Piecing it All Together
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”—Buddha
Traditional Health Care…
Our lives are so busy it’s often difficult to find time for routine checkups, let alone little nagging concerns. Park City Specialty Clinic, located on the second floor of the Park City Medical Center, is a one-stop-shop for all your healthcare needs. It is an OB/GYN office of highly trained, Board Certified physicians who specialize in women’s needs with access to dozens of other specialists just down the hall. Dr. Jeanne Falk recently had her first child and understands how becoming a mother changes everything, including your body. “If my patients take time out of their busy schedules to see me, I make sure I take care of them and get them back to their lives as quickly as possible” says Falk. Dr. LaReine Sabella specializes in all the stages of change a woman experiences throughout her life and holds menopause as a phase that represents beginnings rather than endings. “I try to make sure my patients are in charge of their hormones, not the other way around,” says Sabella. Dr. Robert Thomas works to develop patient/physician relationships that last generations. “Family is the most important thing in the world, and I treasure being a part of that,” says Thomas. Dr. Vanessa Hart practices in one of the most advanced mammography clinics in Utah. Equipped with state-of-the-art digital mammography, stereotactic biopsy table, ultrasound imaging, and a bone density unit, the Park City Medical Center Breast Care Center has the technology required for early detection and the commitment to care that makes it a place of healing. As we age, urinary conditions plague many of us. Dr. David Munday (parkcityurology.org) specializes in these conditions and is an expert at diagnosing the varying causes of these symptoms. “Incontinence is a very common complaint among women,” says Munday. “There’s no reason anyone should live with this inconvenient and often embarrassing condition.” These are just a few of the many services offered by the Park City Specialty Clinic (parkcityspecialty.org).
Doctors Julie Dolan and Brian Rush of Mountain Family Health (mountainfamilyhealth.com) think communication between the physician and patient is the key to excellent health care. “Our chief job is to listen,” says Dr. Julie Dolan. They listen to what you say and to what you don’t say. They listen to your words, your emotions, and your body language. “What people are experiencing in their own bodies and how they express that is the most valuable information we, as scientists, can glean,” says Dolan. In addition to superb primary care, Mountain Family Health also offers the latest state-of-the art fat reduction laser treatment with ZERONA®. Lose back or belly fat and hit target areas like your arms or thighs quickly and painlessly.
The Redstone Health Center at Kimball Junction is part of the University of Utah Health Care system. They consider women’s health concerns one of their top priorities, especially early detection. Women in Utah have largely ignored preventive care as evidenced by rankings released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Utah ranks near the bottom of the country in several key areas of women’s preventive health, including cholesterol screening, routine checkups, pap smears, mammography, and occult blood screening.
University of Utah Health Care recognized the need to not only educate local women about the necessary life-saving tests, but also the need to provide a convenient way for women to actually have the tests done. They created their 5 for Life Day so women could get the necessary screenings done in just one medical visit. “We know finding the time to take off from work or family for recommended annual exams is one of the biggest reasons women often delay getting these tests done,” said Dr. Mary Parsons, medical director of the Redstone Health Center. “We allocate a Saturday morning to seeing as many women as we can to make sure they are getting the preventive care they need.” During 5 for Life Day, women receive their annual Pap test, key blood work, a mammogram, and a comprehensive skin exam in just one visit. Most insurance plans cover the services. Those needing colonoscopies schedule their procedure for a convenient future date. Pampering is a must! Participants wear comfy terry-cloth robes, enjoy a healthy breakfast, and relax with a chair massage during the event. It is a perfect event for girlfriends, mothers and their daughters to attend together. Many make it an annual event. In essence, it’s a girl’s medical day out since the center is filled with other women doing the same thing—taking care of themselves! (healthcare.utah.edu/5forlife)
Park City Gynecology and MedEsthetix (parkcitymed.com) with Doctors Stephanie Singer and Virginia Homewood ardently believe in every woman’s right to have access to the best medical care possible. “We have a very holistic approach to medical care that attends to the entire person,” said Dr. Homewood. “We consider a woman’s self-esteem as important to her well-being as her blood pressure.” In addition to OBGYN medical care, they offer aesthetic procedures such as Botox, skin rejuvenation and resurfacing therapies, and laser hair removal, to name just a few. “We take care of our patients inside and out,” said Dr. Singer. “We also counsel them on nutrition and exercise to make sure they have all the information they need in order to live the healthiest, happiest life possible.”
