WHO WE ARE
Musu Wellness Integrative Health is a premier Boutique wellness studio located in old Town Gaithersburg, Maryland. The business was founded in 2019 to motivate, train, and infuse a desire to live a healthy balanced lifestyle. The COVID-19 pandemic coupled with the telework option has exacerbated the health conditions of most Americans. This was the catalyst for rebranding our company. Integrative Health Practice now features three physicians and a mental health wellness specialist to address the current needs of our community. We offer community outreach services, Churche retreat, corporate groups health promotion, individual, and rehabilitative sessions to ensure our services are custom made. This also includes medical spa services such as clinical medical exercise therapies skin health, gut heath detox, body well-being, distance therapies, pain & Inflammation, mental & spiritual well-being. Our company motto is “Feel Good, Look Good, and Live Good”. We endeavor to achieve this with the commitment of our clients and the exceptionalism of our team and services.
Mental and physical health are equally important components of overall health. For example, depression increases the risk for many types of physical health problems, particularly long-lasting conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Physical activity can bring health benefits, including elevated mood and reduced stress; and healthy eating, which can improve mental health. Good physical health leaves a personal feeling better in the long term. As the American Heart Association puts it, “Physical activity boosts mental wellness.
Musu Wheeler ACSM – EPT, CPT
Has over 10 years of experience in the health industry to include corporate wellness, rehabilitative services, medical spa centers, and public outreach. She has matriculated through college to become an exercise physiologist in addition to several certifications to hone her craft. Enthusiasm, grit, and an unmatched zeal to improve the lifestyle of her community has been the cornerstone to her success. The COVID-19 pandemic compelled her to pursue her dreams and aspirations. Undeterred by numerous obstacles to include social distancing, building clientele, and managing a household while her husband was deployed to Kuwait. Musu has overcome these challenges and has expanded her brand by fusing medical, sports, and mental spiritual health wellness to restore both the body and mind. Her team is composed of three physicians, a mental health wellness service specialist, and a dance arts instructor therapist that all share the belief that prioritizing health transcends every aspect of life. Musu has immersed herself in a worthy cause to serve others; these efforts will have a profound and lasting impact on those who are a part of this journey.
Dr. Marvin Griffin
Dr. Griffin has a Master’s Degree in Population Health Management, from the Johns Hopkins Grossman School of Public Health August 2020. He has experience in population health management, pay-for-value contracting, integrated care delivery systems, continuous documentation improvement, denials management, and utilization review. Dr. Griffin has strong clinical skills with 25+ years of healthcare experience, academic professorship, research, and 8+ years in leadership roles in a large Level 1- 2 designated trauma center. Our providers are similarly skilled, trained, and highly vetted.
He has experience in population health management, pay-for-value contracting, integrated care delivery systems, continuous documentation improvement, denials management, and utilization review.
Dr. Griffin has strong clinical skills with 25+ years of healthcare experience, academic professorship, research, and 8+ years in leadership roles in a large Level 1- 2 designated trauma center. Our providers are similarly skilled, trained, and highly vetted.
Our providers have an in-depth understanding of pay-for-value models and share expertise in leading the organizational transition from traditional fee-for-service payment models toward data-driven, value-based payment structures
Along with rudimentary primary and Integrative care, our providers have a strong knowledge base in data-driven outcomes, clinical utilization, and quality metrics with a hands-on understanding of its application to practice operations, clinical quality, and provider activities
Dr. Griffin has direct hands-on experience as owner/operator of a rapidly growing Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) accredited practice with several of our key clinical leaders sharing the same expertise
Our providers are selected for excellent verbal, written, presentation, and group facilitation skills with the ability to convey complex or technical information in a manner that others can understand at all levels of an organization.
Our physicians, nurses, mental health practitioners, and case managers demonstrate comfort in speaking in front of large audiences of consumers, clinical stakeholders as well as C-suite level executives.
Members of our team are vetted for strong critical thinking skills and for their caring, considerate responses to patients and their families. They are just as comfortable conversing with large hospital and corporate medical teams and understand their “results-oriented” dynamic. need by all
Dr Griffin’s Work and Training History:
- CEO, Griffin Population Analytic, New Brunswick NJ
- Medical Director, Urgent Care Doral Health and Wellness, Brooklyn NY
- Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine
NYC Health + Hospitals Woodhull – Brooklyn, NY
October 2012 to July 2021
Served as Physician providing Adult trauma /critical resuscitation for extremely high acuity Level 1-2 Trauma Center
Work in all facets of the Department from Physician Advisor, Utilization review to Acute Medicine and Urgent Care. Annual census> 140,000 patients per annum
- NYC-HHC Woodhull, Physician Advisor
NYC Health + Hospitals – New York, NY
October 2012 to Jan 2019
Oversight of Emergency Department utilization team providing real-time ED admissions justification review and bedside continuous documentation improvement (CDI). Use of Interqual and Milliman admissions criteria. Development of a hospital-wide admissions notification alert system. Provided Observation Unit placement decisions and evaluation of 48-hour midnight rule and Code 44 compliance.
- Oversight over Emergency Department Care Management Team.
Served as the clinical lead for patient placement, ED care management and social work decisions, home care and hospice placement. Evaluation and management of high-cost patients on the hospital’s ACO report and served as the hospital’s clinical lead for its Readmissions Reduction program (Project RED).
