Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, Inc. works to improve the health and welfare of Milwaukee’s American Indian community. The center comprises a medical clinic and wellness center, which provide medical and social services for Native people of all ages and tribes. The clinic emphasizes preventative and diagnostic care with routine checkups, lab work, immunizations, and family-planning services; it also refers clients to specialists or hospitals. Special programs—including the Choices Youth Prevention program and the diabetes program—encourage residents to focus on their well-being through outreach and recreational activities such as fitness instruction or the Native Wellness Garden Club.
Beauty professional Dawn Widenski wears a lot of hats—she’s a stylist, electrologist, makeup artist, and massage therapist. And, with her 15 years in the industry and her continuing-education classes and seminars, she has the expertise to back it all up.
Inside Escape Hair & Body Salon, Dawn pampers clients with therapeutic massages, detoxifying body wraps, and hair services that use high-quality products from Retro and Brazilian Blow Out. She also specializes in hair removal through waxing, electrolysis, or simply coaxing the hair out of its follicle with the promise that it will be used to make a movie star’s wig.
The personal trainers at Vita Fitness work in tandem with licensed physical therapists to design custom regimens for clients of all fitness levels. After evaluating posture and weak areas in the body and appraising flexibility with a Twister test, the expert shape-shifters draw up workouts that may employ Woodway treadmills, Keiser strength equipment, free weights, and balls. Guests also get advice on weight loss and nutrition, as well as sport-specific training tips for everything from running to racquetball to underwater jai-alai. Six trainers on staff at the 3rd Ward gym and more at the Fox Point location easily accommodate schedules for early birds, lunchtime larks, and nighthawks. On-site extras include private lockers, showers, a smoothie bar, and off-street parking.
The medical professionals at PPWI aim to prevent or quickly detect signs of cervical cancer by emphasizing regular screenings. Simple Pap tests search for problems, and the health centers can also perform colposcopies to further investigate and remove potentially problematic cells. By removing precancerous cells from the cervix, medical professionals can often prevent harm before the cancer develops. PPWI does not turn away any patient seeking treatment, but the organization relies on outside donations to fund services for women who do not have insurance.
Revi’s trio of cofounders and doctors combines advanced medical treatments and holistic-wellness practices to form a multidimensional approach to improving health. The team pulls from an unlikely slate of treatments, including laser therapy to manage arthritis, acupuncture to beat back addiction, and weight-loss programs to turn lackluster Hulks into incredible Hulks. The health experts have actually been helping patients lose weight for more than 25 years, and they always take into consideration your physical and medical history while developing custom pound-blasting plans.
Physician-owned and operated, Healthy Image Physicians reverts visages to more youthful appearances using quick, noninvasive techniques. During a 10-minute Botox treatment, technicians inject a specially formulated serum to undo frown lines by blocking nerve impulses around wrinkled foreheads, smoothing between-brow mountain ranges into level, prairie-like skinscapes. The FDA-approved injection delivers results within a few days without the need for recovery or downtime, and its effects can last for up to four months. Juvéderm XC ($500–$575 per syringe, treatments usually require one to four syringes) fills in facial folds around the mouth and nose with a smooth, consistent gel treated with hydrating hyaluronic acid, which promotes a fresh, vibrant complexion and eschews the need to steam press stubborn crow’s feet. Visit Healthy Image Physicians' website for answers to frequently asked questions.