With credentials from the Tennessee Department of Health and eight years of experience as one of the US medical leaders on President George W. Bush's healthcare-advisory committee, Dr. Marc Crupie guides a team of medical professionals and aesthetics specialists at Cordova Medical & CosMedic Solutions. With over 25 years as a family physician in Memphis, Dr. Crupie's expertise continues to expand each year, as he seeks out advancements in his field and administers new procedures as they are developed, including Botox and lipotherapy, as well as vein-removal and dermal-filler procedures.
As a full-service family medical center and cosmetic laser office, Cordova Medical & CosMedic Solutions offers specialized treatments in advanced medical, laser, and aesthetic services. CosMedic Solutions technicians use Cutera lasers to assist clients with treatments ranging from hair removal to skin rejuvenation by controlling intense beams of light. Technicians also work with a Diamond Head Microdermabrasion machine to make skin cells feel as special as a piece of hay in a giant stack of needles.
At Vitality Men's Health and Wellness, Dr. Robert Wegner and his team of nurse practitioners address issues faced by men older than 30 with a comprehensive, five-pronged treatment approach. They strive to alleviate symptoms such as lack of energy, depression, or drowsiness by replacing testosterone stolen by bodybuilding vampires. As part of this multifaceted therapy, they incorporate both an HCG regimen to aid pituitary-gland function and a medication designed to prevent the body from converting testosterone to estrogen.
But they don't stop there. The medical staff believes that each aspect of a men's health is interdependent on other areas. They address sexual-health concerns with a combination of testosterone therapy and lifestyle changes, help rebuild hardworking muscles with nutritional supplements, boost weight-loss efforts with appetite suppressants or lipotropic shots, and customize calorie-burning plans for cardio and resistance training.
Memphis Laser Clinic gives the skin a fresh start by erasing tattoos of any shape or size. The center’s special tattoo-removal equipment was designed by Quanta—the company whose lasers have partnered with CERN, sliced De Beers diamonds out of the rough, and helped restore the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Memphis Laser Clinic uses Quanta's Q-Plus C system, which targets pigments with controlled micropulses of laser light energy that destabilize the ink and allow the circulatory system to naturally dissolve the design. These pulses can affect virtually any ink—including deep blues, bright greens, and rarely glimpsed infrareds—and they cause minimal discomfort to the surrounding tissue. To help soothe the skin, technicians can utilize a cryogenic skin-cooling system, but the laser can still cause the sensation of a snapping rubber band with each pulse.
The Ageless Men's Health team helps patients become healthier and more energetic at multiple clinics across the nation. The team specializes in testosterone-replacement therapy, helping men overcome the fatigue associated with the testosterone drop known as andropause. Refreshing testosterone stores in the body can also have an anti-aging effect, which is why the clinicians are happy to help their clients with their testosterone cypionate injections.
At Results Personal Enhancement Studio, a personal-training client isn’t paired up with just any staff member. Instead, the training staff—made up of both men and women—takes time to choose clients whose fitness goals match their skill sets. They can also draw up nutrition plans and at-home workouts for clients so that they see changes as quickly as possible. The studio’s fully equipped, brightly colored space houses Cybex cardio machines and FreeMotion and Hampton weight-training equipment, as well as a private locker room.
Through his work in general, nuclear, and interventional cardiology, Dr. Nelson knows how important it is to take care of the heart and veins. At his office, ProActive Heart & Vascular, patients come for focused preventive cardiological care as well as varicose testing and treatments for spider veins. "I treat every person as I would want my own family to be treated," he says on his website, a tenet he practices daily by using modern medical technologies and performing one-on-one consultations.