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.
Although "LipoLaser" sounds like the work of science fiction, it's been featured in very real mediums, including The Doctors and beauty and fashion magazines. This spa's expert staffers wield the technology, helping their clients slim down without turning to crash diets or illegal ivory corsets. A gallery of before-and-after images shows success stories in the form of shrunken bellies, tightened thighs, and more defined chins.
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.
The holistic wellness experts at iDo Holistic Center know that living in such a busy city can take a toll on the body, so they perform a variety of services designed to treat everything from stress and tension to high levels of toxins.
Their house specialty treatment, Japanese shiatsu massage, relies on precise pressures applied to specific points on the body to alleviate tension and promote detoxification. Therapists can also boost circulation with Swedish massage, target deep knots with deep-tissue massage, and use gravity to fight tension while walking across a client's back,
Complementing the massages is onsite herbal sauna, which is perfumed by 15 Japanese herbs and detoxifies with infrared light. A trained herbal specialist can also create a custom herbal-medicine regimen after examining a client by touching them, smelling them, and reading their dream journal.