Podiatrist and surgeon Dr. Jason Dickerson has been easing the ailments that hide inside Utah residents' socks for more than 10 years. At the Foot & Ankle Institute he treats everything from sprains and strains to gout, infections, and retractable toenails. Simple routine checkups make sure all is well in the lower appendages, and custom orthotics relieve pain and correct alignment issues.
With experienced podiatric doctors at the helm, Foot and Ankle Specialists of Utah's purview covers a wide range of foot complaints. The physicians completed their residencies in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, laying a firm foundation beneath their independent areas of expertise and their giant-foot-shaped homes. Dr. Ryan Anderson uses his sports medicine and chronic foot-pain expertise to treat plantar fasciitis, sprains, and shin splints while Dr. Bryan Seagle specializes in the foot conditions that commonly arise in diabetic patients, treating foot ulcers and Charcot foot with custom-molded orthotics. Dr. Jason Campbell and Dr. Colby Frost, meanwhile, specialize in pediatric treatment.
Under the watchful eye of certified physician Layton Alldredge, South Valley Surgical center teaches patients how to take control of their lives through supervised weight-loss programs, lap-band surgery, and in-office health and exercise classes. Optifast meal replacements teach patients the importance of portion control by serving 800–1,200 calorie meals three times a day while lap-band surgery takes a more invasive yet equally successful approach to battle obesity. Dr. Alldredge also specializes in general surgery services for a range of issues, including hernia, thyroid problems, and mastectomies.
If Dr. Hoopes and Dr. Hoopes Jr.’s experiences were a visual metaphor, it would be a landfill-sized pile of discarded glasses that represents the 42,000 LASIK procedures and 70,000 vision-corrective surgeries they’ve performed at Hoopes Vision. The father-son team has also been named among the 10 most dependable LASIK surgeons by Goldline Research three years in a row, and they’re also the official eye-care and LASIK provider for the Utah Jazz, Real Salt Lake, Salt Lake Bees, and Miller Motorsports Park. By employing the use of technologically superior devices such as the Carl Zeiss Mel 80 and Allegretto Wave Eye-Q Excimer, they perform LASIK treatments, cataract eye surgeries, and the installation of implantable contact lenses. They’ve treated a roster of high-profile clients that includes a broadcast journalist, attorney general, New York Times bestselling author, and pro athletes in the fields of soccer, golf, and underwater boxing.
In 1911, when he opened Standard Optical, Henry Schubach could not have guessed that his successors would be providing LASIK treatments and contact lenses in 18 clinics. Each office fills with chatter as doctors check prescriptions and work to identify common optical issues, such as glaucoma or weeping when an onion dies. Light skips off ranks of designer frames from Coach, Maui Jim, Guess, Lacoste, and Dior, and transitional lenses darken as newly keen-eyed patrons mosey from the shop. The staff at Standard Optical has also performed more than 15,000 LASIK procedures, and offers a free consultation for those seeking to ditch frames.
A teacher overwhelmed with classroom tasks and student responsibilities; a 20-something recovering from the insecurities of teenage acne—Charlie Ward has served them both. Like many who write in his patient testimonials, this pair praises the master aesthetician's professional skill and personal kindness. "Having healthy habits, including good skincare," Charlie writes on his website, "[has] helped me enjoy [life] even more." Charlie pebbles his path to healthier, more vibrant skin with services that range from the technologically advanced photofacial treatment, which uses intense pulsed light to improve sun-damaged skin, to the holistic scrub-and-rub massages, which dose backs and bodies with salt crystals from the Great Salt Lake before hot towels and lotions cleanse and refresh. He also stays up-to-date on his industry's latest trends and technologies, writing on his blog about some of the latent effects of tattoos and new breakthroughs in heat-resistant makeup that prove ideal for soldiers fighting in war zones or chefs cooking in full-body snowsuits.
At Master Kwon's World Class Tae Kwon Do, Grand Master and seventh-degree black belt Jin Yong Kwon imparts more than a quarter-century of tae kwon do wisdom in lessons for participants of all ages. Through tae kwon do training, pupils develop technical martial-arts skills while seeking to build traits such as self-control, respect, and confidence that carry over into other facets of life.