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From the Founder Small Biz, Big Love Congratulations to the My Sandy Springs businesses who were voted by our readers and online followers as the Best of 2020! These awards mean a lot because it says that hundreds of people took the time to endorse your business by voting! To meet some of this year’s winners, go to p. 13. For a complete list of all My Sandy Springs winners, go to atlantabestmedia.com. Since 1990, I have dedicated my business to supporting small, local businesses—and in return they have supported me. Now, more than ever, small business owners need our help. Let’s use our voices and be deliberate in our consumer choices. Consider asking yourself before you spend your money, is this a service or product I can buy from a locally owned small business? Can I use my social and friend networks to spread the word about the positive experiences I have had with these businesses? How can I make a difference? To own a small business requires extreme passion, hard work and resilience. If you have a favorite small business you would like us to know about, please send their information to us at colesen@atlantabestmedia.com.

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BEST WORKOUT FACILITY

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We are proud to be a vital part of the health and wellbeing of all our members in the Sandy Springs community. At Concourse Athletic Club, we believe that community and accountability are what make our wellness experience truly unique. From custom programs to meet your fitness goals, to a variety of classes that give everyone something to enjoy, we are here to help you be your best. Wellbridge.com/Concourse-Athletic-Club, 770.698.2000

BEST ATTORNEY

Aldridge | Pite LLP The closing department of Aldridge Pite, LLP is managed by Tiffiny H. Wolf and dedicated to serving the real estate needs of Sandy Springs and beyond. It is our goal to always be prepared, always be personal, always be professional. If you are looking for a team of professionals invested in your success as a Realtor, Lender, Buyer, Seller or Investor, come close with us! AldridgePite.com/Closings, 404.994.7600

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Boutique for Cosmetic Dentistry At Boutique for Cosmetic Dentistry we have state-of-the-art technology to truly improve your experience. We are dedicated to creating an office environment where people feel comfortable and right at home. We strive to treat our patients with compassionate care and deliver amazing results. Whether you’re visiting our office for a cleaning or a cosmetic consultation, you’re in great hands with our team. BoutiqueForCosmeticDentistry.com, 678.701.6753

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Overhead Door Company of Atlanta™ Since 1935, Overhead Door Company of Atlanta™ has been the trusted garage door company in Sandy Springs. We offer scheduled service in the evening and weekends for no extra charge. Same day service is our specialty. Visit our showroom for the latest styles and technology in garage doors and openers. We also offer front entry doors, driveway gates and more. OverheadDoorAtlanta.com, 404.872.3667 THE IMPRESSION COLLECTION® OFFERS THE WOOD LOOK IN A STEEL OR FIBERGLASS CONSTRUCTION.

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Primrose School of Sandy Springs South Primrose School of Sandy Springs South is a part of a national family of accredited early education and care schools serving infants through kindergarten and afterschoolers. Mrs. Raneet Khurana, the owner, believes that through the Balanced Learning® approach, teachers help empower children to reach their full potential by nurturing curiosity, confidence, creativity and compassion. PrimroseSandySpringsSouth.com, 470.685.1281

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Thank you Sandy Springs, for choosing us "Best Allergy Practice" • Located in Sandy Springs at 800 Mount Vernon Hwy Suite 390 Sandy Springs, GA 30328 • Kevin Schaffer, M.D. and Kathleen Sheerin, M.D. • Serving Atlanta since 1972

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When Boutique for Cosmetic Dentistry opened in Sandy Springs last summer, Dr. Azy Esfandiari and her team had one goal—to strive for quality. They envisioned a small, privately owned boutique setting that would enable them to focus on the needs of each patient, keeping their well-being at the forefront of every decision. “We invest in the best, most up-to-date technology and we care about quality, not quantity,” says Dr. Azy. “We are one of the very few offices here in the Atlanta area that offer Digital Smile Design—a service that allows patients to explore the idea of altering their smile before treatment begins. We can design a smile for our patients and show them exactly what it will look like before they make any commitments.” Dr. Azy’s success is also due in part to the influence of important mentors throughout her career.

