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CONTENTS

12 –– Publisher Letter

18 –– Memories To Build On

30 –– Relax Your Worries Away

38 –– Blue Heaven On Earth

2016

46 –– Tropical Paradise

55 –– Color Trends

56 –– Trade Secrets

61 –– Home of Distinction

62 –– Ground Floor

68 –– Elements 71 –– Healthy Kansas City

80 –– Inside Out

82 –– Indulgences ABOUT THE COVER... This stylish and sophisticated backyard designed by Banks Blue Valley Pool & Spa, offers a gathering spot to relax and forget

84 –– Mercantile

about everyday life. PHOTO BY MATT KOCOUREK BACKGROUND PHOTO BY MATT KOCOUREK

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88 –– Premier Portfolio


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PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE BY RENEE DEMOTT

Tranquil Time

–– bring on summer. Nothing beats an evening of sitting in your backyard as the sun sets enjoying a glass of wine and occasional roasted marshmallow. Isn’t that what Kansas City nights are made for?

buds (page 82). Serving them up in fun glasses makes them even more enjoyable! (page 84) These days, the patio area holds its own against its rival indoor rooms when it comes to seating. Boring folding chairs are a thing

Inside this issue, we had the pleasure of visiting three area

of the past as “pull up a chair” has a whole new meaning. These

homes that have turned their backyards into an oasis. Pools, hot

colorful, entertaining seats (page 68) are sure to bring out your

tubs, outdoor kitchens, even a putting green and pond (starting on

competitiveness if you engage in a game of musical chairs.

pages 30, 38 and 46). The trend for enjoying your own space is

As we spend time outdoors being thankful for what we have,

continuing to climb upward. And these homeowners definitely

there are a multitude of outdoor events to become involved with

have created a sanctuary that they can luxuriate in.

to raise money for those in need. One close to our hearts is

Nothing tastes as appetizing as a juicy steak grilled to perfection

the Kansas City Walk to Defeat ALS on September 17th. Join

or a pizza right out of the stone oven, with a touch of gold topping

our team, Kansas City Homes & Style Stars, and help raise

the bubbling cheese. We’ll share three outdoor kitchens where you

research money for the treatment and cure for this disease.

can become a chef in your own rite (pages 62-67). From grills to

Another is the Love Fund for Children golf tournament on June

pizza ovens, neighbors become fast friends as the delicious

24th, benefitting Kansas City’s children. Find a cause close to your

aromas waft into the next yard. Quenching your thirst has never tasted as good either. Try out some of these refreshing summer drinks that called out to our taste 12

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heart and whether you walk, run or golf, you can make a difference in the lives of others.

A Toast to Summer!


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Designing this beautiful new Leawood residence required an “all hands on deck” approach, but the journey did what it intended:

It took this family home.

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ith over 5,000 square feet of living space, this stunning south Leawood residence

has so much to offer, and upon crossing its threshold, it’s wonderfully apparent that

its purposeful design behind the beautiful architectural canvas suggests that the

heart of the home beats perfectly in the main living areas. Built by Tim Cunningham, this

custom home has sophistication, class, and elegance written all over it while simultaneously partnering with a “C’mon in and make yourself at home” vibe. Homeowners Boyd and Emily, along with their three young sons, Cooper (5), Cameron (3) and Carter (nine months), and their 100-pound red Labrador Dutch, recently moved into this home and credit designer Amber Gardner with her expertise in creating a place that overflowed with their personal style yet remained fully functional for their family. “She was very meticulous about the placement of things such as light switches and the layout of the spaces. She helped us facilitate designs for three boys that would work for the next 20 years,” noted Emily, who joked that even though she and her husband provided differing points of views at times, they managed to come together and build this home relatively unscratched! “My voice won out a lot of the time,” she laughed. “But Boyd really does know what he likes and was very involved in the design elements.” While building a house and combining personal tastes can be a challenge for many couples, Boyd and Emily tackled this with finesse, both taking the liberty to speak their mind and enjoy the results when it came to what they truly desired in a home. It was a decided and ultimately victorious team effort. “Both of us were very hands-on throughout the process,” elaborated Emily. “Boyd is unafraid to voice his opinions about something and he has a good eye for detail and certain design elements. Unlike myself, however, he is more willing to take risks while I tend to stick to a classic look through and through. With this project, however, we managed to meet in the middle and it turned out wonderfully.” Everywhere you turn in the home, there is something that catches the eye and warms the heart, but it doesn’t take long to understand that its primary accessories are family, friends, love and fun, and all of those pair well with Emily and Boyd’s focus on a classic and timeless style. PLEASE TURN THE PAGE

