The dental facility that is home to Dr. Robert Howard and Dr. Renee Levine can defeat nearly any problem that dares to cross the gumline. Practicing in Mamaroneck, OKU graduate Howard and Tufts graduate Levine head a staff that regards patients as family and tooth decay as a sworn enemy. Howard is a 30-year veteran clinician who has won a reputation as a conscientious cavity crusader who was named Westchester Magazine's Top Dentist four years in a row. Dr. Howard compliments his own wide-ranging treatments—including Invisalign and teeth whitening—by enlisting the talents of Dr. Renee Levine, who practices general dentistry and excels in the area of cosmetic dental transformations. A strong proponent of ongoing edudation, Levine is the founder of Western Massachusetts Young Professional Dental Study Group which promotes interdisciplinary case studies.
Raymond A. Kolkmann founded Raymond Opticians in 1959, prior to the advent of advanced lens technology, and consequently perfected his ability to pair patients with their optimal prescriptions. He later passed this skill to his three sons, who, in turn, imparted the art of optometry to their own sons through careful instruction and basic osmosis. Today, Raymond Opticians' third generation of ocular outfitters benefits from not only the techniques and standards developed by Raymond Sr., but also from modern lens technology, such as Varilux lenses that help correct vision problems and Transitions, which darken when outside. After examining and diagnosing each patient's eye issues, the doctors help them select from a vast array of designer frames and sunglasses by Oakley, Prada, and Versace.
For CrossFit-certified trainers Bobby and Megan Vizzari, a good day can mean the difference between one and two seconds on a client's workout time. That's because, rather than focusing on gym or world records, they encourage students to do their personal best during that day's workout. Their routines adjust to suit any fitness level, incorporating weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardio drills that challenge the entire body. However, even as they stress the importance of pushing your limits, they prioritize camaraderie and community support?no class ends before the final person completes his or her set amid cheers and applause.
Although New York Fit Body Boot Camp was founded by award-winning bodybuilder Butch Nieves, its workouts focus less on bulking up than on slimming down. Featured in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, the workout regimen melts fat efficiently with a blend of four fitness essentials?cardio, resistance training, body-weight core training, and ab workouts. Exercisers build toned muscle during the fast-paced sessions, ramping up metabolism in an indoor studio outfitted with foam flooring that cushions joints. Certified personal trainers lead each class, motivating clients with supportive words, rather than by barking military-style orders or threatening to replace water bottles with steaming teapots.
Ever since he earned a medical degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1990, board-certified foot surgeon and podiatrist Dr. Charles Morelli, DPM has been helping clients walk through the world with comfort and ease since 1990. He and his staff perform numerous treatments both surgical and conservative to relieve issues such as arthritis, bunions, and heel pain in adults and children. They also specialize in cosmetic treatments such as FDA-approved Noveon laser treatments, which wipe out unsightly toenail fungus, restoring nails to their natural beauty.
The noticeable effects felt after receiving acupuncture treatments became the driving force behind Anabelle Grigorescu’s decision to switch careers and become a certified acupuncturist and oriental medicine practitioner. Now, Annabelle helps others heal from ailments and pain at North East Acupuncture Center. Through the ancient art of acupuncture, Annabelle is able to soothe muscle aches, ease nicotin cravings, and decrease fatigue as she gently inserts needles into specific points on the body, face, or voodoo dolls dressed like the in-laws. Additional services include cupping, moxibustin, gua sha, and electro-stimulation.