43,641 lbs

Total weight lost since December 2013

30,259 lbs

Total body fat lost since December 2013

1,979

Patients helped to live a healthier life

40 lbs

Average weight lost on the program

Our focus and passion is to help you live a healthier, more vibrant life from the inside out. We specialize in weight loss, using the Ideal Protein Protocol. Ideal Protein is a medically designed and supervised, partial meal-replacement, ketogenic protocol. The protocol works by restricting your carbohydrate consumption, to encourage your body to use its fat stores for energy. This flip of the fuel source helps you maintain muscle throughout weight loss, so you can burn more fat.

Our Wellness Team

The Virginia Heart Health and Wellness center offers a comprehensive program to help our patients get the weight loss kick start they need and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our wellness team has helped hundreds of patients in the Northern Virginia area achieve their weight loss goals, become more active, and live a life they never believed possible. In addition to our team of certified health and wellness coaches, we have a registered dietician on staff who is available for one-on-one consultations, providing meal planning and guiding to meet specific medical conditions and individual needs.

Virginia Heart is an independent authorized Ideal Protein Clinic.

What is Ideal Protein? Ideal Protein is a medically designed and professionally supervised weight loss protocol intended to improve overall health and wellness through successful weight loss and weight maintenance. It is a 3-phased protocol that helps you set, achieve and maintain your weight loss goals.

Virginia Heart Registered Dietitian Counseling

Registered dietitians assess patients health and nutritional needs and counsel patients accordingly. The registered dietitians at Virginia Heart will counsel patients on nutrition, healthy eating habits, the importance of physical activity while helping the patient to develop a mean and nutrition plan.

Contact Us

Virginia Heart is excited to partner with you for a healthier life! To learn more about our programs give our wellness center a call at 703-766-5893 or email weightloss@tcg.md

Meet our Health and Wellness Coaches

Curt's Story- Sleep Apnea

May 28, 2020, 15:51 PM
Curt Boatman feels most at home in the skies. A commercial airline pilot, his career has taken him all over the world experiencing new cultures and adventures. But his career could have been cut short earlier this year when Curt was diagnosed with sleep apnea.
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Curt Boatman feels most at home in the skies. A commercial airline pilot, his career has taken him all over the world experiencing new cultures and adventures. But his career could have been cut short earlier this year when Curt was diagnosed with sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is a condition in which people experience multiple episodes of apnea (stoppage of breathing repeatedly, usually for at least 10 seconds) during sleep, which disturbs the sleep-wake cycle. If left untreated, the condition can increase the risk of moderate to severe conditions, from high blood pressure to heart attack.

Curt had been experiencing symptoms, including chest pains. He made an appointment with Dr. Casey Benton at Virginia Heart and was immediately scheduled for a sleep study.

“I was diagnosed with moderate to severe sleep apnea. For me, this could derail my career if it wasn’t dealt with quickly and effectively. This was my livelihood.”

Two weeks later, Curt met with Hannah Moon, a sleep nurse practitioner, to review the results and set a course for treatment. During the appointment, Curt’s aeromedical advocates called, a group assigned to ensure compliance with FAA policies.

“I asked her if I could patch them into the conversation and she agreed. Everyone was on the same page and though I was initially grounded for 14 days, Hannah immediately knew what I needed and got to work.”

Everyone felt the sense of urgency.

“Normally, it’s two weeks after the initial consultation to discuss your results before you even get another study. We started the next day. Two weeks later, we started the course of treatment with the CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) device. They worked with me to get a six-week treatment scheduled into 3 weeks.”

With the strict FAA compliance standards, the team at the Sleep Center rallied around Curt to work toward a common goal – getting him back in the air.

“It was so detailed — checking off lists, additional paperwork, letters, certifications. Everything had to be exact. You can’t make a mistake — just one word can change the course of a career.”

Even the size of the CPAP became a team exercise. “It was too big for my lifestyle. I needed something I could put in a travel bag. We found a smaller version that had the same functions. It was a game changer for me.”

The treatment has been a success, not only giving him restful sleep, but a quality of life he never knew was missing. But more than that, Curt said he appreciates the way the Virginia Heart team went the extra mile.

“They literally adjusted the normal schedule of treatment just for me because they had the same sense of urgency I did. They cared about my unique situation, and also spent time walking me through every step. It really was a team. It was personal to them.”

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Common Questions

  • How does Ideal Protein work? 

    Ideal Protein is a 3-phase protocol. Phase 1= weight loss. Personalized coaching sessions, using meal replacements to maintain muscle mass while burning fat during weight loss. Phase 2= stabilization. Weaning off the meal replacements, and gaining lifestyle education from your coach for successful maintenance. Phase 3= maintenance. Maintenance education, continuing to meet with your coach for accountability, and discontinuing use of meal replacements. 

Curt's Story- Sleep Apnea

May 28, 2020, 15:51 PM
Curt Boatman feels most at home in the skies. A commercial airline pilot, his career has taken him all over the world experiencing new cultures and adventures. But his career could have been cut short earlier this year when Curt was diagnosed with sleep apnea.
Title : Curt's Story- Sleep Apnea
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Curt Boatman feels most at home in the skies. A commercial airline pilot, his career has taken him all over the world experiencing new cultures and adventures. But his career could have been cut short earlier this year when Curt was diagnosed with sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is a condition in which people experience multiple episodes of apnea (stoppage of breathing repeatedly, usually for at least 10 seconds) during sleep, which disturbs the sleep-wake cycle. If left untreated, the condition can increase the risk of moderate to severe conditions, from high blood pressure to heart attack.

Curt had been experiencing symptoms, including chest pains. He made an appointment with Dr. Casey Benton at Virginia Heart and was immediately scheduled for a sleep study.

“I was diagnosed with moderate to severe sleep apnea. For me, this could derail my career if it wasn’t dealt with quickly and effectively. This was my livelihood.”

Two weeks later, Curt met with Hannah Moon, a sleep nurse practitioner, to review the results and set a course for treatment. During the appointment, Curt’s aeromedical advocates called, a group assigned to ensure compliance with FAA policies.

“I asked her if I could patch them into the conversation and she agreed. Everyone was on the same page and though I was initially grounded for 14 days, Hannah immediately knew what I needed and got to work.”

Everyone felt the sense of urgency.

“Normally, it’s two weeks after the initial consultation to discuss your results before you even get another study. We started the next day. Two weeks later, we started the course of treatment with the CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) device. They worked with me to get a six-week treatment scheduled into 3 weeks.”

With the strict FAA compliance standards, the team at the Sleep Center rallied around Curt to work toward a common goal – getting him back in the air.

“It was so detailed — checking off lists, additional paperwork, letters, certifications. Everything had to be exact. You can’t make a mistake — just one word can change the course of a career.”

Even the size of the CPAP became a team exercise. “It was too big for my lifestyle. I needed something I could put in a travel bag. We found a smaller version that had the same functions. It was a game changer for me.”

The treatment has been a success, not only giving him restful sleep, but a quality of life he never knew was missing. But more than that, Curt said he appreciates the way the Virginia Heart team went the extra mile.

“They literally adjusted the normal schedule of treatment just for me because they had the same sense of urgency I did. They cared about my unique situation, and also spent time walking me through every step. It really was a team. It was personal to them.”

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