There are multiple ways to lose weight, and to be as effective as possible, Smart for Life nutritionists and physicians tackle the goal with a variety of methods. These methods include helping to create new, more effective diets, or carrying out procedures such as laser-lipo treatments overseen by physicians that specialize in weight loss.
Following the lead of licensed chiropractors and medical physicians, the staff at Advanced Healthcare Physical Medicine eschew symptom-based treatments in favor of a preventive approach that promotes holistic wellness. After greeting each patient with an initial consultation, the doctors draw on their comprehensive knowledge of human anatomy and physiology to tailor individual weight loss plans. To supplement these treatments, the team cares for bodies with multiple detox programs designed to stimulate weight loss and improve general health.
Under the supervision of a board-certified physician, the professional staff at Physician’s Weight Loss Centers helps clients work toward overall wellness while shedding pounds with their six specialized weight-loss programs. After a consultation with a certified staff member, each client is assigned to the program best suited to his or her goals, current health, and willingness to put up with a stack of pancake’s “I miss you!” text messages. Programs can also be augmented with regimens of supplements and vitamins, including the fat-targeting agents of vitamin B12 injections. Not merely satisfied with supplying menu plans, the staff offers behavior-guidance plans, counselors, and medical consultations to ensure clients fully embrace new, healthful behaviors.
A blue-tiled fountain flanked by palm trees gurgles outside of the Oh Baby Ultrasound studio. Inside, technicians capture video and three-dimensional portraits of baking buns. Mom reclines on the bed in the middle of the ultrasound suite, where up to a dozen family members and friends can gather on leather sofas to watch the baby reenact scenes from kung fu movies on a 55-inch flat-screen. With Sonostream, loved ones back at home can log on with a password to watch the ultrasound session as it happens. Parents can take home CDs, DVDs, and photos of the session to cherish.
Chiropractic doctors Ben Naar and Tina Schechter fill Bentin Chiropractic Wellness Center's 2,000 square feet with the sounds of fountains trickling, joints cracking, and patients sighing with relief. Dr. Naar specializes in allaying the chronic aches of working life, and Dr. Schechter is trained in the detecting spinal disorders through x-rays and poetic descriptions of the spine. With the help of computerized spinal analysis, adjustments, and electrical muscle stimulation, Drs. Naar and Schechter can also treat athletic injuries and trauma caused by auto accidents.
After more than two decades of practicing surgery in the area, Dr. Luis Viñas—a board-certified plastic surgeon—decided to open L.A. Viñas Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in 2009. Here, he performs and supervises cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, as well as preventative procedures alongside a well-trained staff of medical assistants, aestheticians, and a physician-assistant laser specialist. The med spa specializes in anti-aging treatments, including injectables, chemical peels, and laser treatments that resurface skin to minimize wrinkles, age spots, and scarring.
The center’s massage therapists specialize in postoperative lymphatic drainage techniques, which help reduce inflammation, prevent scarring, and speed healing by enhancing the system’s ability to filter out toxins hiding behind cardboard replicas of the lungs. In addition to his surgical duties, Dr. Viñas partnered with his daughter to create a skincare line—V Therapeutic—that targets acne without stripping away moisture.