Patients have relied on Ohio Eyecare Specialists for more than 75 years, and today they count on four physicians and 30 talented staff members for exams, designer eyewear, and surgical solutions to health and cosmetic quandaries. During the latter, doctors use laser-based systems to treat glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, and they also operate on cataracts and even sagging eyelids. But as during a conversation with someone wearing a cool hat, the team doesn't just focus on the eyes; they also perform Botox injections and Obagi treatments that discourage wrinkles.
After earning her license from the Dayton School of Medical Massage and caring for patients in a chiropractic office for more than a year, Carol Shearer ceremoniously propped open her massage table inside her own practice. Informed by her chiropractic work, she specializes in using deep-tissue and trigger-point techniques to quiet soreness and pain. Carol is equally capable and trained in the techniques of Swedish, myofascial-release, and hot-stone massage, which, like scratching your back on a stalagmite, involves rubbing geological formations on the skin.
A division of the Ohio Institute of Allied Health, Tranquility Mind & Body Spa comforts bodies with holistic medical massage therapy services. After an initial consultation, massage therapists tailor treatments to clients' needs, choosing appropriate essential oil for the aromatherapy treatment ($10). A hand-and-foot paraffin dip ($20) coats appendages in warm wax, softening and smoothing skin. Soothing scents waft through the air and recite poetry during the one-hour medical massage, which targets tight, sore, or injured areas with medical techniques such as neuromuscular therapy and myofascial release ($65). Some clients report the heat therapy and resulting boost in circulation alleviates discomfort from chronic pain, sports-related injuries, or excessive high-fiving with feet.
As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Vanessa Edwards looks beyond symptoms to find the underlying cause of physical ailments and promote the body’s natural healing abilities through holistic means. Helping clients get healthy and stay healthy is her primary goal, which is why she combines treatment with education in order to aid patients in learning about their bodies and what it takes to live a healthier life. Inside her office, she offers a full menu of naturopathic services that includes nutritional counseling, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, and herbal medicine. She also utilizes special lab testing that can help to identify food sensitivities, determine blood type, and check for midi-chlorians. Dr. Edwards has volunteered her healing services on numerous medical missions to foreign countries, bringing her knowledge of holistic healthcare to locations such as South Africa, Russia, Romania, and the Philippines.
Overseen by Dr. Jennifer Cova, the nurses at The Complete Women's Practice apply specialized knowledge of the female body to protect and promote its health. Dr. Cova administers ob-gyn care and surgical services, approaching each patient as an individual, rather than as a number or Scrabble tile. Staff members supplement health care with cosmetic services, including laser treatments for skin rejuvenation or hair removal, facial treatments, and Botox and dermal fillers. Warm, modern treatment rooms in the spa-like office contain 27-inch computer screens that showcase treatment options and educational videos.
Dr. James Apesos, a board-certified and published plastic surgeon, oversees his fellow doctors and aestheticians at The Plastic Surgery Pavilion, which is nestled within a building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1956. The producers of both a CBS television special and ABC’s 20/20 have sought his expertise, which he uses to help his clients improve their self-images and daily function with a prolific list of surgical and non-invasive cosmetic treatments.