Although kids at his pediatrics practice affectionately call him "Dr. Spoon," adults at Emerge Esthetics & Weight Management know Bryan Weatherspoon, MD as the physician who can help them fit into skinny jeans or slim-cut gunnysacks. Dr. Weatherspoon sits down with patients to draw up individual plans for weight-loss success incorporating long-term lifestyle and nutritional changes, fat-burning injections, and professional-grade HCG. Dr. Weatherspoon also transforms bodies from the outside in by administering mesotherapy to slenderize areas of stubborn fat, and injecting dermal fillers to combat wrinkles.
Working to help improve patients' overall health and confidence, Avicena Family Center's staff draws on board-certified Dr. Asim Nouman's specialization in medical weight loss and aesthetics. Patients come in for an assortment of procedures, such as intense pulsed light treatments and microdermabrasions, designed to treat issues ranging from skin blemishes to unwanted hair growth. An advocate of lifestyle intervention to prevent chronic diseases, Dr. Nouman makes sure to spend extra time chatting with patients during each primary-care visit, learning about everything from their health history to their hobbies to their favorite nonmusical sound. Avicena Family Center is conveniently open until 7 p.m. on weekdays and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Though he may look intimidating garbed in camo and shiny military boots, the head instructor at C.G.R. Fitness—C.G.R. stands for “clients getting results”—motivates his students with positive reinforcement, instead of the threat of latrine duty. Students of all sizes and fitness levels don their C.G.R.-issued dog tags and prepare to push themselves to their physical limits during the basic-training-style boot-camp classes. The indoor/outdoor classes focus on functional training, meaning that students build strength and stamina as they heave barbells, leap up and down steps, and drag tires until they agree to stop heckling you. In addition to chiseling sculpted physiques during personal-training sessions, clients can improve their health with self-defense, nutrition, and Zumba classes.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lewis Obi of Renaissance Center for Cosmetic Renewal has assembled a staff dedicated to the artistry of beauty-enhancing therapies. A Jacksonville native, Dr. Obi served in the United States Marine Corps and graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a pharmacy degree. He then continued his medical education at the University of Miami, where his medical thesis was published in the international magazine Medical World News.
Dr. Obi performs myriad plastic-surgery procedures such as face-lifts, tummy tucks, and liposuction, as well as minimally and noninvasive laser procedures ranging from skin tightening to laser hair removal. He and his technicians also perform facial cosmetic treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and photofacial treatments that aim to treat a variety of skin types and ailments, such as rosacea, sun damage, and Sharpie unibrows.