No matter where they are in the country, clients of Heartland Dental Care Affiliates are bound to find a dentist just as skilled as the one at home. That’s because more than 400 offices in 19 states are affiliated with the dental network, whose administrative support, guiding principles, and focus on continuing education ensure that their dentists will be talented wherever they work. The company also strives for community improvement—they’ve contributed more than $250,000 to such charities as the American Red Cross, The Oral Cancer Foundation, and the Smiles for Life campaign.
Recharge Sports Injury Center's licensed chiropractors aim to destroy everyday aches and particular pain by seeking out their root sources in the spine and its network of nerves. Structural analysis of musculoskeletal systems through x-rays, exams, and consultations informs classic, hands-on chiropractic adjustments as well as a host of newer therapies: cold lasers, electrical impulses, and ultrasound waves can all target tissue on the cellular level to prompt microscopic healing. In addition to sports-therapy specialists, general chiropractic pros, and a peppy skeleton mascot, the Recharge staff also boasts a dedicated nutritionist and weight-loss counselor.
Center for Vein Restoration has recruited a staff of highly accredited surgeons and licensed medical staffers across 21 locations in Maryland, Washington, D.C., northern Virginia, and western Michigan, all focused on offering minimally invasive, same-day outpatient clinical solutions that target varicose veins and spider veins. Board-certified doctors on staff are trained to treat patients who suffer from leg pain and other symptoms of varicose veins. While spider veins—which are typically a cosmetic blight—may be treated with sclerotherapy, varicose veins often require a more involved treatment, such as laser ablation—an outpatient surgical procedure. Aiming to make treatments as minimally invasive as possible, the doctors on staff can also prescribe lifestyle changes for less serious cases, which may include following exercise and nutrition plans or wearing compression stockings.
After seven years honing his skills in the general- and plastic-surgery divisions of Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Timothy Mountcastle, MD, returned to his native Virginia to devote himself full-time to body beautification as head of Mountcastle Plastic Surgery & Vein Institute. Mountcastle couples a keen eye for aesthetic detail with years of experience in specializations that include ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, DIEP breast reconstruction, and insurance-covered mole and cyst removals. With a laser-like focus on patient satisfaction, the doctor commences aesthetic journeys with a consultation in which he patiently discusses the client’s wants and needs. Along with a small staff of registered nurses, the Institute boasts highly trained injectionists who send facial wrinkles running scared during Botox treatments supplemented by scary Richard Nixon masks.
For Michelle Fondin, yoga is just one component, albeit an important one, to achieving inner and outer peace. She incorporates the ancient practice into the Ayurvedic system of holistic and meditative practices designed to cultivate overall wellness and address mind and body problems. When she meets with a new client for an Ayurvedic consultation, she seeks to determine the true cause of their ailments, discussing health concerns alongside the stuff of life, which may include anything from relationships to career paths. In addition to helming these in-depth consultations, Ms. Fondin and her team lead hatha yoga classes and meditation sessions within a spacious, sunny studio where glimpses of critters from the forest below are not uncommon sights. “There's this instant unplugging from the crazy hectic world into a serene setting,” explains Ms. Fondin.
Ms. Fondin hopes that The Ayurvedic Path not only equips her clients with new tools for achieving balance between mind and body, but also helps foster a sense of community. To that end, she keeps her classes limited to 13 students and makes an effort to get to know every practitioner.