Doctor Scott Naftulin


Doctor Scott Naftulin, D.O. has been a Physician Partner at Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates (NERA) since 1998. NERA is a physician-owned medical practice. The NERA Spine & Sports Medicine facilities in Bethlehem Pennsylvania, provides integrated, multidisciplinary care to patients with painful spinal 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.

Dr. Naftulin treats these conditions using the most effective medical, interventional, rehabilitative, surgical and alternative treatments presently available. Additionally, we provide disability management and medicolegal consultative services that are frequently required while addressing these painful medical conditions.

Dr. Naftulin is a preferred provider in the St. Luke’s network for spine and pain treatments & pain management.

Medical Doctor - Pain Specialist

Dr. Naftulin specializes in the comprehensive treatment of pain associated with spinal disorders with an emphasis on interventional & orthobiologics.

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Pain Evaluation & Treatment

A Caring and Compassionate Doctor

Dr Naftulin is a life-long Lehigh Valley resident and he is active in the social and sporting activities the area takes pride in embracing. Dr Naftulin is empathetic to his patient's situations and he works tirelessly towards the evaluation and treaments of pain associated with an injury or disorder.
Pain Evaluation & Treatment

Medical Licensure

  • Colorado
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania


  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1983-1987.
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA, 1979-1983.

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Professor, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Clinical Faculty, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine,1996-99.
  • Committee on Rehabilitative Medicine, Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, 1998 to present.
  • Workshop Faculty, Master Instructor, Course Director International Spine Intervention Society, 2001 to present.
  • Fellow, American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2005-present.
  • Executive Council/Past President, American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2002-Present.

Postdoctoral Training

  • Fellow, Sports Medicine and Electromyography, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1992-1993.
  • Chief Resident/Resident, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center, New York, NY, 1989-1992.
  • Resident, Family Practice Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1988-1989.
  • Internship, Metropolitan Hospital-Parkview Division Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1987-1988.

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
  • American Osteopathic Association.
  • American Medical Association.
  • American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.
  • International Spine Intervention Society.
  • North American Spine Society.
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Board Certification

  • American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice, Certified, March, 1990.
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Certified, July, 1993. Re-certified, 2003, 2013.
  • American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Certified, April, 1994 (10-year).
  • American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Certified, November, 1995.
  • American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, Certified, November, 1998. Re-certified, 2003, 2008, 2013.
  • Pain Medicine, Subspecialty Certification, American Board of PMR, September 9, 2000. Re-certified, 2009.
Doctor Scott Naftulin - Pain Management