Wellness & Prevention

Wellness & Prevention

Our highly qualified professionals bring a variety of skills, experiences and specialties to our Center. Our team members include physicians who are board certified in Family and Internal Medicine MDs, Pediatric MDs, Family Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants, in addition to certified Medical Assistants. All of our professional’s work in a team environment, serving patients of all ages and medical backgrounds and ensuring that we meet each patient’s individual needs. As a patient at the Center, we want you to feel that you are being treated with exceptional care, compassion and professionalism.

  • Physicals (School, Job, Sports, Wellness)
  • Preventive Health
  • Sick Visits
  • Women's Health
  •  Immunizations
  • Disease Screening
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Cancer Screenings (Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Cervical Cancer) 
  • Patient Education 
  • Specialist Referrals

Accredited Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
(Quality team supporting UDS, Meaningful Use, HEDIS and HRSA measures)

Meet Our Providers

Dr. Rashid Mohiuddin

Dr. Rashid Mohiuddin
Medical Director

Dr. Rashid Mohiuddin, Board Certified Family Physician serves as the Medical Director, overseeing all aspects of patient care and chair of Quality improvement/Quality assurance committee. Dr. Mohiuddin has completed his Medical school from India.  He has worked in various countries and worked in FQHC for over 11 years.

Dr. Mohiuddin completed his residency in Family Medicine at Howard University. He has over 17 years of experience and is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has been working as a Medical Director at GPW Health Center since 2009. He speaks Urdu and Hindi fluently. During his free time he enjoys playing sports and traveling.

Syed Mahboob, MD 

Dr. Syed Mahboob, MD was born in Pakistan where he completed Medical School from Dow Medical University of Health Sciences. He completed his Family Medicine training from Howard University, Washington DC during which he was awarded the honor of Educational Chief Resident for the Residency Program.

After completing his residency he continued his fellowship in Geriatrics at Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. After working as a Geriatrician he joined the center in 2015 where he’s worked full time at the Manassas location as a primary care physician.

In his spare time he enjoys outdoor activities such as running, biking, and hiking as well as playing chess and poker. He is also a big fan of the latest Hollywood Movies.

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Dr. Layla Ali Abdal Hussain 

Dr. Layla Ali Abdal Hussain is American Board Certified in Geriatrician and Internal Medicine. She earned he Diploma of General Medicine Al-Mustansiriya University in Bagdad in 1991. She then relocated to New Zealand where she continued with her education and earned her Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She completed her Internal Medicine Program at Prince George Hospital and her Fellowship Program of Gerontology from the University of Maryland. She is licensed to practice in Maryland and Virginia.

She has also had her work published Journal of Clinical Geriatrics and Consultant 360. Her interest and hobbies consist of traveling, reading, jogging, and photography.

Katie Kotopoulos
Family Nurse Practitioner

Katie Kotopoulos is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She sees adults and children from age newborn to 100. Her undergraduate degree is from The University of Virginia. She then received a second bachelors degree in Nursing from The Johns Hopkins University and then received a Masters in Nursing from Georgetown University in 2003. She has worked at Georgetown University Medical Center and at the United States Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She lived, worked and travelled for 7 years in Africa and Asia before joining the Center in 2015.

When Katie is not at work, she enjoys reading, running and spending time with her husband and 4 sons.

Alma Tobar
Family Nurse Practitioner

Ms. Tobar is a board certified family Nurse Practitioner who joined GPW Health Center in 2018. Ms. Tobar received her Master's Degree from University of Turabo in Miramar, Florida. Prior to The Center, she has worked in Internal Medicine Practice Group in Falls Church and Alexandria, VA.

She is fluent is Spanish and English. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

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Deborah Yuan
Family Nurse Practitioner

Deborah Yuan is a Family Nurse Practitioner, a recent graduate from the FNP MSN degree from George Washington University, May of 2018. She completed the Bachelor’s of Nursing degree from GW December of 2015, and her nursing background is in the Emergency Department at GW Hospital, a level 1 trauma center. She also holds a M.S. in Physiology from the joint program of Georgetown and George Mason University, and her first Bachelor’s degree was in Biology at the University of Virginia.

