Dr. Thomas W. Clark leaves no stone unturned as he guides patients on the path toward weight loss. The published author and his team at Dr. Clark?s Center for Weight Loss Success explore a variety of surgical and nonsurgical options, searching for the right fit for each client. Dr. Clark is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Bariatric Medicine as a bariatric physician, and has performed more than 3,500 weight-loss surgeries since 1994. He has assembled an experienced staff?including a former second lieutenant in the Air Force with a bachelor of science in nursing, four certified personal trainers, and nutritional coaches?to help patients achieve their goals.
In addition to offering several types of surgery, the doctor has designed a medically supervised weight-loss program that includes lab work, an eating plan, group fitness classes, and personal training. As part of his signature Weight Management University curriculum of on-location and online classes, Dr. Clark and his weight-loss clinicians perform 14 individual counseling sessions to promote progress, communicating with clients in person or via telephone, Skype, or two tin cans connected by a taut string.
For more than 17 years, naturopathic practitioner Leanda Morring—known simply as Dr. Leanda by her clients—has been healing and helping people with healing herbs, homemade remedies, and a gentle touch. Dr. Leanda blends aromatherapy with thai massage, or botanical detox strategies with reiki energy healing. She also shares her prodigious knowledge through continuing-education classes in vegetarian cooking, natural nutrition, and the production of homemade soaps, shampoos, and carpet cleaners.
Dr. Corey Carwile of Tidewater Wellness Centers recognizes that not everyone is an athlete—though Dr. Carwile did play soccer in college— the licensed chiropractor takes the time to customize treatments to fit the needs and health goals of each client. The doctor alleviates headaches, muscle soreness, and body aches with traditional adjustment techniques as well as with computerized instruments from Pulstar and Impulse iQ that chart progress digitally. The office also offers massage from a licensed therapist, exercise instruction, Lipo-Light treatments, and better lifestyle guidance than a Magic 8-Ball inside a fortune cookie.
The medical technicians at Eastern Virginia Medical Spa know that losing weight is tricky, and keeping it off is even trickier. That's why they base their medically certified weight loss programs and treatments around equal parts science and support. From low-calorie diets and weight-loss counseling to B12 injections and appetite suppressants, treatments helps clients change their lifestyles while simultaneously shedding inches. While weight loss programs take effect, spa technicians also assist with other aesthetic matters. Body wraps countour bodies with the help of infrared heat, and their Smart Lipo system harnesses the power of ultrasonic energy, which busts up the cellular fat stores without the need for invasive treatments. In addition to helping patients lose weight, they also maintain appearances with laser hair removal sessions and brighten smiles with teeth whitening treatments powered by UV light.
Living up to its name, the physician-supervised Skin Renaissance Clinic gives skin a new lease on life with a full slate of laser and facial treatments. A registered nurse wields Matrix IR technology to blast wrinkles, and slough away imperfections with microdermabrasion and chemical peels. They cull from Obagi and SkinMedica products to lavish faces with anti-aging serums, tapping into the skin’s self-healing and homework-deflecting properties.
The licensed medical professionals of Core Health Results specialize in treating chronic disorders of the spine without surgery or other invasive treatments. Through specialized procedures—such as spinal decompression and laser therapy—the staff helps heal herniated and bulging disks and works to reduce debilitating pain, and the facility houses an FDA-approved MLS therapy unit. Core Health can also employ its laser for cosmetic treatments, including weight-loss therapies, body contouring, or removing craters from the moon.