I live in Fairfax county with my loving husband, two beautiful children, and an adorable coton-de-tulear. Spending time with my family is my passion and caring for my patients is my mission.”
Our health is our most valuable possession and asset, important in all its dimensions – physical, mental, and emotional. We believe in restoring and maintaining good health by strengthening the body’s own healing power to overcome illnesses. We are committed to working with you at your own pace and will try our best to fulfill the trust that you have put in us for your care. Good luck on your journey to optimal wellness!
In good health,
Sushma Hirani, MD
Our mission is to help you feel better about your life – to work together to make it healthier, more productive, and more fulfilling. Our practitioners believe in providing you an integrative wellness approach by combining the best of conventional and alternative medicine techniques. This type of treatment embraces the concept of mind, body, and spirit working together.
Dr Hirani, the founder and President of Rose Wellness Center moved to Fairfax county from Michigan with her family in the summer of 2006. She has been practicing integrative and functional medicine since July 2006. She had a dream to open her own Integrative Medicine center where she would work with like-minded practitioners and provide holistic well-rounded treatment for the entire family – away from the restrictions of the insurance carriers.
Rose Wellness Center was born in Dec 2014. Our practitioners have experience treating thousands of patients successfully and providing high quality care with compassion and great customer service.
At Rose Wellness Center, we have an amazing team of caring, skilled, energetic practitioners and a supporting staff that is committed to the well-being of all our patients. They have many years of experience in holistic and integrative care and a reputation for excellent patient care.
Integrative Physician, Medical Director
Sushma Hirani, MD
Medical Director, Integrative Medicine Physician
Education – Family Medicine residency from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Specialization – Functional Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), Women’s Health, Chronic illnesses such as Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue, Integrative Care.
Dr. Sushma Hirani specializes in functional medicine to help you find root causes for your illnesses. She does not believe in just treating your symptoms. She creates a personalized treatment plan for each patient depending on their health and family history and the results of their specialty lab tests.
She uses an integrative holistic approach to wellness utilizing conventional medicine and evidence based complementary therapies. She believes in treating the patient as a whole (body, mind, and soul) and places a strong emphasis on preventive care, nutrition, and lifestyle changes.
Dr Hirani treats chronic issues such as hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, hormonal imbalances, adrenal fatigue, menopause and women’s health issues, digestive disorders and chronic pain using a functional medicine approach. She also uses Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), herbal medicine and detoxification therapies to provide the best care for her patients.
She has a special interest in women’s healthcare and is committed to working with her patients at their own pace and helping them attain their optimal health goals.
Honors and Awards
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011 – 2012)
- Patients Choice Award (2012, 2014)
- On-time Doctor Award (2014)
- American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)
- American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
- American College for Advancement of Medicine (ACAM)
A personal note from Dr. Hirani
I live in Fairfax county with my loving husband, two beautiful children, and an adorable fluffy cotton. Spending time with my family is my passion and caring for my patients is my mission.
Our health is our most valuable possession and asset, important in all its dimensions – physical, mental, and emotional. It is with great honor that I serve you, and feel privileged that you considered me as your doctor to help you achieve your optimal health.
I look for the root cause and focus my efforts on treating it. I believe in restoring and maintaining good health by strengthening the body’s own healing power to overcome chronic illnesses. It is a fulfilling experience to be in charge of your own health, and I will try to help you explore your power to do so.
I am committed to working with you at your own pace and will try my best to fulfill the trust that you have put in me for your care. Good luck on your journey to optimal wellness!
In good health,
Sushma Hirani, MD”
Integrative Family Physician
Dr. Alex Leon
Integrative Family Physician
Education – Family Medicine residency from University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital System, Miami, FL
Specialization – Functional Medicine, Chronic pain syndromes including musculoskeletal problems, Men’s health, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for men and women, Hypothyroidism, Chronic medical conditions including Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Gastrointestinal disorders, Allergic disorders.
