The decision to undergo spinal surgery can be a stressful and daunting one. The doctors at Spine Institute Northwest aim to ease that anxiety with a track record of quality care. All treatments take place only after a thorough exam and diagnosis. From there, they expertly execute minimally invasive laser spine surgeries, nonsurgical therapies, or radio-frequency treatments, which interrupt nerve impulses that might be causing chronic aches.
Dr. Mikhail Burakovskiy's expertise in podiatry has earned him not one, not two, but three certifications from the American Board of Multiple Specialties—in primary care, in podiatric surgery, and in the prevention and treatment of diabetic foot wounds and diabetic footwear. It is this expertise⎯along with his skills with laser systems, injections, and surgical tools to alleviate foot problems such as bunions, ankle pain, and toenail fungus⎯that has helped him become the footcare specialist of fellow doctors.
Dr. Burakovskiy has also been featured on King 5 News as a podiatrist who doesn't chide women for wearing high heels, instead offering foot-pillow injections that create extra padding in the ball of the foot to reduce pain more efficiently than wrapping feet in bubble wrap. He is joined by Dr. Jacqueline Buckley, a Seattle native who has trained in foot and ankle surgery, podiatric medicine, and wound care. She attended Clark Atlanta University and the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, and has researched cadaveric achilles tendon transplantation, tendon repair, and amnion.
Whether he's snapping freelance game-day shots of the Seattle Seahawks for Maurer Action Photography or teaching kids to ski at Powderpigs, Lawrence Maurer spends a lot of time on his feet. The rest of the time, however, he spends with other people's feet. Along with his colleague, Peter M. Vincent, award-winning Lawrence draws on years of schooling and residencies when practicing podiatry at Washington Foot & Ankle Sports Medicine. With the help of their qualified staffers, Drs. Maurer and Vincent work with patients to pinpoint causes of foot or ankle discomfort before determining the quickest, most effective, and least sticky means of treatment. They also specialize in diagnoses and treatments of a number of foot and ankle ailments ranging from Achilles tendons to hammertoes.
Going beyond the pure pursuit of relaxation, the practitioners at Monroe Therapeutic Massage P.S. work closely with doctors, chiropractors, and hospitals to help ensure a more well-rounded result. To accommodate a variety of clients, the staff has outfitted each massage room with cushy tables perched hydraulic lifts. The highly accessible tables make it easy for patients in wheelchairs or with limited mobility to enjoy a seamless transition from the outside world to the indoor relaxation station. For additional comfort, the beds also feature heaters that allow patients to fully unwind and soften any butter packets that may have been pocketed during last night’s dinner date.
The technicians at Longevity Medical Clinic's aesthetics division, BellaMedica, foster a relaxed environment, helping clients achieve beauty goals by creating an individualized treatment plan from a variety of services, from Botox to laser hair removal. Photofacials help rejuvenate age- and weather-damaged skin, and skin-tightening treatments boost collagen production with infrared light. Staff members combat signs of aging with wrinkle-fighting products by SkinMedica, Jan Marini, Image, and Jane Iredale.
At Mill Creek Skin & Laser Center, a full-service anti-aging emporium led by Medical Director Dr. Yann G. Lin, the staff uses treatments from beauty injections to spider-vein removal to take years off their clients' exteriors. The plush spa-like center is designed to keep clients' visits stress-free. First-time visitors begin with a complimentary, one-on-one consultation with a staff member well versed in the center's treatment methods before embarking on a treatment plan that can include advanced laser systems for acne, Botox injections for wrinkles, and fillers to increase volume in the lips or in fine lines around the mouth. In addition to more intensive med-spa services, Mill Creek offers a range of traditional spa treatments designed to make skin smooth without having to enroll it in a How to Flirt at Bars dating class.