The Best of the Best 2014

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Aesthetician

A great aesthetician can give customers’ skin a newfound glow. Gabriel Horn, aesthetician at Tulsa’s Dr. Joey Manduano Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, has earned a great reputation and loyal clientele for his cutting edge treatments and professional manner. Laura Downey of Skin Care Institute offers spa therapies as well as skin treatments like dermaplaning and laser acne therapy. Lee Behling – an aesthetician and co-owner of Bella Vita Spa and Salon – provides clients with a wide range of services to improve skin texture and tone. Vanessa Velasquez brings her years of experience in treating skin to loyal customers at The Medical Spa in Oklahoma City. Brenda Livingston of Brenda Livingston Beauty & Aesthetics works with customers to achieve healthy and beautiful skin. Hadley Holliday is an aesthetician also at The Medical Spa and provides clients with a relaxing experience that yields results.

Chiropractor

When we feel out of alignment, sometimes it’s best to call a chiropractor to get us back in line. Dr. Chuck Zoellner of Zoellner Chiropractic utilizes traditional chiropractic techniques as well as physical therapy and massage to help reduce pain, speed healing and enhance performance. Dr. Chris Barnes of Tensegrity Chiropractic helps restore balance to the body through a variety of methods. Dr. Tim Cole of Integrated Physical Health specializes in techniques that enhance the health of athletes. He is also the team chiropractor for the Tulsa Drillers. Dr. J. Daniel Post of Post Chiropractic of Oklahoma City has a mission of helping patients regain spinal stability as well as educating them to maintain improved function. Dr. Wes Hill of Hill Chiropractic combines skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum. Dr. Kyle Griffith of Griffith Chiropractic & Nutrition believes that the pursuit for optimal wellness is a process of making healthy choices.

Dr. Kristen Rice and Karen Weidner of Utica Square Skin Care, Best Medical Spa. Photo by LSD Photography.

Dr. Kristen Rice and Karen Weidner of Utica Square Skin Care, Best Medical Spa.
Photo by LSD Photography.

Cosmetic or Plastic Surgeon

Procedures aimed at improving one’s self-esteem are on the rise. When considering cosmetic work, Dr. Angelo Cuzalina of Tulsa Surgical Arts can certainly answer questions. Specializing in both surgical and non-surgical procedures, Cuzalina and his team can help patients achieve optimal results. Dr. Joey Manduano of Manduano Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery is respected for his expertise in face-lifts, rhinoplasty surgery, breast reduction and augmentation and liposuction. Dr. Mark Mathers of the Tulsa Center for Plastic Surgery consults with patients to formulate a surgical plan that will meet realistic expectations. Dr. Tim Love in Oklahoma City offers both surgical and non-surgical solutions to patients seeking to combat the signs of aging. Dr. Michell Cohn of Cosmetic Surgical Arts & Rejuvenation of Oklahoma helps patients who are seeking procedures that will improve their physical looks. Dr. Juan Brou of The Medical Spa specializes in body contouring, breast enhancement and facial rejuvenation at his Oklahoma City clinic.

Dentist

We should see these medical professionals every six months to avoid big problems. Tulsa dentist Dr. Mike Hinkle of Utica Dental creates a spa-like atmosphere to provide relaxation and luxury for his patients. Dr. Chris Ward offers sedation dentistry and expertise in implant dentistry at his Tulsa area offices. Dr. Michael Kincaid is devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of a smile through appropriate and state-of-the-art procedures. Dr. Andrew Carletti of Carletti Dentistry specializes in family and cosmetic dentistry as well as orthodontics. Dr. Mark Argo’s patients continue to receive the highest level of care in advanced procedures including implants, Invisalign, sedation, and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Bert Johnson believes that smiles are an investment for a lifetime, and he aims to keep patients smiling big with top-notch dental care. Dr. J. Ashley Hancock of Classen Dental is committed to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of smiles using state-of-the-art procedures. Dr. Mary Casey-Kelly of CJ Dental Studio offers complete dental service in a relaxing atmosphere. Dr. Sterling Stalder and Dr. Mark Phan head the team at OKC Smiles, which provides cosmetic, sedation and implant dentistry to patients in the Oklahoma City area.

