Best of TimesOC: Health and Wellness

Your winners, and favorites, for 2019’s Best of TimesOC health and wellness choices.

Best Chiropractic

Winner: Newport Center Family Chiropractic

359 San Miguel Dr. Ste. 203, Newport Beach 92625Newport Center Family Chiropractic is honored to receive Best Chiropractor in the TimesOC Reader’s Choice. With combining state of the art computerized chiropractic technology non-surgical spinal decompression therapy and laser therapy we can optimize patient outcomes and results and help patients get faster relief! I 949.640.1470

Favorite: Di Siena and Irvine Chiropractic, Nutrition and Brain Wellness
6 Venture Ste. 115, Irvine 92618

We serve the purpose of correcting vertebral subluxations, the intent of removing nerve stress and the expectation of optimal health. We provide the encouragement of hope, the heart of compassion, and the skillful hands of chiropractic, faithfully relying on the healing power of God. I 949.559.6030

Best Cosmetic Surgery

Winner: Lavinia K. Chong, M.D., F.A.C.S.
1401 Avocado Ave. Ste. 803, Newport Beach 92660

Dr. Lavinia K. Chong is a second-generation board-certified female plastic surgeon specializing in facelifts, mommy makeovers, and revisional breast surgery. She works alongside a roster of personally selected board-certified anesthesiologists to provide patients the highest quality of care and safety. Her private surgical suite is accredited by the Institute of Medical Quality (a division of the California Medical Association). In her downtime she enjoys yoga, music, and traveling with her husband and two children. I 949.644.1400

Favorite: Facial Aesthetic Concepts
Locations in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita

Facial Aesthetic Concepts utilizes the latest facial and body rejuvenation techniques in aesthetic procedures and non-surgical treatments so you can look your best. Our team of plastic surgeons and dermatologic specialists can offer the most effective options for your needs. I 949.518.1414

Favorite: Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Lounge
359 San Miguel Dr. #110, Newport Beach 92660

Dr. Kevin Sadati is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon and sculptor. He has performed over 5,000 lower face and neck lifts for men and women without general anesthesia. He has won Best Cosmetic Surgeon by OC Register five years in a row and has appeared on TV as well as major news outlets across the nation. I 949.706.7776

Favorite: Orange County Plastic Surgery
4501 Birch St. Ste. B, Newport Beach 92660

Orange County plastic surgeon Dr. Juris Bunkis and his staff at Orange County Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach take pride in offering the highest standard of cosmetic care. I 949.888.9700

Best Dental Implants

Winner: Mark Kramer, DDS
1442 Irvine Blvd. Ste. 105, Tustin 92780

Dr. Kramer earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1978 from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, and has maintained his private practice in the Newport Beach area since 1985. His expertise stems from extensive high-level postgraduate study with the masters in the field, in the areas of advanced cosmetic reconstructive dentistry, implant dentistry and sedation dentistry. I 714.500.7194

Favorite: Dental 2000
33 Creek Rd. Ste. 210-B, Irvine 92604: 30012 Crown Valley Pkwy. Ste. B, Laguna Niguel 92677

Meet our implant specialist: Dr. Patel is a diplomate and board-certified by the American Board of Oral Implantology. Our office includes the latest in 3-D imaging from Samsung and digital Panorex. Dr. Patel is also certified in sleep dentistry. Here we believe in technology and compassion in order to provide excellent patient care. I Irvine: 949.857.6757, Laguna Niguel: 949.495.2866

Best General Dentistry

Winner: Ford Dental Group
16511 Goldenwest St. Ste. 107, Huntington Beach 92647

Ford Dental Group is a state-of-the-art family dental practice that is dedicated to creating an exceptional experience for all our patients. Our goal is to provide every patient the smiles they have always wanted in a comfortable, convenient manner. Our services include simple filling, dental implants, crowns in one visit and smile makeovers. We would like to partner with each patient on their journey to optimal oral health. I 714.409.6161

Favorite: Johnson & Genc Dentistry
360 San Miguel Dr., Newport Beach 92660

Our office is located at 360 San Miguel, Newport Beach, in the Newport Center medical/dental buildings. We are one of the few dental practices that has its own in-office dental laboratory for crowns, bridges and custom-color ceramics. I 949.640.0300