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“We want this to be our forever home,” noted Emily. “That is why we went with the style we chose. We wanted to find stuff we will never grow tired of and don’t want to have to worry about redecorating over the years. I do, however, enjoy adding and swapping out various accessories for fun.” With hardwood floors throughout the main level, except for the carpeted master bedroom, this home will most assuredly stand the test of time as the three boys grow from rambunctious toddlers to active teenagers. (And will certainly hold up to Dutch’s antics, as well!) Beginning in the kitchen, which was designed by Kitchen Studio: Kansas City, the striking yet subtle color combination of grey and white give testament to the classic style, yet the dark walnut stain of the island offers a great contrast for a relaxing pop of warmth. “We wanted this space to feel fresh, inviting and comfortable,” said Emily. “We wanted a home, not a house. We didn’t want people to feel as if they could not touch anything and the balance of the darker floors and accents provide that homey touch.” Amber was the perfect partner for this family to set the stage for what will certainly become a place where memories are made for this young family. She assisted Emily and Boyd with navigating their way through all of the details that give this home such personality. Among the perfect touches in the kitchen include the subway backsplash tiles, the quartz counter tops, pendant lighting and wooden hood above the gas range, all of which add a personal touch without overwhelming the senses. The charming built-in dining nook is the perfect place for a casual dinner for this family of five. “We used an outdoor fabric on the seating to make clean up a breeze,” said Emily. The accompanying round wooden table complemented the alcove seating. Next to the nook is the cocktail bar, which houses various glasses, tumblers and entertaining accessories always at the ready when company drops by. PLEASE TURN THE PAGE

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in the details

Transitioning into the dining room, a Damask-type wall paper partners well with the elegant chandelier and the Spanish Colonial dining set, which the family brought with them from their former home. Moving into the great room, this space is metaphorically the headquarters of the home. According to Emily, the footprint of the home was actually built around the logistics of the great room, as she knew this would not only become a primary gathering spot but would also seamlessly transition to the outdoor living area, opening up the area and creating optimum space for entertaining friends and family. French doors (a “must-have” for Emily) on either side of the see-through fireplace grab your attention and also direct your gaze towards the vaulted wooden beamed ceiling above, with recessed cans and an elegant chandelier. In remaining consistent with Emily’s love of navy, her self-professed “all-time favorite color,” Amber found the large painting at an art show in New York that adorns the space above the herringbone, marble tiled fireplace and the area rug with blue accents marries wonderfully with the oversized ottoman, which was reupholstered with a soft navy-colored fabric from its prior look in their former home to accentuate the color scheme of this home. The accompanying area rug creates the perfect foundation for the room’s furniture and provides a workable contrast against the dark hardwood flooring, which enjoys a slight undertone of grey. The balcony overlooking the great room is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also serves as a great communication dock. “With the boys’ bedrooms and loft upstairs, I can hear them and communicate with them to and from the balcony,” said Emily, noting that while initially having a master bedroom on the main level away from the secondary bedrooms was a challenge, especially with a baby, she realizes that over time it will create a perfect balance as the boys grow older and demand a bit more privacy while also giving her a bit more peace and quiet in her own quarters below. At the end of a long day, Emily and Boyd can relax outside on the covered lanai with its vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace, outdoor flat screen TV, and comfortable seating for everyone. Even Dutch can kick back and relax. Fortunately, the concrete patio, which is cut on the diagonal, and provides an aesthetically-pleasing look, will most assuredly stand up over the years as he and the boys rush in and out of either of those French doors numerous times, reminding Emily and Boyd that they not only designed a gorgeous home, but they have also begun to create a lifetime of memories, and that is one design element that will never go out of style. PLEASE TURN THE PAGE

