MEDICAL UPDATE

YOU AND YOUR SMILE-COSMETIC DENTAL ALTERNATIVES; RICHARD ZWEIG. DDS



Today there are several alternatives to traditional crowns, fillings, orthodontics and even surgery.

The newest cosmetic procedure is Bonded Porcelain Laminate Veneers. These are durable and resist stains very well. It usually takes only two visits to create a whole new smile! They can be used to mask darkly stained teeth, fix chips or fractures, close spaces, lengthen teeth that are worn, and even “straighten” teeth.

Bonding can be used in the same manner as Porcelain Laminate Veneer Bonding. The advantages of bonding are that a new smile can be created in one visit and it is also less expensive.

Bleaching is used to whiten teeth that are too dark or yellow and is usually accomplished in three to ten visits.

With the availability of financing options, why put off your beautiful smile? Call today for a personal consultation. (214) 361-6302. You deserve the best!



OUTPATIENT TREATMENT



Charter Hospital of Dallas, a psychiatric and chemical dependency hospital located at 6800 Preston Road in Piano has expanded their services by opening an outpatient chemical dependency program. Charter Recovery Center, which opened in January, is located in Addison and managed by Ginger Barnett under the direction of Dr. Michael Healy. Dr. Healy is the Medical Director of Chemical Dependency Services for Charter Hospital of Dallas.

The Charter Outpatient Chemical Dependency Program is designed to provide an alternative model of treatment for many people who may or may not need hospitalization for detoxification and other medical and psychological monitoring. “For some, the protected environment of a hospital is exactly what is required in order for them to release a way of life revolving around drug and alcohol use For those who are in early stages of dependency, with their family and job still intact, and who are highly motivated to be alcohol and drug free, outpatient treatment can be an ideal setting. They may continue their daily routine of work and home responsibilities and still receive daily treatment for the problem,” said Barnett.

For more information on Charter Recovery Center, call (214) 701-9199.



ARE BEAUTIFUL LEGS YOUR CONCERN?



Do your legs have prominent varicose veins and spider veins which should not be there? Did you know that you can get rid of them without surgery and permanent scars? At the FAM CLINIC we use a special technique to treat this problem without the need for hospitalization or surgery. Call now for appointment or information. FAM CLINIC. 2925 LBJ Frwy., Suite 262,(214)247-6655.



DR. JAMES H. FOWLER



Corrective nasal surgery is one of the most common types of cosmetic surgery requested. “Your nose is like a signpost for everyone to see, since it is the most prominent feature of your face.” Rhinoplasty is generally recommended for a patient at least 16 years of age. Changes in nasal contour are made completely from inside the nose, leaving no external scars.

Dr. Fowler’s office has a sophisticated “electronic imaging computer.” A video “before” picture of a prospective patient is electronically altered to produce an approximate “after” picture of how the patient might look following surgery, We discuss surgery at great lengths with our patients to make sure they have no unreasonable expectations.

Rhinoplasty is done on an outpatient basis in an outpatient surgery center or in the hospital. An overnight stay is not usually necessary. Length of the surgery is approximately one to one-and-a-half hours. Recovery time is about one week.

Dr. James H. Fowler. Certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery; Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Cosmetic Surgey Center of North Dallas, 17330 Preston Road, Suite 216D, Dallas. 75252, (214) 931-1633.



AFFORDABLE, NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR VARICOSE VEINS



Women and men can rid their legs and skin of two of the most common problems affecting almost 50 percent of the population – spider veins and varicose veins. This simple medical treatment does not require surgery and can be performed on an outpatient basis by our doctors quickly, safely and economically.

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure in which a chemical solution is injected into the vein blemishes. The medication makes the blood vessels shrink and the discoloration disappear.

The procedure-always administered by a physician- can usually be accomplished within an hour. The discomfort is temporary and limited to the injection area. The patient may resume his or her daily routine immediately without experiencing any other side effects.

