At Homewood Family Medicine, promoting patients' health and well-being truly is a family affair. Board-certified family physician Scott Weisberg follows in the footsteps of his father—who also practiced medicine—and is assisted in his mission to engage and empower patients by his wife and office manager, Sari Weisberg. Dr. Weisberg is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and is licensed to practice in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. He attends and teaches at least 50 hours of continuing medical education each year.
Dr. Weisberg uses his diversified background—including training in internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and psychiatry—to perform a wide variety of primary-care services. He also offers specialized treatments for shedding excess weight, diminishing varicose veins, and relieving rigid thumbs injured during intense Street Fighter tournaments.
After receiving her first colonic to ease a bout of chronic intestinal distress, Angela Brake was hooked. Impressed by the efficacy of the treatment, to which she also attributes her relief from lower-back pain and a boost in overall energy, Angela earned an I-ACT hydrotherapy certification so that she could share the holistic healing method with others. In 2008, Angela opened Natural Wellness, with a gravity-fed and double-filtered hydrotherapy system as the clinic's centerpiece. With Angela's guidance, her patients undergo the same cleansing process that helped her overcome her ailments and benefit from common posttreatment feelings of lightness and increased energy.
Professional lab technicians utilize modern chemistry equations and scientific tests to scrutinize patients' health. But Any Lab Test Now isn't a doctor's office. It’s a place people can go to get comprehensive lab tests that doesn't require them to make an appointment, have insurance, or memorize the Hippocratic oath. The lab can test anything from current blood pressure and physical fitness to potential blood disorders, triglyceride levels, and even liver function—all handy pieces of info to have before starting a workout regime or preparing to fly overseas. In lieu of waiting to receive a bill, patients know about and pay for the day's services upfront, giving the mailman more time to deliver care packages to astronauts.
The practitioners at InShapeMD, under the leadership of Dr. Bruce Walton Romeo, guide wellness-seekers through the paces of medically supervised diet and anti-aging programs. Their four-week weight-loss plan takes data harvested during an initial exam, lab tests, and games of Guess Who and uses it to build a nutrition plan and personal-training regimen. Weekly B12 and lipotropic shots enhance dieting efforts by boosting energy levels or encouraging the breakdown of fat cells, and weekly weigh-ins and vitals checks track slimming progress and provide support to participants.
At Birmingham Vein Center, surgeons specialize in services designed to treat varicose and spider veins. Noninvasive treatments include cosmetic laser-treatments, whose gentle rays attempt to shrink the appearance of unsightly veins. Meanwhile, phlebectomy treatments remove varicose veins closer to the surface of the skin with small incisions, while sclerotherapy treatments involve injecting a chemical solution directly into the veins, causing inflammation and eventual closing.
The licensed technicians at Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic de-whisker skinparts with expert precision and sophisticated laser technology. The carefully calibrated pulses from the Candela GentleLase device safely unseat targeted bristles on the upper lip (a $225 value), chin (a $225 value), or bikini line (a $300 value). As the laser vanquishes problematic patches, a built-in cooling device keeps discomfort in check. To cultivate long-lasting epidermal aerodynamics, each series of three laser-guided treatments employs a follicle harvest every four to six weeks, ensuring that all offending fibers are zapped away in the defenseless pupa hair-growth stage. For best results, patients should refrain from waxing, tweezing, or taunting slighted strands for six weeks prior and during the course of treatment.