Health & Wellness

Dr. Shane Smith M.D.

As an orthopedic surgeon, this is one of the most common complaints I hear from patients. Many knee problems occur during sports or recreational activities, work-related tasks, or home projects. Knee problems may also manifest due to injury, disease, overuse, or just everyday wear and tear. Knee issues affect people of all ages from children to the elderly, and most everyone will experience knee problems at some point in their lives.

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Richard Carlin, MD

The ever-changing landscape of healthcare
By Richard Carlin, MD

With the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, there seems to be great fears as well as unknowns on how it will affect medicine. Having had eye problems for much of my life, I was particularly concerned on how it will affect my Ophthalmologist. Having grown up and lived in Gwinnett County, I have witnessed tremendous change in the medical community over the past 40 years. Many physicians and medical practices have come and gone, but there is one who I have visited from childhood and now bring my own children – CarlinVision. 

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Terry Davis before (left) and after (middle). Far right: Terry enhanced her look with  a make up session by Sona for her upcoming daughter’s wedding.

As we approach our 12th year in business, I have been delighted to see the wonderful results we have been able to help clients achieve at About Face Skin Care.  As many of you know, I was a surgical nurse in Plastic Surgery and had assisted in face lifting procedures for 6 years when my surgeons retired and About Face was born.  My goal over these years has been to provide the highest quality of noninvasive anti-aging treatments in the safest environment possible.  I have been fortunate to develop an excellent NonSurgical Facelift program that has kept clients consistently happy and youthful for many years.  I am also proud of the knowledgeable and caring staff that has helped me provide these services and guide clients in the right direction for anti-aging care.  I would like to share the treatment plan and results of a client that is just finishing up her program.

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Alia S. Brown, MD, Gwinnett Dermatology
Who should be providing your cosmetic treatment FAQs
By Alia S. Brown, MD, Gwinnett Dermatology

Patient safety is dermatologists’ No. 1 priority. Dermatologists have the education, expertise, and experience to safely and effectively reduce the signs of aging. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that before undergoing any cosmetic procedures, consumers should ask the following questions:

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Takki A. Momin, MD, Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon  Diplomate, The American Board of Surgery

Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States, leading to 130,000 American deaths each year.  Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke.  Stroke caused from carotid artery disease can be prevented with early diagnosis and treatment. 

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