Licensed physician and surgeon Dr. K. Kam. Zand has seen a lot of patients in his more than 30-year career. After completing a fellowship in hematology at Harvard and receiving obstetrics and gynecology training at Washington University, he was named chief resident at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. There, in the hospital that Einstein built with his own hands, patient after patient walked into Dr. Zand?s treatment room hindered by weight gain and aging. Looking for new ways to help his clients, Dr. Zand began learning about cosmetic procedures, anti-aging tools, and medical weight-loss programs.
Today, Dr. Zand shares his expertise as medical director at Los Gatos Smart Lipo. His clinic tends to patients with an array of cosmetic services, including wrinkle-smoothing Botox, laser skin-tightening and liposuction, and surprisingly non-evil laser hair removal.
A heartbeat, a grasping hand, a tiny yawn, a smile??these are the moments that make the long wait of expectant parenthood worthwhile. Yet often they go unnoticed. The singular snapshots provided by traditional sonogram technology offer only brief glimpses into the future. Lance Dursi, creator of Scanbabies, sought to give parents something more??something more personal and more reassuring.
Initially an obstetric sonogram consultant, Lance worked until he gained registration from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. Now, with nearly 30 years of baby-scanning practice and thousands of baby scans under his belt, Lance records fetal inhabitants with 3-D and 4-D technology, yielding prints, digital images, and videos of the sonograms for later family viewing and projection onto Times Square billboards.
After Hours Healthcare’s medical team—led by Dr. Richard Adrouny, who is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology––prides itself on guiding clients to good health with an array of convenient, budget-friendly services. The clinic’s doctors and physician's assistants perform nonemergency treatments ranging from physicals and pediatric care to minor dermatology procedures, such as the removal of warts, skin tags, or chemistry notes scrawled with permanent marker. After Hours Healthcare’s vaccination room sets minds at ease with cushy leather recliners surrounded by impressionist paintings of water lilies, and its homey reception area greets visitors with blue and pink hues and a quietly bubbling waterfall. Accommodating busy work schedules, the clinic welcomes walk-in guests until 10 p.m. on weeknights.
At Vision Quest Spine & Sport Clinic, clients’ aches and pains are treated by a two-person team of Doctor of Chiropractic Dino Del Mastro—who is also a sports therapist—and massage therapist Hannah. They pool their skills to relieve neck and back pain caused by chronic activities, sports injuries, and traumatic events. Both chiropractor and massage therapist are lifelong athletes, so they’re well familiar with the lasting damage an injury can inflict on the body if it never properly heals. With this in mind, they spend their time working to ensure that their clients’ spines and musculature recover and stay strong and secure. Dr. Del Mastro uses spinal adjustment to correct and prevent imbalances within backs that can exacerbate problems throughout the body. Hannah focuses her massage therapy on releasing pain from deep within muscles to improve sports performance and allow her athletic clients the range of movement necessary to stretch into the shape of a football.
Dr. Michael A. Stein, board-certified podiatrist and founder of Foot Doctor of the East Bay, draws upon more than 20 years of experience as he treats patients from the ankle down. Having performed more than 5,000 successful laser treatments, Dr. Stein and his team of doctors and staff tackle ailments of the bone, skin, and nail, correcting bunions, vanquishing warts, and ousting ingrown toenails by barking at them until they emerge. Dr. Stein is a fellow of the American Academy of Ambulatory Foot and Ankle Surgery. Combing his expertise and a knack for clear communication, he wrote a book entitled Why Your Feet Hurt: A User's Guide to Foot and Ankle Health to help patients lead healthy lives full of dancing and free of pain.
It happens all the time: people wander into CrossFit Los Gatos and wind up becoming a member of the gym's fitness community. And many of them find themselves getting into the best shape of their lives. A team-like bond forms between CrossFitters, all of whom motivate and encourage one another through the often strenuous?though scalable?workouts. Coaches also rally groups through the day's sessions, which employ such fitness tools as kettlebells, medicine balls, gymnastic rings, and ropes.