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Rose Wellness Provides a Fully Integrative Approach to Wellness and Healing

Sushma Hirani, M.D., a family medicine practitioner, has been practicing integrative medicine using the best of conventional and alternative medicine techniques for the past 11 years. When a patient has what Hirani refers to as their “Aha! moment”—the moment they finally start to understand why their body is behaving the way it is—the healing process begins automatically because they not only feel empowered, they also have renewed hope. Education also helps in strengthening the relationships between the practitioners and patients and is key to achieving one’s health goals at Rose Wellness.

Hirani was motivated to open her practice when working with patients with chronic diseases. She started the Rose Wellness Center, an integrative medicine clinic in Oakton, Virginia, in 2014, to expand the scope of services. She saw a need to focus not only on improving the health of the patients but also improving the quality of their life by guiding them on their journey to optimum wellness.

The team at Rose Wellness treats a multitude of conditions including fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue, hormone imbalances, hypothyroidism, digestive issues, adrenal fatigue, women’s health issues, men’s health, allergies and chronic pain. Illness is not the only thing that brings people to Rose Wellness. Preventive health care and health maintenance draw in patients as well. According to Hirani, there are five foundational elements to good health—a well-balanced diet, an efficient digestive system, a good hormone or endocrine balance, a healthy emotional state and regular or adequate body detoxification. These elements are examined and discussed at each appointment to get the best picture of each individual’s health and healing journey.

The practice’s website,, contains information on the most common conditions they treat, as well as frequent articles and blog posts on health and wellness. Additionally, free seminars are held every month on a variety of topics

At the center, Hirani is joined by other highly trained and accomplished health care practitioners. Dr. Alex Leon, an integrative medicine physician, specializes in men’s health care, chronic pain syndromes, fibromyalgia, hormone replacement for men, GI and allergic disorders. Dr. Vishal Verma, a trained sports chiropractor, specializes in chronic and acute pain conditions including fibromyalgia, arthritis, spinal and joint pain, sciatica and other nerve pain, sports and exercise injuries and headaches. Dr. Michael Liss, a classical homeopath, specializes in finding relief from various emotional and physical health problems including substance abuse, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress, allergies, asthma, autism, childhood ailments, hair and skin disorders and sinus disorders.

Elizabeth McMillan, a board-certified nutritionist and frequent contributor to Natural Awakenings, Washington, D.C., specializes in functional nutritional therapy and integrative health. McMillan helps treat diabetes, metabolic syndrome, food sensitivities, gastrointestinal health, autoimmunity, hormone imbalances in men and women and other metabolic complications. Virginia Mitchell, a board-certified acupuncturist, is also a trained massage therapist, focusing on acupressure and zero balancing.  Mitchell specializes in pain management, fertility support, stress reduction, allergies, arthritis, back, neck or shoulder pain, migraines, autoimmune disorders, insomnia and sports injuries.

Patients are shown respect by having on-time appointments with minimal-to-no wait times. This is accomplished through incorporating technology and digitizing most information. Patients have access to their medical records through the patient portal. A secure messaging system allows patients to request prescription refills and confidentially communicate with their practitioner.

Rose Wellness incorporates innovations in traditional medicine, integrative health care and technology to provide the best care to their patients. With a warm and welcoming spacious office, they are gladly accepting new patients and providing excellent care for the entire family.

To connect with the Rose Wellness, call 571-529-6699 or visit their website at

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