Board-certified plastic surgeon James E. Chappell, MD, rejuvenates frontispieces with personalized treatments for a variety of facial dispositions, all in a calm and comfortable setting. The skinsperience begins with a private consultation, where clients discuss their individual needs, concerns, and favorite Monopoly railways, followed by the first microdermabrasion facial. The mostly painless procedure sheds dermis-dulling dead skin with a spritz of tiny, exfoliating crystals, diminishing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and days spent lounging on imploding stars. Customers can then schedule their second treatment at a later date, and up to two Groupons can be purchased for a total of four face-pampering treatments.
What began in a spare bedroom on the banks of the Severn River is now the only clinic in Anne Arundel County to offer physical, occupational, speech, and aquatic therapy for children and adults. "I always had a vision of developing a therapy clinic that could service the entire community," says co-owner Brian Gallagher in Advance magazine, a publication that recently named Cypress Creek Therapy as its 2011 Practice of the Year. With his wife Lisa, Brian has seen that vision to fruition, augmenting the clinic's diverse therapeutic services with cutting-edge equipment and personal training sessions led by Louben Repke, an ACE-certified fitness trainer.
From that spare bedroom, the pair quickly grew their business into two separate locations, with the main building recently adding 1,000 square feet of new treatment areas, according to Advance's profile, which also touts the fresh coffee and pastries in the lobby. The clinic's devotion to customer service is evidenced by its patient-care advocate, a full-time employee committed to offering convenience, availability, and high-fives to every client.
Cosmetic dentist Dr. Barry Manson, DDS, continually pursues dental education, sharpening and updating the skills that earned him recognition as a student and a position as a teacher at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. His extensive cache of treatments leaves smiles healthier and happier with implants and veneers. Use of digital imaging keep Dr. Manson's practice thoroughly modern, as does the fact that cleanings take place on hoverboards.
Jodi Woodson, the office manager and voice of Crownsville Dental, answers each phone call with a warm greeting, often recognizing long-term patients before they state their names. Jodi is also who welcomes each arriving visitor into the office, where he or she is punctually whisked to a treatment room without having to wait or participate in a focus group regarding steak-flavored toothpaste. Resident dentist Dr. Erik N. Rabovsky applies his expertise to a range of preventive and cosmetic treatments, from routine cleanings and whitening to restorations and porcelain veneers. Mouths receive their makeovers in modern rooms with wave-patterned carpeting and slate-gray walls, where televisions entertain reclining patients with talk shows, soap operas, and other shocking programs designed drop jaws in time for flossing.
Emily and Philip Vendemmia look after their students by wrangling a massive schedule of more than 72 classes per week spread over three locations. Bolstered by a strong team of certified Bikram yoga instructors, the duo guides students through Bikram’s 90-minute routine, consisting of 26 postures and two breathing exercises. Instructors crank each studio’s practice space to a hot and humid 105 degrees to help pupils’ muscles safely sink into deep, healing stretches and purge harmful toxins from the body. Each of the standing and seated poses is designed to work every muscle, ligament, and joint while sending freshly oxygenated vampire food to the organs to help support health and fitness.