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Vol. 4, Issue 10, October 2013

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The Business & Dining Magazine Directly Mailed To 20,000 Homes In Odessa, Lutz & Land O’ Lakes Areas This Independent Community News, Business & Dining Guide Is Directly Mailed Once Each Month To: Ashley Lakes, Ballantrae, Belle Meade, Calusa Trace, Canterbury, Cheval, Citrus Greens, Concord Station, Devonwood, Dolce Vita on Lake Keystone, Echo Lake, Farmington Village, Fern Glenn, Grey Hawk at Lake Polo, Heritage Harbor, Ivy Lake Estates, Keystone Groves, Keystone Manors, Keystone Reserve, Keystone Shores, Lake Charles, Lake Church, Lake Parker Estates, Lakeside Grove Estates, Northlake Village, Northbridge at Lake Pretty, Northton Groves, Oakstead, Orange Blossom Creek, Reflections, Steeple Chase, Stillwater, Stonegate, Suncoast Crossings, Suncoast Meadows, Swan Cove, The Eagles, Van Dyke Estates, Van Dyke Farms, Villa Rosa, Wyndham Lakes

The Trinity Spine Center Offers a Conservative Approach to Patient Care

Farhan Siddiqi, MD & Victor Hayes, MD Co-Founders of Trinity Spine Center

St. Francis Pet Care Center - “An Oasis of Care”

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Painted in the waiting area is St. Francis’ creed, “Where there is injury, let me sow healing.” And in their recovery ward, “Where there is GREAT LOVE there are ALWAYS MIRACLES!” Dr. Amsberry asserts that the greatest asset at St. Francis Pet Care Center is the dedicated, caring staff members who have proved time and again that they have a special bond with pets they care for. “It is not just See “St. Francis Pet” on page 30

Florida Hospital Pink Army...3 Calendar................................4 Bridal Show...........................5 Brickhouse Cardio Club..10-11 Grout Tech.....................14-15 Sugardarlings Cones & Cupcakes......................16-17 Suncoast Urgent Care.........18-19 McBath Law Group........22-23 EZ Detail & Pressure Wash..26-27

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Located just one mile east of East Lake Road on Keystone Road in Tarpon Springs sits a calm oasis dedicated to pet care and providing the best in health services, grooming and boarding. St. Francis Pet Care Center is a pet paradise complete with a compassionate and professional staff. Working with pet owners to nurture and preserve the health of their pets, St. Francis Pet Care Center practices integrated care by providing the most current veterinarian medical, surgical and preventative care, and optimizing it with complementary therapies and treatments for whole pet health. With over 55 years of combined practice experience, Dr. Amsberry says that he and Dr. Greene are very interested in improving and using healing

methods without always having to rely on pharmaceuticals. “We believe that acupuncture, laser, chiropractic, Chinese herbals and nutrition are highly effective venues to treat the whole body, not just the symptoms. We have realized that there is so much at our fingertips for alternative healing! We are excited to incorporate these alternative methods into our daily practice to complete our traditional training because we can find the best way to restore and optimize your pet’s health and longevity!” Bright, beautifully appointed, pristinely, St. Francis Pet Care Center is truly an “Oasis of Care”. You really feel it the moment you cross the threshold. Always accepting new clients and patients, St. Francis welcomes the public to take a tour of the 7,000 square foot facility.

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If you’ve ever been injured in an accident, fallen, or simply had an injury because of work or play, you know how back pain can change the quality of your life in one fell swoop. The Trinity Spine Center is staffed by some of the most respected physicians and doctors in their field and their whole-patient, conservative approach to treatment yields positive results. Trinity Spine Center’s doctors are truly committed to taking the time that is necessary with each of their patients, and making sure that each patient gets the personalized medical attention that they deserve.

Victor Hayes, MD, and Farhan Siddiqi, MD, both highly-esteemed spine surgeons in the area, are the co-founders of The Trinity Spine Center. Trinity Spine Center opened in 2006 on Hawbuck Street, and then in 2009, moved to its brand new 21,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility at 2040 Short Avenue in Odessa, just off of S.R. 54. The physicians at Trinity Spine Center treat patients who suffer with any kind of back, neck or spine pain, and have already successfully treated more than 15,000 patients. Their goal is to offer a variety of modalities for back pain under one roof, increasing patient care and improving on the communication that can be lost when See “Spine Center” on page 32.

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Florida Hospital Launches Pink Army Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel invites you to join the Pink Army, a fun campaign that strives to raise awareness and encourage women to get mammograms. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and is the perfect time to Join the Pink Army! One out of eight women will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime. In fact, more than 225,000 women are estimated to be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, and it is the one of the leading causes of cancer death in women. By having a routine mammogram and performing self-exams, women are much more likely to catch breast cancer at its early stages, where the chances of being cured are higher. This test is not only simple — it saves lives. Women often don’t get annual mammograms because they think they don’t have time or are afraid of finding something. But early detection is critical because a woman will be able to treat any cancer earlier and get a better prognosis. The treatment also can be less invasive and less difficult. Women can promote breast health by eating a healthy diet and maintaining a normal weight, having an active exercise

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program, reducing stress where possible, tapping into a support network, performing monthly self-exams and having annual physical exams. Pink Army Soldiers Declaring War on Breast Cancer As part of a statewide effort, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is launching the Pink Army campaign to generate greater awareness about the life-saving benefits of annual mammograms and early detection. In the Pink Army campaign, each Pink Army “soldier” completes missions to move up the ranks. These missions include things like getting a mammogram, recruiting friends and even throwing a “Pink Party.” Once completed, each mission allows soldiers to climb the ranks and get fun, unique Pink Army rewards. Purchases of Pink Army gear and donations benefit the Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Center for Women’s Health to provide mammograms to underinsured or uninsured women. We can win the fight against breast cancer. People can enlist, get screened and donate. Join the Pink Army today! Enlist today at JointhePinkArmy.com or visit FHWesleyChapel.org and click on

the Pink Army tab to learn more about how you can declare war on breast cancer. About Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is an 83 all-private bed hospital. Built from the ground-up, this full-service community hospital features expert staff, specialty design and state-of-the art technology built for better patient care. The hospital features state of the art imaging and surgical equipment, much of it first in the region. Services include an emergency department, cardiac care, vascular surgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, women’s services and gynecology, obstetrics, urology and nephrology, outpatient imaging, outpatient physical and occupational therapy, The Center for Women’s Health and a free-standing Health & Wellness Center. The hospital’s Wellness Plaza also houses offices for primary care and specialty physicians. Part of the Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading, not-for-profit health network comprised of 22 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, please visit www.FHWesleyChapel.org.

