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Health and Wellness

Aesthetician

An aesthetician can help make you into the best version of yourself with hair and skin care, facials and complete makeovers. In Tulsa, Gabriel Horn has been in the business for 27 years and has multiple licenses to assist with everything you need. Laura Downey at Skin Care Institute exhibits hard work and determination to keep her clients happy. Lee Behling is an owner of Bella Vita Spa and Salon, where the goal is a one-stop day destination for beauty, and Skin Renewal of Tulsa offers chemical peels, laser treatments and more.

Skin Care Institute, Best Dermatologist/Best Medical Spa/Best Aesthetician (Tulsa). Photo courtesy Skin Care Institute

In Oklahoma City, Vanessa Smith at Premier Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics offers excellent customer service and unique techniues. Smith’s colleague Caitlin Kellam also works hard to ensure every client is happy with his or her results. At Injectable Aesthetics, owner and nurse Natausha Spears has been in the cosmetics industry for 14 years.

Cancer Center

Oklahoma has numerous cancer centers that have received national distinction. In Tulsa, Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s Southwest Regional Medical Center tailors its treatment to you and your needs. The Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute has a large number of cancer specialists ready to help you fight.

In Oklahoma City, the Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is the state’s only comprehensive academic cancer center. ProCure Proton Therapy Center uses new and innovative technologies to fight the disease, and INTEGRIS Cancer Institute prides itself on having more survivors of more types of cancer than anywhere else in Oklahoma.

Chiropractor

Chiropractors can relieve back pain and related aches, as well as align and decompress, and Oklahoma has many from which to choose. In Tulsa, Dr. Chuck Zoellner of Zoellner Chiropractic is an athlete who uses his experiences in sports to help his patients. Dr. Brian Roadhouse at Roadhouse Chiropractic has been adjusting and manipulating spines since 1983. Dr. Justin Snyder of Snyder Chiropractic and Acupuncture emphasizes prevention and education. Dr. Andrea Javersak at Dr. Andrea’s Chiropractic and Spinal Decompression helps patients nourish their bodies with nutrional advice. Dr. Jack Sibley of Sibley Chiropractic Clinic uses his personal experiences with severe headaches to empathize and relieve his patients.

In Edmond, Dr. Harmony White of Harmony Chiropractic in Edmond has helped people live pain-free since 2004. Dr. Joshua Spears at Spears Chiropractic, also in Edmond, has helped members of the Kansas City Chiefs football team. In Mustang at Action Chiropractic, Dr. Jamey Little also uses exercise rehabilitation and physiotherapy.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Best Cancer Center (Tulsa). Photo courtesy Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon

Changing the outside can make one feel better about the inside. Dr. Angelo Cuzalina at Tulsa Surgical Arts is in demand as a lecturer and teacher around the world. Dr. Ladd Atkins at Face and Body Medical Aesthetics wishes to revitalize your mind and body. Dr. Bradley Garber at E. Bradley Garber Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery puts an emphasis on harmonizing the physical and spiritual, and Dr. Bryan Whitlock of Whitlock Cosmetic Center encourages his patients to be active participants in their medical journeys.

In OKC, Dr. Juan Brou at Premier Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics presides over the Oklahoma chapter of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Tim Love at Dr. Tim R. Love Plastic Surgery has more than 30 years of experience as a cosmetic surgeon, and Dr. Lori Hansen focuses on facial plastic surgery and advocates for women’s rights at the Face to Face Domestic Violence. Dr. Derek Shadid of Shadid Plastic Surgery and Associates pays close attention to the small details, so you’ll get the results you desire.

Dr. Juan Brou, Premier Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, Best Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon/Best Aesthetician/Best Medical Spa (OKC). Photo by Brent Fuchs

Dentist

Dental health is vital to one’s overall health, and Oklahoma has recognized leaders in the field. In Tulsa, Dr. Mike Hinkle at Utica Dental is changing the game with his expert Invisalign and Lumineers techniques. Dr. Mark Davis at Perfect Smile Tulsa wishes to improve the quality of life for his patients. Dr. Mike Kincaid of Kincaid Family Dental has practiced since 1979 and works alongside his son. Tulsa Precision Dental offers personalized service with a smile, and Berkshire Dental Group in Broken Arrow features the talents of highly-trained dentists.

Dr. Lee Eliot at Parkside Dentistry in Edmond believes in continuing education to stay on top of evolving technologies. Dental Depot has nine locations in metropolitan OKC. Dr. Gary Dempsey focuses on issues related to misaligned jaws, sleep apnea and craniofacial pain. Aspen Dental has three locations in OKC along with excellent service.