For a FREE CONSULTATION, call the Leg Clinic today at 239-7400. The Leg Clinic is located at Park Central III, 12700 Park Central, Suite 1513. Dallas.



FALL-BEST TIME FOR COSMETIC DER-MATOLOGIC SURGERY



David S. Alkek, M.D., a board certified dermatologist who specializes in cosmetic dermatology surgery, explains that FALL is the best time for surgery involving the skin. He explains that after a person has a dermabrasion for facial scars or a chemical peel he should avoid sun exposure for about 3 months. The “new” skin is very susceptible to sunburn and tans irregularly

After a hair transplantation the new grafts are also sensitive to the sun. Any surgery that requires stitches, like scar revisions, removal of tatoos or growths, means keeping the area clean and dry for a few days.

Have your summertime fun and plan ahead for your cosmetic surgery. There is usually a backlog of 1 to 3 months and Fail and Winter are short in Dallas.

For more information call Dermatology Associates of Dallas at 691-6999.



RMC OFFERS TELEMARKETING SERVICES THROUGH DOCTORLINE AT 680-4712



“We really liked the Doctor,” “I was able to get an appointment the next day,” “It was so helpful to know which offices accept my insurance,” “Thanks for spending so much time answering my questions”; these are some of the responses from patients who called DoctorLine, Richardson Medical Center’s physician referral service.

A computerized telemarketing service, DoctorLine contains the profiles of more than ]65 local physicians in 28 specialties. Trained operators will answer questions regarding the doctors and their qualifications. Physicians in all areas will be listed including such specialties as Internal Medicine, Oral Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology. Orthopedics, Family Practice, Ophthalmology, and Pedriatics. DoctorLine will serve the Richardson, Piano, Garland and North Dallas communities.

“When a caller phones, we provide them with detailed information about a physician. Information such as the physician’s years in practice, education, formal training, board certification, and much more,” said Kerry Tucker. Assistant Director of Advertising and Marketing,

The service also provides the consumer with information about all hospital programs and services including health seminars, education classes, mammog-raphy services and RMC’s Employers Plus program. DoctorLine is open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 680-4712 for more information.



EVEN IF ANN LANDERS SAYS I NEED HELP, I WON’T GO., ,.



When we are stressed, most of us get pretty caught up in our own affairs. And, when stressed, it’s hard to see the wood for the trees. The clinical assessment is a time to talk to a professional about your worries – to get a “second opinion” about what you might do.

At an assessment, two things might happen. Talking with someone outside the family might help you to see the problem in a different way. Or, it might give you a solution you had not even thought of before.

What if you have trouble getting a person to come in for an assessment?

Sometimes hospitals have free “intervention” programs to help someone who is resisting help to overcome their concerns.

People worry about the cost of an assessment. That worry can be easily taken care of-choose a hospital that doesn’t charge for assessments.

Call (214) 888-7280 now for a free clinical assessment. Brookhaven Psychiatric Pavillion of located at the corner of LBJ Freeway and Webbs Chapel.



GREEN OAKS LAUNCHES ADOLESCENT ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM



The Green Oaks Resource Centers, an affiliate of Green Oaks Psychiatric Hospital, annouce the opening of the Adolescent Achievement Program, which provides comprehensive day treatment for adolescents with emotional and behavioral programs.

“The Adolescent Achievement Program is an alternative to 24-hour inpatient hospitalization that offers comprehensive, quality care in the least restrictive treatment setting possible,” says Carol S. Kleinman, R.N., Ph.D., director of outpatient services at Green Oaks Hospital.

Green Oaks’ Achievement Program encourages adolescents to resolve academic and interpersonal problems, communicate more openly, develop more effective coping strategies, improve social skills and increase self-esteem.

The Green Oaks Achievement Program is located on the campus of Green Oaks, A Psychiatric Hospital. For more information about the program, contact the director of adolescent services at Green Oaks Resource Center at (214) 701-3663.

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