Providing Natural Solutions for Male Sexual Health
There's not much we can count on in life, but if there's one guarantee, we can bet that our bodies change as we grow older. That's especially true for men as they age. One moment you're partying at the club, waking up refreshed, and hitting the gym. The next moment, getting out of bed is a chore. You're sore in places you never thought before, and hangovers don't just go away after a hot shower and a big breakfast.
And while sore joints and backaches can be treated with aspirin and ice, other signs of aging aren't as easy to treat. Of course, we're talking about challenges in getting and maintaining erections needed to satisfy your partner. At the extreme, we all know it as erectile dysfunction or ED for short but long before full ED, there are warning signs that things aren't working as they used to work. Hearing the ED word sends shivers down most men's spines. When you think about it, that makes sense - being unable to perform when you need to most is a scary thought.
If you're beginning to suffer from ED or male performance issues or you've been dealing with performance issues for some time, it may seem like nobody has any solutions or even really understands how these issues can impact your life and sense of well-being. However, ED of varying degrees is very common. More than 18 million men suffer from the condition in the U.S. Unfortunately, many of those men hide their performance issues without ever addressing them. If you're one of those men, and it feels like you're stuck in a rut with no help, we're here to tell you you're not alone. Proactive Wellness Centers, PLC is here to provide you with a long-lasting solution to help you regain confidence and perform like you used to.
Additionally, many men including the so-called "bio hackers" are using our treatments to PREVENT the performance decline in the first place. Why wait for the inevitable when you can implement strategies to prevent the decline in the first place.
The Proactive Wellness Center Difference
Our programs are all about reversing and slowing the aging process, preventing disease, and treating chronically ill patients. We utilize a three-pronged approach:
- 1. We equip patients with the knowledge required to take charge of their health and achieve optimal well-being.
- 2. We focus on disease prevention by providing a thorough evaluation using comprehensive diagnostics including the patient-supplied information.
- 3. We work with patients to implement a rejuvenation program consisting of various science-based treatments that reduce cellular degeneration, promote tissue regeneration and healing, and slow down the aging process..
We consider every individual as physiologically unique. As such, we don't subscribe to a "one-size-fits-all" approach. Instead, our programs focus on a customized approach, leveraging genetics and advanced testing, utilizing advanced therapeutics like Gainswave and addressing risk factors that, if avoided or modified, could have beneficial effects for reducing many chronic conditions that men suffer from year-round.
Our vision is to provide the latest in scientifically-validated therapies for reversing the aging process, preventing chronic disease, and optimizing health. For men whoare just starting to have challenges, or who have erectile dysfunction, or for the biohackers that just want everything optimized, one of those proven therapies is Springfield, VA
- Providing Natural Solutions for Male Sexual Health
- The Proactive Wellness Center Difference
- What is GAINSWave Therapy?
- What Makes GAINSWave Therapy in Springfield, VA Work?
- Other Treatments and Programs from Proactive Wellness Centers, PLC
- Achieve Your Wellness Goals at Proactive Wellness Centers, PLC
What is GAINSWave Therapy?
If you have ED or even a minor decline in sexual performance, there's a good chance you've already seen your primary care doctor. You've talked to them about the issues you're facing. And, if they're like many doctors, they prescribed you some pills and sent you on your way. Unfortunately, going this route doesn't do much to solve erectile dysfunction - you're just putting a band-aid on the problem. Plus, you're putting strange chemicals in your body via a "little blue pill" that may cause adverse side effects.
At the end of the day, you need a real-deal solution to ED, not a quick fix. The good news? A safe, non-invasive, injection-free answer to your problems exists. It's called GAINSWave therapy, and according to recent studies, it has shown an 85-92% success rate for mild to moderate cases of erectile dysfunction.
