Dr. Scott Naftulin, DO

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Dr. Scott Naftulin, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation | Male

NERA SPINE, SPORTS & PAIN MEDICINE 3400 Bath Pike Ste 400, Bethlehem, PA 18017 Get Directions

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Dr. Scott Naftulin is based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania at NERA Spine, Sports & Pain Medicine. He is a subspecialty physician...
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Specialties

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

Board Certifications

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  • Family Practice
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

Dr. Naftulin says..

After completing specialty residency training in Physiatry, Dr. Scott Naftulin completed an additional year of subspecialty training at Michigan State University in EMG (electromyography) and Sports Medicine. For over two decades, he has focused on the treatment of painful and disabling conditions such as low back, neck and joint pain. As a Clinical Professor and Master Instructor, he has developed expertise in the diagnosis and successful treatment of these medical conditions. His active involvement in academics keeps Dr. Naftulin abreast of the most up-to-date therapies available. His busy clinical practice allows him to maintain an expert skill-set necessary to handle complex medical situations.

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  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Pain
  • Neuritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain

Procedures Performed

Dr. Naftulin says..

Procedures performed by Dr. Scott Naftulin include: image-guided injections throughout the neuraxis, epidural steroid injections, selective spinal nerve blocks, diagnostic medical branch blockade, facet joint injections, sacroiliac joint injections, discography, radiofrequency (RF) neurotomy/ablation, spinal cord stimulator trials/implants, ultrasound (US) guided joint injections, stellate ganglion blocks, lumbar sympathetic blocks, intradiscal injections, platelet-rich plasma (PRP)/stem cell injections, carpal tunnel injections, trigger finger injections, tennis elbow injections, percutaneous discectomy, mild, and pulsed RF.

Having performed over 50,000 procedures himself, he is a Master Instructor with over 10 years of experience teaching other physicians how to safely and correctly perform these procedures.

The procedures are performed in multiple settings including the office, hospital or surgery center depending upon patient preference and other factors.

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  • Arthrocentesis
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Discography
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Pain Management
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Medical School
    Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    Metro Parkview Hospital

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    Metropolitan Hospital

    Completed in 1989

    St Vincent's Hospital

    Completed in 1992

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mich St University

    Completed in 1993

  • Undergraduate School
    Ursinus College

    Graduated in 1983

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Naftulin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Board certified in Family Practice, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Naftulin's Office & Staff

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Dr. Naftulin's Care Philosophy

Dr. Scott Naftulin is based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania at NERA Spine, Sports & Pain Medicine. He is a subspecialty physician at  Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates (NERA), a physician-owned medical practice providing integrated, multidisciplinary care to patients with painful spinal and joint disorders in a comfortable environment. This group of musculoskeletal specialists focus their clinical skills on the evaluation and treatment of disabling musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions.

We treat these conditions using the most effective medical, interventional, rehabilitative, surgical and alternative treatments presently available. Additionally, we provide disability management and medico-legal consultative services that are frequently required while addressing these painful medical conditions.

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Dr. Naftulin says...

After completing specialty residency training in Physiatry, Dr. Scott Naftulin completed an additional year of subspecialty training at Michigan State University in EMG (electromyography) and Sports Medicine. For over two decades, he has focused on the treatment of painful and disabling conditions such as low back, neck and joint pain. As a Clinical Professor and Master Instructor, he has developed expertise in the diagnosis and successful treatment of these medical conditions. His active involvement in academics keeps Dr. Naftulin abreast of the most up-to-date therapies available. His busy clinical practice allows him to maintain an expert skill-set necessary to handle complex medical situations.

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Dr. Naftulin says...

Procedures performed by Dr. Scott Naftulin include: image-guided injections throughout the neuraxis, epidural steroid injections, selective spinal nerve blocks, diagnostic medical branch blockade, facet joint injections, sacroiliac joint injections, discography, radiofrequency (RF) neurotomy/ablation, spinal cord stimulator trials/implants, ultrasound (US) guided joint injections, stellate ganglion blocks, lumbar sympathetic blocks, intradiscal injections, platelet-rich plasma (PRP)/stem cell injections, carpal tunnel injections, trigger finger injections, tennis elbow injections, percutaneous discectomy, mild, and pulsed RF.

Having performed over 50,000 procedures himself, he is a Master Instructor with over 10 years of experience teaching other physicians how to safely and correctly perform these procedures.

The procedures are performed in multiple settings including the office, hospital or surgery center depending upon patient preference and other factors.