Meet The Team

Dr. Robert F. Gucciardo, DC

Howard Beach Upper Cervical Chiropractic Specialist
Dr. Gucciardo was born and raised in Queens, NY. He attended Archbishop Molloy Highschool where he played baseball and then went to Pace University in Pleasantville, New York to continue playing baseball at the Division 1 level and graduated from The Lubin School of Business with a BBA degree. In early childhood he had watched his brother receive chiropractic care from a local chiropractor because he was diagnosed with scoliosis in his early teen years. While receiving care, his brother also had other health benefits that amazed Dr. Gucciardo. Then one day while playing basketball at age 11, Dr. Gucciardo fell and injured his hip and lower back. He was checked out by the same chiropractor his brother was receiving care from. Some adjustments were made and things improved.
Dr. Gucciardo also noticed that shortly after the adjustments the problem of bed wetting that had been plaguing him and causing him much embarrassment started to go away. Then in high school a chiropractor came to the school on career day and spoke about being a chiropractor and had information to hand out about Chiropractic school. 
Dr. Gucciardo was interested in chiropractic and having a desire to help people, however he was side tracked by going off to college to play baseball. Once completing his BBA degree at Pace University he was going to pursue law and sat for the LSAT exam. The same day that he took that exam he went home and cleaned out his closet and found the Chiropractic college information he received back in high school and that Monday he began calling chiropractors to find out which was the best school to attend to be a chiropractor. He knew that he wanted to help people to improve their health naturally without the need for drugs or surgery. He never looked at his LSAT scores and 3 months later he was down in Georgia pursuing all the science prerequisites so he could begin Chiropractic College.
Upon graduation Dr. Gucciardo was in the top 5% of his class and returned to New York and opened up his private practice. 26 years later Dr. Gucciardo has traveled the world teaching chiropractic, caring for more than 20,000 patients here and abroad on various mission trips and still has the passion to see people regain and maintain there healthy naturally. Dr. Gucciardo has devoted his life to seeing patients thrive using Chiropractic care. He has one of the largest practices in New York City focusing on the upper cervical chiropractic procedure. If you have any questions and would like to learn more about Upper Cervical Corrective Chiropractic Care at Gucciardo Specific Chiropractic and Natural Health Center, please call us at 718-550-5790 today!

Dr. Gucciardo utilizes the most-researched technique within chiropractic that is gentle and precise to ensure you reach your individual health goals. We offer cutting-edge technology to understand your needs, then tailor each of your visits to you.
Maybe your quality of life has diminished and you cannot do the things that you like anymore. Maybe its gotten so bad and you do not want to turn to medications or surgery. Gucciardo Specific Chiropractic will help you get back to the best version of yourself, naturally.
Graduate of Life University, world's largest Chiropractic College.
Graduated in the top 5% of his class.
Graduated Magna Cum Luade.
Instructor for Kale postgraduate certification seminars.
Trained directly under Dr. Michael Kale.
Foreign Messenger recipient to Honduras, Romania and Kishnev , Moldova .
Private practice in Queens , New York for over 20 years.
Leading authority in New York on 'Upper Cervical Specific' Chiropractic Knee-Chest Technique.
Dr. Gucciardo cares for many children who suffer from ADD, ADHD, sensory perception problems, and autism.
Dr. Gucciardo has published numerous articles in local periodicals on the 'Brain Stem' and upper cervical chiropractic care.


Shannon is our front desk coordinator. She makes sure that you keep your schedule so that you get the best results from your care here in the office such as scheduling, supplement purchases, and ensuring your visits go smoothly. Shannon is a wonderful contribution to the office atmosphere and knows that keeping you on schedule keeps you strong and healthy. She really wants to see you succeed in achieving better health.




Melissa, Gigi, and Elaine will ensure you have a pleasant experience in a welcoming atmosphere from the minute you walk in the door to the moment you leave after your first adjustment or nutrition visit. They assist the Doctor with consultations, exams and x-rays, laser care, as well as making sure that you fully understand the doctor's recommendations and how it will help you recover quickly.
These wonderful team members also handle any inquiries about the practice and schedules events the Doctor will speak. If you have any questions about how to schedule the Doctor to speak at your organization you can speak to any one of them and they can handle that request.

Elaine Monegro

Front Desk Coordinator
Elaine is the one who handle all appointments, insurance verification, payments, getting your supplements for you and scheduling. She make sure that you keep your schedule so that you get the best results possible. She is a wonderful contribution to the office atmosphere. She knows that keeping you on schedule keeps you strong and healthy. She really want to see you succeed in achieving better health. Check out her experience with Upper Cervical Care and Nutrition Response Testing and the role it plays in her own health.
Dear Dr.Rob,

Throughout my many years of being under Nutrition Response Testing as well as Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care I have learned so much from you and I can truly vouch on how amazing these two work together. I have come to learn that the body works in amazing ways and with proper nutrition, chiropractic and lifestyle changes, your body can heal itself.

I first became a patient in December 2011, at the age of 21. I was feeling things I didn't understand. I was feeling anxiety, palpitations, dizziness, I was at my heaviest weight. I felt like my world was coming to an end and that I would collapse at any point. Little did I know that what I was feeding my body was hurting me. As well as learning that the body's lack of alignment can decrease nerve and blood flow throughout the body. Of course I also found an answer for my headaches as well which I didn't mention above was also one of my biggest nightmares. I had frequent headaches. Perhaps four times through out the week, one day of the week the headache would be so so bad, to the point that I would just lay in the dark without wanting to hear anything or anyone or see anything or anyone. Thanks to your very close attention to my health we were able to get a handle on the situation, little by little I started feeling like I could breath again, live again, and feel my age.

The journey does not end there. I became a problem child (haha)! I remember one day coming to work feeling like I was about to get a heart attack. What do I know about heart attack? My chest was hurting, I felt sharp pains, I couldn't breath. I couldn't sleep. My Lord! I just didn't know what to do at this point with myself but once again thanks to you, we were able to find that there was a bacteria causing all this. It was so scary! I didn't know anyone in my age group to be experiencing all these things. I mean this stuff really works! It works so well that I consider this to be my hospital and my primary doctor. When I don't feel good, automatically I get checked spine and nutrition program checked. I am also at my lowest weight because of your recommendations on eating as well as your encouragement. You also provided me with recipes that can be easy and fun to put together. You can have fun and eat well!

I just have to express my gratitude. I can trust that these two programs work and that I feel better at the age of 26 then I ever have felt before. I am so blessed to be a testimony and even more blessed that I get to assist our patients to get well, committing and becoming a testimony like myself. I have learned so much & can share day in and day out with patients, friends, and family.

Once again thank you so much Dr.Rob! With knowledge I was able to take responsibility and have control on my own health with proper eating, nutritional whole food supplements and chiropractic adjustments.

With love,

Melissa Madramootoo

Patient Advocate
Melissa will ensure you have a pleasant experience in a welcoming atmosphere from the minute you walk in the door to the time you leave after your first adjustment or nutrition visit. Melissa handles patient intake, assists the Doctor with exams and x-rays, handles going over the doctor's recommendations as well as how your insurance works and financial responsibilities.
Melissa also makes sure that patients are scheduled for both our Nutrition and Chiropractic Health Talks. She handles any inquiries about the practice and schedules events that the Doctor will speak at. If you have any questions about how to schedule the Doctor to speak at your organization, Melissa is the one to ask. Below you can watch Melissa talk about how Nutrition and Upper cervical Chiropractic has influenced her health.

Check the video below!




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