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Alabama Vision Center doesn’t have one single sight specialist on staff. They have six. The team of ODs, MDs, and an Au.D. draws upon varying skill sets and a staff of 32 technicians and office professionals to provide services ranging from LASIK vision correction to bifocal implants recommended for those with presbyopia or very tiny books. The technology on hand is unparalleled as well, with lasers that help with everything from blade-free corneal surgery to cataract removal to treatment for wet macular degeneration.

Of course, keeping eyesight healthy and strong from the get-go is the staff's number-one priority, and so they offer comprehensive exams that begin with an external inspection of the eyes and surrounding tissue, and end with a tonometry test to identify signs of glaucoma. In between, doctors take note of tracking abilities, visual field, refractive abilities, and colorblindness, and also perform an ophthalmoscopy test, where they inspect the retina to check for any detachment or sudden changes in its mood. A free hearing screening is also included with each patient's first visit, keeping jealous ears from feeling like eyes get all the attention.

613 1st Street South
Alabaster,
AL
US

The chefs of Dave’s Deli slice deli meats into thin slices or hearty cuts, then stuff them into toasted sandwiches or loan their succulent flavors to specialty pizzas, crafted atop 8-inch sourdough crusts. They outfit a choice of homemade sourdough, wheat, dark rye, or jalapeño-and-cheese breads with the selection of meats, cheeses, and veggies before sliding them into the shop’s toaster ovens to give them a golden exterior or a sense of self. Drinks and a choice of deli sides or two cookies form combo meals, and the shop can downsize its portions for kids.

1433 Montgomery Hwy
Vestavia,
AL
US

A board-certified family-medicine physician, Dr. Elizabeth Campbell Korcz's medical experience has taught her that a more holistic approach is called for when treating patients. While working toward graduating first in her class at the Morehouse School of Medicine, she studied under a Taiwanese physician learning acupuncture and took advantage of opportunities to explore natural and herbal medical techniques. Now she owns and manages Hoover Alt MD, where she teams up with a talented ensemble of nurses, personal trainers, and other specialists to dispense comprehensive care that recognizes the connection between mind, body, and spirit.

Her staff follows step with her holistic approach, treating patients with traditional services, such as internal medicine and pediatric care, as well as alternative practices, such as yoga, sensory stimulation, and hypnosis. In addition to health concerns, the team assuages aesthetic woes with dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Botox, and Dysport. And by using organic Eminence and Obagi products, they proffer treatments that not only care for patients but also Mother Nature.

3421 S Shades Crest Rd
Hoover,
AL
US

With more than 30 years of experience in general surgery—plus nearly a decade focused on vascular surgery—Dr. James Isobe and his staff help patients overcome the physical discomfort and cosmetic issues caused by spider and varicose veins. The vein center specializes in minimally invasive treatments, starting with duplex ultrasound diagnostics that can painlessly assess vein health. Based on the results, Baptist Vein Center recommends therapies such as endovenous laser treatment, which collapses varicose veins with laser energy. Spider veins are typically treated with sclerotherapy, both a procedure involving injections and the final word in most spelling bees.

5295 Preserve Pkwy
Hoover,
Alabama
US

In an interview with Daytime Alabama, Drs. John Kingsley and Melanie Petro espoused the importance of feeling good about how your face and legs look. Certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, they help the process along at Alabama Vascular and Vein Center by clearing skin of spider and varicose veins with modern treatments, including CoolTouch lasers, sclerotherapy, and the Veinwave’s short pulses of thermal energy, allowing clients to wear shorts, skirts, or dresses without worrying about unsightly spider veins.

700 Montgomery Hwy
Vestavia,
AL
US

Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic enhances face façades using modern techniques and personalized spa facials. The skilled aestheticians help clients choose one of four treatment types, based on skin type and tissue temperament, to cheer up sullen skin. The European facial employs customized masks and massage techniques to exfoliate and refresh the epidermis. The anti-aging facial can restore radiance using vitamin-enriched serums discovered during explorative dives into the Fountain of Youth. Evict bacteria from put-upon pores with a purifying deep-cleanse facial designed to revitalize complexions, or calm overactive imaginations with a relaxation facial that combines aromatherapy, massage, and warm towels.

2700 Highway 280
Mountain Brk,
AL
US