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.
LabTest MD’s team screens patients for allergies, STDs, paternity status, and even steroid use—overall, it offers more than 2,000 medical tests. A CLIA-certified lab processes each one and typically releases the results in 72 hours or less. As at a doctor’s office, test results are confidential; however, unlike at a doctor’s office, patients have complete control over which tests they undergo.
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.
Julie Schwartz's ultimate goal is for her clients to eventually no longer require her services. As a holistically minded dietitian and wellness coach, Julie guides her patients on a path toward autonomy in the maintenance of their own health. Using the The Coaching Weigh method, Julie crafts individualized plans for patients that eschew fad-diet techniques in favor of realistic lifestyle reform based on balanced nutrition and exercise goals.