Bond Clinic, P.A. may be staffed by a range of doctors—from cardiologists to ophthalmologists—but the medical center offers a surprising twist to the typical clinic. While docs discuss women’s health or remove butterflies from a patient’s stomach without setting off the cacophonous buzzer, cosmetic experts man private spa rooms, where they dole out treatments for face and body. Laser technicians eradicate unwanted hair and erase signs of aging, acne, and sun damage with cosmetic laser therapy. Aestheticians take a gentler approach, treating both men and women with seven types of facials, such as the classic European treatment or the teen facial designed to combat acne and placate noses threatening to run away from home. Licensed massage therapists can also calm internal stress with Swedish, hot-stone, and aromatherapy massages.
The staff at Simply Heaven Massage and Skin Care provides a suite of services intended to beautify and relax physiques. Inside private rooms, licensed aestheticians remove impurities from faces using Bioelements products, microdermabrasion, custom peels, and masks. Massage therapists practice Swedish, therapeutic, prenatal, and hot-stone modalities to lift tension from anxious backs and shoulders, and they also knead feet to relieve the pain and sadness associated with always being walked on.
The health experts at Family Medical Center tout many treatments for weight-related issues, but they promote one as the most effective: prevention. They’ve spent three decades guiding clients to healthy bodies with weight-loss programs, and checking in with annual physicals or health care follow-up appointments. But for those already afflicted with diabetes or hypertension—or even non-weight-related maladies, such as asthma and allergies—they also have effective methods to restore wellness.
At Any Lab Test Now, a medical-testing facility replete with a CLIA-certified laboratory, patients typically wait for no more than 15 minutes to see a staffer and receive a blood, DNA, STD, or drug test. The tests don't require prescriptions or doctors' approvals, and patients usually receive the confidential results within 48 hours. They can decide how they’d like to receive the results—whether by pickup, email, snail mail, or fax from the future.
Dr. Christopher Meyer deals in two worlds—the cosmetic and the medical—and he draws from both when treating problem veins. He used to become frustrated when he heard that people with varicose and spider veins were having difficulty finding treatment, as many caregivers deemed the problem a purely aesthetic one. So he took up work at Florida Vein Care Specialists, where he now administers treatments such as VenaCure EVLT, a laser-based procedure, to eradicate veins in the interest of his clients' health and confidence. The noninvasive treatment sends laser energy through a small fiber that heats and seals off the vein. Each session takes about 30 minutes, and requires no downtime for the patient, who can walk around immediately after the appointment.