• POTOMAC HEALTH & WELLNESS

     

    INTEGRATIVE WHOLE HEALTH CARE

    FOR WOMEN, MEN, & ADOLESCENTS

     

    PATIENTS CHOICE BOUTIQUE WELLNESS CLINIC

     

    Rise and shine everyday. Thrive and be resilient. Make every moment count when it comes to your well-being and quality of life. Be your own best health advocate because you deserve the best health care that you can find. There is no need to be captive to impersonal, high volume, conventional health care because there is a much better health care alternative if your health and wellness are truly your top priority. Discover modern health care insight and expertise integrated with our personalized, patient-centered approach at Potomac Health & Wellness (PHW) — a highly regarded, boutique health and wellness clinic for men, women, and late adolescents.

     

    EXCELLENCE IS OUR SPECIALTY

     

    PHW provides best in class health care with a personal touch where over two decades of medical expertise combined with genuine patient empathy come together here. We specialize in naturally healing and restoring your optimum health and attaining your lifelong wellness. Our holistic focus integrates body and mind together for the most effective, highly personalized treatment. Discover our advanced health care approach that results in superior health care outcomes above and beyond that of conventional health care. We are always here when you need us, and we always look forward to saying hello.

     

    THE BEST CARE STARTS WITH HELLO

     

    As a direct concierge health care practice, it's absolutely free to join PHW without any expensive, recurring concierge membership fees that other concierge medicine practices charge patients. Instead we offer reasonable and transparent concierge health care fees per appointment, complimentary concierge care amenities, and our signature VIP patient experience. Our patients never wait to see us because they see us when and where they want. Our office is conveniently located in McLean, VA (US), just outside Washington, DC (US), in Northern Virginia (US). We offer convenient same day and next day appointments. In person office visits and virtual televisits are available. Don't delay your refresh towards a healthier, happier, and more resilient whole you. Don't wait to feel better. Let's embrace your health and well-being — together. New patients and referrals welcome.

     

    NOTE: All patients are required to wear protective face masks while in our office. Please use CDC's Coronavirus Self-Checker first to determine whether you are safe for our in-person medical care. Refer to our FAQs to learn more.

  • APPROACH

     

    HEALTH CARE RE-IMAGINED

     

    Patient first. Transparency. Accountability. Accessibility. Autonomy. These are our core values to empower our patients when it comes to their health and wellness. PHW is for those patients who truly value their health and well-being as their top priority. Most of our patients come to us for any of the following reasons:

    • "No other health care provider can figure out what is wrong with me."
    • "Enough is enough. I'm not satisfied with the all to common lack of provider appointments availability, long appointment wait times, rushed appointments, and impersonal patient experience."
    • "I want to embrace my health and well-being in the most natural and holistic way."
    • "I'm willing to consider alternative health care to supplement or replace my conventional health care."
    • "I want to eliminate or rely less on pharmaceutical medications and their side effects."
    • "I'm willing to make the necessary diet and lifestyle changes to support my optimal health and lifelong wellness."
    • "I'm healthy, but I want to optimize and maintain my well-being: energy level, physical activity recovery, sleep, diet, cognition, aging, longevity, etc."

    VISIONARY MEDICINE STARTS HERE

     

    Optimum health and lifelong wellness depend on the natural balance between the body and mind to proactively promote good health rather than reactively fighting disease. PHW is a Functional Medicine clinic that specializes in the inter-related, integrated core body systems and how their functions can be naturally restored to further prevent, even permanently reverse, many chronic illnesses. We recognize that everyone’s biochemistry is unique, and that symptoms illness or disease may manifest differently for different people. The Functional Medicine clinical model is an evidence-based, biological systems approach to health care focused on the root cause of illness. Total healing and health restoration are only possible when the root cause of illness and symptoms are precisely identified and treated, including core body imbalances that underlie illness and disease conditions. Those imbalances arise from poor diet and insufficient nutrients (including water); poor lifestyle, including poor sleep, lack of regular physical activity exercise, chronic stress; and/or regular exposure to environmental toxins that are all processed by one's unique body and genetic predispositions. Therefore, we methodically evaluate your core metabolism, bio-transformation, energy production, immune modulation, and hormonal regulation bio-markers, metabolic pathways and cycles to precisely identify and treat any dysfunctions for optimal health recovery. By focusing on each person's specific bio-individuality and health, we develop treatment plans with no or minimal side effects that may include nutraceutical supplements, natural therapies, and dietary protocols to alleviate symptoms towards successful health restoration. Our goal with is to facilitate the body's own natural ability to heal and restore, and to minimize or eliminate altogether dependence on pharmaceutical medications. Furthermore, as a holistically focused, Integrative Medicine clinic, we advocate whole body wellness - the optimal balance physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually to experience your life to its fullest - the highest quality of life.