During her free time, she enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, and grew up playing the piano and violin.

Elliott Horowitz
Registered Dietitian, Exercise Specialist and Health Educator/Consultant.

Elliott Horowitz is a Registered Dietitian, Exercise Specialist and Health Educator/Consultant. He has certifications in Personal Training (ACE), Strength and Conditioning (NSCA) and Corrective Exercise (NASM).  In addition, he has level I certifications Touch for Health (Applied Kinesiology) and Muscle Activation Technique for the spine (MAT). 

Elliott has developed, taught and produced classes, seminars and videos in the areas of stress management, fitness assessment, ergonomics and many topics on nutrition.  His areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, post rehab of injuries, physique enhancement, weight management, eating disorders, allergies, diabetes, nutrition and mood, cardio-vascular, gastro-intestinal, pre-natal, sport’s nutrition and training, inflammatory issues, home health care and mind-body exercise such as tai chi. He has worked in various types of settings such as: hospitals, medical clinics, weight loss clinics, high school and colleges ranging from individuals with disabilities to professional athletes.

Elliott enjoys spending time with his family, reading, drawing, watching movies, listening to music and cooking foods of various ethnic origins.  He enjoys yoga, weight training and martial arts. He would like to travel and see more of the world. 


Lena Tran
Physician Assistant

Lena Tran graduated from Howard University, where she was on the Dean’s List. She has been practicing as a Physician Assistant in family medicine and urgent care setting for more than the past 7 years. She believes in patient education, preventative care, in-depth evaluation and treatment. She enjoys building long-term relationships with her patients. Her goal is to provide quality, comprehensive, and compassionate medical care.

She is fluent in Vietnamese. Lena Tran enjoys traveling to new places, exploring different cultures, and spending times with her family.


Zena R. Carter, MPH, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Zena R. Carter, MPH, PA-C completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Virginia Commonwealth University, followed by her Master of Public Health at the same institution. While pursuing and after completing her MPH degree, she worked as an HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Specialist at the Virginia Department of Health in Richmond, Virginia. She later attended The George Washington University Physician Assistant Program; and completed her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. She has practiced as a primary care provider in DC, Maryland and Virginia for the past 10 years- with a clinical interest in community health. Ms. Carter joined the Center in February 2020.

In her spare time, Ms. Carter enjoys volunteering, traveling and outdoor activities.

Kate Lee, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Kate Lee completed her B.A in Biology at the University of Virginia and her Master's degree in Physician Assistant at Penn State University - College of Medicine in the sweetest place in the world Hershey, PA. Kate’s clinical interests include healthy lifestyle promotion with daily exercise and low-fat diet to lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes education and management, infectious disease/antibiotics stewardship, and dermatology. Kate Lee, sees all ages!

Kate speaks Korean and Spanish and is currently learning French. She loves breaking the language barrier by learning the language of others and making them feel cared for and understood. During her free time, she enjoys playing the ukulele, working art projects, exercising, surfing, and playing with her dog Louie.

Nitu Pandit , PT
Physical Therapist

Nitu Pandit is a licensed Physical therapist in the State of Virginia, bringing over 20+ years of experience, since graduating from India in 1999. Nitu also has Direct access certification from the Board of Physical Therapy. She has focused on outpatient physical therapy, treating a wide range of patient populations with various sports injuries, acute and chronic orthopedic problems as well as pre and post-surgical patients. Nitu believes in educating her patients in preventative, conservative care and teach patients to take control of their health and lead a healthy life.

Nitu is multi-lingual with fluency in Hindi and couple other Indian languages. She is an outdoor person and enjoys spending time with family, travelling, hiking and gardening.