10 Steps to Optimal Health with Proactive Wellness Centers

Below are ten steps to getting started with one of our treatment programs. All programs begin with a comprehensive initial assessment. The comprehensive initial assessment is $450. We do also offer mini consultations for $125 for patients that desire to spend approximately 20 minutes with Dr. Lawson in person prior to commencing with a treatment program. The $125 fee will be deducted from the initial assessment fee of $450 for patients that decide to come in for the comprehensive initial assessment. We accept checks, credit cards and GE Card Services for payment. We do not accept insurance.

Comprehensive Initial Assessment

1. Get Educated. Explore our site, check out our resources page. Attend one of our interactive seminars. Next, call our office to have a preliminary discussion.

2. Tentative Appointment. Call Proactive Wellness Centers at (703) 822-5003 Ext 2 to begin the intake process or to ask any unanswered questions.

3. Start the Intake Process. Click here to get started 

4. Set your initial appointment using our online system. Follow the intake process to completion and you will be able to schedule your appointmient online.

5. Lab Tests (blood). After our office has received your Health History Form, HIPAA Acknowledgement and Payment Information, Dr. Lawson will develop and forward a lab requisition to you by email. With that lab requisition, go to your nearest Quest or LabCorp lab to have your blood drawn. Present the lab requisition and the lab will forward the results directly to Dr. Lawson. IMPORTANT: Please email the office at when you have completed your lab tests.

6. Initial Appointment. Come to your initial appointment and plan to spend approximately 1 1/2 hours with Dr. Lawson. She will have already reviewed your HHF and lab results and be ready to discuss preliminary findings and any specialized tests that may be required.  At the end of this visit, Dr. Lawson will discuss a customized treatment plan recommendation and any optional considerations. Our treatment plans include 12 Month Health Assurance Plans that incorporate bioidentical hormone therapy as clinically indicated and an intensive 12 week Metabolic Rejuvenation Program designed to help patients with signifcant weight loss goals overcome weightloss resistance quickly.

Supplements and Prescriptions

7. Order supplements and prescription medications as necessary.  All supplements and most specialized/compounded prescriptions are available through our online wellness store at  For standard prescriptions and specialized prescriptions that are covered by insurance, you will deal directly with the pharmacy to provide your insurance and co-pay information. 

Specialized Testing

8. When clinically indicated or otherwise indicated by lab results or other indications, Dr. Lawson may recommend specialized testing.  This may include food sensitivity testing, toxic metals testing and/or nutritional deficiency testing. If you have agreed to proceed with specialized testing, we will provide the specific ordering instructions and any special requirements such as blood draws or other specimen collection. Click here to learn more about specialized testing.

Patient Notebook - Take control of your health care

9. When commencing a treatment program, patients are provided with a personalized notebook with placeholders for your specific treatment plan, lab results, educational materials and other information of interest.  We also encourge and support the use of personal health records, such as Google Health or Microsoft Health Vault to further enable patients to take control of their health care.

Maintenance and Monitoring

10. Followup Visits. All of our maintenance programs include followup visits so that we can monitor and adjust your prescriptions and supplement recommendations depending on your body's particular response to the therapies we employ. This component is the only way that Dr. Lawson can help you achieve the optimal health you deserve. Betwen visits, patients on maintenance programs have email and phone access to Dr. Lawson if issues or questions arise.  The first followup visit is typically within 4 weeks for 12 month programs and the following week for 12 week programs. Patients are provided access to our web-based appointment scheduling system and are allowed schedule their own followup visits. 

Success Stories

Doctor's Note
When patient's look good and feel good, it changes their perspective on life. In less than one year, this patient has experienced a transformation in health, vitality and perspective on life.
Patient Response
"The truly strange thing is the looks/comments I get from random guys. Remember, I have been feeling very "invisible" for years now, in part as a function of age, but mostly due to weight and simply "feeling old" - which I really did.

- I left your building and saw a guy turn his head to watch me walk out
- I left my car in my parking lot, and a man stopped me to ask whether a particular Bentley (!) was mine, then opined that I look like it should be mine
- I left my meeting with opposing counsel this afternoon, and a guy in the elevator commented on my jewelry (right - like he even cares about jewelry)

These guys are all ages, too.
Mind you, no man has spoken with/at me at all for years (except when I started it or it was business...)
So, that is the real impact. Not that I am looking for a man, but it is nice to be noticed and not just invisible."

CS - Potomac, MD