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Dr. Hardnett and Effective Chiropractic have created an additional corporation, Effective Integrative Healthcare, to offer our patients and community members new services. Dr. Leo Korotki and CRNP Melissa Whitaker come to us with years of experience in pain management and are very excited about the integrative wellness atmosphere at Effective Chiropractic.

In addition to our current chiropractic, physical therapy and massage, we will be offering physical medicine. This will include the following new treatment options for patients:

Available Services:

  • Trigger Point Injections (Acute or Chronic muscle spasms or tightness)
  • Joint injections with a more natural and beneficial compound, Sarapin/Lidocaine and hyaluronic acid for knees (Joint pain, tendonitis, bursitis or arthritis)
  • High tech braces for back, knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle and wrists covered by insurance
  • Full medical exams, including physicals (for school or work)
  • Digital ROM (range of motion) test and reports (to better assess and track progress and for insurance documentation)
  • Digital posture exam and reports (to better assess and track progress)
  • Diagnostic ultrasound
  • Nerve Conduction Velocity tests (confirms nerve damage)
  • Custom orthotics scans
  • Vitamin B12 and B Complex injections for those having absorption problems (improves energy and overall well-being)
  • Medical Weight loss programs (lose weight safely under medical supervision
  • Coming soon:
  • Anti-aging treatments (slows down cell and tissue damage)
  • Diabetic Neuropathy treatment (helps rejuvenate nerves damaged by diabetic neuropathy)

Additional information:

No narcotics, vaccines or antibiotics will be offered in this office. Dr. Korotki and CRNP Melissa Whitaker will be a part of our integrative team and have the same mission as our Effective Chiropractic Health and Wellness team: to help our patients be as healthy and as pain free as possible without the use of drugs or surgery.

We will not be replacing your Primary Care Doctor, but we will be offering more services for your health and well-being. Dr. Leo will be overseeing and helping to manage patient care and CRNP Melissa Whitaker will be available for treatment appointments.

Call 410-451-4640 for your appointment!

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Medical Doctor

Dr. Leo Korotki received his Medical degree at the University of Maryland Medical School in Baltimore. Following that he became a resident physician at Sinai Hospital and went on to become both Chief Resident and then an attending physician in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department before opening his own private practice.

Since 1982, Dr. Korotki has been treating people with pain, some debilitating, in private practice in the greater Baltimore Metropolitan area.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is the only medical specialty that specializes in the nonsurgical treatment and diagnosis of pain. Just like any other field of medicine, (orthopedics, neurosurgery, neurology, internal medicine, etc.) to become a specialist you must complete an internship and residency after medical school. We are taught to treat pain by means not commonly used by other physicians.
Conditions that are treated by Physical Medicine Physicians include, but are not limited to, the following: back & neck pain – joint pain – arm, leg, foot and hand pain – numbness & tingling – arthritis – pinched nerves, including carpal tunnel syndrome & sciatica – herniated & bulging discs, fibromyalgia/fibromyositis – headaches – jaw pain (and more). We are also trained in performing complicated but specific tests called electrodiagnostic studies, essential for the diagnosis of certain nerve and muscular problems.
Dr. Korotki is very excited to join the Effective Integrative Healthcare team. He will be overseeing all patients seen by CRNP Melissa Whitaker and assisting in managing all patient cases at EIH. His years of experience and expertise make him a perfect fit for the physical medicine and integrative healthcare team of Doctors.

Melissa Whitaker at Effective Integrative Healthcare Crofton

Melissa Whitaker

Family Nurse Practitioner

Melissa was a national championship rower at the University of Michigan and competed in England after winning the gold at Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia. She also attended pre-elite camp at Dartmouth for prospective Olympic athletes. However, in her training, she sustained two herniated discs, so she opted for physical therapy and chiropractic care, which later enabled her to avoid spinal fusion surgery.

She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS concentration in environmental science, biology, and education. She relocated to Maryland and taught chemistry, ecology, earth science and genetics to 8th graders.
After losing several close family members to cancer, Melissa decided to use her science background to shift her focus towards medicine, where she could help patients with pain and chronic disease. She entered the accelerated BSN program at the University of Maryland and graduated with honors. Following graduation she acted as team leader, charge nurse, and preceptor at Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital. While there, she earned the award for Best Patient Advocate. Later, she cared for adult home hospice patients in the greater Baltimore area. Melissa returned to the University of Maryland to complete the Master’s Program in Family Practice. She also completed a 40 credit-hour course offered by the Institute for Functional Medicine – Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice. Functional medicine is a holistic lifestyle approach to health that addresses the root causes of disease in lieu of simply treating symptoms.

Melissa is skilled in assessing patients for treatment alternatives to surgery and adjunct therapies for acute and chronic pain. She is also well versed in functional nutrition as an integral part of weight loss, pain management, and preventing chronic diseases of inflammation. Melissa is passionate about promoting vibrant health in patients and using an integrative approach to help patients reach their goals.
She enjoys hiking with her dog and husband, gardening, rowing on the Severn River, and biking.

Melissa is very excited to bring her expertise in physical and integrative medicine to the Effective Integrative Healthcare team of Doctors to better serve patients in our community.

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