Licensed acupuncturist and Doctor of Oriental Medicine Valencie Exceus—or Dr. Vie—helms Highpoint Healing and Wellness, where she and her staff use Eastern medicine and massage modalities to treat patients and their individual conditions. New patients engage in a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Vie as she reviews their medical histories and offers an in-depth discussion of their medical concerns to recommend the best course of action. Among the doctor's specialties are acupuncture, cupping, therapeutic massage, Chinese herbal medicine, and tuina. The center also offers Chinese medical massages aided by soothing essential oils, ambient music, trickling water fountains, and the gentle snores of a sleeping giant.
Building on more than 30 years of medical practice, Dr. Herbert R. Slavin evaluates patients with a range of diagnostic tests and uses natural therapeutic treatments. Additionally, he guides an experienced staff through aesthetic procedures such as skin tightening and functional procedures ranging from therapy for diabetes and thyroid issues to physical therapy and bio-identical hormone replacement. Dr. Slavin holds further accolades as a diplomat of the American College for Advancement in Medicine, a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and the host of his own radio-broadcast show since 1990.
The team at Forever Trim Body Sculpting Center performs noninvasive body-contouring and face-lift procedures under the guidance of Dr. Michael Rodriguez. Drawing on a wealth of technology and leadership from Rodriguez, a fellow in the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the center?s technicians reshape the body and tighten the skin. With a Zerona LipoLaser system, they emulsify stubborn fat on the waist, hips, and thighs, making it easier to wear skinny jeans or slip into a toaster while playing hide-and-seek. The Ulthera machine, on the other hand, performs a nonsurgical face-lift without significant pain or downtime.
Dr. Mitchell Levy, a native New Yorker, chose to travel to Italy in order to attend The Medical University of Bologna, a school steeped in 900 years' worth of wisdom. After graduating in 1971, Dr. Levy returned to the United States, honing his skills during his residency and internship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He eventually entered private practice, and it was there that he found a specific cause: breast cancer. Dr. Levy even helped in clinical studies for a new treatment device, the PEM Flex, which can examine cancer at the molecular level. He continues to help patients battle the disease at his current practice in Plantation. Although the fight against breast cancer remains his focus, Dr. Levy also administers cosmetic treatments such as Botox, fillers, and body shaping through cryolipolysis.
Lipo Center of South Florida molds unwanted curves and folds into smooth, streamlined skin with SmartLipo laser liposuction. Before beginning the shrinking treatment, Dr. Steven Cimerberg consults with each patient, then administers a local anesthesia and inserts a 1-millimeter, laser-bearing tube just below the skin. In the course of one to two hours, fat cells swoon at the sound of the laser’s captivating croon, melting like ice cubes under a burning gaze and draining harmlessly away from the body. Newly slenderized bods may experience light bruising, but the minimally invasive procedure generally allows a next-day return to work, sometimes with an encouraging hug from a compression garment. During the next three months, the laser’s spell continues to work its magic, further tightening treated skin.
Mother-daughter team of Dr. Theresa and Dr. Jenna McIntosh founded Acupuncture Associates of Plantation, Inc. after discovering acupuncture and Chinese medicine from a patient's perspective and have run their business from the same location for the last 14 years. After two years of unsuccessfully battling asthma with medication, Dr. Theresa McIntosh sought out a holistic health practitioner. Within two weeks, she was breathing easy.
That rapid-healing experience inspired Dr. McIntosh to attend Chinese Medical School. Now, the two channel their skills to unearth the root causes of clients' ailments and to treat them with acupuncture sessions and Chinese herbal medicine blends. The pair treat issues such as migraines, arthritis, back and neck pain, and allergies, and also maintain a special focus on gynecological health and fertility issues and symptoms related to menopause.