Since opening shop in 1951, the optical specialists at Dr. Elliot and Webb have worked to sharpen their patients' vision while looking after their eye health. Routine eye exams scout the eye inside and out for any signs of glaucoma or cataracts while gauging prescriptions. The team caters to the needs of each individual by discussing Lasik procedures during free consultations and helping them pick out frames best suited to their face shape.
At Enhancing Light Cosmetic Laser Centers, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kenneth Dembny oversees a team of fully certified staffers who beautify physiques with laser-guided services. Using VelaShape, an FDA-approved procedure that fuses infrared light, bipolar radio frequencies, and mechanical massage, technicians can contour away cellulite. Photofacial skin rejuvenation, meanwhile, resurrects a youthful glow in faces marked by signs of aging, such as fine lines, sun spots, and mouths locked in place after blowing out candles on a birthday cake. Tattoo removal lifts unwanted ink, microdermabrasion exfoliates away dead skin, and skin tightening reduces wrinkles and saggy areas. A portion of the clinic’s profits go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which funds breast-cancer research and raises awareness of the disease.
Helmed by an I-ACT-certified colon hydrotherapist and nutritionist, Optimal Health Center stocks products and offers services that enkindle healthy glows from the inside out. Among alternative health remedies, both colon-hydrotherapy sessions and enemas flush out digestive tracts with water or infusions natural ingredients such as peppermint oil, Celtic sea salt, and coffee. Far-infrared saunas induce sweating and expunge toxins, and trigger-point massage optimizes the outcomes of colon hydrotherapy. In addition to on-site services, a number of books and DIY cleansing kits allow patrons to expunge toxins or molt in the privacy of their homes.
At Newfitu, massage therapists Brie Groskreutz and Todd Harth call upon their respective specialties as they deal with tension-riddled clients. Todd pairs his work as both a massage therapist and personal trainer with Brie’s formal education and training in exercise science. And it’s this combined familiarity with the human body that informs wellness services for all manner of maladies, from sore backs to corsets that should have never been put in a dryer set to hot.
Newfitu’s massage styles include soothing hot-stone, deep-tissue, prenatal, oncology and sports modalities that can be tailored to any field-related injury. Massages can be scheduled to take place at the treatment center or in the comfort of a client’s home. For those seeking ongoing wellness, Newfitu also offers personal training and a core-stability program, during which clients work to strengthen their abs, lower back muscles, and understanding of oversize rubber balls.
Ken Wozniak—or "Coach Ken," as he's known to members—founded Energize Zone Wellness Center to create a safe place for people to commit to nutrition and fitness. He says that changing his nutritional habits "gave me my life back, so it's something I wanted to share with the rest of the world."
He and a team of wellness coaches help patrons reach their goals through fitness classes, body-transformation weight-loss challenges, and nutrition sessions. When new members come in, the trainers assess their fitness status with complimentary wellness profiles, which contain custom health and nutrition information, such as how many calories and how much protein they should eat to maintain a healthy weight. The coaches follow up with regular assessments—which members can request whenever they'd like—that help them track their progress between sessions, whether they're seeing how much faster they can run a mile, how many more pushups they can do, or how many more Van Halen songs they can perform at turbo speed in one karaoke slot. In addition to nutritional coaching, group fitness classes, including boot camp, cardio kickboxing, and Zumba, keep bodies moving.
Ken says many of the club’s members are new to wellness or are at the ends of their ropes with other methods. "The people who come here are the people who don't want to go to the big gyms," he says. "We call this a safe haven for people who want to come here and get healthy." He credits their supportive atmosphere to the fact that he and the other coaches have similar histories to many of their clients; one of the coaches, for instance, dropped 90 pounds as a member before becoming a coach to help others do what she did. "We are people who have been there," Ken says.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Tracy McCall uses her healing hands to heal at Lake Country Plastic and Hand Surgery. She performs procedures that ease the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and Dupuytren's contracture.
Though hands are the center's specialty, the skilled staff also perform other aesthetic and plastic-surgery services, such as skin-rejuvenation treatments performed by experienced aesthetician Cari Carsen. Whether filling fine lines with Botox, Juvéderm, or Artefill or healing skin with customized facials, Cari helps each client create a custom skincare regimen to address his or her beauty concerns. When creating these regimens, she takes the time to consider clients' budgets, lifestyle habits, time constraints, and preferred utensils with which to smear cream on their faces.
ThinFast MD's team of weight-loss specialists—including physicians, nurses, and dietitians—works together to design custom programs for patients of all sizes and ages. With focuses ranging from appetite suppressants to diabetes and nutrition counseling, they help regulate the body's intake of food and spotlight the healthiest choices for each patient's body. They also work with the Optifast meal-replacement program, which kick-starts weight loss with 16 weeks of nutritious meals, custom transition diets, and regular labs and monitoring as needed. Every patient receives a complimentary initial consultation so that the doctors can divine realistic goals. At the root of those goals is the recognition that the best reason to adopt a healthy diet and start exercising is not simply to lose weight or make a lazy pet jealous, but because it feels good and develops a sense of overall well-being.