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Her five-person team is purposeful in its size, creating an intimate setting to provide dedicated attention to each patient’s wants and needs. “We believe the best outcomes come from achieving our patient’s goals. It is always about the patient—what makes them feel their best,” she says. “We listen to what our patients want, before telling them what they need, and our entire team is invested in the patients’ progress.” Dr. Azy lives in Sandy Springs with her husband, Arash; 2-year-old daughter, Sophia and newly born son, Pasha. On a nice day, you might find Dr. Azy and her family strolling through Chastain Park and enjoying a bite at The Chastain. boutiqueforcosmeticdentistry.com, Boutique for Cosmetic Dentistry, 5975 Roswell Rd., Ste. D-229, Sandy Springs, 770-824-0937. The content for this article is brought to you by Boutique for Cosmetic Dentistry.

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A convenient 90 miles from Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport lies the quaint mountain community of Blue Ridge. This area is often referred to as the gateway to Georgia’s famous Appalachian foothills, one of the world’s oldest mountain ranges. Tourists are drawn here to take in fall foliage, try fly-fishing, visit local shops and restaurants, and immerse themselves in the mountain arts and culture scene.

Returning visitors often find themselves dreaming of a home in the area. After all, few places offer as quick of a getaway from Atlanta’s hustle while providing serene surroundings and exciting opportunities as Blue Ridge does. Old Toccoa Farm, the only community to offer golf in Fannin County, is quintessential mountain living. The community offers custom homes and cottages built to promote a “gathering lifestyle” with a subtle architctural theme that was developed specifically for the community to reflect the scenic natural surroundings.

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There are 388 lots planned with over $12 million in completed custom homes and $8 million in homes currently under construction. Another $10+ million is working through the design process, with construction starting in the fall through the spring of 2021. Development of a Golf Shop; Bar & Grill; and a River Pavilion with fire pits, bocce courts, hammock lounge and bar area is scheduled to break ground this fall; along with expanding the 1.5 miles of walking trails to 3.5 miles. Additional amenities such as swim, tennis and wellness facilities are also planned. The property itself is perhaps the largest draw of the community. Its 18-hole semi-private golf course was designed by Bunker Hill Golf,

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Old Toccoa Farm residents will delight in the community’s secure and convenient location. It’s one of the only communities north of Jasper that offers a 24-hour, manned Gate House along with security and it’s only a short 5 miles from the historic downtown of Blue Ridge. “When you’re 5 miles from town; 5 miles from the lake; 5 miles from the hospital; 5 miles from the grocery; and the fly-fishing, golf and river is right on property, you have something quite unique. And that’s what real estate’s about. Location, location, location,” says Peter Knutzen, a managing partner with Old Toccoa Farm.

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coa Farm In addition to golf, trout fishing along the banks of the Toccoa River and Lake Blue Ridge is ranked the best in the state. In fact, Fannin County is the trout capital of Georgia. On-property fishing perks include access to 4,360 feet of Toccoa River tailwater, offering ample riffles, deep pools and a more than 100-foot-wide river.

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For those looking to become a part of the local community, the volunteer options are robust and rewarding. In fact, the developer of Old Toccoa Farm, many of its employees, and members are intimately involved with local charities including Habitat for Humanity; The Open Arms Home for Children, a safe foster home for abused and neglected young girls ages 10-18; Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc., a veteran-focused organization providing therapy through fly-fishing and fly tying; and Project Chimps, a 236-acre sanctuary in the Blue Ridge Mountains that provides care to former research chimpanzees. With spectacular sporting opportunities, a bustling downtown and a giving community, Old Toccoa Farm is the mountain retreat you’re looking for. oldtoccoafarm.com, 596 Curtis Switch Rd., Mineral Bluff, Georgia, 706-946-4663. The content for this article is brought to you by Old Toccoa Farm.

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Blue Ridge Attractions: Benton MacKaye Trail: Blue Ridge is the official start of this 300-mile foot trail through the Appalachians.