Reports from men who have used GAINSWave therapy in Springfield, VA report the following benefits:
- Stronger, Longer Lasting Erections
- Improved Sexual Pleasure
- More Blood Circulation and Flow
- Better Girth and Length
- Less Rest Needed Between Orgasms
- Enhanced Intimacy in the Bedroom
Unlike many ED treatments, you don't have to worry about surgery or drugs when you choose GAINSWave. This revolutionary treatment uses acoustic wave technology, also called pulse wave therapy, instead of surgery or pills, which helps to rebuild blood flow to the penile region, thereby boostings erectile strength and, by proxy, confidence.
But the benefits of GAINSWave don't end there. This therapy also breaks up micro plaques and boosts nitric oxide, which forms new blood vessels and collagen. That's exciting news for men suffering from Peyronie's disease, which is another condition specific to male sexual health.
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What Makes GAINSWave Therapy in Springfield, VA Work?
With time, men's blood flow decreases, sensitivity isn't what it once was, and blood vessels start to get thinner or even partially or fully blocked. With GAINSWave, high-frequency, low-intensity shockwaves rejuvenate areas of the penis that have suffered with age. For instance, micro plaques are removed, new blood vessels form, and blood flow increases. According to several clinical studies, enhanced blood flow from GAINSWave translates to more sustainable, rigid erections in 75% of men.
Though males in America are only beginning to realize the benefits of GAINSWave, it's a treatment that has been used for over a decade around the world. Backed by science and proven to rejuvenate vasculature in male erections, GAINSWave works without any pain or recovery time. In fact, it's possible to pop into Proactive Wellness Centers on your lunch break for a therapy session.
Proactive Wellness Centers' GAINSWave treatments feature:
- Low-Intensity Pulse or Shockwaves
- All Natural
- No Needles
- No Pills
- No Pain
- No Surgery
- No Recovery Time
- Quick Procedures
Because this procedure is needle, surgery, and drug-free, most men don't have to suffer through costly insurance claims or unsightly scarring. With GAINSWave and our comprehensive and personalized ED treatment plans, all you need to focus on is enjoying life, knowing your erectile dysfunction is a thing of the past.
Who Are the Best Candidates for Gainswave Therapy in Springfield, VA?
If you're a man over the age of 30 and want to optimize your performance or if you are suffering a decline in this area, GAINSWave may be for you. That's even more true if other treatments never worked. For many men, those unsuccessful solutions include pills like Viagra. If prescription pills don't solve your ED problems, GAINSWave is a great option to consider. Academic studies show that shockwave therapy is successful where PDE5 inhibitors (like Viagra or Cialis) fall short.
In fact, many urologists now consider shockwave therapy the greatest revolution in ED treatment in over a decade. Even men without erectile dysfunction use GAINSWave as a preventative therapy to keep their bedroom performance strong and avoid compromised blood vessels.
Some of the key benefits of GAINSWave procedures over other ED treatments include:
- No Drugs
- Backed by Clinical Studies and Extensive Medical Research
- Vast Record of Success
- FDA-Approved for Enhanced Sexual Wellness
- Available at Proactive Wellness Centers, PLC
What Should I Expect from GAINSWave Therapy at Proactive Wellness Centers?
If you're ready to begin your journey to a healthier, happier sex life, getting started at our wellness clinic is as easy as 1-2-3:
Make an Appointment: Give our office a call at 703-822-5003. One of our Clinical Intake Coordinators will answer any question you have and get you started. If you prefer, you can text "gainswave" to 833.341.0170, and our Clinical Intake Coordinator will get back to you personally and confidentially.
Prep: Once the intake process is complete, you'll schedule a time for GAINSWave therapy in Springfield, VA. You'll arrive at our wellness center for treatment at least 30 minutes before your appointment time. Procedure time is usually no longer than 30 minutes and occurs in our wellness center.
Enjoy the Benefits: Once your GAINSWave therapy session is over, you can get right back to what you were doing beforehand. Studies show that approximately 75% of men enjoy positive results like stronger, longer-lasting erections after treatment. Most men only need 6-12 sessions for optimal results.
