Experts in traditional and alternative medicine led by David Minkoff, MD, work to uncover and resolve the underlying causes behind health issues at LifeWorks Wellness Center. Treatments combine holistic techniques such as homeopathy and kinesiology with high-tech procedures such as pulsed-energy therapy, which can help soothe chronic swelling and pain. Additionally, Dr. George Springer specializes in treating the symptoms and the underlying causes of fatigue problems, whether they stem from hormone imbalance, thyroid problems or other issues. The recently incorporated skincare program, led by nurse practitioner Sue Morgan, includes Botox and other wrinkle-reducing treatments that can help boost clients' self-esteem and the likelihood of faces getting carded when buying milk shakes.
Like any good vampire tale, Doctor Michael Markou siphons off patients' blood to fight the advance of aging. But in this reality, it's not his own youth he's chasing—he works to lengthen and enhance the life of his clients. At his medical center, Dr. Markou specializes in stem cell therapies that distill rejuvenating enzymes from the subject's own blood; the resulting serum can be redeployed to restore hair, repair joints, and smooth wrinkles. The center also offers weight-loss programs and hormonal shots alongside a more traditional general practice for mundane medical matters.
At Facilitated Therapies, J. Ann Palomar and her team strive to help others feel their best by combining relaxing spa treatments with massage modalities ranging from relaxation massage to cranio-sacral therapy. Cranio-sacral therapy releases tension in the connective tissues that run throughout the body––including the craniosacral system, which spans from the head to the tailbone and includes all the tissue, membranes, fluids, and midichlorians within––and can ease ailments ranging from neck and back pain to headaches.
Along with massages. Facilitated Therapies also offers other spa services such as pedicures and manicures and facial treatments.
Dr. Frank J. Averill leads by example. His clinic, St. Francis Sleep, Allergy & Lung Institute, is built on a philosophy and mission statement of physical and spiritual nourishment designed to help each of his clients flourish through weight loss or management of chronic illness.
The doctor's expertise ranges from lung diseases to allergies and asthma to sleep issues. He has also designed his own medical weight-loss program that uses B12 shots, nutritional counseling, and physician counseling to keep his clients losing weight in a healthy way. When not in the office helping his patients or doing clinical research, he and his wife can be heard on WTBN radio station during their talk show On the Air with a Real Married Couple, which comes directly after On the Air with a Real Disc Jockey but before On the Air with a Real Human Being.
Medical director Dr. Eric Weinstock draws upon his two areas of expertise, psychiatry and bariatrics, as he helps patients outsmart their extra pounds. By combining vitamins and appetite suppressants (upon doctor approval) with moderate exercise and confidence-boosting counseling, he is able to lighten bathroom-scale loads where other, less personalized programs have failed. And by helping dieters slim down, he is reducing their risk of health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, stroke, and respiratory problems.
In the early 1970s, Dr. W. L. Asher and Dr. Harold Harper tested the effects of HCG, a natural hormone theorized to assist in the treatment of obesity. The researchers discovered that the hormone, used in small amounts in combination with a low-calorie and low-fat diet, assists in weight loss by helping burn calories and suppress appetite. At Physicians Center For Weight Loss & Age Management, Dr. Agnes Green follows her predecessors, calling upon HCG injections and several other medical miracles to lead clients to healthier, more fulfilling lives.
Dr. Green and her staff offer two programs for weight-loss: HCG injections and a comprehensive weight-loss program. Both physician-monitored programs include blood work and weekly visits, but the latter trades HCG injections for other medical injections, such as B12. For clients feeling and looking older, Dr. Green prescribes bio-identical hormone-replacement therapy to replenish hormones lost with age and refuel the lust for life experienced by young people and Jeopardy winners. The intravenous Myers’ cocktail treatment, meanwhile, replenishes essential nutrients not obtained in the typical diet for the sake of eliminating chronic fatigue, depression, and even dementia. Beyond injections, Physicians Center offers custom anti-aging skin creams, pharmaceutical-grade multivitamins, and other health-enhancing services.
The trio of board-certified eye surgeons at The Weinstock Laser Eye Center combines specialties in cataract surgery, LASIK, and corneal surgery to treat a full range of ocular ailments. Each of the doctors’ prestigious training is evident in the extensive curriculum vitae, which includes post-graduate studies, residencies, and fellowships at such institutes as Johns Hopkins and The Eye Institute of West Florida. The team’s eyesight-sharpening offerings include the LASIK procedure and corneal transplants, along with astigmatism correction that defuzzes views with toric-lens implants. Surgeons also utilize 3-D-guided microsurgical systems in the operating room for the precision removal of cataracts and particularly small monocles.