At Atlantic Medical Group in Canton, we pride ourselves on our patient service.
Choosing a healthcare provider is one of the most important decisions you can make.
You want someone who is caring, knowledgeable, and accessible.
Someone willing to take the time to go over all of your options and treat you as a person, not just a patient.
We offer a knowledgeable staff, safe and proven procedures, and the latest in medical technology.
Our practitioners on staff include physicians, nurses, medical assistants, massage therapists, and chiropractors with expertise in orthopedics, regenerative therapy, rehabilitation, sports medicine, and many other fields.
Dr. Anup Salgia, DO FACEP
Dr. Anup Salgia is the Medical Director of Atlantic Medical Group. He has had a passion for fitness, aesthetics, and nutrition. Dr. Salgia trained at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and the Cleveland Clinic-MetroHealth-Case Western Reserve University residency program in internal medicine and emergency medicine respectively. He is board-certified.
While in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Salgia served honorably with the US Marines for a number of years. He was a Medical Officer for the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Special Operations. While deployed, he led close to one hundred men and women overseas. He was involved in the Kosovo Campaign and several NATO operations and exercises. He has been awarded several distinguished military awards and medals.
Dr. Salgia holds three U.S. patents and has a number of patents pending internationally for medical devices that he has invented.
Dr. John Pinghero, Chiropractic Physician
Dr. John Pinghero grew up in Florida, and after graduating from high school, pursued a pre-medical education at the University of Florida (GO GATORS). He graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor degree in Microbiology and a minor in Chemistry and is a US Army Veteran.
Upon graduation, he worked for a year at a local hospital, in the pathology department. During that year, he got to know a local Chiropractor and was impressed with regards to the results patients received with Chiropractic care. A decision was made to become a Chiropractor, and he enrolled at National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois. The Doctor of Chiropractic, as well as an additional Bachelor’s degree, was awarded in 1997.
Out of school, Dr. Pinghero moved to Ohio to be closer to his family, and begin working as a Chiropractor. He worked with an area Chiropractor for a year, and then started in a new practice, and still practices there to this day. Atlantic Chiropractic, established in 2001, has steadily grown through the years to provide quality Chiropractic care, as well as associated therapy and rehabilitation for many types of injuries.
Dr. Pinghero has extensive experience with personal injury and workers’ compensation. Providing treatment to injured workers has always been a passion, in an effort to provide treatment, ensure injured workers obtain all the appropriate benefits, and return them successfully to the workplace.
Additional Certifications Dr. Pinghero has obtained during his practice include: certification for peer review, examiner for Permanent Partial Examinations (C92) for injured workers, certification in NCV and Needle EMG examinations, and most recently, completed a course for being a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. Treatment methods include diversified techniques and flexion-distraction. A multi-disciplinary approach is utilized for the treatment of the patient, including Chiropractic, therapy, and physical rehabilitation, as well as medical co-management as needed.
Dr. Pinghero works with many area specialists and can obtain the appropriate consultation/referrals as needed, based upon the patient’s condition.
Larry Whetsell, CNP
Larry Whetsell brings twenty years of medical experience to Atlantic Medical Group including nine years as a combat medic in the Army and eleven years as an emergency room nurse, and now as a nurse practitioner.
Larry received his cum laude Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University and his Master’s Degree from Herzing University. Larry is certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and received advanced injection training from Downtown’s Healthcare in Denver, Colorado.
Larry Whetsell now specializes in physical medicine and performs trigger point and large joint injections including Botox treatments for Atlantic Medical Group. Larry’s focus has switched to physical medicine and alternative therapies because of the focus on healing. “After treating patients in three different countries and seven different states I am beyond excited to begin restoring functionality to my patients and improving their quality of life.”
Larry Whetsell is a native of Ohio and currently resides in Tallmadge with his wife Amy and their three children. In his personal life, Larry enjoys nothing more than getting to spend hours with his wife and children doing any outdoor activity. Larry enjoys all sports however, he loves to play golf and compete on the links.
Office & Therapy Staff photos coming soon!