about our chiropractic office

Why choose Embrace Chiropractic and Raymond Doner D.C., for Your Care?

Because, Credentials Matter!
Dr. Doner at Embrace Chiropractic is determined to be the “best of the best” through continuous post-doctoral education. He knows what to look for when assessing, diagnosing, and treating your trauma injuries.

After an injury, don’t you want the best-credentialed provider for your spine care?

See below Dr. Doner’s Post-Doctoral Academic Training, and why he is the best-credentialed doctor to treat and manage your spinal injuries.

Professional Experience

Embrace Chiropractic LLC 2016-2021

Education and Licensure

  • Chiropractor, Licensed in the State of Florida, License # CH 13461, 2021-Present
  • Supervising Chiropractor with P.T. Privileges and Dry Needling Certification, Licensed in the State of Maryland, License # S04018, 2019-Present
  • Chiropractor, Licensed in the State of Georgia, License # CHIRO10228, 2019-Present
  • Chiropractor, Licensed in the State of New York, License # 012906, 2016-Present
  • Chiropractor, Licensed in the State of Virginia, License # 0104-557382, 2016-2018
  • Doctorate of Chiropractic, D’Youville College, Buffalo, New York, 2016
  • Internship, Erie County Community Hospital, Buffalo, New York, 2015 – 2016
  • Master of Arts in Economics, York University, Toronto, Ontario, 1993
  • Honours B.A. in Economics, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, 1990

Post-Doctorate Education

Following courses provided by: Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY.

Diagnostic dilemmas and connective tissue Morphology: Spinal Trauma Pathology, Triage and Connective Tissue Injuries and Wound Repair, Triaging the injured and differentially diagnosing both the primary and secondary complaints. Connective tissue injuries and wound repair morphology focusing on the aberrant tissue replacement and permanency prognosis potential.

Ligament anatomy and injury research and spinal kinematics: Spinal Trauma Pathology, Ligament Anatomy and Injury Research and Spinal Kinematics, Spinal ligamentous anatomy and research focusing on wound repair, future negative sequelae of abnormal tissue replacement and the resultant aberrant kinematics and spinal biomechanics of the spine
Spinal Biomechanics, Central Nervous System and Spinal Disc Nomenclature: The application of spinal biomechanical engineering models in trauma and the negative sequelae it has on the central nervous system inclusive of the lateral horn, periaqueductal grey matter, thalamus and cortices involvement.

Biomechanics of Traumatic Disc Bulge and Age Dating Herniated Disc Pathology: Spinal Trauma Pathology, Biomechanics of Traumatic Disc Bulge and Age Dating Herniated Disc Pathology, The biomechanics of traumatic disc bulges as sequelae from trauma and the comorbidity of ligamentous pathology. Age-dating spinal disc pathology in accordance with Wolff’s Law.

Spinal trauma pathology, clinical grand rounds: Spinal Trauma Pathology, Clinical Grand Rounds: The review of case histories of mechanical spine pathology and biomechanical failures inclusive of case histories, clinical findings and x-ray and advanced imaging studies. Assessing comorbidities in the triage and prognosis of the injured.
Spinal trauma pathology, Research and documentation Review: Spinal Trauma Pathology, Research Perspectives, The review of current literature standards in spinal trauma pathology and documentation review of biomechanical failure, ligamentous failure and age-dating disc pathology.

2021 Trends in Spinal Healthcare: Analyzing spinal healthcare trends in both utilization and necessity and understanding the marketplace and how a clinical excellence level is reflected in a doctors’ documentation and credentials. Treatment pathways in triaging spinal pathobiomechanics.

MRI Spine Interpretation Advanced Diagnosis: An evidence-based understanding of time-related etiology of disc pathology considering the American Society of Neuroradiology’s designation of protrusion, extrusion, and sequestration of spinal discs, T1, T2, STIR and Proton-Density weighted evaluation to diagnose spine form MRI accurately.

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering Analytics and Case Management: Utilizing spinal mensurating algorithms to conclude a pathobiomechanical vs. normal spine in the absence of anatomical pathology. Clinically correlating a history and physical examination findings to x-ray biomechanical results in creating an accurate diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment plan.

MSK Extremity Radiological Interpretation: Utilizing both MRI and x-ray to diagnose 1) Arthritis – Inflammatory and Degenerative, 2) Advanced cartilage assessment, 3) Rotator Cuff Tears, 4) Labral tears (shoulder and hip), 5) Tendon injuries and degeneration, 6) Meniscal tears, 7) Ligamentous injuries, 8) Common fractures, 9) Sports-related injury patterns, 10) Plantar fasciitis.

Demonstrative Medical-Legal Documentation: The narrative report. How to effectively create medical-legal documentation and what the courts look for. Making your “4-Corner” (narrative) report demonstrable and build a reputation as an evidence-based provider. The step-by-step minutiae of building a report.

Managing Non-Anatomical Spine Pain: Treatment modalities centered upon “best-outcomes” in an evidence-based model considering chiropractic vs. physical therapy and chiropractic vs. medicine. Considerations of disability, pain reduction, functional improvement, drugs utilized, and side-effects are all considered.

Documentation and Coding: CPT Coding Guidelines for Initial and Established Patients with particular attention paid to Patient History, Review of Systems, Social and Family History, Physical Examination, and Medical Decision making. Specific differences in coding levels and required elements for a 99202-99203-99204-99205, and a 99212-99213-99214-99215.
Demonstrative Documentation and Ethical Relationships: Pathways to improve coordination of care, and interprofessional communication with collaborating physicians. Maintaining ethical relationships in the medical-legal community through documentation and communication of demonstrable diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment plan.

