Deciding you need to lose weight is easy, but then you have to actually do it. So you think, well I'll obviously just exercise a lot and eat a few more salads, and that will be that. Yet for many people, it's not that simple. They might exercise for a while and then hit a plateau or grow bored eating the same healthy meal for weeks on end.
So Soffer Health Institute provides customizable weight-loss programs that utilize everything from weight-loss medication and supplements to nutrition plans and education. The physician-created weight-loss programs take into account a client's lifestyle, goals, and innate distrust of measurements outside the metric system. They also rely on medical testing to ensure clients lose weight in a healthy way. Throughout the entire process, Soffer Health's physicians and nurses offer one-on-one support and guidance to help you achieve your weight-loss goals. In addition to the weight loss division, Soffer Health offers multiple specialized departments, a staff of board-certified cardiovascular physicians, board-certified vascular surgeons, and primary care physicians, who work as a team to offer patients comprehensive quality medical care.
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Barry Resnik has a number of outlets for his talents: he serves as the team dermatologist for the Florida Marlins; he volunteers at the Open Door Health Center, which offers affordable healthcare; and, at the Resnik Skin Institute, he practices dermatology and dermatologic surgery for adults, kids, and snakes who can't shed because they slithered through crazy glue.
Dr. Resnik's skincare ambitions are vast, covering everything from medical concerns such as psoriasis and alopecia to cosmetic desires and skin conditions such as scar management and moles. Ever tech-savvy, the doctor's staff mans lasers to nix unwanted stretch marks and sun spots, and they also summon a Naturalipo liposuction machine, a skin-lightening system, and a stock of dermal fillers to do their bidding.
The board-certified doctors, dieticians, and medical assistants at Last12Pounds shoo away stubborn weight with a signature regimen of tests, diet plans, and injections. After preliminary blood tests and physician consultations scrutinize patients’ health and saucy-merengue heartbeats, dieticians craft customized exercise and meal plans based upon individual tastes and nutritional needs. B12-vitamin elixirs aim to infuse dieters with extra energy, and doses of the hormone HCG boast an ability to make the hypothalamus burn stored fat and spur the metabolism. A final assessment and weigh-in rounds out each treatment to let patients admire their progress.
Jim Pruchniewski peered down his leg at his blackened toes. He'd been rushed to the hospital after a blizzard waylaid him on a mountainside in Lake Placid. "You have third-degree frostbite," the doctor confirmed. "We'll have to amputate." Fortunately for Jim and his digits, the US Olympic ski team was training nearby. The team's podiatrist hurried to the hospital like a long-lost lover hurries to interrupt a wedding before the end of a movie. "Stop!" he might have shouted as the buzz saw probably descended toward the patient's toes. The hero, our Olympic podiatrist, examined the foot and concluded that the damage was superficial. The toes would recover. And they did. The episode moved Jim Pruchniewski, a former biology teacher, to earn his medical degree. Over the last 20 years, he's gained fourfold board certification in podiatric orthopedics, surgery, primary care, and the treatment of diabetic foot wounds. At North Lakeland Foot Clinic, he examines feet with the same attention that saved his toes decades ago. He and his staff do everything in their power to keep feet healthy and, in the case of diabetic patients, avert extreme measures like amputation.
Endorsed by Dr. Oz and ESPN, cryotherapy helps athletes hit peak performance levels by providing pain relief, increased energy, and quicker recovery times. It also has numerous health and beauty benefits for nonathletes. At ICE Cryotherapy, customers can choose between two treatments: full body or localized. For the full-body treatment, customers step into the cryosauna—a cushioned booth that resembles a standup tanning bed—where they are blasted with cold air that cools the skin temperature to -1° C for three minutes. Localized treatments use the same technology to target specific areas of pain or swelling. Cryotherapy can help reduce cellulite, improve circulation, and assist in weight management.
Dr. Adam Gropper has devoted his career to helping patients suffering from artery and vein disorders?to date, he's performed more than 1,000 vascular procedures. As the owner of North Beach Vascular & Aesthetics, the board-certified radiologist treats varicose and spider veins with minimally invasive techniques such as ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy and Veinwave treatments. In addition to treating veins, Dr. Gropper and his staff schedule traditional med-spa treatments such as Botox injections, facials, and laser hair removal, which is great for removing the hair that gets stuck to you after a haircut.