The Doctors

Dr. Corey Malnikof, D.C.

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Imagine a four-year-old boy with such bad asthma that he had to go to the emergency room twice a week to get a shot of adrenalin just so his lungs would open enough to breathe! Doctor after doctor said that he would just have to modify his lifestyle; that would mean no sports and no going outside in the cold.

That four-year-old boy was me! My parents eventually took me to the local chiropractor and spontaneously — after a week or two of visits — my asthma disappeared. I went on to play sports and I excelled at them very much; I was even able to play some college sports. I can also say that every time I was injured and told to take the customary "six to eight weeks off", I would go see my chiropractor and would be back at practice the next day. My coaches even called my chiropractor the "voodoo doctor" because of how quick I would come back. The decision to become a chiropractor was an easy one for me. The best part is that now I get to see the miracles every day!

I moved to Davenport, Iowa to receive my education at Palmer College of Chiropractic. There was no other school that I would have attended as Palmer is the "Fountainhead of Chiropractic"... it is where chiropractic started. I made it my mission to excel at school and I did just that! I was honored that my peers voted me into the Vogt Leader Society; an honor available to only 0.002% of students that attend Palmer. I was also elected president of the largest national student political association. While at Palmer, I focused on my future patients and, as such, attended a multitude of seminars to master as many techniques as possible. I thoroughly enjoyed the clinical aspect of my education and was selected to teach diagnosis courses, orthopedic courses, take care of patients in the physical therapy department, and help teach other students how to care for their patients. My education was one of the best experiences of my life and now it is my privilege to share it with my practice members.

Our Philosophy

It's simple: we don't just want you to get healthy, we want you to learn how to stay healthy. We believe that the largest advancement in healthcare is the informed consumer. More and more people are learning more and more about healthcare. While half of our mission is to make sure you get the best care possible, the other half of our mission is to educate and empower you on health and wellness. We believe that the more you know about your own health (and health in general), the healthier you will be.

Dr. Vivian is my partner and my wife. We met at Palmer and, after graduation, I followed her here. Since moving to the area we have had a beuatiful baby boy Chase, we have bought a house in Ashburn Village and have two beautiful dogs: Kingston, and Maggie. I enjoy sports on my off time and am a self-proclaimed self-help junkie. I love to read books and listen to audios on the subject.

I do not believe in the saying "Do what I say, not what I do." This is why I make it a point to continually work on my own health. I get adjusted at least once a week and I get regular re-exams. I take my USANA life packs for supplemental health every day. I go to the gym at 5:00am to stay in shape and prepare for the day. I try my best to eat organic food and, from time to time, I juice. I also occasionally jog with our dogs. Most importantly I do daily affirmations which give me peace of mind. I am just now getting into meditation and I believe that regular meditation will literally allow a person to live longer. I also make sure to stay updated on what is going on in alternative health care because I also believe that the more I know about health, the healthier I will be.

Thanks for visiting our site. I look forward to meeting you in person and learning how we may be of service to you. Give our office a call, or email me using the email below and let’s arrange a time to explore your options.

DrCorey@palmercare.com


Dr. Vivian Kim Malnikof, DC, CACCP

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Dr. Vivian Kim Malnikof, DC CACCP was born in Seoul, Korea, and moved to the US when she was four years old. She grew up in Springfield, VA and was very active during her youth with field hockey, softball, and horseback riding. She studied biology at the University of Virginia, and she interned for a chiropractor who opened her eyes to the possibility of truly helping people without drugs and surgery. She worked as a teaching assistant in the cadaver lab at Palmer College of Chiropractic, helping other students learn gross and spinal anatomy, as well as organ histology and radiology. She met her husband, Corey, at school and have been in private practice together since 2005. They live in Ashburn and have two beautiful boys, Chase and Ashton. They have been expanding their Palmercare team to eight locations throughout the DC metropolitan area and plan on continuing to grow nationally. Dr. Vivian loves spending valuable time with family, working out and doing pilates, reading, and learning new techniques to implement into the clinics. The Palmercare team has been honored with recognitions by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce for community leadership, the Apollo Leadership Award, the Top Chiropractors of America for multiple years, Loudoun Woman Magazine, and the top 100 Amazing People of Loudoun County. She strives to be at the top of her game and pursues constant and never ending growth to help people heal from the inside out.

Specialty

Dr. Vivian uses a variety of Chiropractic techniques including Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson, Lumbar Flexion Distraction, SOT, activator, extremity, and is Pediatric and Webster (pregnancy) certified. She is also trained in osteopathic techniques including Visceral, Neural, and Craniosacral Therapy. She has a unique approach by combining chiropractic adjustments with these manual therapies to release organs, nerves, and supporting tissues of the brain and spinal cord. Visits with her also often include muscle testing, passive and active rehabilitation, and cold laser therapy. She believes in the body’s innate ability to heal, and that removing interference to the nervous system and unleashing human potential is the key to true health. She sees clients of all ages, including newborn infants, pregnant women, professional athletes, and people who have suffered concussions and traumas. She is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, the American Chiropractic Association, and the International Association of Healthcare Providers.

