Dr. M. Farooq Ashraf mastered the excimer laser as a member of the faculty at Johns Hopkins University, and he now wields the ultramodern tool as he adds to his career tally of more than 35,000 LASIK procedures. As founder and medical director of Atlanta Vision Institute, he draws upon his skills as a board-certified ophthalmologist to correct nearsighted, farsighted, and astigmatic vision with refractive surgery. In addition to giving the gift of sight, Dr. Ashraf gives back to the community by supporting local charities and providing discounted services to financially strapped Cyclopes.
Dr. Gerry Sotomayor graduated with a medical degree from the Universidad Central del Caribe and moved to Akron, Ohio, to pursue an internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology in 1984. At that time, he was able to learn how to perform various surgeries. He also received advanced liposuction training from Dr. Jeffrey Klein. As a result, Dr. Sotomayor become an expert in both gynecology and surgery, which led him to create a diverse medical practice.
At Graceful Contours, Dr. Sotomayor focuses on surgically sculpting bodies with Vaser ultrasonic liposuction to reduce stubborn excess fat that clings to the body even after dieting, exercise, and vigorous shaking.
When he was first introduced to the theories of whole body cleansing, Dr. Yakov Koyfman decided to test them out on his most important patient: himself. Using theories of alternative medicine, he was able to alleviate ailments ranging from back pain and sinus blockages to stomach troubles. Convinced by these results, he embarked on an international training sojourn, working with masters in India, Russia, Japan, and his native Ukraine to refine and master his own system of healing. Along the way, he earned degrees and certifications in everything from colon hydrotherapy to massage and naturopathic medicine.
Dr. Koyfman's system is now on display at Koyfman Whole Body Cleansing, his headquarters since 1994. Here, patients find relief from chronic ailments through a treatment philosophy that blends Eastern and Western medical knowledge. In addition to undergoing full-body and intestinal cleanses, patients might spend time in a far infrared sauna, or find muscular relief inside the peaceful massage room. No matter what course of treatment they undertake, patients can find peace of mind in Dr. Koyfman's endorsements; since becoming a practitioner, he's been certified by the American Naturopathic Medical Association and the International Association for Colon Hydro Therapy.
Eye1st Vision & Laser Center's network of highly experienced and meticulously trained physicians help improve patients' quality of life with a variety of vision-correcting procedures. Armed with the WavePrint system by VISX, the physicians and technicians can more accurately analyze patients' eyes and devise completely customized LASIK procedures, which can correct conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and blurred x-ray vision. Cataract surgeries allow the doctors to remove clouded lenses and potentially replace them with premium intraocular lenses: implants that can free patients from their dependence on contacts or glasses. Beyond surgery, the teams also help maintain general eye health by checking for and treating conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.
The holistic experts at Optimum Health fuse Western medicine and alternative therapies to tackle clients? health and wellness concerns. While chiropractors identify and treat disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, physical rehab specialists treat injuries and disabilities by crafting custom protocols composed of therapeutic exercises, hot and cold therapies, and neuromuscular re-education. Similarly, skilled massage therapists employ deep-tissue, myofascial, and trigger-point therapies to loosen and restore tense sinews. Doctors and nurse practitioners target pain at its source rather than merely covering up the symptoms with painkillers or a plastic tarp. Additionally, Optimum Health's specialists craft custom treatment plans for patients struggling with weight loss, nutrition, and stress as they target the underlying causes of health issues.
Gyrotonic's restorative methods are in its name: "gyro" means spiral, and "tonic" means tone. Performed on a special Gyrotonic apparatus, this therapeutic exercise uses circular, low-impact movements to stretch and strengthen bodies—especially in the joints, spine, and abs. This mode of healing exemplifies the type of nontraditional practices the therapists and Pilates instructors at Above Physical Therapy often rely on, in addition to classic physical therapy.