THE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
Dan Llewellyn, O.D.
Specializing in Sports Vision, Scleral Lenses & Aviation Vision. BY LAUREN RODRIGUEZ PHOTOS BY LAUREN RODRIGUEZ
R. DANIEL LLEWELLYN, OR DR. Dan, as his patients like to call him, is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University where he earned B.S. degree in Visual Science and a Doctorate in Optometry. Dr. Dan grew up in Queens, N.Y., where he played baseball up to the semi-professional level. He met and befriended an individual in the optical industry while coaching baseball in college and realized immediately that he had found his calling in eye care. Today, he specializes in Sports Performance Vision, Rehabilitative Vision, Specialty Contact lenses and Aviation Vision and has been in private practice for 20 years. When he isn’t helping his patients improve their eyesight at Dr. Dan’s Family Eye Care, he can be found getting his exercise on the hockey rink, visiting his thoroughbreds, going for a ride on his Harley Davidson or just enjoying quality time with his family.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your profession? Giving sight daily. Many patients come in and don’t realize they have the opportunity to see better ! What is one fun fact you would like our readers to know about you? I still play hockey I love horse racing and I have played in the WSOP twice.
Was there a defining moment in which you knew you had found your calling in health and wellness? My grandfather suffered from a debilitating eye disease, which inspired me to pursue eye care as a profession.
have state of the art equipment, pride ourselves in the highest quality products and services and our staff is extremely knowledgeable and attentive. We create a personalized experience and education for each and every patient.
in life! Knowing that they can become successful without me would be my life’s greatest achievement! What is a word of wisdom you swear by in your practice and in life? Under Promise……Over Deliver !
What is unique about the “Dr. Dan’s Family Eye Care” experience? We consider our patients family—we
What is your greatest motivation in life? My children are my greatest motivation
To learn more, visit drdan@drdan2020. com. For an appointment with Dr. Dan Llewellyn, call 954.452.9914
THE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
It’s Time to Transform EVERYTHING! Dr.’s Title: Kristin Comella, PhD
BY LAUREN ALEXIS RODRIGUEZ PHOTO BY LAUREN ALEXIS RODRIGUEZ
HEN DR. KRISTIN COMELLA IS NOT IN THE laboratory working as a stem cell scientist, she can be found at Biohackers Health and Fitness where she is pioneering an explosive new movement for human betterment. Having always enjoyed the science of health on every level, Dr. Comella has made it her life’s mission to lead others on their journey of achieving health from the inside out. Boasting an extensive background in the study and implementation of biohacking and stem cell therapy, she earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in chemical engineering with an emphasis in biomedical engineering, and a PhD in Stem Cell Biology. Today, she feels privileged to harness her talent and apply it to the greatest machine the world has ever known: the human body. The Biohacking center is Dr. Comella’s brainchild; a state-of-the-art space that can be described as a vision of the future. It consists of cutting edge, science-based equipment designed to enhance body repair and healing at the cellular level by way of modern technology and research. Upon evaluating each client’s personal goals and needs, the Biohackers team devises a wellness program specifically for him or her, rendering the Biohackers experience unique for each individual. Regarding the challenges that come with the territory when one is a groundbreaker, Dr. Comella understands and happily assumes the risks. Through her work at Biohackers, she is not only redefining the health club as we know it, but paving the way for the future of fitness. In her words, “It’s time to transform EVERYTHING.”
What is the most rewarding aspect of your profession? I am on a mission to obtain health from the inside out, and to help people accomplish this for themselves. We are bringing forward technology that is so innovative and groundbreaking it is considered “disruptive.” After all, these novel ways of fitness, recovery and health are literally changing the course of human betterment. I understand and accept the challenges associated with being a groundbreaker, and every morning I wake up and say “who am I going to help feel better today?!” Based on
both my research and life experiences, I believe I have opened a door that allows for the next step in the evolution of the health club. I daresay the conventional health club of the past 20 years is obsolete, and I find immense reward in knowing I’m pioneering an explosive new movement. Was there a defining moment in which you knew you had found your calling in health and fitness? I have dedicated my life and career to health and the optimization of the body, and I am excited to share this passion with others. The discovery of
my natural abilities in math and science at an early age identified for me this opportunity. It is my privilege to harness and share my talent and apply it to the world’s greatest machine: the human! It wasn’t until I opened the doors at Biohackers that I knew I had truly found my calling. We are creating a new paradigm in the health industry. Every day the number of “thank you’s” from happy clients reinforce our mission. What is unique about the “Biohackers Health and Fitness” experience? The Biohacker experience is impossible to describe. Once we understand
a bit about your personal desire or need, we’ll take you through a number of movements and processes that will immediately give you a sense of the power you have over your body. The equipment is futuristic, science-based, and handpicked to allow us to customize any human betterment program. Although we can help you build muscle, lose fat, reverse disease, and improve performance, the experience winds up being unique to everyone. To learn more, call 954.384.7227 or visit www.biohackersfitness.com
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