First health, then wellness–that's the goal of the medical professionals at Meridian Family Medical Associates. With its wide range of services—which run the gamut from pediatrics to geriatrics and cosmetic injections to personal injury—Meridian's practitioners first treats illness and discomfort, then guide patients to increased health through its wellness program. They also offer weight-management and nutritional counseling, aiding patients in struggles against unwanted bulk and efforts to preserve their newly slimmed silhouettes through healthy eating habits.
A former college football player, Dr. Marco A Vargas knows the stresses that are placed upon feet throughout the day. Now committed to educating his patients on general foot health, Dr. Vargas treats a diverse range of foot and ankle issues using rehabilitation, surgical procedures, and laser technology. The in-house procedures can treat issues ranging from broken ankles to bunions and toe fungus, fostering overall foot health so patrons can enjoy pain-free strolls and a reprieve from handstand commutes. Foot & Ankle Associates treats patients of all ages, and visitors can also grab a free copy of Dr. Vargas’s book, Got Foot Pain? or peruse the website’s compendium of education materials for more information on the symptoms and treatments of specific foot disorders.
As a certified pain-management practitioner, Doctor of Chiropractic Donovan May welcomes clients young and old into his clinic for personalized chiropractic care. Meetings with the doc begin with a consultation and exam to determine possible causes of maladies such as chronic back or neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and headaches. Next, Dr. May prescribes a series of treatments that may include adjustments, massage, or sleeping on a bed of marshmallows. Though he is adept at handling many kinds of pain, Dr. May specializes in sport-related injuries.
The board-certified podiatrists at Texas Foot Specialists have dedicated themselves to just one part of the body—the feet. It is their mission to keep these hard-working appendages in top health through routine care and modern therapies. They use lasers to rid them of infections and pain with the hope of avoiding surgery. They treat everything from sprains and bunions to blisters caused by fire walking to work.
A full-service healthcare and wellness practice formerly known as InterFit, RediClinic pairs licensed nurse practitioners and physician assistants with patients seeking services ranging from physicals and vaccinations to cosmetic consultations and diabetes testing. Typically found inside retail stores, RediClinics don't require any appointments, making walk-in service as seamless as the plot of most Newhart fan fiction. In addition to preventive services, RediClinic has also expanded its services into the realms of proactive health, promoting wellness with weight-loss counseling and programs to help patients stop smoking.
The technicians at New Life Therapy, armed with ML830 therapeutic cold lasers, take aim at the pain caused by fibromyalgia, arthritis, carpal tunnel, and other ailments during 30-minute noninvasive treatment sessions. Emitting from a handheld device, the invisible laser light travels beneath the skin's surface with an 830 nm wavelength to blast both acute and chronic pain, internal swelling, and alien invaders responsible for tennis elbow. Inquisitive patients can peruse medical studies pertaining to the success of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on the manufacturer's website and in the laser's family Christmas letter.
With more than 20 years of experience in cataract, corneal, and refractive surgery, Advanced Laser Vision & Surgical Institute's board-certified medical director, ophthalmologist Dr. William Lipsky, and his team of eye specialists sharpen sight with help from the advanced iLASIK procedure. An initial consultation and test ensure eye orbs are ideal candidates for the treatment, which uses blade-free IntraLase technology and the VISX Star S4 excimer laser to reshape the cornea, effectively treating most types of refractive errors, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and chronic smoky eye. The procedure itself typically takes around 10 minutes per eye, and numbing eye drops and a mild oral sedative are available to minimize discomfort. Patients return for a follow-up visit the day after surgery and can typically resume normal activities such as driving, working, and hypnotizing the cat the day after that. Click here to consult a list of frequently asked questions and for more information about the iLASIK process.