Meet the Doctor And PHC Team

  • Dr. J. K. Kuan
    DC, LAc
    Sole Owner and Clinic Director

    Dr. J. K. Kuan was born and raised in Formosa or Taiwan where Chinese medicine has been deep rooted in the culture and lifestyle. Since childhood, he had witnessed his family members using Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for healing and wellness. Later in life, after years of being active in playing sports and practicing martial arts, he personally benefited from Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and Chiropractic treatment for shoulder, knee pain and sciatica, which inspired him to become a licensed Acupuncturist and Chiropractic Physician. 

    Dr. Kuan graduated with honors from Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS) with a Doctor’s degree in Chiropractic and a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. There he received the Outstanding Service Award for his individual contributions to the college, made the Dean’s List, and was recognized by the California State Assembly for his steadfast commitment to the community and outstanding leadership in Traditional Asian Medicine and Health Sciences. 

    Dr. Kuan is deeply passionate about his work in alternative medicine, and joyfully shares his knowledge and skills with his colleagues and community. Dr. Kuan began his Acupuncture and Chiropractic career in San Diego and Santa Monica, California where he was working with a seasoned Chiropractor. From there he brought together many of the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine with modern Acupuncture and Chiropractic techniques for excellent healing and wellness. Since then, he has continued to build his reputation as a practitioner who is passionate about healing and providing quality care to those that find themselves in physical or emotional distress. 

    After years of practice in California, Dr. Kuan pursued the opportunity to bring his clinical experience and healing techniques to the East Coast so that he could provide care to those in need. Dr. J. K. Kuan is National Board Certified (NCCAOM) (NBCE) and a Licensed Chiropractic Physician and Acupuncturist in the State of New Jersey, New York and California. To share his clinical experience, he has taught at Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine and currently teaching online CEU courses. 

    With years of clinical experience, Dr. Kuan has helped many people with conditions such as infertility, insomnia, allergy, migraine/headache, emotional disorder(anxiety, depression, bipolar), hypertension, smoking or drug addiction, obesity, PMS, pain syndrome (joint pain, tendonitis, LBP), I.B.S., etc. 

    In his spare time, Dr. Kuan enjoys playing tennis, basketball, playing guitar, singing, hiking, kayaking, ballroom dance, traveling, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Yoga and meditation.  

  • Karly McDermott
    Acupuncturist

    Karly is an NCCAOM board certified acupuncturist licensed to practice in New Jersey and a proud recipient of a master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Health and Science in Manhattan, NY. After her many academic hours studying course material based on eastern and western medicine, she has spent over 900 hours in the public student clinic treating over 350 patients with varying physical to mental emotional conditions.

    Prior to studying Traditional Oriental Medicine, Karly received a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition from the University of Scranton which focused greatly on anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics.
     
    Currently, Karly is a doctoral candidate at Pacific College of Health and Science, expected to graduate in late 2022. When not spending time practicing TCM, you can find her outside in nature with her horse, Jack.

  • Dr. Tasmin Cordie
    Yoga Instructor

    Born and raised in central Minnesota, Dr. Tasmin Cordie is a graduate of Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri, and has been practicing as a Doctor of Chiropractic since 2002. While in chiropractic school, Dr. Cordie also began studying Applied Kinesiology, Acupuncture, and Active Release Techniques™.

    After graduating, Dr. Cordie did a chiropractic internship in Louisville, Kentucky, and then opened her chiropractic practice in Erie, Pennsylvania. In 2008, she graduated from the Advanced Clinical Training program in Nutrition Response Testing and has used this system of analysis for her nutritional therapy patients with great results since then.

  • Jennifer Ka
    Administrative Assistant

    Jennifer is a clinical yoga therapist, yoga teacher, and has a Master's Degree in East West Psychology. She enjoys working in the field of alternative healing after seeing the benefits of it in her own healing process. She continues to work in the field of wellness for the body, mind, and spirit. 

  • Luisa Hinterstein
    Intern

    Luisa is a senior at Matawan Regional High School. At a young age she was treated with holistic medicine and always gravitated towards the alternative healing route.