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 because you deserve the best health care that you can find. Don't be captive to impersonal, high volume, conventional health care because there is a superior 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 and women.




    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.




    As a direct concierge health care practice, it's absolutely free to join PHW without the 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 patient amenities, and our signature VIP patient experience. Best of all, our patients never wait to see us because we offer convenient same day and next day appointments. Our patients see us when and where they want, in person office visits or virtual televisits. Our Northern Virginia office is conveniently located in McLean, VA (US), just outside Washington, DC (US).




    Don't wait to feel better. Don't delay restoring or enhancing your health and wellness. Let's together embrace your well-being towards a healthier, happier, and more resilient whole you a higher quality of life for a lifetime. PHW offers same and next day appointments. We see you sooner rather than later and it is simple to become a patient. Just click on the button below to start.





    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 overall impersonal patient experience."
    • "I'm willing to consider concierge health care to supplement, if not replace, my conventional health care."
    • "I want to reverse my chronic medical condition to rely less, if not eliminate altogether, on my pharmaceutical medications and their side effects."
    • "I want to thrive by embracing 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, to promote my optimal health and lifelong wellness."
    • "I'm healthy overall, but I want to optimize and maintain my well-being: energy level, physical activity recovery, sleep, diet, cognition, aging, longevity, etc."



    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 treatment plans with minimal, if no, side effects that may 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 advocate whole body wellness - the optimal balance physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually to experience your life to its fullest - the highest quality of life.




    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 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

    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 and women.




    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. It's easy to become a patient. Just click on the button below to start.




    Health Care Expertise and Services


    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



    Advanced Diagnostics

    Bio-Markers Screenings

    Clinical Evaluations

    DNA Screenings



    Integrative Primary Care

    Medical Consultations

    Nutritional Consultations

    Wellness Consultations

    Personalized Health Plans

    Personalized Wellness Plans

    Toxins Detoxification

    Target Health Conditions




    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




    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 health care and patient experience to patients. 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. For example, 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, and quit their pharmaceutical medications altogether. Dr. Malik is also 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 is highly experienced in treating chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, functional gastrointestinal disorders, as well as, undiagnosed and long haul illnesses, including Lyme disease and COVID-19. Dr. Malik embraces the challenge of complex patients, unexplained symptoms, and invisible or stealthy illnesses, and she has successfully treated countless complex patients for over 15 years. Many of her new 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 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. 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. When she is not in the office, Dr. Malik enjoys spending time outdoors and with her family and friends.


    American Board of Internal Medicine

    Professional Member


    Institute For Functional Medicine

    Professional Member


    International Lyme & Associated Diseases Society

    Professional Member


    Medical Society of Northern Virginia

    Professional Member




  • FEES




    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.




    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. 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.

    NOTE: 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.

    1. 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.
    2. Special Patient Discount: Take advantage of our special discount for eligible patients: seniors, couples, and family members. Special 10% discount 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.






    1st - Submit your online PHW New Patient Intake Form, below, to receive your PHW New Patient Registration Forms.  


    2nd - Submit your completed PHW New Patient Registration Forms to be scheduled for your initial appointment.


    3rd - Check-in at our office, prior to your scheduled initial appointment time, to complete your appointment pre-check-in tasks.









    Potomac Health & Wellness (PHW)

    6845 Elm ST

    STE 309

    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)


  • FAQs






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



    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.




    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.



    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.




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