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If practice makes perfect, David Whiting, MD, must be approaching that standard: he has performed more than 98,000 LASIK eye surgeries in his career. While racking up those impressive stats, the board-certified ophthalmologist has held medical-director positions at institutions including LasikPlus and Joffe MediCenter. At Whiting Clinic LASIK + Eye Care, he and his staff make use of both extensive experience and advanced technology to perform treatments including LASIK eye surgery, cataract procedures, and lens implants to treat severe nearsightedness or just allow for useful backup eyes. Patients get to experience the fun side as well as the medical side of the intricate equipment: during their visit, they'll interface with iPad systems and select their own music to listen to. The clinic itself was built to Dr. Whiting's own specifications, including eco-friendly construction methods, sweeping glass walls that light up with changing colors at night, and nature-inspired artwork that allows patients to revel in their renewed vision.

7415 Wayzata Blvd
St Louis Park,
MN
US

The two board-certified dermatologists who anchor Uptown Dermatology & SkinSpa can claim some impressive credentials: Dr. Rehana Ahmed earned her MD from the University of Minnesota after completing her undergrad studies at Johns Hopkins University, and Dr. Jaime L.W. Davis is a graduate of Mayo Medical School. Now at Uptown, they lead a staff of clinically trained assistants in the ongoing struggle against blemishes. It's no surprise, then, that the center's services, like the complaint cards at a raw-meat restaurant, are frequently medical in nature. Biopsies of the skin, hair, or nails aid in diagnosing diseases, and photographic mole mapping monitors changes in the skin's topography. The center is also home to more cosmetic treatments, several of which employ lasers for one reason or another—resurfacing aging skin, removing hair, or eradicating vascular lesions.

1221 W Lake St
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Years ago, Sabrina Cornell Miller had every intention of becoming a Western doctor. But after discovering the limitations of Western medical disciplines, she turned her focus to traditional Oriental medicine and became a practitioner of acupuncture. This holistic remedy taps into the body's energy channels and attempts to restore harmony to imbalances or static therein. Sabrina, who establishes and maintains one-on-one relationships with patients, also relies on Chinese herbs to bolster her needling techniques, improve immunity, and strengthen organ systems.

2213 E 38th St
Minneapolis,
MN
US

At Essentially Massage, licensed massage therapist Colby coaxes tension from his patients’ muscles with a range of techniques. His services include Swedish, deep-tissue, prenatal, and prescription worker’s comp or auto injury massages.

10153 University Ave
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Equipment: Kettlebells, weights, dumbbells, and rings
Number of Staff: 5–10 people
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking garage

625 Marquette Ave
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Modern Point Acupuncture?s three licensed acupuncturists tend to physiques with both modern techniques and traditional Chinese medicine. They insert hair-thin disposable needles into key pressure points scattered across the body, increasing blood flow and catalyzing the body?s self-healing process.

During sports-acupuncture sessions, this needling technique pairs with modern sport science to alleviate athletic injuries, such as acute sprains and the mental exhaustion that occurs after searching for four square?s secret fifth square. Women's health acupuncture uses needling to help with fertility and menopausal symptoms. Thanks to expertise in other Chinese healing methods, the acupuncturists also tend aches and prescribe herbal remedies for ailments from acne to insomnia.

9325 Upland Ln N
Maple Grove,
MN
US