The staff at Creekside Women's Center—board-certified ob-gyn Henry N. Pleasant MD, Certified Nurse Midwife Wesley Tyler, and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Erin Wright—combine their medical expertise to provide women of all ages with comprehensive care. As each appointment begins, the boutique-style office welcomes clientele with its cozy foyer and cups of coffee and tea. Once inside private patient rooms, visitors slip into cotton gowns rather than ones made of paper or chain mail. Then the staff conducts health services such as annual checkups, primary care, family planning and menopausal treatments. Pleasant and his team also assist patients in achieving weight-loss goals through medically supervised programs and nutritional counseling.
Led by Darlene Holloway, a board-certified naturopath with more than 30 years' experience, the Alternative Health Center of Cary employs a variety of alternative therapies to help patients to lead fuller, healthier lives. As an active instructor in, and advocate for, educational standards in colon hydrotherapy, in 2008 Darlene became the president of the North Carolina Colon Hydrotherapy Safety Association, which upholds the standards for the practice in the state.
Part of the University of North Carolina Health Care family, Rex Wellness Center boasts four lively fitness facilities and a knowledgeable staff focused on holistic approaches to its clients’ complete well-being. Hit up the dizzying array of equipment, from treadmills and stair climbers to cross-country skiing machines, strength-training equipment, and upright or upside-down computerized bikes. Additional amenities include heated indoor saline-water pools, a child activity area, and indoor tracks at the Raleigh and Wakefield spots. Fitness classes are included, and range from water-based aerobics to warrior-infused kickboxing and calming yoga. Each facility provides its own class schedule for the morning muscle marauders and evening-exercise enthusiasts seeking increased energy, stamina, and couch-dent resistance.
Dr. Brad Creehan awoke one morning during his junior year in college to a searing pain in his neck. A bone had shifted and was pinching a nerve. One trip to the chiropractor for an adjustment, and his neck was back in tip-top shape. A year later, he began schooling to become a chiropractor, wanting to help others as he was helped. There, he met Dr. Heather Creehan, who grew up knowing that medicine was not the answer to one’s pain. The husband-and-wife team now runs their own practice, SpineCare Chiropractic Center, where they dispense adjustments that help alleviate pain associated with arthritis, headaches, scoliosis, and overworked wings.
Dr. Renzo A. Zaldívar's intensive, specialized training in ophthalmic plastic surgery makes him a true expert at reconstructing and rejuvenating the eye area. At Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Consultants, he and his team mend medical and aesthetic flaws of the lids, inject beauty solutions into wrinkles, and keep tears flowing through ducts like soda through Twizzlers. Dr. Zaldívar belongs to the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, a respected and elite organization with fewer than 600 members.