About Us

Our Team

Andrew Heyman, <span class="title">MD</span>

Andrew Heyman, MD

Dr. Heyman has held several leadership positions in the field of Integrative Medicine. He is currently the Program Director of Integrative Medicine at George Washington University in Washington DC. http://smhs.gwu.edu/integrative-medicine/integrative-medicine-programs. Here he has developed the first integrative medicine program offered at a 4- year university.

He holds the position of Chief Medical Officer for the Metabolic Code Enterprise. This is a group of clinical experts that consults to physicians, health systems and public professionals seeking to develop wellness, lifestyle and nutrition programs. He is also the online editor for the Journal of Men’s health in the section of Integrative medicine, and holds the position of Editor in Chief of the Internet Journal of Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine.

Previously, he was the national clinical working group co-chair of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine for 4 years. This was a collaboration of 57 North American universities involved in Integrative Medicine. He has been featured on the Discovery Channel, in the Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, Natural Health Magazine, and appeared in many other TV and print venues. He is a widely sought after and celebrated speaker and travels around the world giving talks on various Integrative Medicine topics.

Dr. Heyman has been practicing medicine since 2004. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan. His approach is described as deeply rooted in scientific evidence, grounded in the clinical reality of expert patient care and readily accessible to both the new learner and seasoned practitioner.

In 1990 he received formal training in Five-element Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine. During this time he developed an interest in increasing access of natural therapies to underserved populations while partnering with the University of Pennsylvania. He continued this work with Jim Gordon, MD at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington DC. Here he explored the intersection between public health, at risk groups and alternative therapies.

Dr. Heyman eventually went on to receive a Masters in Health Services Administration at the University Of Michigan School Of Public Health and upon graduation, became the administrator for the University of Michigan Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Center where he was responsible for administering a seven million dollar NIH grant to research alternative therapies for cardiovascular diseases. The center was one of the first in the country to place alternative therapies and their scientific examination in academic context.

Dr. Heyman’s research interests include the stress response, neuroendocrinology, cardio metabolic disease, men’s health and clinical outcomes research methodologies.

Dr. Heyman remains clinically active as the owner the Virginia Center for Health and Wellness in Northern Virginia. When not traveling or in clinic, Dr. Heyman enjoys country drives, cooking and taking his beloved dog, Murphy, to the dog park and on hikes throughout beautiful northern Virginia.

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Laura Stone, <span class="title">MD, FACOG, FAAFM</span>

Laura Stone, MD, FACOG, FAAFM

Dr. Laura Stone has been a practicing physician for over 20 years. She received her medical degree from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, and then completed her internship and residency at Magee-Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She became board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1992. Her first appointment was with the Virginia Mason Clinic in Seattle, Washington where she was a Staff Physician as well as well as a Clinical Instructor. She enjoyed teaching medical students and working with the Midwifery Group.

Dr. Stone moved to the DC area and has been a member of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Inova Alexandria Hospital since 1994. For the past 15 years, Dr. Stone has focused primarily on gynecology and women's health in her private practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

When issues with her personal health and the health of her family were not being solved through a traditional western medical approach, she began to explore functional and integrative medicine. She met Dr. Heyman when he was presenting talks for the fellowship training with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. She is delighted to be able to work with him in Aldie and be able to offer an integrative approach to her patients.

Dr. Stone's clinical interests include hormone replacement, adrenal and thyroid management, stress management, treatment of autoimmune disorders, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, diabetes management, detoxification, anti-aging medicine, mold toxicity, and vector borne illnesses.

Recently, Dr. Stone has participated in several advanced educational opportunities including, the Surviving Mold conference hosted by Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker, training in Membrane Stabilization with Patricia Kane PhD, and attending the ILADS conference. Dr. Stone is a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine, A4M and the American Menopause Society.

In her spare time, Dr. Stone enjoys Zumba, traveling and spending time with her husband and 2 full grown sons, and is a proud volunteer at the Arlington Free Clinic.