Other Treatments and Programs from Proactive Wellness Centers, PLC
As the premier wellness clinic in Virginia and the metro D.C. area, we provide patients with a comprehensive list of treatments to slow the process of aging and treat chronic conditions. Our vision is to provide the latest in scientifically-validated therapies, like GAINSWave therapy in Springfield, VA, for reversing the aging process, preventing chronic disease, and optimizing health.
Some of the most requested services we offer include:
Low-T Treatment for Men
While not as widely discussed as menopause is for women, andropause is very real for men just as menopause is significant for women. Our Low-T program for men focuses on the unique needs of men who are suffering from andropause or low testosterone. The Program Testosterone replacement when clinically indicated, optimization of DHEA and Pregenenolone, combined with nutritional guidance, nutritional supplementation recommendations to optimize your health. For men where Testosterone has declined, the Low-T program is a necessary complement to the Gainswave therapy.
Depending on lab results and patient goals, the program may also include peptides to help patients optimize their health and body composition. If you can identify with some of the symptoms below, you are likely experiencing low testosterone / andropause and are a candidate for laboratory testing to determine if BHRT is right for you.
Symptoms may include:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decreased stamina
- Loss of physical agility
- Decreased mental sharpness
- Prostate problems
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
Like men, women's bodies change as they grow older. Often referred to as menopause, this time in a woman's life can be stressful when the body uses energy differently, fat cells change, and hormones decline.
Many of the common symptoms and conditions associated with menopause are widely known and discussed, but there are many that are overlooked. At Proactive Wellness Centers, we've seen patients misdiagnosed with other illnesses that were actually caused by a decline in hormone levels. Our BHRT program for women focuses on the unique needs of women who are suffering from the common as well as the lesser-known symptoms of menopause.
Those symptoms may include:
- Hot Flashes
- Mood Swings
- Anxiety Attacks
- Vaginal Dryness
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are also known as natural hormones. They are substances with the same chemical makeup as the hormones produced in your body. Hormones are not drugs - they occur naturally and are found in every human on earth. BHRT replaces hormones at a physiologic level that is not harmful to the body.
If you're suffering through the symptoms of menopause, taking Midol isn't going to solve any problems. Fortunately, our BHRT program for women is designed to eliminate many menopausal symptoms. That way, we give women a chance to recapture their energy levels and vitality with drugs or surgery. Contact our office today to learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and how it can help you recapture the joys of your youth.
Bredesen-Protocol Strategies for Improving Brain Health
We believe that a healthy brain is paramount to overall well-being. Unfortunately, little is known about promoting brain health, lowering the risk of dementia, or stabilizing symptoms for patients experiencing early signs.
After much research, however, Dr. Lawson from Proactive Wellness Centers determined that the Bredesen protocol provides the best evidence-based approach to diagnosing and treating cognitive decline.
The approach, created by Dr. Dale Bredesen, is called ReCODE. This protocol involves multiple strategies to pinpoint specific health issues contributing to Alzheimer's Disease. The results of each strategy are measured using blood tests, dementia tests, cognitive evaluations, and other signs of overall health improvement. Now a Bredesen Certified doctor, Dr. Lawson now offers patients the full Bredesen ReCODE protocol to help them recover from debilitating illnesses like Alzheimer's.
Through this exciting approach, patients have shown dramatic improvements in cognitive function. In some cases, they achieve a reversal of symptoms and have even returned to work.
Proactive Wellness Centers' ReCODE program uses significant functional medicine experience and includes:
- Lifestyle Interventions
- Targeted Nutrients
- Therapeutic Diets
We're thrilled to add this promising Alzheimer's disease treatment for qualifying patients at Proactive Wellness Centers.
Chronic Disease Treatment
Long-term diseases like Lyme disease and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) can ruin a person's life and often leave them afraid to leave the house. To make matters worse, these chronic diseases are often initially misdiagnosed, complicating treatment and leaving the patient depressed and hopeless. And while some medical prescriptions can help, many chronic disease sufferers live without finding true relief.
