In 1911, when he opened Standard Optical, Henry Schubach could not have guessed that his successors would be providing LASIK treatments and contact lenses in 18 clinics. Each office fills with chatter as doctors check prescriptions and work to identify common optical issues, such as glaucoma or weeping when an onion dies. Light skips off ranks of designer frames from Coach, Maui Jim, Guess, Lacoste, and Dior, and transitional lenses darken as newly keen-eyed patrons mosey from the shop. The staff at Standard Optical has also performed more than 15,000 LASIK procedures, and offers a free consultation for those seeking to ditch frames.
Doctor of Chiropractic Edward Smith believes in treating the cause of bodily woes, not just the symptoms. After a car crash left him with debilitating headaches and medication provided only temporary relief, his pain ceased after seeing a chiropractor. This inspired him to become one himself, and he's earned a chiropractic degree and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification. At Decker Lake Chiropractic, Smith takes the wellness approach with his patients, seeking to understand the cause of pain and problems. This manifests in services that include spinal adjustments, exercises to correct skeletal misalignments, massages, and body-contouring fat-reduction treatments as well as lifestyle and nutritional advice.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines.
Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
Two years after graduating from USC's School of Dentistry with a spot on the dean's list, Dr. Amira Hassan moved to Salt Lake City and opened Elite Dental Care. Today, she and her staff provide families with an array of dentistry services, including checkups and teeth whitening. They also offer branded services, such as Invisalign?known far and wide for effectively straightening teeth and being the only invisible thing on Earth. Elite Dental Care accepts Medicaid and most dental insurance plans.
Each of Professional Dental’s dentists attends lectures, conventions, and classes to further their knowledge of new techniques and cutting-edge technology. They put this knowledge to use during cosmetic and restorative procedures at 10 clinics with extended and weekend hours. At the start of appointments, the dentists thoroughly review the patient’s medical history for anything that could impact health. During the treatments, movies help distract patrons or allow them to watch the scary parts of The Adventures of Milo and Otis with an unshakeable doctor.
Schooled in human biology and in chiropractic medicine, Dr. Brandt Stock tunes up his patients with both skeletal and muscular adjustments. He particularly focuses on helping people with chronic pain through long term chiropractic programs that entail monthly visits. Patients can also visit one of the licensed massage therapists who work alongside the doctor for a Swedish, trigger-point therapy, or deep-tissue massage, each conducted on a heated table.