Dr. Alex Leon is a board-certified family physician specializing in integrative functional medicine for the entire family and helps to restore and maintain your well-being. His comprehensive approach includes utilizing the functional medicine matrix, reviewing your health issues, and developing a collaborative plan for further testing and interventions including lifestyle enhancements. He has a special interest in men’s health care and chronic musculoskeletal problems. He treats women and children too.
Dr. Leon uses a combination of conventional medicine, nutri and pharmacogenomics, and evidence based alternative therapies for providing optimum care. This includes:
- Nutritional, toxin, immune, gut functional and microbe analysis
- Evidence-based bioidentical hormone therapy
- Therapeutic lifestyle changes or TLC medicine
- Bio detoxification and chelation when necessary
- Nutrient repletion
- Supportive talk therapy
- Referrals for state-of-the-art diagnostics including cardiovascular and functional testing, and interventions,
- American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)
- American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
- American College for Advancement of Medicine (ACAM)
Dr. Leon collaborates with other practitioners for nutritional counseling, body work including functional chiropractic, energy work including acupuncture/OCM, and spiritual counseling.
Ready to have a consultation with Dr. Alex Leon, our integrative family medicine physician. Please call us at (571)529-6699 and talk to our wellness coordinators.
Dr. Vishal Verma, DC, CCSP
Education – Doctor of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA. Board-Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, specialty training in Low Level Laser Therapy
Specialization – Chronic and Acute Pain Management, Spinal and Joint Pain, Soft Tissue Therapy and Rehabilitation, Pre and Post Surgical Care, Fitness and Education, Injury Avoidance and Ergonomic Modification, X-Ray and MRI Review, Biomechanical Evaluation, Low Level Laser Therapy.
Dr. Verma provides functional chiropractic care for all kinds of chronic and acute pain management. As a board-certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, Dr. Verma specializes in orthopedics, biomechanical evaluation, and neurology services. He focuses on treating root causes using gentle chiropractic, physical therapy, cold laser therapy, soft tissue therapy, and rehabilitation for fast effective results.
Dr. Verma has helped thousands of patients experience a pain-free life. He grew up in Northern VA and attended George Mason University. He has been associated with medical centers in Northern Virginia providing comprehensive cutting edge technologies and care for patients with chronic and recurrent pain. He moved to California to join his wife. Dr. Verma has honed his skills working at an integrative medical center in Las Vegas that specializes in functional medicine and conservative pain management. Ultimately, the love of family and friends brings Dr. Verma back to the Northern VA area permanently where he will be living with his wife and daughter. He looks forward to making a difference in your life and bringing functional integrative chiropractic care to the forefront.
Dr. Verma focuses on providing personalized treatment rather than a one-size-fits-all therapy. He works closely with a team of healthcare practitioners to provide comprehensive integrative care for optimal outcomes for his patients. He specializes in chronic and acute pain conditions including:
- Chronic or Acute Pain
- Back & Neck Pain
- Spine & Joint Pain
- Sports or Exercise Injuries
- Bulging/Herniated Discs
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Postural Issues/Scoliosis
- Tension Headaches/Migraines
- Radiculopathy – Tingling in Arms, Legs
In addition to treating and alleviating pain, functional chiropractic services can help relieve stress and tense muscles, boost immunity and improve sleep patterns.
Dr Verma also provides low level laser therapy, a non-invasive and effective method of pain management designed to treat the root cause of pain with precision and accuracy resulting in faster healing times. He also handles complex and chronic pain cases that have failed to see results with traditional chiropractic and medical care. This includes second opinions on MRI and X-Ray to determine course of care as well as treatment for chronic conditions without the use of medications or surgery.
Dr. Verma’s chiropractic treatments are tailored to the specific condition. They include gentle manual adjustments to the joint causing an increase of mobility. This helps to improve nerve flow, circulation, and overall relaxation of muscles. Dr. Verma is one of the few chiropractic physicians in Northern Virginia who works within the medical community with other physicians. His gentle techniques combined with education and training provide for painless treatment as well as faster recovery times and less doctor visits.