Park City women are all about having an active lifestyle and being outside as much as possible. Park City Clinic (parkcityclinic.com) as the official healthcare provider for the U.S. Ski and U.S. Snowboard teams, has a team of physicians that specialize in optimizing sports performance. Whether you have an urgent injury that needs attention or questions about how to improve your level of athletic achievement, the doctors at Park City Clinic have the expertise and personal experience to help you. Now with two locations to serve you, Park City Clinic has your sports medicine needs covered.
Alpine Apothecary (alpineapothecary.com) is a one-of-a-kind compounding pharmacy established in 2010 by certified pharmacist, Karin Carestia. Since then, Karin and her staff have become every woman’s best friend when it comes to prescriptions, supplements, and skin care. They specialize in custom- formulated medications, bio-identical hormone therapy, supplements, and skin- care products that meet your individual health needs and goals. You’ll never feel rushed by having a long line behind you. Your situation, questions, and concerns are uniquely your own, and Karin and her staff will care for you in just that way.
At Community Health and Wellness Center (drdummar.com) their goal is to create the perfect set of criteria in which the body will heal itself. Dr. Ron Dummar has advanced degrees in both Chiropractic Medicine and Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Using his unique “whole person approach” and scientifically confirmed evidence, he and his staff view your situation with a 360° view to healing. “Rarely is a physical complaint the result of one, simple condition,” says Dr. Dummar. “We take all aspects of a condition, from injury to nutrition, into consideration when providing our patients with solutions.” For Dr. Dummar and his team, every patient is unique and requires a very personalized plan of treatment.
Dr. Trevor Holly Cates (drtrevorcates.com) is the Naturopathic Physician at the Golden Door Spa. Through her years of practice, she has become a world- renowned consultant in nutrition and wellness. She specializes in an integrative, holistic approach to medicine that employs traditional Western techniques dovetailed with other methods of healing. “Women today have health issues that can be traced back to stress, hormone imbalances, environmental toxins, or emotional influences,” says Cates. “My goal is to find the root of the problem, not simply mask the symptoms.” Dr. Cates can serve as the primary care physician for the whole family for any acute or chronic conditions. She is authorized to prescribe pharmaceutical medications when that is called for, but prefers to support the body’s innate ability to heal with lifestyle changes, nutrition and other natural therapies.
Kalene McCrary (kalenentp.com) is a Nutritional Therapist Practitioner (NTP) specializing in weight loss and blood sugar issues, as well as many other areas of nutritional therapy. She has become well known for helping clients understand how a single health issue can affect any number of the body’s many systems. “Our diet effects every facet of our health, including our emotional health,” says McCrary. “My goal is to educate people on how to improve the quality of their lives through lifestyle and dietary changes that are often simple.” Working with clients one on one, she utilizes her in-depth training to get to the bottom of tough health issues.
For women in particular, healing is a spiritual as well as physical journey. Juanita Corum (m2mjourneys.com) is a Native American Medicine Woman who has been mentored by elders of eighteen Native nations and tribal leaders. Her work has been recognized and blessed by practitioners and protectors of the traditional Native American healing arts. She works with each client to decide what would benefit them most: an ancestral reading, a spiritual clearing, or tools and herbs offered by mother earth. She assimilates ancient wisdom principles and traditional Native American medicine into her client’s daily lives, who attest that it brings them power, peace, harmony, and wholeness.
Healthy Happy Human BEings™ is a Park City based company that creates communities of cooperation and collaboration for health, happiness, and wellbeing. They believe that many methods exist and what works for one person may not be the answer for another. That is precisely why they created The WellBEing Collaborative™; a Park City community program comprised of healthcare professionals, healthy-minded businesses, families, and individuals who inspire people to share “what works” in the experience of wellbeing. They connect people with programs and products that can support their pursuit of health and happiness. Healthy Happy Human BEings™ is devoted to educating consumers on how to be healthy and happy while helping them navigate the non-traditional healthcare system in their local communities (healthyhappyhumanbeings.com).
Beautiful Outside and In
From fashion magazines to commercials for skincare products on television, it is clear that Americans are always searching for the Fountain of Youth. Even though aging is by its nature a constant process, there are many things we can do to dramatically slow down and even reverse the more outward visible signs of aging.
According to Steven R. Mobley, M.D., facial cosmetic surgeon at the University of Utah’s Redstone Health Center in Park City, the first step is prevention. “Most men and women don’t realize there are many simple steps they can take to help avoid or slow down aging” says Dr. Mobley. First and foremost, minimize exposure to the sun and wear a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15 to 30 daily. “This is especially critical for those of us who live here because of the high altitude and the wide variety of wonderful outdoor activities which we have such great access to in Park City,” adds Dr. Mobley.
