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Complete Primary Care

We offer a full suite of primary care services, with very reasonable self-pay rates. And we believe it's important to publish those rates, to help you make an informed choice. Please note that fees are due at the time services are rendered.

Initial Well Adult Visit

Well adult visits, for which we see patients 16 years of age and up, entail a thorough workup, including a full physical exam and personal history. If required, blood work can be done on the same visit for an additional fee. Please note: If blood work is ordered, fasting for at least 8hrs in advance may be required. Cost:$150

Follow up Visits

Follow up visits allow us to revisit any concerns you or Dr. Stoici may have wanted to investigate further. This may include new problems, medication questions, change or refills to existing prescriptions, review of blood work results or other tests, or review of old records or consults. Cost: $100

Sports Physical

See Dr. Stoici for a sport-specific fitness assessment. Cost $100

Sick Call Visits

There are a plethora of reasons we get sick. Dr. Stoici is an excellent, insightful diagnostician with her finger on the pulse of all the latest findings and treatments. Cost: $100

Well Woman Exam

Our Well Women exams include the thorough workup we perform in the Well Adult visit, with the addition of a PAP smear, breast cancer screening, family planning, and other areas of concern specifically to women. Cost: $175

STD Testing

Sexually transmitted diseases can wreak havoc if undiagnosed. Cost: $250

EKG

An Electrocardiogram (EKG) is an excellent tool for investigating a diagnosis of a heart related problem. Sticky electrodes are applied to the patient's chest, arms and legs, and attached to the EKG machine. The electrical activity of the patient's heart is processed by the EKG machine, and printed on a graph, which Dr. Stoici will interpret. Cost: $40

Vaccinations

The Retreat offers several vaccination options that work to prevent problems before they occur. TDAP Vaccine: $95. Flu Shot: $25. Pneumonia vaccine: $85.

BloodWork

Blood is drawn by Dr Stoici in the office and sent for examination to either Quest or LabCorp. Results are posted 1-2 days later and will be discussed with Dr Stoici over the phone, via email or at the time of the follow up visit. Cost: $150 and up. More complex testing could raise costs.

AestheticServices

We offer a full menu of aesthetic services, because we believe one element of good health is to feel good about the way you look.

Dysport®

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Dysport®

is a "botulinum toxin" similar to Botox® Cosmetic. Dysport was approved for use by the FDA for temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines (frown lines) in adults younger than 65 years of age. Dysport has been used outside the United States for more than 15 years. Initial reports suggest that Dysport may work quicker and last longer than Botox®, keeping wrinkles at bay for six months to one year, compared to the approximate three month timeframe associated with Botox®. (Please note that patients allergic to milk may not be treated with Dysport®.) Treatment with Dysport is $5/unit.

What is Perlane®?
Perlane®, like  Restylane®, is a dermal filler and is a long-lasting gel that, once injected into the skin with an ultra-fine needle, lift and add volume and help diminsh fine lines. Made of a natural substance called hyaluronic acid, it is a completely safe treatment. The hyaluronic acid in Perlane simply supplements the body's age-depleted hyaluronic acid to plump-up the lip or to raise the skin and 'fill in' the particular wrinkle being treated. 

The difference between Restylane® and Perlane® is the size of the particle (with Perlane® containing more hyaluronic acid). This means that Perlane® does a better job of filling deep lines while Restylane® is used in fine lines or in thin skinned people. 

These products last for between six and nine months, although individuals will have varied results. Perlane® is an excellent treatment for wrinkle correction, lip enhancement, smile lines and deep folds.
Treatment is $550/syringe. 

Restylane®
Today, people are increasingly interested in correcting wrinkles and folds; in augmenting the lips and shaping facial contours. With Restylane®, Dr. Stoici's Retreat can offer you a complete solution for tissue-tailored facial augmentation &em; a natural beauty lift using the body's own material.

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What is Restylane®? Restylane® is considered a premier wrinkle filler because it is a safe, temporary, non-animal form of hyaluronic acid gel, a naturally occurring substance that binds water to cells. Restylane® is injected to fill out creases and lines. It is not to be confused with Botox®, which basically relaxes muscles, and they work brilliantly together as a team. The most common areas to have done are lips, nasal labial folds, smile lines and drooping corners of the mouth. Perlane is a very pure and stabilized form of hyaluronic acid.

Are there any Side Effects? Restylane® has minimal side effects. The most common is slight bruising, which is seen in about 20% of patients. The injection hurts more than collagen because collagen has anesthetic. Less common problems would include allergies, but this is very rare. Some patients experience an infection or a cold sore due to the injection of the needle. Additionally, there maybe a little swelling after the needle is injected, and resolves within a day or two.

