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Complaint Review: Dr. Jonathan Donath Joint Effort Chiropractic Verified TRUSTED Business | Ripoff Report Verified™ …businesses you can trust. Joint Effort Chiropractic & Westchester Spinal decompression Center is truly dedicated to giving the best care and patient satisfaction possible. Dr. Donath, who has been in private practice in White Plains for the past ten years, is renowned as a top expert in the field of Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy.

  • Submitted: Sun, December 09, 2012
  • Updated: Fri, December 30, 2016

  • Reported By: PDDrop92 — White Plains New York United States of America
Dr. Jonathan Donath Joint Effort Chiropractic Verified TRUSTED Business | Ripoff Report Verified™ …businesses you can trust. Joint Effort Chiropractic & Westchester Spinal decompression Center is truly dedicated to giving the best care and patient satisfaction possible. Dr. Donath, who has been in private practice in White Plains for the past ten years, is renowned as a top expert in the field of Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy.
1241 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains, New York United States of America

Dr. Jonathan Donath Joint Effort Chiropractic Verified TRUSTED Business REVIEW: Joint Effort Chiropractic and Westchester Spinal Decompression Center is dedicated to total patient satisfaction. Dr. Jonathan Donath does everything to get patients out of pain and back to normal in as quick and cost effective way as possible. Dr. Jonathan Donath teaches core strengthening and other stretches and exercises for patients to do at home so they don't keep being dependent on us.
*UPDATE: Dr. Jonathan Donath Joint Effort Chiropractic pledges commitment to Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy, Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program. A program that benefits consumers, ensuring complete satisfaction, confidence when doing business with a member business. Dr. Jonathan Donath Joint Effort Chiropractic recognized by Ripoff Report Verified™ as a safe business service.

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EDitor's UPDATE: Positive rating and recognition has been given to Dr. Jonathan Donath - Joint Effort Chiropractic for its full commitment to quality customer service.

Ripoff Report's discussions with Joint Effort Chiropractic & Westchester Spinal Decompression Center have uncovered an ongoing dedication by the company to total client satisfaction. This means that clients can expect that the company will work towards finding a mutually satisfactory resolution to any concerns. Joint Effort Chiropractic & Westchester Spinal Decompression Center listens carefully to client concerns and sees them as an opportunity to learn from past mistakes and become more efficient as a company in the services offered and the support for those services.

One of the things Ripoff Report learned in the course of its review is that typical customer feedback reads, "I was diagnosed with a large herniated disc and spinal stenosis. [continued below]....
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I tried various treatments including acupuncture and epidurals but these provided only temporary relief. I was taking medication daily and seriously considering surgery.

While googling for more information on stenosis, I came across Dr. Donath's ad for spinal decompression therapy. The decision to call and come in for a consultation turned out to be life changing. After a series of treatments I am pain free Dr. Donath and his staff are very professional and caring." -AnnMarie H. Peekskill, NY
Dr. Jonathan Donath is Ripoff Report Verified
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The information provided in this report below is based on comments made by Dr. Jonathan Donath during an onsite inspection held by a third party verification company with no biases towards Joint Effort Chiropractic.

Joint Effort Chiropractic is a chiropractic office that treats patients with pain. Dr. Jonathan Donath stated the following about his practice, "we feel that we are really good at getting people out of pain as fast as possible. We put a special emphasis— because chiropractic sometimes gets the bad knock that they try to see patients for more often, or longer, or see them forever— we’re actually purposely trying to get people to feel better as fast as possible. We discharge patients once they’re better. We get them out of pain, we show them exercises, we rehab them, and hopefully discharge them— that’s the goal for every patient, not to keep them forever." This is not the standard mentally for most chiropractic offices and they pride themselves on fast results, and customer satisfaction.

Leads for Joint Effort Chiropractic are primarily obtained through referrals by medical doctors or patients. Dr. Donath went on to explain the services process for patients, "Patients come in in pain. They want to get out of pain and we try to provide the best service possible." He further explained that he and his partner Dr. Marshall are trained in a lot of different techniques that give their practice an advantage, "we have better technology than most chiropractic offices. There are hundreds of testimonials we have on the Internet...you’ll see that what they consistently say is how much we care about our patients, how well-cared for they feel... Whether it means calling them on the weekends or being available— whatever it is, we go the extra mile."





CUSTOMER CARE & COMPLAINT RESOLUTION – JOINT EFFORT CHIROPRACTIC

When asked to comment on complaints posted on Ripoff Report's website Dr. Donath stated the comments were made by a patient who made the same comments about his dermatologist and dentist. The comments that he made were false and made two years after his initial treatment. In order to assure future and current clients, Dr. Donath stated the following, "both myself and the other doctor are board-certified chiropractors. I graduated valedictorian— I was the top of my class— and I also graduated summa cum laude. I have a master’s degree also in nutrition. My other doctor also has a master’s degree in nutrition, graduated near the top of her class… We’re licensed— there’s a lot of credentials for that. I also teach— as far as I know I’m the only chiropractor that teaches in a medical school in New York. I’m an adjunct assistant professor at New York Medical college, where I teach medical ethics. I wrote a book— I was published in 2014— called The Neck and Back Pain Solution."

