Our Practitioners

Dr. Candy Lewis Williams, ND.

Candy Lewis Williams, ND. NDM, MH, CT, founder of The Lotus Concept, began her career over 35 years ago as a business owner and operator in the wellness, salon and spa industry.

As a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor, Doctor of Naturopathic Ministries, Master Herbalist,  Master Life Coach and Trichologist her goal is to make a difference in the overall health of her clients through the use of functional medicine , complementary, alternative health programs and therapies to educate on connecting beauty with wellness.

Her expertise has taken her abroad to Japan and Argentina lecturing on the subjects of naturopathy, trichology, clinical aromatherapy, and salon spa education. Nationally, she has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show as is a  leading expert in hair loss solutions, alternative and complementary medicine for his show.  Also, she conducts seminars for groups such as the International Association of Trichology (IAT). Dr. Candy is a board member, lead facilitator, course, and curriculum developer for The US Trichology Institute (USTI), and has certified over 1,050 Hair Loss Practitioners and Trichologists across the USA.

Dr. Candy has a practice in both Santa Clara, California and Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. Candy advocates prayer and a belief that proper nutrition and lifestyle adjustments can lead to healing and full restoration while promoting healthy aging.

Dr. Candy has received recognition as the Better Business Bureau’s, Women in Business Networking’s Top 25 Business Women to Watch. She was the recipient of Believer’s Christian Fellowship Church Phenomenal Woman Award. She's served as an international missionary to South Africa, Mozambique, and Honduras. Nationally she provides missionary and volunteer services to bring wholeness to men, women, and children entangled in the trappings of sex trafficking.

Dr. Candy is a chaplain and community volunteer with "Canines 4 Christ" a national as well as an international faith-based crisis first response and animal-assisted therapy ministry. She serves with her dog "Penny," a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. 

Dr. Candy is a devoted wife to Rev. Dr. Phillip D. Williams and proud mother of two sons, their wives and a grandmother of six. She enjoys the beach, cycling, kayaking, and organic herb gardening. 


Shahidah Steed

Shahidah Steed, Board Certified Trichologist (CT, AMCA), Natural Health Professional (CNHP), is a holistic health coach and founder of an innovative business called Indigo Wellness & Trichology Center. She assists clients to re-grow hair through a holistic approach to beauty and wellness. This supports the image and essence of the human body to achieve equilibrium and tranquility. Shahidah effectively uses a range of interventions, which include massage, a wide range of hair care including natural hair care, skin care, and body work.

As a graduate of US Trichology Institute, Institute of Certified Natural Health Profressionals, the Valmy International School of Esthetics and the Kree International School of Electrolysis, Shahidah is an expert in Trichology,  holistic health, aesthetics, electrolysis and natural hair care. Shahidah’s professional experiences include working as a make-up artist with “The Ground Crew” of Audrey Smaltz and for several innovative salons in New York City, Philadelphia and New Jersey.

For Shahidah beauty is not simply a matter of hair or skin care; beauty is a reflection of the body in balance. As result, she brings her holistic concept of "Indigo" to “The Lotus Concept” which provides clients with an innovative approach to wellness and trichology. Her new enterprise represents a fulfillment of a vision and completion of a personal mission, which she shares with her clients and our community.

Shahidah Steed is located in Dayton, Ohio; her contact number is: 937-248-4235.


Our Physician Affiliates

The Lotus Concept is affiliated with trained doctors around the world. This affiliation has connections from South America, England and Europe, Malaysia, New York , Australia, Scandinavia, and even South Africa.

Dr. Shelia Calderon, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Calderon is a highly trained aesthetic doctor and with more than 25 years experience in several fields of Medicine with a special interest in Hair Loss, Laser Hair Loss Treatment and Cosmetic Dermatology. She has trained extensively in the use of many types of aesthetic lasers. 

Dr. Ayyaz M. Shah

Medical Director

Dr. Ayyaz M. Shah is a triple board certified Dermatologist specializing in hair loss among both men and women of all ages.As Founder and Medical Director of Global Dermatology Institute , Dr. Shah educates health care professionals on Trichology and treatments for hair loss.  He is also Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Central Florida, and, President and Clinical Dermatologist of Shah Dermatology LLC.  Additionally, Dr. Shah is Clinical Dermatologist at Mid-Florida Dermatology Associates.Dr. Shah is board-certified in Dermatology by the American Board of Physician Specialties , in Family Practice by the American Osteopathic Association, and, in Laser Surgery by the American Board of Laser Surgery.Following medical school at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Shah fulfilled his residency in Family Practice. He then completed his training at the Advanced Dermatology and Laser Center at the Universal Medical Center.  He was also a consultant dermatologist at five hospitals including serving as a member of the Medical Executive Committee.Dr. Shah enjoys sharing his knowledge in Tricology as a Dermatology instructor at UCF College of Medicine, Aesthetic Association of Florida (AAFL), and with Empire Medical Training.

Dr. Michael Albert, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Albert is an MD with a special interest in Hair Loss, Laser Hair Loss Treatment and Cosmetic Dermatology. He earned his M.D. from Albany Medical College. He interned in the fields of surgery and OB/Gyn. He completed a research fellowship in trauma surgery, and then served as resident doctor for anatomic and clinical pathology at University of Rochester-Strong Memorial Hospital.Dr. Albert has researched endocrinology and cytogenetics at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and is now the Chairman of pathology and medical director of laboratories at Buffalo Mercy Hospital.Additionally, he is the vice president of the New York State Society of Pathologists.Dr. Albert has co-authored several research articles in the Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Laser’s in Medicine. He recently had a correspondence letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine. He is an expert on prescriptions and compound pharmaceuticals.

Dr. S. Michael Fuhrman, D.O.

Medical Director

Dr. Fuhrman is a Board Certified Family Practitioner with a special interest in Hair Loss, Laser Hair Loss Treatment and Cosmetic Dermatology. Dr. Fuhrman has a rich background in his chosen field and received his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical work has been in general medicine, Psychiatry and Cardiology. His post-doctoral work includes residency experience in general medicine, surgery, emergency pediatrics, ear, nose and throat, opthamology, orthopedics, urology and pulmonology medicine. He is board certified in Family Practice, and holds certifications in ACLS and ATLS. He presently is an attending staff physician at St. Peter’s Hospital while being the owner/CEO of a local family/urgent care center in the Albany area.