Favorite: Newport Beach Dental Associates: Dr. Liviu Gold
1501 Superior Ave. #100, Newport Beach 92663

Newport Beach Dental Associates is home to a world class team that provides phenomenal smiles. Your smile is a unique expression of your beauty and confidence. We aim to take care of you and your teeth with the utmost in attention to your health. I 949.650.6772

Favorite: Laguna Hills Family Dentistry
24407 Calle De La Louisa Ste. 200, Laguna Hills 92653

We foster patient relationships based on mutual trust, excellent customer service, and the best personalized patient care available. I 949.588.7525

Best Gym/Fitness Center

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Winner: 24 Hour Fitness
3521 E. Chapman Ave., Orange 92869

Headquartered in San Ramon, we are a leading fitness industry pioneer with nearly four million members in more than 400 clubs across the U.S. For more than 30 years, we’ve held fast to our mission of helping people improve their lives through fitness. From small and large goals met inside our clubs to living better outside the club, we’re here to help you Do More with Your 24. I 714.639.9300

Favorite: 9Round Fitness Orange
3135 N. Glassell St., Orange 92865

9Round is a specialized fitness center for people who want a unique, fun and proven workout that guarantees results. I 714.721.9942

Favorite: Core Reform Pilates – Westcliff Plaza
1058 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach 92660

Core Reform Pilates classes combine the lengthening and strengthening power of Pilates with innovative moves designed to help clients see results. Each carefully choreographed session is designed to develop muscle, burn fat, and increase cardiovascular endurance. I 949.646.8600

Best Hearing Aids

Winner: Ears to Hear
2200 Harbor Blvd. Ste. C-250, Costa Mesa 92627

Here at Ears to Hear, we take a compassionate approach to your individual and personal care. We provide tools, services and education to improve communication skills and help people hear again! There are 31.5 million people in the U.S. suffering from hearing loss, if you are one of them, you are not alone. We at Ears to Hear want to make it possible to hear life’s special moments at the best of your hearing ability. I 714.754.7777

Favorite: Costco Hearing Aid Centers
Multiple locations

Costco Hearing Aid Centers offer Costco value pricing, premium technology and free perks like product demonstrations, follow-up appointments, hearing aid cleanings, check-ups and loss and damage protection.

Best Hospital

Winner: Hoag Memorial Hospital
1 Hoag Dr., Newport Beach 92663

For 65 years, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has stood on the bluffs in Newport Beach as a beacon of exceptional health care. A place where the best and brightest physicians care for their patients with the support of highly skilled nurses and a wide range of dedicated staff. Hoag Hospital Newport Beach is an acute care, nonprofit hospital located on the Orange County coastline in Newport Beach. I 949.764.4624

Best Medical Group

Winner: Lee Regenerative Medical Institute
18800 Main St. Ste. 106, Huntington Beach 92648

Dr. Lester Lee and Dr. Kirsten Singler use bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) and IV nutrition to treat patients with hormone imbalances. These ailments are treated by getting to the root cause of complex conditions and returning the patient to a state of hormone balance. I 714.375.1441

Favorite: Hoag Medical Group
1 Hoag Dr., Newport Beach 92663

Hoag Medical Group (HMG) is the multispecialty physician group most closely aligned with Hoag Hospital. HMG has a physician for everyone in the family with a wide range of specialties. I 949.764.4624

Favorite: Monarch HealthCare
11 Technology Mail, Stop 16, Dr. Irvine 92618

Monarch HealthCare provides care to 225,000 people in Orange County and Long Beach. Since 1994, we have built relationships with leading hospitals and health plans, offering members extensive choice in care. With over 2,500 physicians in our network, members get the care they want and need, right in their neighborhood. I 888.767.2222

Favorite: St. Joseph Heritage Group
1100 W. Stewart Dr., Orange 92868

St. Joseph Heritage Group offers nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty with an unparalleled standard of care. Our dedication to service, compassion and quality healthcare has made us an essential caretaker in Orange County for over 90 years. I 714.633.9111

Favorite: Monarch HealthCare
11 Technology Dr. Stop 16, Irvine 92618

Monarch HealthCare provides care to 225,000 people in Orange County and Long Beach. Since 1994, we have built relationships with leading hospitals and health plans, offering members extensive choice in care. With over 2,500 physicians in our network, members get the care they want and need, right in their neighborhood. I 888.767.2222