2012 Health & Wellness Guide
February, 2012 - Issue #88
If your New Year's resolutions include matters of health, you've come to the right place. Here, the "doctor is always in." Sit back, relax and get to know some of the SCV's most respected doctors and specialists. Then make the right call - by making a call (or two, or three!).


"Heal your body, change your WAISTLINE!"

Beyond Organic
Specialties: "Clean & Lean 40-day Challenge"

Why they're different: Altering your diet to empower you to change your lifestyle and meet personal goals can be simple. The Clean and Lean 40 day Challenge is designed to work in three simple phases (The Cleanse Phase, The Road to Optimal Health Phase and The Maintenance Phase). Jenifer is a certified fitness professional that has dedicated the past 20 years to making a difference in the lives of those who desire a better physique. She designs custom workouts for countless celebrities, diplomats and "real people." A devoted wife and mother of six, she is the creator of The Dancers Physique and inspires women of all ages and body shapes to create a beautiful body without excluding their spirit and soul; 904-3627

"Our mission is to connect your

Revitalize-U: A New Body Image

Specialties: health & wellness; weight loss; cardiology; physical & mental stress management
Why they're different: At Revitalize-U, the prime objective is to keep you healthy and strong. They are here to help you discover new tools for success. Sometimes it means changing habits that may be hard to give up - or getting rid of a self-defeating body image. Their focus is on guiding clients to balance physical and mental health. Combining a medical and weight loss model, they offer a broad spectrum of wellness direction. From seminars, private coaching, medical intake and overview with a Harvard-graduate cardiologist, they address all aspects of physical and mental wellbeing. The protocol is based on different phases, starting with nutritional counseling, food choices and helping clients break old, self-defeating patterns. It ends with a new "revitalized you!"; 222-9057


with excellent support & care."

Specialties: Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm; Fraxel 1550 & 1927; Laser Genesis; laser hair removal; laser vein removal; Titan; Fotofacial; Velashape; Obagi; Skinceuticals; SkinMedica; Clarisonic; Latisse

Why they're different: What sets DermaCure apart is the level of training, skill and experience of their caring physician. Dr. Ingber performs about 90 percent of the procedures himself (He's also the only SCV physician trainer for Restylane, Perlane and Dysport injectibles.) and the equipment and techniques involved are constantly updated as technology improves. Plus, DermaCure offers 12 months no-interest financing as well as a patient referral program. They carry only medical-grade skincare products and boast lasers that are only available in their office; 257-8400


"We offer comprehensive dentistry in a CLEAN, COMFORTABLE setting."

David Goldberg, DDS
Specialties: general practice; root canals; crowns; bridges; new dentures & repairs; extractions; at-home & Zoom teeth bleaching

Why they're different:
Dr. Goldberg is a conservative and gentle dentist with a very warm staff that will make your visit most pleasant. For your convenience, they open their doors on Fridays starting at 7 a.m. for "early birds." Plus, they now offer same-day crowns in the office. The new E40D machine allows them to keep your crown appointment to one visit, unlike the usual two weeks. They are able to prep the tooth and deliver the permanent crown in just one visit. Now that's convenient! This saves you from the wait, the extra visit and those horrible temporaries; 255-8844

"We provide quality, GENTLE DENTISTRY in a
relaxing, friendly environment."

Joanne Young, DDS, Inc.
Specialties: general family & cosmetic dentistry

Why they're different: Dr. Joanne Young's new office features the latest technology, including "one-visit" crowns (no temporaries) and digital x-rays. Her friendly, helpful staff caters to your every need. This USC Dental School graduate has served the Santa Clarita Valley for over 20 years. The practice provides all types of cosmetic dentistry, including same-day all-porcelain crowns, whitening and veneers. They offer personalized service for the whole family and simple, affordable financing options through Care Credit; 25-SMILE (76453)

"We believe that EVERYONE DESERVES
the smile of their dreams."

Valencia Dental Arts
Specialties: sedation dentistry; Powerprox Six Month Braces; Invisalign for adults and teens; traditional braces for teens; exceptional whitening services

Why they're different:
Valencia Dental Arts provides state-of-the-art general, orthodontic and cosmetic dentistry care combined with exceptional customer service. They are not satisfied until their patients are! This beautiful, well-appointed office is a place where you can relax and achieve the smile of your dreams. Valencia Dental Arts' clients are raving about the fantastic results Powerprox Six Month Braces provides. This incredibly affordable, painless, quick system straightens teeth, closes gaps and creates gorgeous, confident smiles. They offer great financing options for many of the services, too; 799-9989


health and beauty solutions from head to toe."

Beverly Hills Physicians
Specialties: plastic surgery including breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck, buttock enhancement & nose & face; weight loss procedures like LapBand and Gastric Sleeve; podiatry & aesthetic foot surgery

Why they're different:
Beverly Hills Physicians' doctors are board certified with many years of experience. Their staff is knowledgeable and will help you through the process from start to finish, including assistance in insurance coverage or securing financing. Whatever your needs are, they strive to help you reach their health and beauty goals so they look and feel their best! Beverly Hills Physicians offers the Brazilian Butt Lift, which gives you a youthful and perky buttocks. Another bonus: There are internal financing options for those who may have issues getting approved through traditional banks; 800-788-1416


"We use minimally-invasive techniques that cause
VERY LITTLE PAIN and a very short recovery."

