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.
Certified in neuro-linguistic hypnotherapy, Tolley Thompson helps her patients overcome a wide range of psychological issues and phobias by addressing their underlying subconscious causes. Tolley’s hypnotherapy sessions can help with smoking cessation, weight loss, anxiety, and other issues.
Beautifying bodies with a suite of nonsurgical procedures, Skin2O Med Spa's Dr. Helena Guarda and her licensed staff combine rigorous medical training with an eye for aesthetics. The med spa's 15- to 45-minute laser hair-reduction treatments vacate follicles with Cynosure’s Elite Aesthetic Workstation, with two alternate wavelengths that expedite hair hunting and account for all skin types and pigmentations. Over four sessions, clients can develop a sleek bikini line, smooth out underarms, or expel bristle from the upper lip, the hardest area of the body to kiss goodbye. While they await their skin smoothing, visitors lounge on plush sofas amid wood-paneled flooring and blue walls adorned with artwork.
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.
Within Aesthetic Plastic Surgery's Norfolk location, The Downtown Spa & Laser Center pairs the results-oriented approach of a medical facility with the relaxing amenities of a spa. Flickering candles gently illuminate the treatment rooms, where a soundtrack of natural harmonies surrounds patients with the soothing noise of rain falling or a park ranger learning to read. In the chambers, specialists wield laser-emitting devices designed to combat the appearance of unwanted hairs, spider veins, and wrinkles. With at least one aesthetician always on site, the center's staff also uses medical-grade skincare treatments to do everything from calming acne outbreaks to exfoliating dead skin cells.