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South County Times

March 1 - 7, 2013

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friday fish fries: Seven Holy Founders in the Parish Hall, 6736 Rock Hill Road, 4 to 7 p.m. through March 22. For more information, call 6383938. St. Dominic Savio/St. George Athletic Association Fish Fries in the St. George Cafeteria, 4980 Heege Road. through March 29, 4:30 to 7 p.m. For more information, call 353-7629. St. Lukes United Methodist Church, 2761 Telegraph Road through March 29, 4:30 to 7 p.m. For information, call 892-5595. Our Lady of Providence Cafeteria, 8874 Pardee Road, 4 to 7 p.m., through March 22. Dine in or carryout. Assumption Parish in the Parish Center, 4725 Mattis Road, 4:30 to 7 p.m., through March 29. For more information, call 4877970 or visit ZumbaGold dance exercises for older adults are offered by SAJE Senior Ministry on Tuesdays and Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church gym, 1420 S. Sappington Road. Cost, $3 per class. For information, call 822-4736. dar meetinG. Olde Towne Fenton Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) meets on Saturday, March 2, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Browne Mackie College, 2 Soccer Park Road in Fenton. Presentation: The War of 1812, Battle of New Orleans, presented by Allan Tomey. Meeting will also include a 200th Anniversary ceremony. For more information, call 853-8335 or visit a weekly open miC For Poetry and Music is held on Saturdays, 8 to 10 p.m., at Wired Coffee, 3860 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Sunset Hills.

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tesson ferry teChnoloGy forum for adults is held on the first Wednesday of the month at the St. Louis County Library Tesson Ferry Branch, 9920 Lin-Ferry Drive, 2 to 4 p.m. Recommended for all ages. For more information, call 994-3300.

basiC sewinG Classes for fourth graders & up will be Tuesdays, March 5, 12 and 26, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Affton High School, 8309 Mackenzie Road. Advance reservations are required, limited seating. Cost for the session is $9 for Affton residents. For reservations or more information, email or call 633-5994, ext. 10501. Hosted by the Affton Community Volunteer Organization. advanCed Computer Classes for adults will be on Tuesdays, March 5, 12 and 26, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Affton High School, 8309 Mackenzie Road. Cost for the session is $15 for Affton residents. Advance reservations are required, limited seating. For reservations or more information, email or call 633-5994, ext. 10501. Hosted by the Affton Community Volunteer Organization.

trivia niGht will be held March 8 and 9, 7 p.m., at St. Philips United Church of Christ, 10708 Lavinia Drive. Cost is $120 for a table of eight. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Event also includes silent auction, raffles. Soda provided, no alcohol permitted. For more information or to reserve a table, call Jim Caldwell, 894-0760 or the church office, 843-5100. trivia niGht for sCholarships sponsored by Lindbergh High School Alumni Association will be Saturday, March 9, at Crestwood Community Center, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., trivia at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person in advance or $25 at the door space permitting. Maximum 10 per table. Soda, water and snacks are included or may bring food and beverages. Cash prizes to the top teams, 50/50 drawing, games and silent auction. For tickets contact Kris Blakemore at 3035472 or email the ladies of oakland are hosting a Morning Coffee at the historic Oakland House in Affton on Saturday, March 9, at 10 a.m. There will be a presentation on Unlacing the Past- a Victorian Ladys Story. Cost is $15. For reservations or information call Pam Danklef at 314-892-3474.


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turkey dinner hosted by St. Lucas Lutheran Church at 7100 Morganford, will be held Sunday, March 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost, $10 adults, $4 children. For more information, call 832-2964. an all you Care to eat Country-style breakfast will be Sunday, March 3, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Crestwood-Euclid Masonic Temple, 9078 Sappington Road at Eddie and Park. Cost, $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 11. Sponsored by Jobs Daughters Bethel #49.


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south County flea market. Cash in on unwanted goods or find a bargain on Saturday, March 2, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Affton Community Center, 9801 Mackenzie Road. Sale of crafts, antiques and specialty items welcome. $15/table. Free admission. For more information 615-8822.


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forGiven and set free, an in-depth gospel-centered 12-week post-abortion Bible study created by bestselling author Linda Cochrane, and led by a certified facilitator, will be on Mondays, March 4 - April 29. For details on place and time, email Deb at

free speCial patriotiC meetinG is open to the public on Wednesday, March 6, 7:30 p.m., at American Legion Post 111, 7300 Lansdowne & Murdoch Cut-off, Shrewsbury. Two descendants of World War I veterans will present video/slide presentation on the recently dedicated World War I Memorial at Jefferson Barracks. Complimentary refreshments by the Sons of the American Legion. Gateway harmoniCa Club will perform on Wednesday, March 6, 1 p.m., at the Affton Senior Center, located at the Village at Mackenzie Place, 8520 Mackenzie Road. The public is invited.

