Celebrating Women Center’s head, Dr. Adrienne Lara, has created a practice where women of all ages can feel respected and well-cared-for when they need a doctor’s attention. Dr. Lara, who did her residency at Harvard, can care for her patients’ health starting in adolescence, when routine exams are the standard. During their reproductive years, she can assist with preconceptual counseling, prenatal care, and preventative gynecological checkups. For patients in later adulthood, the doctor can help draw up a plan to comfortably transition into menopause. In addition to looking after patients’ health, Dr. Lara also offers aesthetic services to help boost adult patients’ confidence. The medical-grade treatments include dermal fillers such as Juvéderm, which can smooth fine lines and add volume to the face for a more youthful look. The center’s HD liposuction treatment is a delicate process that can remove unwanted fat from problem areas with only 72 hours of downtime—fewer days than it would take to bake loaves of bread in the shapes of those same problem areas.
Ophthalmologic accomplishments and accolades abound on Dr. Paul Nazemi's CV. During his journey to become a board-certified fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology, he studied at USC's Doheny Eye Institute and by the side of a world-renowned oculoplastic surgeon. He's presented lectures, published articles, and researched faster ways to diagnose eye diseases, such as 3D testing and running everywhere. In addition to performing eyelid lifts, treating conditions such as cataracts, dry eyes, and eye injuries, and detecting and managing glaucoma at Thousand Oaks Eye Center, he's also a clinical instructor in the USC Department of Ophthalmology.
Sandi Ravis backs up her services with more than two decades of experience, not to mention education from the University of Kansas, Cameo College, and The Santa Monica School of Massage Therapy. She has spent over 20 years in health care management, as well as more than 10 years in active massage practice. Sandi is also a Reiki master and a licensed master esthetician.
Mind & Body Wellness Studio's Pilates mat classes satiate the need to hang, point, and lengthen the body via handy apparatuses such as foam rollers, rings, balls, bands, and free weights. With more than 10 hour-long classes to choose from weekly, students of all fitness levels have the chance to improve posture, restore balance, and strengthen the core. The passionate Pilates purists at Mind & Body Wellness emphasizes proper movement techniques designed enhance mobility and decrease post-class soreness. Pilates mat classes remain small in size, typically hosting a small crowd of 8-12 students, in order to maximize attention from the instructor. See the website for a complete class schedule.
Board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Michael P. Morrissette believes that structurally sound smiles are a right, not a privilege. That’s why he joins a crew of maxillofacial-surgery experts to travel annually to South America to treat the cleft lips and palates of underserved children. Stateside, he and his IV-sedation team continue such vital treatments, helping to correct issues ranging from wisdom-teeth extraction to misaligned jaws in patients of any age. With more than 20 years of experience under his belt, Dr. Morrissette has seen it all and is qualified to heal facial injuries or treat mouths suffering from TMJ disorders or too many Jujubes.