Licensed chiropractors at SMART Medical and Rehab Therapy may use cutting-edge medical technology to diagnose problems, but their treatments also utilize the body’s natural healing abilities. This dual approach to chiropractic and rehab sessions is used on clients suffering from a variety of ailments, and the practice specializes in auto accidents, work injuries, sports injuries, and headaches.
For nearly 35 years, Chevy Chase Athletic Club has focused the energies of its diversified staff—made up of degreed exercise physiologists, certified trainers, and an onsite physical therapist—on crafting a supportive gym environment for patrons of all ages and abilities. Strength and cardio equipment welcome solo workouts with individual televisions, and personal trainers assist improvement by charting custom plans. More than 30 group exercise classes per week blend mainstream favorites, such as Zumba and boot camp, with fresh options such as fit-ball dance, which pairs students with stability balls as they step to invigorating choreography.
Growing up in Fargo, North Dakota, Dr. Neal Barnard’s extended family included both doctors and cattle ranchers. Perhaps it was this environment that led him to begin researching the role of nutrition in conditions such as diabetes and obesity, as well as the link between animal-based diets and health care. In 1985, Dr. Barnard founded the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine as a means to explore these issues.
The nonprofit organization promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages alternatives to animal testing, garnering support from celebrities including James Franco and Kevin Nealon. The group educates people on vegan-based health and nutrition topics, working to curb conditions such as chronic illness, childhood obesity, and an inability to distinguish a broccoli floret from model-railroad shrubbery.
Sharing decades of experience, board-certified internists Dr. Irene Feldman and Dr. John Galotto care for patients of all ages with a variety of primary care services. Dr. Feldman specializes in endocrinology and diabetes care, and in 2010 Washingtonian Magazine named her a "Top Endocrinologist". Meanwhile, the publication named multiple award-winning Dr. Galotto a "Top Doctor" in 2005. But perhaps the highest praise comes from patients. Some visit for checkups to ensure that their hearts still have their healthy lace doilies attached, while others come in to tackle other bothersome symptoms.
Eye Doctors of Washington offers Latisse eyelash treatments (regularly $120 per box) to peepers wishing to add more pizzazz to eyelids. With Latisse's eyelash growth treatment, clients will apply a Food and Drug Administration–approved solution to their eyelashes every night before going to bed. The procedure results in longer, fuller, and darker lashes, maximizing batting and blinking effects. One box covers one month of treatment, with full results generally seen in three to four months. As a bonus, Eye Doctors of Washington is throwing in a 20% discount on up to two additional boxes, beyond the two included with this deal. This Groupon also includes a consultation with one of Eye Doctors of Washington's array of ophthalmologists and optometrists.
Dr. M.R. Khalifeh is a pretty busy guy. When the double board-certified plastic surgeon and former Johns Hopkins assistant professor isn't discussing plastic surgery on Fox 5 or publishing research papers and book chapters, he's performing tummy tucks, breast enhancements, and laser liposuction procedures that employ minimal scarring techniques. Dr. Khalifeh and his team have also mastered a number of nonsurgical aesthetic treatments. Five types of dermal fillers including Botox and Restylane plump fine lines and give lips a sultry pout, and laser resurfacing and chemical peels exfoliate the skin to make complexions shine like the North Star does when the galaxy has a voicemail.