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The Effective Integrative Healthcare Team


Meet Our Team

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Dr. Anthony Hardnett, DC, BCIM, DMBBP, DAAMLP


Doctor Hardnett is also board certified in Integrative Medicine which is the practice of using multiple treatment options within traditional medicine and alternative medicine to help patients. He also has extensive post-doctorate education relating to MRI interpretation and treatment of disc related injuries. He just earned another Diplomate from the college of Manipulative and Body-Based Practices which enhances his knowledge on how manipulation of the spine can assist the body to heal.

Dr. Hardnett places his emphasis on treating the patient as a whole and finding the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms. He owns and operates the premier state of the art Chiropractic and Effective Integrative Healthcare facility in Maryland and has an overwhelmingly high success rate in helping patients with their health concerns. Dr. Hardnett feels that offering the latest treatment options, efficient care plans and patient education are all keys for the patient's ultimate success.

In 11 short years, Dr. Hardnett has made Effective Chiropractic Health & Wellness Center the premier state of the art Chiropractic Health and Wellness facility in Maryland. Effective Chiropractic has grown from a small, 2 person office to a staff of 16 with expanded services and providers to meet their patient's needs. Effective Chiropractic provides a variety of services that make them a one-stop shop for healthcare. And in an effort to further expand services, Dr. Hardnett has now added a Medical Doctor and Nurse Practitioner establishing Effective Integrative Healthcare, LLC to provide more integrative services for the community. And the addition of another office in Prince Georges County will further expand Effective Chiropractic’s ability to reach and help more patients.

Angela Tarjick, DC

Dr. Angela Tarjick, DC


Dr. Angela was born and raised in upstate, NY. She attended Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and received a BS in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Neurobiology and Behavior. In August 2008, she received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree with Magna Cum Laude honors and set out to move and begin her new career in Maryland.

Within the chiropractic field, Dr. Angela has developed a great desire to focus on Women and Children's Health and has pursued extra education and certifications in those areas. She is certified in the Webster Technique, which is a specific adjustment of the pregnant woman's pelvis that ensures the proper alignment and tension of the pelvic structure in order to make the intrauterine environment favorable for the developing baby. This leads to a safer, healthier labor and delivery with fewer interventions. Dr. Angela is also in the final stages of receiving a Pediatric Certification from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. This is a 180-hour certification program that covers the specific diagnosis and adjusting techniques for the pregnant woman, newborn and infant through adolescent. With this training, she has access to a wealth of information regarding common childhood illnesses and neuro-developmental conditions and the alternative treatments that are now available to parents.

Of special note, Dr. Angela is a Hope for Autism doctor, which means she holds a certification in the bio-nutritional care of individuals on the spectrum. It is a pleasure for her to present options of alternative care to parents and patients who might otherwise have none. Dr. Angela is, above all else, a proud mother and military spouse. Nothing brings her more pride than her husband, Matt (an Army Major, currently stationed at Ft. Meade), and two children, Ashley and Justin. She has been active in the military community for more than a decade now and looks forward to finding new ways to support the military families in the Maryland/DC area. At Fort Bragg, she was presented with the prestigious Dr. Mary E. Walker Award for her dedication and support of the soldiers and their families in the 1/505th PIR Aide Station, where her husband was the platoon leader. The Dr. Mary E. Walker Award is presented to Army spouses whose achievements and performance merit special recognition.

Dr. Angela looks forward to helping you achieve your health and wellness goals.

Dr. Aric Adlam


Dr. Aric Adlam was born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit Michigan where he started receiving chiropractic care at the age of 2 years old. After a traumatic football injury threatened his future athletic career at the age of 16, Dr. Aric turned down a risky spinal surgery for an all chiropractic approach. After missing only a half of a football season instead of the predicted 2 years; Dr. Aric was back on the field. More importantly, Dr. Aric had decided during that time that he had found his calling in life and decided to pursue a career as a Chiropractor.

Dr. Aric received an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Biological Sciences before entering chiropractic school. He then continued his education at Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, GA where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree, fulfilling his dream of becoming a Chiropractor. Dr. Aric is highly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue injuries often encountered in the spine, extremities and the rest of the body. He has extensive experience with the current state of the art spine rehabilitation technology and diagnostic equipment used in the treatment of spine-related injuries. He has had success in treating many patients who have dealt with chronic neck and low back pain for years as well as headaches sufferers that found no relief in the traditional medical model. He has extensive expertise in the treatment of whiplash injuries that often result from automobile accidents. Dr. Aric is also well trained in the diagnosis and treatment of bulging discs in the low back and neck utilizing the latest treatment methods available.