According to Dr Verma – “My approach to chiropractic differs from most in that I do not try to solve every problem with the chiropractic adjustment. Although I know the research proven results of chiropractic care, I believe that the greatest use of this tool is knowing when and when not to utilize this type of care. As an integrated physician, I strongly believe in a personalized approach to care that begins with doctor-patient dialogue and ends with mutual participation and success”
Testimonials for Dr. Verma
“Dr Verma is hands down the best Chiropractor, I have ever been too and I have been to a lot of them. He is not only extremely knowledgeable, he is also thorough and is able to get results in very few visits. I have seen him for my shoulder, knees, lower back and foot. In each case, he has gotten results in as little as 3 visits.” – Holly M.
“This man is amazing!!! Dr. Verma took care of me in California and we miss him here. His knowledge, compassion and patience is hard to replace. I learned so much from him about my body and how to care for it holistically. Do yourself a favor and go see him. You will not regret it!” – Jan P.
“Doctor Verma is the best! I have been experiencing back pain from a herniated disk that was putting pressure on my sciatic nerve. As you can imagine, it was extremely painful to deal with and thank goodness for Dr. Verma’s help. He was able to diagnose the problem and quickly implement a treatment plan to help me get better. He is very professional, helpful and knowledgeable- and most important, he listens to his patients. He also educated me on how to take better care of my body and help the healing process along to ultimately avoid long-term medication and invasive surgery options down the road. I also appreciate his holistic and common sense approach to healing. I know how back pain can affect your life and well-being, but there is hope and I highly recommend Dr. Verma to help!” – Sanaa B.
“Dr. Verma is the most knowledgeable sports chiropractor I know and I have been to many. Unlike other chiropractors that put you on long treatment plans, he was able to resolve my issues in three visits and taught me how to exercise and rehab properly from home. His main goal was to keep me pain free so I didn’t need to go to his office often, which I really appreciated. The last chiropractor I went to told me I needed to sign up for a 50 visit package!! I couldn’t believe it! Dr. Verma genuinely wants you to get better and his caring attitude makes him stand out the most. It’s hard to find good doctors that actually care about your health and he is definitely one of them.” – James A
“Dr Verma is the best chiropractor I have ever been to and I have seen several. He is very thorough and informative. He’s helped me so much with my back pain and migraines. There is no one else like him.” – Jenny A
Ready to have a consultation with Dr. Verma. Please call us at (571)529-6699 and talk to our wellness coordinators.
Elizabeth McMillan, MS, CNS
Education – Masters of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health, Maryland University of Integrative Health, Laurel, MD.
Specialization – Integrative Nutrition, Wellness Plans, Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Food Sensitivities, Gastrointestinal Health, Autoimmunity, Natural Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (men and women), and other metabolic complications.
Elizabeth McMillan is a board certified Clinical Nutrition Specialist (CNS) specializing in functional nutritional therapy and integrative health. Functional nutrition focuses on building health by restoring proper physiological function and integrative health takes into account the whole person as well as all aspects of lifestyle. She believes in finding the root cause of aliments and creating a personalized dietary plan in order to restore optimal wellness.
Working with other health practitioners, Elizabeth can help you with a number of conditions including:
- Digestive Tract Problems (IBS, constipation, acid reflux)
- Food sensitivities
- Weakened Immune System (frequent colds, allergies)
- Autoimmune conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s, Crohn’s)
- Endocrine System Disorders (Type I and Type II diabetes, hypo/hyperthyroidism)
- Skin Conditions (eczema, psoriasis, rashes)
- Weight Problems (losing weight, gaining weight)
- Mental Health Issues (anxiety, depression)
- Headaches and/or Migraines
- Women’s Health Issues (menstrual cycle disorders, infertility
She believes there is a cohesive link between the foods we eat and all of the processes throughout the body. Often times a symptom we are experiencing is our body’s way of telling us that there is something wrong on a biochemical level.
The CNS is a certification dedicated to the science based medical nutrition therapy. Her bachelor’s degree is from The Pennsylvania State University in Nutrition. While a student at Penn State she was active in the Student Nutrition Association. Her major contribution being to THON; Penn State’s student run Philanthropic Organization which raises money for Pediatric Cancer. Elizabeth was also awarded membership to Kappa Omicron Nu, an honor’s society for the College of Health and Human Development.
