Dr. Renzo A. Zaldívar's intensive, specialized training in ophthalmic plastic surgery makes him a true expert at reconstructing and rejuvenating the eye area. At Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Consultants, he and his team mend medical and aesthetic flaws of the lids, inject beauty solutions into wrinkles, and keep tears flowing through ducts like soda through Twizzlers. Dr. Zaldívar belongs to the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, a respected and elite organization with fewer than 600 members.
Dr. Raymond Frye kindles his passion for beautiful smiles by developing convenient at-home pearl-polishing devices to forge dentist-chair results. His ultrasonic toothbrush invigorates morning routines by scrubbing teeth at the speed of 30,000 dynamic strokes per minute. A built-in alert sounds every 30 seconds, letting brushers know to switch areas and reward themselves with a piece of saltwater taffy, before a two-minute timer signals the end of cleaning. For immediate enhancement, regimens such as the Icing 30 Carat system, JägerWhite gel, and Shazzam White gel brighten beams with varying strengths of carbamide peroxide, eschewing the expense and hassle of in-office treatments. Specialized whitening trays, which shape to fit the mouth in an easy at-home molding session, contour to the gum line to keep the whitening solution focused on its pearly objectives, never veering off to burnish marble statues or someone else’s teeth.
In practice since 1982, Doctor of Chiropractic Steve Willen builds on treating spines with services that can help fibromyalgia, fight chronic-fatigue syndrome, and assist pro athletes in recovering from injuries. At Diet Triad, the doctor sets his sights on helping patients achieve weight-loss goals through a combination of education, detoxification, and exercise. Oxygen-enhanced workouts and whole-body-vibration sessions can obliterate calories and boost circulation, and seminars and one-on-one sessions with health professionals teach clients how to set their hormones into fat-burning mode. Ionic foot treatments pull out potentially harmful toxins, and supplements nourish the body's vital systems with healthful nutrients.
At Liringis Chiropractic’s two locations, Drs. Steve Liringis and LaTanya Bowman nudge pained physiques closer to ache-free existence with gentle chiropractic care, corrective exercises, lifestyle advice, and nutritional counseling. Dr. Liringis's first taste of chiropractic care came after he suffered a neck injury playing touch football and one of his teammates remedied the soreness with an adjustment. His continued fascination with the chiropractic field led him to graduate from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1979 and found Liringis Chiropractic in 1980. Joining Dr. Liringis in his fight against chronic pain, Dr. Bowman calls upon her experience in sports medicine to help patients achieve optimal health without having to swallow pills, eat a bushel of apples daily, or devour an entire treadmill.
The optical experts at Summit Eye Care boost clients' vision with Essilor lenses and fashionable frames from name brands. The savvy staff introduces nose bridges to lightweight frames from stylish designers including Liz Claiborne ($190), Elan ($100), and Parade ($75). To keep eyes peeping at 20/20 no matter how many angry cats customers encounter, pairs of sight-supporters can be outfitted with antiscratch and anti-reflective lenses. Since regular spectacles can’t protect corneas from UV rays, sunglasses strut through the showroom—with or without prescription lenses—from well-known brands including Banana Republic and Juicy Couture (less than $100 each). Additionally, photochromatic, polarized, and tinted eyeglasses guard face orbs, and sports eyewear protects athletes' eyes from competitive sweat and poorly tossed bowling balls.
As the frame-dispensing branch of Dr. James Kent Doub Optometry, Debra’s Eyewear Boutique fits Carolinian faces with stylish, modern eye-enhancers and shine-blocking sunglasses. Viva frames are available for reading glasses, driving specs, or internet goggles ($120 for a single-vision basic lens), and lined bifocals in Harley Davidson frames ($220) offer a hip twist on the glasses Benjamin Franklin originally invented to help him edit emoticons out of the first draft of the Constitution. Children’s packages for single-vision lenses start at $60, so kids can get a head start on their lifelong projects of soul-window maintenance.
Founded 20 years ago by Dr. David Perlow, Any Lab Test Now boasts more than 100 centers nationwide where technicians administer thousands of standard lab tests priced to increase access and affordability for uninsured or low-income patients. Each location doubles as a draw center, where technicians acquire the specimens necessary for popular services—including glucose readings, HIV screenings, and urinalysis—before sending them to an offsite laboratory for testing.
Any Lab Test Now respects the need for discretion, so each HIPAA-compliant test can be taken anonymously in certain instances. Results are often available within 24–48 hours, and can be mailed, faxed, picked up, or transmitted telepathically for ultimate confidentiality. Though the team doesn’t divulge any medical advice, results can also be passed on to primary-care physicians for further analysis.