OUR STAFF

South Philly Community Acupuncture practitioners are experienced, caring and sensitive to the needs our patients bring through our door. All of our practitioners are fully licensed, have earned post graduate degrees in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. We are dedicated to providing each patient with unsurpassed levels of healthcare, integrity, and compassion. 

 
 

LAUREN O. BUCKLEY, L.AC

Lauren O’Brien Buckley, L.Ac. is nationally certified with NCCAOM and holds state licensure in Pennsylvania and Delaware. She completed a B.S. in Community Health Education from the University of Arizona in 1997 and a four-year M.Sc. in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California in 2002. Her postgraduate internship was at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Chengdu, China in 2003 where she focused on Orthopedics and OB/GYN.

In 2004, Lauren moved to Hong Kong and continued learning different traditional medicines. She attended the Yoga Vidya Dham in Nasik, India to become a certified yoga instructor before returning to the United States.

Lauren founded South Philly Community Acupuncture in 2007. Although she enjoys treating a variety of common conditions, Lauren takes a special interest in OB/GYN and acute/chronic pain. She resides in South Philadelphia with her husband and five sons. She enjoys romping around the city with her family, as well as cooking, hiking, running, practicing yoga and lounging by the sea. 

 

JUSTINE PILEGGI, L.AC.

Justine Pileggi, L.Ac. has been primarily trained in both Five Element and Traditional Chinese Medicine styles of acupuncture, and has particular interests in channel theory and classical acupuncture. She is constantly striving to enrich her knowledge and fine tune techniques so that each individual receives the most appropriate level of treatment.

As an acupuncturist in the modern world, pain relief is of huge concern. Women’s health issues, reproductive, sexual, emotional, mental, and spiritual, are of great interest to her, as well, with her favorite being the power of acupuncture to help balance and heal the mental/emotional/spiritual axis.

Justine spends most of her time with the people she loves and her 10-year-old son. She is also working towards finishing her Chinese herbal studies to deepen her understanding of Chinese medicine. Justine lives in the Passyunk Square neighborhood, proudly representing 19148!

 
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DR. SUSANNA SATTEN, D.AC., L.AC.

With a desire to help others nourish their health and enhance their life, Dr. Susanna Satten, D.Ac., L.Ac. completed her Doctorate and Master degrees in Acupuncture, as well as yoga teacher trainings in Vinyasa and Alignment-based yoga.  Her East-Asian medical training encompasses several styles including Classical Chinese Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture for Facial Rejuvenation, and Stone Medicine.  

Susanna treats the full range of physical and emotional health conditions affecting adults of all ages and genders.  This includes gastrointestinal, respiratory, psychological, endocrine, auto-immune, and orthopedic disorders, pain management, stress management, and women's health.  Susanna maintains a private acupuncture practice in the Rittenhouse Square area of Center City and also provides community-style acupuncture at South Philly Community Acupuncture.  Her previous experience includes internships at the PCOM Wellness Center in New York City, an externship at NYU Langone's Initiative for Women with Disabilities, and an externship abroad at the TCM Hospital of Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Beijing, China.  

 

Justin T. Ohm, D.C., DACCP, CACCP

Diplomate in Chiropractic Pediatrics from the Academy of Family Practice and Webster Technique Certified

Dr. Justin Ohm cares for children and adults, with a special emphasis in perinatal chiropractic – care for expectant mothers and their children. The unique physiological and emotional needs in pregnancy and childhood require very specific attention, therefore Justin collaborates with numerous midwives, obstetricians, doulas and lactation consultants in the Media and Philadelphia practices.

Justin is available at South Philadelphia Community Acupuncture on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am – 7pm. Please call 215.279.3932 to schedule an appointment or for more information, visit Ohm Chiropractic online at www.ohmchiropractic.com.

 

LAURA MACKIE

Laura is our clinic manager and lover of all things color coded, especially spreadsheets. It's safe to say she is the glue to our office, as she holds it together! She will be graduating this year with a Bachelor's degree in Health and Nutrition and is also a licensed esthetician in the midst of developing her own line of organic skincare.

Laura has a passion for natural living and DIY. She loves cookies, cats, and buying clothes off Poshmark. Laura is also a trained doula and although she is not currently practicing, she's obsessed with pregnancy, birth and BABIES!

 

SUE EGGEN

Sue is our retail and marketing coordinator, as well as our clinic designer, resident photog and plant caregiver. She is also part of the reception team and long-time patient of South Philly Community Acupuncture. 

Sue hails from New Orleans, but has made Philadelphia her home after a short stint in Portland, Oregon. Sue lives in a doll house in South Philly with her librarian husband, Nathaniel, and their adorable cats, Pepper and Lulu. She is a thrift store scout, fashion addict, nature lover, globe trekker and cancer survivor. When she's not beautifying the clinic, you can find her listening to records, twirling around in vintage dresses or daydreaming about her next adventure. 

 

SAMANTHA MAGPI

Samm started receiving acupuncture here at our clinic in 2012, she quickly became addicted and then started as our receptionist/social media coordinator/placenta specialist in 2014. She is happy to call South Philadelphia Community Acupuncture her home away from home. 

Samm is studying to become a CPM, certified professional midwife. She has a passion for women's health and is the owner of Wanderlust Birth & Photo where she offers her services as a doula, birth photographer, childbirth educator and placenta encapsulator. When she's not at the clinic or a birth, she is spending time with her partner, John (who is also an acupuncture junkie) and their son Indigo and fur baby Roofus. 

 

SARA MECHANIC

Sara is our token millennial weekend receptionist. She is a recent Temple University graduate where she studied Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience. Sara is currently in the process of applying to med schools in our area.

She hopes to incorporate the holistic model of care that we use in our clinic in her medical practice one day. She has a strong interest in psychological disorders, gastrointestinal issues and autoimmune diseases. In her spare time she enjoys being a foodie, getting acupuncture and hanging out with her boyfriend Sean and their pet bunny, Cow.