Born in Santiago, Chile, and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. John Michael Thomassen grew up with the dream of becoming a doctor. After studying mechanical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Thomassen returned to San Juan to follow his passion and earn his medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico. He spent six years completing an integrated plastic-surgery residency and fellowship at Georgetown University, and is now a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon serving the South Florida community.
Thanks to his years of training, meticulous engineering background, and active role as a researcher, Dr. Thomassen has become an expert in complex reconstructions and cosmetic procedures for the face and body. He also offers a variety of aesthetic treatments, including wrinkle-reducing dermal fillers and sclerotherapy for spider veins caused by prolonged standing and emotional surges associated with watching football games on TV.
As an undergraduate, Dr. Kellie Mosley-Mendez started out as a business major before she had a potentially dangerous mole removed. The experience inspired a change of career plans. With the help of a physician who took her under his wing and even became her godfather, Dr. Mosley-Mendez started on a path that transformed her into the board-certified dermatologist she is today. Her proprietary skincare line includes medical and cosmetic solutions for all skin types. When she's not treating her patients with general and cosmetic dermatological services, Dr. Mosley-Mendez is performing free cancer screenings and educating young people about sun safety.
Without touching a scalpel or prescription pad, Dr. Peter V. Matrale of Élan Vital Healthcare rids the body of pain. His main weapons against aches are holistic chiropractic and physiotherapeutic techniques, which range from corrective exercises to laser therapy. But he and his staff can also map out some alternative courses to wellness, such as massage therapy and nutritional counseling.
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Darin Bush helps break the aging spell Father Time has cast on individuals with restorative nonsurgical treatments. Botox injections annihilate lines in furrowed areas with results lasting up to four months, depending on how often clients nuzzle shar-peis. Patients perturbed by wrinkles around the mouth and nose can mend their muzzles with the Juvéderm XC treatment, in which 0.8 milliliters of velvety gel filler helps to fill in facial folds for up to one year.
The Sylvester family had bartending in its blood. Whether it was Uncle Mickey holding court with 40 years' worth of regulars or Tony Sr. mixing one of his signature Skip and Go Nakeds, they exemplified the easy grace and no-nonsense craftsmanship found in a true barman's barman. That dedication to well-poured drinks carried over to Tony Jr., who has spent the last 35 years training mixologists nationwide through the curriculum of his ABC Bartending Schools. Taught behind fully functional bars, his courses educate students in topics ranging from drink recipes and equipment setup to flair moves and alcohol awareness. His schools also emphasize employment; after graduation, students can take advantage of a nationwide job placement service to land gigs in Miami nightclubs, Las Vegas casinos, or the bar cars of Chicago's El trains.
The Neuromuscular Pain Relief Center specializes in pain relief and restoration of optimal biomechanical function. Our therapists specialize in muscle and soft tissue manipulation techniques to relieve pain. These techniques are non-invasive and non chiropractic. The Neuromuscular Pain Relief Team specializes in successful
The staff at Integrated Pain Solutions of South Florida takes what might be an unexpected path to pain relief: improved nutrition. Bolstered by research touting the importance of a healthy diet to each person's overall wellness profile, Dr. Gary Saff and holistic nutritionist Staci Shacter, MS, RD, LDN, help their clients feel better with the help of holistic techniques dating back to antiquity. Since Dr. Saff specializes in pain relief, he's mainly concerned with the foods and herbs that make people feel better, whether by reducing inflammation or improving overall health. Although food is certainly a big part of their practice, Saff and Shacter don’t put their clients on diets; they instead help them forge healthier lifestyles, a more maintainable and long-lasting change.