Following is a directory of Gambit Weekly
advertisers that provide a variety of health and wellness products and services.
ABOUT FACE/ LINDA TAYLOR, LICENSED AESTHETICIAN 101 E. Fairway Drive, Suite 101, Covington, (985) 893-3737; www.aboutfaceskincare.com
Board-certified aesthetician Linda Taylor specializes in microdermabrasion to
treat sun damage, hyper pigmentation, oily skin, blackheads and fine wrinkles.
The business also offers several resurfacing treatments using salicylic and glycolic
acid as well as treatments for acne, dehydrated and sensitive skin. Other products
include Obagi-Nu Derm Skin Health Products, Effectives 10 percent vitamin C serum,
and prescription-strength skin bleaching cream.
A-HEAD OF THE TIMES 3399 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 780-7976
A full-service salon specializing in new concepts in hair design and color. Also
features massage, facials, body treatments, microdermabrasion, manicures and pedicures.
ALTERNATE CHOICES INC. 3200 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, 888-8600 This clinic provides psychiatric and addiction evaluations, individual counseling,
family and couples counseling and group therapy.
AUDUBON THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE 7809 Airline Drive, Suite 305C, Metairie, 240-2598; www.welcome.to/audubon.com Delivers massage therapy to private clients, businesses and hospitals as well
as providing workshops on massage therapy and aromatherapy for registered nurses
and social workers (counts as CEUs).
BLISS DAY SPA & SHOP 200 Metairie Road, Metairie, 828-1997; www.dayspabliss.com A full-service spa with a variety of services that can make anyone blissful
from head to toe, including The Ultimate Bliss Experience: a spa manicure and
pedicure, hour-long full-body massage, four-layer seaweed facial, lunch and even
a gift. Other offerings include skin analysis and makeup lesson, waxing, treatments
for men, massage, reflexology and other foot treatments, a range of facials, peels
and microdermabrasion and full-body treatments and a sunless tanning regimen.
CATHERINE WILBERT'S NUTRISPORT NUTRITION STORES 2309 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 828-3488; Hwy. 190, the Village,
Mandeville, (985) 727-3482; www.nutrisportonline.com;
www.catherinewilbert.com NutriSport is your total wellness resource. An expert staff can help customers
reach their goals -- from weight loss to wellness -- at tremendous savings. Offering
only the highest quality supplements, natural medicines and natural and low-carbohydrate
foods at 20 percent to 40 percent off every day.
THE CHI MACHINE 1815 Jena St., 897-9670 A therapeutic total body massager, the Chi Machine not only relaxes you, but
redirects the body's chi and allows the body to heal itself.
COMPLEMENTARY MEDICAL SERVICES 3501 Severn Ave., Suite 19, Metairie, 779-6363; "Biochamica By-pass" is offered as well as an alternative to surgery -- Chelatien
DEBORAH LESEM, D.D.S. 100 Robert E. Lee Blvd., 282-7700 Cosmetic and family dental services, including bleaching, bonding, white fillings,
root canals, crowns, bridges and dentures. Dr. Lesem provides the highest quality
of care in a new, state-of-the-art office with the highest standards for cleanliness
EARTHSAVERS RELAXATION SPA AND STORE 5501 Magazine St., 899-8555; 3256 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-5152;
3414 U.S. Hwy. 190, The Premier Centre, Mandeville, (985) 674-1133; 434 Chartres
St., 581-4999; 528 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 875-0300; 7809 Jefferson
Hwy., Baton Rouge, (225) 925-5495; www.earthsaversonline.com This relaxation haven takes a therapeutic approach to a full range of services,
including manicures, pedicures, massage, foot reflexology and spa services. A
wellness section provides books, vitamins and herbs, and an aromatherapy section
features 100 percent pure essential oils and herbs.
ELIZABETH KINSLEY, M.D. 101 E. Fairway Drive, Suite 101, Covington, (985) 893-3737; www.drkinsley.com Plastic surgeon Dr. Elizabeth Kinsley specializes in surgery of the breast,
particularly augmentation, reduction, lifts and reconstruction following cancer
surgery. She also offers a complete range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical
procedures, including body contour surgery, facial enhancement and ancillary procedures
as well as comprehensive skin-care.
THE FITNESS CONNECTION 4426 Trenton St., Metairie, 885-7855; www.fitnessconnection.net A personal training center and gym featuring top-name weight and cardio equipment.
