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
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.
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, COVID long haulers, 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. Providing Alzheimer’s treatment for patients and those who want to optimize their brain health to avoid this dreadful disease and reverse cognitive decline has been a passion of Doctor Lawson for a few years now. With her completion of the Bredesen Protocol training, Proactive Wellness Centers is now equipped to provide dementia treatment and 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. As described in the ReCODE protocol report, Dr. Bredesen has the data to back up his claims of stopping and reversing cognitive decline using the well-validated protocol. Dr. Lawson is a certified Bredesen protocol doctor, and 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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