Weight loss can be a challenge in many people's lives—including that of Dr. Eric Spencer. After shedding 40 of his own unwanted pounds, he founded Monarch Medical Weight Loss with a team of fellow doctors and now serves as chief medical advisor of the nonsurgical clinic system. Many of the practitioners and staffers have triumphed at their own slimming efforts, serving as both inspiration and role models to their patients. The diet programs at Monarch Medical Weight Loss range from quick jump-start plans to full, lifelong memberships, all incorporating healthy, educated eating and sensible behavior modification. Pound-dropping success stories can be found on the website, as told by firefighters, grandmothers, couples, and retired dumbbells.
Led by naturopathic physician Dr. Justin Morse, Absolute Health Medical Center's team of massage therapists, a colon hydrotherapist an aesthetician, and a dental hygienist work together to create integrated, naturopathic and mainstream care plans for each patient. Through this approach, he and his staff members provide both primary medical and dental care. They assist clients through specialty services as well, from weight loss through HCG dieting to detoxification through colon hydrotherapy and infrared-sauna therapy. They also offer aesthetic services, such as organic skincare microdermabrasion, and chemical peels.
Pure Esthetics Skin Care rejuvenates skin with LED light therapy and luxurious treatments powered by Repêchage, EcoEssences, and Anesi products. In addition to hydrating the skin, facials and body wraps purify pores with ingredients such as marine botanicals, antioxidant body butters, and soothing Hungarian Wellness mud. After visiting one of the studio's seasoned waxing technicians, brows, legs, and bikini lines emerge smoother than a dolphin in silk pajamas.
Visitors typically head to Willow Medical Spa for myriad wellness treatments, from dental care to laser peels. Sometimes, though, the perfect pick-me-up is actually a mani-pedi, a fact no one knows better than nail technician Beth Counts. She pampers fingers and toes in the spa's salon, painting nails with traditional and gel polishes that come in a rainbow of colors, from romantic red to hiding-out-in-a-blueberry-patch blue.
At Drunken Hog BBQ, all sauces are made in house from scratch, including the tomatillo beer sauce of the smoked pork and the honey chipotle that marinates chicken in a smoky-sweet flavor without dipping it in caramel-coated ashes. Meats seared on the barbecue, such as spareribs, pork, and chicken, complement a quartet of sauces, including the original barbecue and cilantro-lime. Kids’ meals sate appetites of age-deficient members of the family by feeding them proportioned amounts of mac ‘n’ cheese or drumsticks.
Dr. Jerry Evans leads a caring crew at Evans Chiropractic Group, drawing from more than 20 years of experience dekinking vertebrae to finesse skeletal structures ailing from work injuries, sports-induced aches, and everyday boo-boos. Spreading the treatments over two visits, the initial session begins with a consultation to discuss problems and pains before the chiropractic exam realigns spines and unspools tightly wound physiques like a yo-yo running away from its shadow. The second appointment provides time to converse about the doctor's findings as well as develop a pain-management game plan, if necessary. A 60-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage concludes the healing meeting as a trained muscle kneader loosens limbs and fluffs bone cushions for a pillowy soft feel.