By Melissa Bryant
The future of women’s healthcare isn’t found in a pill or a bottle. According to one South Florida-based company, the key to aging dynamically and becoming more beautiful and effective with age lies in a mindset and lifestyle choices that effect one’s overall wellbeing.
WOW Health Group, a new women’s health concierge service with offices in Boca Raton and West Palm Beach, has ushered in a pioneering model of health, Optimistic Medicine™, in South Florida under the helm of healthcare veteran Tanya Abreu, who serves as the company’s president. The approach is simple: by using a positive attitude as the first step to better health, along with preventative healthcare and education on the science and practice of healthy living, clients are able to make a profound impact on their physical health.
Abreu called upon her 25 plus years of experience in hospital healthcare and international health consulting, as well as her personal health battles, to create a company that would help other women navigate the vast U.S. healthcare system.
“I started WOW Health as a movement that redefines healthcare because I suffered through a couple of health challenges that hit my life back to back: from two rounds with cancer, to sudden onset diabetes, and a battle with Bell’s Palsy,” says Abreu. “If I personally, after more than 20 years in hospital administration, was totally under-prepared and overwhelmed by dealing with doctors, hospitals, and the healthcare system, I could only imagine what the average American felt like.”
In addition to providing a resource of physicians, healthcare experts, and products for its clients, WOW Health Group offers a variety of wellness services ranging from aesthetics and immune system support to weight management and sexual health, including massages; Master Reiki touch therapy; acupuncture; micronutrient testing; and vitamin therapy and injections, plus lifestyle coaching, esthetics and non-surgical facelifts, platelet rich therapy for facial rejuvenation, hair loss or pain, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion.
“I am taking the best of what I learned personally and integrating it with science and the best physicians and healthcare providers around the world to forge Optimistic Medicine™ and a model for all of us that makes getting and staying healthy ridiculously easy and positive,” she added.
Women who wish to receive priority access and discounts to professional services can become members of WOW’s VIP Concierge program. This VIP membership also includes a complimentary comprehensive nutrient analysis blood test, which will provide a complete assessment of all nutrients in the body and their cellular function. Using the lab results as baseline to create a personalized wellness program, members are then advised as to which WOW services would best fit their needs under the supervision of WOW Health Group’s primary care doctor, Dr. Immacula Michel, who oversees the medical operation of the Boca Raton and West Palm Beach facilities.
Additionally, at WOW’s Arts Warehouse community center in Boca Raton (3681 North Dixie Hwy.), clients are able to participate in a bevy of fitness-, dance and music related activities in an open space that is also available for private events.
Abreu’s take-home message, like her company’s medical approach is encouraging yet simple. “Feeling positive and “wow” about life when you open your eyes in the morning is the single best thing you can do for your health,” she says. “WOW Health will help you get there when it seems hard to do on your own.”
All of WOW’s services are currently provided at the WOW Health Group facilities in Boca Raton (1682 North Federal Hwy.) and West Palm Beach (1800 Forest Hill Blvd.), however, Abreu plans to expand further into South Florida in the future. There is an annual $1,500 membership fee for WOW’s VIP Concierge service, which includes a 20 percent discount on all services, including nutrition and wellness counseling and events. All other services can be purchased a la carte at retail prices.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Melissa Bryant has worked as an Editorial Assistant and writer for several luxury lifestyle publications. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean and is embracing her deep love for exploring the world by writing articles and news pieces for travel publications.