At Proactive Wellness Centers, our innovative doctors have developed a comprehensive treatment program to address chronic diseases like CIRS and Lyme disease. Generally, our Chronic Disease Treatment follows SSRP protocols as defined below:
- Stop the progression of the disease while strengthening the immune system
- Stabilize patients by balancing hormones and restoring energy
- Reverse cellular, mitochondrial, and other damages caused by chronic diseases, based on lab markers and/or symptomatic expression
- Prevent further development of the chronic disease processes
Our SSRP protocol provides patients with a promising program based largely on the emerging bodies of evidence in the chronic disease space. This evidence is supported by peer-reviewed medical journals, clinical studies, and even double-blind placebo-controlled studies.
When choosing chronic disease treatments for patients, our team of doctors and clinicians focus on safety and efficacy before anything else. Typical therapies associated with our chronic disease treatment programs include:
- IV Vitamin Therapy
- Targeted Nutritional Supplements
- Compassionate Care and Personalized Service from Qualified Doctors
As an integrative practice, we use conventional medications when indicated, especially in cases of underlying co-infections and other areas where traditional medication offers the best course of treatment.
If you're at your wit's end living with a chronic disease, call Proactive Wellness Centers today. Our innovative treatments and therapies may be the key you need to unlock a new, healthy life.
Achieve Your Wellness Goals at Proactive Wellness Centers, PLC
From GAINSWave therapy in Springfield, VA, to Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for women, our doctors are here to serve you with care, compassion, and a commitment to your health.
That's because, at Proactive Wellness Centers, we take a patient-first approach to every service we offer. Unlike some anti-aging clinics, we focus on your goals, your experiences, and how we can address your health and well-being needs. We believe with a full heart that your story matters, and we're ready and waiting to listen. If you're looking for personalized, functional, regenerative treatments that address root causes, you're only a phone call away from living a healthier life.
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Latest News in Springfield, VA
Springfield Town Center Approved for First Residential Units Since 2001
In addition to over 400 residential units, the shopping center will also feature a five-story hotel.A long-anticipated redevelopment of Springfield Town Center could officially be the new location of an apartment building and hotel.The Fairfax County Planning Commission recently approved the replacement of a surface parking lot with an apartment building with over 400 residential units and a five-story hotel. The November 30 meeting allowed Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) — a retail REIT based in Philade...
In addition to over 400 residential units, the shopping center will also feature a five-story hotel.
A long-anticipated redevelopment of Springfield Town Center could officially be the new location of an apartment building and hotel.
The Fairfax County Planning Commission recently approved the replacement of a surface parking lot with an apartment building with over 400 residential units and a five-story hotel. The November 30 meeting allowed Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) — a retail REIT based in Philadelphia — for the development of two empty land parcels based at the town center.
According to a recent article by John Nelson of Rebusiness Online, the hotel — owned by InterMountain Management — will have 165 rooms, while the apartment building — owned by Hanover R.S. Limited Partnership — will feature a 460-unit multifamily community. The building of the apartment building and hotel would be part of the town center’s “much-desired rebirth,” according to the application.
This approval comes a decade after the Springfield Mall was torn down, reemerging two years later as the Springfield Town Center. According to a November 30 article from FFX Now, the area hasn’t added a single, multifamily residential unit since the Springfield Crossing apartments were built in 2001.
In 2007, 2 million square feet of commercial space and up to 2,736 residential units, in addition to the Springfield Mall, were approved for the area where the apartment building and hotel will be located.
At a Fairfax Board of Supervisors meeting on December 6, Zachary Fountain of the Department of Planning and Development spoke on the behalf of Springfield Hospitality LLC about the request to amend the approvals of 5.3 acres of the 78.5-acre development. In his presentation, Fountain talked about how in 2009, the Board of Supervisors rezoned the Springfield Town Center property to the PDC district to “permit a mixed-use development with a maximum 5.7 million square feet of development potential.”
