Founded 20 years ago by Dr. David Perlow, Any Lab Test Now boasts more than 100 centers nationwide where technicians administer thousands of standard lab tests priced to increase access and affordability for uninsured or low-income patients. Each location doubles as a draw center, where technicians acquire the specimens necessary for popular services?including glucose readings, health screenings, and wellness tests?before sending them to an off-site laboratory for testing.
Any Lab Test Now respects the need for discretion, so each HIPAA-compliant test can be taken anonymously in certain instances. Results are often available within 24?48 hours, and can be mailed, faxed, picked up, or transmitted telepathically for ultimate confidentiality. Though the team doesn?t divulge any medical advice, results can also be passed on to primary care physicians for further analysis.
The staff at Vitalogy Skincare tends to skin's health and appearance across eight dermatology locations. Medical-dermatology services cover conditions such as acne, rosacea, and hair loss; cosmetic dermatology focuses on looks with Botox and Juvéderm injections, as well as laser removal of spider veins and hair. Lasers also resurface skin or guide complexions through photorejuvenation, which diminishes the appearance of sun damage to restore younger, more vibrant looking skin. Vitalogy also tackles skin cancer with Mohs surgery—in which founding doctor Eric Adelman, DO, is a fellowship-trained physician—a precise method that quashes the cancer by carefully removing tissue layer by layer.
The technology at Bluebonnet Diagnostic Imaging makes the human body as easy to read as an open book. The venue's sonographers wield Medison scanning technology to peer past the skin, conducting diagnostic tests as well as 3D ultrasound sessions. With the help of a radiologist, they can examine organs such as the kidneys, heart, and liver for medical ailments. The OB-GYN department, meanwhile, rewards expectant mothers with an early look at their babies, filming ultrasound sessions and capturing the infant's likeness in still photographs. These appointments—which won the center the 2012 Austin Birth Award for Best Ultrasound Clinic—also typically determine the child's sex and, if the feet are visible, whether or not it already knows how to moonwalk. Family and friends can accompany moms-to-be for their scan, and a children's play area occupies fidgety youngsters.
Diet and exercise don’t always slim down trouble spots, and they rarely do so with any measure of speed. Georgetown Lipo Laser Treatment Center expedites the weight-loss process with noninvasive Zerona body-sculpting treatments, which have been featured on The Doctors. During the treatments, cool light from Zerona lasers target problem areas to shrink inches off bodies, often yielding visible results after one treatment. Aestheticians offer other services, such as the all-natural Herbalogica contouring body wrap, which slims bodies while flushing toxins with gentle pressure, the same kind of pressure UN diplomats put on other UN diplomats when they tickle each other for the sake of economic policy.
Dr. Michael Caparas and his associates at each of the seven Metroplex Dental Care locations perform services using advanced technology, such as digital x-rays that release up to 90% less radiation and intraoral cameras. The doctors recommend a "sensible oral-health regimen," which includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and oral-cancer screenings. They help to repair existing maladies with restorative procedures such as root-canal therapy, and makeover smiles with veneers and whitening treatments. For sound sleep, the doctors fit apnea appliances and snore guards, ensuring that patients will no longer wake family members or lure a herd of migrating kazoos into the bedroom. Whatever the service, the doctors put patients at ease with their soothing chairside manner and variety of sedation options.
Salt Spot has taken halotherapy a long way from its roots as a healing tradition of antiquity. While the ancient Greeks had to journey to dark, subterranean salt mines to take in therapeutic breaths and season their french fries, Salt Spot's patrons reap the benefits of sodium-rich air from the comfort of salt cocoons. From a single tablespoon of pharmaceutical-grade salt, the spa's private pods generate a naturally anti-inflammatory and antifungal mist that seeps through the pores and respiratory systems of its occupant to clarify the skin and ease breathing.