Metropolitan MD's board-certified doctors perform both cosmetic and medical, as well as both surgical and nonsurgical, treatments for the face, body, and skin. Dr. John Rachel is triple-board-certified in otolaryngology, facial plastic surgery, and cosmetic surgery, qualifying him to treat nose and throat ailments as well as beautify bodies and land airplanes in Siberia. Both doctors remain active in the medical community through their publications and membership in medical associations.
Licensed massage therapist John Slipke helps allay aches with neuromuscular therapy, a medical-massage technique that aims to ease muscle pain, bursitis, and injury-related discomfort. At the start of each appointment, Slipke chats with the client to pinpoint probable causes of tenderness, which may include sciatica, plantar fasciitis, or repeatedly watching Old Yeller. He may also identify pain triggers by analyzing the body's posture. Throughout the session, the client shares feedback, noting when pressure alleviates aches and crackling when attached to a guitar amplifier. After the kneading massage, Slipke crafts a custom wellness plan-including a pain-prevention regimen-with the clinic's internist or chiropractor. Robledo Medical & Wellness Center does not offer prenatal massages.
Dr. Darin L. Strako draws on his pediatric residency at the Illinois College of Optometry and work at the Infant Welfare Clinic while providing eye care for children. In addition to pediatric vision care, he specializes in kids’ contact lenses and eye-muscle training.
Though many plastic surgeons take pride in the way they can sculpt the body, not many are actually accomplished sculptors like Dr. Anthony Geroulis. He strives to weave the artistry of his sculptures into each procedure and leave his patients with a natural look. He directs The Skinmedispa, a division of the North Shore Center for Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, with this philosophy as well. His team of licensed aestheticians and certified therapists, on the other hand, wield only noninvasive treatments to improve the look and feel of the face, skin, and body. Their services boost collagen production, balance pigmentation, and give skin a glow rivaled only by an active volcano that has recently fallen in love or swallowed a flaming Cheeto.
Dr. Amjad Safvi has spent more than 15 years in the medical field focusing on vascular issues, particularly varicose and spider veins. He now oversees Advanced Vein Treatment & Cosmetic Center, where he and his caring staff treat patients to complimentary consultations before administering laser, radio-frequency, and sclerotherapy vein treatments along with a host of other aesthetic treatments. The facility’s laser collection, the high-tech cherry on its med-spa sundae, allows the staff to showcase hair-removal, anti-aging, and facial-rejuvenation treatments that round out a crowded roster that includes SkinMedica chemical peels, Botox injections, and fillers that can last up to five years.
The lab specialists and licensed phlebotomists of Park Ridge Lab do one thing and one thing only — run tests for patients who come in needing blood analyses. With that distinct focus and hours that extend into the evening seven days a week, the team is able to provide patients and their doctors with results that are efficient, accurate, and make for great ice breakers at parties. And in a further show of their commitment to patient convenience, the staff does not require a doctor’s order for testing, though they can send results to a physician on the patient’s behalf. Whether patients use the lab for comprehensive wellness screenings or for specific tests—such as those for STDs, iron levels, or pregnancy—the team produces results that adhere to the guidelines set by the CDC and OSHA for testing and for lab equipment standards.
The seasoned staff at Carmen Nicole's Spa & Laser encourages relaxation with a host of beautifying spa services. Digit doctors dole out a multitude of specialized nail services, from classic mani-pedis to more advanced treatments, such as lavender manicures and chip-free treatments with OPI polishes. Carmen Nicole's Spa & Laser eschews the use of credo blades and provides sanitary conditions by using UV-sterilized equipment and promptly providing germs with very tiny eviction notices. The spa’s six different massage methods encourage one-hour getaways, and airbrush tanning covers skin with streak-free base tans. Aestheticians also administer a variety of facials and medical treatments, such as microdermabrasions and targeted facials that combine massages and masks.