At Shenandoah LASIK & Cataract Center, Dr. John A. Stefano draws on experience performing more than 8,000 LASIK surgeries in his 33-year career when enhancing peepers. Nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism flee during roughly 20-minute LASIK procedures. Dr. Stefano begins by applying an anesthetic to eyes, numbing them so they don't feel pain during the surgery. He then incises a small flap into the cornea, giving laser beams access to the tissue that blurs vision. Corneal reshaping takes 15–60 seconds, and vision will be blurry for a few days afterward as the eyes heal. With time, many former patrons have reported 20/20 vision and the realization that they'd been living inside a Dairy Queen for years.
Elite Lab Testing's network of accredited medical reference labs and service centers helps patients take charge of their health and wellness with tests performed at more than 1,700 LabCorp locations across the country. These lab tests—which don't require referrals or doctor visits—cover a lot of ground. For example, with a single blood draw, medical professionals can check for the IgE antibodies that may be causing allergic reactions to insect stings, foods, pollen, mold, and younger siblings. They might spend the rest of the day screening blood-sugar levels, scanning hormone levels and thyroid health, checking for heart attack risks, and lifting the hood on the liver and kidneys. Customers can even order the same tests their health care provider does for routine physicals. Elite Lab Testing also performs drug screens, and offers affordable pricing packages and wellness programs that equip the health-conscious community with useful tools for constructing a healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Lawrence J. Markovitz, a board-certified thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon who has earned The Washingtonian magazine's Top Doctor of 2010 award, works at Virginia Vein Care with a crew of other talented medical professionals.
He works alongside a registered nurse and trained ultrasound technicians as they diagnosis varicose, spider, and other venous conditions. An advanced ultrasound examination reveals these issues before the doctors customize a treatment plan. Twisted and bulging varicose veins quickly unknot during the VNUS Closure procedure, which collapses vessels with radio frequency, and spider veins break down before the powers of traditional sclerotherapy or ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy. VeinGogh Thermolysis uses microbursts of energy to remove hair-thin veins on the face and body that have begun to distract from your beautiful eyes or ability to hold an entire bagel in your mouth.
Licensed dermatologist Jennell E. Nelson, MD of Piel Med Spa oversees a bilingual staff trained to handle ever-popular Botox injections. Clients meet with technicians for a consultation prior to the 15-minute procedure to discuss treatment goals and whether we all perceive the same color as "red." Technicians then inject the serum into subsurface muscles to reduce their mobility, decreasing evidence of fine lines and wrinkles. Common treatment areas include between the eyebrows, along the forehead, and following in the footsteps of crow's-feet. Like a caterpillar’s transformation into a butterfly, Botox's full effects may take up to two weeks to materialize and elicit wolf whistles from nearby tulips. The smooth, youthful skin that results from the treatment lasts for up to four months.
Though it happened under unfortunate circumstances, Dr. Tara Urschel discovered chiropractic care at a very young age. At 12, Tara sought treatment due to injuries she received as a competitive figure skater. As she rebounded, Tara realized the benefits of chiropractic, and later, after teaching international athletes under the supervision of Olympic medalist Sergei Chetverukhin, she decided she wanted to help others achieve wellness in the same way. While training at New York Chiropractic College, she met her husband, Dr. Michael Urschel. Together, at Ashburn Medical Spa & Wellness Center, they help clients achieve optimal health through chiropractic care, neurological consultations, herbal medicine, and nutrition counseling.