when Dr. Karim encouraged her to have neurological symptoms in her oldest son Chandler, further tested, after she had been told by several specialists there was nothing to worry about.
After insisting on an MRI, an inoperable cervical spine and brain stem tumor was discovered, requiring immediate surgery and radiation. Following surgery, physical therapy was not improving his awkward gait pattern, and it was determined by specialists there was nothing that could be done, it was due to the size and location of the tumor. She took the issue to Dr. Haddad, who was newer to the clinic at the time. Because of his kinesiology major, she knew he may be able to help. Within one visit with him, it was discovered one leg was longer than the other- something he was born with. After several therapy sessions and a shoe lift, Chandler’s ability to walk is better than it has ever been.
Angela spreads passion for our clinic and positive energy through public speaking events and one on one consultations with patients. Since beginning here, she has worked in every area the clinic has to offer and is proud of the fact that she has helped treat every single neuropathy and chronic pain patient that has walked through our door.
When Angela is not working with patients, she helps other staff discover their strengths, and helps them to grow into the best part of our team possible.
Outside of work, Angela enjoys her little family, growing things, collecting rocks, cooking, and music.
Front Desk Manager
Brandi is one of the first people you will encounter when calling or coming to the clinic, and does her best work as our front desk manager; it didn’t take long for her to gain that position due to her sweet personality and ability to solve a problem without much direction from anyone else. Never in the history of our clinic has every day gone so smoothly as it has since she has taken over.
Her kindness towards patients and staff make her a valuable asset to the office, and you will appreciate how she goes out of her way to make sure your visit is pleasant from beginning to end.
When Brandi isn’t organizing everyone in the clinic, she loves spending time with her family, playing volleyball, and painting.
Sibya’s connection to natural medicine comes from her massage therapy background, making her a perfect fit in the clinic. Her willingness to help out in any area needed makes her a part of the team we would have a hard time replacing. Sibya is a proud, self-proclaimed “nerd” and has embraced being able to learn about brain rehabilitation, especially.
Sibya’s artistic and IT skills have been the perfect addition to our growing staff, as she takes care of any projects or patients requiring special instruction or help. If you ever have the pleasure of speaking with her, you will enjoy her patience and humor, above all.
Sibya is a published writer (2 children’s books!) and resides in Tiffin Iowa with her literal jungle of house plants and faithful dog, Honey Bee.
Immediately after meeting Brooke, we knew she would provide an array of positive qualities. With her background in exercise science and willingness to learn everything possible so she can help the most people, you are sure to see her helping in many different areas of the clinic.
Brooke’s empathetic personality and desire to empower patients during their health journey makes her a perfect addition to our team.
Outside of the clinic, Brook enjoys anything outdoors, lifting weights, cooking, and being the owner and operator of her own cleaning business.
Lauren is a well-loved member of our rehab team. Her friendly personality shines in every aspect of her work, noticeable immediately when you meet her. She loves our patients, and they often ask about her right when they walk in the clinic doors.
Lauren is a student at the University of Iowa majoring in health and human physiology.
She is a member of Dance Marathon, loves her friends and family, the Hawkeyes and anything outdoors.
Rehab Team Member
Mason came to our rehab team knowing he would be perfect for this job and he has been proving himself ever since! As a physical therapy major at the University of Iowa, he knew this clinic would help him increase his own knowledge, as well as allow him to do what he loves: help as many people as possible.
Mason is a baseball player transfer from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. He enjoys staying active, going to the gym, and if you are a Hawkeye baseball fan, you will see him out on the field next season!
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