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An effortless combination of fire and water breathe a charming and relaxing resort-like ambiance into this backyard oasis. gives the feeling of being far away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Its captivating charm invites you to set aside your worries and troubles and just relax and embrace the moment. The outdoor-loving homeowners have frequently enjoyed family vacations in Mexico and wanted to duplicate that feeling right in their own backyard. Situated on 30+ acres of land next to a three-acre man-made lake, complete with a jogging trail around its perimeter, this slice of Heaven on Earth pulls together elements of water and fire effortlessly and seamlessly. From the bold and confident structure of the flagstone deck wrapped around the perimeter of the pool to the built-in hot tub and calming fire bowls that also work double-time as elegant waterfalls, this outdoor escape from the everyday offers a heaping helping of calm and tranquility. Working in tandem to create this one-of-a-kind backyard setting, the experts at Stonebridge Outdoor and Blue Haven Pools left no stone unturned when it came to creating a superior landscape experience. This project successfully pulled together multiple elements to create a visually stunning masterpiece while simultaneously capturing a resort-like ambiance. PLEASE TURN THE PAGE

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Lauren Mackin, Creative Director and Lead Designer at Stonebridge Outdoor, worked with her team to design the pool and the property. Blue Haven installed the pool while Stonebridge designed and installed the accenting features on the property. The pool and surrounding areas were created to readily accommodate large groups of people. “This took about a year and a half to complete, as it was done in conjunction with the construction of the home,” noted Manny Mendoza, owner of Blue Haven Pools. Marrying a cornucopia of incredible features, the overall design keeps pace with the homeowners’ passion for the outdoor life. In addition to the artfully-designed pool, the property enjoys an outdoor kitchen complete with wood-fired oven, pull-out beverage station, sink and grill; two fire pits made of Black Hills flagstone, one of which is sunken and contiguous to the pool; and built-in stools in the pool by the sunken fire pit so everyone can be a part of the conversation. When it’s time for a little siesta, the custom-made hammock pergola houses four hammocks, perfect for a mid-afternoon snooze or a late evening rest under the stars. The pergola offers an open-air appeal while still affording protection under its roof. “This entire project was completely custom-designed,” emphasized Mike Crist, owner of Stonebridge Outdoor, also referencing the custom irrigation system for all of the surrounding plant material. “We created this as low maintenance as possible for a seven-acre area.”

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Even the swimming pool enjoys low-maintenance appeal, as it is easy to clean and just as easy to operate and maintain, and the incorporated hydraulics make this pool far more energy efficient. Additionally, the features of the pool are fully-automated. All of the lights, waterfalls and fire bowls can be operated directly from a cell phone, tablet or computer, no matter where you are in the world. For added effect, the color of the lighting can be changed to honor a special occasion, event, or even one’s favorite team colors! Among the eye-catching features of the pool include the quartz plaster finish for the shell that is accented with blue flakes of quartz, contributing to the rich blue color of the water. A peaceful Infiniti edge allows the water to flow down into a catch basin below and a sun ledge on the opposite side is a great place to position a lounge chair and catch some rays while not fully immersing yourself in the water. The spa tub by the sun ledge spills over directly into the pool. “This was a great project on which to work,” noted Crist. “It is very gratifying to know that the homeowners are highly appreciative of what we have done.” This Midwestern resort is still a work-in-progress and stands at the ready to add more features (putting green, anyone?) that will make going away on vacation for this family literally a hop, skip and a jump straight out into their exciting backyard that has so much to offer.

