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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, DC, BCIM, DMBBP, DAAMLP

Chiropractor/Owner

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

Chiropractor

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

Chiropractor

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.

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. Joseph Kling, DC, MS, CSCS

Chiropractor

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™

Rhonda

Rhonda Holmes, LMT

Rhonda has lived in Maryland almost her entire life. She studied massage at the Baltimore School of Massage where she earned over 100 clinical hours of experience. Rhonda has extensive experience in over 5 modalities including energy work & reflexology. She has also become prenatal certified. Rhonda earned an Associate’s degree from Howard Community College in 2016 and in May of 2021, she will earn her Bachelor’s in Spanish from Arizona State University.

Rhonda has two children and two dogs. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and being near or in the water, whether it’s a pool, a beach, or cruising the ocean. Rhonda also has a passion for cooking. Annually, her church opens as a shelter for a week in January and at that time Rhonda and her children cook and serve food to the homeless.

Rhonda also has 20 years of experience working in the nursing field. During that time, she worked in almost every department in the hospital including geriatrics, pediatrics, & hospice. She wanted to have more freedom in her ability to provide healing patient care so she decided to pursue a different career and to continue to help people heal through massage! She feels her calling is to help people heal. Massage offers exactly that! Rhonda loves what she does. She is excited to join the EIH team and assist everyone here with their healing journey!

Dr. Erin Johnson

Chiropractor

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. 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

Carla Arieta

Acupuncturist

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. During her years in medical school, she had the opportunity to engage with the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) that allowed her to participate in international clerkships in Europe, where she not only improved her foreign language skills, but also participated actively in the hospital’s clinical rotations, including the areas of Internal Medicine and Surgery. 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 then began her journey pursuing a dual degree that included 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 the Biomedicine Department Chair and 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. Carla enjoys spending time with family and friends, and loves hiking. She has passion for continuing education and likes to attend seminars and courses that would nourish her knowledge in the field of medicine in order to benefit her patients. Recently, she attended a Symposium named “Translating Fundamental Science of Acupuncture into Clinical Practice: for cancer symptom management, pain and substance abuse” at the National Institute of Health (NIH), where brilliant minds from around the world met in order to share interesting data collected about modern acupuncture research that exposed promising outcomes that would promote a positive impact in the healthcare system. In this conference, she also had the opportunity to learn from Prof. Ted Kaptchuck, a renowned researcher at Harvard Medical School and from Dr. Richard Niemtzow’s life and professional experiences, he is the chief of the Air Force Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Center, an eager promoter of Battlefield Acupuncture within the US Military Forces.
Carla is trained in a diversity of modalities: TCM diagnosis, SaAm, Master Tung, NADA protocol, Neuro-anatomy point location, among others. She considers that Medicine is an art and that by understanding our pathophysiological processes; a healthcare practitioner is able to provide a comprehensive approach 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 outstanding Effective Integrative Healthcare team, she is convinced that every single patient will receive the best medical care they deserve by improving their overall quality of life.

Brittany

Brittany

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.

Kayla, Front Desk Assistant

Kayla

Front Desk Assistant

Kayla has been a part of the Effective Integrative Healthcare family for many years. As a competitive soccer player, she was regularly treated by Dr. Hardnett as a patient. She is familiar with the facility, the various treatment options, and especially alternative medicine. Kayla has over 6 years of customer service experience and is focused on physical fitness as well as mental wellness. Kayla received her Social Work degree from UMBC in May 2020. She has a minor and certification in Gender and Women’s Studies. She completed her internship at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Child Day Hospital as a social work student where she provided services to children and families. Kayla is able to communicate proficiently in sign language. She is passionate about helping people and strives to make the most positive impact on others. Kayla is excited to be a part of the EIH family and cannot wait to continue her passion.

