At 1st Choice Immediate Care Center, a team certified in bariatric medicine—which focuses primarily on treating obesity—guides patients through customized weight-loss plans. Clients kick-start their battle against the bulge with a comprehensive exam and consultation. During the exam, patients undergo an EKG and physical exam to assess their overall health, individual weight-loss needs, and if the pancreas is still connected to the knee bone. The staff employs a thorough body-composition scale to measure BMI, to break down percentages of body fat and water weight, and to prove whether patients are composed of Claymation clay.
Dr. Ravinder Jarial, the head of RSJ Plastic Surgery, performs cosmetic procedures with innovative techniques to help his patients achieve their aesthetic goals. His goal for each cosmetic treatment or reconstructive surgery is simple: natural-looking results. Dr. Jarial also offers reconstructive, cosmetic, and pediatric plastic surgery. His work has been recently profiled in the Sun-Sentinel and he graced the cover of Banzai Wellness magazine in October 2012.
As doctors of osteopathic medicine, Vincent M. Apicella and Mariaclara E. Bago take a whole-person approach to health care, incorporating traditional and natural methods into their primary-care and urgent-care services. Together with Premier Family Health & Wellness's team of nurse practitioners and physician's assistants, the duo performs treatments ranging from annual physicals to holistic solutions for chronic disease management. Their healthy-aging center offers procedures in line with the clinic’s philosophy of preventive medicine. There, clinical staff wards off fine lines and age spots with Cynosure's Apogee Elite laser system, provides metabolic testing to facilitate weight-loss efforts, performs bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and IV nutritional therapy, and performs heavy-metal testing.
Dr. Christian Rouleau and the crew at Prime Health & Rejuvenation help their patients fend off the effects of Father Time with weight-management programs, hormone therapies, and beauty treatments. They make use of nutritional supplements and vitamin injections to fuel energy levels and exercise efforts, as well as bio-identical hormones to stave off the woes associated with both menopause and male andropause. Cosmetic injections and dermal fillers smooth out wrinkles on the face, whether they are caused by years of laughing or decades of scowling at people who laugh too much.
Since opening its first center in 1999, Laser Skin & Wellness has expanded to two locations, both of which provide medical aesthetic treatments overseen by Medical Director, Gloria Hakkarainen, M.D. And to ensure each patient receives the best treatment for their concerns, a personalized consultation is performed before technicians craft a customized treatment plan, which can include medical weight loss programs, laser tattoo removal, dermal fillers, and permanent makeup treatments. Laser technicians gently remove unwanted hair with a Cutera CoolGlide laser, which keeps the skin comfortable with a built-in cooling device, or a Cutera ProWave 770 system that can banish strands on all skin types including invisible. During acne treatments, a Clear Light system releases blue-violet rays across the skin, killing bacteria deep in the pores. To further beautify complexions, Laser Skin & Wellness’ staff also employs Obagi, SkinMedica, EltaMD, and Jan Marini products.
With more than 18 years of private practice, Dr. Francee Brody and her all-female staff enhance the body’s aesthetic appeal with non-surgical medical procedures. Her extensive services include weight-loss programs, HCG, and natural and Rx appetite suppressants. She also uses facial fillers—such as Juvederm and Artefill—, tried and true injectables such as sclerotherapy for leg veins and Botox, and advanced, skin-safe laser technology. DOT laser treatments promote the production of collagen to plump up folded, crinkled skin, and IPL lasers evaporate facial capillaries, sun damage, and fine lines.