Dermatologist

Glowing skin is a major enhancement in the way you perceive your appearance. In Tulsa, Dr. Jeff Alexander, owner of Skin Care Institute, is chairman of the Department of Dermatology at Saint Francis Hospital. Dr. Lynn Anderson at Midtown Dermatology has been serving Tulsans since 1987. Tulsa Dermatology Clinic has been in operation for 50 years and has six medical doctors on staff. Dr. David Minor at Skin Renewal of Tulsa takes a comprehensive approach with both medical and cosmetic dermatological treatments. The Center for Dermatology, with four medical doctors on board, treats a host of skin problems and diseases.

Dr. Michael John began the Edmond Dermatology Clinic in 1990 after four years in the U.S. Air Force as a dermatologist and five years in private practice. In Oklahoma City, Dr. Mark Dawkins of Dawkins Dermatology Associates strives to create a brighter complexion for every client, and Dr. Pamela Allen is part of the OU Physicians network while also practicing at the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Family Physician

One’s go-to for medical advice is the family physician. Dr. Joe Reese at Warren Clinic in Tulsa has practiced internal medicine for 34 years. Dr. Brent Laughlin of the Omni Medical Group makes sure every patient is heard, and Dr. Gerard McNulty serves Tulsans at the Warren Clinic daily.

At the Mercy Clinic in Edmond, Dr. Michael Olay builds a partnership with his patients. Dr. Joey Fowler of the INTEGRIS system in OKC has a passion for caring for people, and Dr. S. Dean Brown of INTEGRIS will ensure all family members get the service and treatment they deserve.

Photo by Miller Photography; yoga mats courtesy Lululemon Athletica

Health Club/Gym

Getting and staying fit are keys to maintaining overall health. Health Zone at Saint Francis in Tulsa is a medically based facility with exercise specialists readily available. St. John Siegfried Health Club is a 72,000-square-foot comprehensive fitness and wellness center. Sky Fitness and Wellbeing has three locations in metropolitan Tulsa, and Life Time Fitness offers its customers a personalized and scientific approach to long-term health and wellness.

In OKC, Gold’s Gym offers three locations with a wide variety of equipment. 10GYM focuses on providing a full amenity health club at an affordable price. YMCA Healthy Living Center – INTEGRIS offers fitness options for people of any age or fitness level.

Health Insurance

When you have a medical emergency, you need a health insurance company you can trust. CommunityCare offers plans for seniors, small businesses and large companies. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma has more than 70 years of experience. GlobalHealth is an Oklahoma-based and -operated HMO, and UnitedHealthcare offers an array of policies to Oklahomans.

Home Health Service

Home health care can be a critical tool to maintaining health, and Maxim Healthcare Services is a favorite among our Tulsa readers for its compassionate care. Interim HealthCare of Tulsa is a national organization that provides many home health options in Tulsa. Oxford Healthcare has highly trained nurses that provide care throughout Green Country. Visiting Angels is a favorite among our Tulsa and OKC readers for providing personal care and many other services for people in need of assistance.

In OKC, Choice Home Health provides in-home care as well as palliative and private day care, and Alliance Oklahoma Home Health is committed to quality care and a postitive patient experience.

Hospice

The best hospices can be a strong support in difficult times, and our Tulsa readers turn to Grace Hospice for its compassionate care and grief support workshops. Hospice of Green Country is committed to providing expert care to patients and their loved ones, and Saint Francis Hospice’s staff is committed to treating each patient with dignity.

In OKC, INTEGRIS Hospice House offers patient-centered end-of-life care, nurturing and support for patients and families in a comfortable atmosphere. Mercy Home Health and Hospice is trusted by our OKC readers for their high level of care, and Crossroads Hospice embraces a philosophy of celebrating life and helping patients enjoy the time they have left.

Hospital

Choosing the right hospital for your care is an important part of maintaining or improving your health. Saint Francis Health System has a comprehensive offering in services for all your health care needs and a friendly, helpful staff. St. John Health System provides care with cutting-edge technology and an expert staff, and Hillcrest HealthCare System is also a favorite for its dedication to patients.

In OKC, INTEGRIS Health has a stellar reputation for high-quality care. Mercy Hospital receives high marks for its excellent and energetic staff. Norman Regional Health System and OU Medical Center are also preferred hospitals among our readers.

