Dr. Marco A. Contreras' training in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry spans two continents and more than 20 years. In the early nineties, he learned the fundamentals of dentistry at Central University of Venezuela before migrating to the United States where he studied increasingly advanced cosmetic and restorative techniques. Now, in his own practice or neighbor's backyard, he affixes dental implants that replace gaps with natural-looking prostheses and fills cavities with porcelain, eliminating the necessity for metal amalgam. A believer in continuing education, Dr. Marco devotes himself to keeping up-to-date on the industry’s most cutting-edge techniques, equipment, and procedures.
Each of Mers Optical's three locations in Hialeah, Hialeah West, and Kendall are chock-full of designer frames well suited for all manner of face shapes and personal styles. Independent doctors of optometry administer thorough eye exams, passing the results off to lens grinders who churn out single-vision, bifocal, and progressive lenses and fit them into frames from the likes of Lacoste, Ray-Ban, Fendi, and Mr. Potato Head.
With surgeon Dr. Luis A. Ramirez at the helm, the specialists at Venus Cosmetic Institute use top-notch technology to tuck tummies, contour silhouettes with liposculpture, and perform breast augmentations, lifts, and reductions. They can also tighten lax visages with facelifts, eyelid surgeries, and nose reconfigurations. Noninvasive services include laser hair removal, platelet-rich plasma treatments, and Botox injections. This diversity of options helps the clinic's specialists carry out their mission of offering cosmetic options for as wide a variety of patients as possible.
Dr. Alexis Bergan-Guzman believes that alternative medicine can treat health issues ranging from basic stress to terminal illnesses. Her diverse background, including a master's in medical science and certifications in massage therapy and holistic bodywork, guide her staff in performing a range of health and wellness treatments. Chiropractic adjustments return joints throughout the body to their full range of movement so that heads can once again rotate 360 degrees. Massage modalities range from reflexology and hot-stone massage to the energy work of reiki. Acupuncturists insert slender needles 1/5 the width of standard medical needles into specific points across the body to relax and stimulate physical systems. Nutritional counselors help clients customize diet plans or interpret recurring dreams of asparagus.
In Doral Medical Center's contemporary office, a trained crew of physicians and laser technicians wields advanced aesthetic equipment, including the Candela GentleYAG laser, to restore skin to smoother states. Complimentary consultations help staffers work with clients to design custom beauty game plans with noninvasive laser treatments. Their range of services can aid in procedures from banishing unwanted hair to rejuvenating epidermises with treatments that leave complexions as youthful as a kitten wearing floaties.
Dr. Michael J. Cohen oversees Miami Lakes Family Chiropractic as well as the spines of players for sports teams such as the Colorado Rockies and the Washington Nationals. Dr. Cohen—or Dr. Mickey, as he likes to be called—puts his years of experience to the test by fighting issues such as herniated discs or spinal disappearance. He leads his team as they perform manual adjustments and decompressions, or offer full-body vibrations and cervical traction.