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Community Calendar Fall Wildflower Festival at Brooker Creek Preserve Sat., Oct. 26, 9 AM - 4 PM––Beautiful Brooker Creek Preserve welcomes all to the annual Fall Wildflower Festival! This family-oriented, rain-or-shine event is FREE. There will b a 20 x 20 walkthrough Butterfly Exhibit with hundreds of butterflies, as well as an Observation Beehive to demonstrate the fascinating life of bees. New this year is a Kids' Crafts Program (ongoing all day) and two minipresentations at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for kids on Bugs, Bugs, Bugs! And, the Wildflower Scavenger Hunt will offer an opportunity to get out on the trails and hunt for elusive wildflowers. For refreshments, grab a bite to eat and relax by the Wildflower Garden. The Fall Wildflower Festival is expanding the Native Plant Sale this year - so bring your list! A variety of presentations will be held in the auditorium. Morning presen-

tations are: Landscaping with Wildflowers at 9:15; Wildflowers of Pinellas at 10:15; and Wildflower Photography at 11:15. Presentations continue into the afternoon with Edible Plants at 12:15; Landscaping with Wildflowers and Wildflowers of Pinellas repeat at 1:15 and 2:15. Brooker Creek Preserve is located at 3940 Keystone Rd. in Tarpon Springs. For questions, please call 727-934-2680 or email fobcpwff2013@yahoo.com. Free Event Promises Family Fun with a Mission Sat., Nov. 16, 10 AM–3 PM––Enjoy a day of great fun and goodwill at the 2nd annual FUN FEEDS PASCO. Entirely free and open to the community, this event is hosted by Keystone Community Church at 21010 S.R. 54 (just west of Hwy 41). Kick off a season of giving with nonperishable food, new toys, or monetary donations for the METROPOLI-

TAN MINISTRIES tent and stay to enjoy bounce houses, live music, face painting, a book fair, plant sale, local law enforcement and fire department displays and more, plus free food and drinks, popcorn and cotton candy! The Bloodmobile will also be accepting donations onsite. Help those in need and have fun doing it! Donation Drop-Off Tent Open Throughout the Season: Now is the time to help provide for our neighbors in need! Metropolitan Ministries serves the poor and homeless families in Pasco and neighboring counties. Keystone Community Church makes giving easy by keeping the big donation tent open throughout the season at its convenient location (corner of SR 54 and Hwy 41). Ignite your giving spirit this season with donations of nonperishable food, new toys, and monetary gifts. Tent Collection Dates: Nov. 12–21 & Dec. 15–23. Hours: Mon.–Wed., 8 a.m.–2 p.m.; Thurs.–Fri., 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and 12–3 p.m. on Sun. For more info, email Pastor Gary Edwards, pastor@keystonecommunity.org

3rd Annual Golf for Life Tournament – Sponsorship Opportunity Sat., Nov. 9––LifeChoices Women’s Care will have its 3rd Annual “Golf for Life” Tournament at Quail Hollow Golf Course in Wesley Chapel. A popular event every year, the golf outing provides a great opportunity for organizations to gain exposure and make new business contacts while enjoying a day on the course and sponsorships are available. “Based on the number of participants already signed up, we’re projecting a sell-out of golfers from the local business community. A sponsorship to this event puts your company’s name front and center, providing a range of unique and fun opportunities for promotion,” said Tom Beach, Golf Tournament Director and Board Member for LifeChoices Women’s Care. Sponsorships ranging from $150 to $5,000 include tickets to the outing and varying levels of recognition and branding opportunities. For more information or to register, visit LifeChoicesGolf.org or contact LifeChoices Women’s Care at 813-948-7734 or Tom Beach directly at 813-333-3453.


Heritage Springs Country Club is a Lovely Venue for a Bridal Show! Heritage Springs Country Club invites you to an exciting Bridal Show on Sunday, November 3, from noon until 3 p.m. If you are planning a wedding, this event is for you! And even better, admission is absolutely free! A gem in the heart of Trinity, the luxurious and beautiful Heritage Springs Country Club will host the event where you can meet with the top wedding professionals in the Tampa Bay Area, who will offer wedding advice and secrets to wedding bliss! Vendors will include photographers, entertainers, florists, formal wear companies, wedding gown vendors, travel and more. The Bridal Show will be enjoyable for all in attendance. Guests will find everything necessary to have the wedding of their dreams. And the many chances to win door prizes will add a bit of excitement in the mix. There will be vendor giveaways and complimentary hors d’oeuvres available, as well.

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A Great Venue for Any Party! After attending the Bridal Show on November 3, betrothed couples may want to choose Heritage Springs Country Club for the wedding! There are three different all-inclusive wedding packages available, as well as custom wedding packages. From birthday parties, to anniversaries, corporate events, golf tournaments, and Bar or Bat Mitzvahs, Heritage Springs Country Club would be delighted to host your next special event. A small card room is perfect for events ranging from 10 to 50 guests and the large ballroom accommodates up to 250 guests. Heritage Springs Country Club has everything needed, from tables, chairs, and linens to audio/video equipment setup and breakdown. Menu options range from continental breakfasts and informal luncheons, to extravagant dinners and cocktail parties. Food and Beverage Director Michelle Jarrell will be happy to assist you with your banquet needs. Heritage Springs Country Club is stately, yet charming. With touches of Southern Charm, the foyer features a

vaulted ceiling and elegant marble floors. Scenic locations such as the veranda with its grand white columns and fountain view, and two bridges spanning the beautiful lake, offer vistas for exceptional photographs to capture your memories. Heritage Springs Country Club is

located at 11345 Robert Trent Jones Parkway in Trinity. For additional information, please visit online at www.heritagespringsevents.com. For booking information contact: Michelle Jarrell, Food & Beverage Director at 727-372-5411.

