Getting-started

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 info@proactivwellnesscenters.com 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 www.proactivestore.com.  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
This patient has been with me for 9 months and has achieved great results. Patient presented with fatigue, inability to lose weight despite dieting and exericise, hair loss and constipation. Patient was treated with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and thyroid medication. She is very committed and her results keep giving her even more momentum.
Patient Response
Anyway – just had to tell you that my size 12 pants have been falling off of me! I went to Target this weekend to get some cheap crop pants and shorts for the summer – still not wanting to invest much in clothes that are not my “target” size. (I’ve blown past the size 14 shorts I couldn’t fit into for years). And wouldn’t you know – the 12s were too big - I fit best in the size 10!!

I’M A 10!!! I’m amazed!!

I broke the 170 barrier too – I’m now 168. Just 13 pounds to go to my goal weight. I can’t believe it. The meds have been working like a charm. I think the extra thyroid has really boosted me past a plateau. I’m cleaning out my closet like a madwoman; I can’t believe how much clothing I have for donations.

I’m still getting double takes and amazed looks from people who haven’t seen me for awhile. And after remarking how great I look, a girlfriend recently peered suspiciously at me and said – “And have you had something done to your face too? You look younger!” And I do!

AP - Falls Church, VA 6/2010