We provide a holistic integrative family medical approach to wellness using western and alternative medicine. We are pleased that you are considering our practice to coordinate your total medical care. You will receive the best care possible from our physician and office staff. We are now accepting infants and participate with Vaccines for Children program.
New Patient Registration
Click on the following link to register as a new patient, establish patient check in, confirm appointments, review lab results and update personal information: https://webview.mckesson.com/drallen Registration is required to login. New patients please contact the office for a generic password to register. If you would like to schedule a Functional/Integrative medicine appointment, please let the receptionist know when you make your appointment. (See FAQ for explanation)
Dr. Vanessa Allen, MD
Dr. Allen successfully treats medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, acute care (URi, sore throat, colds), asthma, allergic rhinitis, depression, anxiety, back pain, dermatitis, headache, thyroid disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), vaginitis, menopause, obesity, and tobacco addictions.
We have programs to help you achieve optimal health, and to restore and maintain health. We focus on providing health care to persons from infants to adults, emphasizing health awareness and prevention. As always, we welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions. Please call us at 301-805-7084 and we will be happy to talk with you. Most major health insurances are accepted.
Dr. Vanessa Allen received her medical degree from Howard University, College of Medicine in 1989 and completed her residency in Family Medicine at Duke University Hospital in North Carolina.
After completing her residency in 1993, she developed a successful private group practice in Ft. Washington, Maryland before starting her own practice in Bowie, Maryland.
In her search for knowledge, Dr. Allen has moved beyond her training in traditional allopathic medicine to embrace integrative and alternative medicine.
She has continued her education in complementary and integrative medicine by completing course work with the University of Arizona department of Integrative Medicine chaired by Dr. Weil, and has studied and mentored with Dr. Akmal Muwwakkil who specializes in herbal and Chinese medicine. She has completed her studies in acupuncture at UCLA, Helms Institute, the leading center for physician training in acupuncture.
Dr. Allen has developed unique and individualized programs for weight loss that successfully assist patients in meeting their weight loss goals. In addition, she has experience with individualized treatment with bio-identical hormones for women’s health and anti-ageing. Dr. Allen believes in patient centered care and addresses healthy lifestyle issues focusing on nutrition, physical activity, mind-body approaches and spirituality. Her goal is to promote wellness and disease prevention that enables patients to increase control over and improve their health care.
Areas of Practice
The clinical practice of Dr. Vanessa Allen offers a spectrum of diagnostic and treatment options. Dr. Allen is board certified in Family Medicine and has trained in integrative medicine. She offers primary care services and looks forward to creating a plan for optimal health and to address your unique needs. Dr. Allen provides each person with individualized treatment options as well as self-care skills that will help overcome illness and promote optimal health.
Dr. Allen cares for people throughout Maryland and Washington DC who are challenged by:
We believe that the patient and practitioner are partners in the healing process and collaborate to create individualized treatment programs. We respect each person as a unique individual and value the important relationship between mind, body, spirit and community in health and healing. Our physician educates patients, empowering them to make wiser life and health choices.
Distinctive Features of the Office
Our clinic is aesthetically pleasing and offers our visitors a calm, healing environment. We care for the whole person and create individualized plans of care. Our practitioner teaches skills to reduce symptoms and promote health.
The Weight Loss Program offers a comprehensive and cost effective approach to weight-loss to address the multi-dimensional needs of its participants. No matter your fitness level, dietary habits or lifestyle, this program is designed to meet your unique physiological and psychological needs.
The benefits include:
As an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is a way of treating disorders and promotes wellness by inserting sterile needles into the skin at very specific points. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends acupuncture as an effective treatment for more than forty medical problems, including allergies, respiratory conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, gynecological problems, headaches, and chronic pain associated with problems like back injuries and arthritis.
Pharmacy Review services for review of complex drug regimens and chronic care conditions
Appointments: If you are new to our practice, please call to schedule an appointment for a check-up. Please bring a list of all prescription medicines that you are currently taking with you to each appointment.
Emergency Care - What to do in an emergency: Seek care at the nearest emergency facility or dial 911 (if your area has emergency response service). If a delay would not be detrimental to your health, call us first, if possible. If you are admitted to the hospital, have a friend or family member notify our office as soon as possible.
Prescription Refills: Please call during regularly
scheduled office hours to request prescription refills. Do not wait until
the last day of medication to call the office. This will ensure enough
time for us to review your request and send in the prescription if indicated.
Referrals: As your primary care office, we will coordinate all of your medical care. Please consult our office whenever you have questions about your health and obtaining specialist care. We will be able to help you select the proper specialist and continue to coordinate your care with the consulting doctor. Many times, follow-up care can be provided through our office. However, if it is medically necessary for continuing care to be provided by a specialist, we will help arrange this for you. Please make sure that we are aware of any medications that a specialist prescribes for you. Please allow 24 hours for referrals to be processed.
Telephone Calls to the Office: We welcome your
telephone calls and encourage you to call the office if you have any questions
or concerns. If you have a question for your physician, we will most likely
take a message and have him/her call you back during a break in our schedule,
at the end of office hours, or by e-mail on our secure website. This allows
the physician(s) uninterrupted time with all patients.
Test Results: Our office will call you with any significantly abnormal test results. For normal test results, a member of our staff will send a letter or e-mail to inform you. If you wish to call the office for test results, you may do so during regular office hours. We will respond to your call as quickly as possible.
Urgent Calls: A physician is on call at all times. If you have an urgent medical problem, call the office immediately. During scheduled office hours, provide your name and a description of the situation to the receptionist. When the office is closed, our answering service will take your call. Please indicate that you are calling regarding an urgent situation; the answering service will contact the physician immediately. A physician will guide you in your urgent care.
Wellness Thursday Services: Is a therapeutic wellness evaluation of your health. We cover several areas to assist you with making healthy lifestyle choices everyday that will enhance your overall health and fitness. The services provided are: 1) Weight reduction; 2) holistic nutrition and healthy lifestyle coaching; 3) acupuncture; 4) smoking cessation; 5) vitamin analysis and 5) hormone balancing with bio-identical hormones.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Medical Background / History Forms
You can print the forms to fill out. Filled out forms can be brought into the office, mailed into the office or faxed to us at 301-805-7043.
Awards & Recognition
Patients come from all over Maryland, Anne Arundel, Howard, PG Prince Georges County MD including Bowie, Crofton, Upper Marlboro, Mitchell, Kettering, Largo, Hyattsville, Capital Heights, District of Columbia, Ft. Washington, Forestville, Brandywine, Tacoma Park, Greenbelt, Lanham, Seat Pleasant, Lanham Seabrook, Suitland, Oxon Hill, Clinton, Camp Springs, Temple Hills Washington DC and surrounding areas.
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