Ronald A. Masukawa, D.C., F.I.A.M.A.
Dr. Ronald A. Masukawa graduated from the National College of Chiropractic in 1993 and completed an additional Clinical Practice Residency through an accelerated post-graduate studies program. Dr. Masukawa began his career in a group practice in Crystal Lake, IL. And for nearly 20 years he continues in his pursuit of excellence in internal disorders, women's health, fertility, pediatrics and acupuncture.
He also maintains a practice in Rockford at Northern Illinois Medical Group, where for the past 13 years he has been involved in the progressive care of patients utilizing both medical and holistic treatments.
Continuing education is important to keep up with medical advances, innovations, and technology. Dr. Masukawa completed a 2 year diplomate program in Pediatrics. This training allows him to provide more options in the care of expectant mothers, infants and children of all ages. One area of focus has been fertility treatment. Not only does he work closely with the expectant mother during the pre- and perinatal stages, but also with the fetus, ensuring proper development and birthing.
Worker's compensation and personal injury cases have always been a part of the clinic's caseload. Because of this, Dr. Masukawa gained certification in Motor Vehicle Injury and Crash Dynamics. This training has proved invaluable in the evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of patients and for proper reimbursement.
Susan L. Crowe, M.D.
Dr. Susan Crowe joined Midwest Wellness Health Center in 2012. As a medical physician, she contributes her vast amount of knowledge and skill in the specialty of Family Practice, in which she is Board Certified.
Dr. Crowe obtained her Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology while minoring in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Illinois – Chicago and Champaign Urbana in 1987. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine in 1999.
Having worked with Dr. Masukawa in the Rockford clinic for the past 4 years, she is well versed in Holistic Medicine. As a primary care physician, she can assist in the management of numerous health issues.
Dr. Crowe continues to broaden her scope of practice by attending seminars and reviewing journal publications in pain management, pediatrics, cardiovascular disease, and internal medicine.
Dr. Crowe has extensive research experience regarding studies of Alzheimer’s and Operative Epileptic patients. Her Licensure / Certifications include:
• Diplomat of American Academy of Family Practice
• Active Member of Illinois State Medical Association
• Active Member of Civil Aerospace Medical Association
• Fully Licensed to Practice Medicine in Illinois – no restrictions
• American Academy of Family Practice Board Certified 07/2002
• Emergency Response Training
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Professional Experiences / Awards:
• Illinois Department of Public Health Academic Scholarship to Medical School
• Obstetric mentoring Program – one of three M1 students selected for observership
• Training in Bradley Method of Pregnancy and Labor Management
• Regional Adventist Health System Stroke Team
• Parent Liaison to Starnet Early Intervention Program for Children with Special Needs
• Pediatric Gait Training – 12 week Practicum/Muscle Retraining in Post-op Cerebral Palsy
Melissa Ryan, D.C.
Dr. Melissa Ryan is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician who received her degree from National University of Health Sciences.
Dr. Ryan grew up in the Chicago suburbs, and received her degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She spent 17 years participating in youth, high school and college athletics including Basketball, Cheerleading, Track and Field, Dance, Volleyball and Gymnastics. As a cheerleading coach and tumbling instructor, she spent 10 years working with children of all ages, and prides herself on her extensive knowledge and experience working with athletes and their injuries.
An avid golfer herself, Dr. Ryan obtained certification from the Titleist Performance Institute in order to better serve golfers of all skill levels. She utilizes this certification to identify a golfer's physical limitations and swing flaws to provide corrective exercises and stretches to improve the golfer's game.
In 2011, she chose to enhance her education and become certified in Applied Kinesiology, which uses the triad of health - Chemical, Mental and Structural factors - to discover and treat the imbalances of the human body. Another passion of her was in Acupuncture and Cupping in which she obtained certification in 2011. She found that the conditions that can be treated through these modalities greatly increased the number of patients she was able to help. Dr. Ryan has seen the successes of utilizing Acupuncture on a wide array of patients, treating everything from insomnia to cancer pain and symptoms.