Before founding Dr. Park Avenue, Dr. Paul Fondacaro dedicated years of study and practice to understanding surgery and medicine. He earned his MD at NYU, served as chief resident at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, and eventually became the attending surgeon at Long Island College Hospital. After taking an interest in the booming aesthetic field, he opened the first location of Dr. Park Avenue, an office that specializes in minimally invasive aesthetic procedures and noninvasive laser services. Business grew rapidly, leading him to hire a staff of certified technicians and eventually expand to a second location.
His diverse treatment menu aims to help clients look and feel stunning. Body-contouring and weight-loss services encourage healthy and svelte figures, and chemical peels, injections, and facials battle signs of aging. The office keeps IPL technology on hand to zap unwanted body hair, erase spider veins, or highlight important details in PowerPoint lectures. Despite the company's speedy growth and array of services, the doctor maintains a high level of contact with patients, even consulting with them before laser hair-removal procedures.
Board-certified in podiatric medicine, Dr. Bassem Demian, DPM, has rooted his practice in comprehensive foot and ankle care since 1993. He is an attending physician at two medical institutions, where he cares for feet of all ages, from the bubbly toes of infants to the brittle talons of Jurassic raptors. Dr. Demian also helps people walk away from maladies such as diabetic foot issues, sports injuries, and bunions.
Alliance For Wellness's team of licensed massage therapists alleviates stress with holistic massage and wellness treatments in an elegant treatment center. Upon entering the restored Victorian home turned relaxation hub, guests are led to spacious treatment rooms outfitted with heated and padded treatment tables, also useful for catnapping or incubating valuable dragon eggs. Clients get a choice from more than 10 massage modalities, including deep tissue, aromatherapy, and raindrop, which incorporates nine essential oils to revivify grey matter and balance discombobulated bodies.
When Kimberly Schadewald won a gift certificate for a massage, she wasn’t just winning free relief from stress. She was winning relief from the chronic pain that had plagued her since a work injury when she was 16. It also led her to discover a calling to heal others in the same way. Before founding 5 Points Wellness LLC, she studied Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy at the Gentle Healing School of Massage before attending Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital to study reiki. Equipped with this knowledge and experience, Schadewald helps clients alternatively manage and prevent pain through massage services with amenities such as a heated cherry stone pillow that eases areas of deep tension. She also works with children over the age of 6 to eradicate the daily stress of growing older, going to school, and cat fighting with imaginary friends.
Founded in 2000 by Dr. Donald Macdonald, Clearsight Laser Center imparts perfect or near-perfect vision to down and out eyeballs with painless, quick procedures. Five board-certified ophthalmologists, including Dr. Edward Hedaya, Dr. Barinder Athwal, Dr. Jason Steinfeld, and Dr. Marc VonRoemer keep the operation running and as of this very millisecond have performed thousands of successful surgeries. They attribute part of that success to Clearsight’s sophisticated WaveLight Eye-Q laser, whose eye-tracking systems zero in on eyes with literal laser precision, and 400 Hz pulse frequencies complete procedures much faster than traditional Lasik.
Board-certified podiatrists Dr. Andrew Schmierer and Dr. Craig Shapero use their combined expertise to lead a helpful, professional staff that cares for patients and adds a kick to lagging steps with foot treatments suitable for anyone. Aside from helping alleviate the discomfort of corns, calluses, and arthritis, they also help athletes by repairing sprains, analyzing gaits, and teaching them fancy footwork to incorporate into touchdown dances. The doctors tend to all parts of the feet from the heel and arch to the ankle and toenails, and they can perform everything from medical-grade pedicures to laser treatments for fungal nails.
Dr. Howard Stein, who began practicing in 1986, specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery, maxillofacial surgery, and surgery of the hand. At the helm of his own practice, he revamps clients’ visages with both surgical and nonsurgical services that include breast augmentation, tummy tucks, eyelid surgery, and Botox Cosmetic. He and his staff of registered nurses hone in on facial skin using chemical peels, microdermabrasion treatments, and laser treatments.