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Best of Denton: Healthy Living

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Best Allergy Specialist

North Texas Allergy & Asthma Center

2617 Scripture Street, Suite 101

3105 Colorado Boulevard, Suite 101

940-382-4142

www.northtexasallergy.com

With high pollen and mountain cedar allergens constantly in the North Texas air, Denton area residents have consistently turned to North Texas Allergy & Asthma Center for help.

The family-owned office treats a variety of problems from traditional indoor and outdoor allergies and asthma to food allergies and skin irritations.

Their goal remains clear: helping improve patient's quality of life, and getting them back to living healthy and productive lives.

Because of the variety of expertise between the two locations, patients can receive a variety of allergy testing and treatment options to diagnose and manage different conditions.

Runner-up: Family Allergy and Asthma Center

Honorable Mention: North Texas ENT & Allergy

Best Assisted Living Facility/Best Retirement Facility
/Independent Living /Best Skilled Nursing &
Rehabilitation

Good Samaritan Society Denton Village

2500 Hinkle Dr.

940-383-2651

wwww.good-sam.com/dentonvillage

Good Samaritan Society Denton Village
Good Samaritan Society Denton Village

The Denton Village of the Good Samaritan Society aim to create not just an atmosphere for residents, but an experience they want to share.

Staff has forged an environment for 40 years where people are loved, valued and at peace.

Exhilarating senior living and skilled nursing provide peace of mind and an impressive level of comfort the Good Samaritan Society hopes is the very best in the industry.

Runner-up: Good Samaritan Society-Lake Forest Village

Honorable Mention: The Village Assisted Living and Memory Care

Best Retirement Facility/Independent 

Runner-up: Good Samaritian Society-Lake Forest

Honorable Mention: Dogwood Estates

Best Skilled Nursing  & Rehabilitation 

Runner-up: Denton Rehabilitation

Honorable Mention: Good Samaritian Society-Lake Forest

Best Chiropractor /Clinic

DeHart Chiropractor

1503 N. Elm St.

940-566-1660

www.dehartchiro.com

Sara DeHart has been a practicing chiropractor for 21 years now, and her expertise goes far beyond everyday aches and pains.

DeHart not only offers standard chiropractic care and acupuncture but also offers allergy testing and treatment, which is always front and center in spring in North Texas. She added that her practice's variety of different techniques and services makes it unique and different from other chiropractors in town.

She said she is thrilled to have received the award in Best of Denton because it shows how much her patients appreciate her services and how her practice cares about her patients' health and well-being.

Runner-up: Spinal Decompression & Chiropractor Center

Honorable Mention: The Joint

Best Dentist/Dentist Office

Denton Smiles

721 I-35E South Suite 206

940-380-1188

www.dentonsmilesdentistry.com

Booking your annual trip to the dentist can be a frightening experience, especially if you've put if off over the last few years - unless you're going to Denton Smiles Dentistry.

The office provides state of the art dentistry, but emphasizes a family friendly environment. Denton Smiles Dentistry has been voted Best of Denton for three consecutive years for their commitment to their patients - a philosophy that is evident right away in the office.

The warm, friendly personalities of Dr. Glenn Vo and Dr. Susan Tran allow the entire family to feel comfortable during their visit.

Runner-up: DWF Dental

Honorable Mention: Gaylen Fickey, DDS

Best Eyecare

Total Eyecare

3111 Unicorn Lake Blvd., Suite 100

940-891-3937

www.drkelbytrusty.com

www.facebook.com/totaleyecare-DrKelbyTrusty

When life gets a little fuzzy and it comes time to get your eyes examined, you're going to want to go somewhere that provides friendly, personal service in a clean atmosphere, offers complete optometric care and features a knowledgeable staff that utilizes state-of-the-art equipment.

Oh yeah, you're probably also going to want a dazzling new pair of glasses through which to see this new, in-focus world of yours, so why would you want make another trip and spend even more time running around town looking for the latest stylish frames?

Just like its name implies, Total Eyecare & Eyewear Gallery, offers both full examination services as well as one of the largest selections of eyewear in Denton. In business since 1991, Total Eyecare & Eyewear Gallery knows how to take care of its customers -- which is why owner Dr. Kelby Tursty proclaims, "Our patients like what we are doing and we are not about to stop!"

Runner-up: Advanced Eye Care Center

Honorable Mention: Ragsdale Vision Center

Best Family
Physician/Clinic

Timothy McGuire, MD

1614 Scripture St., Suite 8

940-565-9118

www.timothymcguiremd.com

The standards for Dr. Timothy McGuire's practice are simple -- Provide a comfortable experience and deliver quality customer serivce.

McGuire and his staff follow those standards daily and once again they have been voted the best family physician/clinic in Denton.

Dr. McGuire has been serving Denton for more the 28 years and his staff prides themselves on delivering strong customer service with the goal of making each patient feel like they are part of the family.

Runner-up: The Family Doctors

Honorable Mention: Scott Simms, MD

Best Hearing Care

Denton Hearing Health

2450 Lillian Miller Pkwy. Suite 100

940-387-0550

www.dentonhearing.com

With nearly four decades in business, Denton Hearing Health is a comprehensive audiology service.

It's the only private practice audiology office in Denton offering a full compliment of diagnostic services, including auditory brainstem response testing. It also offers hearing evaluations to veterans and newborns.

Denton Hearing Health is proud to be a part of the Denton community, and honored the voters of Denton have chosen them for the fifth straight year.

Runner-up: Lifetime Hearing

Honorable Mention: Livingston Audiology & Hearing Aid Center

Best Home Care/
Home Health

Accolade Home Care & Hospice

2800 Shoreline Dr. Suite 204

940-891-1161

www.accoladehomecare.com

Accolade Home Care & Hospice, a faith-based organization, that offers skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy all in the comfort of your home.

