The Gregory office building was one of the first free standing Chiropractic office buildings in New York State. We are located
at the very center of Rockland County at exit #14 and entrance #14 of the NYS Thruway, diagonally across the street from the
Hilton Garden Inn and the Hampton Inn. We are one mile from the Garden State Parkway and one mile from the Palisades
NYS Thruway South : take exit # 14 (Nanuet-Spring Valley)…after the light turns green, go straight across Route59 and turn
right into our property. We are only a few hundred feet from the exit.
NYS Thruway North: take exit #14 (Nanuet-Spring Valley) beare left. At the light make a left turn on to Route 59East…….go
to the second light and make a right turn. We are 100 feet in from Route 59. Make a right on to our property.
Garden State Parkway North: go to the end of the GS Parkway and enter the NYS Thruway southbound towards the Tappan
Zee Bridge and White Plains. You will immediately come to exit#14. Follow directions above.
Palisades Parkway North or Southbound: take exit #9 NYS Thruway northbound and follow directions above.
Why the Six Gregorys are Chiropractors?
By Dr. Robert A.D.Gregory
(Dr.Bob or Dr. Dad)
My dad went to a chiropractor in the Bronx in 1942 for help with a severe arthritic condition. Immediately after his first
adjustment, he was able to hear in his right ear for the first time in his life. This totally unexpected response spread
throughout the Bronx, resulting in every one of my numerous relatives becoming patients of my father's chiropractor, Dr.
Sidney Van De Carr.
In 1950, while I was studying pre-law at NYU, Dr.VanDeCarr suggested that I consider becoming a Chiropractor.
In 1954, I was the valedictorian of the NY Chiropractic College and received my D.C. degree.
Back in the forties and fifties Chiropractic was still unlicensed in New York, yet, D.C.'s were very busy taking care of just
about every problem under the sun that did not require surgery or life saving drugs.
In 1964 I passed the first Chiropractic exam given in NY State and received license number 136. Fortunately, many persons
who claimed to be Chiropractors, and had given our profession a bad name, disappeared overnight. Before licensure,
anyone could just "hang up a shingle", and say they were Chiropractors. The NY licensure solved this problem.
After serving at Brooke Army Hospital in Texas and Tripler Army Hospital in Hawaii, I married Lucille LaPenta, a
schoolteacher from San Antonio, Texas.
Over the next nine years we had seven children. Lucille was (and still is) the wonderful mom and wife, and I practiced in the
Bronx and Nanuet.
One by one each of the Gregory children helped out in the office. First as " Mr. Clean", keeping the office looking
good………then as paperwork jockeys (there wasn't much paper work in those days)…………next came answering the
telephone…..and finally becoming a receptionist. As time went on Marie, Robert, Diane, Richard, and James became
Chiropractors and practiced in Nanuet with me. Joan went to Marywood College and earned a degree as a math major. She
is now our office manager. (we magnetized her to the office!!!).
Robert is now practicing in New City , and Marie is in Monroe. Marie also helps us out in Nanuet.
The science, art, and philosophy of Chiropractic is now practiced under a microscope. Every action is observed by the
managed care industry. In some ways this is fine, because it keeps us on our toes, and we have to always strive to do
There are downsides to our present situation. In many plans only neuromuscular conditions are considered for insurance
coverage. This undermines the "trickle down effect" of our treatments. Often a patient will come in seeking care for an arm,
leg, back, or neck pain, and will get pleasant surprises. When we balance the structure of the body and reduce nerve and
muscle problems, there is a recuperative spill over effect to many systems other than the neuromuscular systems. These
benefits are varied. Some examples are: digesting foods better, more energy, breathing better, sleeping through the whole
night, feeling taller, thinking clearer, being more comfortable, and being better able to take on the problems need to be
faced. We never promise any results to our patients. We do an orthopedic and neurological examination and explain our
plan of care. We stopped taking our own X-rays in 2007, as we seldom need them. Most patients with chronic problems
already have had X-rays, MRI's etc.. We always contact the various labs to get a fax of results. This is quick and informative.
If the patient's entrance condition requires x-rays, MRI., Cat scans. or other lab work, we prefer to have this done at a lab.
There are many excellent labs near our office, and we trust their diagnostic expertise. We also prefer to take the time to
read the lab X-rays to get our Chiropractic perspective of the structural problems.
How long will it take me to get well??
Everyone responds in their own unique way because we are unique.
My dad had his hearing restored in one visit. I have been under Chiropractic care since 1942 and still have an auditory
deficit. My hearing loss is about the same now as it was when I was a teenager.
There are many factors that must be considered when we evaluate how well you will respond:
Are you eating what you shouldn't be eating, and not eating what you should be eating?
Are you under excessive pressure emotionally at home or at work?
Do you get enough sleep?
Do you smoke or drink heavily?
Are there genetic hereditary factors working against you?
Are there genetic hereditary factors working for you?
What is your age?
What is your sex?
Have you been exposed to any pollutants?
Are you taking any drugs? OTC's, prescribed, or illegal?
Are you wearing pedal orthotics?
Do you do any exercise regularly?
The list can go on and on. We offer the following to all of our patients. We will do our very best to improve the ability of your
nervous system to flow freely and to be uninhibited by structural problems. The rest is up to each person's own innate ability
to repair and recuperate, taking into consideration all of the factors listed above.
We now have over 200 years of experience taking care many thousands of patients
We almost always observe some improvement within the first visit or two.
We are in almost every plan covered in NY State.
When I started practicing in the 1950's, no one had insurance coverage. The fees then were three dollars a visit, and five
dollars for a couple visiting at the same time.
Patients paid out of their own pockets, and I always strived to deliver a baker's dozen in excellent care.
We still try to deliver more than most patients expect to receive, at very low fees.
We accept the plan co-pays, and offer the very same excellent care to the uninsured.
The fee for an office visit is always whatever the "in network" plan card indicates as the fee for specialist.
For the uninsured we charge fifty dollars or less. This includes all of the care on any given office hour day except for the initial
Medicare patients having secondary coverage (like AARP) usually pay zero dollars at each visit. We do an exam
documenting the need for care on the initial visit and charge only thirty dollars.
Where are we?