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Burn Calories, Shed Stress, & Have Fun With Brickhouse Cardio Club Tampa By Alexis Selby If you are ready to jumpstart your workout routine and get in shape while having a blast, than Brickhouse Cardio Club Tampa, a unique studio specializing in fun cardio based Zumba classes, is right for you. Zumba, an aerobic fitness program featuring dance and movements inspired by various styles of upbeat music, is perfect for people of all athletic levels and abilities, and the knowledgeable instructors at Brick-

house Cardio Club Tampa do an exceptional job of tailoring the routines for each individual student. The brightly painted walls and open, spacious layout create a welcoming, fun environment and give students plenty of room to move around. The studio also has a stage for instructors to stand on so that they can easily be viewed from every part of the room. “I'm really optimistic about the future,” says Brickhouse Cardio franchise owner Carmen Haas. “ We offer a huge

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Zumba is perfect for people of all althletic abilities and is a fun way to get in shape and maintain a healthy lifestyle. workout area which allows us a lot of room for growth and more students.” Carmen has a passion for teaching Zumba which traces back to her own personal experience. Turning 62 last year, she was first introduced to

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Zumba when she decided to take a class at her local gym. “I joined a gym because I decided to make a conscious effort to really dedicate myself to losing weight,” says Carmen. “I tried a few different programs, including a Zumba class,

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Owner Carmen Haas has a passion for teaching Zumba! which I had not previously been exposed to – I really enjoyed it!” One class led to 2 and 2 to 3, and before she knew it, she was hooked! She adds, “You have to find something that you really enjoy doing, because if you enjoy something you are more likely to stay with it. I really love what I do!” In addition to enjoying her workouts and having fun, Carmen experienced another welcomed side effect – losing weight! And, as Carmen continues to Zumba, she con-

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tinues to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle, steadily getting closer to her goal weight. Just from speaking with Carmen, I can tell she really cares about her students. She has such a beautiful soul, and inspiring personality and her story is one of encouragement – proving that age is just a number and it is never too late to take control of your health and get in the best shape of your life! Carmen says, “The goal for me is not only to invest in my own health, but to bring other people along who want to have a goal of losing weight and getting fit. I have seen it work in my own case so I know it works. Taking Zumba is my own personal testimony. It’s my story and I can help you too. Together we can do this.” As a part of the Brickhouse Cardio franchise, a state-of-the-art franchise that is sweeping the nation, Carmen and her experienced instructors are privy to some of the best Zumba training available. They are certified in many different types of Zumba, including basic Zumba Fitness, Zumba Gold – a low impact class ideal for the active senior or be-

ginning Zumba student – and Zumba Toning – Zumba classes incorporating the use of more weights to really help you tone your body. Brickhouse Cardio Tampa is also in the process of adding yoga to the schedule. For a complete list of classes and their scheduled times please visit www.BrickhouseCardio.com. More and more, people in this upcoming generation are choosing a sedentary lifestyle, opting for video games, computers and television as opposed to sports, dance and other activities. Carmen says, “There is not a lot of activity with the younger generations.” Because of this, Carmen stresses the importance of setting a good example for your children and grandchildren and emphasizes how crucial it is to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle, not just for yourself, but also for your family and loved ones. The older you get, the more important it is to stay active and keep moving, and not allow your body to deteriorate. Carmen says, “It’s kind of frustrating to see people my own age so out of shape, having to have knee

surgeries and hip surgeries because they don’t take care of themselves.” Zumba is such an energetic, happy way to exercise, and is a great way to release tension. “When you come to Zumba and turn on the music, you leave behind all the stresses of your day and the outside world,” says Carmen. With Zumba, each person is on their own individual level of what they can accomplish, and the best part is that every student is able to participate, regardless of their skill level, thanks to the wonderful instructors at Brickhouse Cardio Club Tampa who demonstrate modifications, allowing each student to go at their own pace based on their individual athletic abilities. “Zumba is perfect for anybody who wants to get fit,” says Carmen. “It really is for every ‘body’!” Brickhouse Cardio Tampa is conveniently located at 4920 Newkirk Dr. in Tampa. Their studio is open 6 days a week with classes offered throughout the day. For more information and a full schedule of classes please visit www.BrickhouseCardio.com or call (813) 443-4665.

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Save Time and Money with Grout Tech By Kim Thomas Before you spend thousands of dollars remodeling and re-tiling your bathroom or kitchen be sure to call Grout Tech for a FREE estimate on cleaning or repairing old dingy tile and grout. Grout Tech can breathe new life into your existing tile work, making everything shine like new at a fraction of the cost. Grout Tech is a family owned business serving Pinellas and Pasco Counties. With nearly ten years of experience in the industry, Grout Tech specializes in cleaning and sealing tile and grout, re-coloring grout, re-caulking showers and tubs, and repairing grout and broken tiles. Grout Tech will renew existing grout and tile to its original beauty by cleaning and maintaining the tile and grout lines. John Cole and his wife were ready to re-tile their entire bathroom before calling BJ at Grout Tech. “Our bathroom tile was over 40 years old it was looking grungy and very dull. We called Grout Tech and we are extremely pleased with our results!

We saved so much money by having the grout in our shower resurfaced and the tile cleaned and it looks brand new,” John shares. BJ is happy to set your appointment, come out and give you a free estimate. She stresses, “It is important for me to be respectful of our customers’ time so I will always arrive at the time we set.” In addition to always arriving in a timely manner, BJ says that they can keep their prices low because they are a family owned business and not a franchise. She explains, “What many people don’t understand is that franchises are often forced to charge more for their services because they have to maintain their franchise fees, but not with Grout Tech.” Not only does Grout Tech keep its rates competitive, but the company will also honor any other quote as long as it is in writing. Because grout is a porous material, trying to remove stains is seemingly impossible. BJ explains, “Color sealing grout lines is one of the many services we offer and it is definitely the most effective way to create a perfect,

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With the help of Grout Tech, even the dirtiest and oldest of floors can be restored and renewed to their original beauty and splendor. new look.” Using a step-by-step process, Grout Tech begins by using a cleansing product to remove all bacteria and surface dirt with special machinery. They will then apply a color seal (of your choice). Once the sealer is applied the grout lines will be permanently protected from any stains. The color seal also guarantees against cracking, chipping and peeling. Additionally, they will also cosmetically fix or replace chipped or cracked tiles, making your bathroom or kitchen tile like new

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again. Carla Bartow, a satisfied customer, shares her experience, “When BJ came out to give us a quote, she looked at the job and I could tell immediately that she knew what she was talking about. We had our family room, kitchen and dining room re-grouted. They also re-grouted the tub, shower and base of our toilet in our bathroom. They were fantastic! Not only were they professional and reliable but they also completed the job much faster than we had anticipated.”

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Excellent Service Leads to Referrals Throughout the years, Grout Tech has grown through its many referrals from happy customers. People really appreciate that Grout Tech saves them time and money, but it is the excellent service provided that has really helped this business grow. Doris Strathearn, another Grout Tech success story, said that before calling Grout Tech her bathroom and guest bathroom shower and floor grout had deteriorated over time and the tiles were dull and stained. “The tile was in good condition but it was stained so we had Grout Tech come

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out and clean them and they turned out very well.” They were so pleased that they have already referred Grout Tech to neighbors in their community. Grout Tech can also remove and re-caulk around sinks, baseboards, tubs and showers serving to clean up old moldy areas and keep your dry wall free from water damage. From old to new in just one day! To find out more about Grout Tech’s services or for a free estimate call BJ at (727) 768-6828.

