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NIHA adds Two New Doctors

A leading center for innovative medical and dental care in our area, National Integrated Health Associates (NIHA), located in Washington, D.C., recently invited two renowned physicians to join the practice.

Dr. Sherif Hassan’s comprehensive experience in medical practice in international settings coupled with his personal experience as a patient suffering from Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) changed his path to a more interesting and spurned area, and that is undiagnosed chronic medical disorders. From this experience as an internal medicine physician and a patient, he empathizes with his patients as they search for the underlying cause of ailments.

Hassan notes, “Wellness is the cornerstone of my practice. Physicians are good in the management of acute ailments while chronic ailments and wellness remain to be neglected. Early prevention, surveillance and modifications ofhealth are easier and more affordable than treatment of disease.” In addition to CIRS, his areas of focus include Functional and Precision Medicine, Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disorders, cardiovascular risks and metabolic cardiology, corporate and personal wellness.

Dr. Denia Tapscott knows that “It’s not enough to diagnose a disease or to treat a symptom without delving deeper and appreciating the processes that underlie the condition.

Everyone has a life story that influences their health. Through personalized treatment in partnership with the patient, we get to the root cause and begin the journey toward long-term health and wellness.”

Tapscott has been practicing medicine for more than 17 years, and began her career in Washington, D.C., where she becameincreasingly concerned about the weight problems of her patients and its contribution to their poor health.  As a member of the Obesity Medicine Association, she received formal training in the medical treatment of obesity and has spent the last 12 years helping thousands of area residents reduce their disease burden, resulting in healthier lives. By implementing a holistic approach to weight loss and disease management and prevention, she incorporated the latest science, pharmacology, nutrition and behavioral health into her practice to help patients achieve long term wellness.

Hassan and Tapscott are now accepting new patients.

NIHA is conveniently located on the Chevy Chase/Washington D.C. border, directly across from the Friendship Heights Metro station. To learn more about the Drs. Hassan and Tapscott, visit


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