Top Docs 2019

. May 7, 2019.
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On a scale of one to ten, how healthy do you feel? If you’re like most adults, it’s probably a lower number than you’d like to admit.Make your health a priority. Take the advice of these local health professionals by asking, “What’s up, doc?”

Dr. Mickey E. Frame

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Frame Chiropractic & Acupuncture
3829 Woodley Rd. | 419-617-4950 | Getwelltoledo.com

What is an incorrect but commonly-held belief that you encounter?
“Once you go to a chiropractor you have to keep coming back.” The truth is many patients willingly choose supportive chiropractic care, just like they’d go to the dentist periodically. Like keeping your teeth cavity-free, spinal hygiene and chiropractic adjustments are part of a healthy lifestyle.

Are there any healthcare trends that concern you?
Patients expect treatment results to be immediate and have become more unwilling to work through their health issues especially when it comes to pain and in many cases are more willing to take a pill or receive an injection which may only mask the cause of their symptoms. This, in my opinion, has helped to contribute to the current opioid crisis.

What are the most important self-care routines related to your field of practice?
I encourage patients to consider an anti-inflammatory diet like the Mediterranean diet and to perform daily stretches, core exercises, then a brisk walk for at least 20 minutes per day.

Something most people don’t know about me is: I always wanted to play professional baseball for the New York Yankees!!!

Dr. Christopher Perry

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Toledo Clinic ENT Sinus Center
5800 Park Center Court, Suite C.
419-724-8368 | ToledoClinicENT.com & ToledoRhinoplasty.com

What do you think the future holds for your practice?
Ear, nose and throat specialty is exciting because new minimally invasive treatments are always being developed.

What inspired you to pick your specialty?
My mother had polio as a child which left half her face paralyzed which required reconstructive surgery. I wanted to become a facial plastic surgeon to help others like my mother.

Five words you live by:
Love, forgive, live, smile, pray.

Name one of your not-so-healthy guilty pleasures:
Bourbon.

André Haerian DDS., MS., FRCD., PhD

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HLS Orthodontics
Sylvania: 6407 Monroe St. | 419-882-1017
Lambertville, MI: 7928 Secor Rd. | 734-854-6221
Maumee: 4359 Keystone Dr. Suite 200 | 419-887-1247
Perfectbraces.com

What is an incorrect but commonly-held belief that you encounter?
Many people assume they need a referral from their dentist in order to visit an orthodontist. Anyone interested in an orthodontic evaluation is welcome to come in for a complimentary exam. The difference between a general dentist and an orthodontist is the extra two to three years of focus on their specialty to become Board Certified.

What’s the top oversight that your patients make?
People tend to forget that the main purpose of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics is to correct misalignment of jaws and teeth for improved function. They assume it’s all cosmetic, but the nice smile after treatment is just part of the functional results.

What sets your practice apart from others?
We invite parents to come back for appointments and provide seating for them in our semi-private treatment areas. We are completely digital, including digital printing of models, so there is rarely a need for an impression. We also recently initiated a lifetime retainer insurance program that is proving very popular with our parents.

Dr. Jean Kay & Dr. Brent Paulus

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Dr. Brent Paulus Kay & Paulus Orthodontics
5665 Monclova Rd., Maumee | 419-893-3376
195 E. Boundary St., Perrysburg | 419-874-4311
5860 W. Alexis Rd. Suite B, Sylvania | 567-455-5076
kayandpaulus.com

Answered by Dr. Paulus
What is an incorrect but commonly-held belief that you encounter?
That you can stop wearing retainers.

What are the most important self-care routines related to your field of practice?
Proper diet and good oral hygiene, which includes flossing once a day and brushing twice a day.

What fact about your practice would people be interested to know?
We take digital impressions with our Invisalign scanner.

What sets your practice apart from others?
Our team that is friendly, provides great service and is well-trained.

Name one of your not-so-healthy guilty pleasures:
Binge watching a good series on Netflix.

Matthew Lark, DDS, MAGD & Rosemary Chaban, DDS

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Oak Openings Dental
4315 N Holland Sylvania Rd. | 419-824-7900.
Oakopeningsdental.com

What inspired you to pick your specialty?
Dr. Lark: My father was a dentist. I worked there as a kid and grew up around the practice. I enjoy helping with implant and dental orofacial pain needs. I specialized in orofacial pain in 1994.
Dr. Chaban: I have always been interested in teeth and always looked forward to going to the dentist. I assisted at a few offices when I was in college, and it was the perfect fit.

Five words you live by:
Dr. Lark: Integrity, service, family, lifelong learning/teaching, role model.
Dr. Chaban: Respect, commitment, dedication, compassion, floss.

What’s one symptom that readers should look out for?
Clicking, popping, locking in the jaw, snoring, pain in the jaw, bite not correct, broken or missing teeth, poor non-restoring sleep, or snoring— we can help with all areas of dentistry needed!

