The Best of the Best 2015

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Health and Wellness

Aesthetician

There are myriad ways that aestheticians can make us feel young again. Gabriel Horn at Dr. Joey Manduano Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery is renowned for his chemical peels, skin rejuvenation and other luxury spa services. Laura Downey at Skin Care Institute delivers peels, facials and other vital aesthetic services to her loyal clients. Pamela Klein practices at Skin Renewal of Tulsa and has a long list of clientele.

Vanessa Smith once again received the most votes in the Oklahoma City area for her work as Dr. Juan Brou’s aesthetician at The Medical Spa. She wins wows for procedures including peels, sculpting and hair removal. Suzanne Kelley of Bella Strada Salon provides excellent skin care and spa services to her loyal clients. Elena Fitzpatrick also works out of Bella Strada Salon.

Salt Yoga, Best Yoga/Fitness Studio. Photo by Natalie Green.
Salt Yoga, Best Yoga/Fitness Studio
Photo by Natalie Green.

Chiropractor

Need an alignment? Look no farther than the best chiropractors in the state. Dr. Chuck Zoellner of Zoellner Chiropractic focuses on high-quality chiropractic care as well as massage. Dr. John Sibley has his own practice, Sibley Chiropractic Clinic, and also has his own radio segment where he discusses new treatments. Dr. Chris Barnes of Tensegrity Chiropractic offers traditional services as well as cutting-edge techniques for his many patients.

Dr. J. Daniel Post of Post Chiropractic views chiropractic care as a complement to mainstream medical care. His goal is to help patients regain spinal stability and integrity. Dr. Wes Hill of Hill Chiropractic serves patients in the Edmond area with the most modern chiropractic equipment and technology. Edmond’s Odum Chiropractic Clinic rounds out top chiropractors in Oklahoma City.

Cosmetic or Plastic Surgeon

Whether it’s a nip and tuck or something more serious, there are great plastic and cosmetic surgeons in Oklahoma who are known to expertly perform procedures. Dr. Angelo Cuzalina of Tulsa Surgical Arts helps women and men to be their best selves. Dr. Arch Miller of Tulsa Plastic Surgery has patented materials that make reconstructive surgeries easier. He also specializes in nonsurgical procedures to help improve the body. Dr. E. Bradley Garber of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has been in practice in Oklahoma for more than 20 years and serves patients with a variety of needs. Dr. Mark Mathers of Tulsa Center for Plastic Surgery works with patients to meet their specific needs and desires.

Dr. Tim Love helps patients from all around the state with a variety of surgical needs, from hair transplants to cosmetic surgery. Dr. Juan Brou of The Medical Spa specializes in body contouring, breast enhancement and facial rejuvenation. Dr. Michell Cohn of Cosmetic Surgical Arts & Rejuvenation of Oklahoma offers everything from breast augmentation and non-surgical procedures to the popular mommy makeover.

Dentist

It’s important for overall health to take good care of your mouth. Dr. Mike Hinkle of Utica Dental serves Tulsa area patients with a variety of services, from standard cleanings to cosmetic procedures, including Invisalign and Lumineers. Dr. Chris Ward helps his patients achieve world-class smiles with preventative care as well as cosmetic procedures and implants. Dr. Michael Kincaid prides himself on making patients as comfortable as possible during all procedures. Dr. Andrew Carletti of Carletti Dentistry specializes in family dentistry as well as cosmetic dentistry, neuromuscular dentistry and implants. Dr. Mark Argo DDS of Owasso Sedation Dentistry offers preventative care as well as implant services and Invisalign.

Dr. Mary Casey-Kelly of CJ Dental has served the Oklahoma City area in her family dentistry practice that also offers cosmetic procedures, such as teeth whitening. Dr. J. Ashley Hancock of Classen Dental offers preventative care as well as restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Moore Smiles is a family dentistry practice that provides top-notch service to its clients.

Dermatologist

It’s the largest organ of the body, and the one that people see first. That’s why keeping our skin healthy is so important. Dr. Jeff Alexander of Skin Care Institute Medical & Wellness Spa uses the latest and greatest technologies and procedures to keep skin looking healthy and youthful. Dr. David Minor is the medical director of Skin Renewal of Tulsa and treats a wide range of ailments, including acne, rosacea, spider veins and more. Dr. George Monks of Tulsa Dermatology Clinic provides both medical and cosmetic services in the midtown Tulsa clinic.

Dr. Michael D. John of the Edmond Dermatology Clinic treats a wide array of skin problems, including raches, eczema, hives, contact dermatitis and more. He also uses the latest technologies to effectively treat severe psoriasis. Dr. Blaine Lehr of The Dermatology Clinic treats everything from acne to skin cancers using the latest and most advanced procedures. Dr. Urice Thomas of Duncan Urice & Gillum M.D.s practices in Norman and provides a wide range of services to his loyal clients.

