Dr. Sayegh has been involved in athletics and body building for more than 30 years. He has been teaching and practicing Sports Medicine since 1985, with an emphasis in Manipulation Under Anesthesia. CIRICULUM VITAE Richard Sayegh, D.C. SPECIALTY Chiropractic, sports medicine, applied kinesiology soft tissue techniques, clinical and rehabilitative therapy, nutritional counseling and fitness training. PRACTICE Worker's compensation, qualified medical examiner, private insurance, personal injury, private fitness and rehabilitation facility with certified trainers. Learning center for Southern California University of Health Science and Cleveland Chiropractic College. MASSAGE Licensed massage therapist with extensive knowledge in neuromuscular re-education, reflexology, Swedish massage, joint mobilization, myofascial release techniques, cranial-sacral therapy, shiatsu and aromatherapy. LICENSE California CERTIFICATION National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Qualified Medical Examiners Manipulation under Anesthesia ACADEMIC 1982-California State University, Fullerton Bachelor of Science DEGREE Doctor of Chiropractic 1985-Cleveland College of Chiropractic INTERNSHIP 1985 Cleveland College of Chiropractic 1985-95 Chiropractor to American Judo Team 1995-98 Iron Man Body Building Champion, NPC Mr. California National Body Building Champion Mr. Los Angeles Natural Body Building Champion Mr. California Natural Body Building Champion Central Pacific Body Building Champion, NPC Mr. San Diego Muscle Classic, NPC Mr. Venice Beach, NPC 1996 Team Universe Top 10 Champions 1997 Mr. U.S.A. Top 10 Champions 1997-Present Football and Basketball Coaching City of Glendora, CA. PROFESSIONAL 1986-Present-SPORTS Medicine and Rehab Therapy (SMART) Private Practice-Spine Institute & Surgery Center 1985-87- Professor, Cleveland College of Chiropractic-L.A. 1982-86 Office Manager Practice-Holistic Health Center of Arcadia PRIVILEGES SMART Surgery Center-Arcadia, CA Santa Teresita Hospital-Duarte CA. West Coast Surgery Center Outpatient Center-Los Alamitos, CA. Long Beach Surgery Center Outpatient Center-Long Beach, CA. Anaheim West Outpatient Surgery Center-Anaheim, CA. AFFILIATIONS 1986-Present California Chiropractic Association 1987-Present Arcadia Chamber of Commerce 1990-Present Chiropractor to World Gym -Pasadena, CA Foothill Gym - Monrovia, CA Gold's Gym- Arcadia,CA Cathedral High School-Los Angeles, CA
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I've been treated by Dr. Richard Sayegh since 2007. I went from not being able to walk due to back pain after giving birth to back to running within 2 weeks. I continue to see Dr. Sayegh for maintenance of a healthy back and hips, which allows me to stay active and fit! Couldn't live a healthy life with out his intervention!
I've been going to different chiropractors since I was a teen. SMART spine institute is the best. As an athlete and a Firefighter they have always treated me for injuries and maintained my body in tip top shape
It is amazing the difference on how I currently feel compared to how I felt at the begin after my fall. I had not been able to sleep, for about five months after my fall, the pain was excruciating in turning from one side to the other while trying to get some sleep. After one treatment I was feeling 95%, I love the team at S.M.A.R.T :-)
Chiropractic care is an excellent way to replace drugs or to amplify the effects that modern medicine is having on your pain, injury or illness. No matter why you come to us for chiropractic care here at the S.M.A.R.T. Spine Institute and Surgery Center, we always strive to provide the best possible service, with minimal invasiveness and maximal comfort.
Dr. Sayegh does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Dr. Sayegh'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.
Abdominal Muscle Strain
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Car Accident Injuries
Chronic Back Pain
Chronic Neck Pain
Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
Low Back Pain
Lower Back Injuries
Lower Back Muscle Strain
Lower Back Sprain
Neck Muscle Strain
Neck Soft Tissue Trauma
Pediatric Hip Disorders
Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
Strain of Hamstring Muscle
Strain of Tendon of Medial Thigh Muscle
Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Low Back Procedure
Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
Neck Pain Procedure
Range of Motion Testing
Soft Tissue Massage
Spinal Manipulation Under Anesthesia
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
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.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
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.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
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.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
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.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
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.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
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.
California State University, Fullerton
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
Cleveland College Of Chiropractic
Medical School | Graduated 1985
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Awards & Honors
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
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.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
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.