Center City: (215) 546-0100
Juniata Park: (267) 672-1262
Mount Airy: (267) 672-1260

North East Elkins Park: (215) 782-1394
West Philadelphia: (267) 292-9200
South Philadelphia: (215) 755-5700

Allentown: (484) 201-2121


Meet the Doctors

Lawrence S. Segal, D.C. CCSP

segalDr. Segal has been practicing chiropractic medicine for over 20 years. He attended Temple University. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He went on to become a doctor of chiropractic from the National University Of Health Sciences in Chicago. He is board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and is licensed to practice chiropractic by the state of Pennsylvania and Illinois. He has spent the last 20 years figuring out how to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries.In 1997, Dr. Segal became certified to practice sports medicine in chiropractic. Since becoming certified he has treated professional athletes such as Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies and David Diaz Infonte of the Philadelphia Eagles. He has also treated some of the most talented people in the industry of music such as Justin Timberlake, Madonna and Stevie Nicks.

Dr. Segal was also very active with the University of Pennsylvania wrestling team and worked with multiple actors/dancers from Ms. Saigon, Cats and Contact (Best Musical Award 2000). He has 2 beautiful teenagers and is married to his soulmate, Wendi L Segal. When he is not working he is spending as much time with them as he can. He loves rock climbing, camping and writes poetry and music.

Dr. Lawrence Segal

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Matthew B. Marcus, ATC, D.C.

HB_headshots_03Dr. Matthew Marcus has been practicing chiropractic medicine for nearly 12 years. He earned duel degree in sport medicine and science from the University of Pittsburgh. After completing his athletic training certification he went on to Life University in Marietta Georgia to complete his Doctorate of Chiropractic. He is board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and is licensed to practice chiropractic by the state of Pennsylvania.Dr. Marcus enjoys traveling, outdoor fitness activities, weight training and has a passion for golf. His past experience in sports medicine, fitness training and chiropractic care is translated to his patients on a case by case basis.

Dr. Marcus provides an all-encompassing solution for musculoskeletal problems with chiropractic manipulation, stretching, myofascial release and muscular balance to enhance the bodies ability to heal and properly function.

When he is not practicing chiropractic Dr. Marcus enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Hillary and their two wonderful daughters Lyvia and Ava. He also a huge Philadelphia sports fan and enjoys attending all sporting events and music concerts.

Dr. Matthew Marcus

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David J. Craven, D.C.

HB_headshots_15Dr. David Craven has been practicing chiropractic medicine for nearly 10 years. He earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Delaware and went on to receive a degree in human biology and his Doctor of Chiropractic from the National University of Health Sciences in Chicago.He is board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and is licensed to practice chiropractic by the state of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Craven loves serving his patients and prides himself on his diagnostic skills and his knowledge of chiropractic and physical rehabilitation. He is also a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor. In his spare time Dr. Craven enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and exercising. He is also an avid Philadelphia sports fan and never passes up an opportunity to get to a game.

Dr. David Craven

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Jon M. Panucci, DC, CCSP


Dr. Panucci is a Chiropractic Physician here at the HealthBridge Chiropractic. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the College of Saint Rose while playing varsity soccer on a four year scholarship. He then attended New York Chiropractic College to complete his Doctorate.Dr. Panucci is a Pennsylvania-licensed, Board Certified Chiropractic Physician and also holds a license in Adjunctive Procedures. Dr. Panucci is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP). This unique program included training in sports injuries, sideline evaluation and treatment, emergency procedures, and sports injury rehabilitation. He is also certified in Graston Technique® and Active Release Technique® Lower Extremity.

Dr. Panucci is currently training to become a Certified Kinesiotaping Provider.Dr. Panucci is an active member of the American Chiropractic Association. He is a chiropractic advocate and visits local businesses and events to speak about chiropractic and how it helps in sports performance and in healing injuries.