Dr. Aric comes from a history of highly competitive sports and takes pride in getting the high-performance athlete to the weekend warrior back in the game safely and effectively. Dr. Aric worked with the Effective Integrative Team several years ago but had to return to his home state of Michigan to be with his family. Now that he is about to start a family of his own, he and his fiancé have decided to move back to Maryland to make it their home. He looks forward to being part of the EIH team once again and can’t wait to bring the patients of Effective Integrative Healthcare the best care possible.

Dr. Jacob Becker


Dr. Jacob Becker is Maryland born and bred, a local product of Severn, MD. His interests have always pertained to the human body, how it works and how it is able to perform. He was introduced to healthcare at an early age from visiting the physical therapy office where his mother worked. Dr. Jacob has always been a gifted athlete, which earned him a scholarship to play lacrosse on a national championship caliber team. Having a passion for sports and the human body, he pursued a major in athletic training for two years at Limestone College in Gaffney, SC. He then transferred to Wesley College in Dover, DE where he continued to play lacrosse and run cross country. At that time, he switched his major to kinesiology also known as exercise science. Once he graduated, Dr. Jacob took some time off to work. In the process of figuring out his next step, he shadowed EIH’s Dr. Anthony Hardnett and learned what chiropractic healthcare was all about. He decided to work as a Chiropractic Assistant for EIH to learn as much as he could about chiropractic before he enrolled in Life University and ultimately earned his Doctorate in Chiropractic degree in March 2017. He was fortunate to do his PEAK program, a chiropractic residency, in Maryland during his final term of chiropractic school with Dr. Hardnett and the Effective Team. He gained knowledge of the practice, developed patient rapport, and was able to not only better his chiropractic skill set but expand it as well.

Dr. Jacob is board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic in Chiropractic Practice, Physiotherapy, and Adjunctive Procedures. Dr. Jacob’s interests lie in both sports performance and nutrition. He believes in practicing what he preaches by continuing to be active with daily workouts, a good diet, and an overall active lifestyle. His time outside of the office is spent socializing with friends and family, playing lacrosse, fishing, surfing, and cheering on a number of sports teams, which include any Maryland lacrosse team, the University of Alabama football team, the Baltimore Orioles, and the Washington Redskins. Dr. Jacob is excited to be starting his career at Effective Integrative Healthcare and is ready to bring his knowledge, ambition, and an overall passion for healing to the office with the hope of changing as many people’s lives as possible!

Dr. Joseph Kling, DC, MS, CSCS


Originally from Buffalo, New York, Joseph Kling graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology. Following college, he attended Logan College of Chiropractic and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree and has earned his Master's degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Kling is specifically trained in Active Release Technique (ART), which is a patented, state of the art, soft tissue system/ movement based massage technique that can treat problems within muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. He has recently achieved a certification in Dry Needling which gives him even more tools to help treat and diagnose musculoskeletal conditions.

Dr. Joe is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with extensive experience in exercise rehabilitation and training. He has worked with the University of Missouri football team, Crossfit gyms, Junior Olympic Athletes, and high school athletes. Dr. Kling is an active athlete as well and enjoys many activities, including basketball, volleyball, weightlifting, and golf.

Dr. Patricia DeNardo, DC


Dr. Patricia DeNardo is originally from upstate New York. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree from Keuka College. Following graduation, she entered the Chiropractic program at New York Chiropractic College and graduated with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2011. While at NYCC, she learned how to utilize the most up-to-date chiropractic techniques and was able to observe and experience a variety of treatment methods. Dr. Patti has had great success in working with a variety of patients from infant to elderly and she is most prominently known for her effective work with sports injuries. In addition, she is experienced in treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions while utilizing a wealth of different treatment modalities. Dr. Patti is certified in Active Release Technique (ART), Graston Technique, Dry Needling, Kinesio Taping and the Webster Technique. She has also worked with local running and cycling stores providing expertise and advice on techniques as well as injury prevention. Her active participation in athletic events including Zooma, the Annapolis Ten Miler, and the Annapolis Half Marathon, has expanded her ability to help patients with a variety of conditions. Dr. Patti is an avid athlete herself and enjoys running, paddle boarding, staying healthy, and spending time with family and friends in her free time. She is very excited to join the exceptional team of Doctors at Effective Integrative Healthcare and to continue to bring the best care possible to all of our patients.

