LED lights perform many functions in modern society, from providing handy keychain flashlights to illuminating brilliant TV images to melting fat off the body. Of course, the fat-reducing kind require a few more certifications to wield than a pocket flashlight. The technicians at Fit Slim of Cleveland guide their medical-grade LEDs with a steady hand, dissolving the subcutaneous fat cells found about six centimeters below the skin. While they work, customers can simply relax with a cup of complementary coffee and a magazine to try on all the free perfume samples.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Belly buster and full body treatment
Brands Used: Ultraslim
An expert in podiatry, Dr. Eric Trattner diagnoses and treats the conditions that leave his patients’ feet and ankles in distress. He is well-versed in simple and effective foot treatments such as custom orthotics as well as more advanced therapies such as laser surgery, acupuncture, and extracorporeal shockwave therapy. With this arsenal of options available to improve the health of their feet, patients can overcome issues such as nail fungus, chronic tendonitis, and winter boots that won’t come off well into July.
Dr. Joseph Ripepi, the podiatrist behind Ripepi Foot & Ankle Clinics, Inc., has the clinical expertise to treat a variety of lower-limb maladies. After graduating from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Ripepi earned certification from the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and became a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. For close to two decades, the caring doctor has operated a solo practice and maintained medical privileges at several area hospitals. Dr. Ripepi also has completed specialty training in lasers, which he uses to dissolve nail fungus or remove shoes that are knotted too tight.
The staff of Aesthetic Laser Solutions wield lasers daily, but unlike the characters in some sci-fi writer's novel, they wield their futuristic technologies to beautify the human body with efficient, comfortable, and safe treatments. They zap away hair at the follicle, performing more than 100,000 procedures in the last ten years. Despite the high-tech toys, the company's president says the clients remain her favorite part of her job, especially "seeing a client begin to feel more confident or more beautiful after a treatment."
People from 40 states and 12 countries have come to Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center for treatment. Though the holistic facility offers a range of traditional and alternative medical services, more than 8,000 patients from across the globe have arrived at its door with the specific goal of experiencing the Tenpenny Sensitivity Reduction Technique—T-SRT—an anti-allergy methodology developed by founder Sherri Tenpenny, DO, in 1997. The technique combines three complementary practices—kinesiology, homeopathy, and acupressure—to evaluate and redirect bodily energy. The treatment requires patients to be in contact with the allergen while the practitioner activates a series of acupressure points on the spine, arms, and legs, and it can provide relief from common irritants such as ragweed, food allergens, and infomercials.
The caring, multidisciplinary staff also provides nonpharmaceutical solutions to family health issues. Pediatrician and homeopathic physician Janet Levatin, MD, keeps kids healthy, and Doctor of Chiropractic Matt Grant helps patients manage their chronic pain. Licensed acupuncturist Linda Corlett treats issues from insomnia to weight gain with traditional and needle-free treatments, and holistic gynecologist Dr. Cindy Fraed keeps women healthy with infusions of bio-identical hormones. The center also features breast thermography, a radiation-free detection system that can identify areas of concern up seven years before the abnormality could be detected by traditional mammography.