Blending Western medical techniques with Eastern treatments and traditional Chinese medicine, Marion Chiropractic Clinic's Dr. Todd Joachim aims to improve the health and lives of his patients through education, understanding, and natural solutions to health troubles. A Marion native, Dr. Joachim earned his degree in Chicago at National University of Health Sciences’ College of Chiropractic before retuning to his home state, where he has tended to families for nearly a decade. His dedication to continuing education has allowed him to master new techniques along the way in an ongoing effort to offer the best, most up-to-date care to people and unusually tense massage chairs. His studies have led him to supplement his chiropractic roster with a wide range of services, including acupuncture, therapeutic exercise, and microcurrent therapy—which uses nearly imperceptible currents to help relax muscle spasms.
Helmed by Dr. Matthew Marcotte, the staff at HealthSource of Lewis Center works to create functional bodies with drug- and surgery-free chiropractic treatments. Dr. Marcotte draws on a wide variety of techniques to alleviate chronic pain and acute spinal aches, including multiple styles of adjustment and physiotherapy. He also performs spinal decompression and ultrasound therapy on backs with lingering injuries from sports or competitive hugging. Though Dr. Marcotte particularly specializes in more medically focused services, massage therapists are also on call to lend a soothing hand.
It's common to dread a trip to the doctor, but Gina K. Mayer isn't your average doctor. At Dr. Mayer's Wrinkle and Weight Solutions, LLC, she and her staff execute aesthetic services with professional skill, but still maintain a friendly, laid-back atmosphere. Their approach helps alleviate any hesitance patients have about treatments such as Botox or micro-needling, which both require a mild amount of discomfort in order to erase wrinkles. Some of Dr. Mayer's other injections work toward different goals, including permanent cosmetics, which tattoos eyeliner or lip color in place, and sclerotherapy, which shrinks veins.
Dr. John Moore was already a licensed massage therapist when he earned his chiropractic degree, with honors, from Life Chiropractic College West in 1994. As an intern, he earned an excellence in care award and a magna cum laude distinction. He further honed his skills with postgraduate work in applied kinesiology and sports chiropractic before founding Amerihealth Chiropractic & Wellness. Today, in addition to treating headaches, joint pain, disc problems, and other conditions, Dr. Moore serves as president of the Central Ohio Chiropractic Association (COCA).
Dr. Moore leads Amerihealth Chiropractic & Wellness' team, which includes case managers, rehab specialists, and a licensed acupuncturist. The wellness professionals administer chiropractic care, massage therapy, and rehabilitation treatments that help people overcome pain and get back to their normal lives as Parisian mimes.
The medical staff at Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery has the clinical knowledge and artistic touch to transform patients from head to toe—and they have the awards to prove it. The team includes four board-certified plastic surgeons with more than 50 years of combined experience: Drs. Timothy Treece, Susan Vasko, Robert Heck, and John Wakelin. All four were ranked top 5 doctors for plastic surgery in the 2010 Docs Rate Docs survey conducted by the Columbus Dispatch and WBNS-TV. More recently, Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery earned the 2012 Consumers' Choice Award in aesthetic medicine, and as also named a top aesthetic medicine practice and laser hair removal center in the 2012 Readers Choice Awards of ThisWeek News. The center has also earned prestigious Diamond-level provider status from Allergan, the maker of Botox. These four caring doctors can perform cosmetic surgical procedures on virtually any body parts.
Within the medical spa and laser center at CAPS, the skilled staff offers laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation. The med spa's licensed aestheticians brighten complexions with skin treatments ranging from exfoliating chemical peels to permanent makeup that eliminates the need for applying lipstick or smooching the Kool-Aid man. Full-service practice and medical-spa locations can be found in Upper Arlington and Easton Town Center, while additional med-spa locations are founds in the Salon Lofts in Hilliard, Dublin, and Westerville.
At Alternative Health Oasis, colon hydro-therapist Kate Dixon helps patients flush compacted intestinal wastes during the colon hydrotherapy cleansing, a gentle process that aids bodies in the detoxification process. Dixon guides clients through the approximately 40-minute session, where up to 15 gallons of warm, triple-purified water gently irrigate the colon via a small rectal tube. The natural gravity system—a less invasive and gentler treatment than closed, pressurized colon cleansing—steadily cycles water through the lower intestine, helping break up and expel accumulated wastes. Dixon believes 70%–80% of the body's immune function lies in the colon, which easily becomes compromised by today's hectic lifestyles filled with devitalized foods that tax and clog the digestive system. Accumulated toxins may stress the liver, kidneys, skin, and large intestine, or enter the lymph system and blood, which can lead to disease. Cleansing intestinal infiltrators may help the colon absorb nutrients as well as fend off harmful microorganisms and reduce bodily inflammation.