Poggi Family Practice  

Certified Family Practice and
Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment


FAA Authorized Aviation Flight Physicals

Dr. Alfred Poggi

After 40 years in practice, it is with great pleasure that we announce the retirement of Dr. Alfred Poggi.

Dr. Alfred Poggi has been providing professional, personalized care to Somerset and surrounding area residents for over 40 years.

A graduate of St. John’s University in New York, and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Dr. Poggi performed his Internship and one year radiology residency at Memorial Osteopathic Hospital in York, PA.

Dr. Poggi is board certified by the National Board of Examiners for Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons.


Dr. Christopher Poggi

Dr. Christopher Poggi was born and grew up in Somerset. He graduated from Somerset High School and earned a B.S. in comprehensive sciences from Villanova University. He earned a Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA.

After completing a residency in family practice, a fellowship in osteopathic manipulative therapy, and medical acupuncture, Dr. Chris Poggi returned to Somerset in 2008 to join his father’s practice.

Dr. Poggi is board certified in family practice and is a licensed medical acupuncturist. He is a medical staff member of Somerset Hospital.

Both physicians are Adjunct Clinical Professors of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

What is osteopathic medicine?
Osteopathy is a holistic or “whole person” approach to healing. Osteopaths are trained to look at the mind, body, and spirit, rather than focus only on the diseased parts. They embrace the philosophy that the body has an innate or natural ability to heal itself. By using hands-on manipulation techniques, the osteopath removes physical restrictions that cause pain or disease and allow the body to heal naturally.

What is a D.O.?
Osteopaths, or “D.O.s,” are fully licensed physicians who are authorized to do everything traditional medical doctors, or M.D.s, do, including prescribe medication, perform surgery, and order all diagnostic tests. But they also receive additional training on the body’s musculoskeletal system to perform osteopathic manipulation medicine.

Why choose an osteopathic physician?
Because osteopaths believe in the body’s innate healing ability, D.O.s offer a variety of non-invasive healing treatments not traditionally available from allopathic physicians (M.D.s).

Unlike chiropractors, D.O.s are fully licensed physicians and surgeons, trained to prescribe medication and perform all diagnostic tests, as well as perform the hands-on techniques of osteopathic manipulation medicine.