meet the team
Amanda Kuehl, FNP-C
Amanda Kuehl was born and raised in Quincy, IL. She graduated in 2010 from Illinois State University with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. She later went on to complete her bachelor's degree of nursing from Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing. She spent 1 year in Medical Surgery/Oncology and 4 years in a cardiac intensive care unit.
After taking care of many sick patients, she decided she wanted to have a bigger impact on her patient's lives by focusing on preventative care. She went on to receive her master's degree from Maryville University as a family nurse practitioner. She is board certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She met the love of her life which brought her to Iowa City, IA in April 2019. She is currently working at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids as a physical medicine and rehabilitation nurse practitioner. She helps her patients with pain management in non-surgical ways without the use of opioids.
Amanda believes in the importance of health and well-being and allowing the body to heal in a natural environment. She is excited to be a part of a practice that focuses on this mission. Her goal is to provide comfort and quality of patient care in an individualized manner. She looks forward to building a trusting relationship with each one of her patients and watching the progress that takes place each step of the way.
Cayla Schwarz, RN
Cayla is originally from Eldridge, Iowa. She grew up on a farm outside the Quad Cities where her family still resides. She went to college at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa where she earned her degree in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
She moved to the Iowa City area almost 10 years ago to pursue a nursing career at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She works with a variety of specialties within the hospital in both the inpatient and outpatient surgery settings.
Cayla has been a patient of Dr. Karim's for the duration of her career as he has helped manage her chronic neck and back pain. It was as a patient that she realized the benefits of functional medicine in her overall health. Cayla has always been passionate about her health as well as the health and wellness of others.
She is excited to be a new member of the Iowa Wellness Team to help others optimize their health. When Cayla is not working at the clinic, she enjoys being active, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.
Paramedic / Office Manager
Sabrina is an incredible addition to our clinic as a leader as well as a part of our medical clinic. Her entire life's work has been wrapped up in caring for people with 20+ years as an EMS and 13+ years as a paramedic.
Not only has she helped saved countless lives, but she has also dedicated her life to the well-being of many injured or sick people.
When Sabrina first applied for a part time position in the medical clinic and saw what we had to offer, she wanted to be a part of helping patients be well so badly, she came in and worked in between her full-time job in a cath lab just for the opportunity to be asked to come on full time. Her caring heart and ability to connect with patients was immediately noticed and she was quickly made a permanent part of our team.
You will not meet anyone who cares about you getting better more than Sabrina. This is not a job to her, it is a passion and we are thankful every day to have her on 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.
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.
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