Who We Are
Lotus Health and Wellness is equipped to handle all of your health needs in one place offering primary care, behavioral health and complementary therapies all on site. Our administration has over 20 years of experience in providing dependable health care services to the community.
Team Based Care
- Your personal doctor leading the team
- Medical Assistants
- Social Workers
- Staff Psychiatrist
- Staff Acupuncturist
Holly Argent Tariq, our CEO, is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and soon to be a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; she holds master’s degrees in both Science and Business Administration. She is the recipient of the 2014 Wholeness of Life Lifetime Achievement Award from The Health Care Chaplaincy, and the 2018 American College of Health Care Administrators Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award.
Ms. Argent Tariq has been the CEO of our umbrella organization, St. Mary’s Center, for the past nineteen years. Under her leadership, St. Mary’s has become a strong force within the New York City HIV/AIDS community, providing high quality outpatient and nursing home care to HIV+ New Yorkers. For the past eight years St. Mary’s Nursing Home has been recognized as one of the top 100 nursing homes in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.
During her time at St. Mary’s Holly began to see a greater need for accessible primary care within the Harlem community and she took the lead in this new endeavor. With her experience and vision guiding the project, Lotus Health and Wellness was born.
Holly’s areas of special interest include population health, cultural competence, and health equity.
Dr. Patricia Ogilvie received her B.A. at the New College of Florida, her Master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University and her medical training at the Universidad Central del Este in the Dominican Republic. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Ogilvie has worked as an internist for St. Mary’s Center, our umbrella organization, since 2003. Her areas of interest include HIV and AIDS, addiction issues, and pain management. She is certified to prescribe Suboxone (buprenorphine) for the treatment of opioid dependence. Dr. Ogilvie is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Dr. Eng Tan is our board certified Staff Psychiatrist. Dr. Tan completed his psychiatry training at Beth Israel Medical Center and has worked as a psychiatrist for our umbrella organization, St. Mary’s Center, for twenty years. Dr. Tan offers treatment for a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression and mood disorders, stress management, and social and work related problems.
Allison Reynolds, LCSW, LCAT, MT-BC is the Director of Behavioral Health at Lotus Health and Wellness. She has been counseling clients in the Harlem community with a variety of issues, including family/relationship stress, mental health, addictions, trauma and others for over 13 years, as both a clinical social worker and music psychotherapist. Allison received her Master of Social Work from Hunter College and her Master of Arts in Music Therapy from New York University. She is also an assistant adjunct instructor at NYU.
Shobha Manaktala is a New York State Licensed and Nationally Board Certified acupuncturist. She completed her undergraduate work at Columbia University and holds Master’s degrees in both Science and Public Health. Ms. Manaktala graduated from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City in 1999 and has worked extensively in pain management clinics, medical day treatment programs and nursing homes. She currently works as the Director of Complementary Therapies for St. Mary’s Episcopal Center ADHC and Nursing Home and Lotus Health and Wellness Center where she is an integral part of the pain management team. She is also a consultant acupuncturist at Pratt Area Community Council’s Gibb Mansion, a residence for people with disabilities.
As Clinic Manager, Melisa Solomon provides leadership in the day-to-day management of Lotus Health and Wellness. Melisa spent the early part of her career working in education, focusing on Development and Alumni Relations at Concord Academy and Development and Admissions at Montgomery Bell Academy. She later got involved with several non-profit community based organizations including the Prospect Park YMCA where she served as a member of the Board of Managers prior to becoming Director of Fund Development & Communications, and then Senior Director of Youth and Family Programming. Melisa also served as Executive Director for the Flatbush-Nostrand Junction Business Improvement District with a mission to revitalize the neighborhood’s commercial district. She is committed to the empowerment of her community and gains most enjoyment when working with groups who strengthen and enrich the neighborhood.
Ms. Pena completed her medical assistant studies at the Sanford Brown Institute in New York City. Prior to joining Lotus Health and Wellness she worked at Bronx Lebanon Hospital and Montefiore Hospital as well as several private medical offices. In addition to her medical assistant certification she has certifications in Phlebotomy and A1C.
Betty Wilson is our Registrar Specialist. She handles the check in and check out process for all our patients, verifies insurance, handles billing matters, schedules appointments, and answers the main telephone line for Lotus. If you would like to schedule an appointment or you have any questions about Lotus Health and Wellness, Ms. Wilson is your point person and can be contacted at 347.270.8974.
Call today to make an appointment or arrange a tour of the facility. 347.270.8974