1600 Parker Ave, Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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Meet the Team

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.

Dr. Humaira Quraishi

Naturopathic Doctor and Nutritionist

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

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.

Dr. Damien Kang DC

Board-certified Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Damien Kang is a licensed New York State and New Jersey State Chiropractic Physician and has completed all examinations administered by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He holds a B.S. Degree from Syracuse University and received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, New York.

Dr. Damien’s interest in chiropractic began when he was in college after suffering severe low back pain from various sports injuries. Around that time, he met a chiropractor who helped him restore and improve his condition. Through that experience, Dr. Damien was influenced by chiropractic and holistic care. As a result, he pursued his deep passion to become a chiropractor.

Dr. Damien performs an array of treatments focused on the individual patient’s needs, including treatments for neck pain, back pain or any sports injuries. Dr. Damien believes in an evidence-based approach to chiropractic care and affirms a true path to consistent health and wellness. He understands the importance of a holistic approach and establishes a clear understanding of each patient’s conditions. In doing so, he is able to provide his patients the most effective treatments to restore their health.

In his spare time, he enjoys sports such as basketball, working out, judo, and other outdoor activities.

Dr. Damien desires to promote and encourage an overall healthy and balanced lifestyle to help treat not just the symptoms, but also the cause of them to keep your body functioning at its best.

Dr. Hoon Choi PT, DPT

Board-certified Doctor of Physical Therapy

Hoon Choi PT, DPT earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University Medical Center in NY with University honors with Advanced orthopedic track and holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Choi had internship experience at the New York-Presbyterian – Allen Hospital and Mount Sinai West as well as a private practice in NY and NJ.

Dr. Choi utilizes his experience treating a variety of patients with orthopedic and neurological injuries to provide a comprehensive treatment approach involving manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education, and exercise.

Dr. Choi listens closely to his patients and collaborates with them to achieve their goals.

In his approach to manual physical therapy, Dr. Choi aims to provide patient-centered care that treats the body as a whole; to get to the root of the issue rather than only focusing on the symptoms. He also aims to provide his clients with the tools and education to further their knowledge of their presenting issues, working toward a full functional movement that is pain-free and sustainable. To schedule call 201-302-9993

Risheng Ma, L.Ac, Ph.D. MD.

Board-certified Acupuncturist

Dr. Risheng Ma is a licensed acupuncturist with a Master Degree in acupuncture from New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (NYCTCM) and has been practicing in NY and NJ area.

His background sets him apart from other acupuncturist as he encompasses twelve years as a medical doctor (MD) at the department of internal medicine at Second Hospital of Shanxi Medical University in Shanxi, China as well as three years of experience as a research associate at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology at University of Zurich, Switzerland.

His previous experience as a MD and current experience as an acupuncturist makes him well versed in both traditional Chinese medicine and western medical theories providing a truly unique treatment to his patients. Dr. Ma also has passion for teaching and learning as he was an instructor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NYC for seven years.

It is no surprise that Dr. Ma has a proven track record of success in building and maintaining quality care for our patients with a treatment strategy including point selection, auricular therapy, moxibustion, cupping, and tuina massage. Dr. Ma adds a depth of knowledge and variety of skills to Ishitani Health Center and is a welcome addition to our growing team of physicians and therapists.