Dr. Renzo A. Zaldívar's intensive, specialized training in ophthalmic plastic surgery makes him a true expert at reconstructing and rejuvenating the eye area. At Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Consultants, he and his team mend medical and aesthetic flaws of the lids, inject beauty solutions into wrinkles, and keep tears flowing through ducts like soda through Twizzlers. Dr. Zaldívar belongs to the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, a respected and elite organization with fewer than 600 members.
The professional optometrists at Wendell Eyecare Optometric and Knightdale Eyecare Optometric pamper peepers with a panoply of stylish sight enhancers, including brand-name frames and high-quality lenses. Customers perch Liz Claiborne frames ($170) or a variety of other designers' wares atop their noses. Groupon purchasers can also select from the offices' range of single-vision, anti-glare lenses ($170–$230), which deflect bright glints and disapproving stares. High-index lenses keep chins up with their thinner, lighter shape, and progressive lenses ($295) help correct for poor near, middle, and distance vision without succumbing to bifocals' pesky lines or annoying complaints about identity crises.
At Uzima Springs Massage & Wellness, licensed massage therapists counter chronic pain, injuries, and stress with nine styles of massage. Since the staff knows that many clients are seeking relief from specific ailments, they begin each session with a private consultation, during which the client can describe the location of their pain and relate the exact words from the Necronomicon that precipitated its development. Once they've established the most pressing concerns, the therapists adapt each modality so that it focuses on these trouble spots, modifying the thera-cupping technique to treat a strained hamstring or the medical massage to relieve an achy back.
Licensed massage therapists Elizabeth Watkins and Yolanda Parrish tend to clients with a variety of massage modalities, calling upon their training, experience, and specializations to create customized treatments. The long, gliding strokes of a Swedish massage unearth tiny lingonberries blocking the flow of blood vessels, and a hot-stone massage loosens knotted muscles with concentrated warmth. Prenatal, oncology, injury, and other styles of medical massage treat specific health issues and help patrons recover from physical traumas.
The Foot & Ankle Associates of NC, PLLC's presiding quartet of doctors tackles the various woes of lower appendages with a repertoire of techniques that ranges from routine checkups to corrective surgeries. At each of its three offices, the medical team rights a variety of foot-related wrongs, such as plantar fasciitis and toenail fungus. The doctors also address orthopedic issues, prescribing special shoes for diabetics with poor circulation and aspiring Fred Astaires with not enough pep in their step. Determined to stay on the technological vanguard, they employ modern cryosurgery equipment to treat tarsal-tunnel syndrome, plantar warts, and neuromas with quick, minimally invasive sessions of icy therapy.
The staff at Creekside Women's Center—board-certified ob-gyn Henry N. Pleasant MD, Certified Nurse Midwife Wesley Tyler, and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Erin Wright—combine their medical expertise to provide women of all ages with comprehensive care. As each appointment begins, the boutique-style office welcomes clientele with its cozy foyer and cups of coffee and tea. Once inside private patient rooms, visitors slip into cotton gowns rather than ones made of paper or chain mail. Then the staff conducts health services such as annual checkups, primary care, family planning and menopausal treatments. Pleasant and his team also assist patients in achieving weight-loss goals through medically supervised programs and nutritional counseling.