Family Physician

There is a shortage of family physicians in Oklahoma, but luckily, there are very talented doctors helping us with everyday ailments. Dr. Brent Laughlin of Omni Medical Group practices as part of St. John Health System. Dr. Joe Reese is affiliated with Saint Francis’ Warren Clinic. Dr. Jeff Galles is part of Owasso’s Utica Park Clinic.

Dr. Allan Metz is an internist that serves patients in Oklahoma City. Dr. Robert Stepp of Deaconess Physicians provides care for the entire family. Dr. John Kootz of Physicians Group South is a family practitioner located in the south side of Oklahoma City.

Health Club/Gym

There are many places in the state to help you get fit. In Tulsa, Health Zone at Saint Francis tops the list for its wide variety of equipment as well as classes and trainers onsite. St. John Siegfried Health Club offers a range of classes, from spin to yoga, as well as cardio equipment and weights. Sky Fitness & Wellbeing and Life Time Fitness both provide the optimal environment for fitness in clean and high-tech facilities.

Gold’s Gym operates eight locations in the Oklahoma City metro area to help residents maintain good health. INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center offers classes, personal trainers and the latest cardio equipment for a fair membership fee. YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City continues to be a favorite in the Oklahoma City area due to its extensive fitness class offerings and amenable hours.

Judy Alexander of Skin Care Institute medical & Wellness Spa, Best Medical Spa. Photo by Natalie Green.
Judy Alexander of Skin Care Institute medical & Wellness Spa, Best Medical Spa
Photo by Natalie Green.

Health Insurance

Health insurance can be costly, but not having coverage can be financially devastating. Oklahoma-based CommunityCare offers a wide range of insurance options and coverage to those all around the country. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma provides comprehensive coverage to individuals as well as group plans to employers. UnitedHealthcare also receives high marks for its friendly ease of navigation and inclusive coverage.

Home Health Care

Whether it’s because we’ve had an accident, or we’re just growing old, home health care can be a valuable tool in returning to good health. Interim HealthCare is a national organization that provides skilled home health care in many cities, including Tulsa. Oxford Healthcare offers home health care services throughout northeast Oklahoma, with skilled nurses tending to patients. Senior Select offers everything from personal care and skilled nursing to companionship and help around the home. Right At Home provides in-home care and assistance to clients throughout the Tulsa area.

Encompass Home Health has five offices in the Oklahoma City metro area that offer skilled nursing as well as therapy and medical social work. Choice Home Health provides in-home care, as well as palliative and private duty care. Carter Healthcare is a national organization whose Oklahoma City offices focus on delivering outcome-based results through home health, home medical equipment and pharmacy services.

Hospice

Going into hospice care is a sad time for family, but it’s great to know that there are skilled employees helping to make your loved one comfortable. Saint Francis Hospice gives dignity to its patient’s last days of life. Grace Hospice provides top-quality care to patients while allowing them to spend quality time with family. Hospice of Green Country delivers compassion and help to those who are at the end stages of life.

INTEGRIS Hospice House soothes patients in a home-like setting. Mercy Home Health and Hospice gives dignity and compassion to those seeking end-of-life care. Deaconess Inpatient Hospice Care brings those with terminal conditions end-of-life care, lending support and grace.

Hospital

Hospitals house many necessary medical needs under one roof. In Tulsa, Saint Francis Health System earns the top spot for its comprehensive offering of physicians, specialists and other health professionals to patients. St. John Health System is also popular with Tulsans for its ease of location and knowledgeable physicians and staff. Hillcrest HealthCare System offers a wide variety of services as well as specialty clinics.

INTEGRIS Health received marks for being the best hospital in the Oklahoma City area. In addition to INTEGRIS Baptist, the healthcare organization offers clinics and secondary hospitals across the state. OU Medicine receives praise for its comprehensive care. This teaching hospital also has a children’s hospital and cancer clinic in addition to other specialty clinics. Mercy Health System rounds out the top three hospitals in Oklahoma City.

Medical Spa

When rejuvenation is necessary, both mind and body, it’s best to head to experts who can make you feel better. Skin Care Institute Medical & Wellness Spa offers nonsurgical procedures to leave you feeling your best. Utica Square Skin Care provides the latest technologies in skin resurfacing and nonsurgical procedures for optimal skin appearance. BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center offers a holistic approach to the mind and body, using both technology and food to leave a person feeling his or her best. Emerge Medical Day Spa is known for body contouring as well as injectables, acupuncture and makeup techniques.

