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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


Emily Ratner, MD

Director, Integrative Medicine, Medical Acupuncture 
Dr. Ratner is the founding medical director of the MedStar Health Center for Integrative Medicine in Olney, MD. She is passionate about providing patient centered care, focusing on whole-person health, including mind, body and spirit. She is delighted to be working with a dedicated integrative medicine practitioner team in Olney, whose goal is to help individuals achieve optimal health and healing. Learn more.


Anna V. Agranovich, PhD, ABPP

Rehabilitation Psychologist
Dr. Agranovich is a Maryland and DC licensed clinical psychologist and is Board-Certified (ABPP) in Rehabilitation Psychology. She offers psychological evaluations and mindfulness-based intervention for adults with chronic pain and complex medical and neurological conditions. Her holistic approach incorporates psychoeducation, motivational interviewing for positive behavior change, self-regulation strategies, positive psychology, and practice of mindfulness. Learn more.


Irene Czapary

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.


Katherine Smith, MPH, CHWC 

Certified Health and Wellness Coach
As a mind-body specialist for over 20 years, Katherine helps patients to successfully change health behaviors (e.g. exercise, weight loss, stress management) and achieve optimal health. She helps patients identify their individual vision for ideal health and provides the structure and accountability to achieve it. Katherine also provides stress management consultations that focus on the use of mind-body skills, such as meditation and guided imagery, to regulate stress and enhance wellness.

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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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