Dermatologist

Dr. Jeff Alexander of the Skin Care Institute in Tulsa treats skin disorders and provides skincare treatments, such as sclerotherapy for spider vein removal. Dr. Melissa Morgan is a board certified dermatologist who offers skin care services for both health and beauty. Dr. Lynn Anderson is trained in treating disorders of the skin, hair and nails in both pediatric and adult patients. Dr. Thomas Urice, of Duncan Urice & Gillum, M.D.s, treats patients with skin, nail and hair disorders in his Norman office. Dr. Blaine Lehr of The Dermatology Clinic treats all types of skin disorders with the latest, most advanced procedures available. Dr. Michael D. John of Edmond Dermatology Clinic sees patients afflicted with skin disorders including acne, rashes, eczema, skin cancers, fungus and others.

Family Physician

Dr. Jeffrey Galles is a family physician who is board certified in internal medicine and practices at Utica Park Clinic in Owasso. Dr. Jon Cox of Omni Medical Group receives rave reviews from patients for his attentiveness and bedside manner. Dr. Steven Wiseman of Tulsa Health Group sees adults and adolescents for a wide variety of needs. Dr. Robert Stepp of Deaconess Physicians is a family physician who cares for each member’s individual needs. Dr. J. Allan Metz is also a popular primary care physician in the Oklahoma City area who sees a wide range of patients. Dr. David E. Fisher is a family physician affiliated with INTEGRIS Health.

Health Club/Gym

Being fit and staying healthy is the best medicine for any patient. Health Zone at Saint Francis is a state-of-the-art fitness facility in Tulsa offering a variety of exercise equipment as well as exercise classes and various health programs. St. John Siegfried Health Club features fitness equipment, an indoor pool, classes and luxurious locker rooms. Sky Fitness & Wellbeing boasts two Tulsa-area locations complete with fitness machines and classes like yoga, Pilates, CrossFit and TRX Suspension Training. Life Time Fitness offers cardio equipment, personal training and group fitness classes. YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City offers 12 locations in the Oklahoma City metro area, each equipped with cardio machines, classes and more. INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center specializes in fitness programs for adults of all ages and physical conditions. Gold’s Gym, with two Oklahoma City locations, has plenty of classes as well as exercise equipment and certified personal trainers.

Health Insurance

Since health insurance is now a necessity, it’s important to research which company offers the best coverage for each individual. CommunityCare offers excellent coverage in a variety of plans. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma offers affordable individual and family plans. UnitedHealthcare has a large network of coverage for Oklahoma residents.

INTEGRIS Health, Best Hospital. Photo courtesy Integris Health.

INTEGRIS Health, Best Hospital.
Photo courtesy Integris Health.

Hospice

Hospice care is a deeply personal service for patients who need it. Grace Hospice provides dignity and quality of life to those who need its benefits. Hospice of Green Country has provided end-of-life care to Tulsa-area patients and their families for more than 25 years. Saint Francis Hospice delivers quality and compassionate end-of-life care for each patient. INTEGRIS Hospice House provides patient-centered health care in a home-like atmosphere. Lifecare Oklahoma’s mission is to enhance health, quality of life and peace of mind. Crossroads Hospice offers hospice and palliative care services to Oklahoma City patients.

Hospital

Hospitals are comprehensive campuses where one can experience a full range of health care, whatever the need. Saint Francis Health System is a Tulsa mainstay with specialty clinics and the metro area’s only children’s hospital. St. John Health System encompasses a hospital and surgical center as well as a women’s center, a neuroscience institute and a cancer center. Hillcrest HealthCare System provides specialty care and services to patients at its many clinics, including the Alexander Burn Center, the Oklahoma Heart Institute and the Peggy V. Helmerich Women’s Health Center. INTEGRIS Health offers specialty services to patients, including a fertility center, a heart hospital, a stroke center and a transplant institute. OU Medicine sits on a large campus just east of downtown Oklahoma City and features the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, The Children’s Hospital and the Stephenson Cancer Center. St. Anthony oversees several general and regional hospitals as well as the Bone and Joint Hospital and the St. Anthony Healthplex. Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City specializes in breast imaging and research, robotic surgery and cancer and stroke treatments. Deaconess Hospital delivers a full range of care to its patients and also boasts a short wait time in its emergency department.

