Clinton, MD, is the home of a new comprehensive care practice.

Tameka G. Anthony, a certified registered nurse practitioner and IV hydration specialist, is the owner of Wellness Cube LLC — the first-Black woman-owned comprehensive care, IV hydration, and therapy practice in Maryland — according to a press release. The new business aims to help people navigate the aftermath of surgery including complications and dehydration.

“When you suffer a bodily injury, trauma, or burn, IV nutritional supplementation is extremely important since inflammation, oxidative stress, and physical/emotional/mental stress all increase,” Anthony said in a press statement. “Before and after surgery, IV nutritional supplements are given to reduce bruising, swelling, inflammation, pain, scarring, and infection as a proven method of optimizing perioperative nutrition. Therefore, IV nutritional supplements improve wound healing and recovery time, and that is our primary objective.”

Wellness Cube’s offerings include IV nutritional vitamin therapy, wellness visits, diabetes education, weight loss programs, and mental health coaching, the press release details. The latter service has assistance from Kisha Battle Houston, who is behind Wellness with Kish. The certified mental health coach provides support across generations.

“It is my primary objective to help the client see what they’re working towards and make it feel possible rather than intimidating,” she said. “However, coaches must be honest. If my client isn’t working hard enough or has a goal that’s unrealistic, a successful mental health coach will guide with realistic and measurable goals.”

One of Anthony and Houston’s recent events was bringing community members together to talk about what can affect women’s health.

“The Wellness Cube understands the importance of educating the community on the most effective ways to care for body, mind, and spirit with the addition of wellness consultations, advisement for vitamin supplements, and a recovery program that will complement their lifestyle needs,” the press release described.