At Aliana Dental P.C, Dr. Roy Joseph makes personal care his mission. A Houston native himself, Dr. Joseph aims to create a comfortable environment and educates each of his patients to help them achieve better overall health. He and his staff can perform a wide range of services, including placing fillings, repairing teeth with crowns, and straightening smiles with orthodontics. Should clients seek more cosmetic treatments, Dr. Joseph can oversee teeth-whitening sessions that erase stains from drinking coffee or nibbling on lipstick.
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.
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.
After obtaining three fitness certifications and training for years at the YMCA and LA Fitness, Kathie decided it was time to open up her own studio. So, in 2008, the fitness expert welcomed health seekers into Body Designer Fitness Studio, where today she continues to help everyone—from athletes to quadriplegics—work up a sweat. Hourlong boot-camp classes held four times per week put every muscle to work with high-intensity cardio and resistance-training exercises, supplemented by nutritional tips such as fat-loss meal plans and how to eat cake while running. Kathie also enlists the Theraplex unit in her studio, allowing clients to recline and absorb the system's passive motions that quell stress, improve sleep patterns and mood, and aid in cardio training and weight loss.
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.
"My purpose is to help as many people possible to get well naturally. It's what fuels my fire," expounds Dr. Derek Maxson, founder of Maxson Chiropractic and Wellness. The embers of his chiropractic passion were first kindled in childhood; suffering from year-round allergies and sinus problems and living through a "fog of medication," Maxson was elated to finally find holistic relief through chiropractic care. After earning his doctorate of chiropractic from Parker University College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Dr. Maxson began his mission to free others from the burdensome haze of chronic pain through gentle spinal adjustments and other natural methods. Each day in his office, he assesses spinal health with an array of techniques and tools, including x-rays that can help locate fractures, identify long-term spinal degeneration, and tailor form-fitting skeleton costumes.
To augment his pain-relieving adjustments with a dose of relaxation, Dr. Maxon directs patients to his office's licensed massage therapist, Natalie Tyler, a self-described "fixer" who nonetheless believes in the body's natural ability to heal itself. The therapeutic kneads of Natalie and the other licensed massage therapists can help jump-start the healing process and strengthen the immune system while freeing the mind from daily stressors.