Deciding you need to lose weight is easy, but then you have to actually do it. So you think, "Well I'll obviously just exercise a lot and eat a few more salads," and that will be that. Yet for many people, it's not that simple. They might exercise for a while and then hit a plateau or grow bored eating the same healthy meal for weeks on end.
So Soffer Weight Loss provides customizable weight-loss programs that utilize everything from weight-loss medication and supplements to nutrition plans and education. Led by Dr. Marc Weinberg, who believes that the only way to truly treat patients and alleviate their weight-loss and evaluate wellness needs is to get to know them, the 20-year veteran encourages every visitor to his office to speak with him in a one-on-one assessment, during which they fill out a comprehensive questionnaire and discuss their history, goals, and favorite medical-textbook publishers. Dr. Weinberg also believes that health problems are often best solved with natural treatments and aids. So he supervises weight-loss programs to help patients learn how to lose weight without surgery, and combines the programs with natural body wraps and multiple pats on the back.
Jim Pruchniewski peered down his leg at his blackened toes. He'd been rushed to the hospital after a blizzard waylaid him on a mountainside in Lake Placid. "You have third-degree frostbite," the doctor confirmed. "We'll have to amputate." Fortunately for Jim and his digits, the US Olympic ski team was training nearby. The team's podiatrist hurried to the hospital like a long-lost lover hurries to interrupt a wedding before the end of a movie. "Stop!" he might have shouted as the buzz saw probably descended toward the patient's toes. The hero, our Olympic podiatrist, examined the foot and concluded that the damage was superficial. The toes would recover. And they did. The episode moved Jim Pruchniewski, a former biology teacher, to earn his medical degree. Over the last 20 years, he's gained fourfold board certification in podiatric orthopedics, surgery, primary care, and the treatment of diabetic foot wounds. At North Lakeland Foot Clinic, he examines feet with the same attention that saved his toes decades ago. He and his staff do everything in their power to keep feet healthy and, in the case of diabetic patients, avert extreme measures like amputation.
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Barry Resnik has a number of outlets for his talents: he serves as the team dermatologist for the Florida Marlins; he volunteers at the Open Door Health Center, which offers affordable healthcare; and, at the Resnik Skin Institute, he practices dermatology and dermatologic surgery for adults, kids, and snakes who can't shed because they slithered through crazy glue.
Dr. Resnik's skincare ambitions are vast, covering everything from medical concerns such as psoriasis and alopecia to cosmetic desires and skin conditions such as scar management and moles. Ever tech-savvy, the doctor's staff mans lasers to nix unwanted stretch marks and sun spots, and they also summon a Naturalipo liposuction machine, a skin-lightening system, and a stock of dermal fillers to do their bidding.
Dr. Adam Gropper and his staff offer numerous aesthetic services and noninvasive cosmetic treatments designed to help clients achieve a more youthful appearance. The team administers Botox injections, derma fillers, and customized facials, while also scheduling traditional med-spa treatments, skin resurfacing and tightening, and laser and light therapies customized by skin type. In addition to aesthetic treatments, Dr. Gropper has devoted his career to helping patients suffering from artery and vein disorders. With decades of experience to date, he's performed more than 1,000 vascular procedures. As the owner of North Beach Vascular & Aesthetics, the board-certified radiologist treats varicose and spider veins with minimally invasive techniques such as ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy and topical laser treatments.
All plastic surgeons work to achieve their clients’ aesthetic goals. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Adam J. Rubinstein, however, goes one step further. He combines surgical and nonsurgical procedures with a unique holistic approach to promote his patients' overall wellness just as much as their exterior appearance. Whether preparing to perform liposuction, a Botox injection, or laser skin resurfacing, he and his team start with a consultation, ensuring the process is outlined and any questions have been answered. Additional thoughtful touches, such as complimentary meetings with nutritionists, help patients continue their transformations after they’ve left the clinic. When procedures are finished, the staff minimizes recovery time with herbal supplements and written prescriptions for chicken noodle soup.
Endorsed by Dr. Oz and ESPN, cryotherapy helps athletes hit peak performance levels by providing pain relief, increased energy, and quicker recovery times. It also has numerous health and beauty benefits for nonathletes. At ICE Cryotherapy, customers can choose between two treatments: full body or localized. For the full-body treatment, customers step into the cryosauna—a cushioned booth that resembles a standup tanning bed—where they are blasted with cold air that cools the skin temperature to -1° C for three minutes. Localized treatments use the same technology to target specific areas of pain or swelling. Cryotherapy can help reduce cellulite, improve circulation, and assist in weight management.