Health + Wellness Advisor

A Healthy Lifestyle Within Reach

Oak Cliff is home to some of the best restaurants and boutiques in Dallas, but did you know that it’s also minutes away from nationally recognized health and wellness facilities?

Whether you’re a 20-something yoga addict or a Baby Boomer recovering from an injury, acclaimed doctors and trainers are easily accessible and ready to help achieve the personal fitness — and lifestyle — you desire.

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When medical attention is needed to restore health and wellness, it’s important to find a facility where doctors are passionate about helping patients.

For more than 12 years, The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas has been a comprehensive, multidisciplinary disease management center specializing in patient care and diseases of the liver, bile ducts and pancreas.

“We provide on-call service to all of our patients 24 hours and seven days per week,” says Miya McClary, Methodist Health liver services marketing coordinator.

“Our team is as diverse as the patient population that is served, which provides a personal understanding of cultural norms and beliefs that can impact individual care needs,” McClary says.

Earlier this year, Tracy Giacoma, vice president of transplant services at Methodist Dallas, received the national Deedle Heckenkemper leader award in transplant administration.

“Being able to serve the brave individuals who seek transplantation has been a privilege I never have nor ever will take for granted,” Giacoma says.

The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas recently added new imaging technology to assess metabolic liver disease cirrhosis and initiated new clinical trials in the study of fatty liver disease.

Baylor Tom Landry Health and Wellness Center

As one of the only medically integrated fitness centers in Dallas, the Baylor Tom Landry Health and Wellness Center can help just about anyone who walks through its doors.

The Health and Wellness Center first opened in January 1991. But that doesn’t mean the facility lacks modern conveniences and technology.

“We recently completed a $1 million renovation,” says Ashley Eaton, Landry membership sales and marketing manager.

The Health and Wellness Center’s locker rooms received a facelift, and five new family locker rooms were added, among various other improvements.

New staff members have contributed further to the exciting changes at the facility.

“Justin Walters, our new strength and conditioning coach, runs our Baylor Sports Performance Academy for elite athletes. Walters has worked with Olympic medal-winning athletes and served as an assistant coach for the Chicago Cubs,” Eaton says.

At the Landry Health and Wellness Center, the variety of studio-quality group classes is worth the membership alone. Barre, aquatic fitness and reformer classes are just a sample of what’s offered weekly.

“We offer classes geared towards men and women of all ages and fitness levels, including daily classes for people 65 and over,” Eaton says.

Learn more
methodisthealthsystem.org/dallas
landryfitness.com

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