What are the Differences between Restylane® and Perlane®? Restylane® is thinner and better for lips and fine lines. Perlane® is thicker and good for sculpting e.g. cheek bones or deep lines such as laugh lines. Both Restylane® and Perlane® are the exact same molecule (hyaluronic acid) and made by Q-Med.

Rejuvapen®
Rejuvapen is an amazing breakthrough in skin care that yields amazing results quickly with almost no downtime. Rejuvapen’s nine precisely spaced micro needles create tiny perforations in the top two layers of the skin. The skin shifts its repair mechanism into high gear, producing collagen and elastin to mend these micro-perforations. This is a 100% natural form of skin renewal, repairing from the inside out. Your skin will be firmer and regain its elasticity, so fine lines and wrinkles become visibly reduced, pores are smaller, and you look younger.

Frequently Asked Questions about Rejuvapen

Rejuvapen is an amazing breakthrough in skin care that yields amazing results quickly with almost no downtime. Rejuvapen’s nine precisely spaced micro needles create tiny perforations in the top two layers of the skin. The skin shifts its repair mechanism into high gear, producing collagen and elastin to mend these micro-perforations. This is a 100% natural form of skin renewal, repairing from the inside out. Your skin will be firmer and regain its elasticity, so fine lines and wrinkles become visibly reduced, pores are smaller, and you look younger.

With every new procedure comes questions, and these should answer many of yours.

Q: What results can I expect from Rejuvapen?

A: Skin becomes firmer, regains its elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced, pores are smaller and circulation is stimulated so the overall condition and appearance of the skin improves.

Q: What skin problems does Rejuvapen primarily address?

A: Rejuvapen addresses fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyper-pigmentation and skin texture by stimulating the skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen formation creating healthier skin.

Q: What areas are typical for Rejuvapen treatments?

A: The forehead, around the eyes, cheeks, around the mouth, neck and chest are treated most often, but Rejuvapen can be used on problem areas like surgical scarring to reduce prominence.

Q: How long does is a treatment with Rejuvapen?

A: Procedure time ranges from 30-60 minutes per area depending on the treatment area.

Q: Is it painful and is pain medication involved?

A: All it requires is a topical numbing agent on for 15 minutes before your Rejuvapen procedure. Individualized settings allows for treatments to be adjusted to any skin type and sensitivity level.

Q: What is the recovery time after a Rejuvapen treatment?

A: There is very little down time. Patients will be pink – it will look like a sunburn and feel like a mild windburn – for only about 24 hours. You can resume normal activity immediately after the procedure including driving yourself home. Your practitioner will prescribe a post-procedure skincare regime to optimize healing.

Q: How many procedures does it take to see results.

A: You will actually see visible results after the first treatment, and results improve after subsequent treatments. It is recommended to have 3-4 treatments for optimal results.

Q: How do you get started on a Rejuvapen regimen?

A: Schedule a consultation to ensure that Rejuvapen is the right treatment for you, then schedule individual treatments over the next 3-4 months (based on the recommendation of your skin care professional). If you have a history of cold sores you will need to pretreat with anti-virals to prevent an outbreak post procedure.

The Rejuvapen is a remarkable, non-laser, non-surgical treatment that causes skin to stimulate collagen production and fresh, new tissue. Skin tightens; wrinkles, fine lines, scarring, and hyperpigmentation significantly diminish; pores become finer; and the overall health and circulation of the skin is improved.

WeightLossServices

We offer several physician-supervised weight loss programs, because we know that you're not fit unless you're at the best possible weight for your body. Our initial consultation, including a complete physical examination, an EKG and bloodwork, is $160. Follow up visits are $50.

HCG Sub-Q Kit
HCG Diet/HCG Weight Loss

The HCG we offer is of the finest quality and available in Sub-Q and Sublingual form. The Oral or injectable HCG combines a natural hormone with a low calorie diet to stimulate your body to burn fat while preserving muscle. Compared to other diets the HCG diet immediately begins to burn fat off your body and does it without you feeling hungry or tired. The results are amazing and fast. Men can lose a pound a day and women typically lose a half a pound a day. The cost of an HCG Sub-Q Kit is $175.

