Rock Star of the Month: Dr. Ron Nathanson

Whether he’s hiking in Harriman State Park, Skiing in Vermont, running half marathons in New York and New Jersey, increasing his flexibility with yoga, coaching little league baseball, or salsa dancing the night away with his wife, Dr. Ron Nathanson always finds a way to stay active. Oh yea, and did we forget to mention that he has 3 kids? Wow!

You’re probably wondering with family time, work and all these activities, how does he manage it all? Well he’s doing a pretty good job and he wouldn’t have it any other way. He enjoys his busy schedule especially the time he spends vacationing with his family, helping patients with their overall quality of life and connecting with his kids while coaching little league baseball.

Even with his busy schedule, our staff member of the month, Dr. Ron Nathanson took some time out to answer some personal questions to help his patients get to know a little more about him.


1.       What’s the most interesting food you’ve ever eaten?

I’ve eaten  Alligator, Ostrich and Buffalo. I am willing to eat anything just as long as it doesn’t bite back.

2.       What are three things most people don’t know about you?

The first thing people don’t know about me is that I was once the Mascot for the Northeastern University Huskies and I won All-American Mascot three years in a row. The second thing would be that I did mission work in Panama and adjusted thousands of people in just 10 days of being there. And the last would be that I love to hike and be outdoors.

3.       Do you have any regrets?

Yes, the one regret I have is not pursuing acting. I think I would have made a great actor. I would be a Humphrey Bogart, James Dean, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Robert Downey Jr., and Jack Nicholson all tied in one.

4.       What made you want to become a chiropractor?

I was working as a cab driver at Deluxe Taxi and taking classes at Nassau Community College when I was struck by a car while cycling. It caused numbness to my right hand arm and partial facial paralysis. It was a chiropractor who healed me. I was amazed and that’s when I found my calling. I didn’t choose it, it chose me!

5.       You’re a father, husband, son, coach, what does each title mean to you?

  • Father- Being loving, nurturing and having plenty of responsibility.
  • Husband- Being a partner and being a loving companion to help each other grow. That’s the whole purpose of life.
  • Son- Continue bringing them joy, being a great son, and helping them just as much as they helped me through life.
  • Coach- It means to be a good teacher. I can help these kids find their inner strength and help them develop as people. Push them past their comfort zone.

Want to know more about Dr. Ron Nathanson? You can post a question on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Dr. Ron is also available at our 40th Street office. Call to set up an appointment to find out how he can help you!

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