In business since 2005, Accolade strives for patient satisfaction.

Runner-up: Visiting Angels

Honorable Mention: First Choice Home Health

Best Home Health

Runner-up: First Choice Home Health

Honorable Mention: Heaven at Home Care

Best Medical Center

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton

3000 Interstate Highway 35 North

940-898-7000

www.TexasHealth.org.Denton

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Denton is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, having served North Texas and Southern Oklahoma since 1987.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton

Presbyterian is a 255-bed hospital that offers a range of medical services, including heart and vascular, orthopedics, bariatrics, neck and back services, emergency care and women's services with a special emergency room for pregnant women and advanced neonatal care through Denton's only designated Level III NICU.

"The culture of Texas Health Denton sets us apart," explained Melissa Winans, chief nursing officer for the hospital.

For the third year in a row, Texas Health Resources made the Fortune 500 Best Companies to Work For list. "We also ranked as the No, 1 health care system in the nation on this list," she said. "Being a great place to work is a constant journey that we travel, and our unwavering commitment to listening and making improvements has earned us national recognition"

"Texas Health Denton continues to invest in advanced medical technologies to enable people in our community to remain close to home for services you would normally find in major metropolitan hospitals,"said Dr. Timothy Harris, chief medical officer.

"In 2016, we invested $4 million in advanced imaging technology to broaden diagnostic and interventional capabilities at our hospital."

How do they feel about winning the title the Best of Denton?

"The Texas Health system receives numerous accolades and awards, but nothing beats being recognized by the people in your own hometown," Jeff Reecer, FACHE, president of Texas Health Denton, said. "I admit I'm biased, but Denton is the best place to live, so being named among the best in such a special community brings extra meaning to this recognition."

Runner-up: Medical City Denton

Honorable Mention: Minor Emergency of Denton

Best Memory Care

The Village Assisted Living and Memory Care

1919 Brinker Rd.

940-380- 9494

www.thevillageassistedliving.com

The Village Assisted Living and Memory Care has only been open for nine months, but the local assisted living center has already impressed Denton residents.

Kim Ramirez, the director of sales and marketing at The Village, said the methods and philosophies the business uses are likely the reason Denton Record-Chronicle readers rank them among the best.

"The Generations Program partners with family members and care providers to develop a framework that supports the individual physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people living with dementia," Ramirez said. "Our community is beautifully designed for a care free, amenity and service-rich lifestyle. We believe that we provide a wonderful home with just the right comforts while focusing on the well-being of each individual."

The facility is located in Denton's growing medical district near Loop 288 and Medical City Denton.

Runner-up: Autumn Leaves Denton

Honorable Mention: Willow Bend Assisted Living and Memory Care

Best OB/GYN

Caring for Women

2805 S. Mayhill Rd.

940-591-6700

www.cfwdfw.com

When Denton families grow, moms and dads-to-be look for an obstetrician who can offer three things: compassionate and competent care for mother and baby, clear information on how to care for themselves during pregnancy and a birth plan that serves the families who are ready to welcome their newest family member into their lives.

And women who aren't pregnant? They're looking for a gynecologist that cares for their reproductive health through regular screenings and exams.

Denton families told the Denton Record-Chronicle that Caring for Women is the best place to meet all of those needs.

Caring for Women has been delivering new Denton residents for the last 15 years. Patients receive care from among six obstetricians, four certified nurse midwives and two nurse practitioners. Caring for women also provides care related to gynecology and obstetrics -- bone density scans, incontinence and bladder repair and body composition analysis. The practice also offers mammography.

"We are the most diverse and advanced OB/Gyn practice in North Texas," CEO Mark Trippel said. "We are honored to win this award."

Runner-up: be. Women's Health & Wellness

Honorable Mention: Medical Clinic of North Texas, Denton North

Best Pediatrician

Cook Children's Pediatrics South Denton

3201 Teasley Lane, Suite 102

940-565-1510

www.cookchildrenssouthdenton.com

At Cook Children's, a team of six pediatricians work to treat each patient holistically. From vaccines and illnesses to learning disorders and behavioral problems, the facility wants to help every aspect of a child's life.

"It is important to us that we treat our patients and their families as if they were our own family," said Cheryl Thompson, the practice manager.

The clinic has been open for 20 years, and maintains hours from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Runner-up: Cook Children's Pediatrics-North Denton

Honorable Mention: Cook Children's Pediatrics-I-35

Best Pharmacy

Community Pharmacy

4400 Teasley Lane, Suite 100

940-382-1618

www.communitypharmacy.com

In 1981, Community Pharmacy opened its doors in Denton and in those 36 years have strives to emphasize quality service with integrity and compassion.

Once again, voters have picked Community Pharmacy as the best in Denton.

The company offers delivery, mail and drive-thru service and its gift shop has essential oils and professional supplements.

Runner-up: S&J Pharmacy & Gifts

Honorable Mention: Drug Emporium

Best Physical Therapist

D&D Sports Med

2318 San Jacinto Blvd., Suite 108

940-380-9111

www.ddsportsmed.com

From minor to major injuries, D&D Sports Med treats each with the same professionlism, offering a multi-disciplinary approach to best treat its patients.

D&D Sports Med has been offering outpatient physical & occupational therapy, athletic training, and fitness for 13 years.

"Our clinicians try to provide a family atmosphere coupled with exceptional patient care," co-owners Kathy I. Dieringer and Susan Daggett say. "We are fortunate to have an incredible group of clinicians with diverse expertise and backgrounds, all of whom are patient outcome driven. We strive to make our patients feel comfortable through every step of their recovery."

Runner-up: Denton Sports & Physical Therapy Center

Honorable Mention: Select Rehabilitation