Health

These Springfield Experts Want to Help You Be Your Best Self

Consider this your guide to feeling your best and to finding the experts who can get you there!

Nov 01 2022 at 8 a.m.

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Dr. Abigail Fincel
Dr. Abigail Fincel

iTooth Family Dentistry

417-883-8515
3211 E. Battlefield Road, Suite 100, Springfield, MO

Most of iTooth’s patients are striving to be their best selves by enhancing their esthetics, maintaining or improving function and preventing long-term problems. Dr. Lance Robbins and Dr. Abigail Fincel understand that your teeth have many different purposes that are all important; the appearance of your smile can mean just as much as the function of your teeth.

iTooth combines the latest technology with a welcoming environment and amazing team members. From the moment you walk into iTooth until the time you walk out with a warm cookie and beverage, you are treated like family. iTooth is not just about comfort and pampering. Their desire is to put a great smile on every guest’s face and make sure they have the best oral health possible.

Dr. Robbins and Dr. Fincel encourage everyone to get the smile and oral health they need and deserve by having regular visits. From routine checkups and implants to full mouth restoration and the latest in cosmetic dentistry, the team at iTooth’s desire is to put a smile on every face.

Q&A with Dr. Abigail Fincel

What do you recommend to patients to be their best?
Come see us every six months! Also, it’s important for patients to be involved in the treatment process and just as dedicated to their dental care as we are. It’s a team effort.

How do you deliver your personal best to clients?
I strive every day to deliver the care to people that I would want for my family or myself. I love engaging my patients and educating them about what is going on while explaining things in terms that everyone can understand.

Why did you choose to go into your current profession?
I chose dentistry because of the combination of interaction with people and modern science. My job is really just about spending time with people and using this unique skill to care for others and help people with their oral health.

QC Kinetix in Springfield MO

QC Kinetix

417-213-4261
5571 Gretna Rd., Suite B, Branson
4955 National Ave., Unit B, Springfield

Your best self starts from within. Are you tired of the constant chronic pain, weary from the impact of limited mobility and tired of addictive pain medication? Attack your pain from a new angle at QC Kinetix where board-certified providers like Dr. Louis Mire and Candace Boyle, RPA-C, utilize regenerative medicine to improve quality of life without the use of drugs or surgery for their patients. The team at QC Kinetix has years of experience across the world that ultimately led them to practicing alternative methods of treating injuries.

QC Kinetix is proud to offer effective and fast-acting regenerative medical solutions in Springfield and Branson, MO. Their targeted treatments are relatively pain-free and non-invasive and are ideal for people suffering from aches and pains. These treatments result in fast healing without the risk of infection or extensive blood loss and adverse reactions that typically accompany surgery. Our natural treatments are ideal for people suffering from: knee, shoulder and elbow pain, pain due to sports injuries, wrist, ankle and hip pain, joint pain due to arthritis, lower back, foot/hand, finger/toe, tendon, ligament and muscle pain. The best part about not having surgery to help your body relieve pain naturally? There is no significant recovery or downtime after the treatments themselves and pain gradually subsides in the coming months.

Q&A with Dr. Louis Mire

What’s the most important thing for readers to know about your business?
Our goal is to utilize regenerative medicine to improve the quality of life of as many people as possible without the use of drugs or surgery.

What do you recommend to patients to be their best?
Stay active, daily walking, eat and hydrate well, supplements to maintain well-being, pull back on activities that cause strain or pain, and get adequate rest.

Why did you choose to go into your current profession?
It’s exciting to be part of something that has so much potential, which is natural and compliments and promotes the body’s natural healing process well.

Callie Maggard, Valerie Sharlin, Dr. Ken Sharlin, Rachel Wemple
Photo by Leah StiefermannCallie Maggard, Valerie Sharlin, Dr. Ken Sharlin, Rachel Wemple

Sharlin Health and Neurology

417-485-4330
5528 N. Farmer Branch Rd., Ozark, MO

Sharlin Health & Neurology offers neurological healthcare with a focus on health, rather than illness. Although they have a deep understanding of the diseases that affect the brain and nervous system, their focus is patient centered, offering hope and solutions that holistically look at each patient’s unique healthcare journey. Their goal is to help patients change the trajectory of their illness beyond medications and identify and address why they got sick in the first place, and help patients be empowered to become the best versions of themselves.

Everyone’s journey is unique so they utilize individualized solutions like cutting-edge traditional neurological diagnostics and therapeutics, clinical trial participation opportunities for emerging therapeutics, comprehensive functional medicine, and regenerative medicine.

Being your best is also about having grace and understanding of where you are at any moment in time, creating realistic goals and working toward accomplishing them, then re-evaluating along the way to ensure you are on track. Sharlin Health & Neurology’s goal is to protect and restore neurological health for patients and families alike.

When you come to Sharlin Health and Neurology, you are joining a family of dedicated, caring, and passionate professionals who are ready to help guide you through all the possibilities.

Q&A with Dr. Ken Sharlin

What do your customers typically think of when they’re trying to achieve their “best self”?
We hear the word “hope” over and over. Too often, people are under the impression that when it comes to neurological illness there is nothing that can be done about it.

