When he was a boy in the small town of Mount Olive, Illinois, Dr. David J. Rubis dreamed of being a dentist. Doggedly pursuing his goal, he graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in 1978 and opened his own practice. Years later, his son, Dr. Joseph Rubis, followed in his footsteps by joining a growing network of dental-care centers headed by Rubis pére. Now, as the network boasts 30 dentists working at 10 locations throughout Chicagoland, Advanced Family Dental & Orthodontics, PC, continues its founder’s mission to provide the best care for patrons' teeth, gums, and crippling need to collect every color of complimentary toothbrush.
Zabrosky Chiropractic's diligent Doctor of Chiropractic Adriana Zabrosky and accommodating therapists evict troublesome aches and pains with individualized care and thorough consultations. Prior to the massage, the certified professionals capture x-rays if necessary, shedding light on bone weaknesses, structural issues, and chakra discoloration. A full exam ameliorates misalignment dilemmas, revealing areas where undue physical pressure affects the bones or sculpts muscles into curlicues. Chiropractic clients choose between two types of massage—deep tissue or Swedish—both of which last an hour. The Swedish massage uses long strokes to stimulate circulation and reduce pain, and the deep-tissue massage realigns connective tissue, making it possible to give the extreme tilt-a-whirl another go.
AV Dental spruces up Chicagoland smiles with its toothsome array of general and cosmetic dental services and in-house denture lab. An investigative exam first checks the chompers for mastication-threatening maladies such as gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer (a $94 value), while a cleaning removes tartar and moves plaque to the proverbial mantel, right next to spelling bee trophy (a $99 value). Diagnostic x-rays round out the visit, with expert eyes scrutinizing every area in search of decay, tumors, cysts, bone loss, and cane-carrying men sporting red- and white-striped attire (a $146 value).
Since Dr. Stanley Pearle opened the doors to the first Pearle Vision in 1961, the franchise has expanded to more than 800 stores nationwide. In these stores, optometrists assess the ocular health of patients before onsite opticians help them navigate the assortment of frames from brands such as Versace, Ray-Ban, and DKNY. If they're not in the store, clients can utilize the Try-On tool, uploading a photo to see what they or their dog looks like in different types of glasses. Pearle Vision also helps focus the world with contacts from Acuvue and Biofinity.
Glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and even dry eyes are no match for the professionals at Seven Bridges Eye Care. That's because the team of four, led by optometrist Dr. Douglas A. Azzaro, tackles a wealth of eye issues with services including peripheral-vision exams, color-vision tests, and sports vision evaluations, the last of which makes sure clients' eyes aren't actually tiny baseballs.
Achieving optimal health requires a balanced, holistic approach that treats the body as a whole and doesn't simply address symptoms as they appear. At Advanced Wellness Center, Doctor of Chiropractic Emmy Wang and her staff use a combination of chiropractic care, physiotherapy, and other noninvasive treatment modalities to help clients live healthy, pain-free lives.
Dr. Wang's hands-on chiropractic adjustments locate misaligned vertebrae along the spinal column, easing them back into place, which allows the body's central nervous system to function at full capacity and begin naturally healing the underlying conditions that can cause chronic pains. For a more technologically based approach, the center's low-level laser therapy can increase circulation, accelerate cell growth, and reduce swelling in a target area, which can alleviate the discomfort caused by everything from carpal tunnel syndrome to arthritis.
These options can help restore the body to optimal health; however, Advanced Wellness Center also uses physiotherapy to get clients' bodies in even better shape. Whole-body-vibration sessions can increase muscle tone and build bone density, and the center's conditioning training develops core strength. Medically supervised weight-loss programs provide long-term guidance for clients seeking to become more fit. Additionally, the center offers Lipo-Light therapy, which uses LED light energy to help contour troublesome areas without invasive surgeries.