Dr. A. E. Miller’s path to Summit Dental was anything but direct. After manning a solo practice for 10 years, Dr. Miller sold it and moved to Hana, Maui, where he administered nonprofit dental services. When he returned to Pensacola, he continued to perform nonprofit dental services while also designing coursework and intricate hedge mazes for dental students at the University of Florida.
Soon after, he opened Summit Dental, reestablishing himself in private practice and employing his expertise in family and cosmetic dentistry. He and his experienced staff dedicate themselves to helping patients gain self-confidence with a smile-makeover approach, which seeks to optimize the natural beauty of each patient’s smile.
With a complete line of Life Fitness and Cybex machines, the Pensacola branch of World Gym upholds the franchise's relentless tradition of providing 24/7 access to fitness. Each device in the cardio stable is hooked up to a personal cable TV and DVD set, allowing runners to finally live out their dreams of running wind sprints through aisle 7 of the electronics store. Conversely, an outdoor workout area beckons the ruggedly inclined with battling ropes and climbing stations. Instructors lead a medley of aerobics and yoga classes, and personal trainers help members to craft their own custom fitness plans.
At East Hill Chiropractic Center, owner and clinical director Kevin Hogan and his dedicated team take an integrative approach to wellness. Hogan, a doctor of chiropractic, combines his knowledge with input from family physicians and medical specialists to treat back, neck, and wrist pain. His associate, Dr. Stephen Haas, lends his chiropractic expertise to treatments, banishing back pain with advanced training in axial decompression and the ability to coax off monkeys that have been hanging there for years. A team of laser technicians and aestheticians also provide their own ministrations, using FDA-approved lasers to remove unwanted body hair and slim waistlines by spot treating fat.
With one foot planted in traditional martial-arts pedagogy and the other roundhouse-kicking modern sports science, Tiger Rock Taekwondo Academy schools limbs with fast-paced, total-body fitness classes. The health-and-fitness program consists of YogaFit and Kisado, which blends martial arts, yoga, and nutritional counseling to build up the whole body and tone each strand of hair on the head. Martial arts classes for adults and kids cover counter aggressive forms such as taekwondo and hanmudo, a style based on grappling and takedowns.
Located inside Pensacola Apothecary, DermaStudio sets a soothing backdrop for luster-rejuvenating organic facials administered with Obagi skincare products. More than a dozen organic facials revive visages, such as the Blueberry Bliss facial, rife with antioxidants, exfoliating soy yogurt, and a medley of vitamins. Aestheticians augment signature facials with add-ons such as eyebrow waxing and enzyme-infused exfoliating peels, sure to remove the remnants of banana-crème pies thrown in anger.
At A Backcare Center, Doctor of Chiropractic Don Carlock Jr. leads a staff that is committed to helping patients resolve their health issues through a comprehensive holistic approach. The office features a Biokinetics Lab to aid in analyzing patients' gait and posture before specialists create a detailed treatment plan. Using adjustments, massage, and chiropractic treatments, the staff works to help patients deal with sports and auto injuries, headaches, neck pain, and more.