Captained by owner and board-certified family nurse practitioner and nurse-midwife Amy T. Cole, the team of board-certified nurses and friendly hand puppets ascertain the core cause of patients' ailments with holistic treatment plans emphasizing overall wellness. A full-service center, Cole Family Practice covers everything from general family care, gynecology, and pediatric care to alternative medicine. With extensive knowledge and strategies, the practice's team helps patients lose weight, customize a hormone-treatment plan, eradicate spider veins, and nurse practitioners Annie Cole-Bradley and Panayiota Smeathers administer injections.
Nutrishop's range of body-bolstering products includes supplements designed to bestow clients with increased strength, decreased weight, and a healthier lifestyle. Develop lean muscle and diminish fat with the aid of a container of Nu-Tek Pro5 protein powder ($29.95/2 lbs.), a sustained-release formula that infuses bodies with whey, potassium, and egg albumin to foster muscle growth in conjunction with pushups, pull-ups, and dead-lifting sleeping roommates. Katalyst Hypercor tablets ($79.95) can increase resting metabolic rates to stoke fat-burning fires, and NOW vitamin B12 ($7.95) fosters nervous system health. Nutrishop also offers free meal-plan consultations and guarantees to beat competitors' prices by using their finely toned biceps to bend quarters.
Under the watchful eye of a board-certified physician, the technicians and medical professionals at Lab Tests & More diagnose their patients using thorough wellness testing programs, kick-start their metabolisms with nutritional supplements, and help employers tighten up their ships with drug-screening services. The community-conscious staff protects the health of their patients’ whole families with immunizations for measles, hepatitis, tetanus, and the flu. DNA experts help fill in the branches on family trees with lineage testing and ancestry population matches. The center’s arsenal of health and wellness regimens and diagnostic tests can reveal troves of helpful information for patients, from allergy tests that discover sensitivities to foods and pollens to general health screenings that document blood chemistry, lipid profiles, and hidden superpowers.
Eleven years ago, fellow massage students Terrie and Bret Lonow watched the rising sun from the back of Bret's pick-up truck, sipping coffee and imagining a future together in business. Today, the friendship has blossomed into a marriage and the dream into a reality. The pair of therapists helm Massage Way, where they employ flowing strokes, targeted pressure, and hydrating oils or lotions to fend off the physical, mental, and spiritual manifestations of stress—such as soreness and the development of a third brain lobe to house surplus worries. Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, and reflexology modalities ease pain and cultivate relaxation in a warm, serene room with quiet music.
Registered nurse Lisa Grissim opened Profiles Laser & Medical Aesthetics to improve the health and look of the body’s largest and most visible organ: the skin. She recruited Dr. Thomas Miller to supervise the staff, which includes fellow registered nurses and licensed aestheticians. The crew’s intense focus on skin treatments—which range from anti-aging laser treatments to Botox injections—grants them a degree of expertise they use to help customers understand their skincare options. Staffers unpack technical terms and lend personalized advice to steer clients toward ideal treatments. Lisa explains, “We want to form lasting relationships with clients and rejoice with them as they experience the changes they desire.”
Though it has the staff, state-of-the-art laser equipment, and immortality serums of an advanced med-spa, the office sets itself apart with an upscale, salon-like atmosphere. Sun floods the lobby, where bunches of flowers and potted plants add an organic element to the modern décor. Shelves line up some of the world’s premiere skincare lines, including Obagi, Avène, and SkinCeuticals.
Dr. Jeffrey A. Jones and his medical aesthetician, Christy, nip, tuck, and tighten bodies with surgical and blade-free procedures at Lakevue Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. They augment and reconstruct breasts, lift faces, and fine-tune noses, or sculpt new physiques with liposuction and Kemper tools. They also shoot down unwanted hairs or tighten slack skin with noninvasive lasers. To further enhance patient comfort, the clinic boasts a special, dimly lit private waiting area for cosmetic clients who may be feeling sensitive after a procedure, as well as a "lidocaine lounge" where patients practice magazine origami while waiting for their numbing solution to take effect.