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Life is Sweet at Sugardarlings Cones & Cupcakes! By Katie Thomas Sugardarlings Cones & Cupcakes, home to the best tasting, freshest cupcakes in the Tampa Bay Area, is a sweet business that has taken flight over the past three years. At Sugardarlings, the ice cream is delicious, but the cupcakes are the talk of the town! With a new warehouse and three storefronts located in New Port Richey, Palm Harbor and Lutz, Sugardarlings is celebrating growth and success from humble beginnings. Tasty creations are made from scratch every morning by talented bakers and plenty of love is put into each and every delicious flavor. You could call Sugardarlings’ cupcakes “love muffins,” a perfect nickname for the perfectly moist, flavorful cupcakes that are made with tender loving care. The closest Sugardarlings shop to your neighborhood is located at 24832 State Road 54 in Lutz. Jessica Beebe, owner and baker at Sugardarlings Cones and Cupcakes, opened her original store in Trinity,

off Old CR 54 in February 2010. She opened her first store with goals insight to become a friendly and affordable, neighborhood ice cream parlor – Jessica never expected for her business to take off all because of a simple sweet treat, the mighty cupcake. Jessica originally intended for cupcakes to be a side item at her first storefront, she actually started making them in her toaster oven! Within Jess’s first week of opening her doors, she sold over 300 cupcakes and immediately realized she would need a bigger oven to meet the demands of customers. At the time of opening Sugardarlings, Jess was working at Innisbrook Golf Resort in Tarpon Springs where she had been employed for over 13 years. Jess’s job primarily focused on food and beverage hospitality, a passion she has always possessed. Little did she realize, her attention would be needed at Sugardarlings full-time! Jess had no idea that within three years she would have three storefronts and a warehouse, all dedicated to providing handmade

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Sugardarlings’ delectable cupcakes are such a sweet treat! Pauline’s Pretty in Pink & Pineapple Right Side Up are just two of many specialty cupcakes. cupcakes to loyal fans of the original “love muffin.” An idea of a neighborhood ice cream shop turned into a local cupcake empire – sweet dreams are made of these! The name Sugardarlings was inspired by Jess’s grandmother. She would always tell her grandchildren, “Come over her darling and get some sugar.” Jess’s mother reminded her of

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her grandmother’s saying and Jess began calling her own children her “sugardarlings.” When she decided to open up shop, she knew it was the perfect fit for her store, paying homage to her grandmother, mother, children and future sweet generations to come. Jess treats customers as if they are her own family and is happy to help out the local community in any

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way she can. Some might even say that the only thing sweeter than the Sugardarlings team, are the cupcakes and ice cream they serve! On a busy day, Sugardarlings’ three locations sell more than 2,000 cupcakes! Known for their extravagant moistness and creamy fillings, Sugardarlings’ cupcakes are the perfect combination of sweet, savory delicious fun! Jess offers traditional flavors like Red Velvet, Vanilla, Chocolate Peanut Butter and Snickerdoodle, but she also incorporates specialty flavors that include Key Lime, Cannoli and Exotic Bliss (Jess’s favorite) which is filled with pineapple and cranberry topped off with hibiscus frosting! Jess has even gone as far as coming up with fabulous savory flavors that are perfect for dinner parties with friends; imagine how much fun it will be for guests to guess the unexpected flavors such as Sweet Corn and Pulled Pork, Spicy Chocolate, Maple Bacon or Wasabi cupcakes. Talk about an adventurous twist on the conventional styles! Many of Jess’s regulars comment that it is a blast to pair the savory cupcakes with beer and wine, making for a delicious and fun way to get the conversation started! Sugardarlings Cones & Cupcakes

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always introduces new seasonal flavors during the holidays. This year’s fall flavors include Pumpkin, Caramel Apple, Sweet Potato Casserole and Pecan Pie! There truly is no easier or more delicious treat than a batch of Sugardarlings’ cupcakes to bring to a holiday party! Sugardarlings’ cupcakes are made using quality and wholesome ingredients such as sweet cream butter, whole milk, whipping cream, fresh fruit juices and rich quality chocolates just to name a few. Each and every cupcake is made to make you smile with every bite! Jess is currently turning out gluten-free cupcakes for the glutensensitive and plans on transforming her Palm Harbor store location into a completely gluten-free cupcake haven! Jess says, “I have been super blessed! To think, I started baking out of a toaster oven one pan at a time! I could not have grown my business without an amazing staff. Our Sugardarlings family is the backbone to our amazing business. I also thank my family so much for being so supportive. My girls have had to sacrifice a lot of time without mommy around and my amazing husband was always available, so I could focus and grow my business.”

Jess’s growth over the past three years has allowed her to accommodate large commercial orders; in order to do this efficiently, she opened a warehouse. The warehouse is over 3,000 square feet and will help alleviate space restraints in her other stores. The warehouse is designated for baking and storage for now, but Jess hopes to host tours, field trips and tastings! Sugardarlings’ new warehouse is centrally located to all three stores, in order to provide the ever fresh, made-daily cupcakes to each deserving customer! At this time, Sugardarlings’ cupcakes are served at a few specialty candy shops and several medical facilities in the area including several Morton Plant Mease locations, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. Sugardarlings’ cupcakes can be bought in store for $2, add 25 cents extra for specialty flavors. Affordability is one of Jess’s baselines for her business. She truly wants everyone to enjoy a little taste of Sugardarlings heaven. Jess and her team make cupcakes for weddings, baby showers, birthday parties, family get-togethers, you name it and there will be cupcakes! Sugardarlings has the ability to handle large corporate orders, school

functions and basically any event where people want to be treated to a sweet treat! Jess says, “There was no doubt in my mind that I would be successful because I firmly believe whatever you put your heart and soul into, you can make successful.” Lucky for us, Jess decided to put her heart and soul into the delicious and fabulous love muffins! Sugardarlings in New Port Richey can be reached at (727) 3762253 and is located at 8511 Old C.R. 54; hours are Mon. – Sat., 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sugardarlings’ East Lake store can be reached at (727)-785-2253 and is located at 4966 Ridgemoor Blvd. in Palm Harbor; hours are 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. The newest location at 24832 S.R. 54 in Lutz is open 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Visit Sugardarlingscupcakes.com for more information. Make sure to like Sugardarlings on Facebook so you can get new flavor updates and any special offers in the store. If you are a business owner and would like to offer Sugardarlings’ cupcakes, give Jess a call or come by and taste some of her creations at one of the three locations.

