At NorthEast Ear, Nose, and Throat Center, adult and pediatric otolaryngologists address virtually every malady that can affect a person’s facial structures. Doctors James Dziadziola and Jamie Scaglione treat allergies, sinusitis, and sore throats, as well as provide hearing tests and hearing aids. Additionally, the clinic administers skincare services including facials, peels, and masks made with natural ingredients such as papaya puree and pumpkin enzymes. These facial treatments can improve a variety of skin problems including acne, sun damage, and wrinkles.
Dr. Philip Mahan educates clients and corrects crooked spines with an array of chiropractic techniques. During each exam and consultation, Dr. Mahan reviews each client's medical history, current ailments, and grade-school report cards before taking x-rays, if necessary. Next, technicians concoct detailed reports with the ProAdjuster, which pinpoints any problem areas and creates computer-generated displays to facilitate accurate assessments and track progress during future visits. Clients can opt for a therapeutic massage session to address soft-tissue problems, muscle spasms, scar tissue, or simply to quell the ancient rivalry between muscles and spines.
Body in Balance Studio’s neutral tones engender peace and clarity, and it is in that atmosphere that owner Pamela Smith and a staff of licensed therapists work to extricate stress from muscles. After consulting with clients, therapists personalize massage sessions with techniques such as Swedish, deep tissue, and hot stone. They can add aromatherapy to promote relaxation the way the smell of hot coffee makes it easier to wake up and the scent of gasoline makes it easier to know something's wrong with the wedding. The team also renders spa treatments—such as facials and waxing—to groom exteriors, and they host occasional yoga classes in a sage-green room.
At Vitality Medical Wellness Institute, doctors Jeffrey Galvin and William J. Burchfield call upon their own personal experiences to help patients achieve long-term improvements in body composition and health. Both former members of the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Burchfield is an avid athlete and former marathon runner, and Dr. Galvin has struggled through his own wellness issues while working as an emergency-room physician and raising three kids. Their programs stress the importance of nutrition, but may include fitness protocols for patients who are able to exercise. They also specialize in anti-aging medicine and hormone therapy.
In 1954, Dr. Rocky Stroud opened his first eyecare practice in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Though he might not have known at the time, decades later, his venture would transform into Eye Care Center—an ocular health system that, today, serves its patients at 50 clinics spread throughout North and South Carolina.
At each location, teams of skilled optometrists and opticians check vision during routine eye exams for children and adults, perform Optomap retinal examinations, and push eyes that have just seen a really great deal on sandals back into place. The doctors also treat ocular diseases ranging from glaucoma and diabetes-related issues to general infections.
Plus, Eye Care Center outfits clients with designer frames from brands such as Burberry, DKNY, and Ray-Ban, soft and gas-permeable contact lenses by Acuvue and FreshLook, and prescription transitional and polarized sunglasses.
Guided by plastic surgeon and owner Dr. Martin Blue, the staff at Mirage Medi Spa cleanses and exfoliates complexions with treatments customized to clients' skin concerns, from hair-removing Brazilian and bikini waxes to medical-grade chemical peels. To ensure the staff meets high standards, each employee is handpicked based on their medical training and then encouraged to further develop their skills with prescription Obagi advanced training and PCA medical skincare line advanced training. At the med-spa, the aestheticians draw on their extensive knowledge during consultations. Understanding that each client's skin is as unique as a snowflake’s thumbprint, the staff scrutinizes skin with a complete analysis. Then, their creativity comes into play. The team uses that information to customize a facial, chemical peel, or microdermabrasion treatment, blending prescription Obagi ingredients to address concerns ranging from acne to rosacea.
From the sleek wood of a guitar to the rough stubble of a basketball, the confectionary masters at The Icing & The Cake make fondant look like anything their clients can imagine. Their huge, colorful cakes have served as the centerpiece for many special occasions, such as weddings, birthdays, and daring prison escapes involving the use of a life-size cake replica. The shop's pastry chefs also craft individual cupcakes, cake balls, and cake pops for spur-of-the-moment sweet snacks or to treat septuplets to their own personal birthday cake.