Getting Started with a Proactive Wellness Treatment Plan

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 $475. We do also offer mini consultations for $175 for patients that desire to spend approximately 20 minutes with Dr. Lawson in person prior to commencing with a treatment program. The $175 fee will be deducted from the initial assessment fee of $475 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.

2. Talk with us.  Call Proactive Wellness Centers at (703) 822-5003 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 appointment online.

5. Lab Tests (blood). After our office has received your CCAF and HHF, 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 (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 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
Patient commenced with a Health Assurance Program focused on hormone balancing and weight loss just 60 days ago. Patient has been compliant and had great results.
Patient Response
My update. I feel pretty good!!! My bleeding is under control and I am now regular for the most part. Sometimes I will have a strange menstral bleed (long and slow), but I will take it compared to my old "normal". I still love the progesterone and testosterone I am on. They leave me with no side effects.

I was very happy at my recent (Feb 6th) annual doc appt (physical). After the standard blood draw work up, my numbers were:
Vitamin D= 66.9 (down a bit from your work up which was 77, but still good)
Cholesterol=123 (down from 150 in Sept 2011)
Triglycerides=91 (down from 129 in Sept 2011)

So... I am the new spokesperson for HCG! I love that stuff!! smile The second round for me was amazing. I was very disciplined and determined and after about the 3rd day, it become very easy for me. I was able to drop 14lbs in an 18 day cycle!!!! AND....I am keeping that off with very little effort! OMG I couldn't be happier! I am in the body that I am comfortable in once again! That feels so good. I am continuing to eat clean and exercise, it is a great life change!

JG—Vienna, VA