Lisa Lourey

Dr. Lisa Lourey

Doctor of Acupuncture (D.Ac)

Lisa Lourey, L. Ac, received a Doctorate in Acupuncture from the Maryland University of Integrative Health in Laurel, MD. Lisa has been a certified exercise instructor for over 15 years with certifications in cycling, Body Pump ®, Zumba®, Pilates, and Yoga. She continues to teach 12 classes a week at various locations in the DC area. She is also an avid runner and has completed over 50 marathons, a 50-mile endurance trail race, and numerous shorter distance races.

It is her experience with exercise science and movement that guides her approach to pain management and sports recovery through acupuncture. She is a graduate of the Whitfield Reaves Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program, a six-month intensive program focused on the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of common injuries and pain syndromes relevant to competitive athletes. She believes her role is not to tell you what you cannot do, but to inspire and enable you to accomplish and achieve whatever you train to do. Lisa is an Army widow and veteran with 21 years of service and deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. It is her lifetime of service to the military community that has inspired her to develop an expertise in treating trauma with acupuncture and assisting others in navigating grief and loss. She is dedicated to serving the community through volunteerism.

Lisa serves as a member of Acupuncturists Without Borders and recently served on a 4-member team providing acupuncture to Syrian and Afghan refugees housed in camps in Greece. Her experience there led her to be selected to become a Trauma Trainer for the organization and guide others in how to establish community clinics in support of trauma relief. In addition, Lisa continues to give back to her military community by serving as a presenter of holistic care for a local Veterans’ organization that develops retreats for wounded soldiers and their caregivers. In Lisa’s free time she enjoys spending time with her furry family-a chocolate lab puppy, Jasper and a Weimaraner, Zelda and going to live music festivals and local concerts with her partner Ben.

Dr. Leo Korotki

Dr. Leo Korotki, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Leo Korotki received his Medical degree at the University of Maryland Medical School in Baltimore. Following that he became a resident physician at Sinai Hospital and went on to become both Chief Resident and then an attending physician in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department before opening his own private practice.

Since 1982, Dr. Korotki has been treating people with pain, some debilitating, in private practice in the greater Baltimore Metropolitan area.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is the only medical specialty that specializes in the nonsurgical treatment and diagnosis of pain. Just like any other field of medicine, (orthopedics, neurosurgery, neurology, internal medicine, etc.) to become a specialist you must complete an internship and residency after medical school. We are taught to treat pain by means not commonly used by other physicians.

Conditions that are treated by Physical Medicine Physicians include, but are not limited to, the following: back & neck pain – joint pain – arm, leg, foot and hand pain – numbness & tingling – arthritis – pinched nerves, including carpal tunnel syndrome & sciatica – herniated & bulging discs, fibromyalgia/fibro myositis – headaches – jaw pain (and more). We are also trained in performing complicated but specific tests called electrodiagnostic studies, essential for the diagnosis of certain nerve and muscular problems.

Dr. Korotki is very excited to join the Effective Integrative Healthcare team. He will be overseeing all patients seen by CRNP Melissa Whitaker and assisting in managing all patient cases at EIH. His years of experience and expertise make him a perfect fit for the physical medicine and integrative healthcare team of Doctors.