With that approved rezoning 13 years prior, the Springfield Town Center was divided into a series of areas. These areas included a place to “retain and expand” the existing parking garage; an approved hotel building and “community service retail uses;” an office building and multifamily building, and a park known as the “Center Park.”
During the meeting, Springfield Hospitality LLC proposed three site modifications to the plan. The first proposed modification was the hotel building switching locations with the office building; the second would be that Della Street would be relocated north of the proposed hotel and office buildings; and last was that thee parking structure extension of the existing garage to Loisdale Road would be eliminated.
Phase one of the Springfield Town Center development would deliver the hotel building that would cause “minor changes” to the internal town center drive aisles and pedestrian facilities. Phase two would deliver the 218,000-square-foot office building that would cause “more significant” changes to the internal town center road network.
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Virginia lawmakers make final pitch to GSA on bringing FBI headquarters to Springfield
SPRINGFEILD, Va. (7News) — The fight to bring the new Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters to Springfield, Virginia continues Thursday as Commonwealth lawmakers make their final pitch to the federal General Services Administration (GSA).RELATED |...
SPRINGFEILD, Va. (7News) — The fight to bring the new Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters to Springfield, Virginia continues Thursday as Commonwealth lawmakers make their final pitch to the federal General Services Administration (GSA).
RELATED | Maryland leaders make final push to move FBI HQ to Prince George's County
On Thursday, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined other leaders at a news conference to ask the GSA to bring the FBI headquarters to Springfield, one of three sites under consideration to replace the crumbling J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington, D.C.
Watch the press conference below:
U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine will join other leaders at a news conference to ask the GSA to bring the FBI headquarters to Springfield, Virginia. March 9, 2023. (7News)
The other two sites under consideration are Landover and Greenbelt in Maryland.
This comes a day after Maryland leaders made their final push. Maryland officials have argued that equity concerns should push the GSA to pick one of the two sites in Prince George’s County, which has a majority Black population.
SEE ALSO | Springfield vs. Greenbelt: Each side argues its case to be new home of FBI headquarters
Virginia leaders argue that the Springfield region of Fairfax County also has a majority-minority population.
“We have a robust infrastructure. We have business-ready sites. We have a world class education system. We have a vibrant and diverse workforce,” Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin said last month.
One of the five criteria the General Services Administration is looking at in selecting a site is “transportation access.”
The Springfield site is near the Franconia-Springfield Metro Station, which the Virginia delegation sees as a huge benefit. The Maryland delegation argues their 61-acre proposed site sits right next to the Greenbelt Metro Station and about 40% of FBI employees already live in the state.
The GSA also says proximity to major bus stops and proximity to airports are among the criteria it’ll look at. The Springfield site is only a 14-mile drive to Reagan National Airport, while Greenbelt is about 19 miles away. For Dulles, Springfield is roughly 26 miles away while Greenbelt is about 36 miles. But for BWI Marshall, Greenbelt is the clear winner at about 22 miles away vs. 46 miles for the Springfield site.
The GSA has projected relocation costs at more than $200 million.
On Thursday, Virginia’s Gov. Glenn Youngkin, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, and U.S. Representatives Bobby Scott, Rob Wittman, Gerry Connolly, Don Beyer, Abigail Spanberger, Jennifer Wexton, Jen Kiggans, and Jennifer McClellan issued the following statement:
"The selection process for a new FBI headquarters should be a straightforward assessment of five criteria identified by the experts at the FBI and the GSA. In today’s meeting, Virginia made the case that in all five criteria, Springfield, Virginia is the leading site under consideration. With its proximity to FBI Quantico and other key intelligence sites, it’s the optimal location to support the FBI mission. It has more public transportation options than any other site under consideration, as well as superior site development flexibility. Choosing Springfield would also represent a strong commitment to advancing equity in underserved communities. It would give taxpayers the best bang for the buck since it’s already federally-owned and built-ready. Springfield is a home run in every category.”