Valencia Vein Center
Specialties: treatment of varicose veins and spider veins; sclerotherapy; microsurgery; endovenous closure; peripheral vascular & general surgery

Why they're different:
Dr. Panasci is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. His practice notes that varicose vein treatments have markedly changed in the past 10 to 15 years. It is now rarely necessary to do vein stripping. Instead, the saphenous vein can be closed off by ablation techniques under local or minimal anesthesia. The cosmetic results are excellent and patients are happy with the results. Sclerotherapy injections, especially with foam (which the doctor has been doing for 31 years), gives excellent results for spider veins or varicose veins. A special light source technique also helps with treating the veins with sclerotherapy; 254-0720


"Offering PODIATRY combined
with caring and compassion."

The Foot Care Center of Santa Clarita
Specialties: treatment for bunions, plantar fasciitis, athlete's foot, arthritic foot & ankle, ingrown toenails, poor circulation & more

Why they're different:
Dr. Abrams has over 20 years of experience and expertise in treating conditions that cause pain in the foot and ankle. He provides state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and patient counseling to create a comprehensive treatment plan. The Foot Care Center of Santa Clarita offers many services, including the impressive PinPointe Laser Treatment that effectively puts an end to embarrassing toenail fungus. This procedure uses no drugs, anesthesia or harmful UV rays and requires no recovery time. There's reduced risk of side affects and ladies - good news! - you can wear toenail polish the day after your treatment; 253-3668

"We take pride in utilizing the

medicine has to offer."

Valencia Foot & Ankle Center
Specialties: all foot and ankle ailments; diabetic care; sports medicine

Why they're different:
Dr. Tony Avakian has had extensive training at Cedars Sinai Hospital and Cornell University Medical Hospital. He also has been voted "Best Podiatrist in So Cal" by "Best of LA" TV. Valencia Foot & Ankle Center offers an impressive array of medical technology, including digital foot scanning; stem cell and platelet-rich plasma injections; diabetic shoes, comfort shoes and running shoes; and physical therapy. Even Dr. Avakian's website is dedicated to your treatment - it's reassuringly named!;

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"We PRACTICE the Midwifery Model of Care."

SCV Birth Center
Specialties: preconception & fertility counseling; prenatal visits; home birth; birth-center birth; water birth; postpartum care; lactation consulting; newborn parent support; well-woman gynecology

Why they're different: The SCV Birth Center is the only luxurious water birth center in the SCV. Their midwifery team provides compassionate, comprehensive care for you and your baby. They believe in minimizing risks in a normal pregnancy and labor through the elimination of interventions, which increase risk, yet they are ready for any complication. The Midwifery Model of Care includes monitoring the physical, psychological and social wellbeing of "mom" through the childbearing cycle; providing education, counseling and prenatal care, continuous assistance during labor and postpartum support; and identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention. This woman-centered model is proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma and c-section;

Caring for CHILDREN means
caring for the whole family."

Valencia Pediatric Associates
Specialties: general pediatric and adolescent medicine; lactation consultation; ADD & ADHD management; loving care

Why they're different:
It's obvious that the doctors and staff at Valencia Pediatric Associates enjoy the company of their clients; it's also obvious that they know their stuff and don't mind taking the time to explain everything in layman's terms. Several of the doctors are members of the prestigious UCLA clinical staff faculty, too. Because the practice offers a continuity of care, you and your children will benefit from a long-term relationship with your doctor. You'll also rest easy knowing that they are available "24-7" and will always take walk-in appointments if your child is sick or injured; 294-2229


"We create a personalized plan to

Ultimate Pain Management
Specialties: pain management

Why they're different: Dr. Devinder Kumar, MD is a diplomate of both the American Academy of Pain Management and the American Board of Anesthesiology. Ultimate Pain Management combines a strong medical expertise with compassion for the best in full-body pain management. Suboxone certified, Dr. Kumar has two locations - one in Valencia and another in Simi Valley (805-500-3240) - to not only relieve your pain once and for all, but to do so conveniently; 257-7500


"We have ALL the hearing solutions."

Advanced Audiology
Specialties: invisible hearing solutions; latest advances in hearing devices and Bluetooth technology; hearing aids for every budget; free financing (OAC); swim molds/musician ear molds

Why they're different:
Advanced Audiology's philosophy is to help people communicate better - and therefore lead better social lives. They are the largest diagnostic center for hearing and balance issues for all ages. The major Facey providers in the SCV, Advanced Audiology accepts most insurances, including Medical, and are the only audiologists affiliated with SC ENT. The owner, Nola Aronson, MA, has been serving the SCV since 1987 and has excellent experience in programming hearing aids correctly to meet your needs. The four audiologists and hearing-aid specialist on staff gladly provide free batteries for life, as well as free quarterly cleanings and adjustments; 250-6904

"Everyone deserves to hear well and ENJOY LIFE."

Audiology Associates
Specialties: free hearing consultations; free batteries for the life of your hearing aid; risk-free hearing aid trial; excellent personalized care; custom earplugs for noise protection, swimmers & musicians; complete hearing healthcare; help on any budget & financing

Why they're different:
The staff at Audiology Associates aren't happy until you are happy, because they believe your hearing deserves nothing less than the best. With a combined 40 years experience, they are the only office in the SCV that is owned by a Doctor of Audiology. Visit one of their monthly Open Houses, open to the public, to test the latest hearing aid technology. Trial periods range from two to three weeks, allowing patients to hear the voices and sounds they may be missing in their lives. You'll quickly discover that "better hearing begins now!"; 284-1900

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