Health is power, we can help.

The Neighborhood Health Group, LLC (NHG) is a Public Health/ Preventive Medicine Multi Specialty Group serving the Northern Virginia, Washington, DC and the Capital Region of Maryland areas.

About Neighborhood Health Group

The Neighborhood Health Group, LLC (NHG) focuses on assisting Participants (instead of patients because healing requires a collective effort) with the prevention or management of Chronic Conditions and/or Disease Management. Nutrition and Herbal Support -along with the Pyramid Exercise Therapy Module are our principal treatment modalities. We also provide Group Exercise classes specific to your condition for connection and support. Our services will always work in harmony with your General Practitioner or Care Team.

Post the advent of the COVID 19 pandemic, NHG has been hard at work to offer secure, stable telehealth solutions in these uncertain times.
Established on June 6, 2014, we are still devoted to the Cause of Health:
For the sake of tomorrow, let our daughters and sons reign free of disharmony. -In themselves and the worlds.” – JS

Principal Investigator


Dr. Vannesia D. Morgan-Smith​

Dr. Morgan-Smith received her PhD in Management while studying at Walden University. In addition, she has earned a masters in nursing, focused in health systems management from Johns Hopkins University, and a masters in general administration, focused in healthcare administration from the University of Maryland University College. She has been employed as a leader in the healthcare industry for more than 29 years and a nurse for more than 39 years. She currently serves as a Nurse Manager at Children’s National Medical Center and has served in the role as Nurse Manager since 1999.

Since obtaining her doctorate, she developed goals to teach management and healthcare leadership to those in the health care field, to mentor other students helping the student to accomplish their academic goals, and to encourage evidence based research to identify better health care solutions when providing care.

Additionally, Dr. Morgan-Smith is an adjunct graduate faculty for various universities.


LESS patients tomorrow

Services at the Neighborhood Health Group, LLC (NHG) are organized in a pyramid format because the Founder learned that it was the understanding and consistent maintenance of these three components which protects human health (power) as we manifest human potential. 

Nutrition and Herbal Support

One of the most significant ways we directly commune with (or become a part of) our environment is through eating and drinking. Not just what we consume, but also the timing of our nutrients in respect to bodily function, activity, and rest periods.

To help people better understand the importance and POWER of food, the Founder directed that all Nutritional Support Programs facilitated by NHG are to be managed by a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS). An advanced credential which allows the Provider to treat disease with food and organize public health programs that teach about healthy diets.

Herbs are natural remedies from the Earth used to help restore balance and vitality to the human body. Herbs are natural champions of preventive care, protecting your body from a host of conditions with simple plans to manage inflammation or to remove waste more efficiently. 

To better ensure the safety of your experience with herbal medicine, NHG utilizes Naturopathic Doctors (ND) as the medical professional designated to assist Participants.

Pyramid Exercise Therapy

The Pyramid Exercise Therapy Module (PET) is established on three key principles:

  1. The human body actually eats oxygen. A significant amount of oxygen must pass through the body to optimize health.

  2. Gravity is essential for maintaining the integrity as well as for the development of the human body.  The manipulation of gravity supports health.

  3. The core musculature is the physiological foundation of the human body. 

Oxygen is the principal fuel source for the human body. The more oxygen you consume, the healthier you become. Metabolism, which means ALL life functions (not just digestion) – including nervous, circulatory and immune functions thrives.In this way the life force behaves very similar to fire.

Gravity gives shapes to our bodies and the other forms of mass (both animate and viewed inanimate) which makes up our world. Gravity is a high influence which causes us to physically develop as well as age. Manipulating gravity is key to maintaining health. 

PET teaches the body how to ACTIVATE these natural forces -oxygen and gravity, for use in maintaining health or to protect it for enjoyment in sports or during some other physical experience. The Pyramid Exercise Therapy Module (PET) -Foundation for life, Foundation for movement.

PET has been used to manage pain and various chronic conditions. Contraindications to exercise is thoroughly researched and discussed with our team to ensure safety and maximum benefit.

This service is offered in person in the Washington, DC metro area and as well as online via our secure (HIPAA/ HITECH compliant) platform.

Group Exercise

Nothing spells FUN like Group Exercise here in The Neighborhood! NHG has compiled a great team of Providers (in and out of the area) to help keep you healthy and functionally engaged! Our instructors are passionate professionals from diverse backgrounds. They are great motivators and conscientious coaches. Our offerings include:

  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  • HIIT
  • Bootcamps

This service is offered in person in the Washington, DC metro area and as well as online via our secure (HIPAA/ HITECH compliant) platform. If you’re interested in having one of our classes offered in your community or place of employment, please click on the “More Info” button below.

Yoga Therapy

Yoga is an ancient institution of awakening and development for human health and consciousness. Mind and body awareness grounds the Participant within themselves as they encounter life. Awareness creates more opportunities to gain understanding and less judgement. Connection to the self, allows you to see others more clearly, allowing interaction with more harmony. Yoga therapy is also great for managing chronic conditions and improving health. In the Neighborhood Health Group, LLC (NHG) we appreciate these varied and safe offerings.

This service is offered in person in the Washington, DC metro area and as well as online via our secure (HIPAA/ HITECH compliant) platform.

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Health is power, we can help.


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A Letter From the Founder


Dear Friend,

As a fellow survivor of untold adversity, I implore you to remember that everything in this life is programming. Our choices create our lives. So choose to develop your expressions of soul, body and mind to the fullest potential by creating a program that will give you the POWER to unlock YOU. 

You are ALWAYS welcome in the Neighborhood. See you there!

Joseph Saint