Spring Issue 2019

Arrested Development

Minimally invasive laser treatment stops periodontal disease. Syracuse, New York native John Eastman decided at a relatively early age that the cold, snowy Northeastern winters weren’t for him, so about eight years ago, he and his wife packed up their lives and moved to Florida. John Eastman Now an inventory specialist for Charlotte County Fire and EMS, John currently spends not only his winters but every other season making sure the fire trucks, ambulances and animal control t...

Strike Force

Trauma is little-known cause of venous disease. As a police officer in his native New Jersey, Bob Stubbins was involved in a high-speed chase in 1997 that ended in a serious accident. He received severe injuries that required several surgeries and caused him to take a medical retirement in 2002, when he moved to Florida. “I ended up with lymphedema, or heavy swelling, in my legs after one of my surgeries,” Bob recalls. “The doctors had me using one of those compression pumps with the bo...

Pain Free at Last

Minimally invasive procedure provides long-sought relief. Included in the 18 years Michael Herman spent serving his country in the US Army were several harrowing days during which the former buck sergeant had a front row seat for some of the largest tank battles of the First Gulf War in Iraq. “We were connected to a tank unit because we hauled ammunition,” Michael says of the 15-man squad he led. “We were no more than twenty yards from some of those tanks at times, and let me tell you, i...

Pain Relief Realized

Spine surgery averted with noninvasive stretching protocol. Ken Hambrock is the third generation to run the electrical company that’s been in his family since 1927. He’s currently in the process of handing the reins of the Fort Wayne, Indiana institution to his two sons. Sedative Stretching has Ken playing pain-free golf. The transition is what keeps Ken busy during the spring, summer and fall, which he spends in Indiana. During the winter months, Ken lives in Florida, where he gol...

Shattered Masses

Kidney stones obliterated using sound wave technology. On a pleasant afternoon in early November, Luz Jimenez was enjoying a fun fall adventure at Walt Disney World®. She was hosting family members visiting from her native Colombia. Suddenly, she was hit with excruciating pain. It was so severe, it forced the 58-year-old mother of three to rush to the nearest hospital. ESWL resolved Luz’s painful kidney problem without surgery. “I was in the park when I started to feel the pain...

Are You at Risk for a Hernia?

Learn the facts and figures in this Q&A. Nearly one out of every ten people will suffer some type of a hernia during their lifetime, and while hernias most often occur in men over the age of 40, women and children are not immune. Men, women and children alike can develop hernias as a result of heavy lifting, straining, coughing or any unusual stress that causes a sudden increase of intra-abdominal pressure. That’s why more than a million hernia repairs are performed each year in the...

Get Going with GAINSWave®

Drug-free, noninvasive therapy is effective option. Patrick* is the man. He’s a motorcycle-riding hearing aid specialist from New Jersey. He’s been living in Florida for 28 years and working in the hearing aid business for more than half of them. At 60, he doesn’t consider himself old, but the diabetes he’s been battling for 15 years was beginning to affect his abilities in the bedroom. GAINSWave treatments help stimulate stem cells and break up scar tissue and plaque. “Things we...

Private: Eye Floater Laser

Scott Geller, MD, teaches the technique worldwide. “Laser treatment of eye floaters is fascinating,” says Scott Geller, MD, a board-certified ophthalmologist with a specialty clinic in Fort Myers. “I look forward to doing this every day. And our reputation has become worldwide with the advent of the internet. We’ve had a steady flow of patients from Europe, Canada, and even Russia, China, Arabia, and Israel.” Scott L. Geller, MD Dr. Geller can rightly claim to have started this n...

Private: Eliminate Hammertoes

Ellie Cherwick says she always hated her feet. “I’ve always had problems with them, and I never have liked the way they look,” Ellie laments. Ellie is happy toshow off her feet. Over the years, Ellie developed hammertoes, a condition that runs in her family. Her mother and daughter also have them. “I never had much pain until recently they started hurting,” Ellie shares. “I used to be able to wear closed-toe shoes, and it wasn’t uncomfortable. Mostly, I just hated the way they l...