When they founded Hirsh Chiropractic Center in 1987, Doctors of Chiropractic Don and Susan Hirsh had a straightforward mission: to improve their patients' quality of life. They did this by not only resolving pain but by helping patients achieve their full physical potential. Today, Dr. Don Hirsh continues to specialize in correcting postural problems with adjustments—helping relieve existing spinal and musculoskeletal pain in the back, neck, shoulder and knees in addition to headaches—and helping prevent future health problems from arising. Dr. Susan Hirsh also runs a successful weight-loss program.
Licensed podiatrists Dr. Francis J. Smith and Dr. Michael A. Klein deliver soothing relief to feet and ankles aching from infections, poor circulation, and arthritis. Operating out of two facilities, the doctors work with such advanced technology as the OssaTron shock-wave system, which treats conditions of the bone, joint, and tendon, and specially designed lasers that painlessly wipe away bacteria tucked beneath nail beds. The staff ensure that patients thoroughly understand their treatments beforehand, and work to offer each one a comfortable, educational visit and free hourly puppet shows at the receptionist’s desk.
Body Motions? pole-dance fitness classes work bodies hard enough to sculpt lithe, tight muscles that boost health and can open any jar. The same could be said of the studio?s other classes, which include Zumba, yoga, yogalates, and Total Body Toning. They also invite participants sculpt with unique fitness offerings, including line dancing and Bokwa. No matter which class students select, they get an intense, custom workout thanks to encouraging and accommodating instructors.
Dr. Gwendolyn Dunmore and her all-female team of medical assistants perform obstetric, gynecological, and cosmetic services with professionalism and warmth. Thermage CPT skin-firming and Zerona body-slimming treatments help clients achieve aesthetic goals, and routine checkups in-house or at one of several affiliated hospitals help women maintain the health of their bodies.
Dr. William L. Gonzalez and his son Dr. Mark Gonzalez helm Capital Eye Physicians & Surgeons, an ophthalmology practice where they correct vision, clear cataracts, and tame a variety of eye diseases. The elder Dr. Gonzalez brings decades of medical experience to his practice, has lectured around the world, and has trained gaggles of other doctors in eye-surgery techniques. To join his father's professional ranks, Dr. Mark Gonzalez completed his residency at the prestigious Georgetown University Hospital and Washington Hospital Center, and he brings skills he learned there to his refractive surgeries. Both clinic locations also boast a full-service eyeglasses boutique, where patients can choose from basic and designer frames, order contact lenses, or play frisbee with the latest monocles.:m]]
Losing weight often requires more than exercise and eating right. For many people, diet and exercise aren't enough to overcome the behavioral, hormonal, and metabolic obstacles that lead to weight gain. Medical weight loss can help facilitate long-term results by identifying and treating the root causes of weight gain, such as a slower metabolism or excessive food cravings, through natural and prescription methods.
Dr. Jeffrey B. Brown, the head of Affinity Health Medical Weight Loss & Wellness Center, creates custom weight-loss plans with his team of experts that counteract these root causes. Composed of three steps—active weight loss, a transitional phase that incorporates regular exercise, and maintenance—the multi-tiered plans typically last a calendar year, and include ongoing one-on-one meetings with a physician that help clients stay motivated and keep the weight off.