     

    PERSONALIZED HEALTH CARE YOU DESERVE

     

    We offer precision health care for patients seeking greater insight into their root health, aging, longevity, and well-being above and beyond that of conventional health care protocols. Our concierge health care is an exclusive health care offering for those patients that prefer unrestricted, enhanced, and advanced health care that integrates a wide assortment of conventional and proven non-conventional medical protocols including:

    • Orchestrating science, nature, and the most current data-driven research with action for precision diagnosis
    • Providing advanced, state-of-the-art testing and in-depth root cause analysis versus conventional health care disease-focused evaluation and basic standard of care protocols
    • Partnering with highly specialized, leading edge medical labs and testing facilities to accurately identify underlying inflammation, oxidative stress, and impaired immunity bio-markers that result in poor health and illness
    • Investigating a spectrum of selective health factors, including genetics, immunity, gut health, metabolic pathways, toxins, and parasites
    • Identifying any hidden, underlying, stealth root causes to precisely target and treat
    • Performing personalized nutrition and lifestyle analyses to be cognizant of the big picture of patient health because poor diet and toxic, stressful lifestyles frequently lead to chronic illnesses and diseases
    • Harmonizing holistic, functional, integrative, precision, natural, performance, complementary, restorative, alternative, lifestyle, and allopathic medicine elements to highly personalize patient treatment rather than the conventional health care's cookie cutter pharmaceuticals and surgery-driven approach
    • Offering expanded treatment options versus basic standard of care treatment: we personalize bio-medical treatments, through a wide range of conventional and integrative modalities, including detoxification, lifestyle management, and nutritional therapy through diet optimization and premium medical-grade nutraceutical supplements specific to your unique composition, needs, and health conditions
    • Coordinating with patient health care providers for a 360 degree patient health care perspective
    • Pursuing new, cutting-edge natural treatments to reduce, even eliminate, the need for pharmaceutical medications altogether
    • Guiding our patients every step of the way to make the necessary wholesome diet and holistic lifestyle changes to promote natural balance restoration and total health revitalization towards lasting wellness

    PHW offers the most innovative, personalized concierge health care services with the widest range of innovative treatments beyond that of conventional health care. Our comprehensive holistic health care and wellness services are available to men, women, and late adolescents.

     

    OUR PATIENTS COME FIRST

     

    As a low volume, boutique medical practice, our patients are family and we know all them by heart. We distinguish ourselves as a relationship-based health care practice that truly values the special connection we have with our patients. We take the time to earn your personal comfort, trust, and confidence to maximize patient engagement as your health care partner. Our patient appointments are relaxed, unhurried, conversational, and you always get our undivided attention. We allot a generous amount of patient appointment time to take all the time necessary to truly understand your personal health and wellness concerns that matter the most to you. We promote open communication and transparency to guide our patients every step of the way on their personal journey towards natural biological balance restoration, whole health revitalization, and attaining lifelong wellness. PHW patients prefer our concierge health care benefits:

    • As a non-affiliated, fully independent concierge health care practice, we are your best patient advocate and health care partner, including continuity of care with your primary care provider and medical specialists.
    • Optimal patient-physician relationship. Maximum provider face time with unlimited provider availability and enhanced patient connectivity. One-on-one personalized care for whatever comes your way.
    • Care on your time. Convenient same day or next day unrushed appointments. No wait time in-person office visits or virtual televisits. Our patients never have to wait to see us because they see us when and where they want.
    • User friendly, secure patient portal to conveniently self-service your health care needs 24/7, including provider and office staff communications, health information access, and payment remittance.
    • Patient discounted nutraceutical supplements apothecary with all of the conveniences of online ordering, auto-ship re-ordering, and free shipping.
    • Absolutely free to join without any expensive recurring concierge membership fees.
    • No surprise, reasonable, and transparent concierge health care fees that are nominal compared to other direct concierge care clinics. PHW concierge health care fees are typically covered by most health plans out of network benefit. Annual PHW concierge health care costs less than annual health plan premiums or deductibles, even annual recurring concierge membership fees, by comparison. Lower overall health care costs for the highest quality of concierge health care.
    • No copays. No coinsurances. No deductibles. No incidental charges. No confusing medical bills. Up to 40% in pre-tax savings by paying for PHW concierge health care services with Flexible Spending Account (FSA)/Health Spending Account (HSA) funds.

