Although kids at his pediatrics practice affectionately call him "Dr. Spoon," adults at Emerge Esthetics & Weight Management know Bryan Weatherspoon, MD as the physician who can help them fit into skinny jeans or slim-cut gunnysacks. Dr. Weatherspoon sits down with patients to draw up individual plans for weight-loss success incorporating long-term lifestyle and nutritional changes, fat-burning injections, and professional-grade HCG. Dr. Weatherspoon also transforms bodies from the outside in by administering mesotherapy to slenderize areas of stubborn fat, and injecting dermal fillers to combat wrinkles.
Board-certified ER physician Dr. Don Gates knows the dangers of obesity first hand. After experiencing a 40-pound weight gain and a huge spike in blood sugar levels a little more than a decade ago, he decided it was time to take control. Today, he draws from his own past experiences to help others manage obesity-related disorders or remain at an ideal weigh. At Scale Solutions, he oversees medical weight loss programs that rely on appetite suppressants, diet plans, and fitness routines. To help clients overcome fatigue, he also administers lipotropic injections that are rich in vitamin B12 and metabolism-boosting amino acids.
At E.V.E, treatments and services are based on energy healing, which aims to fine-tune the energy systems in the body to restore balance and allow the body to heal itself. Potential benefits include better sleep, weight loss, reduction of chronic pain, and overall detoxification. In conjunction with these treatments, clients can also opt for custom meal planning based on metabolic testing, symptoms, goals, and health concerns. Meal plans, which are created by a nutrition specialist, include four weeks' worth of recipes that complement treatments intended to align the mind, body, and spirit and can be tailored to any allergies.
Though he may look intimidating garbed in camo and shiny military boots, the head instructor at C.G.R. Fitness—C.G.R. stands for “clients getting results”—motivates his students with positive reinforcement, instead of the threat of latrine duty. Students of all sizes and fitness levels don their C.G.R.-issued dog tags and prepare to push themselves to their physical limits during the basic-training-style boot-camp classes. The indoor/outdoor classes focus on functional training, meaning that students build strength and stamina as they heave barbells, leap up and down steps, and drag tires until they agree to stop heckling you. In addition to chiseling sculpted physiques during personal-training sessions, clients can improve their health with self-defense, nutrition, and Zumba classes.
Working to help improve patients' overall health and confidence, Avicena Family Center's staff draws on board-certified Dr. Asim Nouman's specialization in medical weight loss and aesthetics. Patients come in for an assortment of procedures, such as intense pulsed light treatments and microdermabrasions, designed to treat issues ranging from skin blemishes to unwanted hair growth. An advocate of lifestyle intervention to prevent chronic diseases, Dr. Nouman makes sure to spend extra time chatting with patients during each primary-care visit, learning about everything from their health history to their hobbies to their favorite nonmusical sound. Avicena Family Center is conveniently open until 7 p.m. on weekdays and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.