The Medical Spa treats patients as family and provides both surgical and nonsurgical options as well as top-notch skin treatments and spa services. Genesis Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa serves both men and women who wish to enhance their appearance and feel refreshed. Advanced Aesthetics’ procedures include Botox, dermal fillers, hand rejuvenation, tattoo removal, weight loss and more.

Nursing Home

When a loved one can no longer care for themselves, the difficult decision becomes which nursing facility is most qualified to match their needs. Saint Simeon’s Episcopal Home in Tulsa provides top-quality care and an attentive staff of nurses, therapists and more. University Village provides long-term care with on-call physicians 24/7. Baptist Village of Owasso is renowned for its round-the-clock care and memory support.

St. Ann’s Nursing Home is a Catholic-affiliated nursing home in Oklahoma City with an attentive and caring staff and access to beautiful grounds. Sterling House residents enjoy skilled care in a nurturing environment. Spanish Cove treats residents with dignity, whether they are short- or full-time residents.

OB/GYN

Women have unique healthcare needs, and it’s great to know that knowledgeable doctors are ready to help. Dr. Lynn Frame of Utica Women’s Specialists is renowned for his gentle bedside manner and knowledge of overall women’s health. Dr. Melanie Blackstock treats patients as family and helps patients navigate through the stages of life. Dr. Ray Babb practices at Saint Francis Health System and helps keep women healthy.

Dr. Victoria Mills practices with Champion Women’s Health Specialists and serves women in Oklahoma in all matters of their health. Dr. Laura Mackie of Oklahoma City Gynecology & Obstetrics practices at Lakeside Women’s Hospital and has a clinical interest in gynecologic surgery. Dr. Lydia Nightingale of OU Physicians sees women with a wide variety of health issues and problems.

Ophthalmologist

Eyes are the windows to the soul, and no one knows that better than those whose career it is to study them. Dr. Dan Langley of EyeCare Associates of South Tulsa treats everything from cataracts to glaucoma and performs blade-free LASIK. Dr. Mark Abel of Triad Eye Medical Clinic specializes in surgical removal of cataracts as well as LASIK surgery. Dr. Ned Reinstein of Reinstein Eye Associates sees patients with all types of eye ailments, including cataracts and candidates for LASIK surgery.

Dr. Joshua Powell practices in Norman and offers laser vision correction, glaucoma treatment and cataract implants. Dr. Charles Bogie practices ophthalmology at INTEGRIS Health, where he treats patients with a variety of eye diseases and conditions. Dr. Jay Leemaster of Eye Care Oklahoma sees patients in Moore and beyond for ailments including cataracts and diabetic eye care.

braces-shutterstock_155131391Optometrist

Whether it’s for a checkup or something more serious, it’s best to have a trusted optometrist peer into your eyes. Dr. Blane Snodgrass offers routine eye exams as well as treatment of eye injuries and conditions at his Tulsa office. Dr. Robert Zoellner of Robert H. Zoellner and Associates sees patients at his two Tulsa locations for a variety of eye-related purposes. Dr. Norman Hinkle of Primary Eye Care has been in practice for nearly 50 years and works with patients considering laser eye correction as well as those with eye diseases and conditions. Dr. Denise Roddy of Advanced Eye Care provides full-service eye care to clients in Tulsa, including contact lens fittings and pediatric eye care.

Dr. Jason Pickard at Cornerstone Eyecare believes that sight is precious and provides services to ensure his clients’ vision stays as strong as possible. Dr. Kevin Young of Dr. Kevin Young Optometry is on the cutting edge of technology in the eye care industry to make sure his patients receive the best care possible. Dr. Cody Greenhaw sees patients at Lenscrafters inside Quail Springs Mall for everything from routine eye exams to eye injuries and diseases.

Orthodontist

Straight teeth can do more than provide a beautiful smile; they can enhance confidence and ensure that teeth stay as healthy as possible. Dr. Lon Clendenen at Tulsa Braces by Dr. C treats children, teens and adults with everything from traditional braces to Invisalign. The team of orthodontists at Owasso Orthodontics is trained in teeth alignment and bite correction. The Brace Place has two locations in the Tulsa metro area that treat patients of all ages. Dr. Mark Andregg of Dr. Andregg Orthodontics offers traditional orthodontics as well as TMJ treatment and tooth whitening.

The Brace Place in Edmond offers free consultations and serves patients who need braces and bite correction. Dr. Stuart B. Stephens practices in Yukon and treats teens and adults who need corrective therapy to make their smile the best. Craig and Streight Orthodontics is improving smiles at its two locatins in Norman and Mustang.