See Rosen Optometry For Primary Eye Care, Glasses, Contact Lenses
After serving patients in South County for more than 25 years, optometrists Dr. Karen Rosen and Dr. Steven Rosen opened their own practice in 2011 at Ronnies Plaza where they provide primary eye care and optical solutions to their patients. The Rosens are trained in treating common eye diseases such as pink eye, glaucoma, allergies and dry eye syndrome. With new treatments, innovations in contact lenses, and state-of-the-art equipment, we can now help our patients in ways we couldnt before, said Dr. Steve. They are proud of their selection of eyewear, from the smart-looking, value-priced collections to the trendy and designer lines. Todays consumers want their eyewear to meet all their lifestyle needs, and we offer many types of frames, lens styles and materials to individualize each pair of glasses, Dr. Karen said. Over the years, technology has become more advanced, with computerized equipment, digital and high-definition lenses. We want our patients to have eyewear that is high quality, gives them the best vision correction, and lets them express themselves. Both Rosens are members of the American Optometric Association and other professional organizations. We frequently hear from our patients how we helped them see better, and how warm and friendly our staff is. The greatest satisfaction we get is from having patients bring in their family and friends to see us. Rosen Optometry is open six days a week and has evening hours. The practice accepts most insurance plans, and new patients are welcome!

Next Step Foot & Ankle Centers Opens New Location In Fenton
Next Step Foot and Ankle Centers Inc. has opened a new location at the beautiful new St. Clare Hospital facility to better serve its South County patients. The new office is in the Francis Building at St. Clare, 1011 Bowles Ave., Suite #450 in Fenton. The podiatry practice maintains its Dougherty Ferry office and its South County office at 13303 Tesson Ferry Road, as well as four locations in Illinois and a satellite clinic in Perryville, MO. Lindsay Barth, D.P.M., founded the practice as Foot and Ankle Associates in 1997, and Jacob Lamb, D.P.M., joined him as partner in 2006. The staff now includes associates Brian Martin, D.P.M., and Krista Nelson, D.P.M. Barth and Lamb both are board certified in surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. The practice provides surgical and conservative treatments of foot and ankle conditions, including bunions, fungal nails, hammertoes, arthritis, pediatric abnormalities, tendonitis, athletic injuries and diabetic wounds. Next Step also offers sports medicine and provides emergency and trauma care. Next Step Foot and Ankle Centers are all about helping people to keep moving and stay a step ahead in life, the owners said. Nothing is worse than not being mobile, and we help people with foot and ankle problems get back on their feet and get back into life. Getting those patients on their feet again often involves new technologies such as laser therapy and total ankle replacement. We have grown with the times and adapted to the everchanging technological advances, said Next Steps Nathan Rain. Patients dont have to wait long for relief. We strive to get our patients, whether established or new, an appointment within a few days of calling us, not a few weeks, he said.

Julia Young M.D. Moves Pediatric Practice To Ronnies Plaza

In January, Julia Young, M.D., joined Cardinal Glennon SSM Medical Group Pediatrics South County. Her pediatric practice is now located in Ronnies Plaza with Drs. George Anderson, Jennifer Foersterling, Linda Tackes and Christopher Wilson. In addition to treating sick children, SSM Cardinal Glennon Pediatrics South County provides routine check-ups for well children, including physicals and immunizations. Dr. Young, board-certified in pediatrics, has been in practice in the St. Louis area since 2003. She received her medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency at SSM Cardinal Glennon Childrens Medical Center, where she served as chief resident. After completing her residency, Dr. Young worked in private practice for two years before founding Docs 4 Kidz in South County and practicing there for seven years. She was named in St. Louis Magazines Best Doctors 2011 issue. Dr. Young sees patients from newborns through college age. Taking care of children is my passion, says Dr. Young. My main objective is to provide optimal health care for every patient, whatever his or her specific needs may be. From premature infants to late adolescents, I am experienced in serving all pediatric patients. I am devoted to making childrens lives better. Dr. Young accepts most insurance plans. For more information, please call her office at 314-748-5800.