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“This whole space was designed with a natural look in mind.” ~ Joe Donnelly

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After you have made your way across the pool,

In keeping pace with technology, the accessories

why not cozy up to the swim up bar where one of

to the pool and the surrounding landscaped areas

three built-in stools awaits you as you relax and

can be controlled both on and off-site via an iPhone.

anticipate a freshly-made pizza from the outdoor

“All of the lights, waterfalls and spa heater can

pizza oven or something fresh off the grill? Why

be controlled through the phone,” noted Donnelly.

bother packing your bags and dealing with airport

“So if the homeowner is coming home from work

traffic when you can enjoy an idyllic slice of relaxation

and wants to relax in the spa after dinner, he can

right here? Feel free to grab a drink from the bar and

program the tub to be warmed up for him at a

wade over to the sun ledge where you can immerse

pre-determined time.”

the lower half of your body in the water while keeping your head and upper body above the water line for an afternoon siesta.

Donnelly is quick to add that the entire design was a group effort. “Next to Nature provided all of the surrounding

“This whole space was designed with a natural

landscape features, including the outdoor kitchen

look in mind,” said Donnelly, referencing the flagstone

and the cantilevered pergola made of stained rough

on the hot tub wall, the earth-toned tile on the pool’s

cedar over the dining area,” he said.

water line and the paved stone surrounding the pool,

For anyone who loves the outdoor life, this set up

coupled with the two sheer water falls, one by the

boasts a wonderland of “toys,” including the pizza

bar and one contiguous to the hot tub. The pool has

oven, smoker, refrigerator and 65” outdoor television.

its own heater, as does the spa tub, each with its

Partially surrounding the kitchen are two bars, a

own filtration system.

smaller one on the right and a 45-degree upper bar

Despite all of the intricate work that went into this pool design, the maintenance is relatively low.

to the left, from which a waterfall cascades. “We used Brentwood stone on the bar countertops

“We incorporated an in-floor cleaning system that

and stone veneer on the bar areas and on the oven,”

pops up and stirs the dirt up, requiring minimal

noted landscape designer Adam Lang of Next to

brushing on the homeowner’s part,” explained

Nature. “There is also ample built-in lighting and

Donnelly. “We also poured a concrete foundation

LED lights under the swim-up bar.”

pad upon which the surrounding pavers were set

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To add more ambiance to the space, the owner incorporated an outdoor stereo system. “This is definitely their own little resort,” smiled Lang. Highlighting areas around the pool are eyecatching landscape islands with rock, one of which is home to a live palm tree, which thrives even in this Midwestern climate. “We plant the tree at the beginning of the season,” explained Lang. “We then take it out in the winter and either toss it or store it in Birds Botanicals in the caves off I-435. For this particular homeowner, we store the tree in the caves during the colder months and then replant it when they are ready to open the pool.” Lang indicated that when the home was initially built, his company did the area around the lanai and fire pit, along with a paver driveway out front. The following spring, the pool was installed, which was a three-month endeavor. “We provided the pool decking, landscape and had the putting green installed by VersaSport of Kansas, based in Wichita,” said Lang. Attention to detail was a top priority for this residence. “There are almost 100 lighting fixtures around the entire property, along with dozens of trees and plantings” emphasized Lang. “This has definitely been one of our larger residential projects to date.”

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With pool renovations now complete, The Lodge of Four Seasons just took lakeside lounging to the next level.

It’s summertime — finally — and that means it’s time to take all

The renovations also included replastering the pool, extending

those dreams of sipping cold drinks by the pool and make them a

and resurfacing the surrounding decking and updating all of the

reality. For those who want to get away from the city, an escape to

landscaping around the pool area. The sundeck now accommodates

the Lake of the Ozarks (named the best recreational lake in the

30 chaise lounges, and a fire bowl was added atop the enlarged

U.S. by USA Today earlier this year) can put you poolside and

grotto area, also featuring a waterfall and lush foliage. Previously

lakeside, and thanks to an impressive list of new features, the

called the Parrot Bar, the newly renovated Fire & Ice Bar offers a

Lodge of Four Seasons has taken lakeside lounging to the next level.

