Dr. William Vickers
Most patients may end of having multiple providers including Denise at our front desk, neurofeedback providers and therapist, nurses, and 2-3 physicians possibly involved with their care.
Dr. W. Vickers has an undergraduate degree in microbiology/biochemistry/virology including research in Herpes Simplex Virus, Cytomegalovirus, plasmid vector molecular genetics, T cruzi, and neuroscience of spinalothalamic tracts in mouse brain injury. He is trained in Internal Medicine/Anesthesiology/Pain/Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital where he was elected Chief Resident. He had primary interest in neurointensive care and brain injury with extracurricular interests in medical mission work traveling to Haiti, Caribbean health clinics, and orphanages. Since medical school, his own experience with chronic disease including celiac disease, concussions, persistent Lyme and other vector-borne diseases where he was on disability and not working, and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome/PostLyme Syndrome which has led him on this journey of more comprehensive and integrative treatments for chronic disease. He also spent many years in competitive athletics, including 2 olympic campaigns, which has fueled his passion for sports, exercise physiology, hypoxic HIT therapy and altitude medicine, and staying at the forefront of brain performance and understanding the connectome of the brain. Lastly, he has a passion for brain injury and wellness including serving as Past President of the Neurobiofeedback Research Foundation, current member of ISNR, IBIS, ASA, anti-aging and several others, creating a Lyme Foundation focusing on research in Neurologic aspects of Lyme and chronic fatigue PostTreatment Lyme, QEEG/ERP and Loretta analysis of NeuroLyme, PostTreatment Lyme Syndrome along with helping families in Maryland diagnose and manage symptoms of Post-Treatment Lyme. His own family has gone thru mold illness/CIRS and experienced two remediation efforts and one of the few providers who has been treating mold patients for more than 10 years and knows about successful medical mold/bacteria remediation. He has a sister born with an hypoxic birth injury later developing schizophrenia and autistic spectrum disorder, leading to his interest brain injury, neuroinflammation, brain atrophy, neuroplasticity, hypo and hyper coherence in brain connectivity, hypoxic birth injury and cerebral palsy, dementia, Parkinsons, ALS neurodegenerative disorders, childhood and adult ASD, severe TBI and applying regenerative medicine techniques and neuromodulation to these illnesses. One of the first physicians to undergo Shoemaker mold training, member of ISEAI, attended nearly every mold and Lyme conference, one of the early members of the neurolipid foundation network, long term member of the Ketamine physician network, years of brain and sports medicine conferences, Integrative medicine, Bredesen protocol training, Functional Medicine conferences, residency and seminars in pain management, anesthesia, and the brain, HBOT Society, the International Brain Injury Society, and experienced in using various forms of advanced analysis including BAH, Applied Kinesiology, NeuroQuant, QEEG/ERP and cognitive testing.
Dr. Danielle McDevitt
Dr. McDevitt is board certified in Internal Medicine and uses functional and integrative medicine in her practice. She has been practicing integrative medicine and Internal Medical for four years after developing an interest in searching for root causes of illness. Her current interests and passion are in anti-aging medicine, integrative pain management, medical cannibis, medical facial aesthetics, insomnia, PRP facial and pain injections including OCM injections, female and male endocrinology and bio identical hormones, dementia and cognitive decline, and general wellness medicine. She has been mentoring in neurofeedback and Integrative Pain Medicine under Dr Vickers for more than 12 months and will be taking MHI to the next level as Dr Vickers moves more into research, publication, and foundation work.
Dr Rebecca Vickers
Dr. R. Vickers is board certified in Pediatrics and has practiced primary care pediatrics for more 20 years including being a member of Top Docs in Pediatrics. After taking care of more and more sick children, she turned to functional and integrative medicine and has been using this approach to treat chronic and complex medical issues in her pediatric patients. She has completed the introductory and advanced education courses with the Institute of Functional Medicine and continues to participate in ongoing functional medicine training. Using the integrative and functional medicine model, she treats patients with developmental, mental, and physical conditions.
The functional medicine approach is to:
- Identify and treat root causes of illness – such as infections, food sensitivities, leaky gut;
- Replace and repairing systems that are not functioning optimally; and
- Treats physical as well as emotional and mental components of illness.
Dr. R. Vickers has also trained with some of the top integrative pediatric specialists using IFM mentorship and is most recently appling this knowledge to the treatment of PANDAS/PANS patients. She will be seeing pediatric patients at MHI using her integrative and holistic approach to complex medical issues and combining this with the testing and treatment options offered at MHI offering a tremendous opportunity for exceptional results and treatment. Her current wait list is 4-6 months and is only taking new patients as current patients are stabilized.
Denise Worthington, LTSW, Office Manager
Specialist in Neurofeedback, Pediatric Social Work, Reactive Attachment Disorder, PANS/PANDAS, ASD/spectrum disorders with more than 10 years experienced in the field, and well versed in understanding mold/CIRS, Lyme disease, and coinfections and what they to do the body and brain.
Sally Clark, RN
Acupuncturist trained at Sophia Institute with more than 20 years of experience in nursing including advanced cardiac life support training.
Jennifer Lefler, RN
Specialized in OB/GYN bladder dysfunction, neurofeedback/neurostimulation, and trained in advanced cardiac life support.
Penni Wardle-Sevensky, RN
Nurse Manager with more than 10 years experience working with Dr W Vickers
Trained in advanced cardiac life support and many years experience working with the chronically ill and brain damaged.
Elli Vickers, Intern
PhD intern, QEEG/ERP and BCN student
Psi Chi Honor Society member, Alpha Omega Honor Society, State of Pennsylvania Microbiologist award, 4 abstracts on biofilm formation, biofilm analysis, and reptilian reproduction/regeneration. PhD interests in neuroscience of PTSD, TBI, and mood disorders.