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The Effective Integrative Healthcare Team

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Staff of Effective Integrative Healthcare

Meet Our Team

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Dr Anthony Hardnett DDS Chiropractor in Maryland

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.

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.

TPI Certified

TPI Certified - Designed for medical practitioners, the TPI Certification program is an evidence based, educational pathway designed to teach industry professionals how to increase player performance through a deep understanding of how the body functions during the golf swing. TPI calls this concept the Body-Swing Connection™

Dr. Kristina Anderson

DC Chiropractor

Dr. Kristina Anderson was born and raised in northern New Jersey. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland, College Park where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Chiropractic degree and Masters in Applied Clinical Nutrition at New York Chiropractic College.

Since graduating, Dr. Anderson has received certifications including Rocktape, Dry Needling, and FAKTR (Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab). FAKTR is an instrument-assisted soft tissue technique designed to alleviate muscle tension and edema by combining movement and rehabilitation. After having to take time off from Track and Field in high school due to quadriceps tendinitis, she understands the importance of quality rehabilitation and continues to educate herself to better assist her patients.

Throughout her career as a chiropractor, Dr. Anderson has worked with a variety of patients including athletes, personal injury, adolescents, and geriatric. Whether your pain is related to sports or daily activity, Dr. Anderson works tediously to ensure that maximum therapeutic benefit is achieved.

In her spare time Dr. Anderson enjoys reading, watching stand-up comedy, yoga, and traveling with her husband.

Dr. Erin Johnson


Dr. Erin Johnson was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama, however, she has always had ties to Maryland and has been an Orioles fan from the time she could walk. She began dancing at the age of 4 and danced competitively for 15 years. She developed a passion for chiropractic when she was in an auto accident at the age of 17, which caused such severe low back pain that she had to take time away from school and dance. Rather than go the route of conventional medicine, she sought out her family chiropractor who had her back on her feet and ready to compete again within weeks. Dr. Erin received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of Alabama, where she also discovered her love of college football. Her favorite season is football season, and she loves cheering on the Alabama Crimson Tide (Roll Tide!). She is an avid animal lover and has a furry little cat named Calypso. She loves the outdoors, one of her favorite experiences being camping in the Negev desert in Israel. After receiving her Bachelor's degree, she continued her education at Life University College of Chiropractic where she met her fiancee, Dr. Jacob Becker and graduated Cum Laude with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Dr. Erin was fortunate enough to complete her internship with Dr. Anthony Hardnett at Effective Integrative Healthcare and now a year later life has brought her back to the Effective team.
Dr. Erin is certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners in chiropractic practice, physiotherapy and adjunctive procedures. Dr. Erin is currently in the process of obtaining her certifications in Dry Needling and the Webster technique in hopes to offer even better care to her patients. She is proficient in numerous chiropractic techniques as well as soft tissue mobilization. She strives to always be growing and Dr. Erin is constantly searching for avenues through which to expand her chiropractic knowledge so as to provide the best care possible for her patients. She is incredibly excited to be a part of such an amazing team and to help as many people as possible in the coming years!

Dr. Doyle

Originally from Port Washington, New York, Stephen Doyle graduated from the New York Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in science. He focused on Math/Physics, Chemistry, and History. Following college, he attended New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls. He only attended one semester, due to being in a severe car accident, where he spun out on a country road on black ice and rolled his car 3 times. He was treated for injuries and finished the remaining semesters at Texas Chiropractic College in Houston; where he graduated with a specialty focused on Chiropractic and Physical Therapy.

Dr. Doyle has learned many forms of treating patients including Cox Flexion/Distraction, Diversified, Activator, Arthrostim, and Sacral Occipital Technique, he is Certified in Dry Needling and Vibropercusser. He is distinguished as a licensed Certified Medical Examiner for the Department of Transportation. He has treated patients all the way from Professional Athletes to children and the elderly. He is always happy to educate and help everyone he meets.

Dr. Doyle loves to swim, play tennis, golf, hike, ski, wakeboard, snorkel, scuba dive and hang out at home with his wife. He is constantly searching for ways to expand his chiropractic knowledge to better assist his patients and their needs and is excited to be joining Effective and becoming a part of such an amazing team!

