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2015 Readers' Choice Awards: Health, Community & Activities

Sep 29, 2015 05:31PM, Published by David Norby, Categories: In Print, Wellness, Community


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Favorite Swim School

1. Steve Wallen Swim School, Inc.
2. Folsom Aquatic Center
3. Boost Swim School

Favorite Kids’ Birthday Party Spot

1. Monster Mini Golf
2. BusyKidz
3. TIE: Steve Wallen Swim School, Inc. AND Tricks Gymnastics, Dance and Swim

Favorite Kids’ Activity

1. Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary
2. BounceU
3. Color Me Mine

Favorite Museum

1. California State Railroad Museum
2. Folsom History Museum
3. Crocker Art Museum
Honorable mention: The Discovery Museum Science & Space Center

Favorite Casino

1. Red Hawk Casino
2. Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
3. Thunder Valley Casino Resort

Favorite Golf Course

1. Empire Ranch Golf Club
2. Serrano Country Club
3. Bass Lake Golf Course

Favorite Dance Studio

1. Hawkins School of Performing Arts
2. Tricks Gymnastics, Dance and Swim
3. Leighton Dance Project

Favorite Dance Instructor

1. Deirdre Hawkins at Hawkins School of Performing Arts
2. Kelli Leighton at Leighton Dance Project
3. Kelley Saia, formerly with Center Stage Dance Academy

Favorite Personal Trainer

1. Suzanne Cardenas at California Family Fitness
2. Val Fujii at SuperFit Camps
3. Kelli Poindexter at Broadstone Racquet Club

Favorite Health Food/Nutrition Shop

1. Whole Foods Market
2. Elliott’s Fine Nutrition
3. Nutrishop

Favorite Martial Arts Studio

1. Bowman Martial Arts
2. Robinson’s Taekwondo
3. PRO Martial Arts

Favorite Martial Arts Instructor

1. Ka’ren Minasian at Robinson’s Taekwondo
2. Karen Bowman at Bowman Martial Arts
3. Gary Merlo at West Coast Martial Arts

Favorite Yoga Studio

1. Leap Yoga
2. Spotted Dog Yoga
3. California Family Fitness

Favorite Pilates Studio

1. California Family Fitness
2. Broadstone Racquet Club
3. El Dorado Hills Sports Club

Favorite Pilates Instructor

1. Mickey Riley at Broadstone Racquet Club
2. Suzanne Cardenas at California Family Fitness
3. Mary Heller at Broadstone Racquet Club

Favorite Physical Therapist

1. David Thomas at El Dorado Physical Therapy
2. Mike Beretta at Beretta Physical Therapy
3. Kristen Glidewell at Foothill Physical Therapy

Favorite Chiropractor

1. Judd Lowrey, DC
2. Steven Long, DC
3. Jandy Collins, DC
A very close #4: Matthew Hassey, DC

Favorite Swim School

1. Steve Wallen Swim School, Inc.
2. Folsom Aquatic Center
3. Boost Swim School

Favorite General Practitioner

1. Christopher Olson, MD
2. Mimi Sato-Re, MD
3. Kristine Burke, MD

Favorite Doctor

1. Robert DeBruin, MD
2. Randy West, DO
3. Michele Raithel, ND

Favorite Dermatologist

1. David No, MD, PhD
2. Patti Satterfi eld, MD
3. Elyn Bowers, MD

Favorite Local Pharmacy

1. Folsom Medical Pharmacy
2. Innovative Compounding Pharmacy
3. Remedy Rx Pharmacy

Favorite Pharmacist

1. Masoud Rashidi, Pharm.D. at Innovative Compounding Pharmacy
2. Moises Perez, Pharm. D. at Folsom Medical Pharmacy
3. Pete Hagens, Pharm. D. at Bel Air Pharmacy Broadstone Marketplace

