In 2001, Dr. Robert Samit had a vision, which was a pretty appropriate phenomenon, considering that he's an optometrist. He saw in the future a network of eye doctors, united under the banner of a single company that provides trusted community doctors and a huge selection of value-priced and designer eyewear frames.
Together with company president Sue Downes, they equip this army of eye examiners with the latest technology. When a doctor determines that a corrective lens is called for, he or she prescribes them and MyEyeDr.'s team of eyecare consultants helps patients choose from a huge array of frames from such brands as Gucci, Coach, Oakley, and Ray Ban RX.
Though they seem made for a professional partnership, it wasn't fate that brought the team of Dr. Theda C. Kontis and Dr. Ira D. Papel together. It was years of hard work and dedication. After earning an M.D. from Wake Forest University, Dr. Kontis completed a residency and fellowship at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, then went on to become an expert in performing eyelid rejuvenation, brow lifts, and facelifts. Dr. Papel knows the name Johns Hopkins as well. It was where he completed his residency and now serves as an associate professor?that is, when he's not working alongside Dr. Kontis at Facial Plastic Surgicenter.
Here, the doctors lead a team of board-certified plastic surgeons, along with other medical professionals who work to help clients boost their self-esteem and turn back the signs of aging. Visits typically begin with a consultation, in which patients work closely with a doctor or other professional?such as expert medical aesthetician Jeannine Stevens. From there treatment plans can take myriad routes that might include dozens of services, from laser hair and tattoo removal to Botox. In other cases, the surgeons might be called on to perform rhinoplasty or eyelid surgery, but the end goal is always the same: making people look as good as they feel.
Dr. Faith Esterson is joined in her practice by a talented physician's assistant, a licensed aesthetician, and a pair of medical assistants. This crew tends to a wide range of medical and cosmetic skin concerns, from acne and eczema to wrinkles and sun damage. Skin Medica and Obagi peels offer respite from many of these issues, while more intensive laser treatments and beauty injections provide more dramatic results.
Just as the body is one big system comprised of many individual elements, Fidel Chiropractic Center's health-bolstering organization aids its patients through the work of a team. Founded in 1987 by chiropractors Adam and Ilene Fidel, the team consists of an acupuncturist, several massage therapists and chiropractic assistants, a personal trainer and fitness instructor, and three chiropractors—the Fidels and Cheryl Kalb, who joined the founders more than a decade ago.
As a college athlete, Lindsay Waxler struggled with injuries, pain, and a lack of solutions for any of these ailments apart from strong medicines or surgery. Driven to find a more holistic way to improve her health, she embarked on the study of acupuncture, initially as a patient. After experiencing the healing powers of acupuncture firsthand, Lindsay committed herself to becoming a practitioner, earning a master's degree in traditional oriental medicine and her license in acupuncture. Today, Lindsay uses her encyclopedic knowledge of the millennia-old needle practice to balance her patients’ bodies, increase their well-being, and even treat common conditions, such as back pain, muscle spasms, allergies, digestive issues, and stress. Her expertise allows her to manipulate energy, or chi, which travels through 20 pathways between 2,000 acupuncture points to meet up at a single rest stop. When the flow of chi is off, a variety of ailments and diseases can occur; needles inserted into key points aim to regulate and re-balance this vital energy.
Dr. Steven J. Rottman's extensive training and caring bedside manner have earned him high praise from his patients. Multiple awards for his skill and attentiveness dot his trophy shelf, including a Compassionate Doctor Recognition in 2011 and a 2012 Patients' Choice Award from PatientsChoice.org.
The good doctor's passion for research allows him to offer the latest techniques as well as conventional cosmetic and reconstructive procedures for the face and body, including breast augmentations and lifts, tummy tucks, and liposuction. Dr. Rottman completed a prestigious fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, where he studied breast surgery with internationally renowned industry leaders. Today, he and his staff also buff complexions with facials, chemical peels, and liquid face-lifts.