With 13 locations around Florida, Gulf Coast Dermatology enhances the well-being of the body's largest organ through care from a team of MDs, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. Medical treatments tend to specific problems, including warts, hives, and eczema, whereas cosmetic procedures fight aging and reduce imperfections with laser tightening, injectables, photorejuvenation, and requests made to magic mirrors. Specially trained dermatologists can also perform Mohs micrographic surgery for skin-cancer patients, removing the tumor one layer at a time while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed.
"Something hurts." The doctors at Absolute Medical Clinic?which has eight locations in Jacksonville and its surrounding areas?are used to hearing that from their patients. Fortunately, their clinics' thorough diagnostics systems can swiftly pinpoint the issue in most cases. After x-rays, ultrasounds, or other tests, they work with men, women, and kids to develop an appropriate treatment plan.
Like a truck driver who's way ahead of schedule, their treatment plans might take a lot of different routes. In addition to chiropractic treatments, the doctors on staff have experience in rehabilitation, physical therapy, and various forms of medical care. They work alongside massage therapists, and the team also gives guidance on nutrition and overall health. Med spa treatments including laser hair removal and body contouring mean that the outside of the body gets almost as much attention as the inside.
Dr. Randall Haas, a member of the American Chiropractic Association, has been healing whole bodies with spinal adjustments and physiotherapy since 1978. In addition to observing traditional methods of alignment correction, he also practices Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA), a non-surgical therapy that treats ailments while the patient is in a twilight sleep. Dr. Haas also dispenses advice on nutrition and exercise, advising clients to bench press more fruit as they take a preventive approach to their health.
For more than 20 years, Dr. Brett Hirsch has studied advanced treatments to restore lush heads of hair to men and women. Among the most advanced treatments he performs, NeoGraft hair-transplant therapy reduces the recovery time and scarring of traditional hair therapies. A completely noninvasive option, low-level laser therapy attempts to bolster the growth of thicker, more robust hairs by promoting blood flow to the scalp. More dramatically, Sensigrafts, Virtuesse, and Reallusions hair-restoration treatments outfit sparse scalps with realistic locks available in many colors, textures, and rainbow-fro styles.
Jim Pruchniewski peered down his leg at his blackened toes. He'd been rushed to the hospital after a blizzard waylaid him on a mountainside in Lake Placid. "You have third-degree frostbite," the doctor confirmed. "We'll have to amputate." Fortunately for Jim and his digits, the US Olympic ski team was training nearby. The team's podiatrist hurried to the hospital like a long-lost lover hurries to interrupt a wedding before the end of a movie. "Stop!" he might have shouted as the buzz saw probably descended toward the patient's toes. The hero, our Olympic podiatrist, examined the foot and concluded that the damage was superficial. The toes would recover. And they did. The episode moved Jim Pruchniewski, a former biology teacher, to earn his medical degree. Over the last 20 years, he's gained fourfold board certification in podiatric orthopedics, surgery, primary care, and the treatment of diabetic foot wounds. At North Lakeland Foot Clinic, he examines feet with the same attention that saved his toes decades ago. He and his staff do everything in their power to keep feet healthy and, in the case of diabetic patients, avert extreme measures like amputation.
LASIK Specialists' Dr. Martin Burger has performed more than 69,000 LASIK procedures in his prolific career, making him one of the most experienced eye surgeons in the industry. His patients have included pilots, commercial drivers, and seeing-eye dogs, and many others who depend on sharp vision for their livelihood. His practice includes a friendly staff and is designed to help his patients eradicate the need for glasses or contacts using various LASIK technologies.