Q&A with Julie Tomsett, Office Manager at GracePointe Healthcare:
What makes your business stand out from the competition?
We treat the whole person by including information about their lifestyle, stressors, eating/sleeping habits, etc. and treat naturally whenever possible.
What inspired you to run this business?
Our family doctor approached us about taking over his family practice. It was a great opportunity to take an existing traditional practice and convert it to direct pay. We don't have the overhead or headaches associated with filing insurance and so we can concentrate fully on giving our patients affordable, exceptional, patient-centered care. Our patients routinely tell us ours is the best doctor's office visit they have ever had.
Supervised by Doctor of Chiropractic Josh B. Knotts, the staff at Align Health & Wellness is not content with merely treating pain. Dr. Knotts uses his chiropractic expertise to go deeper, analyzing the underlying causes before seriously addressing them. Align Health also has community-outreach programs?to schoolchildren, businesspeople, and slouching willow trees?help ensure that the healthy habits fostered at Align transcend their office walls. His enthusiasm for overall health is evident in the clinic, where pamphlets and brochures introduce clients to the healthy lifestyle practices that Dr. Knotts advocates.
Country-music greats Dolly Parton, Kenny Chesney, Jo Dee Messina, Naomi Judd, and Julianne Hough share more in common than their musical abilities—they also boast clear vision courtesy of Dr. Ming Wang’s bladeless LASIK procedures. Nashville stars aside, Dr. Wang has corrected the vision of more than 55,000 patients with LASIK and laser cataract surgeries. This same path—with a rare combination of a PhD in laser physics and MD from Harvard and MIT—led him to perform the very first 3-D LASIK procedure, a highly precise treatment that's now a routine part of his ocular-enhancing repertoire, alongside implantable contact lenses, glaucoma treatment, and complete corneal transplants. All LASIK procedures at Wang Vision Institute are 100% bladeless.
More than a decade ago, Dawn M. Sears, LME, opened medical skincare and aesthetic laser center Skinsation, where a licensed physician oversees nonsurgical beauty procedures. In the hands of technicians, GentleMax and Vbeam Candela laser systems remove pesky stubble and unflattering vascular lesions. Alternatively, permanent makeup can simplify morning routines, rendering beauty basics such as eyeliner, lip liner, eyebrow filler, and war paint obsolete by imbuing the skin’s dermal layer with natural pigments. Five injectables, such as Botox and Restylane, smooth client’s brows with minimal downtime, and trained technicians coat physiques in sunless Airtan liquid, whose bronzing effects last 7–10 days. Clients can refer to the website for a complete list of services.
Dr. Jeffrey A. Jones and his medical aesthetician, Christy, nip, tuck, and tighten bodies with surgical and blade-free procedures at Lakevue Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. They augment and reconstruct breasts, lift faces, and fine-tune noses, or sculpt new physiques with liposuction and Kemper tools. They also shoot down unwanted hairs or tighten slack skin with noninvasive lasers. To further enhance patient comfort, the clinic boasts a special, dimly lit private waiting area for cosmetic clients who may be feeling sensitive after a procedure, as well as a "lidocaine lounge" where patients practice magazine origami while waiting for their numbing solution to take effect.
Captained by owner and board-certified family nurse practitioner and nurse-midwife Amy T. Cole, the team of board-certified nurses and friendly hand puppets ascertain the core cause of patients' ailments with holistic treatment plans emphasizing overall wellness. A full-service center, Cole Family Practice covers everything from general family care, gynecology, and pediatric care to alternative medicine. With extensive knowledge and strategies, the practice's team helps patients lose weight, customize a hormone-treatment plan, eradicate spider veins, and nurse practitioners Annie Cole-Bradley and Panayiota Smeathers administer injections.