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Suncoast Urgent Care is Where Patients Get In, Get Out & Feel Better Fast! By Amy Paterson Life is fast-paced, and time is of the essence, so when you’re feeling sick you probably don’t have time to sit at home waiting to get in to see a doctor. In most cases, Suncoast Urgent Care has everything necessary to make you feel better fast from all sorts of ailments, from the everyday illnesses such as common colds and strep throat to injuries that do not require the hospital emergency room. Scrapes, cuts and broken bones often happen after normal hours at doctors’ offices and many find that it is convenient, affordable and smart to seek medical care at Suncoast Urgent Care. Open seven days a week, and evenings with no appointment necessary, Suncoast Urgent Care is convenient and the friendly, competent medical professionals work hard, too, making sure that patients are seen quickly.

Founded by Families for Families Founded by families for families, Suncoast Urgent Care was originally named Trinity Urgent Care when it was opened July 2007 by John P. Opyoke, M.D. and Peter C. Duic, M.D. The doctors are joined by their wives in running two successful urgent care facilities – Susan Opyoke is a registered dietitian who is an integral part of the Doctor’s Choice Weight Loss program (developed and overseen by Drs. Duic and Opyoke) at Suncoast Urgent Care and Suzy Duic oversees the marketing. The doctors truly value family. The mission of Suncoast Urgent Care is to treat your family members as if they were their own. The doctors and their staff ensure quality and comfort to everyone from infants to seniors. Drawing from their years of experience in emergency medicine to create two state-of-the-art facilities – the

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Dr. John Opyoke & Dr. Peter Duic other location is in Spring Hill – Dr. Duic and Dr. Opyoke are both residency-trained in emergency medicine and both doctors are Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine; important because they are both specifically trained to handle all kinds of emergencies. The two doctors felt it was important to provide a place where people could feel comfortable bringing their families. They co-designed Suncoast Urgent Care to be upscale and comfortable with an exceptional level of care, so parents can feel secure about bringing their precious child in for medical care. They created an urgent care facility where they would want their own children treated. The spacious waiting room has a large, flat-

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screen TV and a variety of hot coffee and tea, as well as hot chocolate. A separate children’s waiting room has many favorite DVDs, books and games. The eight treatment rooms are equipped with TVs, including a stateof-the-art digital x-ray room and a major procedure room for casting, splinting and suturing. Phyicals are offered for all ages, as well as school physicals and sports physicals for students. With a physical, children receive a gift of either a lanyard or drawstring backpack (while supplies last). T-Dap vaccinations and flu-shots also are available for patients upon request. And in case you didn’t hear, flu shots are completely covered by MediCare now. Dr. Duic received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and received his training in emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School. Prior to emergency medicine, Dr. Duic trained in orthopaedics and surgery for three years at University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Opyoke received his Doctor of Medicine degree from West Virginia University, where he also completed a three-year residency in

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innovative ways to ensure short-wait times and quality care for their patients. One example is the ZipPASS, which allows patients to get in line, online, by visiting their website and simply following the link at the top labeled “CHECK IN NOW.” Once you have checked in, you are given (L-R) Dana, Susan and Dr. John Opyoke, David, an estimated time that Suzy and Doug are a few of the friendly faces you’ll you’ll be seen. Another way that meet at Suncoast Urgent Care in Trinity Suncoast Urgent Care has been able to cut emergency medicine. Prior to opening down on wait times is by offering onSuncoast Urgent Care, the two docline registration for new patients. All tors worked together as emergency you have to do is go to their website room physicians at Community Hosand print out the “New Patient Regispital in New Port Richey and at Retration Form,” fill out, and bring it in gional Medical Center at Bayonet with you. Point. Most major medical providers are accepted, and you can find a list of Time Matters When You Aren’t providers by visiting the Suncoast UrWell gent Care’s website, suncoastucc.com. Walk-ins are always welcome. You DO NOT have to be an established pa- If you don’t see your provider on the list, give the office a call and doubletient to be seen at Suncoast Urgent check with the receptionist because the Care. list is constantly being updated. The doctors and staff of Suncoast If you are uninsured and/or a selfUrgent Care have come up with some

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pay patient, significant discounts are available for your care. The staff at Suncoast Urgent Care will be happy to talk to you about payment options, so that you can focus on feeling better. Supporting Businesses, Students & Community Community, as well as family, is of the utmost importance at Suncoast Urgent Care. It isn’t just families and individuals who have enjoyed the excellent care provided at Suncoast Urgent Care since it opened in Trinity in 2007. Its location in the Trinity Village Center on State Road 54 at the corner of Duck Slough Boulevard makes it centrally located for many businesses in the area. Suncoast Urgent Care works with local businesses by providing them with excellent care encompassing occupational care, jobrelated injuries, drug-screening, and pre-hire physicals. On-site testing is available for drug-screens and lab work. The doctors at Suncoast Urgent Care follow through with workman’s compensation patients, overseeing their care throughout recovery until they are ready to return to work. In addition to providing excellent health care in our community, the doctors and staff at Suncoast Urgent Care has partnered with area schools and support local charities. They were a sponsor for Cheval Cares 5K on September 28th benefiting the Pediatric Cancer Foundation. And, you may have noticed a pink toilet traveling around Trinity and New Port Richey this past month on a mission to “Flush Out Cancer.” With a $50 (or more) donation to Susan G. Komen, any

business will have their very own flowery pink potty placed in front of their establishment, letting the community know that they participated in the effort to “Flush Out Cancer.” Two of Suncoast Urgent Care’s employees are trying to raise the $2300 it takes for them to participate the 2013-2014 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®. With their hard work and dedication, I am sure they will meet their goal! Another way that Dr. Duic and Dr. Opyoke are helping out in our community is by mentoring college students in the health programs from Rasmussen and Kaiser Universities. Suncoast Urgent Care has also allied with Pasco-Hernando Community College, and offers the students special pricing for their healthcare needs. Suncoast Urgent Care offers residents of all walks of life the best medical attention available. If you find yourself sick or injured, give them a call and they will get you back on the right track and feeling great in no time. Suncoast Urgent Care is located in Trinity at 10730 SR 54, Suite 54. Hours are 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Mon. – Sat., and from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sun. Please call 727-3723888 or visit them online at www.suncoastucc.com for more information. Find pictures of the “Flush Out Cancer” participants on Facebook - just type in Suncoast Urgent Care to visit their page.

