A former college football player, Dr. Marco A Vargas knows the stresses that are placed upon feet throughout the day. Now committed to educating his patients on general foot health, Dr. Vargas treats a diverse range of foot and ankle issues using rehabilitation, surgical procedures, and laser technology. The in-house procedures can treat issues ranging from broken ankles to bunions and toe fungus, fostering overall foot health so patrons can enjoy pain-free strolls and a reprieve from handstand commutes. Foot & Ankle Associates treats patients of all ages, and visitors can also grab a free copy of Dr. Vargas’s book, Got Foot Pain? or peruse the website’s compendium of education materials for more information on the symptoms and treatments of specific foot disorders.
Essence Medical Spa is where Dr. Fagbohun and aesthetician Pamela Campion let their beautifying talents shine. Lasers remove hair, tighten skin, and tone complexions, while Botox and Juvederm injections release fine lines. Pamela also performs peels, including Obagi-brand and botanical peels, for chemical exfoliation and brightening. Botanical treatments include the pomegranate peel, the herbal deep sea peel, and the banana peel, which makes its wearer better at comic pratfalls.
Analyte Health's staff of certified phlebotomists works to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases by offering affordable screening to patients at more than 30 Houston-area locations. The FDA-approved and CLIE-certified test scans blood and urine samples for eight sexually transmitted diseases, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and C, herpes I and II, HIV, and syphilis. Within 72 hours, patients receive their confidential test results on a secure website or via e-mail, with the promise that Analyte Health will never share them with a third party. If necessary, fully trained doctors and medical professionals are on hand to discuss treatment options.
Back in 1993, Dr. Sterling Carter snatched up his first biology degree. Undaunted by post-graduate malaise, he tucked into a Physical Therapy Bachelors program, before ordering up a second helping of academia with a Masters in Physical Therapy and then completing a doctorate in the subject from Simmons College. Perhaps the preternatural focus came from his military career, which he embarked on five years before he ever cart-wheeled into his first biology class. Today, he continues to serve in the military as a therapist while managing his own business for private citizens, Sterling Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation.
In addition to the good old fashioned assisted stretches, rehabilitative exercises, and massage commonly found at many physical therapy practices, Dr. Carter makes use of technological innovations hot of the technology presses. In the hands-on department, he and staff conduct spinal decompression treatments for the neck and back, using a device that mechanically, but gently, stretches the back bone. He also unholsters cold lasers—non-thermal lights which can aid in reducing inflammation, pain, and the number of minutes per day you feel like you're not at a rave. Regardless of what treatment patients come to see him for—which ranges from injury rehabilitation to sports enhancement—Dr. Carter makes sure that nobody waits for more than 10 minutes.
When non-life-threatening medical trouble arises, MedSpring’s immediate-care physicians provide quick treatment without the long waits of the emergency room or the difficulty in securing last-second appointments with a primary-care physician. The center's medical staff prescribes treatments for allergies and coughs, treats fever and flu, and tends to broken bones and sprains. Walk-ins and same-day appointments accommodate all manner of unexpected injuries, and next-day appointments accommodate injuries foretold by fortune cookies. Complimentary beverages and snacks nourish family members as they await their loved ones' treatments. Patients, meanwhile, are tended to in private suites furnished with couches, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, and coloring tables to amuse children. Unlike a search-and-rescue st. bernard, MedSpring accepts most major insurance plans. Patients are also asked to fill out a brief written survey and with their permission, MedSpring posts good and bad reviews to their website.