Dr. Scott Naftulin, DO

Dr. Scott Naftulin, DO

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 58

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Scott Naftulin, DO is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Bethlehem, PA and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Naftulin has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Ursinus College medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Coordinated Health - Bethlehem and Easton Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Naftulin to book an appointment.


Locations

NERA Spine, Sports, and Pain Medicine

NERA Spine, Sports, and Pain Medicine3400 Bath Pike Ste 400 Bethlehem, PA 18017
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Dr. Naftulin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Naftulin

4.5

Based on 92 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
1.0869565217391304%
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1 Star
9.782608695652174%
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Lillian L. – Jul 15, 2020
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very good experience.
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Katherine C. – Jul 15, 2020
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he is always professional, friendly and I put full trust in him.
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George L. – Jul 15, 2020
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always positive and beneficial
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Dan M. – Jul 15, 2020
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always plesent and caring make you feel important,show great care
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Edward . . J. C. – Jul 07, 2020
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From the front desk to the procedure table the entire staff has been friendly and incredibly helpful. I have felt very comfortable and will definitely recommend.
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Brian M. – Jul 01, 2020
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no problem
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J. A. – Jun 22, 2020
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from my first appointment till my injection everything went very well.
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Eric S. – Jun 22, 2020
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I had lumbar injections by him. He used off label drugs which I specifically asked him not to. He admitted to it. I said I’d sue him. I got my medical records and that was omitted from my file. He’s sneaky and for profit with northeast rehab. He made my condition worse. Don’t go to him.
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good
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Anonymous – Jun 04, 2020
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he has been relieving my back pain for 20 years. i have complete confidence in him. his staff is great.
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Marilyn T. – Jun 04, 2020
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does whats best for me
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Anonymous – Jun 04, 2020
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After being in a car accident at the end of Janunary 2020 and being in extreme pain every day, I finally have some relief and a hope for less pain in the future thanks to Dr. Naftulin.
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Robin D. – May 21, 2020
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listens to patient concerns about treatment and answers all questions
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Michael M. – May 21, 2020
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This is my first time at his office and so far i have been treated great. Everyone here are polite and listen to what you have to say. My experience with the injections went well for being my first time, he explained what he was going to do before started.
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Anonymous – May 21, 2020
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pleasant very comfortable
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answers questions, explains every step
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Ed S. – May 21, 2020
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Doctor who takes the time to listen to you and see you as a person when a lot of doctors just see a number. Very good care.
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H. K. – Mar 05, 2020
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excellent. i would absolutely recommend to anyone who has similar problems such as mine.
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Gregory S. – Mar 05, 2020
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Very positive. Very efficient and professional staff. Dr. Naftulin is very thorough and able to communicate and relate to his patients.
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Dr. Naftulin accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 67% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Naftulin treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Naftulin treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Naftulin treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Naftulin treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Spondylosis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Naftulin treats Spondylosis more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Naftulin treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

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Dr. Naftulin's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Discography
  • Dystonia
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Migraine
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Dr. Scott Naftulin has been a Physician Partner at Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates (NERA) since 1998. NERA is a physician-owned medical practice. The NERA Spine & Sports Medicine facilities in Bethlehem Pennsylvania provides integrated, multid...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice/OMT
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

1993
Mich St University
Fellowship Hospital
1992
St Vincent'S Hospital
Residency Hospital
1989
Metropolitan Hospital
Residency Hospital
1988
Metro-Parkview Hosp
Internship Hospital
1983
Ursinus College
Medical School
1983
Ursinus College
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Coordinated Health - Bethlehem

Bethlehem, PA

86% Patient experience rating, 17% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Easton Hospital

Easton, PA

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

Geisinger - Community Medical Center

Scranton, PA

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

Grand View Hospital

Sellersville, PA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono

East Stroudsburg, PA

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

Palmerton Hospital

Palmerton, PA

Sacred Heart Hospital

Allentown, PA

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2018)

Saint Luke's Hospital - Anderson

Easton, PA

84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Saint Luke's Quakertown Hospital

Quakertown, PA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Saint Luke's Warren Hospital

Phillipsburg, NJ

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

St Lukes Hospital - Gnaden Huetten Campus

Lehighton, PA

54% Patient experience rating, 15% lower than the national average

St. Luke's Hospital - Allentown Campus

Allentown, PA
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

St. Luke's Hospital - Bethlehem Campus

Bethlehem, PA

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)