Dr. Courtney Watkins and Dr. Jean-Jacques Kassis, the podiatrists at Premier Foot and Ankle Clinic, both honed their skills at the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where they treated diabetic foot issues, an array of ankle injuries, and a slew of other lower-body boo-boos. In their North Miami Beach practice, they tackle everything from regular checkups to complicated foot surgeries and work to prevent injuries with custom-molded orthotics that slip discreetly into shoes or bunny slippers. They also address common dermal conditions, such as plantar warts, ulcers, corns, and calluses.
Educated at Rush Medical College in Chicago, Dr. Helen Donatelli uses her aesthetics know-how to rejuvenate her patients' skin using nonsurgical solutions. Dr. Donatelli personally treats patients, rather than leaving them in the hands of assistants, and is well versed in the latest techniques. Laser treatments zap wrinkles, whereas beauty injections plump up features for months at a time. Dr. Donatelli also treats more than just the face, offering revitalizing services for the hands.
Medically speaking, the team at Opa Medical Group covers a lot of bases. Primary care services include physicals and blood work, cosmetic treatments like Botox injections renew visages, and alternative procedures such as hormone replacement therapy combat internal maladies to restore overall balance. Clients looking to fit into last year's skinny jeans or next year's invisible parka, Opa's staff can create hCG diet plans and administer B12 injections that kickstart metabolism.
Working within a clean, ozonated environment just off 5th Avenue in Midtown, the specialists at ido Holistic Center bolster patients' wellness with their house specialty treatment, Japanese shiatsu, as well as a one-of-a-kind herbal sauna. Also termed acupressure, traditional shiatsu massages apply manual pressure to key surface points tied to the central nervous system, fostering harmony within the body. Before each shiatsu treatment, therapists empirically examine patients’ appearances, odors, and bodily sounds for signs of disharmony, such as stomach gurgles that mimic blues guitar. Gentle Swedish and more intense deep-tissue massages complete the kneading offerings, which can soothe individuals or relax duos in couples rooms. Specialists can augment massages with treatments such as Japanese acupuncture, which uses finer and gentler needles than its mainstream Chinese cousin, and reiki, which aligns body and mind with healing energy. The onsite herbal sauna, perfumed by 15 Japanese herbs, glows with infrared light as it helps boost oxygen flow by dilating blood vessels.