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:
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:
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:
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.
COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CARE
Integrative Primary Care
Personalized Health Plans
Personalized Wellness Plans
Hypertension, high cholesterol, HDL/LDL, heart rhythm, heart function
Thyroid dysfunction, adrenal fatigue, hormonal imbalance, Addison's disease, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's disease, leaky gut, gut flora
Allergy, autoimmune, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic inflammation, food allergies, food sensitivities, mast cell activation
Tick and insect bites, Chronic Lyme disease and tick co-infections, long-hauler or long COVID (PASC)
Weight, diet, energy, sleep, toxins detoxification, anxiety, chronic stress
MTHFR defect, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, prediabetes, diabetes, obesity
Mood swings, anxiety, depression, cognition decline, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, POTS Syndrome
Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia
Fitness, nutrition, prevention, anti-aging, longevity
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.
American Board of Internal Medicine
Institute For Functional Medicine
International Lyme & Associated Diseases Society
Medical Society of Northern Virginia
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.
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:
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.
BECOME A PATIENT: 3 SIMPLE STEPS
FIND US HERE
Potomac Health & Wellness (PHW)
6845 Elm ST
McLean, VA 22101 (US)
8:30am - 12:30pm EST
1:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Closed Weekends & Major Holidays
Potomac Health & Wellness
PO Box 7426
McLean, VA 22106 (US)
6035 Burke Centre Pkwy
Burke, VA 22015 (US)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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:
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.
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:
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.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION (FYI)
POTOMAC HEALTH & WELLNESS
2015 (AD INFINITUM)
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