- Medical Director, Doral Health and Wellness Urgent Care, Brooklyn NY
- Medical Director/Owner
Webster Avenue AFC , Urgent Care- Bronx, NY
June 2017 to October 2019
Medical Director of Urgent Care with greater than 15,000 annual census. Patient satisfaction scores consistently >90th percentile
Urgent Care Center of America Certification within 10 months.
DOT Certification, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (FMCSA) through 2023
MRO services are provided with the maintenance of numerous occupational medicine contracts.
- Fellowship, Integrative Medicine the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine Feb 2021
- Masters of Applied Science in Population Health Management. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Degree Conferred August 2020
- Fellowship Training in Emergency Medical Services, Fire Department NYC (FDNY) August 1999-August 2000
- Residency Training, St-Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Ctr (Columbia affiliation) July 1996 to July 1999
- Medical School: UCLA Charles R, Drew University of Medicine and Science Degree conferred June 1996
J. Max Destine, M.D, MPH-GH, MBA
Chief Population Health Officer with Griffin Population Analytic is a highly qualified healthcare professional with a degree in Biology, a master’s in public health, an MBA in Pharmaceutical Healthcare Business, and a certificate in Global Health. He has over 15 years of clinical research experience and has managed multiple clinical trials, including the Lilly PYBA Covid19 Monoclonal Antibody Treatment. He has a strong background in preventative medicine and has demonstrated it through his involvement in the dengue epidemic in Cuba and his work with clinical trials. Dr. Destine’s goal is to make preventative medicine accessible and affordable through a digital health platform such as Remote Patient Monitoring. He is trained and certified as a Lumenis consultant and EVOLT specialist. His enthusiasm towards making people feel good , looks good , and be good is amazing. Dr. Destine works and provide care to people of all walks of life globally.
Damaris Ramirez Tolentino, MSH-WCP
Mental & Spiritual Health Well-being Counseling Professional
- Washington Adventist University, MA, Counseling Psychology, May 2021
- University of Maryland Eastern Shore, B.A., Rehabilitation Psychology, May 2018
- Alcohol & Drug Counseling
- Group Therapy
- Career Counseling
Volunteer and Work Experience
Go-Getters-Community Support Advocate-Newark, MD (December 2019 – July 2020)
- Provides home health services
- Teaches independent management of finances, medications, and housing
- Collaborates with the member to create an IRP using person-centered planning
- Helps with job placement and supported employment counseling
- Supports members’ healthcare needs and follow-up care
- Uses electronic medical records, responsible for collaborating with members on monthly progress notes, complete schedules, and contact notes
Synergy Family Services, Inc/Intern- Hyattsville, MD (February 2019 – October 2019)
- Provided individual and family therapeutic services in both English and Spanish.
- Facilitated a range of services from suicide prevention, crisis intervention, short- and long-term treatment.
- Conducted family and individual therapist sessions under clinical supervision.
- Recorded progress notes, Individual Treatment Plans, PRP Referrals
Brain Injury Counselor CCI Silver Spring, MD (June 2018 – May 2019)
- Delivered individuals with traumatic brain injuries the highest level of community-oriented care.
- Assisted clients with daily activities.
- Observed client to ensure self-safety.
- Case Management
- Crisis Intervention
- Child & Family Counseling
- Group Therapy
- Time Management
- Individual / Group
- Behavior Management
- Behavioral Health
- Bilingual (English and Spanish)
We work with men and women from all walks of life. Professionals in the corporate world who need help with meal prep and planning, frequent travelers who want to boost their immune systems, stay-at-home moms who want a reasonable nutrition plan, and hard-charging athletes that need to pamper their bodies more. That’s just it. Everyone can use a little extra help!
WHY INTEGRATIVE HEALTH RECREATION?
For one thing, we’re not going to tell you how to live your life! No one can really tell you what to do. Instead, we believe in supporting you with our resources. There are lots of ways to live your best life; we just want to be there to help in any way we can. And we make it fun! Our approach is to get people to think about things that can work for you – we’ll help you work on those things!
YOU ARE THE GUIDE
We’re not about to tell you to go on a diet or to get to the gym every day of the week! This is about how YOU want to live your life. Where do you need help in this life of yours? In truth, living your best life means looking at all facets of your life. Think of yourself as the hub of a wheel. The hub will only stay stable if the spokes hold their own. Those spokes can represent nutrition, exercise, recovery, relaxation, hydration, and physical and mental well-being. Most people are strong in some areas and weaker in others. If you want to be more fit, we can help with that. Or if you pledge to eat better, we can give you helpful and easy tips. Are you a runner who needs to stretch more? Or someone who eats properly but still feels they need a boost? Maybe you just need to feel better about yourself.
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HOW CAN WE HELP?
We will provide you with personalized information and tips designed to fit your unique interests and needs. Our integrated team-based approach allows us to provide you with the best possible products and services so that you can look and feel your absolute best. The integrative team includes Physicians, Exercise physiologists, Certified Nutrition Experts, Certified IV Infusion therapists, fitness professionals, Coaches, and Massage Therapists, who work together to create a personalized plan to help you accomplish your wellness goals. We set no limit to how good you can feel. And neither should you. Kindly contact us or schedule an appointment and see for yourself.