17 Ronnies Plaza St. Louis, 63126 314-843-2020

Dr. Karen Rosen, Dr. Steven Rosen

Dr. Lindsay Barth FACFAS, Dr. Krista Nelson, D.P.M., Dr. Brian Martin, D.P.M. and Dr. Jacob Lamb FACFAS
Dr. Julia Young

30 Ronnies Plaza St. Louis 314-748-5800

March 1 - 7, 2013

South County Times

Affton Medicine Shoppe Offers Personal Service & Free Next-Day Delivery
Tom and Lynn Schmittgens, owners of The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in Affton, have over 40 years of hands-on patient care experience between them. Both are pharmacists who are certified in diabetes, asthma and allergy care, and they perform professional immunizations against flu and shingles. We enjoy a small community practice and getting to know our patients, Tom Schmittgens said. We believe that a good pharmacist is an invaluable asset for good health, and that personal service and frequent contact are crucial to good health care. Were here to help. This combination of quality professional and personal service is what draws many people to the Affton Medicine Shoppe. The store has an experienced and caring staff, and real people answer the phones during business hours. Because this is a small pharmacy, patients can avoid long lines and get their prescriptions quickly. A drivethrough window is available as an added convenience. Our focus is quality patient care, not prescription volume, and we look forward to serving you, Schmittgens said. The store also offers free next-day delivery for the same co-pay. Dave Downhour delivers patient prescriptions, along with over-the-counter and personal care items to multiple Zip codes, including 63118, 63119, 63122, 63123, 63125, 63128 and 63129. Our free delivery helps seniors to live independently longer. And even if you can get out, its still nice to know we deliver in case of illness or extreme weather, said Lynn Schmittgens. The store accepts Express Scripts, Blue Cross, MO HealthNet, Caremark, Medicaid, Medicare, MO Rx and most insurance plans.

Leading Orthopaedic Specialty Group Serves Patients In South County

The physicians at Tesson Heights Orthopaedics are recognized throughout the region for their expertise and skill in both general and specialized orthopaedic care. In addition to providing state-of-the-art medical and surgical care, they give every patient a thorough and individualized evaluation and a full explanation of treatment options. Stephen M. Benz, M.D. helped to start the practice in 1991. Partners David B. Fagan, M.D., joined the practice in 1993, Robert I. Markenson, M.D. in 1994, and Thomas K. Lee, M.D., in 1999. Amy M. Zippay, M.D., who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, joined the team in 2004. In 2012, Tesson Heights welcomed Dean Lusardi, M.D. and Podiatrist Perry Geistler, DPM. The practice also includes Physicians Assistant Kathy J. Swindle, PA-C, and Nurse Practitioner Susan M. Morris, RN, FNP. A full-service musculo-skeletal treatment center, Tesson Heights Orthopaedics is committed to achieving optimal medical outcomes by providing: Highly-trained physicians who are board certified in orthopaedic surgery, pain management and rehabilitation with specialized fellowship training.

Pepose Vision Cares For Eyes With The Latest Technology

Dr. Jay S. Pepose opened Pepose Vision Institute (PVI) in 1999 with the belief that everyone should have access to the same quality eye care he would want for his family. With that in mind, Dr. Pepose, Medical Director, along with his staff, Dr. Mujtaba Qazi, Director of Clinical Studies; Dr. Nancy Holekamp, Director of Retina Services; and Optometrists, Dr. James Rieger and Dr. Jennifer Redfern all provide the latest in eye care. PVI offers services in LASIK vision correction, cataract, retina, macular degeneration, diseases of the eye, dry eyes, specialty contacts, contacts, glasses, sunglasses and wellness exams. New diagnostic and surgical technologies permit PVI to protect, enhance and restore the vision of many, many more people in the bi-state region. PVI is committed to remaining at the forefront of vision treatments and technology. For this reason, PVI invests a great deal of resources to participate in clinical studies of the most advanced eye treatments under review by the Food and Drug Administration. Pepose Vision is St. Louis first and most experienced provider of laser vision correction surgery and the use of specialty-lens implants for cataract surgery. The most advanced treatment possible is delivered in a patient-centered compassionate environment. It is one of the few eye practices in the region that offers 24/7 on-call coverage for emergencies and patient concerns. The staff derives satisfaction from seeing patients overwhelming joy the day after they have been given back their vision through one of PVIs remarkable surgical treatments. Patti is one of the many satisfied patients. Dr. Pepose performed LASIK surgery on me, my husband and our daughter several years ago and just recently performed cataract surgery and crystal lens implants for me, she said. I am so glad I can say Im a patient.

A full-service facility that offers: - Radiology services - Open MRI and Imaging facility - Casting and splinting - Brace and appliance fittings - Physical medicine and rehabilitation - Spine and neck surgery - Total joint replacement - Evening appointments - Same day appointments

7922 Mackenzie Affton 314-638-3535
From left: Tom Schmittgens, Merry Lynn Schmittgens and Delivery Specialist Dave Downhour.