Lego Discovery Center to open in Springfield next summer
A 32,000-square-foot Lego Discovery Center will open in Springfield Town Center in summer 2023, the company announced today.News that Lego was bringing a facility to Springfield first came out ...
A 32,000-square-foot Lego Discovery Center will open in Springfield Town Center in summer 2023, the company announced today.
News that Lego was bringing a facility to Springfield first came out in February. The discovery center will offer an interactive experience to play, explore and create with various activities and workshops for children and their families.
The latest center has a new look and design, along with more activities than previous designs, according to the news release. A team of “playmakers” and “master model builders” will offer creative workshops and continue indoor Lego play experiences.
For example, participants can take part in a “Space Mission,” where they build a space rocket out of Lego bricks that gets digitally scanned so they can launch and fly their creation in the Lego space solar system. Participants can also ride the “Imagination Express.”
A “Lego Duplo” area designed for younger audiences includes a dedicated indoor play area with a dinosaur-themed carousel and slides.
The company is also seeking Mini Model Builders — children who will be selected to test the discovery center and get early access to the center. Kids aged 4-12 can enter online by creating their own original Lego build.
“Our partnership with the Lego Group continues to deliver fantastic opportunities for families and we are thrilled to be celebrating the next step in bringing our next generation Lego Discovery Center to Washington, D.C.,” Merlin Entertainments Chief Strategy Officer Justin Platt wrote in a statement. “By working closely with the Lego Group’s team to design and build this next generation of the Lego Discovery Centers, we continue to strengthen the attraction offering for future guests, delivering the ultimate Lego indoor activity experience to even more families for them to enjoy together.”
Other features of the center will include a 4D movie theater, a build-your-own mini figure experience, and a Lego Mini World, where guests can experience a world created with more than 1.5 million Lego bricks.
The first Lego Discovery Center opened in July 2022 in Brussels. There are 27 discovery centers around the world, 14 of them in the U.S.
Inova Gets Approval for New Franconia-Springfield Hospital
Construction on the new Inova hospital adjacent to the Franconia-Springfield HealthPlex is expected to start in 2024.Falls Church-based Inova Health Service received the go-ahead from the Virginia Department of Health to build a new hospital in the Franconia-Springfield area.The new hospital will be constructed next to Inova’s existing Franconia-Springfield HealthPlex. It’ll be walking distance to the Franconia-Springfield Metro station and Virginia Railway Express.Inova said the new hospital will have 110 be...
Construction on the new Inova hospital adjacent to the Franconia-Springfield HealthPlex is expected to start in 2024.
Falls Church-based Inova Health Service received the go-ahead from the Virginia Department of Health to build a new hospital in the Franconia-Springfield area.
The new hospital will be constructed next to Inova’s existing Franconia-Springfield HealthPlex. It’ll be walking distance to the Franconia-Springfield Metro station and Virginia Railway Express.
Inova said the new hospital will have 110 beds spread across two patient towers, as well as private rooms, an expanded emergency room, diagnostic imaging, and multiple procedural rooms.
Another building on the campus will have outpatient services such as ambulatory surgery, physician offices, and procedural rooms.
It will all be connected to Inova’s HealthPlex with a new internal road and walkway.
In a news release, Inova President and CEO J. Stephen Jones said the health system is “excited” to build a new hospital.
“We extend our appreciation to the commonwealth, Fairfax County, and our many community partners for helping Inova to continue to serve our neighbors with a broader array of Inova care close to home,” he said.
Rodney Lusk, who represents Franconia on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, said he’s “delighted.”
“Inova has been our community’s trusted health partner at this location for many years, and this expansion of that collaboration will improve the health and economic vitality of our community for generations to come.”
Planning and design of the new hospital is happening right now. Construction is expected to start next year and be finished in 2028.