Facial rejuvenation advancements are the second step. Prescription creams, “medical grade” skin care, injectable fillers, and facial peels are some of the safest and simplest non-surgical options available for facial rejuvenation. Prescription creams and Obaji skin care products are used to treat and prevent fine lines and skin discoloration. Injectable fillers are used to add youthful volume to the face and to fill in deeper wrinkles. “The more we learn about what helps one person look younger than another, the more we are understanding that it is not so much about who has the tighter face but more about whose face has better volume.” Popular fillers and volumizers offered by Dr Mobley at the Redstone Center include Restylane®, Juvederm®, Radiesse and Sculptra®. Chemical/laser facial peels decrease wrinkles, improve skin discoloration and texture, and studies suggest they may even decrease the development of some skin cancers. Dr. Mobley provides all of these rejuvenation procedures at the Redstone Health Center in Park City. “My philosophy is to do as little as necessary to keep people looking younger and living healthy” adds Dr. Mobley. “As a 10-year resident of Park City, I’m thrilled to be offering my services here; it’s more convenient for many of the Parkites that used to have to drive clear down to Foothill can now drive just a few short minutes to our clinic in the Kimball Junction area. We also want to be a local center of excellence for facial care for our neighbors in Heber, Kamas and the surrounding areas.”
In addition to facial rejuvenation, Dr. Mobley offers the most advanced cosmetic surgical procedures for the face, nose, ears, and eyes. He serves as a tenured associate professor of surgery at the University of Utah’s School of Medicine and regularly publishes and teaches his surgical techniques nationally as well as internationally. “Part of ensuring safe, consistent, and beautiful results with any cosmetic procedure requires identifying a physician who is familiar with the details of the face and its anatomy” adds Dr. Mobley.
Finally, Dr. Mobley is committed to charity care and community involvement. Dr. Mobley has supported the Weilenmann School of Discovery and has provided pro-bono facial surgery to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. He is also in strong support of local and national anti-bullying efforts. He directs the Mobley Foundation for Charitable Surgery, which helps young children with large ears who are being bullied or teased.
435-200-3435 or mobleymd.com.
Zermatt Resort (zermattresort.com) in Midway has long been renowned for their first-class customer service, luxurious accommodations, and stellar restaurants. This year, with the opening of the National Institute of Health and Fitness (nihf.com) Zermatt is now also a premier destination resort for weight loss and fitness. Legendary health professionals Marc and Victoria Sorenson were recruited by Zermatt to bring their unique approach to losing weight and gaining optimum health to their resort hotel. Participants in the NIHF program enroll for a minimum of one week and are guests of the Zermatt Hotel with access to all their amenities. Gourmet meals are prepared specifically for NIHF participants that are sumptuous and promote weight loss. Daily hikes in the beautiful area surrounding the resort as well as group workouts are lead by NIHF certified instructors. Issues addressed during a participant’s stay are weight, diabetes, fibromyalgia, cancer, osteoporosis, memory loss, and many more. Participants receive all this for as little as $999 per week. Many of us want to make changes to enhance our quality of life, but a lack of information keeps us from conquering the challenges.”
The world-renowned Golden Door Spa at the Waldorf Astoria Park City (parkcitywaldorfastoria.com) can help replenish your life with energy and a sense of wellbeing. By stepping through the entryway of Golden Door—one of only five in the world—you’ll escape into a world of peace and tranquility encompassed in 16,000 square feet designed to immerse you in a sensory experience of soulful transformation. When you indulge in any of their personal treatments, you gain access to the facilities for the entire day. “The Golden Door is so much more than a beauty spa,” says Scott Cowdrey, Spa Director. “We offer complete fitness assessments using state-of-the-art techniques, as well as highly educated estheticians and message therapists who can guide you toward the best self-care practices for your unique needs.”
We live in an age when technology can be our best defense against signs of aging. Lasers are very effectively used in non-evasive procedures to treat unwanted hair, wrinkles, age spots, and more. Light Touch Laser (lighttouchlaser.com) has one of the most advanced arrays of lasers and other non-invasive procedures in the area. Their list of services makes any woman’s wish list of beauty treatments grow. Surface Medical Spa (surface-med.com) offers many laser treatments and also includes some surgical procedures to tighten loose chins or target-area fat reduction right in their Park City office. Perfect Tan and Wellness Spa (perfecttanutah.com) has several tanning methods so you can customize your tanning goals. They also offer state-of-the-art infrared body treatments with a 20/20 guarantee—lose 20 inches in 20 sessions.
The number of care providers in the Park City area is many and varied. All of them are willing and qualified to help you piece together a plan that will help you live a healthful, happy life. Carve out time to love yourself as much as you love everyone else in your life!