When asked what type of changes they have made to honor their commitment to make things right with the consumer per the request of Ripoff Report, Dr. Donath stated, "we’re always trying to improve. We’re always trying to do better...I never leave my office until an hour and a half after I’m done seeing my patients, every night, because I might have five or six phone calls to make because people had question or whatever. Even though I have a very busy practice, I don’t take things for granted and I get back to every patient personally....I’m constantly striving to do better, constantly striving to work on my staff— even though they’re excellent... We’re always striving to be better. There’s always room for improvement."

Joint Effort Chiropractic is proud to be a part of Ripoff Reports Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program, "hopefully it’s just another thing that the public can see that we go out of our way to go above and beyond... to be trustworthy, to be reliable... as a place where you can come in pain and get treated really, really well, and get results, and get what you’re told you’re going to get, and not be... treated longer than you need or have more costs than it has to be in the most efficient way possible. I built this office from scratch. I had zero patients ten years ago and it’s almost all from word of mouth and referrals. I like to hope we’re doing something right because we’ve built a very busy office where people come out very happy."





PATIENT TESTIMONIALS – DR JONATHAN DONATH - JOINT EFFORT CHIROPRACTIC

"This summer I had been having lower back pain that radiated to the left side. After I found dr. Donath online, I scheduled an appointment and was seen within a few days.After only a couple of treatments the pain in my back started to subside and now, after eight treatments, consisting of massage and manual adjustments, I no longer have pain in my lower back. Dr. Donath is also working on the TMJ pain I've had for the past 10+ years and I will continue seeing him for these treatments.

Dr. Donath is also very helpful with providing posture and lifestyle tips and advice to follow in my everyday live.

Dr. Donath is kind and always willing to listen and the office staff is great too!" --Carlien W. Mamaroneck, NY

"I have only great things to say about Dr. Donath and his staff.

I was treated for a herniated disc in my L4/L5 region. The recommended treatment was spinal decompression.

Efficiency Dr. Donath and his staff are professional and efficient. There was no wait time for appointments, I was promptly seen at my scheduled times. My billing options were communicated and I was welcome to ask additional questions.

Comfort From Dr. Donath, to his medical assistant, and his office manager, Dr. Donath's staff is warm, friendly knowledgable and helpful. I felt very comfortable and welcome in their care. When necessary, they worked to alleviate my anxieties with an open willingness to explain even the most obscure or minute detail of my treatment.

Care Dr. Donath was contentious about every aspect of my care. When we met initially, he questioned and he listened. He recommended an MRI and after seeing my results, he explained and illustrated to ensure that I fully understood my condition. He clearly communicated my options, providing additional literature for me to review. He also gave me a set of activity guidelines (icing the back, how to bend, lift, get out of bed etc.) to follow in order to ensure a successful outcome, given the experimental nature of the treatment. He also prescribed a back brace and supplements for the duration of my treatment. Once treatment began Dr. Donath closely monitored how I felt by asking me questions in every session and even calling my home to inquire about my condition after treatment.

Results Based on my injuries, Dr. Donath told me that it will take about a year for me to be one hundred percent back to normal. As of now, my treatment began roughly 6 months ago. As far as results go, I'll speak comparatively to the baseline of that time period. Before I began treatment, everyday was a struggle. I would start the day feeling a dull aching pain and by the end of the day, I was barely able to walk or sit up. I found it difficult to bend, to get out of bed (the act of sitting up was literally excruciating), I most certainly could not run or swim and driving was a nightmare (bumpy roads were my worst enemy!)

I began to feel results after the first few treatments but after a weekend of sneezing I had a setback. While I was alarmed and frustrated, Dr. Donath was not. He reminded me that this treatment is "one step forward, two back" so some days would be good, and others would be challenging and anything - including sneezing, coughing and the weather would affect that. It took a little while, but as treatment progressed, my 'good' days began to outweigh the bad and eventually I'd go a week with no pain, then two weeks etc. My intensive treatment (multiple times per week) officially ended in July (four months in). Over the last two months I've been treated only twice and I have to say that overall, my back feels GREAT! I've been able to bend, swim, walk for 2 hours or more (with the brace), drive and even dance. Dr. Donath is clear about not overdoing it within the first year, so I continue to wear my brace during exhaustive activities, and I try to ice my back two to three times per day. I have noticed that depending on the weather or how I sit for long periods of time, I may feel a little more sore, but once I ice the back and get some rest I'm right as rain. Dr. Donath recommends a "tune up" visit ever month for the first year and I plan to do that.

