A licensed doctor of chiropractic, Eliesha Evans uses a “whole person approach” to wellness, which means she first looks for the underlying causes of pain and then suggests interventions and lifestyle adjustments to address them. This method is what distinguishes the approach at Evans Chiropractic Health Clinic from that of conventional medicine: instead of focusing on treating disease after it occurs, the clinic emphasizes improving health to reduce the risk of illness or pain before it happens. The resulting treatment regimen may consist of spinal adjustments and massage therapy, lifestyle advice and nutrition counseling, or even laser therapy. Often, patients learn exercises they can use to correct their problems from the comfort of their home or the lobby of an ex’s apartment building.
Two decades in podiatry have prepared Drs. Rosanne B. Clement and Jeff Osbourne to treat an array of hoof-related symptoms at their private practice. The pair specializes in laser treatments and traditional surgery to remove bunions, toenail fungus, and ingrown toenails, and nestles feet into diabetic shoes. Their clinic is also one of the few in the Midwest certified in casting for Sole Supports orthotics, custom foot inserts preferred by many college and professional athletes. When they're not busy treating patients in the office, the doctors dedicate their time to unique pursuits; Dr. Clement gives back to her fields as a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and Dr. Osbourne makes house calls to treat less mobile patients.
A therapist with seven years of ache-taming experience, Tracie Nichols has the know-how necessary to help people manage pain, say sayonara to stress, boost energy, and prolong their muscles’ health. During a deep-tissue massage, her fingers will spelunk into muscles’ deeper recesses to ferret out tension and mollify recent damage or recurring hurts. The exfoliating full-body scrub then strips dermal terrain of rough patches, revealing skin that’s as soft as a baby’s knee-pit. Complimentary aromatherapy then begins to invigorate nasal passages while hands or feet dip into paraffin to soak up moisture and gain appreciation for wax-museum pieces’ unflagging patience.
The eye experts at Dr. Wagner’s Southridge Optical remedy blurry vision with prescription lenses fitted into more than 1,000 styles of brand-name frames. During a comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Wagner runs peepers through the gamut, assessing eye health and calibrating prescriptions with high-tech equipment, multiple stages of testing, and retinal photographs. Afterward, the optometrist guides visitors through lens options that can solve near- and-farsightedness and help wearers to differentiate between their mailboxes and the family dog. Clients then select face-flattering frames by such designers as Coach ($179.95– $319.95), Versace ($199.95– $529.95), and Harley Davidson ($159.95– $199.95). Prescription eyeglasses are typically ready for pickup in about a week, so in the meantime, clients should string together temporary glasses using Coke bottles, superglue, and glitter.
Board-certified diagnostic radiologist and phlebologist Dr. Bruce Cardone treats the redness, swelling, pain, and spider veins associated with varicose-vein disease with sophisticated procedures. Each treatment is backed with personal consultations from the good doctor himself. Meticulously trained and friendly staff guide patients through every step of their procedure. The doctor's arsenal of procedures shrinks swollen vessels and reduces unsightly veins with specially formulated sclerotherapy solutions. Named for Dutch artist and celebrated phlebotomist Vincent van Gogh, Vena's VeinGogh treatments coagulate and collapse visible facial and body veins with instant results, turning every epidermis into a wearable masterpiece of clear skin.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Tracy McCall uses her healing hands to heal at Lake Country Plastic and Hand Surgery. She performs procedures that ease the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and Dupuytren's contracture.
Though hands are the center's specialty, the skilled staff also perform other aesthetic and plastic-surgery services, such as skin-rejuvenation treatments performed by experienced aesthetician Cari Carsen. Whether filling fine lines with Botox, Juvéderm, or Artefill or healing skin with customized facials, Cari helps each client create a custom skincare regimen to address his or her beauty concerns. When creating these regimens, she takes the time to consider clients' budgets, lifestyle habits, time constraints, and preferred utensils with which to smear cream on their faces.