Outside of HealthBridge Chiropractic, Dr. Panucci enjoys playing basketball, racquetball, skiing, and tennis.

Dr. Jon M. Panucci, DC, CCSP

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Dr. Kurt Maharay

HB_headshots_09Dr. Kurt Maharay has been practicing chiropractic medicine for almost 15 years. Dr. Maharay graduated with academic honors from Life Chiropractic College in the Atlanta area and he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Social Anthropology from the University of Central Florida. He has pursued extensive postgraduate studies in Applied Kinesiology and has completed his certification with over 200 hours. He is committed to providing thorough, gentle and effective chiropractic care for the whole family
He is board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and is licensed to practice chiropractic by the state of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New Jersey. Dr. Maharay loves serving his patients and prides himself on his individual approach to every patient, listening to their concerns and custom tailoring a treatment plan to maximize their response to care.

Outside of work Dr. Maharay continues to work with his hands restoring his 140 year old home, with the latest woodworking project or in the garden. He loves calling Mt. Airy home with his wife Kara and their 3 year old son Liam.

Dr. Kurt Maharay

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Dr. Michael Gonzon

HB_headshots_13In an effort to better serve our patients and partners, HealthBridge Chiropractic is pleased to introduce our newest team member, Dr. Michael Gonzon. Dr. Gonzon will treat patients at all five HealthBridge offices.

Originally from Delaware, Dr. Gonzon attended East Carolina University where he earned his B.S. degree in exercise physiology. He then attended National University of Health Sciences Florida to complete his Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

Dr. Gonzon became interested in chiropractic medicine because he felt that the field would allow him to not only help patients recover from injury and trauma, but also aid them in improved health and overall wellness. Dr. Gonzon focuses much of his personal time on his own health and wellness. His exercise routine includes everything from pick-up soccer games to high intensity CrosssFit training and even the stretching and stress release of yoga. He can often be found jogging through the city and is always ready to cheer on his favorite Philly sports teams – the Eagles and the Phillies.

Dr. Gonzon is a Pennsylvania-licensed, Board Certified Chiropractic Physician and holds a license in Adjunctive Procedures. He is also well trained in muscle release techniques and instrument-assisted soft tissue technique. He has treated a wide variety of patients ranging from high-performance college athletes to senior citizens.

Dr. Michael Gonzon

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Dr. Nirav Patel

dr_patelDr. Nirav Patel has been treating patients in Philadelphia and the surrounding Main Line area since 2003. He is a Pennsylvania licensed, Board Certified Chiropractic Physician. He graduated from Widener University with a Bachelors Degree in Biology before moving on to New York Chiropractic College, earning his Doctorate in 2002. Dr. Patel currently holds certifications in Graston Technique and Webster Technique, with special training in the adjustment of infants and young children. He is in the process of obtaining his TPI Golf Certification, aimed at golf-specific injury assessment and rehabilitation.

Dr. Patel was recognized by patients in the community, Philadelphia Life & Suburban Life Magazine as a Top Doc. He is committed to educating and guiding each of his patients so that they can achieve their individual wellness and functional goals.

Outside of the office, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with his wife & two sons. He can usually be found playing cars with his younger son, running the obstacle course in his backyard with his older son, or out on the golf course bettering his game.

Dr. Nirav Patel

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Dr. Edward Cerato

Dr. Cerato has been practicing chiropractic medicine since 1998 in the states of NY, NJ and PA. He is a graduate of Parker College of Chiropractic and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Montclair State College in Exercise Science. He is board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and is licensed to practice chiropractic by the state of Pennsylvania. He has numerous years of experience treating motor vehicle and work-related injuries.

Dr. Cerato has a strong interest in the problem-solving aspects of chiropractic and enjoys searching for new techniques to aid the body to heal itself. One of his assets is his ability to connect and communicate with his patients which allows the patient to feel at ease during treatment visits for an overall positive experience.

Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, Jennifer and his step-son Christopher. He enjoys working out, playing golf, DIY projects, great food, watching sports and a good cigar.

Dr. Edward Cerato

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Sarah Cole, DC

Dr. Sarah Cole is a Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician licensed in Chiropractic and Adjunctive Therapies in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. She obtained her Doctorate from New York Chiropractic College, where she was consecutively placed on the Dean’s List for academic achievements. For her undergraduate studies, she attended SUNY Cortland, majoring in Biological Sciences. She is an active affiliate of the American Chiropractic Association, Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association, and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

Dr. Cole has completed post graduate training in pediatrics and prenatal care, Graston technique, Kinesology Taping, as well as rehabilitation, therapeutic exercise, and neuromuscular reeducation for sports and motor vehicle injuries. Dr. Cole also holds a Certification in the Webster Technique through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. The Webster Technique is specifically intended for pregnant females carrying their baby in a breech position. It is reported that over 80% of babies optimized their positioning in utero when the mother received this gentle adjustment to their pelvis.

Dr. Cole is a Syracuse, NY native who relocated to the area to pursue a career blending chiropractic care alongside medical co-management to best serve her patients. She strives to promote a healthy lifestyle in her personal life, as well as incorporating that into an integrated approach with her patients. She enjoys staying active with her dog Stella, spending time in the Finger Lakes with her family, cooking and trying new restaurants, and the endless gratification of seeing how chiropractic care can touch peoples’ lives.

Dr. Sarah Cole

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Joan Diaz-Roman, MS, DC

Dr. Diaz, originally from Puerto Rico is a Board- Certified Chiropractic Physician licensed in Chiropractic and adjunctive Therapies in Pennsylvania and Georgia. He earned his Bachelor’s in Physical Education in the University of Puerto Rico while doing Track & Field, and Olympic Weightlifting. After several injuries while doing sport, he decided to change his path from PE teacher to a Doctor of Chiropractic. Dr. Diaz, not speaking English by that time, decided to attempt to Life University in Marietta, GA where he earned his Doctor’s degree in Chiropractic and a Master of Science in Sport Health Science, Chiropractic Sport Science track. Dr. Diaz was adequately exposed to different chiropractic approaches such as Full-spine, Gonstead, Thompson Technique, SOT, Activator, Extremity adjustment, Cox Technique, Functional rehab among others. He attended seminars, courses, and certifications to learn and bring the best quality care to the patients. He also is certified in Cox Technique Lumbar and Cervical, RockTape, Fascia Abrasion Technique and Mulligan Concept.

Dr. Diaz is currently finishing all modules to become a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP) and planning to continues his studies to become a Diplomate American Board Chiropractic Orthopedist.

Outside his work he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He also likes reading about treatments and rehabilitation articles, trying new restaurants, outdoor running, hiking and going to the gym.

Dr. Joan Diaz

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Nicholas J. Panucci, D.C.

Dr. Panucci is a Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician licensed in Chiropractic and Adjunctive Therapies in the State of Pennsylvania.  He was recruited to play NCAA Soccer at the Sage College of Albany where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.  He then attended New York College of Chiropractic to complete his doctorate where he was a member of the Phi Chi Omega Society for maintaining high academic honors. During his clinical experience he was trained to adequately diagnose, treat, and manage a plethora of chronic medical conditions as he treated in numerous hospitals, including working with Veterans at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center.

Dr. Panucci is trained in a variety of therapies including NIMMO technique, a form of ischemic compression used to treat myofascial trigger points, and ConnecTX®, an exclusive instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization technique. He holds an advanced certificate in Sports Science and Human Performance, demonstrating Dr. Panucci’s first hand training in first-aid for sport injuries, taping and wrapping procedures, and sport injury rehabilitation and performance enhancing treatment planning.

Outside of work, Dr. Panucci can be found playing pick up soccer or cheering on his favorite English Premier team, Arsenal.

Dr. Nicholas Panucci

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