When one of the cofounders of Easy Balance Wellness Center and Spa was diagnosed with cancer in her 30s, her doctor put her on the most aggressive chemo and radiation therapies available. As her immune system fought the cancer, her body absorbed the side effects. A longtime friend recommended acupuncture to counteract the suffering; though she was initially skeptical of the holistic procedure, she agreed to give it a try. After just one appointment, she felt her senses awaken. Further treatments permanently changed the way she looked at health care, making her feel like a brand-new person and convincing her to share her discoveries with as many people as she could.
At Easy Balance Wellness Center and Spa, she does just that, combining venerated Eastern wisdom with professional spa products to deliver healing massages and rejuvenating facials. Within earth-toned treatment rooms draped with russet curtains, massage therapists ease muscle tension and redirect chi—the energy that regulates the body’s functions and suppresses its natural appetite for hangnails—with focused acupressure techniques. Thalgo facials employ marine botanicals, such as regenerative algae, to nourish and hydrate complexions.
Dr. Ali Fatemi helms family dental offices in Lexington Park and Gaithersburg, where he practices the techniques that he mastered at the Columbia School of Dental and Oral Surgery in New York. Working with children, adults, and seniors, the doc delivers everything from basic checkups to Invisalign braces. Filtered-water lines run through both offices, carrying bacteria-free fluids for use during biannual checkups and dental cleanings, and an arsenal of digital-x-ray machines cut radiation by 90% compared to conventional systems.
To plug cavities, the doctor forgoes metal fillings in favor of tooth-colored materials that are free of the mercury that some believe can negatively affect health and the chrome that everyone knows can attract insatiable car crushers. Thanks to his license in sedation dentistry, Dr. Fatemi can spare his patients stress by lulling jittery patients into a blissful slumber.
Dr. Mandana Logmanni makes sure that people notice her patients? teeth for the right reasons. She covers chipped or cracked teeth with veneers or crowns, replaces missing teeth with implants or bridges, and fills smile gaps with implants that function like natural teeth. Her efforts help people smile with more confidence, and her work aids some of her patients every day, while they're eating. She also brightens healthy smiles with custom whitening trays, so her patients have the ability and the freedom to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own home.
Dr. Scarlett Logsdon and her professional staff keep smiles healthy and aesthetically pleasing through dental services that include crowns, bridges, and whitening treatments. They take care of developing teeth with pediatric dentistry, and preventative care such as regular cleanings enables them to ward off disease as teeth grow up and become defiant.
Voted one of the top dentists in the Washington metropolitan area by Washington Consumers' Checkbook, Dr. Henry Lee has served the dental needs of the Olney and greater-Washington community since 1979. After receiving his MS degree from the University of Notre Dame, he furthered his smile-tweaking training at the University of Maryland, where he was elected a member of the Prosthodontic Honor Society and the Phi Beta Cavity fraternity. Lee was also elected a fellow by the American College of Dentists in 1997, an honor bestowed on less than 3.5 percent of all dentists in the United States. A participant in the Ethics Summit's drafting of the U.S. dental code of ethics, Dr. Lee strives to respect the rights of patients and never takes an x-ray without asking the tooth's permission first.
Dr. Namita T. Chaudhary graduated magna cum laude from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, and her specialized education and experience with patrons of all ages shine through during general, cosmetic, and restorative treatments. After sessions, she calls her patients to check up on them and provides her personal cell-phone number so they can ask questions and check if her refrigerator is running. The staff keeps up with the practice's technology by attending courses and seminars, which prepare them to use a laser cavity-detection tool and a ViziLite oral-cancer screen. Sandwiched comfortably between the treatment chair and a toasty blanket, guests open wide while watching movies, or listening to music and taking in the window's sweeping view.