Jean

Jean

Therapy and Rehab CCA

Jean is a Maryland native, who is our one of our Chiropractic Assistant's at the Millersville location. Jean has been working in the physical therapy and chiropractic field going on 3 years now. From a very young age, Jean has always been very active, participating in various sports and activities throughout his life. Jean is also a physical trainer in Capitol Hill, DC for Sport & Health where he develops functional and restorative programs for individuals to combat the imbalances caused from their specific activities of daily living. Jean comes from a family based in healthcare, and ultimately would like to be a part of a vision that promotes healthy and functional ways of living to the rest of society. Jean is finishing up his undergraduate degree with the intentions of entering the chiropractic program so he can take a bigger approach to helping others on a wider scale.

Megan

Megan

Front Desk, Therapy & Rehab CCA

Megan is a chiropractic assistant and part of our administrative in our Crofton office. She is a Crofton native and has been involved in the health and wellness field for about 5 years starting as a trainer and instructor for Golds Gym. Her upbeat personality is always ready to greet you and make you feel instantly welcomed! Megan graduated from Arundel High school and continued her education at Frostburg State University graduating with a degree in business. After 20+ years in the retail industry, she decided to make a career change into the medical field. As a busy mother of 4, Megan found that chiropractic care is a holistic way to keep her kids healthy and out of the doctors office as much as possible. Working at Effective Integrative Healthcare gives Megan the opportunity to promote health and wellness to her community.

Kristyna

Front Desk and Chiropractic Assistant in Training

Kristyna is a Baltimore County native, who is our Front Desk representative and rehab CA at Millersville. She graduated in 2012 from Sparrows Point and then went to NDMV for teaching and CCBC Essex for Physical therapy. She has years of experience in customer service and rehab care. Kristyna loves talking about sports and how it relates to health. She loves meeting new people and is very excited to be able to assist in the care directly in EIH’s rehab room as well as meet all our patient’s needs at the front desk. She has lived in Georgia and California and traveling is still a passion of hers. She has a beautiful daughter and wonderful pets to keep her busy at home! Kristyna looks forward to helping EIH patients feel like family in our office.

Hannah

Hannah

Crofton Chiropractic Assistant

Hannah graduated from Hickory School in Virginia in 2015. Following graduation, she attended Clemson University and majored in Psychology while spending her free time performing with the school’s color guard. She went on to do a year long internship with Marching Health, an opportunity which allowed her to meet people all over the US. In her free time, Hannah enjoys hiking and traveling any chance she gets. She is very excited to learn from the doctors at Effective and how to best care for our patients.

Megan

Megan

Crofton Chiropractic Assistant

Megan 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 Megan is not at work, she enjoys spending her time with her friends & family as well as spending time outside when the weather is nice. Megan is excited for the opportunity to join the Effective team and bring her experience in patient care to all she meets.

Trisha

Trisha

Front Desk and Rehab CA

Born and raised in Anne Arundel County, Trisha graduated from Chesapeake High School in 2004 before attending college at AACC. Trish joins our team with years of knowledge in the fitness and wellness industry. Her hobbies include working out, hiking, spending time with family, and exploring the amazing sites the United States has to offer. She is excited to bring her expertise to the patients of Effective.

Tischina

Tishcina

Front Desk and Rehab CA

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.

Katelan

Katelan

Front Desk Assistant

Katelan graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. With kinesiology, anatomy, and physiology being her favorite subjects to learn about in school, she decided to pursue physical therapy for 2 years prior to joining the EIH team. Katelan enjoys reading, painting, and spending time with her one-year-old daughter and two-year-old black lab when she is not at work. Katelan looks forward to getting to know all of the EIH patients and making your visit to the office the best it can be.

Cari

Certified Chiropractic Assistant

Caris has been assisting doctors with treating patients for 7 wonderful years. As a chiropractic assistant her goals are to facilitate a patient’s ability to achieve a wellness stage of care through effective treatment! Educating patients to understand how they can help themselves at home in addition to the treatment prescribed by the Doctor is key. Caris is excited to be a part of the Effective team and can’t wait to meet the patients of Effective and help you achieve your goals.

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