Medical Spa

The professionals at Tulsa’s Utica Square Skin Care, owned and operated by Karen Weidner, offer correction of benign skin irregularities, Fraxel, Botox, Juvederm and numerous chemical peels. Skin Care Institute is a medical and wellness spa offering a wide range of medical procedures to improve the look of skin and reverse the signs of aging. BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center delivers monitored weight loss therapies as well as fillers and injections to improve skin’s appearance. Emerge Medical Day Spa utilizes laser treatments, medical facial peels and microdermabrasion to combat aging and sun damage. Advanced Aesthetics in Oklahoma City specializes in the usage of non-surgical laser treatments. Mariposa MedSpa has earned a high-level status with Allergan, the company that produces Botox and Juvederm injections, due to its high volume of happy customers. The Medical Spa and Dr. Juan Brou offers photofacial rejuvenation, chemical peels, Botox and CoolSculpting services, among many others.

Nursing Home

When loved ones need a high level of care, it’s sometimes best to look into nursing homes and skilled care facilities. Saint Simeon’s cares for patients both long- and short-term based on needs and also offers memory care services. University Village offers long-term care and is staffed 24 hours a day by nursing personnel and an on-call physician. Baptist Village of Owasso provides skilled nursing and memory support. Epworth Villa offers a continuum of care in Oklahoma City aiding residents in both short-term rehabilitation and advanced nursing services in friendly environments staffed by a caring team of professionals. Cedar Creek Nursing Center provides friendly and compassionate care while offering dignity and quality of life to residents. Sterling House residents receive around-the-clock care and services in a caring and gentle environment.

OB/GYN

OB/GYN physicians provide health care to women in a variety of specialties. In Tulsa, Dr. Melanie Blackstock treats women of all ages for everything from obstetrics to gynecologic surgery and hormonal issues. Dr. Lynn Frame of Utica Women’s Specialists is chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at St. John Medical Center and also sees patients for pregnancy and wellness exams. Dr. John Thompson has seen many patients through pregnancy, menopause and other conditions affecting women. Dr. Laura Mackie of Oklahoma City Gynecology & Obstetrics specializes in gynecology and gynecologic surgery. Dr. Lydia Nightingale practices obstetrics and gynecology as part of the OU Physicians team. Dr. Deborah Huff of Oklahoma City Gynecology & Obstetrics has clinical interests in infertility, laser surgery, menopause and normal and high-risk pregnancy.

Ophthalmologist

Doctors specializing in eye function can help correct problems and diagnose new ones. Dr. Dan Langley of EyeCare Associates of South Tulsa specializes in complex surgical procedures, including cataract, refractive and oculoplastic procedures. Dr. Mark Abel of Triad Eye Medical Clinic sees patients for cataracts, corneal transplants and laser and refractive surgery. Dr. Marc Goldberg of The Eye Institute specializes in cornea and external diseases as well as refractive surgery. Dr. Ned Reinstein of Reinstein Eye Associates sees patients for LASIK and cataract surgeries. Dr. Reagan H. Bradford Jr. of Dean McGee Eye Institute specializes in diseases of the retina and vitreous and has special interest in retinal detachment, ocular melanoma and ocular trauma, among others. Dr. Jay Johnston of Physicians Optical has treated patients with ophthalmologic disorders for almost 40 years in the Oklahoma City area. Dr. Gregory Skuta is president and CEO at Dean McGee Eye Institute and focuses on glaucoma and glaucoma clinical trials. Dr. Jay Leemaster of Eye Care Oklahoma treats patients with conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic eye care.

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Optometrist

Optometrists make sure that your eyes stay healthy and that corrective lenses are prescribed if needed. Dr. Blane Snodgrass at the Tulsa Eye Clinic has seen patients for more than 27 years in his office. Dr. Robert Zoellner of Robert H. Zoellner and Associates helps correct patients’ vision at two Tulsa locations. Dr. Denise Bode Johnson of Vision Source Owasso has been a leading provider of optometry services and vision care since 1992. Dr. Denise Roddy of Advanced Eye Care offers comprehensive diagnostic and vision correction services. Dr. Kevin Young of Dr. Kevin Young Optometry provides vision correction to Norman patients. Dr. Scott Cowell of Eyes, Ltd., has the goal of providing the highest quality eye care to patients at every stage of life. Dr. Lisa Mayes of Eye Care Oklahoma is part of a well-qualified team that provides primary eye care in the practice’s Moore office.

