Dedication. Compassion. Innovation. Trust. It's all about discovering Potomac Health & Wellness (PHW) for unparalleled personalized health care that is well within your reach. We are well known for successfully treating patients with a wide range of acute to chronic medical issues and subtle to complex health conditions. Unlike conventional medicine, we are a Functional Medicine practice that precisely diagnoses and treats the root causes of illness, not just medicate to suppress symptoms. Total healing for optimal health is only possible when the root cause(s) of illness(es) are addressed.
Tick-borne Lyme Disease - the stealthy "Great Imposter" or "Great Imitator" mimics a spectrum of health and mental conditions, from sleep and fatigue disorders to arthritis and to depression and dementia. Lyme Disease often presents with flu-like symptoms that are frequently misdiagnosed or un-diagnosed by most health care providers. For example, summer flu-like symptoms that test negative for the COVID-19 coronavirus should then be tested for Lyme Disease that most health care providers overlook. Similarly, tick-borne co-infections are also frequently misdiagnosed or un-diagnosed by most health care providers. For example, Babesiosis, the most common tick-borne co-infection, often presents with malaria-like symptoms that often get mistaken for malaria.
We understand the inter-related, integrated core body systems and how their function can be naturally restored to further prevent, even reverse, many chronic illnesses. Unlike the conventional medicine treatment model, our uniquely holistic health care approach harmonizes functional, integrative, complementary, restorative, alternative, and even traditional medicine elements. We investigate a spectrum of selective health factors, including genetics, immunity, gut health, metabolic pathways, toxins, parasites, etc., as well as diet and lifestyle personalized analysis, to gain the big picture of your health. We precisely identify any hidden, underlying, stealth health issues or medical conditions that require our in-depth medical attention and expertise. We are always continuously pursuing new, cutting-edge natural treatments to reduce, even eliminate, patient pharmaceutical medications altogether, as we continually enhance our integrative Functional Medicine knowledge and expertise to further benefit our patients. We accurately diagnose and treat our patients by precisely orchestrating science with nature and data-driven research with action. PHW uniquely evaluates selective health factors, including genetics, gut health, metabolic pathways, nutritional deficiencies, toxins, parasites, etc. Poor diet and toxic lifestyles cause chronic inflammation leading to illness(es) and disease(s). We partner with highly specialized, boutique medical labs and testing facilities to accurately identify underlying bio-markers of illness(es), including inflammation, oxidative stress, and impaired immunity. 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 high quality, medical-grade, nutraceutical supplements specific to your unique composition, needs, and health conditions. We closely guide our patients to make the necessary wholesome diet and holistic lifestyle changes to naturally support their optimal health and promote lifelong wellness. PHW is your dedicated health care patient advocate. We also closely coordinate care with your other health care providers to better manage your health care from a 360 degree perspective.
PHW is a compelling alternative to conventional commercial health care, from traditional outpatient health care settings, to retail store-based, to pop-up online health care entities. Why PHW? First, we distinguish ourselves as a relationship-based, holistic health care practice that truly values the special connection with our patients. Our patients always get seen by our Board-Certified Internist, not rotating or anonymous clinical staff. Second, we take all the time necessary to get to know you and your health concerns, to earn your comfort, confidence, and trust. We offer no wait, no rush office appointments and virtual visits that are allotted a generous amount of time so we may closely engage with you and to maximize your active patient participation and treatment compliance - proven, potent co-enablers for healthier outcomes. Third, as our patient, we are always here for you, every step of the way on your path of natural balance restoration and healing to your lifelong journey towards lasting wellness. Fourth, we offer a premium patient portal, unlimited after hours office access, and a patient-discounted, medical-grade supplements dispensary patient convenience amenities. Fourth, PHW charges reasonable office visit and virtual visit fees for exceptional personalized, concierge-level health care. PHW does not charge any recurring concierge medicine practice membership fees or recurring subscription fees as online healthcare service providers. Typically, our patients pay substantially less, for all of their annual office visit and virtual visit fees combined, than the annual cost of typical annual concierge practice membership fees or online health care service providers subscriptions fees.
NOTE: Our office and virtual visits fees are always determined on a case-by-case basis, not a fee schedule, because we see a spectrum of patient medical conditions and medical complexities daily. Patient medical condition(s) and level of medical complexities presented, along with our provider's time for the duration of the office appointment or virtual visit, including pre-appointment time to review patient medical information, determines our patients' office visit and virtual visit fees. Please inquire before-hand with us about your estimated office visit or virtual visit fees for further clarification.
A better you starts here. PHW is here for you and well within your reach. Let's embrace your health and well-being. Together. New patients and referrals welcome. By appointment only.