If you need to maximize your time and are looking for results, the Fitness Connection
is the place to start.
FRANCO'S LAKEVIEW ATHLETIC CLUB 111 Robert E. Lee Blvd., 286-8801; www.francoslakeview.com Adult athletic club specializing in personal service, cutting-edge fitness
programming and equipment in a clean, elegant facility conveniently located on
HANGER PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS 3211 D'Hemecourt St., 827-1544; 3750 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 831-0646;
600 N. Hwy. 190, Suite 2, Covington, (985)-892-1898; www.hanger.com Complete, high-quality prosthetic and orthotic care.
INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA 2424 Edenborn Ave., Suite 430, Metairie, 834-9000; www.interimhealthcare.com A provider of home health care and supplemental health care staffing.
JAMES R. BENNETT, LCSW 201 Greenbrier Blvd., Covington, (985) 893-2970 Provides individual and family counseling, substance abuse assessment and
representations for denied disability benefits.
JEFFREY SINGER, M.D. 4720 S. I-10 Service Road, Suite 406, Metairie, 456-3155; 120 Meadowcrest
St., Suite 330, Gretna, 391-7550; www.jeffreysingermd.com Board-certified ophthalmologist Jeffrey Singer helps near-sighted, far-sighted
and astigmatic patients see clearly. He uses state-of-the-art technology, including
the new VISX53 Laser and won't add any extra charges.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER 5342 St. Charles Ave., 897-0143; 6121 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 887-5158;
www.nojcc.com A true community center, the JCC has something for everyone. If contains a
state-of-the-art fitness center with an Olympic-size pool, spa services and programs
and classes for adults, children and teenagers.
LAKESIDE HOSPITAL 4700 S. I-10 Service Road, Metairie, 780-8282; www.lakesidehospital.com A complete health and wellness facility that delivers babies, provides diagnostic
imaging and laboratory analysis, sports medicine, surgical services, fertility
specialists, urgent care services and more. Open nights, weekends and holidays.
MACKIE SHILSTONE HEALTH AND NUTRITION CENTERS 2901 Magazine St., 897-1030; 701 Metairie Road, Metairie, 834-2811; 8847
Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 463-0080; 2 St. Ann Place, 674-2535; www.mackieshilstone.com Health and wellness programs for the family. For 25 years, health and nutrition
expert Mackie Shilstone has provided the public with advice and a staff that can
assist with health and wellness needs.
DR. MARTHA STEWART 3535 Bienville St., Suite W350, Memorial Medical Plaza, Mercy Campus, 483-3514
Dr. Stewart specializes in general, cosmetic and surgical dermatology. She's
certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of the American
Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic
Surgery and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
METHODIST HOSPITAL 5620 Read Blvd., 244-5100; www.pmmh.org This 317-bed, full-service acute care facility offers a full range of diagnostic
and therapeutic services for in-patients as well as out-patients. With a spiritual
core, Methodist Hospital promotes health and wellness through healing, caring,
serving and educating.
NEW FREEDOM INC. 3200 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, 888-8600 New Freedom offers intensive outpatient treatment for addiction and mental
health, with convenient evening hours and a central Metairie location.
NEW IMAGES/ JERROLD C. GENDLER, M.D. 3715 Prytania St., 895-2261 Specializing in "beauty" via cosmetic surgery and skin care products including
Obagi and Skin Medica.
NEW ORLEANS REGIONAL PET CENTER 3434 Prytania St., Suite 120, 895-7146; www.neworleansregionalpetcenter.com The center provides state-of-the-art imaging for the diagnosis of cancer.
PET (positron emission tomography) can detect cancer that may be missed by conventional
NURSES REGISTRY 990 N. Corporate Drive, Suite 302, Harahan, 736-0803; www.mynursesregistry.com Combining skilled nursing excellence with compassion and commitment using
point-of-care technology. The business provides complete home health and private
duty services with a registered nurse on duty 24 hours a day.
