Of the more than 5,000 surgeries Dr. Pramit Malhotra has performed during his career, safety and natural-looking results have been his top priorities during each. To this day, the experienced plastic surgeon ensures these priorities by using advanced technology, including CoolSculpting by Zeltiq liposuction treatments, noninvasive dermal fillers, and quick-recovery postsurgery methods. These techniques have also helped Dr. Malhotra win such awards as Top Doctor 2010 from Realself.com, Best of Ann Arbor Cosmetic Surgeon in 2012, and best plastic surgeon in the 2014 Best of Washtenaw County awards.
Owner Annette Bennett's background in bodywork goes back nine years, a large portion of which she spent helping chiropractors alleviate injuries associated with auto accidents and modeling for surrealist portraits. Those years proved so influential that she's currently working toward her own chiropractic license. "I want to be all about total health," she explains.
This holistic philosophy informs every aspect of Cloud 9 Therapeutic Massage, from the bodywork itself to an atmosphere designed to promote deep relaxation. A soundtrack of Indian flute music greets visitors to the dimly lit treatment room, as do the botanical fragrances of aromatherapy oils. Annette seems to derive as much satisfaction from these oils as her clients. "I like the Oriental-style essential oils,” she admits. “Sometimes I'll open the bottle and smell it, and it calms me right down."
Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery & Vein Center's team, which is captained by board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Rifai, enhances anatomical aesthetics with noninvasive treatments and surgical procedures such as liposuction and facelifts. Microdermabrasion wands zip over sun-hardened skin and injectables such as Botox and Juvéderm work to firm up facial surfaces and fade fine lines. The med spa procedures address a range of concerns, from unwanted hair to achy muscles. Furthermore, consultations at the center are always complimentary.
Doctor of Chiropractic Vernie Cassity knows all too well how pain can hamper one's daily life—he suffered from severe leg pain in his younger years, and although prescribed medications dulled the symptoms, they never treated the root of the problem. Once he was treated by a chiropractor, however, his suffering ended. The success of his treatment inspired him to sing for several hours and then shift his attention to chiropractic care in order to free others from chronic discomfort. At Cassity Chiropractic Center, Dr. Cassity helps his patients forgo medications by diagnosing and treating spinal issues through adjustments, massages, and custom orthotics. His partner, Doctor of Chiropractic David R. Lowry, performs spinal-decompression therapy, an alternative to back surgery that helps assuage back, leg, neck, and disc pain.
The sound of pure drives rings out over Country Town Golf's 9-hole layout, where golfers take aim at fairways and greens tucked in the shadows of trees. The gently rolling course offers a fun-and-fair challenge for golfers of all abilities. The course captures the natural beauty of Springport, and the indoor golf simulator whisks golfers away to more far-flung destinations. Using vivid 3D graphics and ball-flight projection technology, the simulator lets golfers test their mettle in rounds at world-famous courses such as Augusta National Golf Club and TPC Sawgrass.
Arbor Hills Golf Club's greens are tricky. They may look unimposing, but upon closer inspection?or after a winding lag putt that behaves bizarrely?they reveal their true nature. This is to be expected from Mr. Arthur Hamm, a disciple of the famed Donald Ross, who pioneered the "turtleback" green, named for the infuriating way golf balls seem to roll off in every direction. While golfers won't find any true turtlebacks on the course, the greens are no cake walk. They demand a sound strategy?and occasionally creative problem solving?to get the ball to stop at the right spot.
This is all, of course, assuming that golfers able to drive their golf balls through the fairway alleys delineated by lindens, birch, oaks, walnuts, and tall scotch and white pines. On approaches, the ability to keep the golf ball below the hole proves important, as mishits have the tendency to skip over the back fringe, much like a very disobedient little boy who will get a timeout later. These omnipresent challenges, coupled with the leafy scenery, have kept novices and skilled golfers coming back since the course's opening in 1925.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 6,513 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 70.9 from the back tees * Course slope of 129 from the back tees * Three sets of tees per hole * Scorecard