February 27 - March 5, 2009 Webster-Kirkwood Times
2315 Dougherty Ferry Rd.Suite 110
Des Peres Hospital Arts Pavilion II
FOOT & ANKLEASSOCIATES
L: Dr. Lindsay BarthR: Dr. Jacob Lamb
Foot and Ankle Associates, founded by Dr. Lindsay D. Barth, D.P.M., FACFAS, now has three locations: inDes Peres at 2315 Dougherty Ferry Road, Suite 110;3505 College Avenue, Suite B in Alton, Ill.; and at13303 Tesson Ferry Road, Suite 150 in South St. LouisCounty.Dr. Barth has been providing complete foot andankle care — along with surgical care — for almost 12years. He founded Foot and Ankle Associates in 1997,and was joined by Dr. Jacob Lamb, DPM, three yearsago.Dr. Barth said Foot & Ankle Associates has increasedits medical technology with digital x-rays, electronicmedical records and advanced orthopedic equipment.“Advanced training has contributed to better care forour patients,” said Dr. Barth. “It’s our goal to help every patient become pain free.”The doctors treat any number of problems, includingbunions, hammertoes, arthritis, pediatric abnormalities,tendonitis, athletic injuries and diabetic care. Thepractice also provides emergency and trauma care.“The doctors treat the patient directly. We neverhand patients off to ancillary staff,” Dr. Barth said. Onthe subject of staff, Dr. Barth said his office crew —nurse Amy Cuntz, Seth Chauvet at the front desk andOffice Manager Tiffany Nesbitt, have all been with thepractice for more than five years.“Podiatrists are the true specialists of the foot andankle. Our doctors served two to three-year residenciesdealing directly with the foot and ankle and relatedstructures and conditions.Most insurance plans are accepted at Foot and Ankle Associates, with Medicare assignments also accepted.More information of Foot and Ankle Associates isavailable at www.podiatricassociates.com.
Foot & Ankle AssociatesProvides Advanced CareWith 3 Area Locations
“Optometrists today serve as primary eye care providersand are trained in diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of eye health,” said Jack Priesmeyer, co-owner of Pearle Visionof Sunset Hills.He and his wife, Jennifer, also co-owner, are proud tohave on staff the talents of Optometrist Emma SchafersO.D., and Optician Rhonda Williams. Together, they offeradvanced eye care with comprehensive exams, glasses,contacts and over 1,000 current fashion frames, from valueto designer.Pearle Vision is now offering digital retinal imagingexams. This procedure, which involves amplified retinalimaging, allows optometrists a much larger view of the back of the eye (the retina). In many instances, this can eliminatethe need for dilation.“With the more advanced technology, we have increasedour focus on complete eye care, including evaluation of eyehealth, rather than just refraction,” said Jack Priesmeyer.“We are able to identify general health conditions such asdiabetes and high blood pressure simply by evaluating apatients’ eyes.“I truly love working with people to achieve their goalsthrough good vision, whether with eyeglasses or contactlenses,” said Dr. Schafers. “When I have a happy and excitedpatient leave my office, I feel that I’ve done my job.”“In uncertain economic times, our pledge to you: NOGIMMICKS. We own our business and we want to earnyour business. We offer great value and accept most visionplans, including Eyemed,” Priesmeyer said.Pearle Vision-Sunset Hills is conveniently located at10742 Sunset Plaza, near Lindbergh Boulevard and WatsonRoad.For more information or to schedule an appointment,please give them a call at 965-EYES (3937).
Professional, State-Of-The-Art Family Eye Care AtPearle Vision-Sunset Hills
10742 Sunset Plaza
Sunset Hills • 314-965-EYES (3937)Emma M. Schafers, O.D.Optometrist
Back & Neck Care Center of Webster Groves has beena vital part of the community for 25 years. Founded in1984 by Dr. Joseph T. Lane, it is the longest establishedchiropractic practice in Webster Groves.“My wife and I grew up in the St. Louis community,”said Dr. Lane. “Upon graduation from Logan College of Chiropractic, I chose Webster Groves for my practicebecause it reminded me of Normandy, the community where I was raised.”Dr. Lane, also certified in acupuncture, treats eachpatient as an individual, tailoring their treatment to that which is suitable for their condition.The staff at the Back & Neck Care Center includesoffice manager Terri Thompson, who has over 15 years of experience in the chiropractic field; Laura Hastie, whoschedules appointments and whose pleasant voice answersthe phone; and Teresa Hood, whose upbeat attitudeenlivens the Therapy Department. On occasion, SueSchindel helps out at the center. She has a background inthe medical field, and will usually be seen when anotherstaff member is absent.“Many of our patients enjoy the camaraderie we allshare with each other,” said Dr. Lane. “We make eachpatient feel like family and occasionally go beyond tomake their experience a positive one.”Dr. Lane would like to thank the Webster Grovescommunity for making their 25th year celebrationpossible. The Back & Neck Care Center has had thepleasure of providing service to Webster Groves and itssurrounding neighborhoods for over a quarter of acentury. Their patients generously support their Fan Fareand Coats for Kids programs year after year, offeringdonations to Webster/Rock Hill Ministries. Dr. Lane andhis staff are grateful for these contributions and theopportunity to be a part of this community.To make an appointment at Back & Neck Care Centerof Webster Groves, call 968-4696. Find out more at www.backandneckcarecenter.ws.
