Fall 2020

Same-Day Satisfaction

Dental implant protocol restores retired bus driver’s lost smile. Thirty-three years ago, New York native Robert Ballas left the big city and headed to Florida. One of the first things Robert did upon arrival in the Sunshine State was look for employment. He didn’t have to look for very long. With his Same Day Teeth, Robert can eat pain-free again. “I put in applications at multiple companies, and one of the first to reply was the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority,” so I went w...

Time Used Wisely

Once-a-week, slow-cadence workouts safe, effective during pandemic. They didn’t start dating each other until a few weeks after graduating from high school, so Jeanette and Karl Kudick never considered themselves high school sweethearts. They have been sweethearts ever since, though. Jeanette and Karl say their 20 Minutes to Fitness workouts are moreconvenient and more effective than traditional workouts. “There was a very popular song out when we started dating called Too Youn...

Perilous Position

Stem cell therapy regenerates dentist’s neck and fingers. Tampa native Vivian Medina, DDS, has been interested in health care since she was a teenager. So when she got the chance, she attended Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska, then turned her education into a lengthy career. Dr. Medina, who chose dentistry over medicine, prepares to treat a patient. “The fact that dentistry allows more flexibility for home and children made it more appealing to me than ...

Bundle of Joy

Combo treatment brings long-sought relief, reduces need for opioids. Wayne Bloomberg, 68, is a native of western New York. When he was a young man, he didn’t have enough money for college, so his uncle got him a job repairing farm machinery. Wayne’s career as a heavy equipment mechanic evolved from that humble beginning. When CBD was added to Wayne’s treatment regimen,it helped relieve his chronic headaches, back and neck pain. “New York didn’t pay very well for farm equipme...

Blessing for the Eyes

Astigmatic patient is glasses-free following cataract surgery. Influenced by her teachers at school, Dolores Wehle was only 7 years old when she discovered what she wanted to do with her life. Dolores Wehle “I knew I wanted to be a nun,” Dolores shares. “The sisters who taught me at school made an impression on me. I felt something calling me to be just like them, and as I grew, the call grew.” A Tampa native, Dolores was still a teen when she answered that calling, joining a con...