OCHSNER CLINIC FOUNDATION 1516 Jefferson Hwy., 836-9820 Ochsner is a trusted name in health care in New Orleans, offering comprehensive
services for every medical need from pediatrics to cosmetic surgery to cardiology
to primary care. The Ochsner Health Plan of Louisiana provides a network of 2,500
physicians and 62 hospitals to make certain patients are treated with care wherever
OMEGA HOSPITAL 2525 Severn Ave., Metairie, 832-4200 or (800) 535-4177; www.omega-institute.com Private, licensed hospital for women, specializing in female pelvic problems
such as endometriosis, fibroid tumors, urinary and fecal incontinence. Dr. Joseph
H. Bellina seeks to help women enjoy a healthy, pain-free lifestyle.
ONE TO ONE PERSONAL TRAINING AND CLINICAL EXERCISE 735 Octavia St., 891-5121; www.clinical-exercise.biz A personal training studio founded on the principles of high-intensity training
using Super Slow(tm) protocols. The goal here is to deliver the results customers
want without them being married to the gym.
POOLE DERMATOLOGY 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 406, Metairie, 838-8225; www.pooledermatology.com Poole Dermatology provides each patient with high-quality, personalized and
compassionate care for all dermatology needs. The office specializes in adult
and pediatric dermatology, skin cancer surgery, laser therapy, Botox and spider-vein
ST. CHARLES ATHLETIC CLUB 1600 St. Charles Ave., 523-2582 A full-service athletic club with state-of-the-art equipment and a professional
staff to help you use it all correctly. The facility also offers aerobics, yoga,
other classes and a SwimEX pool that has a current you can swim against.
ST. CHARLES VISION/ ST. CHARLES VISION OUTLET (Vision) 138 Carondelet St., 522-0826; 3200 Severn Ave., Metairie, 887-2020;
624 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-6311; (Outlet) 837 S. Clearview Pkwy., Jefferson,
733-0406; 6900 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-5555; 2766 Belle Chasse
Hwy., Gretna, 391-3000; 13322 Hwy. 90, Boutte, 785-8484; www.stcharlesvision.com A full-service eye-care center that specializes in difficult-to-fit contact
lens needs, treatment of eye diseases, specialty ophthalmic prescription lenses
and innovative eyewear.
THE SKIN & HAIR CLINIC OF NEW ORLEANS 324 Chartres St., 566-1706; www.drpelias.com Anti-aging treatments are the specialty at this full-service medi-spa, which
is owned and operated by Dr. Marilyn Pelias. The clinic provides services ranging
from Botox injections to laser hair removal to chemical peels. It also validates
parking at a nearby garage.
TOTAL HEALTH FAMILY CLINIC 525 Metairie Road, Metairie, 835-3535; www.totalhealthnetwork.net Integrating medical discipline of physical and occupational therapy with the
art of chiropractic health care. Utilizing low-force/ non-force techniques, active
exercise and complete nutritional programs to help patients achieve well being.
TOURO SLEEP DISORDERS LABORATORY 3525 Prytania St., Suite 110, 897-8497 The laboratory provides diagnosis and treatment for a comprehensive range
of sleep disorders.
TRACY EWELL 5500 Magazine St., 269-8490; www.tracyewell.com Cosmetic and skin care studio inside Mimi boutique, offering cosmetics lines
from Tarte, Linda Cantello and Caudalie as well as makeup application and lessons,
eyebrow arching and more.
TULANE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL & CLINIC 1415 Tulane Ave., 588-5800 A comprehensive hospital, clinic and health sciences center in downtown New
Orleans, Tulane has a worldwide reputation for excellence and innovation. Patients
will find physicians to help with all their medical needs including annual checks-ups,
cancer treatment, psychiatric services, women's health, pediatrics, transplants
and all other health needs.
UPTOWN EYECARE 3640 Magazine St., 899-3937 A full-service optometry office with an eye toward filling the vision needs
of the college crowd, with a wide variety of frames, contact lenses, student specials
and reasonable prices.
U.S. BIOCHEM MEDICAL LABORATORY INC./ A.S. LEE FERNANDEZ 4539 N. I-10 Service Road, Metairie, 455-6000; www.usbio-chem.com For more than 30 years, BioChem has provided high-quality, reasonably priced
preventive medicine services. Offerings include multiphasic screening, blood chemistries,
EKG, medical ID card, vital signs and much more. Results go to the patient, and
no doctor's order is necessary for testing. In most cases, results are available
the day after testing.
WOMEN'S ATHLETIC CLUB 701 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-5002; www.womensathleticclub.com Equipment and fitness programs created for women are the hallmark here. SPINNING
and classes included in membership. Personal training also is offered, and spa
services begin in November. Gift certificates are available.