A doctor’s “bedside manner” will not usually appear on their resume, but patients in need of a primary care physician would no doubt give Dr. Patsy Vargo and Hillary Glen, DNP, ARNP, “Five Stars” for their attentive approach to patient healthcare.
Health & Beauty
The term “just another beautiful day in paradise” is heard often here in SoWal.
Red Tide can ruin a day at the beach in Walton County, Florida. Luckily, Red Tide is pretty rare in South Walton. The 30A beaches rarely get Red Tide, but when it come it is no fun. Sometimes it is very mild and people think it is an allergy attack. Sometimes it is severe and makes you feel like you have the flu.
Salon Twist opened the doors to a full book of clients on St. Patrick’s Day 13 years ago. The Seagrove salon’s success can be attributed to hard work, good vibes and maybe even a bit o'luck. Owner Gina Shiflett moved to South Walton a mere sixteen days prior, and it’s been a whirlwind ever since.
For the Health of It has been in business for 22 years in Blue Mountain Beach. That’s long enough to see organic babies grow into organic kids into organic teens into healthy adults.
After all this time, the good folks at the health food store / nutritional emporium / juice & smoothie bar still manage to keep things fresh. Now they’re stocking items from the largest provider of organic produce in the Southeast to offer loyal customers clean food at conventional prices.
For those of you who’ve been wondering about the cool new building just completed next to the Donut Hole on Highway 98 - wonder no more - it is the new home of Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics and the O’Donnell Eye Institute (both formerly located on Mack Bayou).
Local dentists Dr. Olivier Broutin, Dr. Amber Wiebe, and Dr. Lauren Crawford are out to change lives by offering free smiles to anyone who needs dental work, as they host Dentistry from the Heart again this year. The Smileology dental office in Miramar Beach will provide free services for patients in need of dental care on Friday, March 25.
Shelter House will host a unique twilight run designed to shine the light on abuse in our community. The 5th Annual Luminaria Run to End Domestic & Sexual Violence will take place on Saturday, December 5 at 4:30 pm. Runners will start at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in Destin and follow a course lined with more than 2,000 luminarias lighting their path.
Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics recently added MLS Laser Therapy to its practice, growing its reputation as a leader in dental technology in our community. MLS, or Multi-wave Lock System, is a technology that uses a patented combination of wavelengths to either relieve pain or promote accelerated healing. And the best part, MLS Laser Therapy can be used on patients during routine dental procedures to reduce pain.
Chris Crowley, author of Younger Next Year and Thinner Next Year, will be in Seaside November 21 and 22 to kick off the Seaside Institute Aging in Place program. A book signing, lecture, bike tour and reception are planned. Don't miss this chance to learn about the best way to approach the "Next Third" of your life.