Dr. Lark has been practicing for over 30 years. He is the only specialist for Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and orofacial pain in the area and does all areas of general dentistry. Dr. Lark has been on the UTMC staff for over 30 years.
Dr. Chaban does all areas of general dentistry including clear aligners.

Matthew A. Molenda, MD, FAAD, MBA, FACMS, FASDS

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Bravia Dermatology
2000 Regency Ct., Suite 201
419-948-3376 | braviaderm.com

What is an incorrect but commonly-held belief that you encounter?
Some patients say they don’t need sunscreen because they “barely go outside” or their skin “doesn’t burn, it tans.” Sun exposure, even without a sunburn, over time, contributes to skin cancer and sun damage. This includes light coming in through the windows and even the sunlight that makes it through the clouds.

What fact about your practice would people be interested to know?
Mohs skin cancer surgery, Dr. Molenda’s specialty, checks virtually 100 percent of the “margins” before the patient’s surgery area is declared clear of cancer while removals performed other ways check less than 1 percent of the margin. Mohs surgery has the highest cure rate available and leaves the smallest scars.

Something most people don’t know about me is:
I’m a technology nerd. I enjoy doing everything from web/graphic development, coding/scripting and even medical app development. I have several projects, some international in nature (i.e. The World Health Organization’s International Classification of Disease, revision 11 (ICD-11)) that are heavily rooted in technology. I’m always looking to develop or incorporate the latest technology to improve the way we practice and deliver the highest quality medical care possible.

Nahrain M. Shasteen, OD, MS, FAAO

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Modern Heritage Eye Care, LLC
5150 Chappel Dr. | 419-873-7446 | Perrysburgeyedoctor.com

What is an incorrect but commonly-held belief that you encounter?
The most common myth in regards to eye care is 20/20 vision equals healthy eyes. This is the furthest thing from the truth. Many eye disorders and diseases can be present even if you can see 20/20. Learning-related vision disorders can mimic ADD or ADHD. Many diseases do not have any symptoms. Vision screenings (looking at the eye chart) only evaluate how well you can see from 20 feet away. A yearly comprehensive eye exam is vital to your eye and general health. You would not (or should not) skip your annual physical or well check with your family doctor or pediatrician. So you shouldn’t neglect your eyes’ well check.

What fact about your practice would people be interested to know?
People might not know how much we give back to our community. Not only do we choose a local charity to give to each quarter, but the brands we carry also give back, too! We work with frame companies and lens companies that donate to those in need. Every exam and purchase helps support others in our community and around the world.

What are your thoughts on patients using the internet to self-diagnose?
Self-diagnosis is becoming more common. We have so much information at our fingertips. It often feels more convenient to just log on and go to Google. I think that this either leads patients to worry unnecessarily or miss a bigger problem. It’s why I strive to spend time with my patients and help answer their questions. I want them to leave with the confidence that we can manage their conditions together, the right way.

Dr. Nick Goin

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Innate Health Chiropractic
26580 N. Dixie Hwy. Ste. 101, Perrysburg
419-872-2255 | Getinnatehealth.com

What is an incorrect but commonly-held belief that you encounter?
Most people understand chiropractic to be for pain management. As that is definitely one thing chiropractic can be beneficial for, there are also so many other benefits people can experience from chiropractic care. Some of these benefits include stress reduction, enhanced sleep quality, digestive regularity, improved immune system, prenatal support, pediatric growth and development and so much more. The reason why people see improvements in not only pain but in the overall function of their body is that we focus on the spine AND its relationship to the brain and nervous system. The brain and nervous system are the master control system, so if we can improve the function of that, we can improve the health and function of the entire body!

What’s the top oversight that your patients make?
The way they approach what being healthy actually means. Unfortunately, most people are reactive and not proactive in their health. I believe this happens because most people believe they are healthy if they feel good and they only pursue healthcare when they don’t. Health is so much more than just feeling good. That is why it is so important to practice healthy habits every day!

Are there any healthcare trends that concern you?
One of the biggest trends we see is the amount of time people spend on technology. Unfortunately, this time is affecting the development of the spine due to poor posture it commonly puts the body into. We are seeing advanced stages of spinal degeneration in earlier ages and this is negatively impacting the quality of life people experience.

Frank Barone, MD, FACS

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evolv Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics
2000 Regency Ct, Suite 204

419-720-2008 | Evolvmedicalaesthetics.com

What inspired you to pick your specialty?
Plastic surgery is a specialty focused on reconstruction as well as aesthetic or cosmetic procedures to improve patients’ quality of life— I love the unique blend of artistry and science that can be life-changing for patients.

How do you stay informed in the medical field?
My specialty in aesthetic medicine and surgery is experiencing an incredible evolution in new technology, medical products, and services— staying current requires constant learning, attending national meetings, seminars and read, read, read!