Quality Chiropractic AtBack & Neck Care CenterOf Webster Groves
Back & Neck Care
C E N T E R
of Webster Groves
604 E. Lockwood Avenue
Webster Groves • 314-968-4696
Dr. Joseph T. Lane
Total Access Urgent Care is a state-of-the-art, walk-inmedical facility for the treatment of non-life threateninginjuries and illness. The facility is located at 9556Manchester Road at the corner of Rock Hill andManchester roads in the Market at McKnight.“We never require an appointment and are committedto providing immediate and high-quality medicalservices,” said owner Matt Bruckel, M.D. “We are youralternative to the hospital emergency room and yourprivate physician’s office.“Because we are privately owned and operated, we donot assess costly hospital-owned facility fees,” hecontinued. “We strive to deliver patients a convenient,affordable, professional, and compassionate medical careexperience. We aim to get patients treated and out ourdoors within an hour.”Services offered include:
• Common illnesses for adults and children• On site digital X-ray • School and sport physicals• Immunizations• Cholesterol and blood sugar screenings• Work related injuries• Occupational medicine• On site prescription medications
Total Access Urgent Care is open every day of the year,from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and is always staffed with a family practice or emergency medicine physician.“When you are confronted with unexpected illness orinjury, we hope you will rely on Total Access Urgent Carefor timely, excellent medical care!” Dr. Bruckel added.Visit www.totalaccessurgentcare.com for moreinformation.
Total Access Urgent CareDelivers Quality, AffordableMedical Treatment
9556 Manchester RoadRock Hill, Mo. 63119314-961-2255Totalaccessurgentcare.com
Family-owned Algonquin Nurses Home Health Care bringspersonal, reliable services to their clients. It provides Medicaid homecare, Private Support care and Medicare home health skilled care. Algonquin Nurses was started in 1987 as a family business.Steve Tamboli and Mary his mom started the company as a staffingagency for nursing homes. They truly started the company onepatient at a time. The industry started to change in the early 1990s. Nursing homes started to use fewer agencies for staffing.Steve’s brother Mark joined the company to start the MedicaidHome Care Department. Shortly after, Steve’s sister Anne TamboliKeathley joined the group to start the Medicare Home HealthDepartment. During that time of change, the industry wasrotating towards private support care.In addition to the siblings, staff includes Lori Yocum, D.O.N.,in the St. Louis and O’Fallon offices; Carolyn Thomeczek, PrivateSupport Care Department manager in the St. Louis office; Jeannine Brannum, Medicaid Home Care Services director forfour offices; and Unice Wandix, Medicaid Home Care Servicesmanager in the St. Louis office.Since 1987, Algonquin has expanded 4 offices serving 16counties including St. Louis.“Algonquin Nurses Home Health Care programs are designedto fit your specific need in your home,” said Mark Tamboli.“Services range from skilled nursing care when you return homefrom the hospital to simple personal and home care services.” All employees are very carefully selected, screened and bonded.Service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.“The staff goes way beyond their means to assist our clients,”said Thomeczek. “The staff and clients become very close, so closein fact that they are often considered part of the family.”Clients agree.“Carolyn and the entire staff at Algonquin went above andbeyond to take care of my grandmother and make her last weekshere on earth as pleasant as possible,” said the granddaughter of aformer client.
Family-Owned AlgonquinNurses Brings HealthCare Home To Clients
10135 Manchester Road
Private Support Care, 314-822-8158Medicare Home Health, 314-822-3736Medicare Home Care, 314-822-2974
From left, Steve Tamboli, AnneKeathley, Mark Tamboli
8748 Big Bend Blvd.Webster Groves
Acupuncture Saint Louis offers a team of “phenomenal”holistic health care practitioners all of whom share similarviews about health and healing.The partnership was formed in 2008 with F. AfuaBromley L.Ac. and Maureen Fox L.Ac., R.N., both licensedacupuncturists. Additional staff includes Jamila Owens-Todd N.D., a naturopath who also offers homeopathy andherbal therapy; Lori Chapman-Unrau, L.M.T.; KhalilahCharrington, L.M.T.; and Vivian Perry, L.M.T.Services consist of acupuncture, massage, naturopathicservices and nutritional counseling.“Acupuncture and naturopathy have gained increasedacceptance from mainstream society over the last severalyears,” Bromley said. “More standardized training andpositive research results from the National Institutes of Health and high profiles such as acupuncture on Oprahhave helped.” Acupuncture and naturopathy can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, from fibromyalgia to headachesto chemo and radiation support for cancer treatment.Bromley said Acupuncture St. Louis has received increasingreferrals from physicians and other health care providers.Bromley said she derives the most satisfaction from herprofession by helping people heal and become empoweredto take an active role in their health.“A common belief among all of our practitioners is inempowering our patients by teaching them how to takebetter control of their health,” Bromley said. “Achievingoptimal health is a partnership and we can provide thetechnical expertise.”Individuals are invited to visit the Web site at www.acupuncturestlouis.com to find out about upcoming classesand to get free healthy recipes.
Acupuncture St. Louis:A Holistic Health CenterIn Webster Groves
From left, Lori Chapman-Unrau, Maureen Fox,Afua Bromley, Jamila Owens-Todd andKhalilah Charrington