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Physical Therapists

Paul J. Mackarey, PT, DHSc, OCS


Dr. Mackarey was born and raised in Scranton, PA and graduated from Central High School in 1976. He received his BS in Physical Therapy from Temple University in 1981. At that time, he had the honor of studying orthopaedic rehabilitation in London, England as a Fulbright Scholar Finalist. In 1986, he received his MS in Human Resources and Health Care Administration from the University of Scranton. In 2000 he was board certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association. In 2001 he received his doctorate in Health Sciences from the University of St. Augustine.He is also the author of the “Health and Exercise Forum” featuredevery Monday in the Health and Exercise Science Section of the Scranton Times-Tribune. In addition, he can be heard on ESPN Radio’s “Trainer’s Table with Dr. Paul Mackarey” every Monday morning.

Dr. Mackarey taught orthopaedic physical therapy classes at the University of Scranton, PT Department and Keystone College, PTA Department. Presently, he is an Associated Professor of Clinical Medicine at The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) in Scranton, PA. He has also instructed many continuing education courses at various health care institutions. He has authored and coauthored several clinical and scientific research papers in various professional journals.

Dr. Mackarey is dedicated to patient satisfaction and quality healthcare. His areas of expertise are general orthopaedic rehabilitation, post fracture management, neck and low back pain, total joint replacement, shoulder rehab, head, neck and TMJ dysfunction, running and other sports-related injuries.

Dr. Mackarey loves to play golf, ski and travel with his family. He is an avid runner and has completed more than six marathons. He resides in Dalton with his wife, Esther, and their two sons, Paul and John.

Esther G. Mackarey, PT

Vice President

Esther was born and raised in Lebanon, PA and graduated from Lebanon High School in 1977. She received her BS in Physical Therapy from Temple University in 1981. She has worked at Pocono Medical Center and co-founded MMPTC in 1983.

Esther can be found in the clinic treating patients and ensuring patient satisfaction. She provided services in rehabilitation, home care, and long-term care facilities on a part-time basis while raising her family. Esther has attended numerous continuing education classes and has a special interest in geriatric neurology and orthopaedics. She is a 25-year member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

Esther enjoys golfing, skiing, gardening, and traveling with her family. She resides in Dalton with her husband, Paul, and their two sons, Paul and John.

Paul John Mackarey, PT, DPT

Clinic Director

Dr. Paul John Mackarey developed a passion for physical therapy at a very young age. He was raised in a family of physical therapists and working at Mackarey & Mackarey Physical Therapy since age 13 taught him many things. First, he learned the satisfaction and gratification from helping others regain and improve their lifestyle and independence. Also, he developed a respect for the complexity and ever-changing field of healthcare, specifically, physical therapy. Furthermore, Dr. Mackarey feels that the unique relationships established with patients is both rewarding and gratifying. He believes that a close relationship with his patients foster a trust that helps the patients feel comfortable and safe in the place and person helping them heal. He believes this unique bond is a large component to effective and efficient healing! For these reasons and many others, he set his sights toward making physical therapy, not only his profession but also his lifelong vocation.

In 2012, Dr. Mackarey graduated from Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in Health Science and Kinesiology. Following graduation, he spent the next year observing several orthopedic surgeries and working in a teaching facility specializing in orthopedics and hand rehab to better understand the individuals he would soon serve. He attended Temple University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and graduated in 2015. For 6 months Dr. Mackarey directly studied under the tutelage of an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Residency Trained Physical Therapist to further enhance his clinical skills. The experience fostered a passion for evidence-based treatment with particular interest in low back, neck and vestibular disorders. He is proud to direct his treatments with the most current physical therapy approaches supported through research. He implements a variety of manual therapy techniques that are individualized for each patient to help expedite their recovery.

Currently Dr. Mackarey returned to his hometown of Scranton, PA with his wife, the former Carina Shults in 2018. He is dedicated to helping the community, volunteering and providing wellness talks to foster health and wellness throughout NEPA!

When not working, he enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, fishing, skiing, golfing and spending time with his family, wife and son, Mac.

Andrea Molitoris, PT, DPT

Staff Physical Therapist

Dr. Andrea Molitoris, also known as Dr. Dre, is a Scranton native. She graduated from Misericordia University in 2016 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Healthcare Management. In December 2019, she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and was awarded the Outstanding Physical Therapy Student Award for academic achievement, clinical performance, leadership skills, and service to the community, university, and profession. Before joining the Mackarey & Mackarey Physical Therapy Consultants team, she practiced as an outpatient physical therapist in the neurologic department at Allied Services: John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine. Drea is a member of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy National Honor Society, the Misericordia Probono Service Honor Society, and the National Business Honor Society. In addition, she is certified in basic life support.

Drea enjoys working with all patients she meets, but especially loves working with the pediatric population. She believes there is nothing better than making physical therapy fun and engaging for her patients, while also supplying the best level of care available. From a young age, Drea’s life choices and actions have always been embedded around service and leadership activities that benefitted her community. As a physical therapist, she continues her life’s mission of compassion to serve others and provide them with the tools and services to improve their quality of life. Drea is passionate about her work and strives to take all opportunities that present themselves for the betterment of herself and her patients.

In her spare time, Drea loves being outdoors, either kayaking, fishing, or taking her dogs, Winston and Hoby, for walks around the neighborhood. She is well versed in classic rock thanks to long car rides with her dad and enjoys a good cup of decaf with her mom at the end of the day.


Kaila O'Neill, PTA

Kaila earned her Associate degree from Lackawanna College in May of 2023 and is a board certified Physical Therapist Assistant.

Kaila loves working with the pediatric population and dysautonomia diagnoses. She loves being on her toes and having an exciting therapy session. She is always looking for new ways to make therapy challenging but efficient for her patients. She strives motivate and provide encouragement to the patients throughout their therapy sessions. This allows her patients' to increase their confidence and focus on the positive components of healing. She consistently stives to make a positive and effective impact on the patients' lives for the better. What she loves the most is hearing patients say, "I feel better, I think therapy is working for me!"
When she is home she loves to relax and find new movies or TV shows, while spending the time with her cats, Duck and Goose.

Katlyn Ivanoff, PTA

Katlyn is from Moscow, PA and graduated from North Pocono High School in 2016. She received her BS in Athletic Training from East Stroudsburg University in 2021, which allowed her to practice various taping techniques and first aid duties with many collegiate athletes. She received her Associate degree from Lackawanna College in 2023 and is a board certified Physical Therapist Assistant.

Katlyn's professional interests include neurological diagnoses such as Parkinson's disease and Cerebral Palsy, but is excited to work and expand her knowledge of all possible diseases, conditions, or injuries that present in the clinic. Katlyn's favorite thing about the outpatient clinic is developing close and friendly relationships with her patients. She believes that having this relationship with all patients allows for better communication and trust for providing the most effective treatment. Along with patient relationships, Katlyn enjoys being a part of a professional, yet fun work environment!

When Katlyn isn't at the clinic, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out at the gym, and reading.