What is hCG? Natural, yet effective, hCG is the acronym for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a substance produced in copious amounts by the placenta during pregnancy. It was discovered by Ascheim and Zondek in the urine of pregnant women, back as 1927. After it was observed that the administration of hCG helped to provoke ovulation in experimentation animals, sceintists named their discovery Gonadotropin which refers to its action on the gonads (testicles or ovaries) and Chorionic because it was produced by the Chorium of the placenta. Research by numerous physicians worldwide has determined that the use of hCG diet for obesity treatment meets patients' expectations for a safe and effective weight loss program that is easy to follow and can improve their quality of life, without negative side effects or contraindications.

Use of hCG for treatment of obesity and overweight. The first report on the use of the hCG diet was published in 1954 by the late Dr. ATW Simeons, a German-born physician practicing at the Ospedale Salvatori Mundii in Rome. In India males who suffered from a condition called Adiposogenital dystrophy, where the testes are un-descended, improved in their symptomology when treated with hCG. An additional improvement was the re-distribution of fat from the abdomen, hips, and thighs to an appropriate and healthy distribution. Dr. Simeon hypothesized that if those children were concomitantly submitted to a very low calorie diet they could further reduce their body weight, consuming the “abnormal fat”. Later on, he extended his investigations to patients showing different degrees of obesity, and concluded that hCG might be useful for the treatment of obesity because:

  • Patients tolerated a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) without suffering headaches, irritability and weakness, so common to this approach for weight reduction.
  • Maintenance period after treatment was more effective when compared with simple dietetic procedures.
  • Weight reduction was more satisfactory than that obtained with Standard VLCD.
  • Patients lost more body fat (measured in centimeters) from regions where adipose tissue accumulations were more conspicuous.
Dr. Simeons hypothesized that hCG acted at diencephalic level, a part of the brain that modulates the hypothalamic regulatory centers, which were in turn responsible for the excessive fat accumulation as seen in obesity. For many years the hCG diet for weight loss enjoyed worldwide popularity due to the excellent obtained results. Daily administration of very small doses of hCG plus a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) rapidly decreased body weight without any side effects. Hundreds of thousands of patients benefited from this safe and effective weight reduction program.

Obesity has now reached worldwide proportions, and society faces a problem that will cause more suffering, disease and death than any other plague over the last three hundred years. The use hCG may well be a safe and effective alternative for treating those millions of individuals suffering obesity.

How does hCG help you lose weight in all the right places? It’s not only about pounds; it’s also about the inches. The original hCG diet consisted of a combination of a Very Low Calorie Diet and the use of hCG via injections. However, the amount of weight lost during treatment does not differ significantly from other treatments involving low calorie diets. What makes treatment with hCG so effective is that patients lose significantly more body fat than patients that only diet. The impact is seen in a changed body contour, with particular impact on those hard-to-reduce areas such as thighs and buttocks.

Once the treatment with low calorie diet ends (approximately four weeks, depending on the weight loss objective) patients go through a “maintenance” period where the level of calories is restored to the usual rate according to body type, but all ingredients that could be stored by the body as fat are restricted. In this way, the body realigns itself to a normal eating routine, but does not increase the fat storage, which greatly diminishes the risk of rebounding back to the original weight. During treatment you will quickly lose weight, but maintain your muscle mass, and the weight loss will be concentrated in those areas that are most complicated and difficult to reduce.


Summary
There are no age or sex limits, and hardly any contraindications to use the hCG method for the treatment of obesity. Tolerance of the treatment is excellent, and many patients willingly submit to a second treatment. Weight loss is safe and comfortable for patients, provided that they meticulously follow the prescribed diet. Any deviation from the protocol is apt to yield poor results. Even minor deviations may cause unwanted setbacks. The hCG diet is an appropriate approach to the treatment of obesity that also includes a behavior modification program as well as pharmacological and dietetic aspects. When properly managed, the result is rapid weight loss and improved body shape after treatment. Clinical complications and unfavorable results are related to unsafe modifications of the protocol. Evidence suggests that hCG promotes lipolytic activity. Since hCG does not mobilize in vitro lipids from the fat cell, it was hypothesized that the hypothalamic region might be the intermediate organ in hCG lipolytic action. The classic hCG method includes patients' follow-up (daily visits to the doctor to be weighed and injected), helping patients with their behavior modification program. There are some similarities between the behavioral program included in the hCG diet and a current behavior modification program for obesity treatment. The 500 Kcal-diet as prescribed in the original treatment proved to be safe and effective. Results are not surpassed by any other modality of obesity therapy. Reshaping of body contour is more noticeable in those patients displaying the so-called gynoid types (fat located in buttocks and hips area).