It's been more than two decades since Dr. Kopelman started practicing podiatry, but the entire Kopelman family has been maintaining the health of St. Petersburg feet for more than 40 years. Board-certified in podiatric surgery and wound care, Dr. Kopelman makes house calls when he's not analyzing toes' dreams in his own three offices, in multiple emergency rooms and hospitals, and in clinics across the region. His comprehensive treatment catalog covers orthopedic, disease, skin, and nail issues, and the practice's retail component makes it a one-stop shop.
Premier Vein Institute is dedicating to improving clients' appearance, increasing comfort, and reducing recovery time. Staff members address venous issues with a range of efficient and safe treatments that aim to make patients look and feel younger. Sclerotherapy injections help to collapse blocked veins so that they can be dissolved by the body and fade from view, laser surgical treatments stop the flow of blood in troubled veins, and microphlebectomy physically removes problem veins from the body altogether. In addition to treatments for varicose and spider veins, the staff also perform various aesthetic treatments.
LaTorre Wellness Center fuses Eastern and Western healing techniques to bolster downtrodden bodies using the six-step path to total health. Working top to bottom and inside out, Dr. William A. LaTorre seeks missing pieces in the holistic health puzzle, whether they be nutritional deficiencies or high blood pressure. With the array of information, Dr. LaTorre administers chiropractic adjustments, nutritional advice, or lifestyle recommendations that help bodies run like finely tuned machines capable of surviving an uprising of finely tuned machines.
To bolster the center's roster of clinical services, licensed massage therapists serenade sinews with 50 minutes of massage customized to individual client needs. The staff is available after hours Monday–Thursday to boost health or even out beauty with anti-aging and Zerona weight-loss treatments.
With 20 years of experience under his belt, Dr. César A. Lara—alongside his team of board-certified physicians—catalyzes long-term weight-loss plans with a thorough assessment and fitness program. The program caters to the medical history of each patient with a customized diet and exercise plan that may be assisted by FDA–approved appetite suppressants or nutritional supplements if necessary. Patients may shed up to 50 pounds in the first 12 weeks, but results may fluctuate based on which planet you happen to be on. Personal trainers or solo gym sessions enhance the effects of reconfigured nutritional plans better than just doing the plan twice. Patients can continue to visit the American Society of Bariatric Physicians members for $65 per visit.
Mountcastle Vein Centers are four medical centers that all share one common goal: helping patients overcome troublesome vein conditions. In addition to the cosmetic benefits of erasing unsightly varicose and spider veins, the centers' technicians also treat the vein problems that can cause chronic pain, ankle swelling, and fitful, sleepless nights. To accomplish this, the teams utilize an assortment of technology and minimally invasive procedures. Ultrasound-guided endovenous laser therapy uses laser light energy to seal damaged veins and sclerotherapy injections effectively treat the smaller spider veins that are still visible to the naked eye.
In a profile for Plastic Surgery Practice's 2011 Top Docs feature, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christian Drehsen described how a person's entire facial expression, rather than just sagging cheeks or crow's-feet, is the object of his practice at Venus Clinique Spa by Clinique of Plastic Surgery. This comprehensive approach reflects his mastery of artistic composition, as well as his extensive experience, which is capped by more than two decades of sculpting the denizens of the Tampa Bay area, including mermaids built in sand. After thorough immersion in all fields of plastic surgery at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, he sought out specialized studies in hand surgery and microsurgery and developed a deft touch with children and burn victims during his residency at Morton Children's Hospital in Louisville. His steady hand is constantly innovating ways to harmonize features. He reimagined the face-lift to replicate the firm cheeks and stifling ennui of someone in their mid-twenties and repurposed clients' fat cells as catalysts for their own rejuvenation. Computer imaging helps his patients to see and evaluate what he envisions and then collaborate in the creative process. His practice has grown to three locations, two of which offer non-surgical aging solutions. There, medical aestheticians lavish complexions in carefully engineered Obagi and SkinMedica products while a nurse practitioner injects wrinkles and sagging cheeks with seven kinds of FDA approved dermal fillers and volumizers. Lasers work overtime at the spa, smoothing cellulite, routing unwanted hair and veins, and promoting even skin all over the body.