Dr. Sherry Fong’s interest in holistic medicine came about after a heartbreaking diagnosis: her 94-year-old grandmother had cancer. The news came in 1994, before the Internet age, so Sherry spent countless hours poring over medical and nutrition books to study every possible way to care for the woman who had raised her. Her grandmother eventually recovered from the disease and lived to be almost 100 years old. This experience inspires Dr. Fong’s work today to assist women with holistic anti-aging, weight loss, detoxification, and healthy living at La Vitalitee. Her offices in San Francisco and Daly City both aim to empower women to take control of their weight, health, and aging process with body-sculpting treatments, and skin-tightening services that can turn back time more effectively than writing "1987" on every page in a day planner.
This experience inspires Dr. Fong’s work today to assist women with holistic anti-aging, weight loss, detoxification and healthy living at La Vitalitee. Her offices in San Francisco and Daly City both aim to empower women to take control of their weight, health and aging process with body-sculpting treatments and skin tightening services that can turn back time more effectively than writing “1987” on every page in a day planner.
Dr. Ognjen Petras wants you to have nice nails. The board-certified internist founded his specialty medical practice, Petras Medical Clinic, to focus on onychomycosis—fungal nail infections—which he says affects 20% of Bay Area residents. After removing nail material that is thickened, infected, or has a bad attitude, Dr. Petras battles fungal infections with the PinPointe laser system, which reaches into the nail bed to stop the infection at the source. He has performed more than 1,000 laser treatments since 2009 and has followed numerous patients for a year or more to ensure the effectiveness of the laser system.
Dr. Jay Bansal has performed more than 20,000 successful LASIK procedures since his 1994 certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Bansal, a physician trainer for IntraLase technology and the medical director of LaserVue Eye Center, performs every single LASIK procedure at three of the center’s four locations: San Francisco, Mountain View, and Walnut Creek. He specializes in a blade-free process using iLASIK wavefront technology, which relies on advanced lasers and enhanced optical imagery to improve a patient’s chances of achieving 20/20 or better vision while decreasing their chances of experiencing nighttime blurriness. In addition to LASIK, LaserVue’s American Board of Ophthalmology-certified eye surgeons and ophthalmic technicians offer several types of cataract surgery, as well as treatments for other ocular conditions such as dry eye or glaucoma.
Most cosmetic surgeons know a lot about the face. But as a dentist and plastic surgeon, Dr. Alex Rabinovich knows how the mouth plays a big role in determining ideal facial aesthetics. Rather than only focusing on lifting the skin, reshaping the nose, or combining two eyes into one, Dr. Rabinovich considers the role teeth and jaws play in the overall harmony of the face. No matter what facial-sculpting procedure he performs, Dr. Rabinovich mostly uses local anesthesia or twilight anesthesia to help prevent complications.
Before any treatment, patients can take advantage of thorough consultations at the homey treatment center with brick walls, hardwood floors, and a large flat-panel television. Dr. Rabinovich occasionally leaves the comfort of these confines to participate in medical missions abroad that provide children in need with free reconstructive surgery.
Certified members of the National Guild of Hypnotists, the husband-and-wife team of James D. and Lynn C. Swearingen have been tapping into patients' subconscious since 2006. The duo delves into clients’ minds to discover causes of anxiety, low self-esteem, and emotional trauma before taking steps toward behavioral change. Their treatments also help guests quit smoking, navigate 12-step counseling, or overcome their fear of taking tests while submerged in a shark tank. During each personalized appointment, the Swearingens train patients in self-hypnosis, which requires a minimum of four 50- to 90-minute sessions to master.
The Monetta family has been helping Bay Area locals see for nearly 60 years. At Eyes in Disguise and Dr. Monetta Optometry, Dr. Robert Monetta O.D. proudly carries on his father's practice that he took over nearly 30 years ago. He uses his own experience to expertly screen patients of all ages for vision loss and chronic eye conditions. At either of Dr. Monetta's optical shops, patients can choose from stylish handmade frames or brand-name pieces from Kazuo Kawasaki, Gucci, and Prada, and can also count on superior patient care and customer service.