Loop Wellness Clinic - Owner
Monica is an empathetic and compassionate provider, who always has her patient’s best interest at heart. Monica earned a Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech. She furthered her studies with a Master of Science in Medicine/PA Studies from Shenandoah University. Monica has maintained her licensure with the National Commission of the Certification of PAs since 2004. She has over fifteen years of clinical experience in Emergency Medicine within INOVA Loudoun Hospitals Level 3 trauma center.
Monica has utilized her clinical experience and knowledge to branch out into integrative medicine. After spending the majority of her career managing patients with illnesses related to polypharmacy, Monica’s goal is to improve the quality of life for her patients. Helping not only reduce their prescription medications, but to also improve their energy, mental clarity, sleep, mood, libido, and weight loss. Improving patients physical and mental health is her primary goal.
Henry J. Van Pala
Loop Wellness Clinic - Medical Director
Dr. Henry J. Van Pala, Yale University trained and board certified Internal Medicine physician and board certified Gastroenterologist, serves as the Medical Director for North Hills Internal & Integrative Medicine and also the Medical Director for the Assure Wellness Group.
Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Van Pala earned a degree in Pharmacy from St. John’s University School of Pharmacy in New York, New York in 1974. Dr. Van Pala practiced as a registered Pharmacist for two years, specializing in compounding pharmacy. In 1980, Dr. Van Pala graduated from Michigan State College of Human Medicine and proceeded to train for five years in the Yale University School of Medicine residency and fellowship program from 1980 to 1985. Dr. Van Pala first became licensed to practice medicine in 1983 and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Van Pala perfected his desire to achieve medical excellence by passing the challenging Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification Exam in 2010 and the rigorous Full Certification Exam in Gastroenterology in 2013, a remarkable feat considering Dr. Van Pala first became licensed to practice medicine over thirty years ago. Over the years, Dr. Van Pala has maintained his expertise by completing 2,500 hours in Category 1 Continuing Medical Education.
From 2012 to 2013, Dr. Van Pala spent an additional year in advanced Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology training at Georgia Regents University, formerly known as Medical College of Georgia, in Augusta, Georgia, which afforded him the opportunity to interact with research and medicine at a level only a leading academic institution can provide. At Georgia Regents University, Dr. Van Pala trained to master the most modern medical technologies and treatment systems and received additional, comprehensive training in the fields of gastroenterology, cardiology, pulmonology, infectious disease, endocrinology, nephrology, rheumatology, general internal medicine, critical care medicine, and geriatrics. Dr. Van Pala recently completed a difficult restorative medicine course and became a fellow-candidate among an elite group of physicians in a program entitled A4M, the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.
Dr. Van Pala has also become an expert in men and women’s wellness, hormonal therapy, nutrition balance assistance, and, most notably, creative, integrative, and highly personal weight loss solutions. Dr. Van Pala’s philosophy is that in order to understand and treat the patient as a whole, he must not only innately understand the complexities of modern medicine, but also must address deficiencies in the individual and diagnose and correct the underlying problem. Dr. Van Pala is uniquely qualified to diagnose and care for the complete patient in an integrative manner, utilizing modern treatments to help patients lose weight and become hormonally balanced, helping them restore their stamina and sexual vitality, and enabling them to live more rewarding and satisfying lives. Because of his academic, internal medicine, and gastroenterology training and specialization, as well as his passion for proving a holistic treatment approach for each of his patients that few doctors possess, combined with his years of intense clinical and real-life experience, Dr. Van Pala is well qualified to treat today’s most complicated medical problems in an integrative manner, his patients’ overall health and wellness his primary focus.
Dr. Van Pala is licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia.
MS, DHA, PA-C
Loop Wellness Clinic - Consultant
Dr James Cannon, MS, DHA, MBA, PA-C, DFAAPA is compassionate and patient centered clinician/PA who is a graduate of the Arizona School of Health Sciences/A. T. Still University, earning a Master of Science in Medicine/PA Studies with follow on certification in primary care (1997) and psychiatry (2012) by the National Commission on the Certification of PAs (NCCPA). He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of PAs. In addition to his clinical credential, as a life long learner, has earned multiple graduate degrees including a Masters of Business Administration and Doctorate in Health Administration/Health Sciences. Seeking to further refine his clinical knowledge with bio-identical hormones and wellness, completed an American Academy of Anti-Aging fellowship in functional and regenerative medicine with subsequent certification by the American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners (ABAHP). PA Cannon has been practicing bio-identical hormone optimization with pellet therapy (2008) and weight loss (1997) for many years. Certified as a BioTe medical practitioner who is licensed in Virginia and Maryland.