The Suma Wellness Centers Mission

 

We are here to be an integral part of our patients’ physical, emotional and spiritual welfare. We are pioneers in solution based healthcare by discovering and integrating alternative therapies with traditional modalities to improve the quality of life for our patients. 

Our team strives to communicate clearly, effectively and compassionately in every interaction without exception. We are consistently training and honing our skills to provide healthcare of the highest caliber as we educate our clients all along the way. We listen, listen, listen….in order to discover the needs and concerns of every individual that comes through our doors.

 

 

Services Offered at Suma Wellness Centers

Acupuncture

At Suma Wellness Centers, we believe that the ancient art of acupuncture is used to both stimulate the body’s healing response and maintain a healthy balanced state.  It is utilized to treat a wide variety of conditions such as arthritis, disc problems, fertility, and allergies and a myriad of other health issues.  The use of acupuncture in all areas of pain management is well documented. 

Acupuncture is defined as the insertion of needles into specific points on the body to cause a desired healing effect. Most patients feel very relaxed simply because of the release of endorphins soon after the first acupuncture needle is inserted. They may experience a brief moment of sensitivity as the needle penetrates the skin in certain sensitive areas.  Once the needles are in place, however, most clients fall asleep during treatment. 

Acupuncture is one of the safest forms of medical treatment. Side effects of acupuncture are rare, but they do exist. Clients with active open wounds, rare cancers and organ transplants will need full medical evaluation before treatment is offered.

We would be pleased to discuss whether you or a family member would benefit from acupuncture. 

Many insurances have acupuncture benefits.  Suma Wellness Centers is happy to do a benefits review for you to determine what your treatments will cost.

Alternative Medicine

For many years the mainstay of medical therapy has been based on the use of herbs, plants, trees, animal products and minerals locally available to different cultures and regions.  Each culture and continent has had its own system of medicine that has been used to both prevent and treat disease. Modern research conducted in China has recognized that besides sound medical practices and known pharmacological principles that produce a desired effect, the most important factor involved in the healing sciences was Intention.

At Suma Wellness Centers, we bring the best in alternative medicine to our patients.  The combination of western and holistic medicine brings multiple ways to diagnose and treat the same disease.  We integrate the medical wisdom of the world collected for centuries and the best, safest therapy tailored to the individual need of each client in order to treat their disease.

 

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine, or botanical medicine, is the medical use of plants or plant derivatives with active therapeutic properties. Herbal therapies have been developed for the management of almost all conditions, including epilepsy, chronic kidney failure, chronic lameness, hormonal disorders, behavioral disorders, allergic skin disease, liver failure and inflammatory bowel disease. Other herbs may simply support the normal function of healthy organs by acting as “tonics.”

Using whole plants or their extracts may produce improved outcomes and fewer side effects. Herbal therapies can help boost your immune system, relieve pain, prevent and fight infections, reduce inflammation, inhibit tumor growth, and relieve cancer therapy side-effects. When properly prescribed and administered, they generally have fewer adverse side effects than traditional drug therapies.

At Suma Wellness Centers our comprehensive herbal treatments involve a thorough history and physical examination, followed by a patient assessment and the formulation of a treatment plan.

If you would like further information about herbal therapy and whether it would help you or a loved one, please call us and book an appointment at your earliest convenience.

Nutritional Counseling

The food you eat is important and a complete and balanced diet is essential for a lifetime of health.   Reading labels can be tricky and knowing what is best for your age, health condition, life style and disease risk factors takes expertise.  That’s why SumaWellness Centers offers nutritional counseling for you and your family.  We will discuss with you the healthy food choices that best suit your needs and also fit within your budget. 

A healthy weight is best for your health!

Maintaining an ideal body weight is best to keep healthy and vital and can improve your life expectancy. A person that is overweight or underweight may be experiencing an illness and may be more susceptible to disease and injury. Obesity is a complicating factor in heart conditions, arthritis, liver conditions and other ailments.  Many gastrointestinal ailments can be linked to inappropriate diets, and many skin problems have a nutritional component to them. 

If you or someone you love is overweight, there are many things you can do to help him or her get back into shape. Speaking with us is the first place to start.

 

Comprehensive Primary Care Services

 

At Suma Wellness Centers, we are a fully integrated healing arts professional office that provides the best of both Western Allopathic Medicine with innovative holistic therapies that compliment patient care.  On staff are fulltime Medical Doctors, Physician Assistants and Medical Assistants all working in concert to help you achieve your wellness goals. 

Under supervision of Dr. Lawrence Scalzo, we can provide the following traditional medical services:  routine physical examination, prescription medications for specific conditions, evaluation of traumatic injury and other musculoskeletal conditions, routine and complex blood work, evaluation of hormones and recommendations for hormone balancing medications and all of your primary care needs and we are affiliated with local hospitals should any referral to a hospital be necessary.  

 

Our Other Services

  • Urodynamic Testing and pelvic floor therapy

  • Infrared Sauna
  • Full body detoxification
  • Pulse biofeedback
  • Nerve conduction studies
  • Anti-aging laser services for skin tightening, inch reduction and body contouring
  • Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Injectable fillers
  • Medical Massage
  • Spa Massage

Insurance Accepted

  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Tricare
  • Medicare
  • Workman's Compensation

* Subject to change without notice

Facts:

  • More than 4,000 chemical compounds have been identified in tobacco. At least 43 are known to cause cancer.
  • More than 25 other diseases are associated with tobacco use, including diseases of the pancreas, kidney, uterus, and cervix.
  • Smoking increases the chances of stroke and/or emphysema by over 30%.
  • The laser stop smoking protocol at SUMA Wellness Center is quick, painless, and highly effective for men and women.
  • No drugs, gums, patches, hypnosis, or in-jections are used or necessary.
  • We treat dippers too.