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MCBATH LAW GROUP Resolving Divorce Issues With a Collaborative Spirit By Marcy Sanford Attorney Don McBath of McBath Law Group, LLC, knows the pain and heartbreak that a divorce creates for all parties involved and so he does everything he can to help his clients minimize their stress, “After twenty years of concentrating on matrimonial and family law, I have heard everything you can imagine,” says Attorney McBath. “I’ve also unfortunately experienced the pain of divorce in my own personal life. I know the pain and sorrow that someone goes through when their family is breaking apart and am able, thanks to my many years of experience, to help people work out solutions when their marriage is ending.” When Don McBath is on your side, you can be assured that he will handle every aspect of your divorce with the utmost care and respect to make sure that a very difficult time in

your life is a little smoother. He says, “One of the most important things I can do for my clients is to minimize their stress.” You can rest easier knowing that Don is taking care of every detail. He can help guide you through all of the procedures and protocol involved with getting a divorce so you have less to worry about and can instead focus on putting your life back together. Sometimes with a large law firm, you can get lost in the shuffle and find yourself talking to an assistant more often than you talk to your lawyer; not so with Don McBath. You get personal one-on-one communication and do not ever have to worry about whether he will get back to you. “I am here for my clients any time of the day or night, through phone calls, text or emails, whatever means of communication works best for them.”

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Collaborative Divorce Don McBath is trained in collaborative divorce, a relatively new method of resolving divorce cases. In a collaborative divorce, lawyers for both parties agree to help their clients resolve conflicts through cooperative techniques rather than adversarial strategies and litigation. Everyone involved commits himself or herself to achieving a negotiated outcome

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and there is no litigation involved. Some of the benefits of a collaborative divorce include more control over the outcome, you decide on the settlement (not a judge), it is less expensive than litigation, it takes less time than litigation, and there is less stress and anxiety. If negotiations fall apart at any time during the proceedings, either party can choose to go to litigation. “If you can go through a divorce in a peaceful manner, it is better for everyone involved – especially the children,” explains McBath. “When there are problems in a family, it is better for everyone if disagreements can be settled amicably instead of going to war. I always take the lead to work with the opposing side to determine where we can come to an agreement. A divorce that involves lots of fighting and disagreements is a very stressful rollercoaster ride that ends up costing both sides time and money in the long run.” If you’re at the point where a divorce seems inevitable, it is already a very difficult time in your life. Rely on someone like Don McBath who can make the process of making this change in your life easier and more peaceful for you. Attorney Don McBath is licensed

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to practice law in the State of Florida, the Federal Middle District of Florida, and the Military Court of Appeals. Don is an Army Veteran, having served as a Major in the Quartermaster Corps. He is very involved in the community and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel Noon, and is a past Grand Knight and a member of the Knights of Columbus for over twenty years. In the past, Don also served on the Board of Directors for the Youth Soccer League, and coached baseball, soccer and football; now he is enjoying being a proud grandpa.

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If you are thinking of getting a contested divorce, an uncontested divorce, a collaborative divorce, or just needing advice as to discreet planning, give Don McBath a call for a free consultation. Don McBath works by appointment only at 4 different locations in Tampa Bay, or an agreed upon location. Please call 813-973-4848 or email don@divorcelawtampa.com. Find more information online at www.divorcelawtampa.com (for Wesley Chapel) and online at www.divorcelawtampa.net (for Lutz and Tampa).

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EZ Detail & Pressure Wash –The EZ Way to a Clean Car! You count on your car to get you where you need to go and you can count on EZ Detail & Pressure Wash to make sure that it looks great when you get there. In Florida you can find yourself driving your car through some pretty dirty situations. Construction sites filled with dust, beachside parking lots with seagulls leaving their droppings indiscriminately, highways filled with swarms of love bugs, parks with large oak trees full of pollen, hot Florida roads with soft tar – all these places we go can wreak havoc on your car’s finish and paint leading to rust, peeling paint, corrosion and other damage. This damage not only affects the look of your car today but also can cost you money in the long run for needed repairs or lost dollars on the resale value. You may not have the time or energy to keep your car looking its best but you can trust EZ Detail & Pressure Wash to do all the dirty work for you and return your car to its just-off-the-sales-lot glory. Owner Felipe Robles worked for car dealerships for years detailing and

bringing life back to the dullest of cars. He knows how to make a car shine and has many regular customers who depend on him to keep their car looking its best. “Every time we go to a new customer, we end up getting referrals from them and hearing from their friends and family,” says Felipe. “We have one company where we went to clean one person’s car and now have more than 10 people that trust us to clean and detail their cars. Every time we go there, more people ask us to clean their cars.” EZ Detail & Pressure Wash makes it easy for you to have a clean car – inside and out. They will come to your home, business, or school so you don’t have to waste any time out of your busy schedule. They provide their own water hook-up and all the necessary cleaning supplies. EZ Detail & Pressure Wash has a wide selection of car wash packages from the every day special – which includes washing the outside of the car, cleaning the wheels and outside windows, and dressing the tires – to the Presidential Detail, which in addition to the every

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day special’s services, includes detailing the engine, door jambs, interior, door panels and dashboard, shampooing the carpet, seats, and head liner, and waxing. The Presidential Detail also includes a clay bar cleaning, which removes embedded surface contaminates that may not be visible to the

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naked eye but affect your paint job nonetheless. After a clay bar cleaning, your car will be left with a surface that is as smooth as glass. There are several options between these two and Felipe can work with you to customize your car’s wash depending on what you need.

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EZ Cleaning for Your Home, Too! Felipe’s customers appreciated and relied on his attention to detail so much that they asked if he could power wash their homes and sidewalks. EZ Detail & Pressure Wash guarantees that they will take the same care and use the same high quality standards that they apply to your car when they are washing your driveway, sidewalks, windows, deck, patio, house, or place of business. Felipe and his family have been active members of this community for more than 10 years. He is also a pastor at their church. Felipe recommends that you have your car cleaned twice a week and waxed once a month to keep it in prime condition. EZ Detail & Pressure Wash will come make your life cleaner Monday through Saturday by appoint-

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ment. For more information about packages and special offers, visit their website www.ezdetail.net. To make an appointment, call Felipe Robles at 813-377-9139.