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whose designers, Dan Proctor and Dave Axland, have worked for the renowned firm of Coore & Crenshaw for the past 30 years. Dave Axland just finished up renovation work for Coore & Crenshaw at Kapalua in Maui and Dan just finished his work at the Sheep Ranch, the new Bandon Dunes Golf Resort on the coast of Oregon. Bunker Hill’s lead shaper Jack Dredla, the person responsible for shaping the Old Toccoa Farm golf course, is now a full-time employee of the Old Toccoa Farm team. Among the course’s features are the incredibly beautiful 626-yard, par-five 13th hole, the 413-yard, par-four 6th hole overlooking a 100-year-old barn, and four amazing golf holes that play along the banks of the Toccoa River.

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Helen Ngo says she started Capital Benchmark Partners, located in Sandy Springs, because she, “Saw a need for one-on-one financial planning for younger women, especially those who are just starting off in their careers and who didn’t really have much guidance or accessibility to a financial planner.” And so her company was born. Six years later, she helps women, primarily between the ages of 30 and 45, navigate all of the significant life changes that happen within that window of time. Think tackling student loan payments, purchasing a first home, even getting married and merging finances— that means encouraging women to go after big dreams and big checks.

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HN: I take a 1 to 1.5 hour break during my workday and go for a 3 to 4 mile run or walk around the block at my office to clear my head. I love that there are sidewalks all around and the hidden wood trails behind my building. For food, two of my favorite restaurants are Rumi’s Kitchen and Under The Cork Tree. capitalbenchmarkpartners.com

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Helen Ngo: Tenacious. You have to be pretty relentless and tenacious about promoting yourself and putting yourself out there. A lot of people think entrepreneurs just open the doors and people start pouring into your shop or your business, and you make money, but that’s not true. Being an entrepreneur is all about your ability to generate money and bring in business. That has everything to do with marketing and how you position yourself and even the way you talk. A big part of it is not taking ‘No’ for an answer. To me, when somebody says, ‘No,’ I always think of it as, ‘No, not right now.’

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Men’s Health Myths Are Going Viral By Scott D. Miller, MD

This can be the single most effective way to prevent the spread of infections. •Stay hydrated. The mucous membranes that line our oral and nasal cavities provide a barrier to viruses. However, these linings must remain moist in order to be effective. •Ensure a proper amount of sleep and exercise to boost your immune system.

Myth #3: I should delay my routine medical care until this pandemic passes.

“Going viral” has taken on new meaning in the last several months. Not only are the news cycles fast enough to make your head spin, but our appetites for information have also perpetuated conflicting information surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Not intending to provide a comprehensive lesson about this health risk, here are some common myths that we should put to rest:

Myth #1: The virus does not affect healthy men (or at least not as severely). Although less likely to be severe, this virus can easily infect even healthy young men. Unfortunately, some of these lower risk men have died from COVID-19. Just as important, men with mild symptoms can infect their friends and loved ones who may be at higher risk for a poor outcome.

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Myth #2: There is not much I can do to prevent the disease. As the months pass—and the economy declines—we are less likely to remain in a bubble. Each person must find their own way of balancing prevention and a return to normalcy. It’s all about reducing exposure. Even when social distancing is not possible, these tips can help reduce the risk of infection: •Create space between you and others, even if it’s less than the recommended six feet. Every bit helps. •Wash or sanitize your hands repeatedly throughout the day.

Medical offices and hospitals have become extremely safe environments when it comes to protecting patients and healthcare workers. Although grocery stores, restaurants, and other local businesses have taken many thoughtful precautions, healthcare facilities take it to the extreme when it comes to sanitation, screening, testing, isolation, and mask use. The risk of delaying the diagnosis and management of serious medical conditions is far greater than contracting COVID-19.