new beverage menu and burger bar, so guests can stay in their

Overlooking the Lake of the Ozarks, the Lodge’s cloverleaf-

swimsuits while enjoying a drink and burger poolside.

shaped, 4,000-square-foot pool was an integral part of the resort’s

Holiday weekends at the Lodge — including Fourth of July and

recent $15 million renovations, which included landscaping and

Labor Day — bring the added bonus of live music by the pool,

swimming pool updates, new roads, walking trails, lighting, carpet,

where guests can watch the fireworks over the Lake. Groups can

painting, furniture, wall coverings, total restaurant renovations and

host cocktail receptions around the pool or in the Japanese

more — all aimed at enhancing the overall guest experience.

Gardens, and the Lakeview Patio, offering a great lake vista directly

Designed with relaxation in mind, the entire pool is now a consistent

below the pool, is popular for summer weddings.

4 feet deep, with no diving or deep end. Added built-in benches extend around the pool to offer plenty of space for guests to sit. “Our goal was to give our guests the ultimate in relaxation,” Frederik Houben, director of sales and marketing, says of the renovation. “They come for a getaway, whether they’re here for a

“Summer is all about fun, sun and the chance to recharge,” Houben says. “We hope our guests will truly enjoy every minute of their time here so they can leave feeling relaxed and ready for whatever comes next.” In addition to the pool, the resort also features a total of five

day or a week, and we want to give them the best experience

restaurants and six bars, plus activities such as boating, golf, yoga,

possible. The consistent depth of the pool, along with the new

trap shooting, walking trails and more.

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HERNANDEZ: To add some interest to these areas, color can be added to any existing concrete by just cleaning it well and then applying a color stain. Smith Color Stains offer over 33 colors which can be mixed and matched. These stains act just like water colors for your concrete, creating a beautiful look. After painting your patio, you will need to apply a sealer over the color to protect it. Plan on resealing every three to five years.

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faded because the sealer that gave it the shine and protected the color has broken down and deteriorated. Most stamped concrete is sealed with acrylic-based sealers which are short life sealers subject to breaking down in extremes of temperature, i.e. too hot or too cold. I know nothing like that ever happens in the Kansas City area! There are a couple of things you can do to revive your stamped concrete. Sometimes all it needs is to be cleaned and a new sealer applied. Many times the color hasn’t really faded but appears that way because there is no sealer. The second option

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No, this is not a new local restaurant with an amazing outdoor dining area. This is the backyard of an Overland Park residence. The homeowner, known for frequently hosting guests because of her career in the public eye, decided it was time to establish a backyard gathering spot that would support her love of entertaining. Designed and constructed by ACS, an award-winning commercial and residential concrete construction design/build firm, beauty, warmth, and dimension are at the heart of this project. With its meticulous matching of elements to the existing space, the design blends seamlessly with the architecture of the home. The covered kitchen area is a hostess’ dream, with its stainless steel sink, trash container, storage drawers, outdoor refrigerator, kegerator and large green egg smoker set directly onto a lowered granite shelf. Design elements include stone veneer on the face of the bar, honed granite countertops, vaulted pine ceiling, and integrated accent lighting. On the other side is the wood-burning fireplace with an integrated wrap-around stone bench. Taking center stage is the custom-made water and fire feature, where gas burners and a waterfall with glass mosaics partner up to mesmerize and delight. “Light from the fire feature dances off the glass mosaics at night,” noted Beth Dringenberg, Lead Designer with ACS. Stamped concrete throughout adds a touch of class while having the middle section raised lends effect and enhances with its stained border. Faux wood outdoor tile on the covered patio leads into the back of the home. “This was truly a custom project,” said Dringenberg. And the end result speaks volumes. PLEASE TURN THE PAGE P H O T O

