Physicians Weight Loss Centers of America, Inc. peppers the nation, doling out slim-down tips honed during the course of three decades in business. Each center staffs a physician, who, in tandem with a team of skilled counselors, selects one of six weight-loss and lifestyle programs to guide each client toward his or her desired results. The center’s sextet of plans are tailored to those who prefer not to exercise, those who travel often, those who cook at home, and those who cook in nonfunctional stage kitchens. Patients chat with their counselors often, soaking up the tips the staffers learn from continual training programs. Clients are encouraged to build a bond with their counselor, as camaraderie not only eases the process, but also improves one’s chances of finding a lifelong three-legged-race partner.
When Bendu's staff says they'll treat you like a champion, they mean it. These USA Boxing–registered coaches have trained professionals including Olympic Trial boxer Derrick Williams and CPT-Certified trainer Julia Kang. They bring this expertise to private or group lessons, whipping bodies into in-the-ring shape as they pit fists against bags and mitts in a cutting-edge boxing gym. Professionals and amateurs alike improve as they learn techniques such as offensive striking and tips including proper hand-wrap application, which is essential both for general safety and the portion of class in which attendees must remove hot hams from an oven.
Born with a grin on his face in the United Kingdom, the young Dr. Omar Fetouh eventually ventured south to Cairo to study the art of dentistry, and then to New York to finish his residency. Throughout his journey, he saw firsthand the transformative effect a beautiful, healthy smile has on self-esteem, so he decided to set up shop in Texas—where humans have an average of five extra teeth to work with. Today, Dr. Fetouh and his staff remodel and realign unruly biters in a sleek office with leather seating, dark hardwood floors, and bright punches of red. Two flat-screen televisions in the kids' waiting area entertain moppets with video games and reruns of Larry King Live. Because the office strives to be eco-friendly, all records and x-rays live in a digital format, eschewing the wastefulness of paper files.
Led by the experienced and friendly Dr. Taeho Lee, Chiro and Acupuncture Clinic, Inc. helps patients deal with a wide array of aches, ailments, and behavioral conditions. Dr. Lee first became interested in oriental therapy as a 14-year-old boy. He honed his skills over many years before taking the helm of the clinic, where he personally orients new patients to his comprehensive services, including general chiropractic work as well as acupuncture therapy. These targeted approaches help assuage physical pain and also work to correct unwanted behaviors, such as smoking, weight gain, or constantly wondering where in the world Carmen Sandiego is. Dr. Lee also specializes in the Body Restoration Technique, a novel approach to wellness that uses muscle tests and acupressure to quickly evaluate and identify the underlying issues behind symptoms and illnesses.
Dentists and tooth pamperers Marissa Garcia and Tim DePalma frequently attend continuing-education courses to keep their dental know-how fresh, building on their doctorates from the Baylor College of Dentistry. Supported by that load-bearing experience, the duo leads Ultra Smiles’s crew of seasoned hygienists, who work in cozy treatment rooms as they carry out a full roster of general, cosmetic, and restorative dental services. The dentists harness laser technology to safely vanquish a wide range of oral ailments and outfit grins with accouterments such as veneers, implants, and clear braces that are as invisible as an imaginary friend’s ghost. Rich hardwood furnishings adorn the floors and walls of Ultra Smiles’s office, where the staff meticulously maintains cleanliness via high-tech water-purification systems and a cutting-edge sterilization center.
At Blueprint to Healthcare, a team of doctors, physician's assistants, and chiropractors guides patients toward personalized health goals with lifestyle education, wellness checks, and preventive care. In addition to reaching the masses with health fairs and seminars at local businesses, they treat individual patients with diagnostic evaluations, medical weight loss programs, physical therapy, and technical processes such as spinal ultrasounds, digital x-rays, and hugs from robots.