Board-certified chiropractic physician Dr. Naveed Elahi takes a multidisciplinary approach to pain relief, disease prevention, and whole-body health at Health First Wellness Center. The practice specializes in chiropractic medicine, a science that aims to alleviate such common conditions as headaches and neck pain without the use of drugs, surgery, or noogies. In cases where traditional chiropractic medicine does not apply, the doctor rounds out the treatment menu with acupuncture and clinical massage therapy, two ancient modalities that can reduce anxiety and improve sleep. Furthermore, personal training and nutrition counseling help patients ward off the specter of disease in a more reliable manner than hanging garlic cloves on their treadmills. In addition to MedSpa services including laser hair removal and VelaShape body smoothing and contouring, Health First Wellness Center also offers yoga, Zumba, and Pilates classes.
With a career spanning more than 20 years, Balanced Exposure's owner, Russell Lowe, has worn many hats, including forensic photographer, wedding photographer, and commercial photographer. Russell has always had a passion for teaching, which is why he finally opened up his own studio space. He and his staff help novice photographers shake hands with their shutter button during introductory Photo Essentials classes for DSLR cameras, whereas DSLR Advanced classes lead intermediate students further into the world of flash lighting by exploring how to use external flashes, set up studio lighting, and sell paparazzi-style photos of local squirrels to National Geographic. Crime-scene processing classes draw on Russell's background as a court-qualified expert in forensic photography and an evidence technician to teach techniques used by real-world forensics experts. Aspiring wedding and studio photographers hone their craft and practice postproduction techniques in the fully equipped studio, which also hosts professional portrait shoots.
The doctors of chiropractic at Chiro One Wellness Centers put patients at the core of their efforts. Though the centers are spread the country, with locations in Illinois, Kentucky and Texas, the company's mission remains to help patients and their surrounding communities reach their maximum potential through a combination of customized chiropractic treatment plans and education. This approach doesn't just assuage painful symptoms—it's also designed to uncover the root causes of ailments such as whiplash, insomnia, headaches, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and more.
In their efforts to improve communication in the central nervous system by addressing nerve interference, chiropractors provide spinal adjustments and supplemental treatments such as cervical traction, therapeutic exercise and balance-strengthening wobble boards. Their practice extends far beyond the wellness centers, however: community-outreach efforts take them to health fairs, offsite spinal screenings, and complimentary workshops on a range of wellness topics. They also devote themselves to nonprofit work with several organizations, including The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Greater Chicago Food Depository. At the Chiros Care Free Wellness Center, they examine and treat Chicago's homeless and HIV-positive population, fueled by their belief that everyone should have access to expert preventive care.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Patient appointments for internal medicine care
Pro Tip: Our office suite is conveniently located on a ground level within a corner building.
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
Our services include internal medicine, gynecology and cardiology. We operate with the belief that medicine and a health care system should be proactive with an emphasis on prevention long before intervention is necessary.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
By being a smaller office, we have the advantage of personally knowing our patients. By providing a more personalized service, we have the benefit of a more comprehensive patient-provider experience.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
We know your health is important. From the time you walk into our office, our staff is trained to put you at ease and make your healthcare experience timely and courteous. Our providers take the time to explain and answer all of your questions.
Skypoint Med Spa founder and primary physician Dr. Sameer Naseeruddin grew up in the Chicago area, completed an internal medicine residency at Cook County Hospital, and picked up fluency in several languages, including Spanish, along the way. Specializing in aesthetic dermatology, Dr. Naseeruddin whisks away unwanted signs of aging and pulling faces behind the boss's back with a concise menu of facial rejuvenation and weight-loss procedures. Many treatments, such as Botox and facial-filler injections, can be completed within a regular lunch hour, and all procedures are performed by the doctor himself.