Dr. Larry Lasky wants to see smaller numbers on scales, pant labels, and—most importantly—medical studies regarding obesity-related diseases. He shares this mission with the community through broader-scale initiatives aimed at improving school lunches and the readability of nutrition labels, and through personalized plans for clients at his weight-loss centers. There, he and his team of bariatric specialists guide patients through their medical weight-loss programs step by step. They tailor treatments for individual needs, customizing diet plans, administering weekly injections of methylcobalamin injections, and recommending FDA-approved appetite suppressants and medications.
Suffering from multiple athletic injuries, Dr. Dan Anderson received treatment from his father, an osteopathic physician. The health benefits he discovered from these manipulation therapies inspired him to pursue a career in chiropractic care. Dr. Anderson has now practiced for 26 years (18 in Modesto) and uses a blend of one-on-one consultation, surface EMG tests of the muscles and nervous system, and x-rays to prescribe an individualized course of treatment for each patient. Instrument and hand adjustments maneuver bones and muscle groups into the correct formation, while nutritional advice and at-home exercise allow patients to extend their healing beyond the office and into sit-up routines wherever they have some time to kill, such as the gym or the DMV. The bilingual staff at Anderson Chiropractic and Wellness speaks English and Spanish, and the reception area’s blue walls support warm sconces that light up the room along with each posttreatment smile.
Within a private, discreet medical setting, board-certified internist and laser-therapy innovator Dr. Dennis Clark leads Laser M.D. Cosmetics' staff as they work to rejuvenate skin using advanced nonsurgical technology. The team uses the Venus-i system for skin resurfacing and performs multiple procedures using the versatile Alma Harmony, which keeps patients comfortable by offering them a choice of a cooled hand piece, noncooled hand piece, or hand piece that gives hugs. This broad treatment range allows Dr. Clark to address issues including wrinkles, spider veins, and unwanted hair and tattoos. The staff also employs injectables such as Botox and Juvéderm to turn back time on human clock faces.
Body Sculpt Wraps are designed to spot-reduce bulges by sending toxins on a one-way trip out through the lymphatic system. By targeting trouble spots with non-invasive radio energy, technicians are able to break up the toxins and fats that populate the adipose cells' overstuffed walls. Then, the wrap's herbal and enzyme solution penetrate the outer layers of skin, drawing out the excess cellular gunk and flushing it from the area with the body's own lymphatic system. When combined with a healthy diet and active lifestyle, these detoxifying treatments can help melt away inches and form a firmer physique.
Susan Valdez eases lingering soreness from within the comforts of her private massage studio at D’Aversa the Salon. Valdez is well versed in all manner of modalities, from traditional Swedish and deep-tissue massages to specialized approaches such as shiatsu. As Valdez works her magic, the bustling, two-story Redken salon just beyond her door remains in full swing, with staff performing services for the hair, skin, and nails.