Dr. Proctor

Dr. Proctor

Dr. Proctor has been a Holistic Health and Wellness professional for almost 30 years. A native New Yorker, she received her education in Maryland. She attended Frostburg State College receiving her BS degree in Psychology and went on to complete a nursing degree at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.
In her quest to understand how to help others achieve healthy lifestyles, she completed a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Maryland at College Park, received her license as a Massage Therapist, a certification as a Holistic Health Coach from the Institute Nutrition in New York City, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice with a specialization in Family practice from the University of Maryland School of Nursing.
She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Proctor was nominated three times for Baltimore’s Best Nurse – Excellence in Nursing Award and received the honor twice in 2017 and 2019.
Dr. Proctor has excellent clinical and communication skills and a clear understanding of the sincere need for preventative care in health promotion and disease prevention. She has a strong professional interest and background in cardiovascular disease/physiology, metabolism, and type II diabetes. She believes in the Mind-Body approach to health, wellness, and education.
If the mind has an appreciation for what the body can do, lifetime health can be achieved. She firmly believes that the only way we will have an impact on the health crisis facing this country is to commit ourselves to teaching and guiding individuals (especially the most at risk) on how to make small life-style changes for long-term health gain. Her motto is, “small steps…great gains!”
Dr. Proctor enjoys gardening, caring for her house plants, and tending to her indoor worm bin! She loves all sports especially cycling, running, and weight training. She is a three-time nominated “most outstanding runner,” a seven-time All-American track star, NCAA Division III National Champion and a record setter who has been inducted into Frostburg State’s Athletic Hall of Fame. And a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc.
Dr. Proctor is thrilled to join our practice and begin to collaborate with our team to promote vibrant health for every patient.

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.

Melissa Whitaker

Melissa Whitaker


Melissa Whitaker entered the accelerated BSN program at the University of Maryland and graduated with honors. Following graduation she acted as team leader, charge nurse, and preceptor at Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital. While there, she earned the award for Best Patient Advocate. Later, she cared for adult home hospice patients in the greater Baltimore area. Melissa returned to the University of Maryland to complete the Master’s Program in Family Practice. She also completed a 40 credit-hour course offered by the Institute for Functional Medicine – Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice. Functional medicine is a holistic lifestyle approach to health that addresses the root causes of disease in lieu of simply treating symptoms. Melissa is skilled in assessing patients for treatment alternatives to surgery and adjunct therapies for acute and chronic pain. She is also well versed in functional nutrition as an integral part of weight loss, pain management, and preventing chronic diseases of inflammation. Melissa is passionate about promoting vibrant health in patients and using an integrated approach to help patients reach their goals. She enjoys hiking with her dog and husband, gardening, rowing on the Severn River, and biking.

Dr. Arieta


Dr. Carla Arieta is a trained physician that knew from an early age that she wanted to pursue a career in Medicine. She received her Doctorate of Medicine from the “Universidad Dr. Jose Matías Delgado” in El Salvador. Throughout her years of medical training, she contributed to community service activities, including, the Lions Club International ophthalmic medical missions in Central America, as well as IFMSA medical brigades, Helping Hands medical missions, and USNS “Comfort” seagoing hospital ship Partnership for the Americas medical brigades. She sought continued medical education after practicing medicine for several years and developed an interest in Integrative Medicine. She had begun her journey pursuing a dual degree that includes a Master of Science in Acupuncture and a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine at the Virginia University of Integrative Medicine, where she was also a Faculty member of the Western Medicine Department. During her experience teaching basic and clinical sciences, she had the occasion to receive complementary certificates in Physiology and Biochemistry from Harvard Medical School. She has a passion for continuing education and likes to attend seminars that would nourish her knowledge in the field of medicine in order to benefit her patients. She has also completed her Doctorate degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Health and Science. During the past two years, she has been actively working as a Consultant for research protocols including 1.“Acupressure Intervention to improve Chemotherapy-related side effects and Functioning of Patients with Gastrointestinal Cancer”, a pilot sponsored by the Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers in the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center. 2. “Pilot testing of self-acupressure intervention to improve functional and symptom outcomes among black and Latina breast cancer survivors” sponsored by National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program for Wake Forest Research Base Funds. In a recent publication: “Feasibility of Acupressure Intervention to Improve Chemotherapy-related symptoms and Functioning among Gastrointestinal Cancer Patients”, Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and loves hiking.