12152 Tesson Ferry Road St. Louis 314-849-5414

13134 Tesson Ferry Road 314-375-0111

Dr. Mujtaba Qazi, Dr. Nancy Holekamp, Dr. Jay Pepose, Dr. James Rieger, Dr. Jennifer Redfern

Eye Care Associates Blends State-Of-The-Art Medicine, Personal Service

Since 1894, Eye Care Associates of St. Louis has provided patients with comprehensive, hands-on, personalized eye care. Sean Breit, M.D. specializes in cataract surgery; Todd LaPoint, O.D. and Janae Kadlec, O.D. perform routine eye exams and are experts in specialty contact lens fitting; Stephen Wexler, M.D. is one of the most respected LASIK specialists in the country. Eye Care Associates also offers an on-site, fullservice optical shop with a friendly and helpful staff. Throughout its 118-year history, the practice has maintained an affiliation with Washington University School of Medicine. But, according to Dr. Wexler, the field itself has undergone numerous changes. In the early 1980s, ophthalmology was hospitalbased; today virtually all surgery is outpatient, he explained. And then there is LASIK surgery which has dramatically changed the lives of millions of people. For Wexler, the reward of ophthalmology comes from making a real difference in the lives of his patients and sharing in the joy they feel after a successful procedure. The evolution of the profession and the positive impact it has made has been remarkable and dramatic, he said. In 2011, Eye Care Associates acquired Sappington Eye Centre in Sunset Hills, bringing its exceptional medical, surgical and vision care to patients in South County. For more information about the practice, visit

Welcoming, Cheerful Environment At Watson Pointe Dental

Your teeth are an important part of your health, appearance, and self-confidence. At Watson Pointe Dental the focus is on providing our patients with comprehensive dental care that meets the health needs and personal concerns of the individual. Watson Pointe believes that quality dental care is a combination of science, art, and intuition, resulting in a healthy, beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime. Working as a general dentist for more than 28 years, Dr. Joseph Grimaud and his caring team have strived to treat patients with the best possible dental care, compassion and a warm, friendly atmosphere. Whether your visit is for an initial consultation, comprehensive exam and x-rays, or to complete a dental treatment such as replacing a tooth filling, root canal therapy or tooth implant restoration, rest assured that Dr. Grimaud and the Watson Pointe Dental team will take the time to make you comfortable and relaxed. Watson Pointe Dental provides state-of-the-art dental services and technologies including: Kodak digital radiography; dental laser treatment, Cerec, single visit porcelain restorations and crowns; and Spectra, a non-invasive imaging system which aids in the detection of caries (cavities) using fluorescent technology. The practice offers a welcoming, cheerful familyfriendly environment where patients are treated with compassion, respect and understanding, according to Dr. Grimaud. Watson Pointe Dental is conveniently located in Webster Groves on Watson Road. New patients are always welcome!

Troy Dowers M.D. Offers Family Medicine For Individuals Of All Ages
Looking for a Doctor? Ask for Dr. Dowers. Finding a physician is easy, but finding a physician who is experienced to provide health care to all your family members is difficult. As a family medicine physician, Dr. Troy Dowers of SSM Medical Group provides primary health care for all ages, from birth through the senior years. He is experienced in wellchild care and common childhood illnesses, adult medicine, mens health, womens health care and wellness, and care of seniors. I strive to make a difference in my patients lives through effective patient care, said Dr. Dowers. My main goal is to combine evidence-based medicine with clear communication and patient education to improve their overall quality of life. I believe that strong collaboration between my patients and myself is the best way to attain this goal. Dr. Dowers received his medical degree from St. Georges University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, and completed his residency training at Banner Good Samaritan Family Medicine Residency in Arizona, where he served as chief resident. Dr. Dowers is board certified in family medicine and has been in private practice since 2008. He was in practice in Arizona and Minnesota before joining the SSM Medical Group in 2012. New patients are welcome and most health insurance plans are accepted.

Stephen A. Wexler, M.D.

Sean M. Breit, M.D.

Todd B. LaPoint, O.D.

Janae Kadlec, O.D.

#15 The Boulevard-St. Louis Richmond Heights 314-863-4200 11611 Gravois Road Sunset Hills 314-842-3130

8537 Watson Road Webster Groves 314-963-2000

Joseph S. Grimaud DDS

SSM St. Clare Health Center 1011 Bowles Ave. Ste. 300 Fenton 636-496-5000
Dr. Troy Dowers