meet the team
Joseph Mazzeo D.C.
Dr. Joseph Mazzeo is a lifelong New Jersey resident who grew up in Matawan, NJ. Following graduation from Bloomfield College in 1999, Dr. Mazzeo attended New York Chiropractic College where he graduated in 2002. Upon graduation Dr. Mazzeo received the Dr. Frank T. DeGiacomo Technique Award for his graduating class for outstanding chiropractic adjusting technique among his peers.
Dr. Joseph Mazzeo has been a practicing chiropractor for 16 years and has treated patients in a variety of situations including sports injury, personal injury, and family practice. Dr. Mazzeo works under the belief that each patient is an individual and that no two conditions are exactly alike. Therefore, Dr. Mazzeo offers individualized treatment programs for an array of conditions such as neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, headaches, and other joint pain. He Dr. Mazzeo believes in properly diagnosing and treating the cause of a condition, rather than simply treating the symptoms. Dr. Mazzeo's vast experience gives him a wide knowledge base which allows him to be comfortable in treating a variety of different conditions.
Dr. Mazzeo has worked with many professional athletes including professional MMA fighters and NFL players. In addition, he is credentialed as an expert witness in New Jersey for the interpretation of spinal MRI findings. He is a former college adjunct professor having taught courses in Anatomy & Physiology, Nursing Chemistry, and Microbiology.
Outside of the office Dr. Mazzeo is an avid pool player. He participates in many local leagues and teams which travel to play in national tournaments. His other interests include chess, racquetball, movies, and spending time with his family. He is married to his wife Lyn and together they have three children.
STEPHEN W. MORSE D.C.
Dr. Morse is a graduate of Life Chiropractic College where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1986.
He has been practicing Chiropractic in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex Counties since 1988 and joined Absolute Chiropractic & Massage in 2016.
Dr. Morse has a passion for Chiropractic and is devoted to helping people. He resided in Sea Bright for 30 years and served 3 terms as a Boro Councilman and was also a volunteer Firefighter and Chaplain with the Sea Bright Fire Dept. Dr. Morse has been active in his Church as a lay minister and was a Boy Scout Leader for several years before relocating to Woodbridge, where he currently lives with his family.
DOCTOR OF ACUPUNCTURE & ORIENTIAL MEDICINE
MARIA PHILLIPS, D.A.O.M., L.A.C.
Dr. Maria Phillips, D.A.O.M., is Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, and is a licensed Acupuncturist in New Jersey and New York. She is a seasoned Health Care Professional with over 20 years of experience and is dedicated to health, wellness and the transformation of body, mind, spirit.
Maria received her Doctorate from American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, San Francisco, CA. (Integrating Western and Eastern Medicine) focusing on Pain Management and Women’s Health).
She graduated with honors from Tri-State College of Acupuncture with a Masters of Science Oriental Medicine. She completed internships with Xuan Wu Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China and Chinese Massage and Tui Na at the Beijing Massage Hospital for the Handicapped. Maria also holds a B.A. from Fordham University and completed postgraduate studies in Clinical Nutrition at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Maria is originally from Barbados. She came to the United States in 1969. Her family has a long tradition of herbal medicine and midwifery. Maria lives with her two sons in Monroe Township, New Jersey.
Honors and Recognition:
In 2007, Maria was recognized and made an honored member of “Montclair Who’s Who In Health Care” a publication that Highlights professionals who exhibit the highest standards of expertise and care throughout North America and Canada.
- Certified - Acupuncture to support Cancer patients, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NYC.
- Certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
- Certified – Chinese Herbal Medicine
- Haven Hospice Volunteer, JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ since 1997, providing support to the terminally ill and their families.
- Cranial Sacral Therapy
- Reiki Master
- Graduate of The New Seminary of New York, Interfaith Minister and Spiritual Counselor - 1999 (Interfaith is a spiritual philosophy, which honors and values the fundamental beauty and wisdom in ALL religious traditions.
- The motto of The New Seminary is "Never instead of ....Always in addition to.")
- Zen Studies Society Meditation Practitioner since 1980
Maria is originally from Barbados. She came to the United States in 1969. Her family has a long tradition of herbal medicine and midwifery. Maria lives with her two sons in Monroe Township, New Jersey.
MEDICAL BILLER / MEDICAL RECORDS CUSTODIAN
Randi resides in Perth Amboy, NJ. Randi graduated from East Brunswick High School, East Brunswick, NJ. She graduated from Sanford Brown Institute in 2011 with a NRCSS for Medical Billing and Coding. Randi has 8 years of experience in professional and facility coding, auditing, consulting, compliance, and billing.
She enjoys working closely with health care providers to ensure compliant and accurate documentation and appropriate reimbursement for their services. She has strong skills in analyzing any problems and finding the solutions in a timely and efficient manner. She will work one on one with all of our patients to help with any issues they may have.
Originally from the Philippines, Kristine graduated from Roselle Park High School in 2016 and currently attends Union County College with an anticipated graduation date of 2020. Following her high school graduation Kristine began working as a clerk at the Roselle Park Board of Education and Special Service Department before joining the Absolute Chiropractic & Massage team in 2018.
In her time at Absolute, Kristine has become a valuable member of the team, gaining experience working directly with patients and assisting with other tasks in the daily operations of the office. Her outgoing personality and incredible interpersonal skills have allowed her to become a patient favorite at the office. Her interests outside of the office include attending concerts and hiking.
Fabiola is a 2013 graduate of Perth Amboy Technical Vocational High School in Perth Amboy, NJ where she currently still resides. Following high school Fabiola entered the workforce as an Operations Clerk, Executive Clerk & Office Lead where she gained valuable organizational and communication skills.
Fabiola joined the Absolute Chiropractic & Massage team in 2019 and is poised to use her exceptional customer service skills to assist our patients at the front desk and on the phone. Fabiola’s genuine smile and outgoing personality make her an amazing addition to the staff here at Absolute. As an additional bonus, Fabiola is bilingual and fluent in Spanish. In her spare time, Fabiola enjoys painting and spending time with her nephew.
Ann Green is a New Jersey licensed acupuncturist who graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, NY. Her prior education was at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and Columbia University, NY. While at PCOM, Ann did extern-ships at Fortune Society in a clinic that used ear acupuncture for cessation of smoking and other compulsions.
Ann also studied in China briefly. Ann has performed general acupuncture in private and clinic practice for over ten years, treating pain, stress, sciatica, diabetic numbness/tingling, aftermath of brain stroke, side effects of radiation & chemotherapy, as well as many other conditions. Additionally, she is certified in acupuncture for facial rejuvenation.
Terri Koss is a graduate of the Academy of Natural Health Sciences and is licensed in massage therapy and bodywork in New Jersey and California. In addition, she holds two Bachelor degrees in Science, with majors in Biology and Nutrition. She has additional training in Myofascial Release, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Elder Touch, and Cupping Massage, and is also a Reiki practitioner and Level 2 Aromatherapist. Terri has specific experience in back, neck, and hip conditions, and has treated all age groups, marathon runners, vehicle accident injuries, joint replacement recipients, and those who are frail, elderly, or in hospice. Terri believes in a holistic approach using a combination of modalities to achieve the unified goal of relief and restored function.
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