After receiving her doctorate from the California College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Nahid Birjandi sharpened her scalpel skills with a surgery residency, then ventured into the realm of private practice. She now rids toes of nail fungus, warts, and scars with modern laser technology and fixes ingrown nails, hammertoes, and bunions with traditional surgery. Her office also provides custom orthotics to ease pain throughout the legs and back and microvascular physical therapy to help to alleviate the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.
Dr. Charles Sarosy and Dr. Salma Aziz, DPM, take the lead at Pure Beauty Skin Care and Medical Spa, where an experienced team of doctors and nurses helps to banish signs of aging with nonsurgical treatments. Laser-based procedures scan the treatment spectrum, helping to smooth wrinkles and even out complexions on the face and banish scars, spider veins, and hair along the body. Injectables by Botox and Juv?derm aid in temporarily erasing fine lines, and products such as Latisse help to boost lagging lashes.
The experienced alternative-medicine practitioners of Happy Cloud Acupuncture recognize that the body’s natural healing processes are powerful; that it can heal itself with the right aid. So, they give bodies a push in the right direction by focusing on treating the body as a whole, rather than treating only problem areas, and by employing holistic therapies, such as acupuncture, chiropractic, cupping, and massage, that will help bodies fix themselves. They believe that, as Thomas Edison once said, “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease," and that these doctors will be cyborgs.
Dr. Marjorie Miller-Khawam helms a four-person team at A Step Above Foot Care, where multilingual caretakers treat foot and ankle problems including shin splints, warts, and fractures. Good bedside manner remains an important facet of treatment, regardless of the severity of a patient's condition. The staff cope with bone tumors, athlete's foot, fungi, and nerve problems by listening to patients' concerns and involving them in the development of a treatment plan. Miller-Khawam boasts an impressive pedigree, including membership in the American Podiatric Medical Association and the California Podiatric Medical Association. She and her staff pride themselves on the short wait time in their office, ensuring that waiting patients don't have to resort to rearranging office furniture for amusement.
Dr. Saul Lahijani draws upon extensive experience and education as he works to help clients achieve their aesthetic dreams. He began his education at USC, where he earned his undergraduate degree before obtaining a doctorate of medicine at Ross University School of Medicine, finishing at the top of his class. He next performed several residencies at Yale and Vanderbilt, before staying an international fellowship in Barcelona. Today, he welcomes patients into his clinic for non-invasive and surgical treatments, wielding lasers and scalpels to sculpt bodies with the precision of a bionic Michelangelo.
Dr. Thomas Shin has devoted his podiatry practice to alleviating feet of pain and aesthetic imperfections. Whether foot aches arise from plantar fasciitis, bunions, or cement boots, Dr. Shin brings relief in the form of custom-fitted orthotics and foot-correcting surgeries. On the cosmetic side, Dr. Shin's collection of lasers fights unwanted toe hair, plantar warts, and toenail fungus.