Favorite Eye Doctor

1. Robert Hoffman, OD
2. Shawn Palmer, MD
3. Thomas Jonas, OD, and Jennifer Wademan, OD, at Bidwell Optometry

Favorite Mental Health Professional

1. Jenifer Jacobs, PhD
2. Kay Williams, LMPT
3. Therese Sorrentino, LMFT

Favorite Marriage/Family Counselor

1. Erin Fleming, MFT
2. Lynn Blanton, MA, MS, MFT
3. Suzy Lee, LMFT

 Favorite Yoga Instructor

1. Nick Clark at Spotted Dog Yoga
2. Donna Rixmann at Yoga Peace
3. Gena Foreman at Leap Yoga
A very close #4: Arlene Jung at Broadstone Racquet Club

Favorite Acupuncturist

1. Karen Pan, Ph.D., LAc
2. Wendy Stedeford, MSAOM, LAc
3. Emiko Okabe, LAc & Dipl. OM

Favorite Dental Office

1. Folsom Oral Surgery & Implant Center
2. Couch and Hammond Dentistry
3. Aloha Family Dental

Favorite Dentist

1. Jason Couch, DDS
2. Sean Roth, DDS
3. TIE: Wayne Tsutsuse, DDS, AND Julianne Digiorno, DDS
A very close #4: George Chen, DDS

Favorite Orthodontist

1. Mark Holt, DDS, MS
2. Paolo Poidmore, DDS, MSD
3. J. Patrick Dunbar, DDS

Favorite Oral Surgeon

1. Gregory Olsen, DDS
2. Donald Liberty, DDS
3. Voltaire Sambajon, DDS

Favorite Pediatric Dental Practice

1. Make a Smile
2. Weideman Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
3. TIE: Kids Care Dental AND Magic Smiles

Favorite Spiritual Leader

1. Brad Franklin at Lakeside Church
2. Msgr. James Kidder at Holy Trinity Parish
3. Kent Carlson at Oak Hills Church

Favorite Local Hero

1. Dan Haverty
2. Tammy Thompson
3. Nancy Atchley

Favorite Annual Event

1. Folsom Pro Rodeo
2. Fireworks and Freedom Concert
3. Folsom LIVE
Honorable mentions: Folsom Family Expo AND Folsom Rhythm & Brews

 Favorite Gym/Health Club

1. Spare Time Club
2. California Family Fitness
3. 24 Hour Fitness

Favorite Local Artist

1. Lisa Magruder
2. Kirk Miller
3. TIE: Julie Bjorgum AND Jenny Williams

Favorite Local Performing Arts Organization

1. El Dorado Musical Theatre
2. Sutter Street Theatre
3. Flying Monkey Productions

Favorite Local Athlete

1. Dusty Baker
2. Suzanne Cardenas
3. Kevin Lucas

Favorite Civic Leader

1. Robert Goss
2. Joe Gagliardi
3. Evert Palmer

Favorite Doctor for Cosmetic Procedures

1. Kenneth Sumida, MD
2. Celia Remy, MD, PC
3. David Kaufman, MD, FACS
A very close #4: Terry Zimmerman, MD

Favorite Charitable Organization

1. Twin Lakes Food Bank
2. Powerhouse Ministries
3. Food Bank of El Dorado County

Favorite Place to Volunteer

1. Snowline Hospice
2. Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary
3. Harris Center for the Arts

Favorite Teacher

1. Susan Posner at Folsom High School
2. Judy Holbrook at Silva Valley Elementary School
3. Jean Cavanaugh at Folsom High School

 Favorite Pediatrician

1. Peter O’Malley, MD
2. Wayne Wolfrey, MD
3. Nicole Shorrock, MD

Favorite Tutoring Center

1. Kumon Math and Reading Center
2. Mathnasium
3. Huntington Learning Center
Honorable mention: Blanca Zantout at My Folsom Tutor

Favorite Preschool

1. Phoenix Schools
2. Busy Bees Preschool, Inc.
3. Bright Beginnings Preschool

Favorite Private School

1. Golden Hills School
2. Brighton Schools
3. Guiding Hands School

 Favorite Local Musician/Band

1. Dave Russell Band
2. Have Mercy Band
3. Criminal Rock

Favorite Athletic Coach

1. Kristopher Richardson at Folsom High School
2. Eric Cavaliere at Oak Ridge High School
3. Patrick Gallagher at Folsom Lake College


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