Specialty Clinics: Take Charge of Your Health
Whether you’re making an appointment with a specialist to confirm a diagnosis, or looking up a specialist for a specific treatment or procedure your general practitioner can’t provide, we help you narrow down your options by featuring some of the top specialty clinics in the area.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
“A magical healing retreat” is how one client describes Aslan Institute, a two-story, homelike clinic nestled on a wooded lot in Eagan overlooking the Minnesota River Valley. “No stark white walls, white jackets, or scrubs,” another says. “Everything about Aslan is healing: the gardens, the clinic’s warm, rich colors and artwork, the compassionate practitioners, and the range of services, classes, seminars, and community events.”
“We nurture harmony and wholeness,” explains Aslan president, founder, and licensed psychologist Lyndall Johnson. “We don’t separate mind, body, and spirit here. Our mission is to help people awaken physically, emotionally, and spiritually to allow them to reach their fullest potential. With the array of services we offer, clients have the opportunity to enter into the process of growth in whatever modality best suits their temperament and preference.”
Aslan Institute provides counseling, psychotherapy, spiritual direction, mediation, chiropractic, nutritional counseling, massage and reflexology, essential oil science, psychodrama, reiki, healing touch, hypnotherapy, acupuncture, and Chinese herbal medicine. Aslan Institute practitioners believe in a multi-faceted approach toward health care, and many clients find that engaging in more than one treatment modality accelerates
The 70 board-certified, experienced radiologists in the full-service network of Consulting Radiologists, Ltd. represent all imaging subspecialties, including breast, body, diagnostic, interventional, neuroradiology, interventional neuroradiology, musculoskeletal, nuclear medicine, pediatrics, and outpatient vein treatments for varicose and spider veins. They see patients in imaging centers in two separate Edina locations and in Plymouth, as well as over 26 hospital locations.
What this means for the patient is comprehensive medical care.
“Studies that were done in Hudson or Waconia can be compared to studies done at Abbott Northwestern or vice versa,” explains Nancy Good, director of clinic operations and marketing for Consulting Radiologists.
The number of locations also makes it easy to schedule exams close to home or work.
The clinics are private, comfortable, and peaceful in order to minimize anxiety or stress, and the physicians go the extra mile to provide reassuring, personalized care.
Their longevity speaks for itself.
“Consulting Radiologists has been around for 75 years,” Good says. “We know how to do it right.”
There’s an electrifying energy at Lyn Lake Chiropractic. When you open the door to the hip, loft-like clinic, you’re greeted by a friendly, smiling office manager, rockin’ tunes piping in from ceiling speakers, and a staff of some of the most dedicated chiropractors, massage therapists, and personal trainers in the metro area. The atmosphere is upbeat, fast-paced, and family-friendly. A regular patient is greeted with a friendly “Hey Jerry! How’s that knee feeling?” while another staff member asks a patient’s 3-year-old daughter if she can “please-please-please” hear her latest knock-knock joke.
In this over-stressed, under-appreciated world we live in, it’s obvious that the staff at Lyn Lake Chiropractic love what they do.
And what “they”—owner Dr. Kevin Schreifels, Dr. Jill Field, three massage therapists, and two personal trainers—do is treat pregnant patients, children, anyone with back pain, and those suffering from running and athletic injuries. The doctors, both avid marathoners, understand running issues and have been the official chiropractor of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon for six years.
On any given day, the room is busy with athletes, those who have been in auto accidents, and members of the Minneapolis Police and Fire Departments.
As if on cue, an officer arrives for a quick adjustment. Part of the beauty of Lyn Lake Chiropractic is that walk-ins and same-day appointments are accepted during business hours. A 24-hour answering service allows patients to call and schedule appointments when needed.
Their passion for health, wellness, and chiropractic care is evident in their safe and natural approach to pain management (each patient’s muscles are warmed and relaxed before an adjustment) and helping each of their patients—from infants to seniors—achieve and maintain their maximum health potential.
Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It reflects your health and your biological age. Skin can be silky soft and smooth, or plagued by acne, scars, dark spots, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, or skin cancers such as melanoma. The good news is you don’t have to live with problem skin, thanks to the services offered at Dermatology Consultants, P.A.—one of the largest dermatology clinics in Minnesota with a staff of 15 board-certified dermatologists and four locations in Vadnais Heights, St. Paul, Woodbury, and Eagan.
Established in 1949, the clinic has a proven record of high-quality patient care. The dermatologists ask their patients what brings them in and really listen to the concerns. The emphasis is on helping and treating the patient rather than pushing expensive face creams or products.
The diversified specialties of the group cover all aspects of medical, pediatric, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. The most current treatment options are available, including the highly effective Mohs micrographic surgery for the removal of skin cancer. There is a dermatopathology lab on-site so that patients can receive accurate biopsy results by an expert in skin pathology. All of the offices have the pulsed-dye laser, IPL and Blu-U which are state-of-the-art for cosmetic and therapeutic dermatology. In addition, they offer light therapy and PUVA. Conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and many others are treated with the patient’s whole being in mind. Dr. Saxena states, “Cosmetic concerns are addressed with the dermatologist and not just an assistant. ‘The goal is to improve the skin function and appearance.”
Dr. Shaffer, a full-time Mohs surgeon and skin cancer specialist, recommends people have their skin checked at least once a year by a board-certified dermatologist. “Skin cancer is a skin problem. We see many patients who have had severe trouble with skin cancer that are only just seeing a dermatologist for the first time. There is so much we can do to help your skin if we can get to it early on.”
Whether you’re hoping to treat a serious dermatological condition or you’re interested in improving your appearance with an anti-aging procedure, seeing Dr. Victoria Hagstrom and her small, friendly staff at ANew Aesthetic Medical Center, located downtown Minneapolis, can have an immense affect on your personal and professional life.
“One of my greatest pleasures is serving my patients. Little brings me more joy than to watch them face the world confidently— looking better, and most importantly, feeling better than they ever did before,” Dr. Hagstrom comments.
At ANew Aesthetic, Dr. Hagstrom believes in the “patient first” approach and offers a comfortable environment where she welcomes questions and gives patients all the information they need to make a well-informed decision.
Whether the issue is wrinkles, sunspots, acne, rosacea, skin cancer, or unwanted hair, the problem can be addressed by a current product or treatment. Dr. Hagstrom also administers a fair share of LipoDissolve injectables to reduce bra bulges and double chins, stubborn areas that can be untreatable by other means. “Some people come in and say, ‘Just make me look better.’ When I’m able to do that, they always seem a little surprised. They can’t believe it really works because they’ve been mislead so often. They get discouraged,” she says.
There are so many medical breakthroughs that can make a genuine difference in people’s lives—for both health and appearance—that it’s not necessary to go through life feeling self-conscious about skin disorders or problem areas.
And because of the convenient location by the Minneapolis light rail (with a discreet entrance at One Financial Plaza Building, on the corner of Fifth Street and Second Avenue), you don’t have to take a day off of work for a skin care appointment. Stop in over lunch or during a break and get back to your workday with minimal disruption.