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  1. Top 6 reasons to get your leg vein evaluation and treatment this Fall

    TThere are many different presentations of leg vein problems although the most recognizable is that of varicose veins.  Other signs and symptoms of venous reflux disease (also known as venous insufficiency, CVI, venous incompetence or leaky veins) include swollen, achy legs, restless legs, night time leg cramps and urination, varicose veins, skin discoloration in the …

  2. Can Cannabis Heal?

    As lawmakers in Tallahassee hammer out the final details on how medical marijuana is dispensed in Florida, one local doctor has already integrated the herb into his practice. Dr. Gregory Sonn, founder of Iona Health and Wellness, has been able to prescribe a non-euphoric strain of cannabis since it became legal in 2014. Growing up …

  3. Caring For Patients From The Inside Out

    Great business ideas are most often rooted in seeing and meeting a need. That’s how Premier MD Care was formed. There are essentially two parts to this business and they work together hand in hand: a medical spa overseen by Dr. Ivan Cvik and a concierge medical service operated by his wife, Dr. Jelin Israel-Cvik. …

  4. Forming Relationships Through Clear Lenses

    Word of mouth can often make or break a business. If the business is I-Topian Optical, it helps make it. The luxury eyewear business has been making waves since they opened in Southwest Florida nearly twenty years. Living Local Publisher Audrey Brooks remembers the first time she learned about the business saying, “I had a …

  5. INTRODUCING IVUS: The new SUPERHERO of Vein Disease Treatment!

    Attention anyone who has had a previous vein stripping, vein ablation or varicose vein removal, and has not received the desired results. This article is also addressed to those of you who have been suffering with swollen legs for months to years without a definitive diagnosis. There may have been trauma to the extremity or …

  6. Putting Patients First at Park Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

    Great achievements often come from challenging situations. Perhaps that’s part of the secret behind the success of doctors Long Huynh and Huynh-Le, founders of Park Family and Cosmetic Dentistry (PFCD.) Over the years, their office has grown to one of prestige in Southwest Florida for its expertise and technology. But just as important is PFCD’s …

  7. FITTING Faces and Personalities AT I-TOPIAN

    When Karen Watson first chose I-Topian to take care of her vision needs, it was to support a business that supported her. As executive Director of Our Mother’s Home, Watson had partnered with the vision wear company for numerous events. I-Topian is a generous supporter of Our Mother’s Home, providing glasses and more to the …

  8. Water Therapy | For a Greater Cause

    Water…an element that provides healing, stress relief, spiritual renewal, inspiration and recreation. Even though we are surrounded by it in Southwest Florida, some of the people who could benefit from water the most, never get to. Freedom Waters Foundation (FWF) was formed in 2006 by Debra Frenkel to help improve the lives of veterans, along …