PT Success Clinic restores and enhances patients' locomotion capabilities through a variety of physical-therapy and preventative-care treatments. The wellness center unites clients who are injured, afflicted with chronic pain, looking to boost their health, or on a detoxification-themed scavenger hunt with the expertise of physical therapist Dr. Jeff Luban and botanical care specialist Melonie Collmann. With extensive experience treating chronic disorders, Dr. Luban addresses each patient's individual ailments and helps to improve musculoskeletal issues. Ms. Collmann's dedication to pure, botanically based products imbues clients with natural benefits during detoxification sessions, nutritional consultations, and soulful discussions with weeping willows.
Doctor of Chiropractic Jeffrey Hoekstra believes in the power of chiropractic, but he tries to complement old-school methods with new approaches at his practice. Hoekstra Chiropractic uses not only traditional spinal adjustments and physical therapy but also the most modern chiropractic equipment to relieve clients' ailments, including lower-back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, sports and auto injuries, and migraines. His clinic, which also employs a nurse practitioner and a massage therapist, provides weight-loss plans and vitamin-B12 injections that stoke the metabolism more safely than taking a shot of hot sauce and chasing it with motor oil.
In freshly renovated facilities, general dentist Christopher Pallotto, DDS, treats teeth with skills he's honed all over the nation and alongside oral and maxillofacial surgeon Eric Osmolinski. Membership in a variety of professional organizations helps the experts keep up with emerging dental technologies, such as solar-powered floss. Patients are invited to bring their own iPod to the chair, and complimentary neck pillows and eyewear further boost the comfort factor.
So established is Circle K Midwest that even brand-new vehicles recognize what its red-and-white logo stands for—fuel, snacks, and everything else a car might need to keep powering down the road with its driver. Circle K's story starts back in 1951, when Fred Hervey bought three Kay's Food Stores in El Paso, Texas. Under his guidance, these three little shops grew into the more than 3,000 convenience stores that crouch on our nation's street corners today.
After rolling up to a Circle K, drivers can pump their faithful roadsters full of high-octane fuel and send them skipping through a car wash to experience the cleansing touch of Blue Coral Beyond Green and Rain-X products. Then it's time to step inside the air-conditioned shop for a peek at the provisions. Rows of sodas hibernate behind glass doors, and snacks, candy, and their ATM guardians stand boldly out in the open. Some Circle Ks also offer the Take Away Fresh Café, which presents an appetizing lineup of healthy road fare including sandwiches, fruit cups, and fresh-cut vegetables. Drivers can gear up for a long drive with premium coffees or enjoy a cold Polar Pop, whose specially formulated cup keeps drinks colder thanks to the family of tiny snowmen trapped in its foam walls.
The eye doctors at Family Eye Physicians, which include an ophthalmologist with a resume that lists advanced training in pediatric eye care a position as chief resident of John Stroger Hospital, employ the latest technology to perform preventative and restorative services. To diagnose eye issues, they create three-dimensional images with high-resolution optical coherence tomography and use a technique called fluorescein angiography, in which a fluorescent dye is injected into the arm to highlight ocular abnormalities, such as deposits beneath the retina or blood vessel patterns that resemble Elvis. The highly trained team can improve cataract patients' vision at all distances via intraocular lens implants, or make glasses and contacts obsolete with microkeratome or bladeless LASIK vision-correction surgery.