Dr. Whitten's resume flaunts more than 100,000 LASIK surgeries, more than 30 years of experience, and an illustrious client base that includes sports stars such as Tiger Woods and Brad Johnson. The blade-free LASIK procedure reshapes unfocused corneas in about 8 minutes, after which the doctor recommends that clients embark on a short nap by counting high-definition sheep. Vision improves immediately following the procedure and continues to do so over the next few weeks. Patients should recruit a chauffeur the day of their procedure, as they may experience some irritation and watering, obstructing view and convincing other drivers they took their honks to heart. Included in this deal are postoperation eye drops to help healing and prevent dryness for weeks to come.
"Varicose veins are large veins on the legs that occur because of an underlying condition known as venous reflux disease," explained Dr. Meghal Antani, a board-certified vascular specialist, during a segment on GTV's The Capital Forum. According to Dr. Antani, this condition afflicts 20%?30% of women and 10%?15% of men. Dr. Antani, along with a team of experienced medical specialists at Center for Interventional Medicine, has treated vein conditions?including venous reflux disease?more than 10,000 times. To deliver effective results with little discomfort and downtime, they offer three minimally invasive advanced techniques using state-of-the-art equipment: endovenous ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy. Whereas endovenous ablation closes a damaged vein by applying light energy, sclerotherapy seals small spider veins with an FDA-approved medicine. During a phlebectomy, the physician extracts the vein through a tiny hole with a grasping tool or a pair of chopsticks. The conveniently located facility is just off major highway exits, and free parking is available out front.
Above all else, Live Out Loud Yoga helps students discover an outlet of self-expression and a sense of personal connection through yoga practice. The studio allows visitors of all skill levels to pursue the style of yoga that best complements their goals and motivations. Ashtanga sessions can challenge students with more physically demanding back bends and inversions, Vinyasa classes use dynamic, fluid sequences of synchronized movement and breath to reinvigorate minds as well as bodies, and Yin yoga adopts a slower pace altogether as sustained poses gently stretch any tension-laden muscles and connective tissues. Although these various classes are capable of improving strength, stamina, and balance over time, the mindful breathing techniques learned at Live Out Loud Yoga also help by centering thoughts, increasing mind-body awareness, and building enough lung capacity to extinguish birthday cake candles from across the room.
After three decades of teaching the game of golf, PGA professional Terry Shaffer has whittled improvement down to a few core concepts—and they probably aren't what you'd expect. More important than grip, posture, or even alignment—all crucial technical aspects, to be sure—enthusiasm and effective communication reign supreme with Terry. These attributes help golfers attain and surpass their goals for improvement, even when goals are set low, such as breaking 100, or really high, such as playing well enough to warrant two caddies. They've proved effective for Terry himself, too: when he's not giving lessons to students all along the East Coast, he serves as the Head Golf Professional for George Washington University. In 2012, Terry led the Colonials to their first-ever Atlantic 10 Championship crown, while earning himself Head Coach of the Year honors within the conference.
After delivering more than 1,000 bundles of joy in his career as an OB/GYN, Dr. Keith S. Kelly shifted his focus to the aesthetic applications of medicine. Though he still conducts annual exams and gynecological treatments, he now also enhances physiques with liposuction, tummy tucks, and facelifts. The same friendly demeanor and compassionate approach he developed while working with women in labor and negotiating contracts with storks now goes into putting his new patients at ease. Knowing that cosmetic surgery can be a little daunting, Dr. Kelly makes sure to schedule plenty of time to explain procedures to folks. For those looking for a dose of rejuvenation without going under the knife, his clinic also offers Diamond Tome microdermabrasion, beauty injections, and vitamin injections.
Open year round, Capital Clubhouse is an all-ages, 90,000-square-foot facility wholly dedicated to sports and recreation. The multisport arena can easily transform into a soccer, volleyball, dodge-ball, or inline-hockey court, allowing it to host all manner of team-based events from intramural games to kids' parties. Dasher boards that spent their youth exchanging quick embraces with Washington Capitals players at the former US Airways Arena now comfortably surround Capital Clubhouse's NHL-sized ice arena, which is kept cold year round thanks to 11 miles of underground cooling pipe and a steady diet of popsicles. When not supervising skaters from the comfort of the heated balcony, guests can race lithe mountain goats to the top of the center's 30-foot rock-climbing wall, where five different routes offer challenges for wall walkers of all ages and experience levels.