As doctors of osteopathic medicine, Vincent M. Apicella and Mariaclara E. Bago take a whole-person approach to health care, incorporating traditional and natural methods into their primary-care and urgent-care services. Together with Premier Family Health & Wellness's team of nurse practitioners and physician's assistants, the duo performs treatments ranging from annual physicals to holistic solutions for chronic disease management. Their healthy-aging center offers procedures in line with the clinic’s philosophy of preventive medicine. There, clinical staff wards off fine lines and age spots with Cynosure's Apogee Elite laser system, provides metabolic testing to facilitate weight-loss efforts, performs bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and IV nutritional therapy, and performs heavy-metal testing.
Dr. Christian Rouleau and the crew at Prime Health & Rejuvenation help their patients fend off the effects of Father Time with weight-management programs, hormone therapies, and beauty treatments. They make use of nutritional supplements and vitamin injections to fuel energy levels and exercise efforts, as well as bio-identical hormones to stave off the woes associated with both menopause and male andropause. Cosmetic injections and dermal fillers smooth out wrinkles on the face, whether they are caused by years of laughing or decades of scowling at people who laugh too much.
At 1st Choice Immediate Care Center, a team certified in bariatric medicine—which focuses primarily on treating obesity—guides patients through customized weight-loss plans. Clients kick-start their battle against the bulge with a comprehensive exam and consultation. During the exam, patients undergo an EKG and physical exam to assess their overall health, individual weight-loss needs, and if the pancreas is still connected to the knee bone. The staff employs a thorough body-composition scale to measure BMI, to break down percentages of body fat and water weight, and to prove whether patients are composed of Claymation clay.
Dr. Ravinder Jarial, the head of RSJ Plastic Surgery, performs cosmetic procedures with innovative techniques to help his patients achieve their aesthetic goals. His goal for each cosmetic treatment or reconstructive surgery is simple: natural-looking results. Dr. Jarial also offers reconstructive, cosmetic, and pediatric plastic surgery. His work has been recently profiled in the Sun-Sentinel and he graced the cover of Banzai Wellness magazine in October 2012.
There are multiple ways to lose weight, and to be as effective as possible, Smart for Life nutritionists and physicians tackle the goal with a variety of methods. These methods include helping to create new, more effective diets, or carrying out procedures such as laser-lipo treatments overseen by physicians that specialize in weight loss.
Following the lead of licensed acupuncturists Drs. David and Aimee Slossberg, the staff at Advanced Healthcare eschew symptom-based treatments in favor of a preventive approach that promotes holistic wellness. After greeting each patient with an initial consultation, the chiropractic doctors draw on their comprehensive knowledge of human anatomy to pinpoint issues that arise from playing sports too aggressively or commuting to work via pole vault. They select from a repertoire of techniques headlined by torque release, an innovative treatment that employs gentle adjustments to stabilize the nervous system’s tone. To supplement these chiropractic treatments, the team cares for bodies with multiple massage modalities and detox programs designed to stimulate weight loss and improve general health.