Contact: DrVivian@palmercare.com


Dr. Eric Doyle, D.C.

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Dr Eric is a graduate of SUNy Potsdam. After graduating from undergrad, he attended New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY.

Dr Eric Doyle joined the Palmercare family in 2010. He earned the award in Palmercare of Rising Star as he quickly added to Palmercare. He has skills in many Chiropractic techniques including Diversified, ART, SOT, activator, Extremity care, Thompson drop, Toggle, and is certified in the Webster technique specifically to help pregnant women.

He is dedicated to continually growing as a person and a doctor and makes it his goal to provide service above and beyond the expectations of his practice members. He constantly attends continuing education to better himself. HIs hobbies include working out, soccer, hiking, biking, and reading. He is currently a member of the Sterling Silver group of Business Network International, and the American Chiropractic Association, and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

Contact: DrEric@palmercare.com


Dr. Meesagh Shaheedian, D.C.

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Dr. Meesagh Shaheedian DC, MS is a proud native of Northern Virginia growing up in the Reston/Herndon area. At a young age he was fascinated with the well-being of the human body and was a very active athlete playing football, basketball, and soccer.

Dr. Meesagh graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor degree in Biology pursuing a profession in the pharmaceutical and medical field. However, after astonishing experiences as Dr. Corey’s patient, he decided that Chiropractic healing was his true calling.

He eventually went to Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, OR and received a Masters in Sports and Exercise Science and of course, his Doctorate in Chiropractic. Dr. Meesagh also had the privilege of bringing chiropractic care to local high schools, colleges, professional athletes, coaches, and other members of the Portland, Oregon community. While at Western States, Dr. Meesagh was highly involved in multi-technique adjusting labs learning and teaching many Chiropractic techniques including Diversified, Thompson, Toggle, Activator, Gonstead, Cox Flexion Distraction, and SOT.

Dr. Meesagh joined the Palmercare family in January 2014 with the goal to help others reach their optimal health potential so they can live longer, healthier, and happier lives.


Dr. Heather Lucas, DC, MS

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Dr. Heather biography will be available soon.


Dr. Allen Kowarski, D.C., P.T.

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Dr. Allen Kowarski graduated with a degree in physical therapy from New York University in 1979. In 1984, Dr. Kowarski obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College where he also received a Clinical Instruction Award. He was certified in dry needling technique in 2011. He is an active member of the Virginia Chiropractic Association. He practiced in Fairfax for over 30 years and has treated over 12,000 patients. Dr. Kowarski joined the Palmercare team in Sterling in 2017. Dr. Kowarski is passionate about helping his patients get out of pain quickly, and putting them on a path to health and wellness.


Emily Hatt, Acupuncturist

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As a licensed acupuncturist in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Emily has been providing acupuncture and Chinese Herbology services to the greater Washington D.C. area for over a decade.

Emily earned her Masters of Oriental Medicine from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in 2002. She then achieved her national certification in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Continuing education coursework includes certification in Kinesio Tape techniques which enable Emily to provide both athletes and non-athletes musculoskeletal healing and support.

Emily offers a whole person approach to wellness. This includes diet, supplements, and treatment for many issues, including allergies, infertility, pain management, digestive disorders, and insomnia. Patients can expect a professional technique and a results oriented treatment plan in their quest for optimum health.

Emily’s past affiliations has enabled her to provide acupuncture services to MLS’s D.C United, the NFL’s Washington Redskins, the NHL’s Washington Capitals and the MLB’s Washington Nationals.

Besides being top ranking in her field, in 2006 Emily was nominated for Small Business of the Year by the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce (DRCC). Emily has also served as the DRCC Membership Committee Chair(2007-2008).


Monica Zhou, Acupuncturist

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Monica is originally from China, where she started this passion at a very young age. She has been practicing acupuncture for over 20 years and has been practicing in the US for 15 years now. As some of you may know, there are many schools of Acupuncture and Monica has practiced Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the 5 elements of Acupuncture, and is also experienced in Japanese acupuncture. She is extremely passionate about Acupuncture and says, "For me it's not just a job, it's my favorite hobby because you can treat and help so many different things- like weight loss, digestive problems, snow shoveling back pain, allergies, depression, and many issues."


Rachel Abbett, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

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Rachel received her health coaching certificate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, following a decade-long career in the construction industry that left her tired and wired. Before moving to nutrition education full-time, Rachel juggled her family's food intolerances and spent her freetime in the kitchen "paleo-izing" favorite recipes. She has expertise with managing digestive health and gut function, food sensitivities, autoimmune disorders, blood sugar and adrenal health.

Rachel provides a warm, judgement-free zone to discuss nutrition goals and cultivate each client's unique healthy balance.