Austin Fit Magazine's Best of 2017

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Best Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr. Ned Snyder
Repeat winner, Dr. Ned Snyder is a pioneer in the field of breast reconstruction and the founder of the Breast and Body Center of Austin. While Dr. Snyder is known for his breast reconstructions, he is also very skilled in facial rejuvenation, body contouring, mommy makeovers, injectable fillers, and wrinkle relaxers.
Dr. Ashley Gordon
Dr. Edward Buckingham 

Best Dermatologist

Dr. Renee Snyder
Power couple alert! Dr. Renee Snyder sits at number one for dermatology, while her husband sits at number one for cosmetic surgery. Not only is Dr. Renee a superstar dermatologist, but she’s also the co-founder of W3LL People, one of Austin’s top local cosmetic companies! 
Dr. Amy McClung
Dr. Laura Speck

Best Hospital

Founded in 1902, this faith-based nonprofit aims to provide access to affordable, quality, and person-centered care. With the recently opened doors of the new Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, the Seton Healthcare Family is setting a new standard of health in Central Texas. 
St. David’s
Baylor Scott & White 

Best Physical Therapist

Jarod Carter – Carter Physiotherapy 
A new contender, Jarod won this category by a landslide. Unique hands-on manual therapy and a more holistic approach to treating the whole person set this clinic apart from the rest. 
Brenda Walk – Quantum Physical Therapy
Katie Gwyn – Mondo Sports Therapy

Best OB/GYN Doctor

Dr. Christopher Seeker
This community women’s health all-star is no secret. A four-time consecutive winner of this category, he been recognized across the city and state for his contributions to women’s health. 
Dr. Jason Gooch 
Dr. Sally Grogono (tie) 
Dr. Allison Anderson (tie)

Best Acupuncturist

Matthew Kirsch (Kirsch Method)
This repeat winner’s unique approach combines bodywork with acupuncture, and, unlike many acupuncturists, he stays with the patient for the majority of the treatment. Patients report less anxiety and appreciate these more personalized sessions. 
Ann Mowat (512 Wellness)
Jennifer Hoger

Best Orthopedic Doctor

Dr. Matthew Driscoll
Austin Regional Clinic is lucky to have this repeat winner on staff. His specialties are knee and shoulder surgery as well as sports medicine. 
Dr. John McDonald
Dr. Carey Windler (tie) 
Dr. Shelby Carter (tie) 

Best Pediatrician

Dr. Ari Brown
With 20 years of experience in private practice, she has received awards for both her professional excellence and her service to the community. She passionately advocates for children and family education in her parenting book series, as well as in her appearances on many national news and talk shows. 
Dr. Jaime Ramirez
Dr. Anna Bell

Best Dentist

Nazim Shahi, DDS
A veteran winner of this category, Nazim continues to offer excellent dental care and the latest technology at Central Texas Oral Health. His care is not limited at the mouth but extends to patients’ overall body wellness. 
Bryan Smith, DDS
David Frank (tie)
Summer Rydel (tie)

Best Massage Therapist

Nick Picchetti
Athletes of all types have found relief from his integrative sports massage, which is effective in treating soft tissue dysfunction. He develops a personalized treatment plan with his clients and uses a combination of deep tissue massage, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy. Nick also uses a rapid release instrument that uses resonance to increase circulation and dissipate muscle tension. 
Michelle Hittner
Tammy Marquez

Best Chiropractor

Dr. John Tuggle (tie)
Known as the “Tri Doc,” this avid practitioner and athlete has taken first in this category five times (the same number of Ironmans he’s finished!). He focuses on cutting-edge pain and injury treatments like the Graston Technique, Active Release Technologies, and Kinesio taping.  
Dr. Daniel Gonzalez (tie)
The Tri Doc better watch out for this guy who almost broke his winning streak! He strives to help patients improve movement, diet, and mood with gentle yet effective adjustments that support patients’ ability to maintain peak mental and physical health. 
Dr. Noah Moos
Dr. Matt Lowe

Best Med Spa

Mint and Thyme Holistic Med Spa
Offering a holistic experience since 2014, this woman-owned business combines a calming spa experience along with medical expertise and procedures. Services include clinical facials, chemical peels, laser hair removal, cosmetic injections, acupuncture, and massage. 
Beleza Med Spa  
Face to Face Med Spa

Best Mental Health Professional (Psychologist, Psychiatrist, LPC)

Tracy Carver, Ph.D. 
This award-winning psychotherapist has credentials from both UT Austin and Harvard. She creates a personalized treatment plan for patients who are dealing with addiction, depression, anxiety, and self-esteem. 
Casey Lepper, LMFT
Tim Zeddies, Ph.D.


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