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.
When it comes to athletics, the medical team at Highland Park Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation—formerly Highland Park Chiropractic—is serious about competitive sports. Dr. Charlie Hausman, who helms the 1,700-square-foot facility, brings a background of competitive waterskiing to his work while colleague Dr. Averill Sutchar scaled the collegiate gridiron at the University of San Diego under current San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh. Together, the team uphold their dedication to chiropractic care by providing patients with alternate treatment regimens, helping them overcome ailments sans surgery.
Today, Dr. Hausman and Dr. Sutchar incorporate chiropractic services ranging from massage therapy to spinal decompression to help patients deal with a variety of conditions. Dr. Paul Marsiglia, a pain specialist, helps manage discomfort with trigger-point injections for the neck and back as well as specialized injections for the hips, knees, ankles, and shoulders. Though Dr. Hausman no longer partakes in competitive waterskiing, he stays active by thumb wrestling himself and participating in triathlons and ironman competitions—even qualifying for the grueling 2012 Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. Dr. Sutchar's diverse education background in psychology, physical therapy, and athletics has kept him searching for well-rounded redemies to assuage the aches and pains for his sports-minded clientele.
Dr. Sergei Yuryk attacks plaque in a new, modern, eco-friendly office, treating both adults and children to the latest in enamel defense. The comprehensive exam ($82 value) throws a spotlight on gum disease and gingivitis before they can escape with their pearly tooth-loot. Willow Festival's digital x-rays ($121 value) emit less radiation than other x-rays while offering a close-up on any pesky cavities. Finish with a meticulous teeth cleaning ($86 value), buffing chompers to a radiant sheen. Throughout the process, Dr. Yuryk will attentively listen to any patient concerns and answer any questions, from "How many times a day should I floss?" to "Why can't my teeth cut through shoes like my Ginsu knives?" Patients can also learn about a variety of cosmetic dental options, including Invisalign adult braces with a complimentary consultation. Willow Festival Dental holds Saturday hours for those who only work weekends but still want to take time off to go to the dentist.
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.
Dentist Dr. A. "Eddy" Raghian aims to make tooth care easy, so his office offers flexible payment plans, complimentary consultations, and a focus on dispelling anxiety. General, orthodontic, and surgical services are available, with patients of all ages visiting for expert care. Whether opting for a simple whitening, periodontal surgery session, or meeting with a translator who speaks tooth fairy, guests are lavished with friendly, thorough attention.