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Minnesota Disc Institute

Dr. AntoineWhen it comes to bulging, herniated, and/or degenerative discs in the neck or lower back, there is a time and a place for surgery. Often, though, surgery can be a temporary band-aid, with problems returning down the road.  

“If the disc is allowed to heal and repair, many patients will add more long-term pain-free years than they will gain in the short-term by having surgery,” says Dr. Jamy Antoine, BS, DC, FICPA, non-surgical disc specialist at the Minnesota Disc Institute, the sole facility in Minnesota providing the advanced, proven, effective, and proprietary non-surgical NSD Method™ for the treatment of damaged discs in the neck or low back, sciatic pain, and numbness or tingling in the arms, hands, legs, or feet.
Dr. Antoine speaks from experience. Several years ago, he was seeking relief for his own severe neck pain. He tried traditional chiropractic care, massage, exercise, and special stretches, with little to no relief. He went in for an MRI, and was shocked to learn that he had six bulging, herniated, and degenerative discs in his neck (as well as stenosis and arthritis).

“Due to my own neck damage, I switched gears in my practice. I had to find a solution that offered not only improvement in how I felt, but also had the potential to help me avoid the inevitable spinal surgery I was facing at a young age,” he says. “I trained to become a disc specialist. The method I now use helped me tremendously. I’m pain-free, and the chances of me having surgery for my past disc problems are now non-existant.”

It’s his goal and mission to help his patients improve, and avoid injections, drugs, and surgery, when possible.

“The discs in the body can heal, if given the right tools. Our program is the right tool for the job,” he explains.

The state-of-the-art trademarked NDS Method™ works because it gets to the real problem that other treatments miss or fail to address. This non-surgical procedure results in a lasting solution without side effects or recovery time, is completely pain-free, and has an over 95 percent success rate.

As one patient said, “I had been plagued by chronic neck pain for 20 years. The severity of the pain slowly continued to get worse, which was impacting my life, my family, and what I needed and liked to do. Today, due to the Minnesota Disc Institute, I am feeling so much better. I’m on the road to recovery—which gives me hope and happiness.”

Minnesota Disc Institute
7300 France Ave South, Suite 350
Edina, MN  55435
952-500-8090 • mndiscinstitute.com


Minnesota Oncology

Hope is a powerful force in healing. It not only sustains many through dark times; it’s at the core of why those who wrestle with a cancer diagnosis remain resilient. The staff of Minnesota Oncology knows that when the strength of hope is combined with remarkable scientific knowledge, lives can be saved.

As the largest physician-owned independent oncology practice in the upper Midwest, Minnesota Oncology attracts some of the finest physicians in the country—20 of whom were named “Best Doctors for Women” for their expertise and compassion in treating women with cancer and blood disorders.

The practice includes 58 board-certified specialists in 10 clinics across the metro, focusing on medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, gynecologic oncology and thoracic oncology.  High-quality care is evident in the physicians’ access to clinical trials and the use of Clinical Pathways—treatment based on the latest research—available through an affiliation with The US Oncology Research Network. In addition to outstanding skills and reputation, the oncologists really listen to the fears and concerns of their patients, are respectful, patient, kind, and inspire confidence and trust.

“At Minnesota Oncology, we join together with our patients in a partnership to find the best treatment plan based on the most current research evidence available,” says Dr. Tom Flynn, president of the group. “We surround them with a team of dedicated professionals whose only job is to care for them on their journey through cancer as they return to their own best state of health.”





















Minnesota Oncology
10 metro locations
mnoncology.com • 651-602-5335


Woodbury Plastic Surgery—David Thao, MD

Dr. WoodburyToday, change is within everyone’s reach. A change in your outward appearance, especially an area you’ve been self conscious about, can boost your self-confidence and give you the physical appearance you’ve always imagined. The right plastic surgeon—one you can trust—can make all the difference in the world.

Dr. David Thao of Woodbury Plastic Surgery, selected as a “Best Doctor for Women,” is not only a board-certified general and plastic surgeon, but also a member of the Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and medical director of plastic surgery at Bethesda Hospital. His patients come to him for facial rejuvenation such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), body contouring for massive weight loss, abdominoplasty (tummy tucks), breast reconstructions, breast augmentations, short scar breast reductions, skin cancer, wound care, breast lifts, and endoscopic brow lifts.

“I enjoy working with my hands and using them in a precise manner to “heal” patients,” he says, explaining how he chose his specialty. “Plastic surgery allows me the opportunity to treat anatomically diverse challenges from head to toe.”

It’s exciting to work in a field that’s always changing in terms of new technology, he says. He cites the exciting new advancements as non-invasive liposuction, less invasive skin resurfacing (such as ultrasound and radiofrequency), fat grafting and stem cells for both reconstructive and aesthetic applications, and tissue engineering of whole organs.

While he finds it personally rewarding to help solve challenging reconstructive and cosmetic problems and help patients look as good on the outside as they feel on the inside, he says every patient is unique and requires careful considerations. He has to get to know a patient and understand their expectations and motivations, their lifestyle and medical history, before educating them about available options.  

“Sometimes plastic surgery is sensationalized in the media as quick and easy or can be thought of as a ‘quick-fix solution’ to much larger problems,” he says. “Safety always comes first. I actually turn some patients away because they may not be good candidates.  Sometimes the hardest part of my job is to say no.”

The fact that he’s genuinely concerned and interested in his patients’ wishes and well-being—and not just the bottom line—speak volumes as to the quality of care he provides. 

Woodbury Plastic Surgery
604 Bielenberg Drive, Suite 250
Woodbury, MN 55125
651-730-4100 • woodburyplasticsurgery.com


Dermatology Consultants







Dermatology Consultants, P.A. was one of the first practices in the Twin Cities devoted to dermatologic medicine. Today our 18 board-certified dermatologists provide a full spectrum of services for adults and children including general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.  Whether we’re improving a teen’s complexion, conducting skin cancer screenings, or recommending the latest technology as part of a cosmetic consultation, our doctors are committed to providing the highest quality of care.

As dermatologists we are specifically trained in the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair, and nail disorders. In addition we are passionate about the screening, prevention, and treatment of skin cancers including melanoma. We are experienced in performing skin biopsies and surgical procedures and perform more than 8,000 skin cancer treatments a year, including Mohs surgeries.

Our dermatologists are the leaders in the latest and most effective cosmetic technologies, treatments, and products available to improve the health and appearance of our patients’ skin. From restoring sun damaged skin and minimizing wrinkles, to removing unwanted hair, we use leading-edge non-surgical laser and ultrasound technology to help our patients look and feel their best.

We have four locations in Eagan, St. Paul, Vadnais Heights, and Woodbury. As one of the oldest and most respected dermatology practices in the Twin Cities, we’ve earned our reputation as the skin care experts.

Dermatology Consultants
DermatologyConsultants.com • 651-209-1600


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