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Meet Dr. Michael Palermo

During his childhood years, Dr. Palermo  always wanted to pursue a career helping others.  Je had a strong interest in the health sciences and nature but after his father injured his lower back, it took very little persuasion to take the path to the natural healing art of Chiropractic.


Education and Experience

Dr. Palermo attended Hazleton High School and King’s College in Wilkes-Barre.  He obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa and returned home to begin his 40 year endeavor.  He holds Certifications including Personal Training,  Chiropractic Sports Strength and Conditioning, Chiropractic Insurance Peer Review and Instrumented Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization.

Contributions & Accomplishments

Dr. Palermo broke the barrier for local chiropractors to gain acceptance among the Medical Community.  In the late 1980s, he received approval by our local hospitals to accept Chiropractic imaging orders.  He later became the area’s first chiropractor to host a weekly television show on SSPTV in 1997 unveiling the once unknown profession to our area veiwers.   Years later in 2012, Dr. Palermo broke another barrier and was hired by Coordinated Health a physician-owned hospital and later Lehigh Valley Hospital until April 2024 gaining experience working among our areas top physicians and physical therapists.

Athletic Acheivements

Dr Palermo’s passion for running entailed a 20 year career of Marathons and Half Marathons. In 2006, he formed the Valley Running Club and later established the Hazleton Festival of Races reigning as President of the club for 10 years spreading his love and motivation for running throughout the Hazleton Community. He also held the position as Jumps Coach at Holy Redeemer High School in Wilkes-Barre for the Boys and Girls Track and Field Team for a decade, having garnished a State Champion in the Long Jump in 2022, which remains the school’s only State Gold Medalist in that sport.

Outside the Office

Dr. Palermo remains active physically, promoting exercise and a healthy lifestyle to his patients. As a nature-lover, he now spends time beekeeping and speaking to groups about this unique outdoor hobby.  He was recognized in local and national news for assisting cleanup of more than half million bees in an area commercial beekeeping transport accident on I-81.  He and his wife Michelle have two grown children, Morgan and Nico in addition to two athletic dogs, Georgie and Bodhi.

Book an Appointment

Contact our chiropractic office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Palermo!


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