    We have successfully treated patients from all over, and PHW consistently earns positive patient reviews that are a testament to our high quality concierge health care. We're always here to help because your health is a continuous journey we're on — together.

  • SERVICES

     

    COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CARE

    Health Care Expertise and Services

    EXPERTISE

     

    Alternative Medicine

    Botanical Medicine

    Functional Medicine

    Genomic Medicine

    Geriatric Medicine

    Internal Medicine

    Integrative Medicine

    Lifestyle Medicine

    Longevity/Anti-Aging Medicine

    Nutritional Medicine

    Preventive-Wellness Medicine

    Target Health Conditions

    SERVICES

     

    Advanced Diagnostics

    Bio-Markers Screenings

    Clinical Evaluations

    DNA Screenings

    Epigenetics

    Pharmacogenomics

    Integrative Primary Care

    Medical Consultations

    Nutritional Consultations

    Wellness Consultations

    Personalized Health Plans

    Personalized Wellness Plans

    Toxins Detoxification

    Target Health Conditions

    CONDITIONS TREATED

     

    Cardiovascular

    Hypertension, high cholesterol, HDL/LDL, heart rhythm, heart function

    Endocrine

    Thyroid dysfunction, adrenal fatigue, hormonal imbalance, Addison's disease, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

    Gastrointestinal

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's disease, leaky gut, gut flora

    Immunological

    Allergy, autoimmune, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic inflammation, food allergies, food sensitivities, mast cell activation

    Infectious

    Tick and insect bites, Chronic Lyme disease and tick co-infections, long-hauler or long COVID (PASC)

    Lifestyle

    Weight, diet, energy, sleep, toxins detoxification, anxiety, chronic stress

    Metabolic

    MTHFR defect, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, prediabetes, diabetes, obesity

    Non-Specific

    Mood swings, anxiety, depression, cognition decline, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, POTS Syndrome

    Rheumatic

    Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia

    Wellness

    Fitness, nutrition, prevention, anti-aging, longevity

  • ABOUT US

     

    MEET DR MALIK

    Humera Malik, MD, DABIM

    Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine 

     

    Dr. Humera Malik is a distinguished, Board-Certified Internist who launched Potomac Health & Wellness (PHW) to provide unparalleled personalized health care and exceptional patient experience to men, women, and late teens. Prior to PHW, Dr. Malik worked extensively, in both inpatient and outpatient health care settings, throughout the Washington, DC-Maryland-Virginia (DMV) metropolitan area for over two decades. She completed her professional Internal Medicine residency training in professional affiliation with the New York University Langone Medical Center, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Upon completing her professional medical residency, Dr. Malik attained her current Internal Medicine Board certification as a Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine (DABIM). She is actively licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia where she has practiced for over two decades.

     

    Dr. Malik is well known as a highly experienced and International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) trained Lyme Literate Medical Doctor/Provider (LLMD/LLMP) who has successfully treated many patients with elusive tick-borne Lyme disease and stealthy co-infections. Dr. Malik is a Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) certified Functional Medicine Practitioner candidate. As a Functional Medicine practitioner, she precisely identifies and treats the root cause of illness rather than medicate-to-suppress symptoms. Dr. Malik is a plant-based physician, who has successfully treated many patients who were able to naturally reverse their Type 2 diabetes, hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, and prediabetes into remission, and who were able to quit their toxic pharmaceutical medications altogether.

     

    Dr. Malik embraces the challenge of complex patients, unexplained symptoms, and invisible or stealthy illnesses. She is highly capable at treating chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and functional gastrointestinal disorders, as well as, undiagnosed and long haul illnesses, including Lyme disease and COVID-19. Many patients come to her with an assortment of symptoms that include anxiety, brain fog, depression, abnormal sleep, abnormal weight, abnormal appetite, abnormal skin, as well as immunological, hormonal, neurological, cardiovascular, respiratory, and musculoskeletal issues. Dr. Malik has successfully treated countless complex patients for over two decades because she is passionate about naturally restoring optimum health and attaining lifelong well-being exclusively through integrative diet and holistic lifestyle means. She believes that good health is not defined by the absence of disease, but rather by the optimum state of physical, mental, and social well-being. When she is not in the office, Dr. Malik enjoys spending time outdoors and with her family and friends.

