Find the right fit for your health and beauty needs with local professionals

Find the right fit for your health and beauty needs with local professionals

February 10th, 2016 by Brandi Dixon in Health Experts
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Leading a healthy lifestyle and staying on top of your game can be challenge in today's fast-paced world. Thankfully there is a selection of Chattanooga professionals who are ready to help locals thrive.

When it comes to caring for your aging loved ones, 5 Star Home Care offers services and care to fit every need, especially those with Alzheimer's or dementia.

Owner Kenny Higdon suggests art therapy as one method of engaging these loved ones and keeping their minds sharp. His company employs caregivers who help seniors and those living with a disability or recovering from an injury or illness to perform day-to-day activities. 

"My heart goes out to anyone with Alzheimer's and their family," Higdon said. "We take care of the bathing, dressing, doing laundry, light housekeeping, meal preparation and transportation so they can concentrate their energy on reaching out and staying connected to their loved ones."

The business carefully connects caretakers with clients across Tennessee. Families concerned about the health and safety of a loved one can reach out to 5 Star Home Care at 423-893-8181.

Choosing the right treatment or technology for cosmetic improvement can be downright vexing. Dr. Chad Deal and the team at Southern Surgical Arts have the tools and the time to help clients find the best solution for them.

"In the world of cosmetic surgery and enhancements, energy-based technologies have transformed our practices, and overhauled the industry dramatically," Deal said. "They have given us more non-invasive treatment options than ever before. And the advancements are ongoing."

Southern Surgical Arts offers a full array of the most effective and broad energy-based technologies. When visiting a practice, take the initiative to ask questions and get the information you need to make informed decisions. For more information on energy-based cosmetic technologies and to view a "before and after" photo gallery of patients, visit

Selecting a hearing aid and hearing instrument provider can be a challenging feat. Public advertising is often confusing and contradictory for consumers. Becoming educated about modern hearing health care and hearing instruments allows you to make a more informed decision that will likely result in a better outcome. 

The true difference between an audiologist and a dispenser is education. When assessing, diagnosing, intervening and treating hearing dysfunction and tinnitus, an audiologist has more training and expertise. To receive the best services and treatment available and ensure the best quality of life, an audiologist has the more extensive training, knowledge, understanding and experience, and those at Johnson Audiology are a great team that is ready to help.

To learn more about the services offered at Johnson Audiology, visit To set up an appointment, use the contact form on the website or call the 1618 Gunbarrel Road location at 423-933-3623 or the 105 W. Main St. location in Cartersville, Ga., at 770-334-3062.

Complete Eye Care is committed to providing the latest technological advances and current eye wear to its patients. The Optical Shop at Complete Eye Care has yet another great brand under its belt as the new line of Adidas prescription sunglasses hits the shelves.

"These sunglasses are built for performance, and we can do them with any prescription," assured Rachel Ridge, Licensed Dispensing Optician with Complete Eye Care. "Customers using them have noticed they perform better in their sports and have reduced eye fatigue thanks to the protection from glare and bright sunlight."

The Adidas sunglasses offer three different features or styles: direct glazing, which offers the largest field of vision from every angle; the adapter, which gives a wide range of vision and prescription options; and the clip-in, which is a very versatile prescription allowing customers to quickly change lenses. 

For more information about Complete Eye Care's services and selection or to schedule an appointment, call 423-332-8222 or visit

If you have an event approaching and want to improve your smile on a tight timeframe, Soddy Daisy Smiles has the answers.

"There are multiple cosmetic treatments and some of them can be done in just a couple short visits," said Dr. Robert Shearer of Soddy-Daisy Smiles. "There are a number of treatments that can help erase imperfections and improve the appearance of your pearly whites so you can move forward with more confidence."

He added that while most people have heard of forms of cosmetic dentistry such as whitening and veneers, these are not the only ways to enhance a smile. Bonding and contouring are other ways a dentist can help improve it.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Soddy Daisy Smiles at 423-332-5275 or visit

As many people are wondering how much snow Chattanooga will see this winter, we cannot overlook the coming allergy season that will be here before we know it. Dr. Todd Levin at Chattanooga Allergy Clinic said that if you have taken a holiday from your allergy medications, now is the time to start taking them again so your body can be prepared.

"You certainly want to have everything started again by early February," he said. "If you see an allergist, do that, and if you've never seen one, it's important to get in and start getting tested, especially if you have noticeable symptoms."

Allergists and allergy testing can help predict what is going on with your body and determine the best course of treatment. Levin shared that allergy shots, or immunotherapy, are a great natural option to help cure patients of allergies, while medications and nasal sprays are good ways to help alleviate symptoms.

Chattanooga Allergy Clinic treats all types of allergic disorders and problems. It has eight locations and 11 providers. For more information about allergies or to find an office near you, visit or call 423-899-0431.

If you are looking to set your sights on learning the art of yoga and all its benefits to gain peace and health this year, Isha Institute of Inner Sciences offers a variety of programs that provide methods for anyone to attain physical, mental and spiritual well-being. According to, the organization "seeks to raise human consciousness and foster global harmony through individual transformation."

As a commitment to bringing well-being to the surrounding communities, Isha Institute is offering free yoga classes and lessons on vegetarian cooking monthly.

"Studies have been done that show great benefits to yoga," said Isha volunteer and meditator Dr. Jayant Eldurkar. "In my own personal experience, I've benefited from lowering my blood pressure to the point of not having to go on medication."

Isha Institute is nestled on 1,400 acres on the beautiful Cumberland Plateau and offers great outdoor activities including guided hikes to a breathtaking bluff view, free access to more than 10 miles of forested hiking and mountain biking trails, vegetarian cooking classes, live music, food and fun for everyone in the family. For more information, visit