While conventional medical practices can nullify the physical symptoms of a variety of ailments, they oftentimes overlook the interconnectivity of one's physical, mental, and spiritual states. With this in mind, North Suburban Wellness's staff takes an integrative approach to medicine—creating personalized treatments that aim to achieve optimal vitality and wellness by incorporating a number of health methodologies. With chiropractic and nutritional medicine, the doctor boosts metabolism levels and addresses discomfort caused by conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome as the massage therapist relaxes muscles tense from hours of trying to keep one's skeleton from running away. For mental relaxation, the yoga instructor, who has been practicing for nearly 30 years, helps patients tend to worries with calming, methodical movements. Clinical psychology and biofeedback, kinesiotherapy, and Chinese-medicine specialists also lend their talents to the medical team to truly care for patients both inside and out.
Dr. Lowell Scott Weil Sr. founded his eponymous institute in 1965 to treat the foot and ankle ailments of Des Plaines–area patients. Now with 10 practice locations and a staff of 15 podiatrists and surgeons, Weil Foot & Ankle Institute has grown into a recognized network that's seen the soles of more than 100,000 patients. This team utilizes technologies such as MRI, digital radiography, and old-fashioned feet tickling to diagnose conditions ranging from fractures and deformities to ingrown or fungal nails and diabetic neuropathy.
Dr. Weil recently completed a study, and presented it the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, that shows a 63% chance of a nail-fungus treatment clearing a nail as long as there is at least 3 millimeters of clear nail at its base.
Reflecting its multi-disciplinary approach, MIMIT—Midwest Institute for Minimally Invasive Treatments—employs a team of board certified practitioners from diverse medical backgrounds. Four fellowship-trained interventional radiologists and two general surgeons helm the staff, which also includes three certified physician's assistants. Together, they approach healing with a focus on function, as well as aesthetics, and aim to empower their clients through treatment education. The team specializes in needle-aided sclerotherapy, endo-venous laser treatments, and radio frequency ablation treatments for venous disease, as well as pain-reduction kyphoplasty treatments for spinal compression. They also rely on a blend of non-invasive and surgical techniques to treat issues ranging from peripheral arterial disease to breast cancer.
Dr. Julia Melamed, M.D., who holds specialized certification in medically assisted weight loss, oversees the many noninvasive body-contouring and skin-lifting services performed at Doctor for Diet and ensures that clients leave feeling their best. Her career working with weight-loss clients began in 1998, after she earned double board certification in internal medicine and medical bariatrics. Julia's medical ambitions then bore the fruits of a certification course in anti-aging and a talent for spotting errors on emergency-room TV dramas. Along with her team, which includes a physician assistant, a nutritionist, a therapist, a lipidologist, and an endermologie technician, Dr. Julia treats a range of dietary cases with emerging therapies, emotional support, diet changes, and bioidentical hormone supplementation.
In 1930, Dr. Joseph Rosin and his brother, Maurice, opened a small shop on Cermak Road in Cicero. In 80 years, the shop has grown from a small family-run optometrist's office to a regionally renowned business that has sharpened the eyesight of celebrities such as Joe DiMaggio and Plácido Domingo and left its mark on the Chicago area by designing famous symbols such as Harry Caray's trademark glasses and the novelty shades that adorn the John Hancock Center. Today, Rosin Eyecare rests in the hands of the third generation of Rosins, ably helmed by brothers James and Jonathan, who continue a proud tradition of warm, personal service as they improve eyesight with high-tech LASIK and PRK treatments as well as stylish eyeglasses with scratch-resistant lenses. At 16 locations, including the newest office Long Grove, a staff of optometrists keeps optical orbs in high function with comprehensive exams, treating each patient's individual needs with products such as a contact-lens implant or a prescription safety eyewear.
In 1992, Darek Zurawski founded the Lymphatic Therapy Center to offer manual lymph-drainage therapy, which uses massage-like motions to cleanse the body's lymphatic system. Today, he and his team use this technique not only to treat lymphedema—a condition that leads to swollen limbs—but also to alleviate chronic pain and banish aches. The center also offers therapeutic massages to help people relax from everyday stresses, such as office meetings or forced small talk with the bridge troll on their morning commutes.
At Lake Forest Dental, Ltd., experienced cosmetic dentist Dr. Steve Ballis turns teeth 7–10 shades brighter with Zoom! teeth-whitening treatments. Patients begin the roughly 90-minute session by reclining in leather chairs as their lips and gums receive a protective cover, leaving only the teeth and their sordid secrets exposed. Zoom! whitening gel then smothers mouth bones and works specifically with the Zoom! light to penetrate enamel and remove stains and discoloration. During the hour-long bleaching, clients may watch TV, attempt to interpret the Voynich manuscript, or listen to music.