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. The practice provides men and women with physician directed programs that promote vibrant health, wellness 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.
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 as of 1/3/2017 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 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.
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.