Dr. Ronald Hoch’s first personal encounter with chiropractic was when he was a wrestler in high school. He developed a stiff neck and was unable to move his neck for two weeks. Despite being on medication, he did not get better. Eager to get back into wrestling, his parents finally took him to a chiropractor. He was adjusted two times and was significantly better. “I had a few more treatments after that, recovered 100 percent and got back into wrestling again.”
Dr. Hoch’s personal experience with the positive benefits of chiropractic intrigued him enough to want to become a chiropractic physician. He received his undergraduate degree, a Bachelor’s In Science, from Bloomsburg University. He then enrolled in New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) and following his internship, graduated in 1988. While at NYCC, he was recognized for his proficiency and received multiple awards for chiropractic adjusting techniques, patient evaluation, treatment protocols and procedures, and outstanding clinical diagnostician. He was recognized for academic excellence in college over several years by Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. He also received several citations from Outstanding Young Men of America, Who’s Who Among Young Professionals and Businessmen, and Outstanding Young Professionals. He is certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and is licensed by the states of Pennsylvania and New York.
Dr. Hoch is the founder and president of Hoch Chiropractic Center . He has been in practice since 1988. In 1990, he established the office’s current location at 325 Market Street in Berwick. With the intention of helping many patients through the benefit of chiropractic care, he opened the Conyngham Office in 2003 to better serve his patients in the Hazleton and surrounding areas. Dr. Hoch has been operating both offices since their inception and continues to study the art and science of chiropractic medicine.
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Dr. Hoch has had the pleasure of treating a vast array of patients with a wide diversity of medical issues throughout his 28 years of practice. His primary focus is on the movement and function of the body and the effects of what happens when these are altered. When movement patterns change, abnormal stresses are applied on different parts of the body resulting in abnormal tissue stress, swelling and pain. With his vast training and experiences, he takes pride in performing an individual exam and evaluation of each patient to determine the cause of the patient’s condition. Following his evaluation, Dr. Hoch gives careful consideration to determine the best approach to treat the patient’s condition, even if that best approach is not chiropractic care. He understands that when a person has a health issue, his or her whole life is altered. The ability to work, perform daily activities, and the capability of meeting life’s challenges are all affected. Loved ones lives’ are also affected in a vast array of ways, changing the dynamic structure of these relationships. Restoring function and resolving pain as quickly and effectively as possible is his primary goal. Occasionally there are times when treatment by multiple different health care specialists is needed and referral for co-management or for a better treatment option is made. During his years of experience, Dr. Hoch has treated and built a network of physicians and health care specialists that he trusts and he can refer a patient to these professionals to provide the same type of care that he provides.
“It is imperative that a doctor have the ability and knowledge to know what conditions he can effectively treat with the vast array of chiropractic techniques he uses and which one is the optimal one for the specific condition. “ (There are several different techniques that I have been trained in to treat different conditions.)
“ Even more important is knowing when the patient needs to be referred for a different type of care. If I don’t think I can help a particular patient, I will do my very best to assist him or her find a healthcare provider who I believe can help.”
With a vast array of specialized training and many years of experience, Dr. Hoch is well equipped to evaluate your current condition. Whether you suffer from a simple musculoskeletal condition or a complex and involved injury resulting from auto, sports, work, or other traumatic injury, Dr. Hoch has the experience, knowledge, and compassion to help you. If you suffer from neck pain, headaches, upper back pain, arm/hand pain or numbness, low back pain, leg pain/numbness, or another musculoskeletal condition, he will be happy to discuss treatment options with you.
Dr. Hoch enjoys spending time with his loving, caring wife Ann Marie and their son Matthew. His wife has also been employed at Hoch Chiropractic Center for 25+ years as the office manager. His son, who is a very accomplished athelete and student, will attend medical school with plans to pursue a career in neurosurgery. Dr. Hoch is an avid sportsman and has a tremendous appreciation for nature. Dr. Hoch also served as church organist and choir director for over 15 years at St James Luthern Church. Dr. Hoch has been involved with numerous community boards and organizations, including Red Cross, Salvation Army, Berwick Chamber of Commerce, Berwick Rotary Club and Berwick Masonic lodge and Caldwell consistory. He has lectured at many organizations and groups including Berwick Kiwanis and others throughout his regional community.
Discover how Dr. Hoch can help you get pain relief! Call us at the location most convenient to you today. (570) 788-1163 or (570) 759-3904