Elizabeth is from Berks County, PA and grew loving Penn State football. She loves cooking, is an avid equestrian, being outside with her Italian Greyhound, hiking, and keeping up with a general workout routine including kickboxing, yoga and running. Elizabeth loves food, and aims to empower others with their food choices and cooking skills so taste is never compromised.
“Let food by thy medicine, and let thy medicine be thy food.” - Hippocrates
- American College of Nutrition
- Serve Safe Manager Certified (for cooking classes)
- Certified Clinical Nutrition Specialist
Testimonials for Elizabeth McMillan
“For a couple of decades, I have struggled with increasing weight gain. Every attempt at weight loss, and there have been many, failed. You name it I tried it. About four months ago I ran into a friend who I hadn’t seen in a good while. I was amazed to see that she had lost well over 100 pounds if not more. It was through her testimony about your weight loss plan that I felt compelled to schedule an appointment. Of course, I was skeptical at the time. But after 4 months I have lost almost 50 pounds, 4 dress sizes and I feel amazing. I hate to call this a weight loss plan as what I have discovered is a whole new way of life. The nutrition plan couple with the knowledgeable, loving and encouraging accountability of Elizabeth McMillan, has changed my life as well as my thought process not to mention spending habits when grocery shopping. This is the first plan that I truly feel is something I can apply to my life each and everyday. It is doable, manageable, affordable, educational and life transforming.” – Kathy B
“There are no words to express the gratitude I feel for all that Elizabeth has done for me. Her protocol for treating Lyme disease and its complications works. I have made huge progress on my road to healing, thanks to her knowledge and expertise. I appreciate the time she takes for her clients, finding the answers to our questions. Thanks, Elizabeth, and God bless you.” – Sarah
“I’m a 38 year old single mom. I noticed over the last year or so I was getting more anxious, more panicky about every day life. I was losing energy, I was getting tired, very tired but couldn’t sleep. I wore myself thin. I started losing my hair, I started having joint pain so badly I just stayed in bed. I was a emotionally wreck. I cried for days, about everything. I visited my medical doctor for the last year or so and never found answers. She informed me that I would just need to get used to living my life with anxiety. It’s all in my head. And suggested antidepressants. Which I never took, reading the side effects give me more anxiety then I could handle. Some side effects were deadly. I prayed for God to please give me wisdom, I prayed often. I had a very supportive family and church. My friend introduced me to Elizabeth McMillan. She was the wisdom I had prayed for. At my first appointment I was heard, I felt like a person not a number, I felt understood. I had answers. I was encouraged and I was thankful. I’ve been blessed in many ways by McMillan. I want to personally thank you for being real. Thank you for listening when I needed help. Today my anxiety is gone, and feel great! God is so Good!!!” – Betsy K.
Ready to have a consultation with Elizabeth McMillan, MS, our certified clinical nutritionist. Please call us at (571)529-6699 and talk to our wellness coordinators.
Dr. Michael Liss
Doctor of Classical Homeopathy & Integrative Health Specialist
Education - As an Integrative Health Practitioner and Homeopath, Michael Liss can help you find relief from the following problems:
Specialization - Doctor of Classical Homeopathy from Hanneman Academy of North America.
Dr Liss treats the following -
Psychological and emotional problems such as:
- Addictions and substance abuse
- Anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression
- Personality disorders, post traumatic stress, fears and phobias
Physical health problems such as –
- Allergies, asthma, autism
- Childhood ailments, ear infections, flu
- Chronic illnesses, Immune deficiency, geriatric issues, re-occurring acute conditions
- Colitis, digestive disorders
- Hair and skin disorders, eczema, psoriasis, herpes
- Headaches, migraines
- Pre and post-surgical trauma, muscular pain
- PMS and women’s health issues
- Sinus infections, and much more
He also provides homeopathy flu vaccine and International travelers kits.