Myth #4: No one can see me smile behind my mask. Yes, it is still worth smiling. Not only will your mask move upwards, but your eyes and upper face will reveal the happy expression. After all, smiles are more contagious than any virus. Look for my article on “Men’s Health Summer School” in the next issue. Scott D. Miller, MD, is the Medical Director of Robotic Surgery at Wellstar North Fulton Hospital. He is a urologist with Wellstar Urology in Roswell and has practiced in Atlanta for over 20 years. Wellstar North Fulton Hospital offers the Know Your Heart Screening that can determine your risk of heart disease, stroke and other serious conditions. Call 770-956-STAR (7827) to learn more or schedule an appointment.

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Epidural steroid injection is a procedure where a corticosteroid medication is injected into the spinal canal. It is most often performed to treat conditions which result in pain, numbness or tingling in an arm or leg due to nerve compression in the spine. The medical term for this condition is “radiculopathy”, but it is more commonly known as “sciatica” when the symptoms involve the leg. Examples of conditions which can cause such symptoms include, but are not limited to, herniated discs in the cervical (neck) or lumbar (low back) spine, spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spine canal, and spondylolisthesis (misalignment between two vertebrae). Although commonly performed, an epidural steroid injection is not typically the first option when treating symptoms that are due to nerve compression in the spine. More often, after a careful history and physical exam are performed, more conservative options such as activity modification, anti-inflammatories, ergonomic corrections and physical therapy are recommended. If there is not adequate improvement with this approach, MRI examination of the spine is usually performed. A MRI provides a detailed image of the bones and soft tissues in the spine which helps confirm the specific level in the spine causing the problem. If the MRI results, physical exam findings and patient symptoms are all consistent, then epidural steroid injection is often considered.

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An epidural steroid injection is performed with the assistance of a special type of X-ray called fluoroscopy, which is a “live” X-ray. The use of fluoroscopy is an important tool when performing epidural steroid injections. Research has shown that without fluoroscopic guidance epidural steroid injections can be misplaced 30% of the time. When an epidural steroid injection is performed, local anesthetic is used to numb the skin and soft tissues to minimize discomfort during the procedure. A doctor will insert a thin needle through the anesthetized area and use the fluoroscope to get the correct needle placement, as determined by the previous MRI scan. Once correct placement has been confirmed, the cortisone/steroid medication is injected. This is followed by a short period of observation after the procedure before being discharged home. The benefits of the injection are usually noticed within 2-3 days of receiving the injection and improvement may continue over the next 7 days. The benefit could last for weeks to several months or longer as the response to injection is highly variable. In some instances the epidural injection is not helpful. This wide range

of responses is also reflected in the results of the many studies which attempted to evaluate the efficacy of epidural steroid injections. Most physicians who perform epidural injections will recommend no more than 3 injections within 12 months; however, there is not a clear consensus regarding this in the medical literature. An epidural steroid injection is generally viewed as a safe procedure. Potential risks associated with the procedure include, but are not limited to, infection, bleeding, nerve damage and dural puncture, which can result in a severe headache. Possible transient side effects related to the steroid medication include headache; restlessness; anxiety; flushing or redness in the face, neck and chest area; elevated blood sugar, particularly in those with diabetes; and increased pain. Epidural steroid injections should not be viewed as a “cure” for nerve pain, but rather a useful adjunct to the overall treatment plan. The steroid medication that is injected can bring about pain relief by diminishing the inflammation of the nerves that are being compressed in the spine. In turn, this allows for more effective participation in a rehabilitation program, decreased need for oral medications and improved overall quality of life. Krystal W. Chambers, M.D., received her medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. She completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and her fellowship in Selective Spinal Injections and Non-operative Spine Care at Georgia Pain Physicians, P.C., in Marietta, Georgia. Dr. Chambers is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Additionally, she is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Medicine. Dr. Chambers practices at the Resurgens St. Joseph’s/Sandy Springs location.

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The Solidarity Sandy Springs Food Pantry was created at the start of COVID-19 by Jennifer Barnes, Erin Olivier and Sonia Simon, who saw a desperate need to provide for food insecure families in their community. With

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The Community Assistance Center has been helping the communities of Dunwoody and Sandy Springs since 1987 and the COVID-19 pandemic has been no exception. Their dedicated team of volunteers has been hard at work providing

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