MRI Spine Interpretation: Clinical case review of MRI’s including sagittal, axial, T1, T2, STIR, and proton density sequences. Identified will be the vertebrate, spinal cord, discs, nerve roots, thecal sac, posterior longitudinal ligament, epidural veins, and fat saturation pulses. Pathology will include bulges, herniations, protrusions, extrusions, myelomalacia, cord edema, and Schmorl’s nodes.

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering Clinical Grand Rounds: Case reviews utilizing E/M, MRI, and x-ray mensuration report to conclude an accurate diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment plan. Common diagnosis requiring interprofessional collaboration with a discussion of diagnostic dilemmas and proper communication methods.

Impairment Rating Certification: The understanding and utilization of the protocols and parameters of the AMA Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th Edition. Spine, neurological sequella, migraine, sexual dysfunction, sleep and arousal disorders, station and gait disorders and consciousness are detailed for impairment rating. Herniated discs, radiculopathy, fracture, dislocation and functional loss are also detailed in relation to impairment ratings. CMCS Post-Doctoral Education Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Long Island, NY, 2010

MRI History and Physics: Magnetic fields, T1 and T2 relaxations, nuclear spins, phase encoding, spin echo, T1 and T2 contrast, magnetic properties of metals and the historical perspective of the creation of NMR and MRI.

MRI Spinal Anatomy and Protocols: Normal anatomy of axial and sagittal views utilizing T1, T2, 3D gradient and STIR sequences of imaging. Standardized and desired protocols in views and sequencing of MRI examination to create an accurate diagnosis in MRI.

MRI Disc Pathology and Spinal Stenosis: MRI interpretation of bulged, herniated, protruded, extruded, sequestered and fragmented disc pathologies in etiology and neurological sequelae in relationship to the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots

MRI Spinal Pathology: MRI interpretation of bone, intradural, extradural, cord and neural sleeve lesions. Tuberculosis, drop lesions, metastasis, ependymoma, schwanoma and numerous other spinal related tumors and lesions.

MRI Methodology of Analysis: MRI interpretation sequencing of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine inclusive of T1, T2, STIR and 3D gradient studies to ensure the accurate diagnosis of the region visualized. New York Chiropractic Council.

MRI Clinical Application: The clinical application of the results of space occupying lesions. Disc and tumor pathologies and the clinical indications of manual and adjustive therapies in the patient with spinal nerve root and spinal cord insult as sequelae

MRI Protocols Clinical Necessity: MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images. Clinical indication for the utilization of MRI and pathologies of disc in both trauma and non-trauma sequellae, including bulge, herniation, protrusion, extrusion and sequestration.

MRI Interpretation of Lumbar Degeneration/Bulges and Herniations: MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar degeneration and herniations. With the co-morbidities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl’s nodes and herniations. Morphology of lumbar disc pathologies of central and lateral herniations, protrusions, extrusions, sequestration, focal and broad based herniations are defined and illustrated. Central canal and cauda equina compromise interpretation with management.

MRI Interpretation of Cervical Degeneration/Bulges: MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of cervical degeneration. With the co-morbidities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl’s nodes and herniations. Spinal cord and canal compromise interpretation with management.

MRI Interpretation of Cervical Herniations: MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR Axial, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar herniations. With the co-morbidities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl’s nodes and herniations. morphology of lumbar disc pathologies of central and lateral herniations, protrusions, extrusions, sequestration, focal and broad based herniations are defined and illustrated. Spinal cord and canal compromise interpretation with management.

MRI Interpretation of Degenerative Spine and Disc Disease with Overlapping Traumatic Insult to Both Spine and Disc: MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR Axial, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of degenerative spondylolesthesis, spinal canal stenosis, Modic type 3 changes, central herniations, extrusions, compressions, nerve root compressions, advanced spurring and thecal sac involvement from an orthopedic, emergency room, chiropractic, neurological, neurosurgical, physical medicine perspective.

Neurodiagnostics: Imaging Protocols and Pathology of the Trauma Patient, An in-depth understanding of the protocols in triaging and reporting the clinical findings of the trauma patient. Maintaining ethical relationships with the medical-legal community.

Follow courses provide: Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY., 2019.

Diagnostics, Risk Factors, Clinical Presentation and Triaging the Trauma Patient: An extensive understanding of the injured with clinically coordinating the history, physical findings and when to integrate neurodiagnostics. An understanding on how to utilize emergency room records in creating an accurate diagnosis and the significance of “risk factors” in spinal injury.

Crash Dynamics and Its Relationship to Causality: An extensive understanding of the physics involved in the transference of energy from the bullet car to the target car. This includes G’s of force, newtons, gravity, energy, skid marks, crumple zones, spring factors, event data recorder and the graphing of the movement of the vehicle before, during and after the crash. Determining the clinical correlation of forces and bodily injury.

MRI, Bone Scan and X-Ray Protocols: Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, MRI interpretation, physiology, history and clinical indications, bone scan interpretation, physiology and clinical indications, x-ray clinical indications for the trauma patient.

Neurodiagnostic Testing Protocols: Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, Electromyography (EMG), Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV), Somato Sensory Evoked Potential (SSEP), Visual Evoked Potential (VEP), Brain Stem Auditory Evoked Potential (BAER) and Visual-Electronystagmosgraphy (V-ENG) interpretation, protocols and clinical indications for the trauma patient.

Documentation and Reporting for the Trauma Victim: Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation and diagnosis utilizing the ICD-10 and the CPT to accurately describe the injury through diagnosis. Understanding and utilizing state regulations on reimbursement issues pertaining to healthcare.

Documenting Clinically Correlated Bodily Injury to Causality: Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation, diagnosis and clinical correlation to the injury when reporting injuries in the medical-legal community. Documenting the kinesiopathology, myopathology, neuropathology, and pathophysiology in both a functional and structural paradigm.