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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor’s board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
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.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Graduated in 2006
Completed in 2006
Graduated in 2003
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Stephen Kareha, DPT, received his Bachelor's degree in Health and Exercise Sciences with an emphasis in Athletic Training from Gettysburg College and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Arcadia University. He completed his postgraduate mentorship in orthopaedic spinal injuries and vestibular dysfunctions at Allied Services in Scranton, PA. He is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, a Certified Athletic Trainer, a Certified Mulligan Practitioner, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Dr. Kareha has served as an adjunct faculty member at Arcadia University since 2010 teaching content within the graduate and post-graduate degree programs and has been a guest lecturer for DeSales University and multiple dental societies. He has published multiple peer-reviewed research articles and is currently pursuing a PhD at Nova Southeastern University. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, National Athletic Trainers' Association, and American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.
Dr. Kareha is Director of the Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency and practices orthopaedic physical therapy at St. Luke's University Health Network in the Lehigh Valley (Pennsylvania). He also serves as a key member of the Shoulder Pain Module development committee for the National Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Outcomes Database, a national database developed under the direction of the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.
I am here to work with you to provide the tools necessary for you to meet your individual goals and to exceed your expectations. I evaluate each patient as a whole, not just the body part that is painful or problematic, and analyze your movement system to determine the cause of the problem and work with you to develop the care plan that best suits your needs.
My philosophy is that mobilization/manipulation of the joints or soft tissue is used to improve movement which then needs to be facilitated throughout the new or improved range of motion by means of neuromuscular facilitation techniques. I then train you to use those new or corrected movements in functional pathways. Then, I utilize exercises to strengthen or enhance those new or corrected functional pathways. Each session is designed to help you achieve your goals in the most efficient manner possible utilizing the best evidence based practice techniques available.