Michael Liss has over 30 Years’ of experience treating illnesses and severe chronic health issues. If you are receptive to natural holistic approaches to treat your emotional and physical health issues, then Michael Liss is here to help your entire family. He uses homeopathic remedies and natural nutritional supplements that get to the root cause of your illness. Michael Liss has over 30 years experience treating illness and severe chronic health challenges from Autism to vaccine toxicity.
In addition, Dr. Liss has studied with many international homeopathic healers including –
- Courses in homeopathy at Philadelphia Osteopathic College with Henry Williams MD
- George Vithoulkhas, Homeopathic training
- Francisco Eizeyaga M.D., Homeopathic training
- J. Ramakrishnan MD, Homeopathic training
- Training at Temple University, Philadelphia; Hopkins University, Baltimore; University of the State of New York
Michael Liss has also taught Homeopathy at the following schools:
- University of Maryland at Kernan Hospital
- George Washington University School of Medicine
- Howard University School of Medicine
- Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
- Tai Sophia Institute
Ready to have a consultation with Michael Liss, our classical homeopathy specialist? Please call us at (571)529-6699 and talk to our wellness coordinators.
Virginia Mitchell, M.Ac., L.Ac.,
Education - Master of Acupuncture degree from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute, Columbia, Maryland in 1994
Specialization - Acupuncture, Acupressure, Pain Management, Fertility Support, Stress Reduction
Listed in Northern Virginia Magazine as the Best Acupuncturist
Virginia Mitchell is board certified in acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and holds the third license granted by the state of Virginia to practice acupuncture. She is also a trained massage therapist focusing on acupressure and zero balancing. Complementing her body-mind studies, Virginia completed a two-year program in spiritual direction through the Shalem Institute in Washington, DC, in 1989.
Growing up in Alabama, in a family of doctors, Virginia always knew the value of good medical care. It wasn’t until she experienced acupuncture that she found a form of medicine that fit her gifts and personality.
“The breadth and elegance of acupuncture, its ability to address such a wide range of conditions simultaneously and its emphasis on treating the individual really drew me in. Even now, after providing acupuncture for over 20 years, I marvel at what can be done!” – Virginia Mitchell
- Autoimmune disorders
- Back, Neck or Shoulder pain
- Sports injuries
Training in Battlefield Acupuncture has helped her reduce pain for clients where nothing else has worked.
Great sleep, no headache, no pain. Feeling great. Thank you. You make the magic happen.” – Anna Vasiento
“I have been seeing Virginia Mitchell for a while now, for acupuncture treatment of different ailments with impressive results. In particular, my seasonal allergies have improved to the point that with a monthly maintenance session I am free of allergies for the first time in my life. These allergy outbursts had increased over time in my life. They have annoyed me during my trips and at home. Now I am free of them, no matter where I go and without medication affecting my stomach. Very satisfied.” – Juan T
“Virginia successfully treated me with acupuncture for post-herpetic nerve pain following an episode of shingles more than 5 years ago. I continue to see her regularly to ensure there is no recurrence and to address other health issues. She is very knowledgeable and professional. She tailors each session to meet my needs by asking questions about my health. I would definitely recommend her to anyone wanting to try acupuncture.” – Jen Welham
“I have been receiving Acupuncture from Virginia for over 2 years. I suffer from a great deal of joint pain as well as stress from multiple chronic conditions. After a treatment I’m very much pain and stress free. I sleep better and am able to do more. Sometimes this lasts days, to a week. I highly recommend Virginia for Acupuncture. She is capable, genuinely cares about her patients and treats all with respect. Acupuncture is a wonderful non-invasive way to treat and heal your body.” – Anna Vasiento
“I have had the pleasure of experiencing Virginia Mitchell’s amazing acupuncture treatments for over 25 years, adjusting me into the seasons as well as through deep grief over the unexpected loss of my youngest brother. She is the most caring and thoughtful practitioner I have ever known and I always leave the session feeling totally refreshed, relaxed, renewed, and grateful. Often times I will ask her to read/explain the descriptions of the “points” she selected to address during my treatment — and I always find them to be inspiring and on target. I am blessed to have found Virginia and recommend her to everyone.” – Lynn J
Looking for help with pain relief, stress reduction, fertility issues, or other acupuncture services, call us at 571-529-6699.