Megan Jendrossek, CRNP

Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Megan Jendrossek is recognized by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Maryland Board of Nursing specializing in Adult Gerontology. Megan is very excited to start her NP career at Effective Integrative Healthcare (EIH) with an excellent team and bring her knowledge and skill to give the best patient care.
Megan was a high school All-American field hockey and lacrosse player which landed her a full-scholarship to play Division I lacrosse. As a young athlete, Megan knew she wanted to pursue a career helping people; she always had an interest in health and well-being especially in exercise/weight loss and nutrition. Megan pursued her goal as she graduated cum laude from Towson University with a dual BS in Exercise Science and Sports Management with a minor in Business Administration. Megan continued her education attending the University of Maryland School of Nursing where she graduated with her BS in Nursing in 2013.
Megan first served as a neurosurgery staff nurse and committee champion at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where she earned the honor as one of Baltimore Magazine’s Top 50 nurses in 2015. Megan continued to grow as a registered nurse and eventually became a nurse manager at a skilled nursing facility. While working full-time, Megan completed her master’s degree at Walden University in 2017 as an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner and graduated summa cum laude.
Megan continues to educate herself in nutrition and weight loss; a skill Megan believes will be highly beneficial to EIH patients. Through her experience, she has learned the value of proper nutrition for body functionality and disease prevention to include the benefits of chiropractic care, acupuncture, and massage. Megan plans to expand her knowledge in the integrative medicine field to help people heal.
Megan enjoys participating in strongman competitions as well as mentoring and coaching young athletes in sports. Megan is engaged to Derek Mable; a November 2018 wedding is planned. They enjoy their workouts together and their second love, a year-old French Bulldog named Chief.

Kelsey Batanian

Licensed Massage Therapist

Originally from Southern Maine, Kelsey graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science. Following graduation, she moved to Maryland where she enrolled in the Professional Massage Therapy program at the Baltimore School of Massage. While attending school in Baltimore, she completed over 768 credited hours with 7 weeks of clinical experience.

Kelsey has been involved in sports throughout her life and enjoys ice hockey, soccer, exercising and being outdoors. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys the beach and being with friends and family. She also has a 6-year-old Golden Retriever that has traveled from Maine with her.

Kelsey is committed to learning new techniques and staying up to date with the latest developments in the massage field to improve her skills and expand the services she can offer patients. Kelsey is very excited to be joining a successful team of Doctors at Effective Integrative Healthcare to help improve patient health and wellness through massage therapy.

If you are ready to book your appointment with our licensed massage therapist, please call 410-774-0644.

Kelsey is available at both our Crofton and Millersville locations.

CROFTON: Tuesday & Thursday.

MILLERSVILLE: Wednesday, Friday and every other Saturday


Office & Billing Manager CCA

Amanda is our Office and Billing Manager as well as a Certified Chiropractic Assistant. She was raised in Ohio where she graduated with a BA in English and Theater. She has a wealth of experience in retail management where she worked for almost 7 years. In her managerial roles, she was able to travel and had the opportunity to manage multiple stores. During this time, she discovered chiropractic care for herself and was excited about the opportunity to work in an environment where she could share this knowledge with others on a daily basis. As one of our managers, she assists with verifying insurance benefits and answering any questions you may have. She loves to greet everyone with a hello and a smile, making sure your visit is as relaxing as possible. Amanda loves to see patients' improvement in the office through the excellent care provided. Her main goal is to make you feel a part of the Effective Integrative Healthcare and Integrative Healthcare family and to educate others on how they can reach their true health potential through chiropractic care.



Front Desk Manager CCA

Kay is our Front Desk Manager and is a Certified Chiropractic Assistant as well. She has worked in the Chiropractic field for over 3 years and in the medical field for over 7 years. Chiropractic has been a part of Kay's life for awhile now and she loves what she has seen it do for others and her own family. As a child and young adult, Kay was a caregiver for family and friends. It is with this compassion, that she strives to provide the same care and detailed attention to each and every patient to make them feel like part of the EC/EIH family.



Crofton Front Desk CA

Brittany is the Administrative Assistant at our Crofton office. She is the smiling face that greets our patients when they come in for their appointments. She is also in charge of verifying all insurances, taking copays, scheduling appointments, and taking phone calls. Brittany Joined our team in 2017. Behind her beautiful smile is a woman who is passionate about getting to know all of our patients and making sure they receive quality service and attention from our front office. Brittany graduated high school from Douglas Southall Freeman in 2008 and then enrolled in college at the Medical Careers Institute in Richmond, Virginia, where she earned an Associates Degree in Medical Assisting. She got married in 2011 and moved out west to San Diego for 5 years with her husband due to Military orders. She spent her 5 years in San Diego being a stay at home mom to her little girl while her husband served in the Navy. They decided it was time for a change and made their way back to the east coast to be closer to family and so Brittany could start her dream of getting back into the medical field.



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