Founded in 1914, the original New York City location of Sterling Optical doled out frames amid the Ford Model Ts and paperboys that swarmed the city's financial district. The original band of eyesight experts weathered years of economic depression by impressing customers with speedy, full-service vision care, later launching a second store near Washington, DC. Today, a century of steady franchise expansion has given rise to almost 200 store locations in 23 states. Most locations continue the tradition of offering one-stop optical services, giving customers access to exams and onsite labs that manufacture glasses in one hour. The spectacle provider has been named one of the nation's leading franchises by Entrepreneur magazine.
Dr. Daniel Drapacz is the managing director of New York Foot Expert, where he draws on his 20 years of experience specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for the foot and ankle. He first honed his skill set and knowledge in sports medicine as chief resident of foot surgery at East Orange General Hospital, where he trained surgical residents and stubborn copy machines. Now, as a licensed full-service podiatrist, he helps improve his patients' health by treating foot and ankle maladies such as ingrown toenails, bunions, and diabetic complications.
Manhattan Dr. Daniel Drapacz is the managing director of New York Foot Expert, where he draws on his 20 years of experience specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for the foot and ankle. He first honed his skill set and knowledge in sports medicine as chief resident of foot surgery at East Orange General Hospital, where he trained surgical residents and stubborn copy machines. Now, as a licensed full-service podiatrist, he helps improve his patients' health by treating foot and ankle maladies such as ingrown toenails, bunions, and diabetic complications.
Dr. Carlos Montenegro, director of New Image Lipo Laser & Medical Office, specializes in aesthetic medicine and laser beauty procedures. He and his team rejuvenate complexions with everything from traditional peels and microdermabrasion to fractional laser resurfacing. The office also helps sculpt patients' bodies with laser-guided liposuction and non-invasive lipo laser treatments, which target fat deposits with light energy without any incisions. Hormone therapies can be used to fight off symptoms of aging such as low energy levels, weight gain, and a sudden influx of ideas for Matlock spec scripts.
For the medical experts at Empire Gate Medical Group, it's all about early detection. To stave off serious and costly conditions, they track down early warning signs using a battery of investigative techniques. Blood tests and urinalysis let them assess oxygen levels and white blood cell counts, and ear, nose, and throat exams help point to any infections. Empire Gate’s philosophy of early detection extends all the way to the waiting room, where the team attempts to make waits as expedient as possible.
Led by their founder, Dr. Greg Khaimov, the doctors at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee keep patrons' feet fit for locomotion. Services sweep the spectrum of foot-related maladies, including hammertoes, bunions, and toes that loudly cry "wee wee wee" all the way home. Advanced devices also help treat tricky chromic problems: extracorporeal shock wave therapy alleviates heel pain and high-powered lasers kill stubborn toe fungus.
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.