Meanwhile, Inova’s plans for a replacement hospital in Alexandria received approval from the city council there, according to the Washington Business Journal.
The hospital system plans to build a 1-million-square-foot medical center campus on the site of the former Landmark Mall, in a development now known as West End. The new hospital on Duke Street will replace the one on Seminary Road.
Council approval means Inova can now submit its site plans to the city.
Featured photo courtesy Inova
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Mike’s American Grill in Springfield closes temporarily after Valentine’s Day fire
(Updated at 3:10 p.m.) Mike’s American Grill faced a three-alarm fire last night (Tuesday) that forced staff and Valentine’s Day diners to evacuate.Smoke could be seen issuing from the popular Springfield restaurant when Fairfax County Fire and Rescue units arrived at 6210 Backlick Road, the department said at 8:52 p.m, indicating that t...
(Updated at 3:10 p.m.) Mike’s American Grill faced a three-alarm fire last night (Tuesday) that forced staff and Valentine’s Day diners to evacuate.
Smoke could be seen issuing from the popular Springfield restaurant when Fairfax County Fire and Rescue units arrived at 6210 Backlick Road, the department said at 8:52 p.m, indicating that the fire appeared to have started in the kitchen.
“Crews are actively working to contain the fire,” the department said in a 9:19 p.m. update. “A third alarm has been requested. The building has been evacuated.”
The City of Alexandria Fire Department and Fort Belvoir Fire & Emergency Services joined the emergency response. Firefighters were able to get the blaze under control by 9:50 p.m., though it wasn’t extinguished until around 11 p.m.
Approximately 150 customers and 85 employees were at the restaurant during a busy Valentine’s Day dinner and needed to be evacuated, the FCFRD reported, but there were no injuries.
Messages lamenting the fire and expressing hope that everyone is okay popped up on social media, including the restaurant’s Facebook page.
Mike’s American shared this morning (Wednesday) that it is temporarily closed so interior and exterior damage from the fire can be repaired.
“We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you back soon,” the restaurant said.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but the FCFRD confirmed today that it started in a first-floor kitchen and caused $200,000 in damages.
UPDATE 3 Alarm fire, 6200 block Backlick Rd, Mike’s American Grill, at 8:55pm, 2/14: Approx 150 customers/85 employees present at time of fire. All safely evacuated. No reported injuries. Fire started in kitchen on 1st floor. Cause: under investigation. Damages: $200K. #FCFRD pic.twitter.com/XTKP0xwMN7
— Fairfax County Fire/Rescue (@ffxfirerescue) February 15, 2023
Oh no this is awful. I can't imagine how many people were there tonight celebrating – Mike's has been my family's go-to special event dining destination for years. And Great American JUST fixed/reopened Artie's after a fire Sending love to all the staff doing it all again https://t.co/pY1jyGr1fg
— hate monger (@TheyAreJett) February 15, 2023
MASSIVE SCENE at Mike’s American off Backlick Road in Springfield.A fire forces staff and customers out of the restaurant during a busy Valentine’s dinner night. @wusa9 pic.twitter.com/XLaEBJpZuf
— Adam Longo (@adamlongoTV) February 15, 2023
UPDATE – fire is out. No reported injuries at this time. Fire investigators on scene to determine cause. #FCFRD https://t.co/jc7EAR6yf3
— Fairfax County Fire/Rescue (@ffxfirerescue) February 15, 2023
3-ALARM FIRE at Mike's American Grill, 6210 Backlick Rd in Springfield. NEWS PHOTOS: @RVANOVA01 pic.twitter.com/26rED2ArE9
— Alan Henney (@alanhenney) February 15, 2023
3 ALARM FIRE – Springfield, VA..#fires #workingfire #dmvnews #fire #dmv #DMV pic.twitter.com/IeZ3qYdSGU
— Xavier “X” (@xthefirephoto) February 15, 2023