In 1930, Dr. Joseph Rosin and his brother, Maurice, opened a small shop on Cermak Road in Cicero. In 80 years, the shop has grown from a small family-run optometrist's office to a regionally renowned business that has sharpened the eyesight of celebrities such as Joe DiMaggio and Plácido Domingo and left its mark on the Chicago area by designing famous symbols such as Harry Caray's trademark glasses and the novelty shades that adorn the John Hancock Center. Today, Rosin Eyecare rests in the hands of the third generation of Rosins, ably helmed by brothers James and Jonathan, who continue a proud tradition of warm, personal service as they improve eyesight with high-tech LASIK and PRK treatments as well as stylish eyeglasses with scratch-resistant lenses. At 16 locations, including the newest office Long Grove, a staff of optometrists keeps optical orbs in high function with comprehensive exams, treating each patient's individual needs with products such as a contact-lens implant or a prescription safety eyewear.
Doctor of Chiropractic Chris Tomshack opened the first HealthSource office in 2006 and has watched his business take flight, growing to more than 250 offices nationwide. The expansion is due in part to progressive-treatment protocols and business systems and in part to the experience Dr. Tomshack gained while in the US Air Force and the MBA program at the University of Toledo, and at Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he graduated summa cum laude. At each of his offices, a team of chiropractors, licensed massage therapists, and trainers helps to alleviate ailments such as disk degeneration and fibromyalgia. The team can also tailor treatments to alleviate pain from carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, or arthritis, and its progressive-rehab program works with body areas that are known to cause trouble, such as weak lower backs and rebellious pinky toes.
An optometrist's job is to ensure eyes stay healthy and continue to perform their assigned function of transferring visual data and winking at judges. That is, unless the optometrist is Dr. David F. Martin. At Family Vision Development Center, Dr. Martin and his team go beyond the usual eye inspections and glasses fittings to check binocular vision dysfunction and even learning-related vision issues. He views ocular health in terms of overall health, believing that visual problems can serve as indicators of deeper, overall wellness issues. In such cases, the doctor can make recommendations to help bring eyes and bodies back into seesaw-like balance.
Dr. Thomas Kinsella and Dr. Michael Quintana, the licensed chiropractors at S.P.A.R.C. Chiropractic, want people to know there are alternatives to surgery and prescription medication. Instead, they use Chiropractic Manipulation Therapy, or gentle adjustments, to decrease pain, help the body heal itself, and improve their clients' range of motion. Their clinic also offers functional movement screens, massage therapy, acupuncture, and nutritional therapy.
As a nursing-home administrator, Dr. Frazer witnessed the deleterious effects that follow a lifetime of poor health habit and resolved to make a difference in others' lives without falling back on what he saw as an overreliance on medication. Today, he serves as the doctor in a chiropractic clinic whose philosophy emphasizes preventive care and the positive presence of health, rather than the mere absence of disease. His chiropractic adjustments, which generally entail a quick thrust to a vertebra, can comfort the spine, nerves, soft tissues, and muscles. In keeping with the clinic’s holistic approach, Dr. Frazer’s treatments are complemented by massage services, nutritional advice, and exercises that keep your nostrils from getting all flabby.