Dr. Blake Livingood, Triangle Health Center, Cary
Dr. Todd Staker, Staker Chiropractic Center
Dr. Donna King, Apex Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center
Best Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Brian Coan, CARE Plastic Surgery, Cary
Dr. Donald Hanna, Cary Plastic Surgery
Dr. Glenn Davis, Davis & Pyle Plastic Surgery
Best Insurance Agent
Teri LaRocca, State Farm, Morrisville
Sally Cox, State Farm
Jayson Greene, Carolina Insurance Professionals
Best Auto Mechanic Shop
Atlantic Tire & Service
Cary Car Care
Best Real Estate Agent
Scott Korbin, Coldwell Banker HPW, Cary
John Marinaccio, Salem Street Realty
Rachel Henning, Keller Williams Realty
Dr. Todd Bovenizer, Bovenizer & Baker Orthodontics, Cary
Dr. Kelly Ritter, Dr. Kelly Ritter Orthodontics
Dr. Reid Brogden, Brogden Orthodontics
Paul Yokabitus, NC Planning, Raleigh
Jackie Bedard, Carolina Family Estate Planning
Wiley Nickel, The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel
Dr. Bobbi Stanley, Stanley Dentistry, Cary
Dr. Allan Acton, Cary Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Barlow, Timothy S. Barlow DDS
Best Eye Doctor
Dr. Amit Kumar, Carolina Retina Institute, Cary
Dr. Phil Vito, Holly Springs Eye Associates
Dr. Kenneth Rousselo, Preston Optometry Center
Dr. Melanie Mintzer, Generations Family Practice, Cary
Dr. Justin Glodowski, Generations Family Practice
Dr. Sameh Toma, North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine
Best Financial Institution
Coastal Credit Union
State Employees’ Credit Union
Best Hair Salon
Twisted Scizzors Salon & Spa, Cary
Color Salon & Spa
The Umstead Spa, Cary
La Thérapie Spa
Best Pet Services
Town & Country Veterinary Hospital, Apex
Mayfair Animal Hospital
Creature Comforts Animal Hospital
BEST PLASTIC SURGEON
Dr. Brian Coan, CARE Plastic Surgery
First-time Maggy winner Dr. Brian Coan is no stranger to the spotlight. Trained at M.I.T. and Duke University, he’s a surgeon, author, lecturer and has served as clinical adjunct faculty at both Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, and his expertise is often sought by TV and other media.
And now Coan’s in Cary — he moved his practice from Durham last summer to Western Wake, where Coan and his wife, Tica, are raising their two daughters.
“We love being in Cary,” he said. “The office is right at the hub of Weston, literally the first commercial spot after the Arboretum; it’s spectacular.”
Also spectacular is being voted Best Plastic Surgeon by Cary Magazine readers, after years of award-winning work in Durham.
“Winning this award is affirmation that you have met or exceeded your patients’ desires,” Coan said. “It’s a representation of their gratitude.
“We always aim to shine, and to be recognized for our services. We do it because we love it; we do it because we’re passionate about it. Every day, I am only successful when my patients are happy. That’s what we’re trying to accomplish.”
BEST EYE DOCTOR
Amit Kumar, Carolina Retina Institute
Seeing is believing, and ophthalmologist Dr. Amit Kumar is the one Maggy voters want when it comes to restoring and maintaining their crystal clear vision.
A Cary doctor and resident, Kumar is a first-time Maggy winner this year for his work in treating medical and surgical diseases of the eye, from cataracts to retinal disorders.
“Winning this recognition is an affirmation that our team at Carolina Retina has exceeded our patients’ expectations,” said Kumar. “Our entire team is very grateful for their trust and support.”
Melanie Mintzer, Generations Family Practice
Relationships matter. That’s the philosophy of four-time Maggy winner Dr. Melanie Mintzer, and her practice proves it, offering care for children, adults and seniors.
Imagine: A sports physical for Susie, an updated vaccine for traveling Dad, and medication maintenance for Grandma, all under one roof.
“Getting patients in, making them feel comfortable, is the really important thing,” Mintzer says. “It’s an honor to take care of them.”
Mintzer decided at age 6 to become a family doctor like her dad, accompanying him on house calls. Now she has lifelong patients of her own.
Paul Yokabitus, NC Planning
Stepping up from an HM spot in last year’s Maggy Awards, this legal eagle is also a 2017 CM Mover & Shaker, proving we all know how to pick ‘em!
In addition to serving clients with estate and business planning, and being a family man, Yokabitus serves as board president of Cary-based nonprofit The Carying Place, another Maggy honoree this year for its work to end homelessness in our community.
How’s he do it all? Coffee, Yokabitus says, and he’s probably not kidding. But actually: “It’s the desire to make a difference.”
BEST HAIR SALON
Twisted Scizzors Salon & Spa
Maggy voters, male and female, know that stylish hair is a must-have. That’s why it’s a big deal that readers have crowned Twisted Scizzors as their No.1 place to tress for success every years since 2013 in this hotly contested category.
Owner and 2015 CM Mover & Shaker Amanda Kimball is also in demand outside the salon, as an instructor and mentor to peers and fellow professionals. Best of all, Amanda and her staff of talented stylists go beyond the latest cuts and colors to maintain a pay-it-forward mentality, giving back to our community at every opportunity, from charity cut-a-thons to behind the scenes work at Cary Magazine photo shoots.
“I love getting to know people in our community — their joys, struggles and truths,” Kimball says. “I find a beauty within everyone I meet.”
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