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“St. Francis Pet” Continued from page 1 a job for my team. They see it as their mission, often coming in early, staying late to care for and restore our patients to wholeness. Our follow-up care is second to none.” Meet the Friendly Veterinarians Michael Amsberry, DVM and Laurie Greene, DVM combine their unique services to offer a wellrounded and holistic approach to veterinary care at St. Francis Pet Care Center. Dr. Amsberry bought St. Francis in 2010 and Dr. Greene joined him this year in May.

Dr. Michael Amsberry and Dr. Laurie Greene Dr. Amsberry was born the 7th of 8 boys and raised on farms in the

Willamette Valley of western Oregon. From the age of 12 until he graduated from veterinary school, he worked as a residential housepainter. He attended Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio earning a BA in Biology/Chemistry in 1986, and then attended Oregon State College of Veterinary Medicine, where he graduated with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1990. Dr. Amsberry founded a small veterinarian practice in his hometown in 1995, which he ran successfully until he and his wife Jenny sold it in 2008 so they and their two teenage children could move to Florida to be close to Jenny’s family. The Amsberrys love it here and especially enjoy the East Lake area. Currently, their family pet members include a mother and son set of Yorkies, Truffles and Fudge, and two local rescued cats named Suri and Belle. Dr. Amsberry takes a cuttingedge approach in his practice and has developed special interests in preventative care, internal medicine, dermatology, geriatrics, dentistry, orthopedics, laser surgery and most recently, alternative care such as laser-therapy, nutrition, and acupuncture. He hopes to limit the use of drugs in his patients.

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Dr. Laurie Greene hails from New York City, and is delighted to have escaped cold winters for good. She is a graduate of Ohio State University, and is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. Dr. Greene enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, from wellness care to surgery, and has a strong interest in nutrition and alternative medical modalities. While in New York, Dr. Greene was affiliated with the prestigious Heart of Chelsea Animal Hospital, and had her own House Call Veterinary Practice. Dr. Greene has two sassy cats of her own; the frisky felines “allow” her to stay in their house and take care of all their needs. Dr. Greene is excited to be part of the team at St. Francis Pet Care Center and is delighted to help take care of the health needs of the lovable pets in our area. She is particularly eager to be part of St. Francis’ service expansion into alternative medical modalities such as acupuncture and laser therapy, and to include house calls and Hospice care among the many services offered at St. Francis Pet Care Center. Exceptional Services “We understand how important the presence of pets are in our lives,”

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says Dr. Amsberry. “I truly believe that pets are angels sent to help us through the tough times and join us in celebrating the good times. We strive to manifest our goals of complete wellness- care throughout our hospital, grooming, and resort.” The pet hospital at St. Francis is state-of-the-art and completely paperless, which allows the staff to view, send and display your pet’s medical records easily. All radiographs can easily be sent for a second opinion by a boarded radiologist and the results arrive within the hour. St. Francis has an in-house lab for quick test results. Dr. Amsberry says:

“It has become very apparent over the last 20 years that periodontal disease, while not only very uncomfortable, directly contributes to multiple diseases in the body. We are

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convinced that excellent dental care will provide your pet with a much higher quality of life and increase his/her longevity. At least 60% of all dental disease in pets can only be detected with X-rays. We include full mouth X-rays with every dental so as not to miss anything that could be hurting your pet. Our X-rays are digital, and we review them with the Pet Parents at our discharge appointment.” One of the unique services that St. Francis offers is low-level laser therapy; with five FDA approvals for people, Dr Greene says the newest technology of laser healing is beneficial for everything from arthritis to helping wounds heal quicker. Dr. Greene specializes in pet acupuncture and can help you decide if acupuncture and laser treatment are right for your pet’s health.

St. Francis is a cat-friendly practice. A separate entrance and exam room have been designated to accommodate their feline friends. Dr. Greene also provides house-calls for kitties that are just too scared to make the trip in. With traditional and alternative veterinary services, a grooming Salon,

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lodging at The Resort, hospice care and even house calls – St. Francis Pet Care Center truly offers it all. St. Francis Pet Care Center offers clients Preventicare Plans to help pet owners obtain excellent preventive care. This wellness assurance starts at $23.95 a month and can save you as much as 40%. Puppy and kitten plans are offered in addition to adult pets. “We started the program a year ago because we saw that a main concern of clients was related to being able to afford excellent health care for their pets,” says Dr. Amsberry. “Preventicare is a discounted program we designed and manage, which allows for clients to make regular monthly payments that spread out the financial burden. It secures very high quality preventative care for our patients.” As a bonus, there is no charge for the exams throughout the year and added discounts for The Resort and Salon. Grooming –– Salon at The Resort The groomers at St. Francis take pride in their art and are trained to keep a watchful eye on skin conditions or other discomforts in your pet. St. Francis offers three different “Spaw” Packages and even offers grooming for cats. The walk-in tub makes it so much easier for large breed dogs and those with mobility issues. There is nothing quite like having a freshly cleaned friend to play with and snuggle! St. Francis is dedicated to bringing you the best grooming techniques and products available, always looking out for the safety and comfort of your best friend. The Resort at St. Francis Pet Care Center focuses on your pet’s comfort and care. The team at St. Francis is the heart and soul of service. Guests get to stretch their legs in one of five play areas, at least 4 times

a day with optional pool time and pupsicles. Coming soon in the eight private suites will be cameras so that you may see how your pet(s) are doing from anywhere in the world 24/7. Your baby will get plenty of exercise and massive amounts of love at The Resort. The team loves to pamper all the guests visiting The Resort and cater to all their needs, making for a happy stay that isn’t overwhelming in any way. Giving Back The St. Francis Pet Care Center staff has a passion for helping pets. Dr. Amsberry believes in giving back to the community. He founded a non-profit program over a decade ago called “Vets For Pets”, dedicated to educating the community on pet wellness, safety and even helps place abused or mistreated animals in loving homes. Check out St. Francis’ facebook for photos and videos of their Extreme Pet Makeover series where St. Francis adopts a homeless pet in need of care, restores them to good health and then places them into a forever home. Dr. Greene says, “The stories are emotional and phenomenal! This program gives us a chance to connect with the community on a compassionate level, while showing the miracles that can occur with love and veterinary care” Both the doctors and staff members visit schools frequently to teach

kids about dog safety and how to approach or deal with animals. Dr. Amsberry became involved in dog bite prevention 20 years ago and developed the program called “Nip the Bite,” because many children are bitten each year, suffer both physical and emotional injuries, often developing a life-long fear of dogs. Teaching children the proper way to approach and behave around dogs prevents bites. St. Francis Pet Care Center will be visiting public libraries and local pet stores to present their “Pet Edge” series that discuss topics from Chinese herbs to heat-stroke prevention. Make sure you stay updated with St. Francis Pet Care Center’s website and facebook page for information regarding upcoming events, Extreme Pet Makeover stories and Pet Edge dates. For those wanting to “Wag more and Bark Less” look for the up and coming “Tails and Ales” parties that St. Francis will be hosting at local tap houses around the community! St. Francis Pet Care Center is located at 3591 Keystone Road in Tarpon Springs. It is open on Mon–Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sat., 8 a.m. -Noon. Find more information about Medical/Surgical care, “Spaw” Packages, The Resort, Pet Edge, and Extreme Pet Makeover on the website at www.SFVET.us or call (727) 937-7600.

