Neither gym nor spa, The Balance Institute cobbles together something wholly unique, blending the best of both to alleviate pain and prevent future maladies. The buzzing, anonymous atmosphere of a gym gives way to friendly, personalized attention. Trainers and massage therapists join forces, working with clients one on one to unravel the underlying cause of pain and reverse years of unhealthy habits, such as poor eating or only ever using your right arm. Personal training begins with a health assessment and veers into moves and stretches designed to strengthen bodies and assuage pain. In private rooms, massage therapists quiet the cries of sore muscles with Swedish strokes, deep-tissue work, or myofascial release therapy.
At Any Lab Test Now, HIPAA-compliant technicians help clients take control of personal health by readily performing standard laboratory procedures such as food-allergy tests, STD tests, DNA tests, and basic checkups. Since 1992, the advanced health-care facility has made medical laboratory testing available to the general public, and it welcomes clients without appointments, health insurance, or experience in riding a giant centrifuge at a state fair. In addition to individual health tests, the staff offers employment solutions and screenings to ensure safe and drug-free workplaces. All tests at Any Lab Test Now are performed confidentially.
Dr. Manly Hutchinson has practiced obstetrics and gynecology for more than 30 years, making his mark as one of the pioneers of endoscopic surgery. He brings the same clinical rigor and professional tact to the practice of aesthetics and to the chore of making his bed in the morning. He's assisted by the staff of licensed aestheticians and registered nurses at the Hutchinson Center for Aesthetic Medicine. They include Angela Heaton, a licensed aesthetician with special interest in working with lasers, treating sun-damaged skin, removing tattoos, and performing a range of other treatments. Dr. Hutchinson turns his focus to minimally invasive techniques for smoothing and contouring the body. Aside from performing laser-assisted liposuction, he relies on laser technology to clear skin of wrinkles, unwanted hair, and superficial veins.
Woolfson Eye Institute’s founder and medical director Dr. Jonathan Woolfson is a board-certified ophthalmic surgeon who has performed more than 70,000 laser vision-correction procedures. Such clinical experience has helped him earn the trust of other medical professionals; he has performed more than 300 surgeries on his fellow eye doctors and trained and certified more than 100 North American LASIK surgeons. He has also fine-tuned the eyesight of professional athletes, including Ovie Mughelli, Curtis Lofton, and Kroy Biermann of the Atlanta Falcons.
Dr. Woolfson draws upon this extensive experience each time he customizes a laser procedure to his patients’ needs. He and his staff of doctors begin every treatment with in-depth consultations, where they determine the lasers, instruments, and novelty sound effects needed to successfully enhance eyesight. Once they’ve completed their procedures, they also offer eligible patients a Lifetime Assurance Plan, granting them free lifetime access to any fine-tuning surgeries.
Doctors David J. Matthews and Jeffery S. Pockl helm Devine Eyes, a comprehensive optical boutique with a staff fluent in Spanish and English. After graduating from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis in '94 and '93, respectively, the doctors went their separate ways; Dr. Matthews worked on treating patients with glaucoma in Georgetown, and Dr. Pockl worked as a staff optometrist in the U.S. Army, examining peepers and equipping them with lasers. The two decided to partner up in 2003 and open Devine Eyes, where they perform comprehensive eye exams, treat eye diseases, and recommend luxury frames from brands such as Fendi and Prada.
Proud Palmetto State native Christopher LaTorre has honed his toothy trade at practices throughout South Carolina, earning the praise of Columbia Metropolitan magazine as one of the top area dentists in 2011. In addition to caring for adult chompers, Dr. LaTorre maintains a convivial chair-side manner with children, putting tykes at ease with magic tricks, balloon animals, and advice on scaling a lemonade stand in today's tumultuous economy. Services range from digital x-rays to implant restoration, comprehensive exams, and custom whitening.
The professionals at Accurate Diagnostics answer medical queries through dependable and timely medical testing. Lab technicians paint an accurate picture of cholesterol levels, thyroid functioning, and liver health, while also offering DNA testing services. Accurate Diagnostics can also conduct drug and alcohol testing for employers, and energize patients with supplemental B12 injections.