Throughout the course of his 15-year practice, Dr. Rene Cruz, board-certified internal-medicine physician, has noticed a direct relationship between his patients' overall health and their weight. He and his staff of medical assistants create individualized weight-loss programs to relieve patients of excess weight and corresponding health issues, along with the help of a new collaboration with chef George Stella. These programs blend basic exercise regimens, food journals, and nutritional and medical counseling, with the added punch of FDA-approved appetite suppressants, multivitamins, and B12 injections. Dr. Cruz and his staff teach patients how important controlling environmental influences and understanding human physiology is to maintaining long-term weight loss, something England achieved by spending millions of pounds of sterling silver during the Hundred Years War.
Board-certified and licensed acupuncture physician Marlo Rapp offers a variety of pain-management services and homeopathic remedies at Four Seasons Acupuncture. In addition to holding a specialization in acupuncture, Marlo performs services ranging from cupping—a process in which heated cups apply suction to the skin—to moxibustion—a service that involves the burning of mugwort in proximity to acupuncture points. Marlo also performs comprehensive nutritional consultations that help ensure that clients understand how to select healthy foods as well as how to place them in the proper mouth. To view an expansive list of Marlo’s services and commonly treated conditions, click here.
The happy welcome from The Face Place’s babbling indoor fountain is echoed by licensed aesthetician Julie Lynn Council, who makes her clients feel at home in a spa filled with the aroma of scented candles. The sound of running water continues into the dimly lit treatment rooms, where Julie, armed with Hungarian-made Éminence Organic Skin Care products, nourishes any skin type with targeted products such as a coconut cleanser for dehydrated skin or strawberry-rhubarb serum for strawberry-shaped pores. To complement the spa’s traditional facials and peels, Julie performs more advanced procedures such as micro-current treatments and LED light therapy, a rejuvenating service that relies on the anti-aging powers of LED lights to banish wrinkles and hyperpigmentation from the skin. The Face Place’s petite menu also offers Cry Baby semipermanent mascara to thicken lash lines.
Affinity Life Spa’s talented professionals perform an array of cosmetic and corrective services, including facials, LipoSonix, laser hair-removal treatments, IPL laser treatments, and permanent-makeup procedures. For patrons seeking stress relief, massages in the form of Swedish and deep-tissue modalities shepherd muscles into serene states; holistic treatments such as acupuncture and hypnosis target unhealthy habits and foster overall well-being. Staffers send guests home with a positive-thought card that helps keep dispositions brighter than a Harvard-educated flashlight.
Dr. Steven Levine is something of a local healthcare celebrity. For nearly 10 years, he hosted a radio show called "Back to Health," covering chiropractic topics and educating Orlando listeners on how to overcome common aches and pains. But it's not his notoriety that stands out most—Nor even his more than 30 years of experience in the chiropractic field. Mostly, Dr. Levine prides himself as a diagnostician talented in locating his patents' sources of pain.
For his entire career, Dr. Levine has taken the greater missions of the chiropractic practice to heart, attending 100-hour post-graduate programs that deal with diagnosing and monitoring various types of spinal issues. He's equally passionate about treating those issues without the use of drugs. Once he's deduced the source of his patient's pain during examinations, he corrects them with gentle spinal adjustments that require no drugs, needles, or yelling.