A Healthy Lifestyle Within Reach

Preston Hollow is home to stellar schools and sprawling, tree-lined estates, 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, a Baby Boomer recovering from an injury, or a senior working to stay sharp and fit, acclaimed doctors, trainers and healthcare professionals are easily accessible and ready to help achieve the personal fitness — and lifestyle — you desire.


Methodist Dallas: Patient-Centered Care

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, 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.

Timeless health at Monticello West

Advancing in years is no reason to give up on staying healthy and active.

Since 1970, Monticello West has provided a community for aging adults to stay fit, active and mentally sharp.

“The forward-thinking staff at Monticello West envisioned that, as baby boomers aged, they would need to provide a place where people felt at home and have access to personalized medical care,” says Nan Mulvaney, Monticello West Director of Community Relations.

“Critical to the overall atmosphere is the combined sense of community with high-quality healthcare,” Mulvaney says.

The staff provides a foundation for high-quality care, earning Monticello West the industry’s coveted five-star rating.

Caregivers at Monticello West understand that families work to gain advance knowledge and expertise about care for their loved one.

Monticello West provides the full range of care — including all levels of assisted living to advanced memory care — so patients remain in a familiar environment.

Two outdoor courtyards provide opportunities for seniors to stay active while strolling amidst nature and beautiful flowers, right in the heart of Highland Park.

Monticello West offers at least five scheduled activities daily, providing numerous opportunities for intellectual stimulation.

“Our goal is to enable our residents to live an active, independent lifestyle while our dedicated team members and licensed nurses provide assistance with medications, transportation and other specific services depending on the needs of our residents,” Mulvaney says.

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 benefits just about anyone who walks through its doors.

“We offer programs and services for athletes, children, older adults and those with past injuries,” says Ashley Eaton, says Ashley Eaton, Landry membership sales and marketing manager

“Another of our newest team members, Georgette Dunn teaches ‘Mom & Baby Fitness’ and ‘Kids Yoga,’” 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 from beginner to advanced, including daily classes for people 65 and over,” Eaton says.

The Landry 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,” Eaton says.

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.

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