How do you deliver your  personal best to clients?
We have our Five Pillar System that is Identify the correct diagnosis, Investigate the root causes, Integrate the individual clues into a holistic and manageable plan, Restore balance, and Regenerate where we use cutting edge regenerative medicine techniques and investigative tools to help people become the best versions of themselves.

What do you recommend to patients to be their best?
Being your best is a journey. It’s not just about information, or about having the goal and then stopping once you get there. It’s about implementation. The most important part of being your best is the openness and vulnerability to try new things, and to not feel overwhelmed. We meet our patients where they are so that being their best is accomplished through small, realistic and achievable changes that build over time.

Dr. Matthew Kienstra

VOS by Kienstra

417-887-3223
1965 S. Fremont Ave., Suite 120, Springfield

Now it is easier than ever to show the world your best self and your best face thanks to 417-land’s Facial Plastic Surgeon, Matthew A. Kienstra, MD, FACS. Dr. Kienstra’s specialization in plastic surgery of the face sets him apart and assures patients that all of his experience and expertise is in a very focused area of the body—the face.

Decades of exclusive dedication and training have made Dr. Kienstra the go-to expert in his field. He and his team will put you at ease with over 175 years of combined experience and expertise giving you superior advice and guidance along the way. Every face is different, everyone’s skin tells a different story and each individual has different goals. Their objective is to work with you to maintain your individuality and to make “your beautiful happen.”

From rhinoplasty to rejuvenation procedures such as facelifts, eyelid surgery, brow lifts, laser skin resurfacing, Botox® and fillers, the team at Vos is here to help you achieve your best self. Aesthetic treatments and facial plastic surgery are highly effective ways to increase your self-esteem, confidence and enjoyment of life. Dr. Kienstra offers a wide range of solutions that can be customized just for you.

Q&A with Dr. Matthew Kienstra

What does being your “best self” mean to you?

Every face is different, everyone’s skin tells a different story and everyone has different goals. Our objective is to work together to maintain your individuality and to make “your beautiful happen.”

What do you love most about your business?
Helping people achieve their Best Self through procedures and skin treatments often results in renewed confidence. Knowing we played a part in helping them find that confidence is very rewarding.

How do you deliver your personal best to clients?
The experience, warmth and training of our staff ensures our patients receive our personal best. Our team regularly attends professional preceptorships/conferences and stays up to date on the latest trends and insight from aesthetic industry experts. Our patients benefit from the best devices on the market in the hands of highly trained providers. 

Acacia Spa
Acacia Spa

Acacia Spa

417-823-8318
4058 S. Lone Pine Ave., Springfield, MO

Luxurious amenities like infrared sauna, Arctic room and eucalyptus steam room meet world-class service at Acacia Spa. The Acacia experience is a unique blend of a day spa and med spa and is designed to help you achieve total wellbeing.

Acacia offers Elite Spa Memberships, so you can take advantage of amenities without needing an appointment! Members rave that these memberships make their lives less stressful and that they enjoy the perks, including being locked into the lowest monthly rate, VIP sneak peeks and discounts on scheduled spa services.

Acacia is now unveiling a new membership program that’s tailored to specific services you love. Call today to learn more, and experience head-to-toe transformation at Acacia Spa!

Inviktus Salon Springfield MO
Christa Stephens

Inviktus Salon

417-732-2700
212 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, MO
549 E. Elm St., Republic, MO
1903 S. Glenstone, Springfield, MO

Inviktus Salon offers much more than a high end haircut or color. Here you will also find medical-grade cosmetics, extensions, lash services, botox, teeth whitening and barbering!

The entire Inviktus team strives to help you be your best self and that goes beyond the moment you walk out the doors with your salon perfect vibes. They take pride in teaching each person who comes through their doors about how to best take care of your new look at home and keep you feeling confident and photo ready between visits to one of their three locations, including their new location in the Plaza Towers Shopping Center.

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Nu Essence Spa

417-890-7378
1319 E. Republic Road, Springfield, MO

Nu Essence Spa is inviting you to treat yourself to a spa day. Spring is for growth, renewal and beauty. Sometimes investing in yourself can be the catalyst that propels you into living your best life from self-care to dreams and desires.

Nu Essence Spa offers a wide range of services from manicures and lashes, to facials and massage. With a staff of over 40 professionals, it is easy to get multiple services done during one visit to this locally owned retreat! Come on over, put on that plush robe and sink into relaxation with Nu Essence Spa in Springfield.

Front Row: Jen Stewart-Valentin, Barkley, Maddie Tucker & Julia Mello Back Row: Stephanie Brewer, Paris Docker & Skyler Priest
Front Row: Jen Stewart-Valentin, Barkley, Maddie Tucker & Julia Mello Back Row: Stephanie Brewer, Paris Docker & Skyler Priest

Sun Tan City

417-882-4432
6 different locations across Springfield, Nixa & Ozark

Summer is almost here and you can get a jumpstart on a natural looking glow at Sun Tan City. Sun Tan City is a locally owned and operated company that benefits from being a part of the #1 brand in the Indoor Tanning Industry. They take pride in training their team to offer customized recommendations to help customers achieve their goals in a clean and inviting environment. Feeling your best self can start with feeling confident in your own skin and at Sun Tan City you can be Confident and let yourself shine!