    ABIM

    American Board of Internal Medicine

    Professional Member

    IFM

    Institute For Functional Medicine 

    Professional Member

    ILADS

    International Lyme & Associated Diseases Society

    Professional Member

    MSNVA

    Medical Society of Northern Virginia

    Professional Member

  • TESTIMONIALS

     

    WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING

  • FEES

     

    DIRECT CONCIERGE CARE

    Most concierge medicine practices are membership fee-only based practices that charge patients recurring concierge membership fees that most health plans do not cover. PHW is a different type of concierge medicine practice. We are a direct-pay, fee for service concierge medicine practice with a pay-as-you-go model. Our patients see us as much or as little as needed. Instead of recurring concierge membership fees, PHW offers reasonable and transparent health care fees per appointment. Best of all, PHW is absolutely free to join, including complimentary concierge care amenities and our signature VIP patient experience. The highest quality health care on your time and on your terms. We are always with you for whatever comes your way.

     

    HEALTHCARE INSURANCE

     

    Health insurance plans operate on the traditional medicine model of illness and disease management that relies exclusively on pharmaceutical medications and medical procedures, including surgery, for conventional health care treatment. PHW's whole health care model is different: proactive prevention, natural healing and health restoration through a totally holistic approach to your health and wellness. PHW is not affiliated with most health plans and is opted out with Medicare and Medicaid because health plans severely limit the scope of our practice, and restrict us to be able to practice at the most advanced levels, including using the most latest treatments and technologies, for what personally matters the most to you: your health and well-being. However, most health plans, except for Medicare and Medicaid, do offer out-of-network provider benefits to their members that typically reimburse our patients for their PHW concierge health care fees. Our office provides appointment superbills to our patients for them to submit to their health plans for out-of-network provider benefit reimbursements. Many PHW patients also take advantage of their Flexible Spending Account (FSA)/Health Spending Account (HSA) funds to pay for for their PHW concierge health care fees because they gain up to 40% in pre-tax savings. FSA/HSA funds may be also used to pay for specialty testing and nutraceutical supplements that are not covered by health care plans. Contact your health plan membership services or FSA/HSA benefits administrator to learn more.

     

    NOTE: Most PHW patients have health plans for catastrophic medical emergencies requiring hospitalization or surgery, as well as ancilliary services, including lab tests, radiology or diagnostic imaging, etc.

     

    NO SURPRISE HEALTH CARE FEES

     

    PHW offers reasonable and transparent concierge health care fees that are determined on a appointment-by-appointment basis including:

    1. The level of complexity of patient health issues and medical conditions presented at the time of their appointment.
    2. Our provider's dedicated patient appointment time and our provider's medical review and assessment time of current patient medical information.
    3. Medical diagnosis, treatment, and consultation services rendered at the time of the patient appointment.
    4. New Patient Initial Office Visit: 60-90 minute patient-provider face-to-face time plus 30-60 minute provider review and assessment time of current patient health information. $350-$450 per initial office visit.
    5. Established Patient Followup Office Visit or Televisit: 30-45 minute patient-provider face-to-face time plus 15-30 minute provider review and assessment time of current patient health information. $200-$250 per followup office visit or televisit.
    6. Special Patient Discount: Take advantage of our special discount for eligible patients: seniors, families, and couples. Special 10% discount is applied towards patient payment for concierge health care services rendered per scheduled appointment. Contact us to learn more. Referrals welcome.

    NOTE: PHW concierge health care fees are not inclusive of any optional administrative or health care services fees, including third party or current medical records, patient forms, disability determinations, dietary counseling, special reports, etc., and are solely the patient's financial responsibility. Patients are solely financially responsible for all of their third party health care coordination services, including labs, pharmacies, imaging, etc.

