Proud Palmetto State native Christopher LaTorre has honed his toothy trade at practices throughout South Carolina, earning the praise of Columbia Metropolitan magazine as one of the top area dentists in 2011. In addition to caring for adult chompers, Dr. LaTorre maintains a convivial chair-side manner with children, putting tykes at ease with magic tricks, balloon animals, and advice on scaling a lemonade stand in today's tumultuous economy. Services range from digital x-rays to implant restoration, comprehensive exams, and custom whitening.
At Any Lab Test Now, HIPAA-compliant technicians help clients take control of personal health by readily performing standard laboratory procedures such as food-allergy tests, STD tests, DNA tests, and basic checkups. Since 1992, the advanced health-care facility has made medical laboratory testing available to the general public, and it welcomes clients without appointments, health insurance, or experience in riding a giant centrifuge at a state fair. In addition to individual health tests, the staff offers employment solutions and screenings to ensure safe and drug-free workplaces. All tests at Any Lab Test Now are performed confidentially.
Dr. Manly Hutchinson has practiced obstetrics and gynecology for more than 30 years, making his mark as one of the pioneers of endoscopic surgery. He brings the same clinical rigor and professional tact to the practice of aesthetics and to the chore of making his bed in the morning. He's assisted by the staff of licensed aestheticians and registered nurses at the Hutchinson Center for Aesthetic Medicine. They include Angela Heaton, a licensed aesthetician with special interest in working with lasers, treating sun-damaged skin, removing tattoos, and performing a range of other treatments. Dr. Hutchinson turns his focus to minimally invasive techniques for smoothing and contouring the body. Aside from performing laser-assisted liposuction, he relies on laser technology to clear skin of wrinkles, unwanted hair, and superficial veins.
Woolfson Eye Institute’s founder and medical director Dr. Jonathan Woolfson is a board-certified ophthalmic surgeon who has performed more than 70,000 laser vision-correction procedures. Such clinical experience has helped him earn the trust of other medical professionals; he has performed more than 300 surgeries on his fellow eye doctors and trained and certified more than 100 North American LASIK surgeons. He has also fine-tuned the eyesight of professional athletes, including Ovie Mughelli, Curtis Lofton, and Kroy Biermann of the Atlanta Falcons.
Dr. Woolfson draws upon this extensive experience each time he customizes a laser procedure to his patients’ needs. He and his staff of doctors begin every treatment with in-depth consultations, where they determine the lasers, instruments, and novelty sound effects needed to successfully enhance eyesight. Once they’ve completed their procedures, they also offer eligible patients a Lifetime Assurance Plan, granting them free lifetime access to any fine-tuning surgeries.
The Facial Aesthetic Center offers a variety of cosmetic treatments for the face and body. Licensed technicians wield lasers to evict unwanted hair from areas such as faces, arms, or bikini lines or to help reduce the appearance of unsightly spider veins. Other treatments include chemical peels that can improve the appearance of acne or scars and facial treatments that hydrate and refresh faces.
At Ingram Comprehensive Eye Care, P.A., the experienced Dr. Ingram and his team welcome patients for thorough eye exams, corrective eyewear or contacts, and treatment of ocular disease or trauma. In addition to using a slate of diagnostic equipment for eye health—which includes three separate glaucoma tests—Dr. Ingram also emphasizes patient education and is happy to answer questions and concerns. Once patients receive proper prescription, they can then pick out stylish frames from brands such as Ray-Ban or Coach, equipped with specialized lenses or coatings.