Orthodontist

A beautiful smile conveys confidence to the world. Dr. Mark Andregg of Dr. Andregg Orthodontics utilizes the latest technology in orthodontic treatments to correct dental problems. Dr. Lon Clendenen of Tulsa Braces by Dr. C offers Invisalign, traditional braces and retainer treatments for children, teens and adults. Dr. Anand N. Patel of The Brace Place treats orthodontic patients in both Tulsa and Claremore offices and accepts and files most insurance. The Brace Place in Edmond boasts two practitioners who help improve smiles. Dr. Jay Fitzgerald is an orthodontic specialist offering Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, Clarity and the Damon System of self-ligating braces. The five dentists at Orthodontic Associates offer treatments for teeth-straightening and correction.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Whether it’s a hip replacement or back treatment, orthopedic surgeons help our bodies return to full function. Dr. Ron LaButti of Central States Orthopedic Specialists in Tulsa specializes in hip and knee replacements. Dr. Greg Holt and Dr. Yogesh Mittal, both of The Orthopaedic Center, offer a wide range of orthopedic services utilizing the latest, state-of-the-art equipment and procedures. Dr. Scott Dunitz of Tulsa Bone & Joint Associates specializes in total joint replacement. Dr. Bradford Boone of Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center treats many sports injuries and injuries to the shoulder, elbow and knee. Dr. Kevin Hargrove of Orthopedic Solutions in Oklahoma City specializes in trauma and sports medicine and is the team physician for the United States National Softball Team as well as a U.S. Olympic physician. Dr. Brock Schnebel of McBride Orthopedic Hospital treats patients who are facing joint replacement in the shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle and hip. Oklahoma Sports & Orthopedics Institute has nine physicians treating orthopedic and sports medicine injuries at its six locations in the Oklahoma City metro area.

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Pediatrician

Little ones need special doctors. Tulsa pediatrician Dr. Patrick Daley has taken care of children for more than 30 years. Dr. Linda Murphy of Murphy Medicine receives high marks from current and former patients. Dr. Loren Miller is a Tulsa pediatrician who has treated many children over his years in private practice. Dr. Richard Stanford is a member of INTEGRIS Physicians and specializes in pediatrics, from birth to age 18. The physicians of Norman Pediatric Associates earn high marks for quality of care in routine health maintenance, sick visits and consultations for children’s health issues. Dr. Julie Morrow of Saints Pediatric Associates sees young patients in her Oklahoma City office.

Pharmacy

In Tulsa, Walgreens is a favorite pharmacy for its many convenient locations as well as drive-through pharmacy services. CVS offers fast and friendly service. The Apothecary Shoppe provides specialized compounding services to its customers. Walgreens is also a favorite in Oklahoma City due to its wide variety of over-the-counter medication and convenient refill services. CVS continues to open stores in Oklahoma City. Conrad Marr Drug is a locally owned pharmacy providing service in Yukon.

Spa

There are great places for retreat, even in an urban area. Bella Vita Spa and Salon offers spa services, including facials, massage and body wraps. Ihloff Salon and Day Spa is an Aveda spa that combines botanical products to help men and women overcome the effects of daily stress. Spa Southern Hills offers spa packages tailored to suit the needs of the recipient. Eden Salon & Spa in Oklahoma City specializes in skin treatments as well as manicures and pedicures and massages. Renaissance Salon & Spa offers massage, exfoliation and body wraps as well as nail and makeup services. Cottonwood Salon Spa delivers a variety of facials, manicures and pedicures and massage, among other services.

Therapist/Counselor

Sometimes, we just need someone to talk to. Chris Giles of Giles Family Therapy counsels both individuals and families during difficult or life-changing times. Dr. Courtney Linsenmeyer-O’Brien is a relationship counselor helping couples reconnect. Laura Kuester of Solutions Counseling is a Tulsa-based marriage counselor. Sarah Daves is a family and marriage counselor in Norman. Todd Ephraim, Ph.D., is a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in marriage conflict resolution, childhood and adolescent development and personal relationships. Larry DeLozier is a licensed professional counselor in the Norman area.

Weight Loss/Weight Management Clinic

Managing weight has never been harder or more important. Tulsans head to Weight Watchers to help manage their weight and health. Jenny Craig provides easy-to-prepare meals that make it simpler for those looking to shed pounds to do so. BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center specializes in weight-loss programs designed to produce maximum results in patients. Weight Watchers is also popular in Oklahoma City thanks to an easy points system and regular meetings that encourage accountability. Jenny Craig has a variety of weight loss programs that can work for many individuals. The Broadway Clinic specializes in HCG therapy, appetite suppressants and dietary supplements.

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