Spring 2020

Two for One

Stem cell therapy has relieved Carolyn’s knee and back pain. Regenerative medicine technique restores arthritic knee, spinal joints. Carolyn Zehendner, 82, spent most of her adult life as a homemaker and stay-at-home mom. But she also worked two ten-year stints outside the home before her children were born and after they were grown. Both times, Carolyn was employed at the diagnostics division of Bayer Pharmaceuticals in her hometown of Elkhart, Indiana. “My husband and I raised our c...

Heated Discussion

Denervation procedure alleviates chronic shoulder, arm pain. Patrice*, 61, relocated to Florida from her native Philadelphia, Pennsylvania seven years ago when her husband, a physician, accepted a new directorship at a large medical practice in Tampa. The couple considered the area’s warm, sunny climate a bonus. “Getting out of the cold winter weather was something my husband and I thought about,” Patrice admits. “He looked for positions in places that were nice and warm, so when this ...

Lifting the Fog of Depression

TMS has helped Mishelle enjoy life again Nonsurgical, drug-free therapy restores passion for life. To say that Mishelle Delfrate was once a fitness fanatic would be a bit of an understatement. For this 54-year-old native of El Paso, Texas, fitness was never just a pastime or even a passion. It was a way of life. “It pretty much encompassed my life,” Mishelle confirms. “I was a Zumba® instructor and a yoga instructor, and for years, that was where I drew most of my friends from and w...

Image of Health

Point-of-care ultrasound proves invaluable. Dr. Profet performs a point-of-care ultrasound exam. Already weary from a long day of work, the last thing Mario Profet, MD, wanted to do on the night in 2006 that he traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico was stop and visit friends on his way to Guayama, where he was scheduled to take a licensing exam the next day. “I was very tired, and it’s a two-hour drive from San Juan to Guayama, but because my plane arrived a half-hour earlier than pl...

Goodbye Eyeglasses

Clear vision ReSTOR®ed through cataract surgery. Brenda is seeing glasses free following her “effortless” cataract surgery. For the past four years, Brenda Lovell has been her own boss. She owns a consulting company through which she offers executive business coaching. She also serves as a consultant to various nonprofit organizations in the Tampa Bay area. Brenda helps leaders and organizations achieve excellence, however they define it. “I’ve been an executive for global nonpr...

A Fantastic Experience

Once-a-week workouts reduce pain, increase strength and mobility. Alena (left) keeps a watchful eye on Denise as she completes her workout. Denise McQuillen grew up just outside of Indianapolis, Indiana, where basketball is more of a religion than a sport. Oddly, basketball is one of the few sports this self-proclaimed tomboy never played during her youth. “I’m only five feet two inches tall now as an adult, so basketball was not a good sport for me,” says Denise, now 68. “But I was a...

One and Done

Single implant among restoration options for replacing failing or missing teeth. Implant surgery put the finishing touches on Michelle’s flawless smile. Michelle Wireman is a busy mom, an active runner and a dedicated health care professional who has spent the past 21 years literally breathing life into people who struggle with one of the body’s most critical functions. “I’m a respiratory therapist,” Michelle explains. “I operate life-support machines, give breathing treatments and pr...

Private: Double Jointed

Stem cell therapy relieves lower back, knee pain. Some people know early in life what they want to do for a career, and they follow clear paths to reach their goals. That wasn’t the case for Geraldine Duez. Her path wasn’t clear. For years, Geraldine worked in various capacities before finally finding her calling as a certified nursing assistant (CNA). Geraldine Duez “I started out working as a beautician and did that for a while,” Geraldine relates. “Then, I went to work in a facto...

Private: Peptide Positives

Unique treatment detoxifies and restores cells to full function. Jeanine Doiron is a hardworking woman with two careers. On one hand, she’s the mother of three active children. Her oldest, a daughter, is 18 and just graduated high school. Her middle child, a daughter, is 15, and her youngest, a son, is 11. Caring for her kids keeps her busy, but that’s not all she does. Jeanine Doiron “I work for my father’s optometry practice,” Jeanine discloses. “I do all of the medical claims a...

Eye Floater Laser

Scott Geller, MD, teaches the technique worldwide. With more than 20,000 documented eye floater laser sessions completed, Dr. Scott Geller, a board-certified ophthalmologist, has the largest and longest clinical series of eye floater laser sessions in the United States, and probably worldwide. Dr. Geller has performed more than 20,000 documented eye floater laser sessions. “I became interested in this niche ophthalmic specialty after I was trained by the professors in Swit...
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