Dr. M. Farooq Ashraf mastered the excimer laser as a member of the faculty at Johns Hopkins University, and he now wields the ultramodern tool as he adds to his career tally of more than 35,000 LASIK procedures. As founder and medical director of Atlanta Vision Institute, he draws upon his skills as a board-certified ophthalmologist to correct nearsighted, farsighted, and astigmatic vision with refractive surgery. In addition to giving the gift of sight, Dr. Ashraf gives back to the community by supporting local charities and providing discounted services to financially strapped Cyclopes.
Woolfson Eye Institute’s founder and medical director Dr. Jonathan Woolfson is a board-certified ophthalmic surgeon who has performed more than 70,000 laser vision-correction procedures. Such clinical experience has helped him earn the trust of other medical professionals; he has performed more than 300 surgeries on his fellow eye doctors and trained and certified more than 100 North American LASIK surgeons. He has also fine-tuned the eyesight of professional athletes, including Ovie Mughelli, Curtis Lofton, and Kroy Biermann of the Atlanta Falcons.
Dr. Woolfson draws upon this extensive experience each time he customizes a laser procedure to his patients’ needs. He and his staff of doctors begin every treatment with in-depth consultations, where they determine the lasers, instruments, and novelty sound effects needed to successfully enhance eyesight. Once they’ve completed their procedures, they also offer eligible patients a Lifetime Assurance Plan, granting them free lifetime access to any fine-tuning surgeries.
Founded by Dr. Stephen Joffe and Craig Joffe, a father-and-son team who used LASIK eye surgery to correct their own vision, Joffe MediCenter has four locations across the country where expert ophthalmologists use advanced diagnostics to conduct each custom wavefront LASIK surgery. Treatment begins with a free, noninvasive examination with Bausch & Lomb Orbscan and Zywave mapping systems—derived from technology developed for astronomy and physics applications. They generate a 3-D model of each eye, which, like a fingerprint or favorite line from The Princess Bride, is unique to each person.
The highly advanced custom Wavefront LASIK treatments employ an array of meticulously calibrated lasers and microsensors to execute a precise, individually tailored sight correction for every patient, allowing many patients to return to work the next day. Post-treatment, many patients boast clearer vision than they had when relying on contacts, glasses, or vintage View-Masters.
A graduate of Duke University and the Medical College of Georgia, cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Edwin C. Pound knows his way around the operating room. But it's his friendly bedside manner that helps clients feel most at ease when deciding on an elective surgery or other aesthetic procedure. Dr. Pound takes time to explain all of his services thoroughly, working with patients to decide the treatment plan that best fits their needs.
He and his staff address cosmetic concerns across the body, from face-lifts to breast augmentation to liposuction. They also provide less invasive services, such as injectables for clients looking to diminish fine lines and permanent makeup for those who want to speed up their morning routine.
When it comes to feet, there isn't much Dr. Jason Morris and Dr. Patricia Whitmore wouldn't do to keep them in shipshape. With a new PDR digital x-ray machine in tow, the team is well equipped to address a variety of podiatric concerns such as broken ankles, foot fractures, sports injuries, and arthritis pain. Both doctors also hold special privileges at local hospitals for when remedies call for surgical intervention. Dr. Morris keeps tootsies free of pain, nail fungus, and rabid bunny slippers with his arsenal of noninvasive lasers, while Dr. Whitmore oversees the medical-grade pedicures and pampering at the clinic's foot spa.
Tasha Roberts, the proprietor, certified colon hydrotherapist, and instructor at Hadiya Wellness, has long been dedicated to holistic health. The former owner of a California colon-hydrotherapy training school, Roberts continues to train students for careers in eliminating toxins from the body. At Hadiya Wellness, she helms colonics, herbal body wraps, and ionic foot detoxes, striving to bring each client's energy level up to that of a caffeinated puppy. Their recently expanded space now includes two treatment rooms as well as two treatments systems.