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James Yang, <span class="title">MD, MPH</span>

James Yang, MD, MPH

Dr. James C. Yang is a board-certified Internist who graduated from the Emory University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at George Washington University. He completed his fellowships in Integrative Medicine and Geriatrics at George Washington University. As a Fellow at the GW Center for Integrative Medicine, he specialized in holistic and functional medicine, nutritional medicine, and the prescription of nutraceuticals and integrative modalities to improve patients’ health. He spearheaded the founding of the Integrative Medicine Clinic at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington DC where he cared for complex, symptomatic patients who had not responded to the best in conventional treatments. He has presented Grand Rounds lectures and talks in integrative medicine and wellness to medical students, physicians, and private groups.

As an internist, Dr. Yang has had extensive experience working with patients with chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease/hypertension, diabetes, and metabolic problems such as obesity and thyroid conditions. His integrative training has focused on gastrointestinal complaints, fatigue, chronic pain syndromes, hormone balancing, auto-immune diseases, allergies, and complementary approaches to cancer. As a trained geriatrician, he has expertise in managing complex older patients while using natural methods to decrease medication side effects while increasing vitality and quality of life.

Dr. Yang is passionate about the journey to wellness: profound changes in health often follow transformative changes in lifestyle, supported by appropriately prescribed nutraceuticals and medications. During his many visits to the Virginia Center, Dr. Yang had the opportunity to meet and speak with many of the patients who had been treated at the Center, and was struck by the stories of healing that defied expectations. Dr. Yang looks forward to continuing and building on the reputation of the Virginia Center by working with people to create wellness and health.

Jacquelyn Meinhardt, <span class="title">FNP-BC</span>

Jacquelyn Meinhardt, FNP-BC

Jacquelyn Meinhardt is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner committed to the health and wellness of all patients. Recognizing the unique needs of each encounter, Jacki places emphasis on active patient engagement, critical thinking and patient education to achieve optimum and sustainable results. With a Bachelor's of Science from Villanova University and a Master's of Science in Health Studies as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) from Georgetown University, Jacki has extensive experience working with patients with chronic disease such as hypertension, diabetes and metabolic disease associated with neuroendocrine dysfunction.

Prior to joining the Virginia Center for Health and Wellness, Jacki was a Trauma Nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital, focusing on international health, disaster response, cardiac care, and infectious disease. While at Georgetown University, Jacki had a fellowship with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Health Policy Team. She has lobbied for improved quality of patient care and nurse practitioners on Capitol Hill. Jacki continues to teach in the graduate degree program at Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies.

Jacki's focus at the Virginia Center for Health and Wellness includes Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, vector borne illnesses, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, thyroid and adrenal management, detoxification and auto-immune diseases.

Jacki's research interests include neuro-inflammation and biotoxin exposure, the stress response and neuroendocrinology, hormone regulation and vector borne illnesses.

When Jacki is not working, you can find her with her family and friends enjoying Northern Virginia and Washington, DC.

Madeline Radigan, <span class="title">DTR</span>

Madeline Radigan, DTR

Madeline provides nutrition counseling as a registered Nutrition and Dietetic Technician through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from James Madison University, and is currently studying with the Master's of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health program at Maryland University of Integrative Health.

Working alongside the clinic physicians and practitioners, Madeline specializes in helping patients with food sensitivities and allergies, specialized diets, anti-inflammation, athletic nutrition, and childhood nutrition. She is passionate about helping people find flexibility and happiness with their food while nourishing their bodies and working in accordance with their individual protocols.

In her free time, Madeline is an avid runner and participates in marathons and ultra marathon events. She also loves hiking, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Cindy Marck, <span class="title">RN</span>

Cindy Marck, RN

Cindy Marck handles the clinic's nursing needs, preparing nutritional IV treatments and diagnostic testing as a Registered Nurse. She graduated in 1990 from Frankford Hospital Nursing School in association with Penn State. Post-education, she worked in hospital urology and vascular units for five years, followed by five years working in home care.

After relocating to Virginia, Cindy started working here at the Virginia Center for Health and Wellness in 2007. She enjoys free time spent with her three kids at their many sporting events around the area.

George Washington University
American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
Lifetime Fitness
University of Florida
University of South Florida
University of Michigan
University of Rochester
24 Hour Fitness
Georgetown University
Airborne Health
American Society of Mens Health