• POTOMAC HEALTH & WELLNESS

     

    WHOLE HEALTH CARE FOR ADULTS

     

    WHERE HEALTH CARE MEETS WELLNESS

     

    Rise and shine everyday. Thrive and be resilient. Make every moment count when it comes to your well-being and quality of life. Always be your own best health advocate. Your journey to seek your best health is not one to go at it alone because you deserve the best health care that you can find. There is a better health care alternative if your health and wellness are truly your top priority. Discover Potomac Health & Wellness (PHW) — the patients choice boutique health and wellness clinic for men and women. Comprehensive, coordinated, and continuous concierge care for men and women.

     

    BETTER HEALTH CARE MADE SIMPLE

     

    PHW provides best in class concierge health care with a personal touch — where leading medical expertise, patient empathy, curiosity, and patience all come together here. We specialize in natural healing, optimum health restoration, and lifelong wellness rejuvenation. Our holistic focus integrates body and mind together for the most effective, highly personalized treatment available. Our advanced health care focus and approach result in superior health care outcomes above and beyond that of conventional health care. Discover modern health care insight and expertise integrated with our personalized, patient-centered approach.

     

    THE BEST CARE STARTS WITH HELLO

     

    Don't wait to feel better. Don't delay restoring your health or revitalizing your wellness. PHW is always here when you need us. We always see you sooner rather than later. Our Northern Virginia office is conveniently located in McLean, VA (US), just outside Washington, DC (US).

     

    NOTE: Potomac Health & Wellness (PHW) will be relocating to our new Tysons, VA clinic location during January 2023. We look forward to seeing you at our new Tysons clinic in 2023. Our new clinic address is:

     

    8321 Old Courthouse RD

    STE 202

    Vienna, VA 22182

     

    Let's embrace your well-being towards a healthier, happier, and more resilient whole you — a higher quality of life for a lifetime. We always look forward to saying hello. It is simple to become a patient — just click on the button below to start. New patients and referrals welcome.

  • CLINIC SERVICES

     

    COMPREHENSIVE PATIENT 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

  • WHY PHW?

     

    FOR PATIENTS WHO KNOW BETTER

     

    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:

    • "I don't want to be captive to one-size-fits-all conventional or retail health care."
    • "I'm not satisfied with the all to common lack of provider availability, long wait times, brief appointments, and overall impersonal patient experience."
    • "I'm willing to consider concierge health care to supplement, if not replace, my conventional health care."
    • "No other health care provider can figure out what is wrong with me."
    • "I want to reverse my chronic medical condition(s) and rely less, if not eliminate, my pharmaceutical medications and their side effects."
    • "I want to embrace my health and well-being in the most natural and holistic way."
    • "I'm willing to make the necessary diet and lifestyle changes to thrive."
    • "I'm healthy overall, but I want to rejuvenate my well-being: energy level, physical activity recovery, sleep, diet, cognition, aging, longevity, etc."

    HEALTH CARE RE-IMAGINED

     

    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. 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 biochemistry and genetic predispositions. 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, including Type 2 Diabetes. We recognize that everyone’s genetices and biochemistry are unique, and that symptoms illness or disease may manifest differently for different people. 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 condition, we develop highly personalized treatment plans personalized road maps that include nutraceutical supplements, natural therapies, and dietary protocols to alleviate root cause symptoms towards successful health restoration. Our goal with is to facilitate the body's own natural ability to heal and restore, and to minimize, if not eliminate altogether, dependence on pharmaceutical medications. Furthermore, as a holistically focused, Integrative Medicine practice, we cut through all the noise and take all the work out of wellness — no thinking required. Our research and evidence-based integrative wellness programming and assessments never bow down to trends or conventions. PHW advocates whole body wellness - the optimal balance physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually to experience your life to its fullest - the highest quality of life.

     

    VISIONARY MEDICINE STARTS HERE

     

    PHW offers 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 integrative 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

    We treat the body's systems not just medicating symptoms, so that nothing slips through the cracks. PHW offers the most innovative, personalized concierge health care services with the widest range of innovative treatments above and beyond that of conventional health care.

     

    OUR PATIENTS COME FIRST

     

    As a low volume, concierge health care practice our patients are family — where everyone knows your name. We distinguish ourselves as a relationship-based concierge care practice that truly values the special connection we have with each of our patients. We always take the time to earn your personal comfort, trust, and confidence to maximize patient engagement. Our patient appointments are relaxed, conversational, unhurried always with 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 in guiding you every step of the way on your personalized health care road map towards restoring your biological balance and whole health to revitalizing your lifelong wellness. PHW's complimentary concierge care benefits include:

    • Non-corporate, non-affiliated, fully independent concierge health care practice, PHW is your best patient advocate for patient medical education, guidance, support, and facilitation of patient needs, including continuity of care coordination with your health care providers .
    • The optimal patient-physician relationship. Maximum provider face time, availability, accessibility, and enhanced patient connectivity. One-on-one personalized concierge care for whatever comes your way.
    • Convenient concierge care on your time. Our patients never have to wait to see us because they see us when and where they want. Convenient same day or next day appointments available. No wait time in-person office visits or virtual televisits.
    • Secure, online patient portal. Conveniently self-service your patient health care needs anytime, including provider and office communications, patient health information access, and payment remittance.
    • Discounted nutraceutical supplements. Online patient apothecary with all of the conveniences of online ordering, auto-ship re-ordering, and free shipping.
    • Free to join. No concierge membership fees. Special patient discount for eligible patients, including seniors, couples, and family members.
    • No surprise health care fees. Reasonable and transparent concierge care fees. Annual PHW patient concierge health care typically costs less than annual health plan premiums or deductibles by comparison. Lower overall health care costs for the highest quality of concierge care.
    • No copays. No coinsurances. No deductibles. No incidental charges. No confusing medical bills. No kidding. PHW health care fees are reimbursible to patients by most health plans' out of network benefit. Flexible Spending Account (FSA)/Health Spending Account (HSA) funds are welcome and offer up to 40% in pre-tax savings.

