How did you have the idea to open
Modern Aesthetic Centers in St. Johns?
Born and raised in the greater Jacksonville community, we started to notice a growth in the medical spa business over the last few years. With our backgrounds in the aesthetics and wellness industry, Paul and I wanted to bring something significant to the table and open our first center in the Saint Johns community. We know that we have to look at our clients as a whole, not just offer treatments to enhance their look. We have a growing service list for wellness offering to address the internal health of our clients and their overall wellbeing.
When did you open your business?
We opened Modern Aesthetic Centers in November of this year, 2022.
What are some of the unique
services you provide?
We offer a few unique services that sets us apart from a traditional medical spa. One of those services is hormone replacement therapy, which consists of running a full lab panel and assessing if a client is a good candidate for hormone replacement. If so, we prescribe hormones to put them back in balance, which significantly changes their lives. It treats hot flashes, increases energy levels, increases libido and treats mood swings, just to name a few.
Another unique service we offer is skin rejuvenation with the addition of PRF and exosomes. These are cutting edge offering which dramatically increase collagen and elastin, resulting in visible reduction of wrinkles, age spots, skin brightness and firmness immediately and continuously as over time.
Dr. Jason Lewis & Dr. Royce Barlow
55 Jaidev Road
St. Johns, FL 32259
Bartram Dental Center, BDC, has been in business since 2005, and its focus has always remained on positivity, compassion, teamwork, and family with the goal of providing patients with quality care and treatment. The doctors, Dr. Jason Lewis and Dr. Royce Barlow live and work in St. Johns along with their families.
As they designed their new office, providing a premier patient experience was always their intention. From the inviting lobby, the offer of a blanket, a warm hand towel, or a fresh baked cookie, they want patients to truly enjoy their time. Customer service is a lost art in the medical profession, and they are passionate about providing it for their patient family.
BDC made an investment to become a “Complete Health” dental practice and continue to receive training to enhance the level of care and connection to the medical community of their patients. For patients this means they are focused on helping them maintain their very best “complete health” –not just ideal “dental health”.
BDC is also home to Bartram Dental Assisting School (BDAS). Classes are held in the dedicated classroom space on Saturdays 8 AM – 5 PM and is available for community use during the week. Educating students on the importance of caring for patients, professionalism, chairside technique, and enabling them for success is something they are proud to contribute to the dental community.
Pediatric Associates has proudly established a reputation for providing convenient, compassionate, high-quality care to the children of Duval County in their Main Street and Town Center locations. In April 2021, the practice expanded to St. John’s County with a new, state-of-the-art location in the Bartram Market Shopping Center. In addition to brand new amenities, the office also includes on-site laboratory services – ideal for parents’ busy schedules!
Our team of clinicians is dedicated to providing LOVING CARE to its patients and their families. Both Dr. Giselle Habet and Lyn Yarbrough, PA-C relocated from the Town Center location to develop and cultivate this Bartram Park location. As St. Johns residents, they are committed to making our neighborhood a healthier, safer place. Dr. Habet received her medical degree from the University of the West Indies in Trinidad & Tobago before completing her residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Lyn Yarbrough received a Master’s degree in the physician assistant program at Barry University, also in Miami.
At Pediatric Associates Bartram Park, we’ll turn your child’s boo-boos into giggles! Our office is open on Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and also Saturday from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. for sick visits only. Visit www.pediatricassociates.com to learn more!
155 Bartram Market Drive, Suite 120
St. Johns, FL 32259
Paige Hamilton, MSH, ACE-CHC
Paige Hamilton is the Director of Community Integrated Health Programs at the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast. Paige spearheads Healthy Living programming for the YMCA across Northeast Florida to improve individual and community well-being. The YMCA believes health and fitness are vital components of individual well-being and has developed programs to meet the needs of every individual at any age or skill level. The Healthy Living team has recently rolled out new programs including VirtuWell coaching, new personal training and nutrition packages, and Monday “Mini-Series” where the community can tune-in via Zoom on Monday nights to learn more about timely topics related to health and wellness.
Paige is passionate about helping others make positive and healthy lifestyle changes. She believes the key towards making these changes is to meet people where they are on their health journey. As part of the Healthy Living Team, Paige is trained to facilitate several of the Y’s prominent programs including the YMCA’s Weight Loss Program, Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program, and Diabetes Prevention Program.
To learn more about the Healthy Living Team’s programs, visit https://fcymca.org/programs/healthy-living/
St. Augustine YMCA
500 Pope Rd, St. Augustine, FL 32080
Ponte Vedra YMCA
170 Landrum Ln, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
YMCA at Flagler Health+ Village
98 Turin Terrace, St. Augustine, FL 32092
YMCA at Nocatee
400 Colonnade Drive, Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
Coming Soon: Peyton Family YMCA in Durbin Park
Stephanie Vavilala, Ed.D, BCBA, LMHC, RPT-S Founder and CEO, Awetism Wonderland and Therapeutic Expressions
180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095
Awetism Wonderland is an autism therapy center created by Dr. Stephanie Vavilala, Ed.D., LMHC, BCBA, RPT-S. Dr. Vavilala struggled with infertility and after much struggle, conceived her daughter, Sabita. Her pregnancy with Sabita was normal and Dr. Vavilala and her husband, Raj, were head over heels in love with their miracle baby. All seemed to be going well until she was around two years old, when they noticed she wasn’t developing the same way other kids her age were.
