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Doctors and Staff

  • Dr.
    Mika Ishitani
    Board Certified Chiropractic Physician

    Dr. Mika Ishitani is the founder of Ishitani Health Center in Fort Lee, NJ.  She began practicing chiropractic in 2000 and has made it her lifelong commitment to research and discover the most effective ways to relieve and eliminate the pain for those suffering from neck and back pain as well as pain resulting from traumatic injuries such as automobile accidents and sports injuries.
    As a young child living in Japan, Dr. Ishitani knew she wanted to help people live a healthy life and decided to become a chiropractor.  Upon earning her bachelor’s degree in Japan, Dr. Ishitani was determined to learn from the best and went searching for the most prestigious chiropractic college in the world … and she found it … Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Mika (as her patients affectionately call her) moved to the United States and received her doctorate degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic.  This was a major accomplishment but just a starting point for Dr. Mika and her mission to help restore people’s health without drugs or surgery. To date, Dr. Mika has helped thousands of patients get back to a pain-free life of better health.  

    Prior to opening her own practice in Fort Lee, Dr. Mika practiced for a large chiropractic clinic in California that specialized in family and accident injury care. This experience gave Dr. Mika the opportunity to help a wide variety of patients including those who had been in automobile accidents or injured on the job as well as patients suffering from headaches, neck pain, and back pain.  

    Dr. Mika's love of family is reflected in her gentle, effective care of children.  She is certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, one of the most honored and respected children’s associations. Dr. Mika is also a Webster technique chiropractic doctor, certified to safely treat pregnant women for back and neck pain, as well as supporting pregnancy health.
    Dr. Mika is an active member of the American Chiropractic Association, the New Jersey Chiropractic Association, the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association, the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, and the Japanese Chiropractic Association.

    Dr. Mika is also the author of the book “NECK PAIN” and co-author of 'NECK PAIN – You Don’t Want It, You Don’t Need It.'

    Dr. Mika is committed to teaching people how to regain their health and how to stay healthy. 

    She would like to help you and is happy to answer your questions regarding chiropractic and your health.

  • Mauro Spini
    Director of Office and Patient Services

    Along with his wife, Dr. Mika Ishitani, Mauro Spini is a co-founder of Ishitani Health Center.

    Mauro has been with Ishitani Health Center from its inception, and his numerous “behind the scenes” responsibilities assure each patient a pleasant visit and a highly-professional, smooth-running clinic.  

    As Director of Office and Patient Services, Mauro oversees the coordination of benefits for the patients, including insurance verification and claims submissions.  He works hard to resolve patients’ problems with their insurance and assists with doctor-patient relationships, helping to improve communications and patient satisfaction. As IT Officer, Mauro has implemented several technology upgrades to better serve the patient and assist the doctor. 

    Mauro is also responsible for making sure doctors and staff are compliant with the current standards of federal insurance regulations and medical coding. To accomplish this, Mauro attends coding and compliance seminars on a regular basis. 

    As the Facility Director, Mauro makes sure the office environment, equipment, and instruments are well-maintained and in proper working order. 

    While masterfully handling all his technical duties, Mauro does not miss the opportunity to greet each patient with a cheerful smile and genuine caring.  He and the entire staff at Ishitani Health Center want to make every patient's office visit the very best possible.  

    Mauro fills his weekends with treasured family time, car racing, and sports.

    Welcome to Ishitani Health Center!

  • Dr.
    Jason Park
    Board Certified Chiropractic Physician

    Dr. Jason Park entered the field of Chiropractic because a chiropractor cured his chronic low back pain that he sustained in an auto accident. He was inspired by the natural healing methods of the chiropractor and decided to pursue the profession of Chiropractic.

    He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and has completed his doctoral studies at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa, which is the “fountainhead” school of Chiropractic.

    Dr. Park’s unique approach to patient care is to relieve injury to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves of the body.  His care has proven to be effective in treating neck pain, back pain, leg and arm pain, sports injuries and motor vehicle accident injuries.

