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Holistic Back, Neck Pain Specialist Joins St. Luke’s Spine & Pain Associates
December 28, 2017

Rammurti A McKenzie, MD

Rammurti A McKenzie, MD

Pain management specialist Dr. Rammurti McKenzie’s approach to treatment starts with conservative measures.

“I believe that diet, physical therapy and pain management techniques should be part of their treatment,” he said. “My goal is to help my patients feel better while needing little or no medication. I like to get them to the point where they don’t need medication and don’t need to see me every month or every other month.” 

McKenzie, MD, recently joined St. Luke’s University Health Network’s St. Luke’s Spine & Pain Associates. He sees patients at two locations: 145 N. Railroad Street in Tamaqua and 575 S. Ninth Street in Lehighton.

He helps patients manage pain in their back, neck and spine caused by a number of conditions including herniated or degenerated disks, sciatica, pinched nerves and spinal stenosis. He also treats those who have pain from back surgeries including spinal fusion.

McKenzie was eager to come to St. Luke’s from Mount Laurel, New Jersey, because his new colleagues at Spine & Pain Associates share his holistic approach to pain management, he said. McKenzie said he learned from personal experience that an anti-inflammatory diet can make a huge difference. He found it helped his knee pain and his overall health considerably.

McKenzie earned his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed a pain fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

In his free time, McKenzie enjoys visiting antique shops with his wife, doing home improvement projects and playing tennis. A native of California, he and his wife live in Allentown.

McKenzie welcomes new patients. For more information or to make an appointment call 484-526-7246. McKenzie is in Tamaqua Monday through Friday with the exception of two Thursdays a month when he is in Lehighton.

Media Contact:

Sam Kennedy, Corporate Communications Director, 484-526-4134, samuel.kennedy@sluhn.org

About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network providing services at seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites in the greater Lehigh Valley. The network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.  In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first and only regional medical school campus. Dedicated to advancing health education, St. Luke’s operates the nation’s oldest School of Nursing and 23 graduate medical educational programs and is considered a major teaching hospital – the only one in its region. Repeatedly, including 2017, St. Luke’s earned Truven’s 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital and 50 Top Cardiovascular Program designations, in addition to other honors for clinical excellence. St. Luke’s is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of St. Luke’s information technology applications such as electronic medical records, telehealth, online scheduling and pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.