    We're always here to help because your health is a continuous journey we're on — together. 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. It's easy to become a patient — just click on the button below to start.

  • ABOUT US

     

    MEET DR MALIK

    Humera Malik, MD, DABIM

    Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine

     

    Dr. Humera Malik is a distinguished, ABIM Board-Certified Internist who has worked extensively in both inpatient and outpatient health care settings throughout the Washington, DC-Maryland-Virginia (DMV) metropolitan area. She is actively licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia where she has practiced 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).

     

    Dr. Malik is a 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 for over 15 years. She embraces the challenge of complex patients, unexplained symptoms, and invisible or stealthy illnesses, and she is highly experienced in successfully treating chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, functional gastrointestinal disorders, as well as, undiagnosed and long haul illnesses, including Lyme disease and COVID-19. Many of her patients present 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 is a wellpreneur who launched Potomac Health & Wellness (PHW) to provide unparalleled, whole health and wellness services with a personal touch. She is passionate about naturally restoring optimum health and attaining lifelong well-being exclusively through integrative diet and holistic lifestyle means. Dr. Malik is a Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) certified Functional Medicine practitioner candidate who precisely identifies and treats the root cause of illnesses rather than just medicate-to-suppress symptoms. As a plant-based physician, Dr. Malik has successfully reversed her patients hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, prediabetes, and Type 2 diabetes, enabling them to quit their dependence on pharmaceutical medications altogether. She believes that good health is not strictly defined by the absence of disease, but rather through 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

  • CLINIC FEES

     

    DIRECT CONCIERGE CARE

     

    Most concierge medicine practices are patient membership fee based practices that charge recurring concierge membership fees that most health plans do not cover. PHW is a different type of concierge care practice. We are a direct-pay (fee for service) concierge medicine practice that is absolutely free to join. PHW offers reasonable and transparent health care fees per appointment, including complimentary patient membership, concierge care amenities, and our signature VIP patient experience. Our popular pay-as-you-go health care model allows our patients the flexibility to see us as much (or as little) as needed without being locked-in to recurring concierge practices membership fees. 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. Alternatively, PHW's whole health care model is based on proactive prevention coupled with natural healing and health restoration/rejuvenation through a totally holistic approach to your health and wellness. PHW is a no-insurance concierge care practice because health plans severely limit the scope of our practice by restricting us from practicing at the most advanced levels, and using the most latest treatments and technologies — for what matters the most to you: your personal health and well-being. We also prefer to spend as much time as we need for what matters the most to us: our patients. Most of our patients use their health insurance plans' out-of-network provider benefits that typically reimburses them for their PHW concierge care fees. Our office provides PHW patients with the required medical appointment documentation to submit to their health plans for reimbursement. Many of our patients also opt to use their Flexible Spending Account (FSA)/Health Spending Account (HSA) funds to both pay for for their PHW concierge care fees and to take advantage of 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: At a minimum, a high deductible health insurance plan is highly recommended for unforseen catastrophic medical emergencies, requiring hospitalization or surgery, as well as ancilliary services, including lab tests, radiology or diagnostic imaging, etc.

     

    NO SURPRISE FEES

     

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

    • The level of complexity of patient health issues and medical conditions presented at the time of their appointment.*
    • Our provider's dedicated patient appointment time and our provider's medical review and assessment time of current patient medical information.**
    • Medical diagnosis, treatment, and consultation services rendered* at the time of the patient appointment.
    • Initial Office Visit: 60-90** minute new patient-provider face-to-face time plus 30-60** minute provider review and assessment time of new patient health information. $350-$450 initial office visit fee. A one-time, non-refundable, $100 initial appointment reservation deposit is required upon scheduling initial appointment to be automatically credited towards initial office visit health care fees.
    • Followup Office Visit/Televisit: 30-45** minute established patient-provider face-to-face time plus 15-30** minute provider review and assessment time of established patient health information. $200-$250 followup office visit/televisit fee.
    • Patient Special Discount: Take advantage of our special 10% discount for eligible patients: seniors, couples, and family members. Patient special 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.

  • TESTIMONIALS

     

    PATIENTS CHOICE CONCIERGE CARE

  • BECOME A PATIENT

     

    HOW IT WORKS

    1

    Request

    1st - Submit your completed new patient intake form. We will send you your new patient registration forms to complete.  
    2

    Register

    2nd - Submit your completed new patient registration forms. We will contact you to schedule your initial appointment.
    3

    Check-In

    3rd - Check-in at our office in-person. Complete any required check-in tasks. Get promptly seen by our health care provider.
  • NEW PATIENT

     

    INTAKE FORM

  • LOCATION

     

    FIND US HERE

     

    CLINIC

     

    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)

     

  • FAQs

     

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    NEW PATIENTS

     

    DOES PHW ACCEPT NEW PATIENTS?

    New patients and referrals are welcome. We see men and women.

     

    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?

    All patients must wear protective face masks while in our office. 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.

     

    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 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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