MedStar Montgomery Medical Center and all of the providers in the MedStar Health family have long been committed to patient-focused care. Now, with the launch of the MedStar Health Center for Integrative Medicine, we’re taking this commitment to the next level.

A new initiative designed to improve patient outcomes by treating the whole person, integrative medicine combines conventional medicine with approaches from other healing traditions. Proven to be beneficial in the treatment of individuals with a wide range of conditions—from cancer to orthopedic disorders to many of the common problems that affect women—it takes into account not only physical symptoms, but also the psychological, social and spiritual impact the condition may have on a person.

An approach to care that is growing nationwide, it puts the patient at the center and addresses the full range of influences that affect a person’s health. Our specialists employ a personalized strategy that starts with an assessment of each patient’s unique conditions and circumstances to determine the most appropriate intervention for that individual. A treatment plan is then developed to address the patient’s specific needs so they can regain and maintain optimum health.

The center, located on the campus of MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, currently offers a wide variety of services.

Meet Our Team of Experts


Irene Czapary, MS, RDN, LDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN)
Irene believes in the importance of nourishing the body with delicious, wholesome foods and works with her clients to create balance in their diets and overall lifestyle by setting realistic goals to establish sustainable change.


Stan Eisenstein, MSW

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher
Stan is the founder and principal teacher of the Columbia Insight Meditation Group. He is a teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and a graduate of the Meditation Teacher Training Institute with lead teacher Tara Brach. Stan has been meditating for more than 25 years. To learn more about Stan, and read what some of his students have to say about him and his MBSR course, visit our Participant Testimonials.


Mary Pat Hulteng

PTA Medical Reiki Master
Mary Pat was first introduced to energy healing work as a PTA student 20 years ago. Since that time she has pursued years of course work & practice of assisting others on their healing journey on a physical, mental, emotional & spiritual level.


Darren Johnson, L.Ac.

Darren Johnson, L.Ac. joined the MedStar Health Center for Integrative Medicine team in July 2017. His services include Acupuncture, Sports Medicine Acupuncture, Orthopedic Acupuncture, Electro-Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Cupping. His goal is to work in partnership with each client to engage a lifestyle of wellness with a specialty in mental health and sports medicine. Darren uses his knowledge of Sports Medicine Acupuncture to enable clients to remain active and mobile at any age or point in their life.  Darren works with both adult and adolescent populations. 

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Location Information

MedStar Health Center for Integrative Medicine
MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
18111 Prince Philip Drive, Suite 202
Olney, MD 20832

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