Orthopedic Surgeon

It may be a break, or it may just be pain. Either way, keeping bones healthy can ensure general health and wellbeing. Dr. Greg Holt and Dr. Yogesh Mittal at The Orthopaedic Center are two surgeons that provide top-notch care to Tulsans seeking help with a break, knee replacement or other issue. Dr. Scott Dunitz at Tulsa Bone & Joint Associates specializes in adult reconstruction surgery and total joint replacements. Dr. Ron LaButti of Central States Orthopedic Specialists sees patients in need of total joint replacement, arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of lower extremities and sports medicine.

Dr. Brian Clowers of Oklahoma Sports Orthopedic Institute specializes in foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Kevin Hargrove of Orthopedic Solutions specializes in sports- and work-related injuries and serves as a team physician for many local schools and universities, as well as for Olympic athletes. Dr. J. Calvin Johnson of Oklahoma Sports Science & Orthopedics has performed more than 20,000 arthroscopic procedures for patients throughout the country.

Pediatrician

Pediatricians are our very first doctors, and they set the stage for a healthy life to come. Tulsans prefer the care of Dr. Patrick Daley and his friendly and courteous staff. The physicians at South Tulsa Pediatrics also receive high marks for quality of care and short wait times. Dr. Allison Heather Thompson gives personal attention to each of her young charges.

Dr. Donna S. Jackson of Norman Pediatric Associates grabbed the top spot in the Oklahoma City area voting. She and her staff educate parents on everything from vaccines to car seat safety. Dr. Richard Stanford of INTEGRIS Physicians specializes in patients from birth to age 18. Dr. Patrice Aston of Mercy Hospital sees patients for both regular checkups and illness.

Pharmacy

In Tulsa, customers trust Walgreens for their prescription needs. With many locations throughout the city, convenience is a plus for this pharmacy chain. CVS is also popular among Tulsans, while The Apothecary Shoppe, which compounds its own drugs, rounds out the top three.

CVS is the winner in Oklahoma City, followed by locally owned Medic Pharmacy at Hefner Pointe. Walgreens is also a hit in Oklahoma City.

Spa

Some days call for pampering. In Tulsa, Skin Care Institute Medical & Wellness Spa is a great place to go for spa services, including massage and facials. Ihloff Salon & Day Spa is also popular for a great mani/pedi. Spa Southern Hills and Spa Lux Day Spa & Massage are both popular for attentive staff and luxurious care.

Ultimate Realm of Serenity lives up to its name and is the top spa destination in the Oklahoma City area, according to readers. Eden Salon Spa offers treatments including facials, mani/pedis and hair styling. Renaissance Salon & Spa is open seven days a week for clients that seek pampering around the clock.

pills-shutterstock_89193115Therapist/Counselor

Sometimes we need to speak to a therapist or counselor to work through certain issues or just to have someone to vent to. Dr. Courtney Linsenmeyer-O’Brien, MHR, LPC, is a popular choice in Tulsa and specializes in anxiety, depression and habitual and addictive behaviors. Chris R. Giles, MS, LMFT, of Giles Family Therapy regularly conducts marriage counseling and enhancement, premarital preparation, depression, anxiety and grief. Dr. Amy Kesner, LPC, has a goal to help clients feel connected and grounded through individual and family therapy and training and group facilitation.

Kristy M. Mitchell, LPC, specializes in relationship, depression and anxiety counseling in her Norman office. Todd Ephraim, Ph.D. has more than 25 years of experience working with children, adults and couples. Dr. Becky Wahkinney is a licensed psychologist that sees children, adolescents and adults in individual and family sessions.

Weight Loss/Weight Management Clinic

Whether it’s the last 10 pounds or a significant amount of weight you need to lose, there are options across the state. Weight Watchers is a convenient choice for men and women who find meetings and online tools and calculators helpful. BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center provides a customized approach for each client’s weight loss needs in a luxurious spa-like setting. Tulsa Natural Health Clinic & Spa utilizes complementary medicine such as acupuncture, herbal medicine and nutrition to help deal with excess weight.

Absolutely Thin has locations throughout the country to help clients find an ideal body weight. Weight Watchers is also a popular choice in Oklahoma City, as is The Broadway Clinic.

Yoga/Fitness Studio

Staying fit and flexible is the best thing one can do as they age. Tulsans flock to Salt Yoga for challenging classes that leave them feeling refreshed and energized. The Yoga Room and Pure Barre are also popular choices, with a wide range of classes for the beginner or expert. Sculpt Tulsa and Barre3 are both studio facilities that help clients work on their fitness.

Ashtanga Yoga Studio in Norman offers classes for new students as well as for intermediate practitioners. Barre3 offers its popular barre studio classes in Oklahoma City as well, while Hidden Dragon Yoga and Soul Yoga provide respite from the busy life.

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