Even though she already holds an MS and a DPT in physical therapy, Dr. Michelle Tawil, continues to learn about her craft. She instills this same passion for learning in her patients, whom she educates on methods of injury prevention while treating their pain and stress. She performs treatments that employ modern technology, such as an 830-mililiter-wavelength low-level laser. This FDA-approved machine beams cold lasers below the skin to stimulate photoreceptors and prompt the healing process, much like seeing a camera prompts children to smear their faces with pasta sauce. She also conducts treatments based in modern medicine such as trigger-point dry needling, which involves the insertion of acupuncture needles into points on tight muscles to trigger a pain- and tension-reducing twitch.
Since 1969, Speech & Hearing Associates has helped children and adults improve their ability to communicate and enhanced their quality of life. With nine offices across eight counties, Speech & Hearing Associates is one of the largest private practices in New Jersey, and the team of audiologists and speech-language pathologists offer comprehensive services for the evaluation and treatment of speech and hearing disorders.
Dr. Gregory R. Zaccone has seen?and treated?his share of injuries. He got his fair share of that practice as an intern athletic trainer for the New York Giants mini camp, and also worked as an athletic trainer for college basketball and lacrosse teams. But in 2004, the board-certified physical trainer gave up his spot on the sidelines to establish Spectrum Physical Therapy & Athletic Training, where he and his staff now help clients recover through personalized therapy treatments.
Today athletes are just one kind of patients he treats. He also facilitates physical therapy sessions for people suffering from back pain, carpal tunnel, and arthritis. What's more, Dr. Zaccone devised the Zaccone Injury Prevention Program, a sport-specific treatment plan for athletes recovering from all manner of pain. The sport-specific treatments help athletes return to top form, whether their goal is to sprint down the field during a game again or fold themselves into their gym bags after the final whistle. And yet, you don't need to be hurt to get the doc's help: Spectrum's medical fitness regimens also pair clients with personal trainers who create fitness plans designed to improve endurance, muscle strength, and flexibility.
Dr. Kevin Tehrani's vast knowledge of plastic surgery keeps him in demand––he's a published author, an international speaker, an assistant clinical professor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and a go-to source for publications such as New Beauty magazine. But all this activity doesn't keep him from his patients. He typically spends an hour with them during their initial consultations, answering their questions, reviewing images of them on a computer, and projecting what they'd look like if they were made of pixels. Sometimes these consultations lead to cosmetic surgery, and sometimes Dr. Tehrani and his patients instead turn to such non-invasive aesthetic equipment as the Zeltiq CoolSculpting system. Ever the innovator, Dr. Tehrani launched an iPhone app called iLipo, which helps patients to alter their image on the spot to see how a given treatment will transform their body.
At Advanced Dermatology Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, a team of dermatologists featured in magazines such as Glamour and Men's Fitness oversee an array of treatments. Together, they alleviate skin conditions, such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Alternatively, they beautify skin with lasers, tightening sagging areas or removing unwanted hair. Their cosmetic surgeries, meanwhile, tweak physiques while maintaining a natural look.
In a cozy, brown-shuttered house that you might mistake for someone's home, Dr. Alfred Sofer is changing people's lives with cutting-edge medical technology. Plastic Surgery Center of Fairfield's impressive facilities include an imaging room, where Dr. Sofer reveals sun damage and other conditions with the Visia complexion-analysis device. Dr. Sofer also uses the Vectra imaging system?which he discussed on WTNH 8's Connecticut Style program?to simulate the outcome of surgery or the addition of a second head in a realistic, three-dimensional model. He employs the advanced visualization tool to prepare patients for cosmetic and restorative procedures, which he performs either in the center's procedure room or within an accredited surgery center or hospital setting. If you walk up the office's charming, white-and-hardwood staircase to the second floor, you'll find members of Dr. Sofer's medical staff enhancing faces with nonsurgical skincare and laser treatments, including laser hair removal, photofacials, and dermal fillers.
With double board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Sofer has experience in the most delicate procedures. His training includes a microvascular and hand-surgery fellowship at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute, the site of the first hand transplant in the United States. His extensive knowledge and caring nature earned him the 2012 Best Cosmetic Surgeon award from readers of Fairfield County Weekly.