Before founding Dr. Park Avenue, Dr. Paul Fondacaro dedicated years of study and practice to understanding surgery and medicine. He earned his MD at NYU, served as chief resident at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, and eventually became the attending surgeon at Long Island College Hospital. After taking an interest in the booming aesthetic field, he opened the first location of Dr. Park Avenue, an office that specializes in minimally invasive aesthetic procedures and noninvasive laser services. Business grew rapidly, leading him to hire a staff of certified technicians and eventually expand to a second location.
His diverse treatment menu aims to help clients look and feel stunning. Body-contouring and weight-loss services encourage healthy and svelte figures, and chemical peels, injections, and facials battle signs of aging. The office keeps IPL technology on hand to zap unwanted body hair, erase spider veins, or highlight important details in PowerPoint lectures. Despite the company's speedy growth and array of services, the doctor maintains a high level of contact with patients, even consulting with them before laser hair-removal procedures.
When Kimberly Schadewald won a gift certificate for a massage, she wasn’t just winning free relief from stress. She was winning relief from the chronic pain that had plagued her since a work injury when she was 16. It also led her to discover a calling to heal others in the same way. Before founding 5 Points Wellness LLC, she studied Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy at the Gentle Healing School of Massage before attending Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital to study reiki. Equipped with this knowledge and experience, Schadewald helps clients alternatively manage and prevent pain through massage services with amenities such as a heated cherry stone pillow that eases areas of deep tension. She also works with children over the age of 6 to eradicate the daily stress of growing older, going to school, and cat fighting with imaginary friends.
Founded in 2000 by Dr. Donald Macdonald, Clearsight Laser Center imparts perfect or near-perfect vision to down and out eyeballs with painless, quick procedures. Five board-certified ophthalmologists, including Dr. Edward Hedaya, Dr. Barinder Athwal, Dr. Jason Steinfeld, and Dr. Marc VonRoemer keep the operation running and as of this very millisecond have performed thousands of successful surgeries. They attribute part of that success to Clearsight’s sophisticated WaveLight Eye-Q laser, whose eye-tracking systems zero in on eyes with literal laser precision, and 400 Hz pulse frequencies complete procedures much faster than traditional Lasik.
Board-certified podiatrists Dr. Andrew Schmierer and Dr. Craig Shapero use their combined expertise to lead a helpful, professional staff that cares for patients and adds a kick to lagging steps with foot treatments suitable for anyone. Aside from helping alleviate the discomfort of corns, calluses, and arthritis, they also help athletes by repairing sprains, analyzing gaits, and teaching them fancy footwork to incorporate into touchdown dances. The doctors tend to all parts of the feet from the heel and arch to the ankle and toenails, and they can perform everything from medical-grade pedicures to laser treatments for fungal nails.
The licensed physicians and medical practitioners at Vascular Access Centers call upon 50 years of experience and the latest medical technology to address all manner of vascular and endovascular issues. Aside from treating unsightly veins and their underlying causes, the practice provides comprehensive maintenance and venous access care for dialysis patients, and can help soften hardened arteries by performing angioplasties or showing them pictures of kittens wearing rain boots. In addition to doling out knowledgeable, compassionate care, VAC's physicians work tirelessly to pioneer new treatments in their field, and hold more than 30 issued and 100 pending patents for new, groundbreaking treatment devices.
As self-described personal assistants to weight management, the team at Da Vinci Beauty & Wellness Center combines healthy behaviors with European body-contouring technology to help clients achieve—and maintain—their desired physique. Known as Eximia, the clinic’s primary slimming tool combines suction, pressure, and vibration into one enjoyable experience designed to elevate metabolic activity as it tones and drains deep tissues. And though its claim to fame is slimming and shaping, Da Vinci also offers treatments for the neck up, including a noninvasive face-lift package, complete with microdermabrasion and endomassage.
At Global Podiatry, Dr. Losyev and his staff treat issues ranging from sprained ankles to fungal growth with a range of services. The PinPointe laser system uses beams of light to eradicate fungi, bacteria, and stains from toenails and nail beds. MicroVas therapy accelerates the body's natural healing processes, soothing injuries as well as lasting conditions such as tendonitis. Treatments for bunions, athlete's foot, and ingrown toenails restore extremities to mint condition before they are immortalized by stints as foot models or an inability to read “wet cement” signs.