In 1939, James Clark bought Belmont Pharmacy, where he had worked as store pharmacist. His son, James Clark Jr., followed him into the business, and eventually the enthusiastic, dedicated family began opening additional branches. Today, a third-generation Clark, Tim, oversees the operation of the eight locations.
Each location mingles old-fashioned corner-store friendliness with modern health-care tools. Medical equipment, such as lift chairs and canes, ease home life, as do prescription medications that can be delivered by a friendly staff member. The Huber Heights location also has a compounding pharmacy, in which highly trained workers customize prescriptions to individual needs, combining multiple medications into a single dosage, adding kid-friendly flavors, or carving each pill into the shape of a white blood cell.
Inside Holten Wellness Center, a spacious fitness area bustles with trainers, wellness coaches, massage staff, and clients of weight loss services. Nutrition experts guide clients of all ages through the Weightloss to Wellness program with nutritional, physical, and laser-pointer-chasing exercises. While exercise has its place, the center also acknowledges the role of relaxation in holistic health. Massage therapists offer seven massage modalities whose goals range from spa-like pampering to therapy during serious illness or surgery.
At Fountain of Youth Med Spa, Dr. Esteban Pena leads a team of skin specialists to renew sagging, wrinkled, or splotched patches of skin with highly advanced therapies and tools. During tattoo-removal sessions, short pulses of a Q-switched laser dissolve subdermal fraternity letters or reminders of a loved one’s name with minimal pain and less than a 5% chance of scarring. Laser-based facials zero in on unwanted hyperpigmentation and birthmarks, and eMatrix skin-rejuvenation treatments employ gentle radio-frequency emissions to remove acne scars or blemishes. Patients treat below-the-shoulder areas with cellulite-banishing VelaShape contouring, laser hair removal performed by a skin specialist, spider-vein removal, or relaxing massage therapy.
Dr. Torres oversees noninvasive FDA-approved Zerona laser body-sculpting treatments within the serene confines of their elegantly decorated office. After discussing basic medical histories, treatment goals, and the most efficient way to eat a peanut-butter cup, doctors invite patients to repose upon earth-toned spa beds for the first of six 40-minute treatments. The low-level Zerona laser emulsifies subcutaneous fat, allowing it to slip through cell walls like a secret agent through a banana-peeling factory. Patients read, make phone calls, or simply relax as the laser targets trouble zones on the hips, the thighs, the waist, or the arms. The treatment does not require any downtime, though best results are achieved when all six sessions are completed within two weeks.
Club 51 Fitness covers every fitness base with group exercises, a 40,000-square-foot workout room, and personal training. Top weight-machine brands such as Life Fitness, Nebula, and Hammer Strength make appearances alongside cardio machines, and hardwood-floored classrooms flooded with natural light host yoga, Pilates, and boot-camp classes. The club also boasts childcare services and a women-only workout area, useful for avoiding pickup lines from randy treadmills. After workouts, guests can lounge in the locker rooms' dry saunas and steam rooms or in the onsite day spa.
Comprehensive Massage Care performs personalized massage therapy on each patient and customizes treatment according to his or her unique needs. Each licensed muscle masher on the staff possesses a passion for the holistic healing properties of nimble kneading. Prior to the procedure, therapists appraise the full nature of clients' muscular maladies, which might require that customers complete a brief information sheet or hire a psychic to read their tendons' tarot cards.