McCain Whole Health Care is a family medicine practice focused on deeply relational, person-centered care.

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McCain Whole Health Care is a family medicine practice with a unique approach to care. We offer a membership model by which members pay a reasonable monthly fee and have diverse opportunities to access their physician – including office visits, telehealth, text, phone, and email. We even make house calls!

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Meet Arlene McCain, MD

Dr. Arlene McCain is committed to partnering with individuals as they discern personal motivations for healthy change and passionately supports their inspired progress towards a thriving life.

Through integrative health coaching, she empowers and honors individuals as the ultimate experts in their healing journeys. Through the use of holistic therapies, she holds space for spiritual transformation. As a result of her dedication to these diverse modalities, she creates a safe and sacred space in which health and healing can emerge.

Dr. McCain has a whole health perspective that honors body, mind, and spirit. She earned graduate certification in Integrative Therapies & Healing Practices: Health Coaching Track, through the Center for Spirituality & Healing at the University of Minnesota, and was one of the first nationally board certified health and wellness coaches (NBC-HWC) in the nation.

She also recognizes the importance of training future healthcare professionals. She serves as Educational Medical Director for Bridgewater College M.S. Athletic Training program, as well as Adjunct Professor for the JMU P.A. program.

Dr. McCain is a board-certified family physician and offers comprehensive medical care for all ages. She earned a B.S. in Biology and Minor in Theology from Georgetown University. She received her medical degree (M.D.) from Eastern Virginia Medical School and had her first son, Luke, during her second year. She remained for residency at EVMS-Portsmouth Family Medicine, had her second son, Blake, during intern year, and received the Intern of the Year award. She later received the Resident Teacher of the Year award, and served as Chief Resident from 2009-2010.

Above all, she is a heart-centered leader whose core value offer is Fierce High Service.

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Arlene McCain is the best family physician I’ve ever had. I most appreciate the empowering, whole-person blend of traditional and alternative options. She is deeply caring—and because I trust her completely, I can recommend her highly.”
Dr. McCain's whole-health approach to wellness is her life's work... What this means for patients: a doctor-patient relationship that is 10 times more truthful and authentic than one based only on the times we are sick... ”
I like and appreciate the time spent with each patient. I don't feel rushed in and out and I feel comfortable being able to talk about any and every issue I may have. The whole office makes me feel at ease.”
Dr. McCain treats the whole person and not just the disease. She listens so well and tries to meet the needs of the patient.”