Dr. Arieta considers that Medicine is an art and by understanding our pathophysiological processes; a healthcare practitioner is able to provide a comprehensive approach to treating the patient as a whole while focusing on reinforcing their inner strength and balance.

She is currently licensed to practice Acupuncture and has found in this medicine a unique body of knowledge offering patients a complementary and alternative medical approach to comfort and healing and plans to incorporate these skills into her practice. While joining efforts with the Effective Integrative Healthcare team, she is convinced that every single patient would receive the best medical care they deserve by improving their overall quality of life.


Office Manager

Meg has experience working in the medical field for more than 5 years now. Her passion for healthcare began when she volunteered as a fire-fighter & EMT. She then extended her service into work in the primary care, orthopeadics, and physical therapy fields. She has consistently sought out ways to pursue her desire to help bring quality care to patients. When Meg is not at work, she enjoys spending her time with her friends & family as well as spending time outside when the weather is nice. Meg is excited for the opportunity to join the Effective team and bring her experience in patient care to all she meets.



Registered Chiropractic Assistant

Tischina was born in Brooklyn, NY but moved to Maryland to start elementary school, graduating from Laurel Highschool in 2018. Her passion is helping people and especially making them laugh to brighten their day, which is why she pursued a job in health care. Her hobbies include playing volleyball, watching videos, and styling hair. She also loves animals. She wants to pursue psychology and physical therapy and feels that being on the Effective team will help her achieve her goals and bring happiness to all of our patients.


Front Desk Manager and Medical Assistant

Hello my name is Rachel! I graduated from Chesapeake High School in 2003 and have lived in Pasadena, MD all my life. Growing up I played soccer year round until my senior year. This was when I began my career in the medical field of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine working alongside my mother for 2 different practices. I began in the medical records department. In 2005 I advanced my experience by beginning my journey into the field of Dermatology as a Front Office Receptionist. In 2007 I was given the opportunity by my current employer to excel into the position of a medical assistant. This new position was a life changing challenge since I worked as the hands of a doctor who was quadriplegic due to the advances of his Multiple Sclerosis. I learned how to execute procedures that are traditionally only performed by a licensed medical doctor. This doctor pushed me every day with quizzes pertaining to the diagnoses of rashes, growths and other skin conditions patients had as well as the recommended treatment. In 2012 I went back to school at the recommendation from my employer to become a certified medical assistant. In 2013 I graduated at the top of my class with a 4.0 GPA from TESST College, receiving the highest score (equivalent to an ‘A’) for the national certification exam for Certified Clinical Medical Assistant. As a medical assistant I learned the positive effect I can have on a patient any given day. From a friendly smile, listening to them explain their chief complaint, to giving reassurance when I delivered their final results. Even though I love the specialty I ended the 12 year career in dermatology to expand my medical knowledge. I look forward to every day since joining Effective Integrative Healthcare. I love that we are encouraged to form personal relationships with our patients. As well as contributing in the process of patients feeling their absolute worse to being able to return to their everyday activities without pain and maintain that feeling. At EIH my knowledge has expanded since we are not just a chiropractic office, but instead an Integrative practice. I can honestly say my overall health has improved from the multiple services offered and if you give this practice the chance you will feel the same way!

Dr. Theresa

Victoria Proctor DNP-FNP

Adeyinka Adewetan

LMT, CPT, CES Massage Therapist

Adé (Ah-Day) graduated from Cortiva Institute of Massage (Baltimore School of Massage) and has been a licensed massage therapist since 2017. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Howard University in sports-medicine.

HE BELIEVES: That massage is more than just placing lubricants on someone’s back. “It’s the healing art of touch through massage. The human body has layers to every problem it presents with. Self-care isn’t just about time away from the stressors of everyday life, it’s about healing the body from the root to the crown, which takes knowledge, care, and without question, patience”

Adé has experience and certifications in: Swedish Massage, Lymphatic Massage, Corrective Exercise, Hot Stone Massage, Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage, Reflexology (Hands & Feet), Stretching Techniques, and Chair Massage.

Adé also like preparing holistic herbs and teas for overall ailments and sexual health. He is excited to join the team of Effective Integrative Healthcare and assisting all the patients in their health care journey.

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