A veteran of more than 69,000 successful laser vision corrections, ocular adjuster Dr. Martin Burger at LASIK Specialists adjusts patients’ ocular health through the use of LASIK refractive eye surgeries. The accomplished ophthalmologist tailors procedures to match each client’s individual optic ailment, unleashing a range of laser technologies, including custom ablation, high-definition vision, premier LASIK, and field trips to planetarium light shows. Refractive surgery can be used to safely treat most common ocular maladies—including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism—and most patients are able to resume normal activities within a few days.
Ocala Eye the most comprehensive eye care practice in North Central Florida. From complete eye exams to delicate eye surgery, Ocala Eye offers a complete array of services and products including glasses and contact lenses. Ocala Eye remains the provider of choice in Ocala and The Villages for over 40 years.
Emulating the spreading branches of the mulberry tree, this clinic takes an approach to holistic health care that's broader than most. Here, a doctor of oriental medicine and an orthopedic surgeon partner to give patients the benefit of an integrative diagnosis. Resident acupuncturist Dr. Christopher Cheshire deftly identifies sources of pain, and works to alleviate aches with filiform needles administered to strategic points and secret stress cellars along the body's nerve network. Dr. Hubert Vesser, meanwhile, draws on experience earned during his orthopedic surgery tenure at the Mayo Clinic in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal issues.
Dr. Roger Bassin doesn't tell new patients why he should be their cosmetic surgeon. Instead, he puts them in contact with past patients to help them learn about the experience and life-changing results from people who have been through it themselves.
At Dr. Bassin's side is a supporting staff that performs aesthetic and cosmetic nonsurgical procedures such as Botox and vein removal. Meanwhile, the center's aesthetician Marsha Ostrander reenlivens faces with 15 years' experience performing facials, masks, waxing, and more, and a kissing booth manned by an electric eel.
Rizzo-Ovia, a national board-certified acupuncturist, employs her know-how in traditional Chinese medicine and nutritional counseling to mend patients' minds, bodies, and spirits. She greets new clients with an initial acupuncture consultation, which determines proper treatment based on symptoms, diet, lifestyle, skin condition, and exoskeleton thickness. In sessions ranging between 15 and 45 minutes, Rizzo-Ovia gently peppers her patients with hair-thin needles inserted at selected points along the body's meridians. Like miniature football linebackers, the sterile, disposable needles open the body's blocked energy pathways to facilitate the flow of Qi, blood, and other vital substances.
Dr. James DeStephens believes that the troubles many have with weight-loss programs aren't physical. They're mental. According to the doctor, most people who plan to lose 50 pounds or more fail completely, and among those who succeed, even fewer keep it off for more than a year. He asserts that this is an issue of motivation: people are often inspired to lose weight by a momentous event such as a high-school reunion or a surprise invitation to compete in the Olympics, but as time passes, that motivation wanes. In order to bridge this schism in the journey to better health, Dr. DeStephens has devised a weight-loss plan that's centered on motivational psychology. When clients first begin the program, they work with the doctor to create a future vision of themselves that will inspire them in moments of doubt. They are also taught how to journal, which ensures that they keep accountability for their actions. In addition to mental maintenance, the program also instills good dietary habits that incorporate fresh, nourishing food from the grocery store instead of frozen meals. By combining such practices, Dr. DeStephens helps clients create a dream that they are willing to fight for.
Meanwhile, the doctor combines his knowledge with that of other experts to target aesthetic issues, clearing the skin of everything from unwanted hair and cellulite to wrinkles and age spots. Using combinations of pulsed light and radiofrequency treatments, the staff helps reduce the appearance of sagging jowls by tightening the skin and stimulating collagen. They also non-surgically pare down physiques and pull from a slate of dermal fillers and rolling pins to smooth away wrinkles. During anti-aging services, the doctor combines traditional medicine with newfound treatments, analyzing blood for deficiencies before customizing a medley of hormone treatments to return bodies to their more vigorous selves.