As a physician with board certification in emergency and bariatric medicine as well as more than 30 years of professional experience, Dr. Manohar Jethani provides family care as well as basic urgent care at Health Stop. The center's diagnostic arsenal includes x-ray systems, EKGs, and laboratory blood-testing equipment capable of screening for everything from infection to cancer. In addition, Health Stop can treat common cosmetic issues by offering numerous anti-aging and weight-loss procedures. Injectable dermal fillers smooth out the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, a cosmetic laser system erases acne scarring, and body-contouring treatments provide an alternative to invasive liposuction procedures.
Featured on programs such as The Dr. Oz Show and Good Morning America, Aqualipo’s water-assisted fat-removal system sneaks under skin to steal away lipid collections from designated body geography. Licensed physicians Dr. Jeffrey Caruth and Dr. Mauricio Giraldo photograph, mark, and sketch abstract self-portraits on the client's problem area before applying local anesthetic and cutting a small incision to reach the fat layer. Pulsing water jets then flush out fatty tissue with a sterile fluid, evicting lipids without stressing surrounding muscles, nerves, or other tissues. Unlike traditional liposuction, Aqualipo treatments require no general anesthesia and typically last 30–45 minutes, leaving most patients ready for discharge 15 minutes after completion. Clients can expect faster results and less intense side effects—such as swelling, bruising, and uncontrollably transmitting ham-radio signals—than those caused by conventional liposuction procedures.
First Aid Clinic's medical professionals tend to all manner of health concerns, from regular family checkups to walk-in patients with questions about sudden symptoms. But their specialty is hormone therapy, which helps individuals counteract medicine-related deficiencies or guard against health issues brought on by age. Additionally, those looking to make cosmetic enhancements can turn to the clinic for procedures such as Botox and Juvederm injections that smooth away wrinkles. Likewise, ultrasonic fat loss helps patrons jumpstart serious weight loss plans by augmenting the effects of exercise and diet change.
The newly-opened Northwest Medical and Urgent Care Center pairs knowledgeable medical professionals with modern care equipment to serve a variety of patient needs. The facility houses not only medical and urgent care facilities, but also an onsite pharmacy, rehabilitation area, diagnostics lab, plastic surgery office, and sleep center. As doctors diagnose ailments and injuries, staff members fluent in Spanish, Polish, Serbian, Arabic, and Russian translate patient concerns to professionals and medical directions to patients, saving everyone the trouble of communicating via charades.
Jameka Williams-Muhammad fine-tuned her skills in the physical therapy master’s program at the University of Tennessee. There, under the tutelage of highly experienced teachers, she mastered the intricacies of techniques such as myofascial release, deep-tissue massage, and how to fit a 7-foot party sub into a fanny pack. She also has extensive experience working in out-patient rehab, and boasts expertise as both a personal trainer and Pilates instructor.
Veronica Lugo was introduced to massage after sustaining injuries in a car accident. As part of her therapy, Lugo went to a chiropractor's office to receive clinical massages and experienced first-hand the healing properties of therapeutic bodywork. Wall sconces cast a warm circle of ambient light inside her treatment room, where Lugo puts her massage license, continuing education in clinical techniques, and spring-loaded extra arms to good use. She prefers to root out chronic aches by helping her clients over an extended period of time. "Ideally it's best that they do massage regularly, at least once a month," she says. "I like it when they come in regularly so I can actually see how it helps."