August 2015 Around Town 2

 

MEDI-WEIGHTLOSS® IS NOW OPEN IN CHESTERFIELD

Physician-supervised weight loss brand, Medi-Weightloss® is now open at 16211 Baxter Road. Known as “The One That Works!®,” the Medi-Weightloss® program is administered by physicians and medical professionals who provide individualized care based on each patient’s goals, current health status and medical history. The program includes weekly consultations that focus on nutrition, lifestyle and exercise. Education is provided on how to lose weight in the real world using real food without prepackaged meals. Patients learn how to keep weight off through a specialized Wellness Phase.

In addition to weight loss programs for adults, Medi-Weightloss offers specialized weight loss programs for adolescents and diabetics. Medi-Weightloss also offers FREE onsite Wellness Workshops to employers.

Dr. Tana Settle, medical director at the Chesterfield office, currently specializes in anesthesiology, practices in Saint Louis, and has more than 24 years of experience. She attended medical school at University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine and graduated in 1991. In addition, Dr. Settle is affiliated with multiple hospitals in Saint Louis area, including St. Luke’s Hospital.

Thelma (T.J.) Sampson, APRN at the Chesterfield office, is a family nurse practitioner certified with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Sampson has been in healthcare since 1998 and received her master’s degree in nursing from Maryville University in 2014. T. J.’s interests include disease prevention, behavior modification, education and promoting a healthy lifestyle. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, running, reading and creating a variety of crafts.

The Chesterfield office is welcoming new patients. Medi-Weightloss, 16211 Baxter Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017. 636.536.9679  MediWeightlossClinics.com

DUCKS WALK OUT: FRIENDSHIP VILLAGE

Once again, as they have every year since the community’s start 40 years ago this summer, North American Wood Ducks nested in a courtyard of the Village Care Center at Friendship Village Chesterfield at 15201 Olive Blvd.

After the traditional 32 days of nesting, the eight ducklings hatched; delighted residents and staff purchased feed and also supplied the mother duck and her ducklings with a makeshift pool. Each year, the ducklings provide amusement, contact with the natural world and a new distraction and activity dubbed “Duck Theater” for the senior living community’s residents.

But, in a life lesson, everything has its season, according to Anita Martineza, Village Care administrator, so early in July the ducks “walked out” (with the help of 10 community maintenance volunteers) to the larger campus grounds and lake. “We miss them,” says Ruth Miller, an assisted living resident who grew up on a farm.

Shaun Fegan, “Duck Whisperer” and a seven year community employee as a HVAC technician, demonstrates a special knack with the mother duck and ducklings; his colleagues call him, “Dr. Quack.”

ST. LUKE’S HOSPITAL: WOMEN’S HEALTH EXCELLENCE AWARD

St. Luke’s Hospital is the only Missouri hospital to achieve the Healthgrades® 2015 Women’s Health Excellence Award™. The recognition distinguishes St. Luke’s as a top-performing hospital in women’s health services, including cardiac care, vascular surgery, stroke care, respiratory services, orthopedic surgery and spine surgery.

This is the seventh consecutive year that St. Luke’s has received this award (2009-2015).

“Improving the quality of life for all of our patients is our mission at St. Luke’s Hospital,” says Jan Hess, St. Luke’s Hospital vice president and executive sponsor of St. Luke’s Spirit of Women program. “And as St. Louis’ exclusive Spirit of Women hospital, St. Luke’s is committed to providing exceptional gender-sensitive healthcare.”

To identify the 2015 Women’s Health Excellence Award recipients, Healthgrades examined Medicare hospitalization records from 2011 through 2013 for female patients across the nation. The data is risk-adjusted, which takes into account differing levels of illness severity at different hospitals and allows for hospitals to be compared fairly.

“The identification and treatment of medical conditions for women is very different than diagnosing and treating men, therefore it is vitally important that women understand their risks and select a hospital accordingly,” says Evan Marks, Healthgrades chief strategy officer. “The Healthgrades 2015 Women’s Health Excellence Award recipients have demonstrated exceptional performance and a dedicated approach to delivering superior quality care for women.”

