Dr. Christopher A. Moeller, a graduate of Duke University and Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, has more than 25 years of experience in the field. He makes use of it by leading Moeller Dermatology's team in helping clients deal with most types of skin conditions. In addition to general dermatology, Dr. Moeller and his staff run a Skin Enhancement Center within the practice that focuses on the pampering aspects of skin care. Aestheticians use treatments such as microdermabrasion and Fraxel that can help skin look as young and new as the day it was received from Sears Roebuck and Co.
Recently relocated to a new, modern office, Howell Family Chiropractic performs the latest in corrective therapy for Kansans afflicted with back pain, headaches, or lingering effects from injuries. Doctor of Chiropractic Jeff Howell personally walks new patients through a three-step diagnostic process no more complicated than the waltz portion of their annual physical, determining their health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. Sometimes the source of pain is obvious, such as a Revolutionary War–era bayonet lodged between the shoulder blades, but Dr. Howell will, if necessary, take a set of x-rays to identify areas of misalignment and degeneration in the spine and bone structure. Finally, the doctor gives your creaky corpus a gentle but thorough chiropractic examination designed to help diagnose a course of treatment.
Dr. Stephanie V. Oberhelman at Kansas Surgical Arts is both a Doctor of Osteopathy and a board-certified general surgeon. Armed with a laproscopic camera, she removes appendixes and diseased sections of colons with minimal incisions and stitches. She also uses cameras to peer into the GI tract, screening for cancers, snatching biopsies, and oohing over kaleidoscopic formations. To improve patients’ exteriors, her team of vascular experts maps out varicose veins with ultrasound technology before using noninvasive methods—such as sclerotherapy or lasers—to diminish their appearance.
The skilled specialists at Innovative Vein and Medspa expertly perform a variety of services designed to pamper and pump up physical appearances. A 30-minute Swedish massage ($50) gently dissipates stress locked up in muscular matrices through the precise application of medium pressure and closes with a relaxing hot stone treatment ($10) The Zerona Bodyshaping treatments (a $2,400 value for six) are a non-invasive, FDA-approved body shaping technique designed to take inches off the hips, thighs, buttocks, stomach, or unusually out of shape toes. A low-level laser penetrates the dermis, emulsifying lipid molecules trapped in adipose tissue. The lymphatic system, like a Twinkie destined for the deep fryer, absorbs the fat before naturally ridding the body of it for good. Each session lasts about an hour and should be taken within 48 hours of one another within a two-week period.
Dr. Sharon Breit conceived the idea for the Wichita's first all-female health clinic more than 20 years ago. About 10 years later, she and partner Dr. Karen Strecker made that dream a reality with the Center for Women’s Health, where they are joined by a female medical staff. The clinic's services, ranging from pregnancy and gynecological care to menopausal treatments, cater to women of all ages, who await their appointments in a waiting room more reminiscent of palatial living room than a sterile doctor's office. The center also tends to aesthetics with laser treatments for hair and vein removal and skin rejuvenation.