Friendly receptionists, rustic stone walls, and a soothing green palette greet visitors in the lobby of East County Wellness Center, setting the stage for relaxing sessions of therapeutic massage. Within a private room outfitted with an integrated sound system, licensed therapists help patients tackle chronic discomfort without the need for risky shoulder transplants, employing modalities that range from the relaxing strokes of hot stone and Swedish massage to the more targeted treatments of craniosacral and reflexology therapy. Meanwhile, the support staff takes careful note of each client's medical history, physical ailments, and preferences, ensuring a unique, custom experience for each visit.
Dr. Roy J. Robinson helps his patients lose weight with dietary advice and the added boost of supplement injections. He also rids beach bodies and vacationing peaches of unwanted fuzz with laser hair-removal treatments, and diminishes wrinkles with Botox injections.
While hormones are famous for being the root cause behind most adolescent anguish, at Progressive Health & Wellness, the team focuses on the medical maladies they can cause. Dr. Prakash K. Bhatia, one of the two doctors that helm the clinic, specializes in bio-identical hormone-replacement therapy, which neutralizes symptoms of hormone imbalance from depression to hair loss and weight gain. The staff can also catalyze slimdowns with alternative methods, including recommending diet and exercise regimens and prescribing appetite suppressants. Additionally, they tend to physiques with primary-care appointments, boost patients' energy levels and immune systems with B12 shots, and offer aesthetic treatments such as wrinkle-smoothing Botox injections, laser hair removal, and chemical peels.
Led by Dr. Robert Lajvardi, the medical staffers at Encompass Family and Internal Medicine Group put their collective expertise together to perform cosmetic procedures and tackle pain management and preventative care. Cosmetic procedures offered by the group include chemical peels, laser hair removal, and microdermabrasion. Pain management ameliorates back and joint discomfort, and preventive care involves medically supervised weight-loss treatments, STI screenings, and time travel.
After 25 years as an elite athlete, Greg Bourque had something of a holistic epiphany. "I received treatment for six months for a bicycling-related knee injury and was getting no relief," explains Greg. "Then I tried acupuncture and the next day I was 100% better, and the next week rode 500 kilometers pain-free." The experience was so eye-opening, that he became a practitioner himself. Greg has been in practice since 2000, and has successfully treated various sports teams and elite athletes––cyclist Chris Horner and ultramarathon runner Josh Cox to name a few. Though his athlete patients range from 30 to 50 years old and come to Greg for a variety of reasons, he also offers acupuncture and massage services for non-sports-related ailments such as chronic tension, headaches, and stage fright.