Dr. Roy Heron, a bariatric specialist and veteran member of numerous local medical societies, helps patients attain svelte, healthy physiques through personalized weight-loss plans that highlight his signature low-carbohydrate philosophy. Backed by a motivating staff of nutritional counselors, Dr. Heron had performed more than 1,100 SmartLipo procedures and lends his extensive medical wisdom to the customized programs, each of which is tailored around clients’ unique health histories, dietary habits, and jumping-jack preferences. Tools such as BMI assessments, B12 injections, and appetite suppressants assist patients throughout the program, and minimally invasive laser treatments can help augment results by trimming lingering fat. To further fortify results, Dr. Heron can give thoughtful recommendations on valuable local services, such as health spas, fitness clubs, superhero meetings, and dermatology offices.
Dr. G. Hudson Drakes founded his med spa to offer laser aesthetics, peels, and injectables in an environment focused on client comfort and tranquility. He and Dr. James Benjamin, known as one of the first founders of the National Medical Association's plastic-surgery division, help patients to reach cosmetic goals, whether they involve slimming down, removing spider veins, or becoming a dolphin, amid serene blue walls, potted palms, and plush white couches and chairs illuminated by the glow of crystal chandeliers.
Divine Purpose Wellness Center's focus is healing the spiritual and physical, as well as emotional. The staff addresses all three by evaluating work and life trends, and embracing natural-healing methods to achieve self-empowerment. Natural healing comes in the form of nutrition consultation and treatments such as detoxifying foot baths. Balancing energy is also key. They manipulate energy systems into alignment with Reiki therapy, alleviating stress and pain as they do. Body wraps and sweat saunas also help rid the body of toxins, improving well-being and overall health. All treatments are customizable and can be administered to individuals or groups.
At Herbal Infusion, Marilyn Hockaday-Bey champions simple, holistic solutions for personal care. True to its name, the health center offers an extensive line of herbal supplements to aid in everything from digestion to flagging energy from continually trying to spell “supplement.” But it’s also a spa-like retreat, working to heal bodies and minds with rejuvenating services. Marilyn aims to evict toxins from clients’ bodies through colon-hydrotherapy sessions, ionic footbaths, and Egyptian body wraps fortified with natural ingredients. Massage therapists soothe stressed muscles with Swedish, hot stone, or pre-natal sessions, while reiki specialists manipulate energies to promote wellness.
Losing weight often requires more than exercise and eating right. For many people, diet and exercise aren't enough to overcome the behavioral, hormonal, and metabolic obstacles that lead to weight gain. Medical weight loss can help facilitate long-term results by identifying and treating the root causes of weight gain, such as a slower metabolism or excessive food cravings, through natural and prescription methods.
Dr. Jeffrey B. Brown, the head of Affinity Health Medical Weight Loss & Wellness Center, creates custom weight-loss plans with his team of experts that counteract these root causes. Composed of three steps—active weight loss, a transitional phase that incorporates regular exercise, and maintenance—the multi-tiered plans typically last a calendar year, and include ongoing one-on-one meetings with a physician that help clients stay motivated and keep the weight off.
Dr. Igor Schwartzman, who has studied and researched holistic medicine at Boston University and the Harvard School of Public Health, works to uphold the six principles of naturopathy at Whole Family Wellness Center. The pillars include embracing the healing power of nature, seeking out the root cause of each ailment, and teaching patients how to prevent future illness. Though Dr. Schwartzman treats patients of all ages, his specialty lies in women's health, hormone imbalances, and infertility.
The clinic's two licensed acupuncturists, Kendra Ward and Amy Chitwood, have traveled around the globe cultivating a passion for alternative medicine. Their treatments help patients to overcome a variety of ailments and reduce stress after chaperoning bovine field trips to china shops. In the clinic's private rooms, soothed sighs drift amid eastern paper screens, statuettes, and rustling potted plants.
Certified ophthalmologist Dr. Anouche M. Roberts of Liquid Facelift Centers combines surgical expertise with a passion for aesthetic medicine. Her expert knowledge of the face aids her as she wards off signs of aging with liquid facelifts and laser treatments. A restrained aesthetic style, attention to detail, and knack for all things artistic round out Dr. Roberts’ qualifications and explain her affinity for cross-stitching all of her patients’ post-op prescriptions rather than writing them. Having performed more than 5,000 injectable procedures using the micro-cannula injection technique, Dr. Roberts has mastered performing pain-free, precise injections with little to no bruising.