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Adhering to the philosophy that form follows function, Steve Heichel, landscape designer with Rosehill Gardens, has taken his craft to a decided new level with this fully functional outdoor kitchen that harmoniously partners striking design features with the surrounding environment. “In creating this space, we were being sympathetic to the environment, designing the elements to reflect the surrounding wooded area and rock outcroppings,” noted Heichel. Located in a prestigious Leawood subdivision, the homeowners desired a workable and userfriendly area that allowed for the partnering of inviting entertainment space while simultaneously giving a nod to the natural environment in which their yard exists. Owners of a prominent barbeque establishment in Kansas City, the homeowers not only appreciate that which pleases the palate, but also that which pleases the eye. Their appreciation for the outdoors and love of beautiful landscape design allows this outdoor kitchen to pull its weight in use while effortlessly working with all natural aspects of the backyard, which is contiguous to a wooded area. “One of the features they wanted was a high-end pizza oven,” noted Heichel. “This particular one reaches temperatures up to 1,000 degrees and can cook a pizza in eight to nine minutes.” Comprised of mason laid native Kansas stone, Heichel kept the half-moon oven design to a smaller profile for a relaxed affect, opting for a natural

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This stunning residence in Mission, Kansas, certainly blazed a trail in eye-catching outdoor living spaces when its homeowners decided to incorporate a luxurious yet user-friendly backyard entertainment and play area. Central to this space is the custom-designed kitchen that is any hostess’ dream-come-true. Designed by David Coon of Hermes Landscaping, Inc., this structured yet flexible outdoor living area boasts a cornucopia of exciting perks, including a built-in gas grill, ample cabinet space for storage and a mini fridge perfect for chilling bottles of wine, beer, and sodas. The homeowners wanted to extend the footprint of the interior of the home, creating an outdoor living, cooking and dining area accented with a natural appeal to maintain an open-air vibe. “The base of the cabinet that houses the grill is comprised of a rumbled wall, a treatment provided from bricks that are tumbled to give it that aged and natural look while still giving it character,� noted Rodolfo Padilla, Lead Installer on the project with nearly 20 years of skilled artistry in the landscaping industry. Other highlights of the kitchen area include the limestone slab for the countertop which enjoys a honed finish with a breathable sealer to repel stains; stone pillars with built-in lights underneath for a perfect evening ambiance; and additional rumbled bricks of irregular shapes as the foundation of the patio, giving it that custom-made charm and appeal. A relaxed seating area off to the side extends from the French doors that lead into the home. P H O T O

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with Dr. C. Lan Fotopoulos. His easy-going and friendly

common cold,” noted Dr. Fotopoulos. “The number two reason is

presence is welcoming and approachable. His diverse background holds countless stories to be told, and his seemingly endless

for back pain.” A graduate of the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of

fountain of knowledge on many topics will keep you captivated.

Medicine, Dr. Fotopoulos is board-certified in Physical Medicine and

However, Dr. Fotopoulos will be the first to note that there is one

Rehabilitations, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine and Undersea

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room physician and also served as a lieutenant commander and

Fotopoulos and the staff at Dickson-Diveley, you can now make

diving and undersea medical officer in the United States Navy. He

room for an improved quality of life.

is currently practicing medicine at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics,

Dr. Fotopoulos explained that most often the demographics of

with locations in Leawood and in Kansas City at Saint Luke’s

his patients can be found in office workers who typically complain

Hospital Campus Medical Plaza, where he specializes in spine

of upper back problems due to excessive use of computers and

and sports medicine. When it comes to issues affecting the spine,

laptops and also in manual laborers, who will most likely present

it’s a safe bet to say that this dedicated and experienced physician

with lower back issues. His expertise in treating patients stems not

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only from his skills and credentials as a physician, but also from his

Nearly everyone at some point in their lives struggles in the battle with back pain, which presents for various reasons, most notably due to past trauma or previous back surgeries. If

own experience as a patient. “I have had epidurals annually on my cervical spine,” he said. “I understand and can relate to my patients. I have been there.”

persistent back pain continues to plague you, you may have

He noted that a tremendous subset of the population living with

simply resigned yourself to the fact that it is an inevitable part of life

chronic pain realizes impressive results through SCS, which

and that you simply have to make room for the pain. Thanks to a

involves a device surgically placed under the skin that sends a

procedure known as spinal cord stimulation (SCS), offered by Dr.