    Currently, Dr. Park is pursuing a Master of Acupuncture degree from the New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine to expand his scope of practice and to treat his patients more effectively.

    He feels that one of the best things about being a chiropractor is the satisfaction he sees on the faces of his patients as they leave the office.  And for him, helping people is instant gratification and makes chiropractic something he really loves to do. Dr. Park’s goal is to educate, relieve his patients' pain, and maintain his patients' health.

  • Dr.
    Walter Fricke
    Doctor of Acupuncture

    Dr. Walter Fricke is a Board-Certified Diplomate and Doctor of Acupuncture. He has been practicing acupuncture for 15 years, with experience serving patients in both a private practice and hospital setting. Dr. Fricke is also a 6th degree Black Belt Master in Taekwondo and Hapkido and has been practicing since the age of 8. When he was a teenager, he sustained an injury to his lower back while practicing martial arts. He went to several physicians to seek relief for the injury, but none of them were able to alleviate the pain, that is until he went to an acupuncturist. The relief he got from his acupuncture treatments showed him the power of holistic medicine and inspired him to pursue a career in acupuncture. 

    Dr. Fricke earned his master’s degree in Acupuncture from the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine in Montclair, NJ, where he also served as a professor of oriental medicine and former academic dean. He later earned his doctorate degree in Acupuncture from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. Today, Dr. Fricke specializes in acupuncture for pain management and rehabilitation for patients of all ages.

    In addition to his work as an acupuncturist and service to the education of oriental medicine practitioners, Dr. Fricke has also presented on various topics in oriental medicine and conducted extensive research on the efficacy of various applications of acupuncture as well as other topics in holistic medicine, with notable publications on the use of acupuncture for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), insomnia, and other conditions. Dr. Walter Fricke’s years of experience and continued contributions to oriental medicine research reflect his dedication to and expertise in acupuncture. At Ishitani Health Center, he hopes to provide excellent, effective care to every patient.

    Awards and Recognition
    Top Doctor 2017
    Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare 2016
    Induction into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame, 2002
    6th Degree Black Belt Master in Taekwondo and Hapkido

  • Dr.
    Humaira Quraishi
    Naturopathic Doctor and Nutritionist

    To make an appointment with Dr. Humaira Quraishi, please call her directly at 201-286-0408.

    Dr. Humaira Quraishi is a naturopathic doctor and clinical nutritionist. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, she went on to pursue her master’s degree in nutrition and naturopathic medical degree from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Dr. Quraishi has years of experience as a naturopathic consultant and nutritionist and utilizes various methods to address both acute and chronic diseases as well as to prevent future disease. 

    Naturopathic medicine, or naturopathy, is a form of alternative medicine that focuses on preventive care and promoting health and wellbeing through natural, non-invasive techniques and therapies. Treatments are highly specialized for each patient, with consideration of the root causes of each patient’s symptoms in order to give the body what it needs to achieve optimal health. To restore or maintain health in their patients, Dr. Quraishi utilizes a combination of methods including diet and nutrition management, herbal medicine, supplements, mind-body therapy, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, and lifestyle assessment and coaching. She believes that nutrition and natural remedies are at the core of promoting good health and self-healing, one of the foundations of the philosophy behind naturopathic medicine.

    Some of the conditions that Dr. Humaira Quraishi treats include:
    - General health conditions (allergies, skin, weight)
    - Musculoskeletal health
    - Women’s health
    - Cardiovascular health
    - Digestive health
    - Endocrine disorders (thyroid, diabetes, PCOS)
    - Pain management
    - Autoimmune disease
    - Ear/nose/throat
    - Cancer recovery support
    - Pediatric and geriatric care

    Dr. Quraishi specializes in treating both chronic and acute disease and takes an interest in issues such as malnutrition, disease prevention, world health, and research. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, writing, painting, and photography. 

    Health is achieved by the way we live and how we fuel ourselves. Take the first step today and learn more about the natural methods that can help you live a happier, healthier life.

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