What do you think the future holds for your practice?
The application of new research in Bioregenerative Medicine…..using the body’s unlocked potential to repair, restore and rejuvenate has been game-changing in my specialty in obtaining more natural and long lasting results in reducing the signs of aging, cosmetic surgery, breast reconstruction, non-surgical aesthetic treatments, skin care, lowering skin cancer risk, hair loss therapies, and many other areas… exciting stuff!

I am most proud of:
Participating as a volunteer surgeon for over 25 years and in more than 40 overseas missions with Operation Smile to reconstruct facial deformities in thousands of children in the US and in over 20 countries worldwide. I am also proud of my staff at evolv Plastic Surgery and the staff at the Surgery Center at Regency Park… I feel privileged to work with such an exceptional group of caring and competent professionals!

Dr. Shawn Brohl

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Spring Meadows Chiropractic
6823 Spring Valley Dr. | 419-866-6325.
springmeadowschiropractic.com

What fact about your practice would people be interested to know?
Our goal for our patients is to show them how to take an active role in their care similar to a dentist telling their patients to brush and floss rather than do nothing and we’ll see you when it hurts.

What inspired you to pick your specialty?
I was inspired to become a physician when I was young and broke my thumb skiing. The doctor who treated me was terrific which made me want to help others. I like to say my specialty of chiropractic picked me. I was in my first year of college and involved in a bad auto accident. Chiropractic wasn’t even on my radar. I didn’t know much about it until after six months of frustration with continuing headaches and neck pain as a result of the accident. I was told I would have to live with it. So, not wanting to accept that answer, I finally listened to a friend that had been telling me all along to go to her chiropractor. After their treatments, I found out that I didn’t have to live with it, and I knew then what type of doctor I wanted to be.

Seven words you live by:
What you think about you bring about.

Something most people don’t know about me is:
I proudly served in the active Army and Air Force reserve.

Christy Lorton, MD

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Dermatology Associates/Ada Aesthetics
Perrysburg: 12780 Roachton Rd.
Sylvania: 7640 W. Sylvania Ave.
419-870-0777 | Daohio.com

What is an incorrect but commonly-held belief that you encounter?
Many patients think that it is okay to sit in the sun if they have applied sunscreen. Not true— we adamantly advise “no baking” in the sun under any circumstance. Seek the shade!

What’s one symptom that readers should look out for?
Early detection of skin cancer is important. Patients should do monthly self-exams of their skin looking for any changing mole or any non-healing sores. We offer total body skin exams and recommend that patients have this done yearly at a minimum.

How do you like to unwind?
To unwind I prefer peace and quiet over going to a party! A long walk in the park is relaxing.

Something most people don’t know about me is:
Most people don’t know that I was a lab animal caretaker in college and I had to change the cages of huge opossums all by myself.

Dr. Joseph Marra

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Dr. Marra & Associates
4240 Secor Rd. | 419-475-6605 | drjosephmarra.com

What is an incorrect but commonly-held belief that you encounter?
Not needing a vision exam unless their vision is blurry.

What’s the top oversight that your patients make?
We all take our eyes for granted. Close your eyes for a minute, and think of all the things you enjoy that you wouldn’t be able to do without them.

What are the most important self-care routines related to your field of practice?
Don’t smoke, wear sunglasses outside, and eat naturally pigmented vegetables and fruit.

What do you think the future holds for your practice?
Stem cell and gene therapy for conditions that cause blindness.

Amber Puhl, DDS & Jon Frankel, DDS

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Frankel Dentistry
Toledo: 5012 Talmadge Rd. | 419-474-9611
Maumee: 4359 Keystone Dr. | 419-893-0221
Jonfrankeldentistry.com

Answered by Dr. Frankel
What inspired you to pick your specialty?
My father, Dr. Sheldon Frankel, opened Frankel Dentistry in 1946, and we have served the Toledo area through dentistry with an always better attitude ever since. My father enjoyed being a dentist. When I realized I was not going to be a professional athlete it was a natural choice. I love what I do. At Frankel Dentistry, we are changing lives one smile at a time every day.

What sets your practice apart from others?
Our unique combination of great people, ease in access, and quality guarantee set us apart. Frankel Dentistry also opens the doors twice a year to serve those in need at no cost. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Wednesday before Memorial Day are Free Dentistry Days. Every year after Halloween, excess candy is purchased at a dollar a pound and sent to local Toledo troops overseas.

What is an incorrect but commonly-held belief that you encounter?
“Everyone in my family has bad teeth.” It is very rare to have weak or missing enamel. Generally, introducing adult bacteria in an infant’s mouth by sharing the same spoon or familial habits are the cause of dental disease. Home care and dietary habits are likely the sources of poor dental health. Crooked or crowded teeth are difficult to maintain. It is now recommended that parents bring their infants to the dentist as soon as the first tooth pops through.

Something most people don’t know about me is:
Yoga before work starts my day balanced and in a great frame of mind.