Clinicians & Practitioners

Biographies of our Levittown Health Center clinicians and practitioners

Charles A. Hemsey, D.C.


Charles A. Hemsey DC, FACC is the Senior Clinician at the Levittown Health Center. A graduate of Life University in 1981, Dr. Hemsey has over 32 years of experience in private and clinical practice. He has been affiliated with NYCC since 1986 in a variety of positions where he worked as an Associate Director in the Levittown Health Center from 1986 – 1989, Clinic Director of the Greenvale Clinic in 1989, Director of Clinical Education from 1991 – 1995, Director of Outreach Programs from 1996 – 1999, Faculty Clinician 1999 – 2009 and became the Chief of Staff in 2010. Dr. Hemsey is a member of the American Chiropractic Association and is a NYCC Postgraduate Faculty member.

Dr. Hemsey brings extensive knowledge of Chiropractic and is certified in ConnecTx an instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization technique (IASTMT) and utilizes the Activator Technique (instrument-assisted manipulation) as well as a variety of spinal manipulative techniques. He has taken postgraduate coursework in Clinical Neurology, Radiology and Nutrition. As a postgraduate speaker, he has presented multiple lectures in the areas of primary and secondary headaches which give him the skillset to diagnose, treat and manage a number of chiropractic conditions that present to the health center. Dr. Hemsey likes to treat a variety of neuromusculoskeletal conditions including headaches, neck and low back pain, disc-related pain and various nerve compression syndromes. He incorporates specific exercise, rehabilitation and lifestyle changes with the emphasis on patient education where the patient learns how to manage their condition.

In his role as clinical Instructor at the Levittown Health Center, Dr. Hemsey works with the NYCC interns to teach them how to provide patient-centered care while at the LHC as well as preparing our interns for a successful career as Chiropractic practitioners.

Dr. Hemsey received a Fellow from the American College of Chiropractors (FACC) in recognition for his contribution to the Chiropractic profession.

Dr. Hemsey is accepting new patients and as the Chief of Staff, welcomes you to join the NYCC Levittown Health Center patient family where you will be provided Evidenced-based, individualized patient care. You can make an appointment with Dr. Hemsey or any of our experienced faculty clinicians.

Lloyd Kupferman, D.C.


Lloyd Kupferman, D.C.

  • Education : C.W. Post College, B.S.; New York Chiropractic College , D.C.
  • Credentials, Specialties and Advanced Education : Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP)
  • Professional Affiliations : New York State Chiropractic Association

Veronica Wicks, D.C.


John D. LaFalce, D.C.

  • Education : College, B.S., M.Ed.; New York Chiropractic College, D.C
  • Credentials, Specialties and Advanced Education : Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP); Certified Athletic Trainer ( ATC); Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Veronica Wicks, D.C.


Veronica Wicks, BS, DC, FACC, CCSP is a Faculty Clinician at the Levittown Health Center. A graduate of New York Chiropractic College, Dr. Wicks has been has been in active practice for over 20 years and has worked for NYCC as a Resident and Faculty Clinician since 1988. She has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from C.W Post in Education. She is an active member of the New York State Chiropractic Association. She is committed to the Mission and growth of the College by participating in committees within the College.

Dr. Wicks has post graduate training in Activator Technique, and is certified in ConnecTX (instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization technique (IASTMT) and is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP) to service her wide spectrum of patients.

Her years of clinical experience and approach to patient health care make her an ideal mentor to teach, instruct and encourage future Doctors of Chiropractic by delivering the “Best Practice Model“ of health care to her patient population. She runs a patient –centered practice acknowledging that health care is a struggle but with the chiropractic interns with whom she works with under her direct supervision at the Levittown Health Center can break down the barriers and personalize the patient’s treatment.

Dr. Wicks received a Fellow from the American College of Chiropractors (FACC) in recognition for her dedication to the Chiropractic profession.

Dr. Wicks has an integrated policy for patient care and encourages new patients to experience the specialized treatment offered at the Levittown Health Center.



Serge Nerli, D.C.

  • Education : University of Bridgeport, M.S.; New York Chiropractic College, D.C.
  • Credentials, Specialties and Advanced Education : Certified Clinical Nutritional Specialist; Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians; Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician; Certified Life Coach; Fellow of the American College of Chiropractic; Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors
  • Professional Affiliations: New York State Chiropractic Association; American Chiropractic Association