Medical Spa

Medical spas provide an oasis from the daily stress of life. Skin Care Institute Medical and Wellness Spa in Tulsa provides men and women with state-of-the-art products and services. Utica Square Skin Care offers many services for the correction of benign skin irregularities. BA Med Spa and Weight Loss Center and Emerge Medical Day Spa are also favorites among Tulsa readers for their variety of services, cutting-edge technologies and friendly staffs.

Premier Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics in OKC offers a variety of nonsurgical and surgical procedures for its patients. Bliss Medical Spa allows its clients to relax, restore and rejuvenate with the help of a friendly staff, and Genesis Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa serves both men and women wanting to look and feel their best.

Nursing Home

When finding a nursing home for a loved one, it’s important to look for one that fits your unique needs. In Tulsa, Saint Simeon’s is located on 50 acres that include vibrant gardens, patios and a koi pond. Broken Arrow Nursing Home receives top marks for its caring and compassionate staff, and  University Village has been providing a wide range of senior living options for more than 40 years.

Brookdale Senior Living Solutions is a favorite option in OKC for its expertise and experience. Legend Senior Living works to accommodate any and all needs, and Bellevue Health and Rehabilitation Center combines excellent customer service and high quality care.

OB/GYN

Women need a doctor they can trust with their unique health care needs, and Tulsa turns first to Dr. Melanie Blackstock for her knowledge in all aspects of women’s health. Dr. Lynn Frame of Utica Women’s Specialists also offers excellent care for her patients, and Dr. Cole Nilson at Tulsa Women’s Health Care is one to trust for your health care needs.

Dr. Anthony Shanbour in OKC has nearly 30 years of experience and is a top choice among our readers. Dr. Lacy Parker is known for her expertise and caring bedside manner, and Dr. Darren Goff is one of the most experienced surgeons in Oklahoma utilizing robotic technology.

Ophthalmologist

Protecting your eyes is a key component to overall wellness, and Triad Eye Institute offers a wide range of services to keep your vision in top shape. The Eye Institute, formerly known as Tulsa Eye Institute, has been providing high quality eye care since 1986. EyeCare Associates of South Tulsa has a friendly, helpful staff and experienced doctors.

Dean McGee Eye Institute in OKC is a national leader in ophthalmology, known for both its patient care and research. Eye Care Oklahoma provides both medical and routine vision care, and Dr. Jeffrey Shaver of Epic Vision provides expert care for every degree of vision impairment.

Optometrist

Whether you need a routine vision check or care for something more serious, you need an optometrist you can trust. Dr. Blane Snodgrass is one of the most experienced and trusted optometrists in Tulsa and is a top pick among our readers. Dr. Robert Zoellner of Robert H. Zoellner and Associates offers one-hour service with the personal service and care of a family eye doctor, and Dr. Denise Roddy of Advanced Eye Care specializes in the use of medically necessary contact lenses to help people who have lost vision because of disease or injury.

Dr. Chase Hunter of Within Sight Vision Center is trusted in OKC for providing expert care. Dr. Phil Clayton of TSO Optical provides vision checks and modern, contemporary eyewear. Dr. Anita Le of Elite Eye Care offers top-notch care with a friendly support staff.

Orthodontist

Having a great smile keeps you looking your best and can boost your confidence. Dr. Mark Andregg offers services for every need, including braces, teeth whitening and TMJ treatment. Cooper Chockley Orthodontics gets great results with state-of-the-art technology. The Brace Place serves every patient with a smile and high quality service, and Dr. Michael Hosier of Hosier Orthodontics combines current technology with personal care for a first-rate experience.

In OKC, Dr. Peter Kierl of Kierl Orthodontics offers clear braces, Invisalign and the SureSmile System. Dr. Brian Amy of Orthodontic Associates takes pride in helping create healthy, beautiful smiles, and Dr. Heath Whitfield of Edmond Pediatric and Teen Dentistry creates a modern, fun environment to shape a positive experience for children.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Bone and joint health is a key element to staying healthy and active as we age. Dr. Yogesh Mittal and Dr. Greg Holt of The Orthopaedic Center and CORE Medical Group utilize the latest technology and take pride in their patients feeling their best after treatment. Dr. Ron LaButti of Central States Orthopedic Specialists is one of Tulsa’s top hip and knee surgeons and provides individualized care for each patient. Dr. Brad Boone of Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center and Dr. Bryan Hawkins of Central States Orthopedic Specialists are also highly trusted orthopedic surgeons in Tulsa who provide expert care in getting patients back on their feet as quickly as possible.

