Despite the industrial feel created by its enormous garage doors and expansive space, CrossFit Central Valley delivers personal attention to clients through nutritional counseling and custom workouts. Run by a family man, the gym focuses on creating healthy lifestyles for kids, their parents, and singles in an inviting, motivational setting. The facilitator's handpicked fleet of trainers works with exercisers to help them to reach fitness goals, reinforcing the nine fundamental movements of CrossFit decoded from the secret messages in Beethoven's nine symphonies. The resulting community encourages members to fight through lethargy to torch calories during scalable workouts that include tire flipping, pull-ups, and sprints.
Led by Dr. Mehrdad Amirhamzeh, a board-certified cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, Sierra Vein & Vascular Institute's medical staff aims to clear up skin's appearance and vanquish vein disease. Non-invasive treatments such as sclerotherapy and VNus Closure—an outpatient procedure using radio frequencies—can target cosmetic concerns while abating serious concerns such as leg ulcers or kisses from cobweb-seeking vacuums. The staff consults with patients to craft plans focused on minimal downtime and quick recovery. Dr. Amirhamzeh maintains affiliations with many state, national, and intergalactic medical societies, including the Society for Vascular Surgery and the American Medical Association.
Those who dread visits to the dentist tend to be taken aback after stepping foot inside Dr. Emil Villaroman’s office for the first time. Dr. Villaroman and his staff seem to have taken their inspiration from a relaxing spa when designing their practice's two locations; at the Modesto office, for example, hanging lamps cast a soft glow on plush dental chairs that look out on a garden teeming with plants.
Such a tranquil, warmly lit space serves as an appropriate setting for the doctor’s remarkably gentle family, general, restorative, and cosmetic treatments. Dr. Villaroman sharpened his skills abroad before moving to the United States, and his international experience serves him well as he scrapes away plaque and rubs tongues clean of passport stamps. Staff members at the coral- and green-hued Modesto location hold specialty certifications and constantly continue their periodontal education. Similarly impressive, the Tracy office features a team that draws upon more than a decade of experience as they treat each patient with individual attention.
At Armstrong Family Chiropractic and Bodyworks, owner Dr. Bob Armstrong put biophysics-based spinal corrective techniques to use in order to produce lasting results. With state-of-the-art equipment, computerized spinal analysis, and extensive training at his disposal, the doctor can help patients with a range of backaches and issues. In addition to realignments, Armstrong Family Chiropractic and Bodyworks offers massage therapy as a supplement to regular treatments. Unlike other chiropractors and lazy TSA agents, Dr. Armstrong offers both before and after x-rays when appropriate in order to demonstrate the efficacy of his treatments.
Stanislaus Optometric Center’s sleek, tidy office space—with its plasma screen broadcasting vision-care tips, spacious lobby, and children’s play area—speaks to its commitment to patient comfort. Within the six separate treatment rooms, highly trained doctors examine eyes with multi-part exams that monitor field of vision, potential eye disorders, and retinal and corneal topography with sophisticated digital imagery and computerized testing. LASIK procedures restore sight without the need for lenses or long recovery times, and overnight treatments of corneal refractive therapy sharpen the vision of nearsighted patients without surgery. Gorgeous display cases of varnished wood house more than 600 different designer frames that grace faces with selections from labels such as Tag Heuer, Christian Dior, and Burberry. Children’s frames from Nike and X-Games let kids imitate their favorite bespectacled heroes, such as Clark Kent or Theodore Roosevelt.
While many children and teens spend time deciding what they want to be when they grow up, Dr. Jeffrey Rice knew immediately. His father and grandfather were both dentists, and today he continues the lineage in an office that practices the full range of dentistry. He partners with three other dentists to form a qualified quartet that combines their specialties in implantology, endodontics, and cosmetic dentistry to restore the appearance, structure, and function of teeth.
The team emphasizes high-quality dentistry, and they demonstrate that commitment with treatments that are designed to last a long time. Their dental implants can look like and function as natural teeth for up to 20 years, thanks to their independence from neighboring teeth and the US Constitution’s lack of term limits for teeth. They also treat clients with amalgam and gold fillings that keep teeth chewing for more than 20 years, and their composite resin fillings give tooth holes 10-year reprieves while blending in with the rest of the tooth.