Chronic Illness

While some patients come to our center to take advantage of our preventive medicine expertise, the majority comes by physician referrals, or simply because they are interested in comprehensive, holistic treatment of their chronic medical problems. Patients sometimes feel dissatisfied with their regular medical care or are interested in minimizing the use of medications and procedures. They want to have greater control over their health through optimizing lifestyle, or employing healthy nutrition, exercise, careful use of supplements, and mind-body practices.

Generally speaking, we will work with your current doctors to create the best plan of care. However, if you are interested in transferring your care to our center, Dr. Kogan and Dr. Seidel can assume the role of your  primary care physician. If you are looking for a naturopathic doctor as your primary care physician, Dr. Orceyre and Dr. Ledenac take new patients.

While the majority of blood work, specialty tests, and procedures can be performed at the Center, we work closely with the George Washington University where most imaging, blood work, and other tests can be done quickly and should be covered by your health insurance. In addition, we have a large referral network of medical specialists at the Medical Faculty Associates, Multispecialty Outpatient System at George Washington University.

The following is the list of the common conditions we treat.  Even if you don’t find your medical condition on this list, it is still very likely that we can address it, so don’t hesitate to ask us by calling 202-833-5055, or sending us an email at info@gwcim.com.

  • Allergies
  • Cardiovascular
    • Atherosclerotic heart disease, including patients with prior heart attacks or cardiac bypass
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Elevated cholesterol
    • Hypertension
    • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Dermatologic
    • Acne
    • Eczema’s
    • Hives
    • Chronic rashes
    • Psoriasis
  • Endocrine
    • Diabetes
    • Hypoglycemia
    • Hypothyroid
    • Hyperthyroid
    • Male and female sexual hormone disbalances
    • Osteoporosis and osteopenia
    • Obesity
  • Gastrointestinal
    • Chronic abdominal pain
    • Chronic acid reflux (GERD)
    • Constipation
    • Chronic diarrhea
    • Crohn’s disease
    • Chronic hepatitis
    • Intestinal candidiasis
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Chronic nausea
    • Pancreatic insufficiency
    • Ulcerative colitis
  • Genitourinary
    • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
    • Incontinence
    • Vaginal infections
  • Hematologic
    • Anemias
    • Low white blood cell counts
    • Chronic leukemias and lymphomas (see Cancer)
  • Infectious Disease
    • Chronic Lyme disease
    • HIV
    • Recurrent infections due to weakened immune system
    • Chronic urinary infections
  • Neurological
    • Headaches (Migraines, TMJ related pain syndromes, Trigeminal Neuralgias, others)
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Parkinson’s disease (see Aging)
    • Dementias (see Aging)
    • Neuropathies
  • Rheumatologic
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Gout
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Chronic tendonitis
    • Chronic muscle pain
  • Pulmonary
    • Asthma
    • Chronic bronchitis
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)