  • START HERE

     

    BECOME A PATIENT: 3 SIMPLE STEPS

    1

    Request

    First - Submit your completed new patient intake form to receive your new patient registration forms to complete.  
    2

    Register

    Second - Submit your completed new patient registration forms to be scheduled for your initial appointment.
    3

    Check-In

    Third - Check-in at our office, prior to your scheduled initial appointment, to complete any check-in tasks.
  • NEW PATIENT

     

    INTAKE FORM

  • LOCATION

     

    FIND US HERE

     

     

    OFFICE

    Potomac Health & Wellness (PHW)

    6845 Elm ST

    STE 309

    McLean, VA 22101 (US)

    703-448-1251

    FAX-448-1257

    Monday-Friday

    8:30am - 12:30pm EST

    1:30pm - 4:30pm EST

    Closed Weekends & Major Holidays

     

    CORRESPONDENCE

    Potomac Health & Wellness

    PO Box 7426

    McLean, VA 22106 (US)

     

    BILLING

    Physicians Billing Service

    6035 Burke Centre Pkwy

    STE 390

    Burke, VA 22015 (US)

    (703) 978-0756

    (FAX) 978-7762

  • FAQs

     

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    NEW PATIENTS

     

    DOES PHW ACCEPT NEW PATIENTS?

    New patients are welcome. We see men, women, and late adolescents (age 18+) local or non-local to the DMV (DC-MD-VA) metro area.  

     

    HOW DO I BECOME A NEW PATIENT? 

    New patients simply begin here to get started. New patients must provide our office:

    1. A valid, active, government-issued photo identification card.
    2. All currently enrolled, active healthcare plan membership card(s).
    3. A preferred active billing credit/debit card(s) to keep securely on file for payments of health care services provided, including initial visit reservation deposit and accrued patient account balances.

    NOTE: Patients must be punctual for all scheduled appointments. No show or tardy patients unnecessarily disrupt our practice and inconvenience both our patients and staff. 

    • All patients who are more than 10 minutes late for their scheduled appointments will be automatically re-scheduled to a mutually available future date and time. 
    • Repeated patient tardiness for 2 or more scheduled appointments will result in a $75 no show charge per each late appointment to offset the disruption to our practice and the inconvenience to our patients and staff. 
    • All patients must notify our office, a minimum of 2 business days before their scheduled appointments, for all appointment cancellations and reschedule requests. Failure to do so will result in a $150 no show fee per missed new appointment and $75 no show fee per missed follow up appointment to offset the disruption to our practice and the inconvenience to our patients and staff. 

    COVID-19

     

    IS IT SAFE FOR OFFICE VISITS NOW?

    Although it is safe for in-person office visits, established patients may always opt for virtual televisits instead. Due to our stringent COVID protocol, early arrival patients must wait in the first floor building lobby or Sweet Bites cafe until 10 minutes before their scheduled appointment time to check-in at our office. Patients should not be accompanied by anyone else when entering our office.

     

    NOTE: Please use CDC's Coronavirus Self-Checker to first determine whether you are safe for our in-person medical care. All current and previously symptomatic and asymptomatic infected patients, as well as those patients who were recently exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 infection must promptly notify our office as an urgent personal safety measure. All patients must wear protective face masks while in our office

     

    PHW has taken the necessary safeguards to maximize your in-office personal health safety including:

    • Strict new personal hygiene and health safety office protocol
    • Fully vaccinated health care provider and staff
    • Protective masks required for all patients
    • Staggered in-person office visit appointments
    • Office staff and patient pre-screening
    • Office hospital-grade HEPA air purification, sanitation, and personal protective equipment (PPE)

    Refer to our Resources for more COVID-19 information.

     

    DOES PHW OFFER COVID-19 TESTING OR VACCINATIONS?

    PHW does not currently offer COVID-19 testing or vaccinations. As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues, always remain vigilant to avoid getting exposed or infected to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its variants that cause COVID-19 illness. Furthermore, take advantage of available local COVID-19 testing and COVID-19 vaccinations to mitigate the risk of getting infected and further spreading the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

  • RESOURCES

     

    FOR YOUR INFORMATION (FYI)

    Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
    Health & Human Services
    World Health Organization
    COVID-19 Vaccinations Information
    COVID-19 Vaccinations Information
    COVID-19 Vaccinations Data
    COVID-19 Tests
    COVID-19 Tests
    Tick Testing Service
    Tick Testing Service
    Tick Testing Service
    Tick Testing Service
    Tick Testing Service
    Tick Testing Service
    URI Tick Resource Center
    How To Remove A Tick
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