Board-certified surgeon Dr. Jay Richardson and his staff remove the marks of aging on the face, body, and legs with both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. During the free consultation that precedes treatments, patients chat with body experts to discuss beautifying options such as IPL photorejuvenation or chemical peels. Dr. Richardson, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, oversees noninvasive treatments such as laser, IPL and sclerotherapy to handle unsightly veins.
In 1986, Dr. Vincinet Pennipede, O.D was fresh out of the military and opening up his first office off of Highway 69. There, he put in long hours and built a base of clients. Today, he oversees a team of eight optometrists and 35 qualified employees at five offices in the Kansas City area. Patrons peruse each warmly-lit furnished studio's collection of frames from high-end labels such as Silhouette and Coach. In-office labs create futuristic lenses of high-index plastic or hybrid Trivex quickly for patrons who need to return to work or judge a beauty pageant for snowflakes. Children protect their new specs with the store's Kid's Promise warranty, and adults consult with experienced doctors on the benefits of refractive surgery and restorative treatments for aging eyes.
This wellness hub's mission is pain relief, and its approach is rooted in hands-on care—literally. Eschewing drugs and surgery for gentler methods, the doctors use their digits to restore and balance spines, nimbly realigning runaway joints, coaxing ligaments back into place, and restoring hats that have fallen off heads. They specialize in active-release techniques, which target tendons and nerves along with muscle tissue. Other methods include traditional chiropractic, kinesio taping, and rehabilitative exercise.
Though they specialize in diverse fields—Rolfing, massage therapy, and acupuncture, to name a few—the team members at Kinetikos Bodywork Therapy work together to balance the body’s internal systems and eliminate roadblocks on the pathway to physical and mental well being. The center’s certified Rolfers work to improve skeletal alignment through holistic fascial-manipulation techniques that approach the body as an integrated structure. In the same spirit, craniosacral therapists work with the bones of the skull to manipulate the central nervous system, and acupuncturists tap into the body’s regenerative abilities with strategically placed needles. Not to be outdone, the center’s massage experts also draw in clients thanks to their diversified skills, which encompass deep-tissue pressure and sports techniques designed to assuage muscles injured while sprinting across fields or walking through batting cages.
As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Gary McEwen looks after the health of his patients' skin, hair, and nails. He and the team at Lee's Summit Dermatology Associates address both medical concerns—such as skin cancer, warts, and allergies—and aesthetic issues, including unwanted tattoos, spider veins, and wrinkles.
A team of nine family practitioners supported by experienced physician assistants and nurse practitioners treat patients at Stonecreek Family Physicians. Founded in 1999, the office provides routine physicals and preventive care as well as immunizations, nutrition counseling, newborn and pediatric care, and Botox injections.