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“Spine Center” Continued from page 1 patients traditionally see multiple doctors who do not work together. Whether you need chiropractic care or spinal surgery, it is all under one roof at the Trinity Spine Center. The Trinity Spine Center is very unique in its approach, and is at the forefront of stem cell research to reduce back pain. As a result, Trinity Spine Center draws patients from all over the state and the nation. It’s no surprise, because patients there have the opportunity to meet with surgeons and receive diagnostic testing, as well as receive chiropractic care, attend physical therapy and even receive pain management care all in one place, at their very own Trinity Wellness Center, an integral part of Trinity Spine Center. Patients appreciate this ease of care, because when your back hurts, traveling all over town from one doctor to the next can be a difficult and painful thing to do. George, a Trinity Spine Center patient said, “I went to see Dr. Hayes after I read an article about him. I thought I would need back surgery after a car accident but since I’ve been going to Trinity Spine Center, I am feeling much better and I will probably not need surgery!” Conservative Care by Doctors That Care The doctors and staff at The Trinity Spine Center believe that surgery should be a last resort, and as a matter of fact, 94 percent of their patients are treated without the need for spinal surgery. From degenerative disk or joint disease to scoliosis, and carpal tunnel to osteoporosis, Trinity Spine Center patients are treated by a team of highly educated and specifically trained professionals, who will work

together to get patients back on their feet in no time. Having everything you need on hand and in one place gives patients peace of mind, but most importantly, it makes it easy for all of the doctors to communicate easily about the best approach to each patient’s unique medical condition and treatment. Chief Operating Officer, Jorit Wijnmaalen, DPT, MBA, MTC, CEAS, or “Dr. J” as he’s known, says, “One of the most important aspects of our patient care is the communication that we have with one another. We are never more than a phone call away and patients see that and really appreciate it.” Dr. J’s approach to wellness, exercise and nutrition is an inspiration to many patients at The Trinity Spine Center, and he encourages patients to realize that no matter their age, size or condition, regular exercise will contribute to their overall health and wellbeing. The Trinity Spine Wellness Center offers patients the least invasive approach to spine care including physical therapy, chiropractic care, decompression therapy and even nutritional services. Dr. Ronald F. Stacey II, DC, is a Board Certified Chiropractor, and has been with Trinity Spine Center since 2009. He says, “We have an array of specialties under one roof, and we can start conservatively and move each patient up to the next option if it’s necessary.” He adds, “It avoids having to have each patient see a chiropractor at one place, a primary at another, and so on. Here we can provide a plan of [total spinal] care.” Dr. Nathan A. Possert graduated from East Lake High School before honorably serving in the U.S. Navy for 4 years in which he was Quarter master and a search and rescue swimmer. After serving in the Navy, he

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graduated with honors from St. Petersburg College in Tarpon Springs in 2004 and then transferred to the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa where he earned a Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training and graduated with honors in 2006. While attending graduate school, Dr. Possert was able to work with high school athletes part time in Pinellas County as an Athletic Trainer for two years. Since graduating with his Doctorate, Dr. Possert has worked in the outpatient facility setting full time and in the hospital setting part time. If pain management is necessary, patients are in good hands. Pain man-

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agement is used carefully and responsibly at Trinity Spine Center. Dr. Casey J. O’Donnell, FAAPMR DABPM, specializes in the treatment of spasticity and dystonia, electromyography, and pain management. He utilizes an array of diagnostic tools to view the tissues in the body in order to see how the nerves in the body are functioning, and then he can perform procedures such as trigger point injections, nerve blocks, and ultrasound guided injections, just to name a few. Dr. O’Donnell says, “As a physiatrist, my background is in rehabilitation and my goal is to get patients moving and back to a normal, active

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lifestyle.” A brand new approach to treating back pain is now available at Trinity Spine Center, and that is the use of stem cells for back pain. Dr. J says, “A whole lot of patients will benefit from this new and exciting approach.” He explains, “We are the only ones in the U.S. doing it like we do it, and we are also the only ones at this time who are FDA compliant.” Working closely with Daniel A. Grande, PhD., the Director of the upand-coming Stem Cell Research Laboratory at Trinity Spine Center, patients who suffer from arthritis, degenerative disk disease, and herniated disks may find relief through Stem Cell Therapy. Stem Cell Therapy is “an inter-

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vention strategy that introduces new adult stem cells into damaged tissue in order to treat disease or injury.” This exciting new kind of therapy offers the possibility of pain relief, the renewal of tissues and the alleviation of pain.

Invasive Spine Surgery and the Maryland Spinal Reconstructive and Scoliosis Surgery Center. Both Dr. Hayes and Dr. Siddiqi are Board Certified in Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery and both of them travel nationally teaching endoscopic surgery procedures to other doctors around the country. The Trinity Spine Center offers patients the most comprehensive care by having many different kinds of spine care health professionals on staff and in one place. The Trinity Spine Center’s physicians are committed to working together with each patient to produce the best possible results.

Trinity Spine Center is located at 2040 Short Avenue in Odessa, just off of S.R. 54 and just east of Duck Slough Blvd. The Trinity Spine Center is currently taking new patients, and they accept Medicare and most major insurances. The main office can be reached at 727-372-9922 and is open Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Trinity Spine Wellness Center can be reached at 727-807-3101, and is open Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. to accommodate patients. Visit www.trinity-spine.com online, and find them on Facebook.

When Back Surgery is Necessary: Choose Trinity Spine Center When surgery is absolutely necessary, patients are in good hands with Drs. Siddiqi and Hayes, as both surgeons are experienced and qualified in performing even the most intricate of spinal surgeries. On staff at the Medical Center of Trinity, both physicians received their Doctorates from the prestigious Cornell University in New York, followed by double fellowships at the Arizona Institute for Minimally

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Neighborhood News & Lifestyles


Lutz/Land O' Lakes/Odessa - Vol. 4, Issue 10, October 2013