At Pennsylvania Center for Dental Excellence, Dr. Leonard Tau—an American Dental Association member and one of Philadelphia magazine's Top Dentists of 2010—places special emphasis on patient comfort. Patients can indicate their preferences among myriad amenities, such as massage chairs and paraffin wax treatments, as they nibble and sip complimentary refreshments in the waiting room. During treatments, blanketed patients snuggle into massage chairs, unwind with music on loaner iPods, and watch DVDs on a flat-screen TV that obviates the need to bring a dentist to the movie theater.
At Columbus & Perfection Lasers, Dr. William F. Columbus and a team of licensed practitioners draw from thousands of successful laser-based and cosmetic procedures to restore the sight, rejuvenate the skin, and whiten the teeth of grateful patients. The good doctor and his staff master the versatile capabilities of amplified light, from removing unwanted hair to sharpening fields of vision to distracting overstimulated kittens. DermaMed microdermabrasion equipment treats minor imperfections and exfoliates the top layer of dead skin, and cosmetic injections safely smooth away offending wrinkles. Under the steady hand of a qualified medical professional, beneficial beams of photons target imperfections, leaving behind glistening rows of teeth after Zoom! whitening procedures or 20/20 vision during LASIK treatments.
In a career spanning more than two decades, Doctor of Chiropractic Dan Lavanga leads Lavanga Holistic Center's team of therapists and healers to nourish every element of human health. Through a system called the Circle of Wellness, staffers aim to enhance well-being through seven focused facets, including nutrition, stress management, and detoxification, bolstering bodies from every angle like a projectile assault in a vitamin store. The center employs this approach to strengthen statures with a diverse range of services, including targeted-exercise training, life coaching, and PDYoga, which merges meditative poses with techniques aimed at achieving life goals.
Attempting to lose weight can be a challenging experience—one that’s made all the harder when attempted alone. Because they have a deep understanding of these inherent challenges, the counselors and medical personnel of Physicians Weight Loss Centers eschew dieting to-do lists for more interactive programs, taking the programs step-by-step with their clients to foster optimal results. Like a spotter at a gym, the staff keep their clients focused on their goals by hosting behavioral-guidance classes, scheduling personal meetings, and offering encouraging words as they attempt to bench-press the center’s physicians. In medical consultations, physicians chart clients’ personal chemistry and use the collected data to not only draft a healthy weight-loss program with flexible meal plans, but also a maintenance plan to help them keep the weight off.
At Family Dentistry, Dr. Irina Stepansky and her team maintain and beautify smiles with more than 15 years of experience and a full gamut of dental treatments, ranging from general and family to restorative and cosmetic. The team thoroughly explains procedures beforehand, answering any questions and discussing options to help patients customize their treatment plans.
The office's lobby comes prepared for any necessary waiting with bookshelves stacked with up-to-date reads, alongside a drink station steaming with coffee and tea. Inside the operatory, patients relax with the aid of neck pillows, music, and permission to contemplate whether there’s anything fluffier than a cloud.
The professional staff and certified personal trainers at Optimal Sport Health Clubs, a popular chain of boutique fitness centers in Philadelphia, want to help their clients get into the best shape of their lives. The facilities have everything members need to reach their workout goals, whether they want to build lean muscle, lose weight, or simply get stronger.
Here, clients can work out with the cardio and strength-training equipment or head over to the group fitness studio to take classes in everything from Pilates to step class to yoga. Personal trainers are on hand for those looking to ramp up their fitness routines.