In 2005, stress pushed Michelle McCormack to the brink of spiritual and physical collapse. Though her fast-paced finance job tested her limits, it had the happy consequence of awakening an interest in yoga, relaxation therapies, and holistic healing. Soon, she drew up a business plan and founded IHP Clinic Solution, a practice that serves the mind, body, and spirit of its patients. Today, at Aviva Health and Wellness Clinic, McCormack oversees the operations of wellness professionals who help patients become healthy inside and out.
Instead of just prescribing drugs or spoonfuls of sugar, Aviva's medical professionals thoroughly evaluate each patient. Then they recommend treatments that combine the best practices of conventional and alternative medicine. Medical services, including treatments for diabetes and heart disease, improve physical health, whereas spa and wellness services, such as acne treatments and body wraps, simultaneously improve looks and confidence. Treatments target a wide range of health- and beauty-related desires, helping patients lose weight, recover from illness, or reverse signs of aging.
Equal parts med and day spa, technicians at this one-stop beauty depot refine surfaces with noninvasive treatments and relaxing services. Lasers do double duty, with techs abolishing hair growth on legs, arms, and bikini zones with the Syneron lasers customized to skin type permanently stunt the growth of unwanted hair or smoothing out wrinkles with ThermaScan's infrared rays. To further boost youthful appearances, staffers inject wrinkles with facial fillers, such as Botox, and buff away fine lines and curlicues with microdermabrasions. Sauna sessions and two diet plans help curb out-of-control curves, and eight types of massages soothe overworked muscles.
Triple board certified by the American Board of Physician Specialties, the American Board of Laser Surgery, and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Ayyaz M. Shah uses his medical know-how to help his patients evade the signs of aging. He offers chemical peels and microdermabrasions, which strip away dull layers of skin through exfoliation, in addition to beauty injections, dermal fillers, and laser treatments.
His more advanced treatments include Cosmelan masks, which lighten skin with hydroquinone, and platelet-rich-plasma facials, which inject platelets extracted from the patient's own blood or minerals extracted from the Philosopher's Stone into faces to make them look more youthful.
Operated by a team of board-certified physicians, I Care Clinic strives to make basic health care accessible and affordable for the general public. In addition to caring for patients with urgent medical needs, the doctors also offer a variety of essential primary care services, including general physicals, cancer screenings, and brain reboots.
The center does more than keep patients healthy. Those seeking to lose a few pounds for cosmetic reasons can turn to its weight-loss programs. These fully customized programs can include weekly progress reviews with a staff member as well as waistline-slimming vitamin injections and whole-body vibration sessions. Additional services include laser hair removal, rejuvenating facials, and lymphatic massage.
Licensed acupuncturist Sylvia Rosario, a doctor of oriental medicine from Florida College of Integrative Medicine, uses acupuncture and its many variations as a healing power at Acupuncture Integrative Wellness Center. Depending on her patients' needs, which can range from needing pain relief to a newly knit sweater, Dr. Rosario can schedule traditional acupuncture, acupoint injection therapy, laser acupuncture therapy, cupping therapy, needle-less acupuncture, or a combination of therapies. Dr. Rosario also offers alternative treatments such as reiki, homeopathy, tai chi, and herbal medicine to foster overall wellness.
Patients don't come to Doctor of Chiropractic Judy Husbands just for help with injuries and ailments—they also visit her when they're looking to get proactive with improving their overall wellness. Dr. Husbands relies on the training she received at Life University in Marietta, Georgia, to build relationships with patients and teaches them how to better take care of their bodies. This could include strengthening weak muscles with therapeutic exercises or losing a few pounds through proper nutrition or noninvasive body contouring.