Dr. Brian Stenzler, owner of D.R.E.A.M. Wellness, is a one-man who’s-who of chiropractic. As a student, he took a trip to Panama where he spent some time straightening spines pro-bono before performing an adjustment for then first-lady, Dora Boyd Perez Balladares. He flew back to The States where he finished his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 1998, just before graduating Summa cum Laude with a Masters in sports health science in 1999. Two years later, the Red Cross recognized him for his work at ground zero during 9/11, and in 2003 he was named New York Chiropractor of the Year by The New York Chiropractic Council.
And those were just the first five years of his career.
Since then, he’s shepherded a veritable hit parade of professional athletes, celebrities, and politicians back to health, including the likes of Junior Seau, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Orin Hatch. After a cross-continental move to California—where he promptly became the president of the California chiropractic Association—Dr. Stenzler opened the west-coast office of his practice, D.R.E.A.M. Wellness.
The core philosophy of D.R.E.A.M. Wellness is that true wellbeing is much more than simply being free of pain, disease, and sickness. The staff aims to harmonize physical, mental, social, and spiritual wellbeing by emphasizing five particular areas of health, which is where the name D.R.E.A.M. comes in: diet, relaxation, exercise, adjustment, and mental wellbeing. These five facets of wellness have inform the growing number of treatments they offer at their clinic, which includes chiropractic work, massages, nutrition programs, pilates, and more.
Dr. Shervin Alborzian helms the Eye Center of La Jolla, where laser-powered iLASIK surgery updates the original LASIK procedure to sharpen vision for 99% of patients. A pre-operation consultation ensures a patient’s candidacy for the procedure, with the typical iLASIK candidate donning glasses or contacts to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia, or seeing friends as hamburgers during periods of intense hunger. Dr. Alborzian then performs the surgery using only lasers, which boosts procedural safety. Boasting a 3-D mapping system, the now-bladeless surgery customizes itself to the layout and secret passageways ensconced in each pair of eyes. Afterwards, as research charts, 99% of patients achieve their intended level of correction. This Groupon also includes post-op visits one day, one week, six weeks, and six months after the surgery, and, if patients own a time machine, six hours before.
Torrey Pines Dermatology is committed to bringing state of the art dermatological care to our patients in a comfortable, compassionate atmosphere. Torrey Pines Dermatology is La Jolla’s premier skin care resource, providing both medical and cosmetic treatments in a highly professional, but warm and welcoming atmosphere.
"My life is making art with the human body," says Dr. Robert A. Shumway on the website for his boutique clinic, Shumway Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Shumway has made an illustrious career out of trimming waistlines with tummy tucks and liposuction and balancing features with nose jobs and face-lifts. He also strives for innovation, adopting new methods of breast augmentation and employing lasers to rejuvenate the skin.
While Dr. Shumway is known for his transformative procedures, his practice also offers surgery-free enhancement. Aesthetic services refresh complexions with lasers and injections. The clinical staff also specializes in medical-grade chemical peels, reducing the appearance of fine lines, age spots, and seemingly permanent milk mustaches.
Dr. Jay Berenter, chief of the podiatric division at Scripps Memorial Hospital, wants to get the message out about how to keep your feet healthy. He does this by educating his patients during one-on-one consultations, posting informative videos on his website, and by sharing his footcare know-how in columns for La Jolla Light. He helps his patient relieve common afflictions, such as heel pain or toenail fungus, with high-tech laser treatments, and he designs custom shoe inserts that enhance athletic performance by forming around each foot’s unique shape and by shooting out oil slicks to trip up competitors.
Dr. Deborah H. Atkin and her team of experienced aestheticians work to turn back the clock on signs of aging and enhance their clients' natural beauty with a repertoire of advanced skincare services that rely on technological innovation and a keen aesthetic eye. Dr. Atkin, a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, attentively listens to patients' desires during an initial consultation, before taking time to create a realistic beauty blue print, custom tailored to their needs. Beauty plans can involve anything from treating acne and rosacea with products from brands such as SkinMedica, to plumping away wrinkles and fine lines with minimally invasive dermal-filler injections. A fleet of technologically advanced devices allows the staff to provide laser-assisted services, including skin tightening, body sculpting, and photorejuvenation.