So, am I one hundred percent cured? Not yet. However, given my level of pain and discomfort when I initially saw Dr. Donath vs. now, I can confidently say that the treatment has been successful. As long as I continue to follow the activity guidelines, I expect to be back to one hundred percent within the next six months.

Recommendations On the basis of my treatment and results, I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Donath's chiropractic services. He knows his trade very well and went above and beyond to ensure that I got well. I couldn't have asked for a better clinician." - Kamaria M. Yonkers, NY



STATEMENTS FROM JOINT EFFORT CHIROPRACTIC

" Joint Effort Chiropractic & Westchester Spinal Decompression Center's team have expressed that they feel very confident doing their job and that there is no job in the world they would rather have, They love being a part of changing people's lives. Watching them coming in the first visit in such pain and being a part of the team that helps them get out of pain and get their lives back. Joint Effort Chiropractic & Westchester Spinal Decompression Center takes employee satisfaction seriously as well. Employee feedback and surveys reveal comments such as this, "I absolutely love working here. Dr. Donath is the best boss I've ever had and I've had a lot of bosses!"

Ripoff Report was pleased to learn that Joint Effort Chiropractic & Westchester Spinal Decompression Center's past and current approach to business is focused on its pledge to total commitment towards client and employee satisfaction.



STATED IMPROVEMENTS FROM JOINT EFFORT CHIROPRACTIC

Joint Effort Chiropractic & Westchester Spinal Decompression Center recognizes that complaints posted on Ripoff Report (whether true or not) are issues that need to be addressed, not ignored. If handled correctly, complaints can be valuable learning opportunities. With the feedback generated by Ripoff Report's review, Joint Effort Chiropractic & Westchester Spinal Decompression Center has made organizational changes allowing its clients and employees a more streamlined approach to problem resolution and a commitment to a great client experience.

In summary, after our review, which included discussions with Dr. Donath, Ripoff Report is convinced that Joint Effort Chiropractic & Westchester Spinal Decompression Center is committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total client satisfaction.





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NOW TO THE ORIGINAL REPORT THAT WAS FILED

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Dr. Jonathan Donath Joint Effort Chiropractic, Westchester Spinal Decompression Center White Plains, New York

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STATEMENT FROM DR. JONATHAN DONATH:


Patient came back a year after being discharged (Patients only get discharged if they are better.) and said he still had pain. He was given 10 free treatments and told that if he needed more after ten then he would have to pay lass then half the regular price. After he took the 10 free sessions, he disappeared and over 2 years later wrote this review on Ripoff report and all over the internet. Unfortunately, we can not help everyone. We bend over backwards to help our patients in any way we can. Even if we can't help someone, we still try to help by giving them a proper referral.


NOW TO THE ORIGINAL REPORT THAT WAS FILED


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I did decompression for 4 months with Dr. Jonathan Donath. It did absolutely nothing. Dr. Donath is a smooth talker and a good charmer, but his method didn't work for me. He's a real quack and, worst of all, I think he knows it's all pseudo-science. He's only concerned about getting you to come back so you'll pay for more sessions. In fact, he wanted me to do a video testimonial for him when I wasn't even better! He was ready to put a camera in my face and have me plug his business when I was still in pain. I said no, obviously, but I was so taken aback by his brazen self-promotional instinct.

When I didn't see the huckster himself, his assistant put me on the machine and she played on her cell phone for the 20 minute duration of the "treatment." 

Why am I so angry? He GUARANTEED verbally that this would bring me back to 100%. He cajoled me with promises, but just took $6000 I'll never see again. I eventually had to do surgery which could've been covered in part by that money I lost.

I hope you guys find a way to alleviate the pain. I know how much it hurts. I'm all for alternative forms of treatment, but know the science of it inside-and-out and do not go to this fraud!


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#1 General Comment

GREAT doctor. Helped me enormously.

AUTHOR: araisfeld - (USA)

   I am a doctor who works in New York City and on Long Island. Despite this, when I had a problem with my back, I knew it would be worth the trip to see Dr. Donath in White Plains.   My problem was severe. I had a torn disc at L5 and the pain was crippling. It made it hard to work and to take care of my 3 year old son. Dr. Donath recommended spinal decompression – a non-invasive, non-surgical technique. Within 3 visits (and I know this is a VERY fast result) I was significantly better. Now, after several weeks of continuous treatments, my back feels better than it has in years. I went to Dr. Donath because of his reputation as a spinal decompression specialist, because of his success with another patient I had referred there, and because I knew he was passionate about getting people better. It was a wonderful choice and I have the pain-free back to prove it.

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