For more information or to select physicians from St. Luke’s, visit: StLukes-StL.com

CHESTERFIELD DAY SCHOOL STUDENTS PUBLISHED IN NATIONAL MAGAZINE

Still finalizing last minute travel plans before school starts? Ask a Chesterfield Day School Second or Third Grader for his or her opinion on the best places to visit… Better yet, read all about their top regional picks in the July/August 2015 issue of AAA’s Midwest Traveler magazine. The sixth-annual “Best of the Midwest” feature takes you from the Children’s Zoo in Fort Wayne, Ind. to Exploration Place in Wichita, Kan. The students spent months researching, writing, and even presenting their ideas to AAA management. They focused on destinations that they would be excited to visit as part of a weekend getaway.

Deborah Reinhardt, managing editor of Midwest Traveler, worked with the CDS students throughout the project. She visited the school to talk with them about research and writing, and she coordinated student presentations with AAA management. “I was struck by how exceedingly polite and confident these children were,” Reinhardt says. “And they were so well prepared. Nobody referred to any notes; everything had been memorized. They did a fantastic job.”

AAA also featured the students’ project in a full-page article in the organization’s bi-monthly newsletter.

For more than 50 years, CDS has provided a personalized education of unparalleled excellence for students of diverse backgrounds to children–toddlers through sixth graders. Projects like this illustrate the school’s emphasis on growing not only their students’ fundamental skills of reading and writing but also 21st-century executive skills like planning, organization and goal setting; these skills teach students how to collaborate to create unique products that are presented to an authentic and meaningful audiences. ChesterfieldDaySchool.org

POLKA DOT PEONIES: NOW EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE

As of August 1st, Polka Dot Peonies’ full line of unique, personalized gift items, stationary, local artisan creations and custom embroidery will be available by visiting their new online gift boutique. Orders can still be placed via: Facebook, Etsy and Pinterest by searching “Polka Dot Peonies.” Owner and longtime Chesterfield resident, Ruth Greco, appreciates your continued patronage and encourages new and existing customers to visit the online boutique at PDPGIFTS.com.

YOU GUESSED IT!Physician-supervised weight loss brand, Medi-Weightloss® is now open at 16211 Baxter Road. Known as “The One That Works!®,” the Medi-Weightloss® program is administered by physicians and medical professionals who provide individualized care based on each patient’s goals, current health status and medical history. The program includes weekly consultations that focus on nutrition, lifestyle and exercise. Education is provided on how to lose weight in the real world using real food without prepackaged meals. Patients learn how to keep weight off through a specialized Wellness Phase.

July’s Mystery Picture is a close-up of  the rocky waterfall fountain that is part of the William F. Dierberg Meditation Park, located at 13701 Olive Blvd–just west of River Valley Drive–in front of Montgomery Bank.

A special thanks to all of our readers who took the time to write; keep those guesses coming. Congratulations to the following readers whose names were drawn from the pool of correct guessers:

Dustyn Arney, Barbara DeLuca, Laura Houck, Rob Kilo, Pam Morse, Joe Stephens and Diane Williams

MONTHLY MYSTERY PICTURE: WHAT IS IT?

Each month a Mystery Picture will be included at the end of Around Town. The Mystery Picture is a photo of something in Chesterfield; the picture may depict a close-up view or be taken from a unique vantage point. The answer to “What is it?” will be included in the next month’s issue of Chesterfield Lifestyle, along with a new Mystery Picture to solve. Readers are encouraged to submit one guess per month to LMullen@LifestylePubs.com. Any reader whom submits an email, correctly identifying the subject of the Mystery Picture, will be given the opportunity to have their name included in the next month’s issue, if their name is drawn from the pool of correct guessers. Chesterfield is home to many hidden treasures, and we want to encourage you to always be exploring and discovering new things around town.