In OKC, Dr. Scott M. de la Garza of Bone and Joint Hospital at St. Anthony and Oklahoma Sports and Orthopedics Institute is a spine surgery specialist providing comprehensive cervical and lumbar spine care. McBride Orthopedic Hospital serves the community by providing access to excellent orthopedic care. Dr. David Teague of OU Physicians provides great patient care and is actively involved in teaching and research.

Pediatrician

Pediatricians play an important role in the future health of children. Dr. Kristin Stevens understands the importance of providing individualized care for your child in a comfortable environment. The doctors and staff at South Tulsa Pediatrics are dedicated to your child’s health interests, and Dr. Alka Sood of Birth and Beyond Pediatrics has a warm family of physicians, nurses and staff ready to help.

In OKC, Dr. Sabrina Rice Olay of Mercy Hospital is dedicated to providing preventive care for children from birth through high school graduation. Just Kids Pediatrics offers high-quality pediatric care seven days a week with extended hours, and Dr. Laurie Kukas at INTEGRIS goes above and beyond to ensure every child gets the care he or she needs.

Pharmacy

When you’re not feeling well, you want your medications quickly and without hassle. Readers in both OKC and Tulsa turn to Walgreens for its multiple locations and convenient hours. CVS is also a favorite in both cities for fast and friendly service. The Apothecary Shoppe and Saffa Compounding Pharmacy are also favorites for providing custom orders and personalized solutions.

In OKC, Innovative Pharmacy Solutions provides compounding and services including hormone replacement consultations, clinical nutrition an a variety of health screenings.

Rehabilitation/Sports Medicine Center

Getting over an injury can be a frustrating process, but Tulsans trust Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center to make their rehabilitation process go as smoothly as possible. Excel Therapy has multiple locations and a wide array of services. Physical Rehabilitation Center of Tulsa and Tulsa Spine and Rehab are also renowned for their patient care and excellent results.

Oklahoma Spine Sports and Rehabilitation provides the highest quality care with a focus on complete independence. McBride Orthopedic Hospital in OKC is a physician-owned hospital dedicated to a high standard of care, and Sooner Physical Therapy provides individualized treatment with hands-on, compassionate care.

Spa

Tulsans looking for everything from a massage to skin care trust Jara Herron Medical Spa and Salon to make their spa care the best possible. Bella Vita Spa and Salon offers services for large parties, bridal showers and couple retreats. Spa Lux and Spa Southern Hills are also favorites in Tulsa.

Cottonwood Salon Spa strives to exceed expectations with exceptional care in Edmond. Eden Salon and Spa offers a wide array of options for your day of pampering, and Bella Strada Salon and Spa Suites offers excellent care in a serene and comforting Tuscan-inspired environment.

Therapist/Counselor 

A good therapist or counselor is someone you know you can turn to for help dealing with stressful situations. Chris Giles, MS, LMFT of Giles Family Therapy specializes in marital and family therapy. Breakthrough Counseling is a full service therapy that works with children and adults. Amy Kesner, Ph.D, LPC, LADC and Courtney O’Brien, Ph.D, MHR, LPC are both highly recommended among our Tulsa readers for their expert level of care.

In OKC, Becky Wahkinney, Ph.D helps her patients discover solutions to specific problems and find better ways to cope with difficult situations. Kristy M. Mitchell, LPC uses the latest clinical techniques to help patients learn to live a healthy lifestyle, and Allison Kennedy, LCSW of Edmondson Counseling Services has 14 years of experience helping people deal with life’s roadblocks.

Weight Loss/Weight Management Clinic

Having someone help you on your journey to losing weight can be the difference between success and failure. Weight Watchers is a favorite choice in Tulsa and OKC for its convenient options and locations. In Tulsa, BA Med Spa and Weight Loss Center offers medical weight loss programs with an individualized approach, and Slim Care helps people with the safest, easiest and most economical methods.

The Broadway Clinic helps create long-term changes that help people lose pounds and keep the weight off permanently, and OKC readers choose Absolutely Thin to make life transformations.

Yoga/Fitness

While yoga remains a popular, fun way to keep fit, many places are offering a variety of classes to accomodate people’s interests. Sculpt Tulsa offers a unique blend of ballet barre work and Pilates. Barre3 is a favorite in Tulsa and OKC, and Pure Barre offers classes for any level of experience. SALT Yoga and The Yoga Room receive praise from our Tulsa readers for their extensive class times and options.

Soul Yoga in OKC is open seven days a week and offers classes that help calm the mind and invigorate the body. Yoga at Tiffany’s offers hot yoga and a fresh air system to regulate carbon dioxide levels in the room. Body Mind Yoga combines a welcoming atmosphere and contemporary studio to promote health.

 


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