Before Dr. Mary Anne Peck founded Eyecare and Eyewear in 1984, she earned her doctorate in optometry at the University of Houston College of Optometry and interned at Fort Carson Army Base. Her associate, Dr. Karen Allen, earned her doctorate at the University of Houston and traveled to Georgia for an internship at Fort Benning. After putting her skills to work at a large ophthalmology practice in Florida, she moved back to Dallas, where she practiced refractive and cataract surgery at a surgery center.
Together, Drs. Peck and Allen helm a staff of assistants and therapeutic opticians who stay on top of their ever-changing field by constantly studying and never shutting their eyelids. Their vision-improving services include prescriptions crafted with wave-front technology and retinal exams performed without dilation. In addition to contact lenses, they stock stylish frames by brands such as Gucci, Rayban, and Calvin Klein.
Led by licensed aesthetician licensed vocational nurse Cindy Hunt, the laser specialists and aestheticians at Derma-Aesthetic Laser and Electrolysis Center operate under the slogan "reveal the beauty within," and deploy current technology to address a range of cosmetic concerns. Wielding an FDA-approved device, technicians help to diminish the appearance of hair, wrinkles, broken facial capillaries, and spider veins on legs, which, like most fall TV pilots, gradually fade from view over several months. The center also complements its beauty-enhancing treatments such as facial peels and fillers with skincare products that work to smooth and rejuvenate the skin.
Thanks to 25 years working in the corporate world, Connie Murphy, Touch With Intent's licensed massage therapist, has firsthand knowledge of work-related stress and the health issues it can bring. Murphy brings this knowledge to her massage sessions, which she tailors to each individual needs. This might mean calming the nervous system with soothing Swedish strokes, softening tight muscles with hot stones, or delving into sore spots with the more insistent pressure of deep-tissue or trigger-point therapy. They also offer pre-natal massages, though not couple massages. Aromatherapy scents add a more comforting sensory element than samples from a tableside gravy boat, and the organic products she uses help her hands glide over her clients’ muscles in a natural fashion.
Analyte Health's staff of certified phlebotomists works to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases by offering affordable screening to patients at more than 30 Houston-area locations. The FDA-approved and CLIE-certified test scans blood and urine samples for eight sexually transmitted diseases, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and C, herpes I and II, HIV, and syphilis. Within 72 hours, patients receive their confidential test results on a secure website or via e-mail, with the promise that Analyte Health will never share them with a third party. If necessary, fully trained doctors and medical professionals are on hand to discuss treatment options.
A helpful team of doctors and nurses roam the halls of Express Medical Center, ready to assist patients with any and all urgent and rudimentary medical needs. Patients can make an appointment for wonted exams, including annual physicals and cancer screenings, or stop in last minute for emergency needs, ranging from broken bones to minor burns. The center also offers occupational health care, such as drug screenings and eye tests, and dispenses country-specific immunizations and health information for patients planning to travel abroad.
Dr. Simon Lim, MD looks after the health of his patients with services ranging from routine checkups to cancer screenings. Additionally, he holds a stamp of approval from US Citizenship and Immigration Services to perform immigration physicals for newcomers. His English and Korean website outlines diet plans and VelaShape body-contouring treatments, as well as the benefits of injectables such as Botox, Dysport, and Restylane.: