The late Dr. Robert Stewart was one of the founding doctors of Houston Eye Associates—now the largest ophthalmology group in the United States. While providing some of the best eye care in the country, Dr. Stewart allowed his son, Colby, to spend high school summers working as a technician and scribe in his office. “I learned so much those summers,” says Colby. “My father had a special connection with his patients by educating them, and making them feel at ease.” Today, Dr. Colby Stewart MD has followed in his father’s footsteps at Houston Eye Associates, and has blazed a trail of his own in LASIK and cataract surgery.
The Junior Fashionista Board at Pennywise–the resale centers benefiting the Fort Bend Women’s Center–is a fantastic opportunity for students to earn service hours and learn fashion and retail skills. We talked to Jamay Fishbeck, model and volunteer Lead Fashionista, and two of the Junior Fashionistas, Shellcy Chatham and Alyssa Merlos, to get an upclose look at the program.
Anyone who suffers from heel pain knows how miserable it can be. There have even been studies showing a possible causal relationship between depression and chronic pain in this part of the body. It is a condition people frequently describe as “debilitating.”
Dr. Rodney Bell, the choir director at Needville High School, has seen a chiropractor for most of his life. When he moved here several years ago, he started seeing Dr. Steve Harris at Sugar Land Health Center. It was chiropractic adjustment business as usual for Dr. Bell...until this summer
Whether you are a mother, daughter, sister, brother, friend, or coworker...cancer affects us all. That includes two local celebrities who have recently been impacted by this terrible disease, which led them to team with the American Cancer Society for the 6th annual “Couture for the Cause” fashion show this fall. Melissa Wilson has graciously agreed to serve as the Honorary Chair, and Michele Fisher is generously offering her talents to host the event as our emcee.
Midlife can be a little infuriating! Just as soon as you’ve got yourself halfway figured out...along comes the spare tire, diminished sex drive and all-around exhaustion. You deserve none of it. You work out and watch your calories. You’re the first one to pass on dessert. So what gives?
Barbra Dela Cruz needed a new dentist, so she turned to Google looking for great reviews and a practice close to home. “Dr. Thomas Lomonte was just 10 minutes from my house,” says Barbra. “And he seemed like a guy everyone loved. I wanted the same dentist for both myself and my daughter...so I was looking for a reputation of comfort and friendliness!”
Freestanding ERs and Urgent Care facilities are popping up all over our community...but it’s important to remember that they’re not all created equal. If you choose an urgent care center because you’re worried about the wait at your local emergency room, you may not get the help you actually need! Many urgent care centers have limited hours and have a physician on-call, rather than on-site. All day, every day St. Michael’s Emergency Rooms offers everything you’d find in a “traditional” ER--physicians trained in emergency medicine, X-ray, Ultrasound and CT, an on-site diagnostic lab, nine exam rooms (including pediatric themed rooms, a sports room, and a Harley-Davidson room!), a treatment suite for observation, and a comfortable waiting room...without a wait!
The most recent American Housing Survey released reports of incidents of rodents in 25 major cities across the United States. John Onofrey, owner of Top 2 Bottom Inspections and BUGCO Pest Control was not at all surprised that the Houston area reported some of the highest percentages of rodents in the country.
Houston native Dr. Lance Jue, DDS of A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe understands the dilemma. “Confidence is the magic ingredient to everything in life,” he explains. “If you feel good about the way you look, it translates to everything you do, who you meet and the impressions you make. You need a great smile, and one of the easiest ways to keep your smile shining bright is to take care of your teeth.