Tammy specializes in Thermography scans. Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) or Thermography is a non-invasive diagnostic technique that creates images that illustrate heat patterns in the body. The thermal images are analyzed for abnormalities which may be signs of disease. Thermal imaging is painless, non-invasive, does not involve any compression, and emits no radiation.
“Virginia is very knowledgeable and professional. She tailors each acupuncture session to meet my needs by asking questions about my health. I would definitely recommend her to anyone wanting to try acupuncture.”
“Dr Verma is hands down the best Chiropractor I have ever been to. He is not only extremely knowledgeable, he is also thorough and is able to get results in very few visits. I have seen him for my shoulder, knees, lower back and foot. In each case, he has gotten results in as little as 3 visits.”
“Dr. Hirani restored my well being. Her holistic approach to diagnoses and treatment proved effective across a spectrum of issues where other treatments had failed. Dr. Hirani brought me relief from severe fatigue and apathy, alleviated back pain due to spinal stenosis.”
"After 4 months, I have lost almost 50 pounds, 4 dress sizes and I feel amazing. I hate to call this a weight loss plan as what I have discovered is a whole new way of life. The nutrition plan, coupled with the knowledgeable, loving and encouraging accountability of Elizabeth McMillan, has changed my life as well as my thought process not to mention spending habits when grocery shopping. Thank you Elizabeth, you rock!”
Insurance Free PracticeFocused on you, not insurers
We believe in empowering you to have the freedom of choice to determine the best treatment options for your medical needs and avoid constraints placed by insurance companies.
We are an “Insurance Free” practice. However, we want to help you receive any insurance benefits you may be entitled to. After each visit, our staff will provide you with a “superbill” with the appropriate diagnostic and procedure codes. The “superbill” enables you to submit a reimbursement claim to your insurance company for reimbursements. Our physicians at Rose Wellness are considered “out of network.”
Most insurance companies offer some degree of reimbursement; however, you are encouraged to check with your insurance company about reimbursement prior to your appointment. Furthermore, if your insurance company needs further information, feel free to contact our office and our helpful staff will try to assist you. Please note that if you are a Medicare beneficiary, you will not be entitled to any reimbursement from Medicare. All costs for services rendered will be your sole responsibility.
Customer Centric Care
We offer a variety of Specialty Testing services including hormone testing, GI/Functional testing, food sensitivity testing, nutritional evaluation testing and genetic testing.
Convenient collaboration with your healthcare providers via secure messaging through our patient portal. Enjoy longer appointment times where you get to ask questions and be comfortable with your treatment plan.
Food is essential to your health and well-being; however, figuring out what you should eat can be overwhelming. Our holistic nutritional specialist will guide you to eat for your health, lose weight, feel great and increase your longevity.
Enjoy free 24×7 access to your medical records and lab results via our easy-to-use Patient Portal. Try our online appointment scheduling tool and use secure messaging to safely communicate with your practitioners.
Functional MedicinePersonalized Care
- Integrative medicine by combining the best of conventional medicine and alternative therapies
- We strive to identify root cases and treat you rather than just your symptoms.
- Multiple treatment modalities including functional medicine, chiropractic care, holistic nutrition and homeopathy in a warm, welcoming environment.
- Create personalized treatment plans based on your history as well as diagnostic testing results.
- Incorporate Nutritional Supplements and lifestyle changes
Where Are We Located?
Conditions We Treat
An integrative medicine consultation is helpful for anyone seeking an individualized and comprehensive healing plan for treatment of a variety of symptoms and conditions.
At Rose Wellness Center, we focus on preventive care as well as treating a wide variety of chronic conditions by strengthening the body’s own healing power to overcome disease. We care for you, not just your condition. Our integrative physicians determine the best treatment options with the goal to help you achieve your optimum health and to maintain a healthy body for life.learn more
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