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By Staff | Nov 1, 2019

Massage therapist joins Dr. Mel’s Wellness Spa

Dr. Mel Youngs, D.C., P.A. has announced one of the newest additions to her healthcare team, Ellise El-Amin, a licensed massage therapist. El-Amin has been a massage therapist since 2018 and has the experience and skills to help patients with a variety of health problems.

She is trained to relieve headaches, muscle tension, back and neck pain and more. She specializes in deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy.

El-Amin is among 13 highly skilled licensed massage therapists at Dr. Mel’s Chiropractic Office & Wellness Spa. The office is located in downtown Cape Coral and is open six days a week.

For more information, call 239-542-1422 or visit our website www.dryoungs.com.

Eye Centers of Florida welcomes Toomey

Sara Toomey, OD, born and raised in Cape Coral, has joined Eye Centers of Florida. Toomey recently completed an ocular disease residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida, ranked the top eye hospital in the United States in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals issue.

Toomey completed an undergraduate degree at University of Florida in Gainesville and then attended Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in vision science and a doctorate in optometry.

She received valuable clinical training through internships at Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center Optometry Clinic in Gainesville, Florida, and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. She also completed rotations in pediatrics and specialty contact lenses as a student doctor at the Eye Care Institute at Nova Southeastern University.

Toomey has published and presented research at several national industry meetings and given numerous lectures on eye health. She maintains memberships in Southwest Florida Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association and American Optometric Association. She enjoys participating in community vision screenings and promoting diabetes awareness.

Appointments may be made with Toomey by calling 888-EYE-APPT (888-393-2778).

Eye Centers of Florida was founded in 1971 by David C. Brown MD, FACS, an internationally recognized leader in cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation and pioneer in refractive surgery, implantable contact lenses, glaucoma drainage device procedures and more and regularly participates in FDA clinical studies. Eye Centers of Florida has 11 convenient locations throughout Southwest Florida featuring ophthalmology, optometry and optical services. The flagship office in Fort Myers also houses a surgery center and aesthetics program.

Pediatric Dentistry of Florida adds orthodontist

Pediatric Dentistry of Florida, Dr. Tim M. Verwest, DMD & Associates have added full-service orthodontic services and treatment to compliment the variety of pediatric dental services. Orthodontist Dr. Joseph Whitesides, DDS will provide exclusive oversight for patients of the practice.

Complimentary evaluations for braces are being offered to the general public and patients of the Pediatric Dentistry of Florida. The dental office is encouraging those to refer their friends for braces.

To schedule a complimentary orthodontic evaluation, visit www.DrVerwest.com, or call (239) 482-2722.

Florida Skin Center to provide free skin checks

Florida Skin Center will host Check It! Day Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at its Fort Myers Office at 13691 Metropolis Ave. The annual event provides complimentary adult and pediatric skin checks for the general public.

Performed by a Florida Skin Center doctor or physician assistant, the full-body skin checks will address and treat common skin conditions, such as warts, molluscum and precancerous spots, as well as prescribe needed medications and screen for cancer detection.

Anyone interested in obtaining a free skin exam is welcome, and screenings will be performed on a first-come, first-served basis. Skin care vendors will be on-site to provide educational training about skin health and wellness and will conduct product demonstrations.

Light refreshments will be served. The entire family will enjoy entertainment by DJ Cease and can have their photos taken in the photo booth, as well as participate in raffle prizes and giveaways.

No reservations are necessary for this event. For more information, call Florida Skin Center at (239) 561-3376 or visit @FloridaSkinCenter on Facebook.

Florida Skin Center opened its doors in 2001. Currently with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres and Punta Gorda, Florida Skin Center maintains a focus on excellence in patient care, with same-day, early-morning and walk-in appointments readily available.

To make an appointment or for information, call 239-561-3376 or visit online at FloridaSkinCenter.com.