2018 Maggy Awards: Services

Pictured are Dr. Brian Coan of CARE Plastic Surgery, and nurses Caitlin Allegrezza, left, and April Linch.
The Winners

Best Chiropractor

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

Frantz Automotive
Cary Car Care

Best Real Estate Agent

Scott Korbin, Coldwell Banker HPW, Cary

John Marinaccio, Salem Street Realty
Rachel Henning, Keller Williams Realty

Best Orthodontist

Dr. Todd Bovenizer, Bovenizer & Baker Orthodontics, Cary

Dr. Kelly Ritter, Dr. Kelly Ritter Orthodontics
Dr. Reid Brogden, Brogden Orthodontics

Best Attorney

Paul Yokabitus, NC Planning, Raleigh

Jackie Bedard, Carolina Family Estate Planning
Wiley Nickel, The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel

Best Dentist

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

Best Doctor

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

Triniti Salon
Color Salon & Spa

Best Spa

The Umstead Spa, Cary

La Thérapie Spa
Massage Envy

Best Pet Services

Town & Country Veterinary Hospital, Apex

Mayfair Animal Hospital
Creature Comforts Animal Hospital


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.”



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.”



Twisted Scizzors Salon & Spa

Twisted Scizzors stylists help keep Cary Magazine’s models beautifully coiffed.

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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