Spring 2022

Advanced Treatments For Venous Disease

Vein specialist calms fears after others misdiagnose her leg condition. Rita rested the first day after her vein treatment but then went right back to playing pickleball. Dominick’s Finer Foods has been a staple of the greater Chicago landscape since 1918, when the first store was opened by founder Dominick DiMatteo. Rita Olson made a valuable contribution to the grocery store chain’s epic history, devoting 23 years to a career with the Windy City icon. “I started out at the bo...

An Alternative To Heart Surgery

‘Natural bypass’ EECP opens collateral cardiac vessels, boosts circulation. Last year, Mitchell Smith sold his share of a popular meat market in Brooksville. Since then, the Plant City native has been keeping himself busy building outdoor grills and helping tend his landlord’s 100-acre farm. EECP has alleviated Mitchell's chest pain. “I’ve had the grill-making business since October,” elaborates Mitchell, 57. “I weld aluminum to the grill frames, which we then sell. We’ll put what...

Picture-Perfect Teeth In A Day

Protocol places implants and replacement teeth in one visit. Ellen also began a new career in the Sunshine State, returning to school to become a registered nurse. Though she worked mostly as a hospital floor nurse, Ellen concluded her career serving five years in the intensive care unit. Ellen Konof “I liked working in the ICU because I only cared for two or three patients and could really concentrate on them,” Ellen shares. “I knew when those patients were turning a corner, ...

Succeeding Where Others Failed

Advanced treatment protocol produces results in challenging cases. They’re quite common now, but in the early 1970s the first mixed-use skyscraper offering residential, office and retail space was built across the street from St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The money behind that project belonged to Aristotle Onassis, a Greek shipping magnate who named the iconic glass-walled building Olympic Tower and hired Joseph Martin to ensure that every apartment, shop and...

Pump Away Angina Pain

EECP improves blood flow to heart, easing cardiac discomfort. John Gore’s life has gone to the dogs. A retired law enforcement officer, John spent 22 of the 25 years he served with the Brooksville Police Department and Hernando County Sheriff’s Office working on K9 units, where he partnered with six dogs during his career.  “The K9 units are usually the guys that run into the woods with their dogs to track the bad guys running from the police,” John explains. “My dogs and I also did d...

Special Delivery

Unique protocol allows for placement of secured dentures in one day. Retired US Postal Service employee Wendy Johnson served for 13 years as a carrier in suburban Lutz. Curiously, she learned of the position through the mail.  “When we first moved to the Tampa area, I received a letter that said the Postal Service was really short of rural carriers,” Wendy remembers. “At the time, I was a stay-at-home mom. I thought being a postal carrier would be an interesting thing to do, so I ap...