Holistic foot-healer Dr. Anthony Spitz targets toenail fungus with short, high-intensity blasts from the Q-Clear laser. Since there's no downtime after the short procedure, patients can cartwheel straight out the door and go back to their normal activities. Yellowed, brittle toe shields will be replaced by clear nails over the next six to nine months, giving feet the confidence to bare all in a pair of flip-flops or fuzzy glass slippers.
Dr. Lowell Scott Weil Sr. founded his eponymous institute in 1965 to treat the foot and ankle ailments of Des Plaines–area patients. Now with 10 practice locations and a staff of 15 podiatrists and surgeons, Weil Foot & Ankle Institute has grown into a recognized network that's seen the soles of more than 100,000 patients. This team utilizes technologies such as MRI, digital radiography, and old-fashioned feet tickling to diagnose conditions ranging from fractures and deformities to ingrown or fungal nails and diabetic neuropathy.
Dr. Weil recently completed a study, and presented it the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, that shows a 63% chance of a nail-fungus treatment clearing a nail as long as there is at least 3 millimeters of clear nail at its base.
The newly-opened Northwest Medical and Urgent Care Center pairs knowledgeable medical professionals with modern care equipment to serve a variety of patient needs. The facility houses not only medical and urgent care facilities, but also an onsite pharmacy, rehabilitation area, diagnostics lab, plastic surgery office, and sleep center. As doctors diagnose ailments and injuries, staff members fluent in Spanish, Polish, Serbian, Arabic, and Russian translate patient concerns to professionals and medical directions to patients, saving everyone the trouble of communicating via charades.
The doctors of chiropractic at Chiro One Wellness Centers put patients at the core of their efforts. Though the centers are spread the country, with locations in Illinois, Kentucky and Texas, the company's mission remains to help patients and their surrounding communities reach their maximum potential through a combination of customized chiropractic treatment plans and education. This approach doesn't just assuage painful symptoms—it's also designed to uncover the root causes of ailments such as whiplash, insomnia, headaches, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and more.
In their efforts to improve communication in the central nervous system by addressing nerve interference, chiropractors provide spinal adjustments and supplemental treatments such as cervical traction, therapeutic exercise and balance-strengthening wobble boards. Their practice extends far beyond the wellness centers, however: community-outreach efforts take them to health fairs, offsite spinal screenings, and complimentary workshops on a range of wellness topics. They also devote themselves to nonprofit work with several organizations, including The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Greater Chicago Food Depository. At the Chiros Care Free Wellness Center, they examine and treat Chicago's homeless and HIV-positive population, fueled by their belief that everyone should have access to expert preventive care.
As coheadliner of Integrated Health and Wellness Centers, Doctor of Chiropractic Antonio Bifero applies what he teaches as a professor at the National University of Health Sciences to help patients recover from and avoid preventable diseases. He prides himself on his ability to get "to the source of the underlying condition and work diligently to make my patients’ quality of life improve greatly.”
Just as diligent, his partner, Doctor of Chiropractic Louis Luna, builds his practice around functional body mechanics, focused functional rehabilitation, and neuromuscular repatterning. Together, they lead a staff of doctors, nurses, and massage therapists that enhances well-being with a variety of all-purpose services mirroring integrative medical spas in Europe. Through custom treatments plans that include a new diet, personalized exercises, and self-affirming back pats, the center helps patients heal and proactively change their lifestyles.