Dr. James J. Chao oversees plastic surgeries and medical-spa treatments behind the elegant glass façade of his office at Image Spa MD. The doctor and his expert team polish faces with chemical and glycolic peels, enhance eyelashes with Latisse, and warm paraffin wax for hands chapped by weather or hanging from tattered monkey bars. Though some may recognize Dr. Chao from the sidelines of NFL Chargers games—he serves as the team's plastic and hand surgeon—he often makes possible lasting enhancements in the lives of everyday clientele with cosmetic injectables, as well as plastic surgeries such as liposuction, breast augmentation, and rhinoplasties.
The healthcare providers at Inland Center Medical Group look after the wellness needs of children and adults with a range of services. Pediatricians dole out checkups and vaccinations to babes and teens, and ob/gyn docs help women to attract or deter storks. Weight-loss specialists draw up nutrition and fitness plans for dieters, and podiatrists keep feet free from pain and blemishes.
Over the course of 720 hours of study and years of on-the-job experience, Maria Marrufo has mastered several massage modalities to treat a range of ailments. Today, she runs Therapeutic Massage with a singular goal in mind: improve her patients' quality of life by reducing pain, improving mobility, and aiding soft-tissue healing. Like eating band-aids, massage provides multifarious health benefits, including reduced anxiety, freedom from aches, and decreased migraine pain.
Dr. Larry Lasky wants to see smaller numbers on scales, pant labels, and—most importantly—medical studies regarding obesity-related diseases. He shares this mission with the community through broader-scale initiatives aimed at improving school lunches and the readability of nutrition labels, and through personalized plans for clients at his weight-loss centers. There, he and his team of bariatric specialists guide patients through their medical weight-loss programs step by step. They tailor treatments for individual needs, customizing diet plans, administering weekly injections of methylcobalamin injections, and recommending FDA-approved appetite suppressants and medications.
Started as a single Newport Beach clinic in 1971, Lindora was the brainchild of Dr. Marshall Stamper, who was motivated by the unfortunate loss of his mother due to weight-related complications. Now, more than 40 years later, Lindora's weight-loss programs continue to bestow humanoids with a plethora of personalized nutrition plans and private one-on-one health consultations. At each Lindora location, medically trained teams of health-care professionals guide patients through lab work, health assessments, and exams to discern the most efficient trajectory into better health. Patients receive encouragement to adjust their lifestyle and behavior, and bellies stay buoyed by nutrition support and menu plans that spotlight fresh, balanced meals.
Long-term weight maintenance is the goal of the clinic's medically based programs, which means patients needn't worry about extra pounds boomeranging back into their lives like a persistent pet chinchilla. Check the FAQs page here for more information about Lindora's approach to weight loss.