At 1st Choice Immediate Care Center, a team certified in bariatric medicine—which focuses primarily on treating obesity—guides patients through customized weight-loss plans. Clients kick-start their battle against the bulge with a comprehensive exam and consultation. During the exam, patients undergo an EKG and physical exam to assess their overall health, individual weight-loss needs, and if the pancreas is still connected to the knee bone. The staff employs a thorough body-composition scale to measure BMI, to break down percentages of body fat and water weight, and to prove whether patients are composed of Claymation clay.
Dr. Geoff Powell and his team of massage therapists work in tandem to curb body pains such as muscle spasms, carpel-tunnel syndrome, headaches, and rheumatoid arthritis. Chiropractic adjustments realign crooked spines and deep-tissue and therapeutic massages sweep away aches.
The signs of weight gain, aging, and heart disease tend to develop gradually, but board-certified internist Dr. James DeStephens and his staff stop them with quickness. Among their many services, they offer VelaShape cellulite-reduction treatments, Juvederm fillers, and a weight-loss program that gets the most out of workouts with a steady dose of vitamin B12 shots and nutritional counseling. They even offer enhanced external-counterpulsation therapy, a technique designed to help boost the flow of blood and stave off cardiovascular maladies without surgery. The therapy works by strapping inflatable cuffs around the patient’s legs and then inflating and deflating the cuffs to increase the flow of blood to the heart more effectively than a visit from three ghosts on Christmas Eve.
The doctors, dietitians, and counselors at Medi-Weightloss Clinic understand that losing weight is a battle fought on two fronts: the physical and the emotional. Periods of stress, compulsive eating, or despair can torpedo the physical benefits of even the most rigorous exercise regimens. For this reason, the physician-supervised weight-loss programs take a five-sided approach. Different tiers incorporate elements of the physical, such as medical exams and exercise regimens, as well as emotional support and ongoing weekly counseling to keep spirits high and let participants vent about the increasing popularity of wine-and-donut-tasting parties throughout the weight-loss journey.
Moureen Tansuwat uses the art of hypnosis to help clients combat weight issues, addictions to smoking, insomnia, and test anxiety. She also hosts a tea and cookies support group that provides a safe environment for individuals to express their feelings.
As both a dentist and a board-certified oral, maxillofacial, and general cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Charles Graper has the knowledge and experience to provide comprehensive care for his patients' oral-health and aesthetic needs. Graper Facial Institute boasts six locations in Georgia and northern Florida, where Dr. Graper performs services ranging from face-lifts and liposuction to dental implants and Invisalign orthodontic treatments. He and his team can also diminish fine lines and acne scars with an ultra-pulse carbon-dioxide laser, or use a fat-transfer contouring procedure to correct deep furrows, wrinkles, or indentations from post-race naps on burlap sacks.