• 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, reversal of chronic disease and treatment for several prominent chronic diseases including CIRS/Mold, Lyme, parasites and fibromyalgia/fatigue.  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.

PWC specializes in treating men and women with bioidentical hormone replacement (BHRT), a healthy approach to weight management, a functional approach to disease prevention and treatment, and therapies to reverse the symptoms of aging and enhance overall wellness and longevity.

With respect to chronic disease treatment, PWC specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mold illness also known as Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) as Dr. Lawson has achieved certification  (1/2017) in the Shoemaker protocol 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. Other specialty areas include Lyme disease, parasites, Fibromyalgia and Fatigue and Cardiovascular Disease prevention.

Dr. Lawson is also very passionate about the Advanced Cardiac Evaluation (ACE) and Treatment Programs that she developed to help patients beat this #1 Killer disease. The ACE Program focuses on early detection using advanced CIMT imaging, emerging biomarkers and genetic analysis.  The Advanced Cardiac Treatment (ACT) Program brings the latest in scientifically validated integrative care to help patients prevent, reverse and mitigate cardiovascular disease.

The area that we have embarked on that offers the most potential for personalized impact on the lives of our patients is Nutrigenomics. With Nutrigenomics we are now able to deliver Personalized Precision Medicine.  Click here to learn more about our offerings in this emerging area.

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, we are now equipped to help patients that have the dreaded APOE E4 /E4 , E3/E4 genetic profiles optimize their health to avoid developing Alzheimers.

Across all of our treatment protocols and modalities, our functional approach recognizes the interconnection between the systems of the body and treats the body as a holistic system of systems. Through our functional approach, we focus on underlying causes, healthy lifestyle changes, and treatment modalities that increase the body’s ability to achieve optimum function and the avoidance of disease. We are an integrative practice and we do believe that at times traditional prescriptions and medical therapies may be appropriate and necessary, but we are always looking for the safest and most effective approach to healing, rejuvenation and prevention. In our chronic disease treatment programs, we focus significant attention on healing the gut, strengthening the immune system and improving the body’s ability to defeat illness.

Our high-touch, individualized approach to health care recognizes that every person is biochemically unique and accordingly, no two people will respond to treatment in the same way or in the same time frame. Our providers work with each patient to implement treatment programs that work towards achieving that patient’s individual health objectives.

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Could your allergy really be mold illness?

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A quarter of the population is sensitive to molds but don’t realize it. Mold illness is often mistaken for allergies, Lyme disease, depression, PTSD or even multiple sclerosis. Find out if it's affecting you.

Healthy living for kids

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This can be a hard time of year for staying healthy, especially for kids. Here are some tips for parents to help keep their kids healthy through the holidays and beyond.

Can you protect yourself against Alzheimers disease?

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The symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease go beyond the normal signs of aging. Compare the normal signs of aging to signs of AD, recognize differences, and take action.

The secret to staying healthy: Staying active

The best thing you can do to maintain your good health as long as possible is to stay physically and mentally active throughout your life.