By becoming the first female in Ohio to complete a three-year fellowship in major reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Molly Judge took the first steps toward the distinguished podiatric career she pursues today. Dr. Judge holds the Wally Wiseman Award for Surgical Excellence, which she earned by designing personalized care for patients with sports injuries, toe pain, and diabetic foot infections and for clowns with inadequately comical shoe sizes. Dr. Judge regularly publishes articles regarding podiatry, with 20 already in circulation, and she serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery and as a columnist for Healthy Living News, a northwest Ohio circular.
Led by Dr. Innocent Ubunama, a general vascular surgeon, the staff at Midwest Vascular & Varicose Vein Center purges legs of visible veins using one of four treatment methods. Sclerotherapy treatments flood spider veins with chemical injections that collapse the blood vessel for absorption into the body, and EVLT introduces diode lasers through fiber-optic probes to close off veins and reduce their visibility. Alternatively, during a surgical microphlebectomy, doctors pluck more severe varicose veins from legs with a series of incisions. Patients unable to undergo these procedures can adopt lifestyle changes and wear specialized garments to prevent further damage to their venous system, a noninvasive option known to doctors as conservative therapy and to its close friends as "Bob."
Dr. Khan and his team of licensed laser wielders safely and precisely punish overgrowth and skin damage with no-downtime cosmetic procedures. Customers looking to forfeit fur will feel relatively little pain as the treatment directly targets follicles on the upper lip, chin, neck, underarms, or bikini area, leaving pores and skin free to celebrate the purging of its pelt. An average treatment time of 5–45 minutes allows laser pulses to deseed unwanted foliage anywhere on the body, and postprocedure patients require no downtime, allowing them to return to their usual routines. It typically takes six laser sessions for complete banishment, so customers can purchase two Groupons for the full effect.
Blending Western medical techniques with Eastern treatments and traditional Chinese medicine, Marion Chiropractic Clinic's Dr. Todd Joachim aims to improve the health and lives of his patients through education, understanding, and natural solutions to health troubles. A Marion native, Dr. Joachim earned his degree in Chicago at National University of Health Sciences’ College of Chiropractic before retuning to his home state, where he has tended to families for nearly a decade. His dedication to continuing education has allowed him to master new techniques along the way in an ongoing effort to offer the best, most up-to-date care to people and unusually tense massage chairs. His studies have led him to supplement his chiropractic roster with a wide range of services, including acupuncture, therapeutic exercise, and microcurrent therapy—which uses nearly imperceptible currents to help relax muscle spasms.
Artisan Cosmetic Surgery's experienced staff imparts skin with the solar glow of summer using safe Body Bronze products developed by a dermatologist and skin-cancer survivor. Tan-seekers spend 15–20 minutes swathed in a tanning agent formulated with a special olive-oil color base, which forgoes artificial orange hues for a natural brown tone. Pale complexions beget beach colors without being subjected to the dangers of UV rays or lobster pincers, and tans appear within 24 hours and last 6–10 days. Exfoliation is recommended prior to tanning, and deodorant, perfume, and lotion should be avoided; the center recommends calling ahead to discuss ways to prep the skin for tanning, and how to avoid awkward eye contact with the sun on the way home
Most people attending a college reunion don't expect a massage. Then again, most people going in for a massage don't expect a college reunion. But at Whole Self Massage Therapy, where six of the seven therapists honed their chops at Healing Arts Institute in Ohio, the specialists share much more than an alma mater. Their similar training has instilled in them a seasoned skill set and passion for wellness, which is evidenced in their attentive Swedish, hot-stone, and deep-tissue massages. The path to wellness also leads through the facility's sauna, where clients can shed toxins and summon their spirit-Zamboni, and diverges at many turns into rooms where hands and feet relish in paraffin treatments and acupuncturists align energies via the centuries-old Chinese healing practice.