At Oak Ridge Family Dental, Drs. Victoria Pavletic-Vorderer and Meghan Gaffney combine their years of experience, emphases on preventive care, and up-to-date technology to bolster oral health for the entire family. Before perusing teeth, the dentists first gain thorough understandings of patients by combing through their family histories and discussing the James Bond villains they most relate to. After considering the results of examinations, the doctors help patients devise treatment plans. The staff works to assuage anxious patients with thorough communication and step-by-step explanation of potentially intimidating procedures, such as root-canal therapy, extraction, and the unwrapping of new toothbrushes.
When it first opened its doors in 2000, the European Foot and Ankle Clinic set out to keep feet healthy by combining conventional medical treatments and holistic practices. Over the past 12 years, this unique approach to treatment has garnered a following, and the clinic gradually expanded to 9 locations throughout Chicago. At each location, multilingual doctors in podiatric medicine treat issues ranging from heel pain to toenail fungus to chronic stubbed toes caused by regularly throwing childlike temper tantrums.
A stately, English Tudor–style clubhouse greets guests from its perch overlooking Stony Creek Golf Course, a 5,004-yard, par-65 fairway chain that connects over rolling, tree-lined terrain. A stone-lined creek forms a watery wishbone across the relatively short course, adding a scenic sense of continuity as golfers hit their way across nine par-3s, eight par-4s, and one 518-yard, par-5. The course shares its grassy hillocks with a fully lighted practice facility featuring a driving range—which offers the option of hitting from synthetic turf or real grass—and a miniature golf course occupied by fountains and waterfalls. After a day at the links, guests can unwind at the clubhouse bar and grill, where immense windows look over the course and a covered patio provides an area for spectating games of bean bags, horseshoes, or ping pong.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par-65 course * Length of 5,004 yards * Course rating of 62.5 * Slope rating of 103 * Three sets of tee markers available * Scorecard
PT Success Clinic restores and enhances patients' locomotion capabilities through a variety of physical-therapy and preventative-care treatments. The wellness center unites clients who are injured, afflicted with chronic pain, looking to boost their health, or on a detoxification-themed scavenger hunt with the expertise of physical therapist Dr. Jeff Luban and botanical care specialist Melonie Collmann. With extensive experience treating chronic disorders, Dr. Luban addresses each patient's individual ailments and helps to improve musculoskeletal issues. Ms. Collmann's dedication to pure, botanically based products imbues clients with natural benefits during detoxification sessions, nutritional consultations, and soulful discussions with weeping willows.
At Healthquest Wellness Center, Dr. Mark Linn provides holistic, nonsurgical solutions to many common physical maladies. Dr. Linn specializes in weight loss, drawing on more than 25 years of experience in nutrition and sports medicine to help his patients achieve their goals. The doctor of chiropractic also tends to pain with decompression techniques and has had success treating concerns ranging from herniated discs to symptoms of arthritis. And, recognizing the importance of whole-body wellness, Dr. Linn also employs methods including acupuncture and self-mastery technology to assist clients seeking to eliminate addictions to cigarettes or overeating.
In freshly renovated facilities, general dentist Christopher Pallotto, DDS, treats teeth with skills he's honed all over the nation and alongside oral and maxillofacial surgeon Eric Osmolinski. Membership in a variety of professional organizations helps the experts keep up with emerging dental technologies, such as solar-powered floss. Patients are invited to bring their own iPod to the chair, and complimentary neck pillows and eyewear further boost the comfort factor.