There are two things that are absolutely vital when someone first becomes a parent: lots of sleep, and peace of mind. AlphaCord grants that second essential by providing umbilical-cord blood collection and storage services to brand-new mothers. Because it's chock-full of life-giving stem cells, saving a baby's umbilical cord blood may help doctors treat the child—and potentially relatives—for a number of diseases later on. The collection process is simple: the same professional that delivers the baby collects the blood from the mother, keeping the baby and any queasy storks entirely removed from the process. Once it's collected, the blood is swiftly couriered to the AlphaCord storage facility where it is cryogenically frozen and stored for future use.
Virtual Imaging's office is the only place in the state of Georgia where you can find Imatron's EBCT C300 scanner. The high-tech piece of medical CT scanning equipment helps its subjects prevent heart attacks by spotting coronary calcium and plaque deposits, and can also detect the telltale signs of lung and colon cancer before the disease takes hold of the body. Using electron beam tomography (EBT), the scanner also records diagnostic images of the spine and abdominal area using less radiation than a standard CT machine and none of the props found in a typical photo booth.
The experts at Fountain of Youth MD know that looking youthful also means feeling energized. In this spirit, their facials combat signs of aging, while also incorporating luxurious extras, from blackhead extractions to the eyebrow cleanup that prevents brows from growing into a sweatband. Their microdermabrasion also brightens complexions, buffing away the outer layer of dead skin with a diamond-tipped Viora Pristine apparatus. However, the face is not their exclusive focus—the team also fosters full-body wellness with acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, and custom diet plans.
As the doctors at WithinMe MD's new Atlanta location see it, many of us attribute our health issues to aging and sedentariness. The truth, they say, is close to this but a little more complicated. Clinicians say these health grievances result not only from a lack of exercise, but from hormone and vitamin imbalances that occur over time. While WithinMe MD's staffers, who boast more than 100 years of experience, can't turn time backwards the way the rest of us do, they do manage to help restore bodies' vibrancy with hormone-replacement therapy and supplement injections.
Village Podiatry Centers' network of physicians is comprised of board-certified and board-eligible podiatric surgeons who tend to foot, ankle, and lower leg conditions. They diagnose and prescribe treatment for everything from joint pain to toenail fungus to diabetic wounds at more than 27 offices across Georgia.
The first time a parent hears his or her child's heartbeat can be life changing, and See Baby helps moms and dads remember that moment for the rest of their lives. In private rooms, experienced sonographers use 3D/4D ultrasound machines to record clear audio of a baby's heartbeat. They can even create a cuddly stuffed animal, which plays back the heartwarming sound and probably doesn't come to life when you turn your back. In addition to audio, the non-invasive device captures stunning pictures and video of the new son or daughter. Moments can then be burned on DVDs to share with friends and family. The sonographers also determine the baby's gender, though they can keep that info secret should parents prefer.
Dr. Brad S. Bootstaylor leads the team responsible for these visits. Dr. Bootstaylor also cares for expectant mothers with various perinatal services.