Yuliya Matsova, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC
Yuliya immigrated from Gomel, Belarus to Cleveland, Ohio at the young age of six, overcoming an immense culture shock. In 2012, She graduated in the top 10 percent of her class, and went on to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Case Western Reserve University. As part of her final senior practicum at Case Western Reserve University, she completed a 300-hour clinical rotation in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at the Main Campus Cleveland Clinic. She was later offered a full-time registered nurse position on the very same unit after earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Two years later, Yuliya moved to Arlington, Virginia to complete her master’s degree from George Washington University, to become an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. While working on her master’s degree, she worked in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit at Georgetown University Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. After three years, and countless clinical hours in primary care offices, orthopedics clinics, and long-term care facilities, Yuliya Graduated from George Washington University in May of 2020 with her master’s degree. Soon after graduating she passed her national board exam, to become a Certified Primary Care Nurse Practitioner accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association.
In October of 2020, Yuliya eagerly accepted a position at Menon Medical Center. Today she prides herself in always using the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines to influence her clinical decision making, to ensure that patients receive the best medical care. She also seeks to provide patients with the necessary education to allow them to take a more active role in attaining and maintaining their optimal level of health. She resides in Fairfax, Virginia with her two dogs and her cat.
In her spare-time she enjoys an active lifestyle, primarily as an avid crossfitter. Outside of work, Yuliya also enjoys hiking, binging on Netflix/Hulu movies, rehearsing classical piano and cello pieces, and spending time with friends.
John Howard, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac.
John received his master’s level degree in Acupuncture from the Maryland Institute of Traditional Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland in 2004. Upon graduation, he entered into a five-year fellowship with the US military under the direction of Dr. Richard Niemtzow, MD, PHD. John specializes in treating pain and multi-system organ dysfunctions.
John’s military fellowship gave him the opportunity to review and extrapolate best clinical outcomes for his patients. His fellowship included working with soldiers only days removed from the battlefield theater.
In 2007, John’s clinical observations led him to invent Auriculotherapy (ear acupuncture) protocols for those suffering from stress/anxiety and PTSD. Today his protocols are being used in clinics and hospitals settings worldwide. John enjoys fishing and running. He was a competitive runner that qualified for the Boston Marathon twice.
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“A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.” — Paul Dudley White