• Knowledge

    An educated patient is what we strive for. Dr. Lawson is an avid researcher of the latest in scientifically validated protocols and she is very generous in sharing this knowledge with her patients. Knowledge gives patients the ability to make informed decisions.

  • Prevention

    The dream of personalized medicine that leverages genetic data to better inform both diagnoses and treatment is emerging today and Proactive Wellness is a leader. We use advanced genetic and conventional testing to help patients understand their risk factors, identify early disease formation, and prevent disease.

  • Rejuvenation

    Rejuvenation is part “art” and part “science”. Our rejuvenation programs are highly individualized to help patient’s optimize their health, slow and reverse the aging process and regain their youthful vitality. For many patients, rejuvenation transforms their lives.

  • Bioidentical Hormones (BHRT)

    Bioidentical hormones, also known as natural hormones, are substances that have the same chemical structure as the hormones that are produced by the human body, and they also create the same physiologic response. Hormones are NOT drugs.

  • IV Nutritional Therapy

    IV Nutritional Therapy may be for you if you are suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Depression, Fibromyalgia, Asthma, Seasonal Allergies, Sinusitis, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Acute and Chronic Viral infection, Dementia, Macular Degeneration (AMD) Wet or Dry or if you are an athlete in need of faster healing and recovery…

  • Proactive Wellness now has Pure Organic CBD Oil available in Oil Extract, Capsules and Transdermal Creams

    All CBD Oils are not equal. Many are made from CBD harvested from Asia in soil laden with heavy metals. Put only organic CBD Oil in your body.

  • Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention

    Know your position before it is too late. Our Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention program helps patients understand and mitigate their CVD risk earlier through advanced CIMT imaging and specialized lab studies that include advanced CVD markers that help us to identify disease in early states

  • Mold Illness, Lyme Disease and/or Parasites?

    We can Help! Our team is trained to properly diagnose and treat these illnesses which frequently are the root cause for your unexplained illness.

  • Bredesen Protocol/RECODE

    If you or a loved one are experiencing early stage of cognitive decline, contact us today. Using the widely acclaimed and evidence supported Bredesen Protocol, we can stop the progression and even reverse cognitive decline in many patients.

Helping Patients Achieve Optimal Health One at a Time!

Founded in 2006, Proactive Wellness Centers (PWC) is a leading integrative and functional medicine practice serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania and many patients who travel thousands of miles for personalized care. Importantly, Dr. Lawson has recently completed the Certification requirements for the Bredesen Protocol for Reversing Cognitive Decline. and we are now pleased to offer the most comprehensive Brain Health Assessment and Treatment in the region. Click here to learn more about this important new area of our practice. The practice delivers personalized precision medicine that promotes vibrant health and wellness, and treatment for several prominent chronic diseases.

Our Approach leverages Integrative and Functional Medicine with the added precision of genetics to deliver
personalized precision medicine.

Personalized Precision Medicine

The area that we have embarked on that offers the most potential for personalized impact on the lives of our patients is Nutrigenomics. It is widely known now that more than 75% of all patients have significant genetic weaknesses (SNPs) in the most important nutritional metabolism pathways.  With advanced Nutrigenomic testing through Gx Sciences, we are now able to deliver Personalized Precision Medicine. Nutrigenomic testing accurately identifies each patients’ genetic protein variations and areas of weakness. Once identified, these genetic weaknesses can be supported through lifestyle changes, nutritional stratagies, targeted nutraceuuticals, and medications where indicated.  MTHFR/C677T/A1298C, CTLA4, STAT4, GAD1, and FUT2 represent a few of the key genetic variants that can have a major impact in health, yet they are relatively easy to support once identified.

Integrative and Functional Medicine

The practice reflects Dr. Lawson’s passion to bring an integrative approach to patient care that merges the latest in scientifically-validated treatment protocols with the best of conventional medical therapies. We leverage genetics, advanced lab testing, functional evaluations, medical history and family medical history to develop personalized precision medical plans for every patient.

When it comes to healthcare, you have two primary choices: Either trust your healthcare to the conventional allopathic medical system where the focus is on disease management, pharmaceutical medications and surgery, or opt for the new paradigm in healthcare, frequently called Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) or just Integrative Medicine.  We call it personalized precision medicine.  The choice is yours. The question is which way do you choose to live?

Our High Touch Services

Wellness/Prevention
Therapies

PWC specializes in wellness and disease prevention strategies.  About half of our patients are healthy and come to us to help them stay that way. We use advanced diagnostics and markers that alert us to intervene before disease strikes.  We help patients optimize every aspect of their health through nutritional/lifestyle changes, targeted nutraceuticals to address genetic and less than optimal areas and medications when necessary.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

BHRT is a cornerstone therapy that nearly every patient BHRT who is at an age where hormone levels have declined benefit from replacing them to youthful levels. BHRT (aka natural hormones) replaces hormones at a “physiologic” level that is not harmful to the body. Physiologic hormone levels restore the vitality, vigor and energy from the patient’s younger years while reducing cardiovascular disease and other risk factors in men and women.

Chronic Disease
Treatment

PWC specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of multiple chronic diseases including CIRS/Mold, Lyme disease, parasites, Fibromyalgia and Fatigue, heavy metals toxicity, reactivated viruses like Epstein Barr and many others.  Most patients find that the insurance-based conventional western medicine has little to offer in treating these diseases so they suffer for years.  Once properly diagnosed, these illnesses can be treated and many patients make a full recovery.  Regarding mold-related illnesses, more broadly known as Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), Dr. Lawson is Shoemaker certified for diagnosing and treating CIRS/mold related illnesses. The Shoemaker protocol provides a base of scientific evidence supporting the diagnosis and treatment of CIRS and mold related illnesses.  Our Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Susan Greenberg is a certified ILADS practitioner.  Together they are a great team of medical detectives that are well suited for the most complex cases of chronic disease.

Bredesen Protocol Treatment for Dementia/Alzheimer’s

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is being diagnosed around the world at an alarming rate.  Helping Alzheimer’s patients and those who want to optimize their brain health to avoid this dreadful disease has been a passion of Dr. Lawson’s for a few years now. With her completion of the Bredesen Protocol training, Proactive Wellness Centers is now equipped to help patients that have the dreaded APOE E4 /E4 , E3/E4 genetic profiles and others that have mild cognitive impairment, and others that choose to take preventive measures to optimize their brain to help them avoid developing Dementia/Alzheimer’s.  Dr. Bredesen has the data to back up his claims of stopping and reversing cognitive  decline using the well-validated protocol.  Dr. Lawson is passionate about helping patients to understand their risks and mitigate them through lifestyle changes, targeted nutraceuticals including nootropics, advanced peptide therapy and the right medications when indicated.

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