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determine if it is right for the patient. From that point, the patient is required to consult one time with a psychologist for an evaluation. Upon successfully meeting these two requirements, the patient undergoes a trial procedure. “We percutaneously thread two wires up the epidural space into a certain area around the spine that we know affects different pain centers,” stated Dr. Fotopoulos. “We leave it attached for a week as the patient goes about his or implanted under the skin with an extension wire that connects the

her daily routine. The purpose of this is to determine if it positively

generator to the lead, which is implanted just above the spinal

affects one’s daily life and restores more quality to that end. If it

cord. The lead contains electrodes that deliver an electric current

is successful and it works, then he or she is a candidate for a

to the spinal nerves.

permanent system. However, we have them wait for two weeks to

“It is important to note that the stimulation does not eliminate the source of the pain; instead, it changes the signal to the brain,

rule out any evidence of infection and at that point we will then surgically implant the device.”

changing the feeling of pain to more of a tingling sensation,”

As a leading expert in this course of treatment, Dr. Fotopoulos

Dr. Fotopoulos emphasized. “The brain and spinal cord can

knows which patients will do well with this system based on

understand different types of pain, such as hot, cold, sharp, dull

medical history and related complaints.

or vibrational. However, even though the brain and spine can

“I have been doing this for 12 years and probably trial and

understand an untold number of those types of pain, they can only

implant 10 per month,” he said. “I want 75% or better improvement

experience one type at a time.”

of symptoms in my patients and I believe that 75%-100%

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reduction in those symptoms is attainable.”

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Fotopoulos, is the patient who has either experienced back trauma of some sort or who has had prior surgeries with continued pain in the back and down both legs and would not necessarily benefit from additional surgeries. With this new procedure, it is not a matter of masking that pain or even tricking the brain; it’s simply changing the type of pain –– or sensation –– you feel. “We change the character of the feeling,” he commented. Unlike fusion hardware, this system is placed within soft tissue and can be removed if necessary. The generators are batteryoperated and approved for use within the body for 15 years. A self-described “knuckle-dragging conservative,” however, Dr. Fotopoulos errs on the side of caution and advices replacing the generator every 10 years. Done on an out-patient basis, this procedure does adhere to strict pre-operative standards. First, a consultation is done to KCH&S June 2016

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Summer is the perfect time to entertain poolside. Spending a hot, sultry afternoon laughing and relaxing in and around the water with great friends and cool, refreshing cocktails –– it doesn’t get much better than that. This summer serve something new. Choose one, or all, from this list of refreshing cocktails. Some are totally new in concept; some are twists on old favorites. You’ll be sure to find a new summer classic and earn neighborhood bragging rights when you serve these glorious gems. You’ll want to drink these refreshing blends right down, but take your time and enjoy the taste of these summer beverages as you loll and laze on those sultry afternoons.

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What is trending in color from the spring 2016 High Point Market, North Carolina? It’s a new lighter less serious look with the addition of glorious COLOR! If we follow what is happening politically, we see the Cuban influence is seen everywhere in tropical patterns and colors from dinnerware to fabrics to wallpapers along with all shades of green. And the Morocco to Madrid global Bohemian impact is seen with the global influence in all shades of persimmon, corals, reds, blush pinks and watermelon. Blues are maintaining a presence from indigo, cobalt, robin’s egg, to turquoise right along with the ever cheerful and uplifting effect of yellow. Now is the perfect time to indulge in some fun additions of color to your existing furniture and accessories, especially if your interiors are of the darker palettes. It is amazing what a little color can do to our homes and our attitudes!

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