Officially, when Sabita was two she was diagnosed with autism. Sabita is also non-verbal and uses an ipad communication program to talk. Dr. Vavilala wanted to do everything in her power to help Sabita and others like her to succeed and flourish, wherever they were in their journey.
Awetism Wonderland was born out of the need for Sabita and other children like her to receive all of their therapies under one roof. Awetism Wonderland was named after the concept of discovering the awe and wonder of autism instead of looking at it as a bad thing. It’s a way of seeing the world differently. While Awetism Wonderland offers traditional autism therapies like ABA, PT/OT/ST, and Anat Banial Therapy, they also provide therapies that give children the ability to explore their world, such as dance, music, art, and recreational therapies. They also offer a functional academic program that fosters a non-traditional learning environment so kids with autism can learn what is functional, at their pace, the way they learn best.
Glenos and Hadgis Orthodontics PLLC
Dr. Jimmy Glenos and Dr. Craig Hadgis
(904) 79.SMILE (797.6453)
St Johns Medical Park Dr - US-1, St. Augustine AND
111 Doctors Village Dr - Ste 400 - Race Track Rd, St. Johns
A gorgeous new smile has the ability to give you confidence and to smile more openly with others. Really, it’s more than just a simple orthodontic procedure – a new smile can transform your life. Dr. Jimmy Glenos and Dr. Craig Hadgis specialize in these transformations. Together with their team they share a common mission to change people’s lives by enhancing their smiles and bites, and they accomplish this using state-of-the-art technology and services, like impressionless 3D scanning, Invisalign clear aligners, Damon braces, Insignia custom braces, and low-dose 3D x-ray. These technologies enhance precision results and overall patient comfort.
Backed by friendly, gentle, highly-trained and certified team members, Dr. Glenos and Dr. Hadgis enjoy personally explaining all treatment options to every patient and providing ideal customized treatment for any orthodontic needs at any age. The path to a beautiful smile often starts early. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children see an orthodontist by the age of 7. “If you want a beautiful smile for yourself or your children or need an improvement in your bite, we are to explain all the options and offer the most enjoyable experience in a cost-effective manner,” says Dr. Glenos. “There is no charge for a new patient exam nor for having your children enter our dental growth and development program for periodic checkups. This will often allow us to catch a problem early or prevent it from worsening which almost always saves orthodontic time and expense later.”
With Dr. Glenos and Dr. Hadgis’ partnership, patients are under the expert care of two highly-trained specialists. Both Dr. Glenos and Dr. Hadgis became orthodontic specialists after finishing two years of their competitive residency programs and completing four years of dental school to earn DMD and DDS degrees. Additionally, Dr. Glenos and Dr. Hadgis are both certified by the American Board of Orthodontists (ABO), a distinction earned by less than 30% of orthodontists. Dr. Hadgis is currently serving as President of the St Augustine Dental Society. A tribute to their passion for their work, Dr. Glenos and Dr. Hadgis have been able to help many thousands of local residents so far. “Our passion is helping patients achieve their desires when it comes to transforming smiles,” says Dr. Hadgis, “which in turn changes lives.”
By Vikki Mioduszewski
Contributed by Baptist Health
Baptist Health offers free wellness and nutrition coaching sessions to the community.
For more information, visit baptistjax.com/hlc.
For hassle-free healthy meals in a hurry, be prepared with a well-stocked kitchen. This means always having some basic ingredients in your cabinets, pantry, fridge and freezer. It can save time and worry on those busy days when you don't have a chance to get to the grocery store.
Cabinets and pantry
Fridge and freezer
Make it a habit to compare nutrition labels. Choose products with the lowest amounts of sodium, added sugars, saturated fat and trans fat that you can find in your store. And look for the Heart-Check mark to easily identify foods that can be part of your healthy eating plan.
Source: American Heart Association
Terri Rampone, Owner
Terri Rampone was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She moved her family to Florida in 2016 to pursue her lifelong dream of living in “The Florida Paradise”. Her past art career, design background and a love for the arts has led her into many fields from being the head Macy’s Herald Square window decorator, to opening her own Children’s Mural Painting business, and Cake Decorating business to name a few.
At the age of 50, Terri was diagnosed with breast cancer and took some time off from her art career to heal. Not realizing at the time how this would lead her into her next passion, she got her first tattoo (an areola that taken during surgery and Eyebrows due to chemo hair loss), she realized the tattoo world was a field to explore. Becoming a Permanent Makeup artist had become her next goal. She went on to study with the American Academy of Micropigmentation and became board-certified, licensed and insured and is listed with the Jacksonville Board of Health for the art of tattooing Eyebrows, Eyeliner, Lips, 3D areola for cancer patients, Scar Camouflage and Tattoo Removal.
Her clients consist of men and women of all ages for eyebrows and also professionals such as nurses, doctors, dentists, radiology technicians who don’t have time for makeup yet want the natural “wake up with make up “ look and recovering cancer patients. Terri provides complimentary consultations and will share her knowledge of permanent make-up and together make the best decisions for You!
St. Augustine, FL 32095
The team at Massage Green SPA – Fruit Cove, FL is proud to play an important part in improving the lives of our clients in our neighborhood and the surrounding communities. Our licensed massage therapists and skin care technicians take a great deal of pride in providing an amazing experience for each client. We’re open seven days a week to meet your needs, and while we highly recommend making an appointment – walk-ins are always welcome.
Call 904-549-7535 or visit www.massagegreenspa.com/locations/spa/fruit-cove-fl/
St. Johns Magazine