Dr. Scott D. Ungemach (Dr. Scott) is Board Certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiner's (parts I, II, III, IV and physiotherapy). He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and had been serving North Eastern Pennsylvania communities since 1999. He relocated his practice to the greater Philadelphia area and started Suburban Spine in January of 2016. He is an Honors graduate of Bloomsburg University and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Life University School of Chiropractic. Dr. Ungemach is a Certified MUA Practitioner. Manipulation Under Anesthesia, or MUA, is a highly specialized, non-invasive stretching technique for chronic pain patients who have failed to respond to long term conservative care or failed surgical interventions. Manipulation Under Anesthesia works by breaking up adhesions and scar tissues to restore range of motion while the patient is in a safe, temporary twilight sedation. The treatment is performed in a hospital or ambulatory surgery center (ASC) by licensed physicians with specialized training and certification specifically for the procedure. A team approach is required to have safe and successful results. Since graduating from chiropractic school, Dr. Ungemach has continued to pursue his education and has taken post-doctoral courses in Manipulation Under Anesthesia, Advanced Computer Aided Analysis and Adjusting, Whiplash/Spinal Trauma, Diagnosing/Differentiating/Treating Fibromyalgia and Myofascial pain syndrome, Trigger point therapy and soft tissue techniques, Treatment and prevention of Sports Injuries, Biomechanics. Ergonomics in the workplace, Treatment and management of scoliosis, Detection and correction of muscle imbalances, Pediatric and Geriatric specialized care, Posture, Gait, and Sensory-Motor Training, Spinal pain syndromes, Advanced Functional Extremity Training and Adjusting, TMJ, and Advanced Radiological (X-ray, CT, MRI) reading and interpretation to name a few. Dr. Ungemach has received some of his professions top honors by several organizations over his career. He was selected as one of America's Best Chiropractors in Pennsylvania (2015) by the National Consumer Advisory Board, a private research organization dedicated to providing consumers information about the finest professionals across the nation. Selections are done based on a proprietary assessment of a chiropractor's experience, training, continuing education and commitment to excellence to ensure the most impartial unbiased review of all applicants. He was named to Top Chiropractors in America, Members are selected for the excellence in patient care and treatment, and for their contributions to their profession. Dr. Ungemach has also been selected and included in the 2015 addition of Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Members are selected for their contribution to excellence in Healthcare. The organization is part of the International Association of HealthCare Professionals which is made up of over 100 different medical societies.
Dr. Scott Ungeamch works to provide his patients with the most effective solutions to reduce their pain and restore function."I take pride in the fact that I know what I can and cannot treat with physical medicine. More importantly, I know when I need to refer out. I believe that to arrive at the best treatment solutions for our patients, physicians must have a strong understanding of all the options available and a willingness to utilize them." From the urgent to often complex needs of serious auto accidents, personal and athletic injuries, to patients with repetitive motion injuries and/or general muscle imbalances, Dr. Scott tries to provide his patients with the most effective solutions to reduce their pain and restore function. As a result, he often integrates services directed by other specialists in related fields. These areas include physical therapy, pain management and surgery, if needed. He creates a customized treatment plan that works best for each patients unique needs.
Dr. Ungemach does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Dr. Ungemach's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Head and Neck Conditions
Lower Back Injuries
Neck Muscle Strain
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Chronic Pain Management
Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
Trigger Point Therapy
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Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
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Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
Life University / Life Chiropractic College / West Campus
Medical School | Graduated 1999
Life University / Life Chiropractic College / West Campus
Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
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Awards & Honors
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
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Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
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We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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