Best of Edmond
McMahan Family Medicine
Native Oklahoman Zann McMahan, M.D., has practiced medicine in several different countries during his career, but continues to make Oklahoma his base of operations.
The full-time doctor and family man went to undergrad at Oklahoma Christian University, medical school at the University of Oklahoma and spent his residency at Great Plains in Oklahoma City.
After four years of medical school and three years of residency, McMahan quickly opened his own practice, McMahan Family Medicine, in Edmond in August of last year.
Family medicine means seeing patients from their birth to their death and everything in between. As primary care physicians, doctors like McMahan are the first to see, diagnose, and treat problems – or recommend a specialist who can.
While at OU, McMahan took time during his breaks to participate in medical mission trips to such places as Guiana, South America, Nicaragua and Mexico. “I appreciate being able to take care of people physically, emotionally, and sometimes even spiritually,” he says.
Helping people and making a difference in the world have always been his goals. McMahan says it’s important for a doctor to be self-sacrificing and put others’ needs before their own.
“The earlier the diagnosis, the earlier we can treat the problem,” says McMahan, who encourages people to talk to their doctor early and openly. “Don’t be afraid to talk to your doctor,” he says. “They’re there to help you.”
To make an appointment with McMahan Family Medicine, call 405-513-7600 or email Mcmahanfamilymedicine@yahoo.com.
Elements Therapeutic Message
Entrepreneur Kendell McGowen is the area director for Elements Therapeutic Massage franchises in Edmond as well as all of Oklahoma.
All locations offer a variety of massages, with several massage therapists (both male and female), all of whom are fully trained and licensed by the state.
With several therapists and several rooms at each location, Elements has over 300 available times on a weekly basis, set by appointment only. Their hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Elements offers Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point and hot-stone massages, among others. Massages can range from 30 to 80 minutes. Elements caters to a large number of people and tries to make their services affordable for everyone. Their 55-minute massage can be as low as $49.
Elements isn’t just a salon or a spa, McGowen explains. Specializing in massages allows them to perfect their craft. But a visit to Elements is more than just a massage – the whole experience is designed to be therapeutic. “It goes above and beyond just feeling good,” says McGowen. “It’s therapeutic.”
More than just a luxury, therapeutic massage offers health benefits such as improved circulation, increased joint flexibility, and the easing of muscle pain and headaches. “We’re helping people have a healthier life,” McGowen says.
McGowen’s three Edmond locations are at 1321 N. Bryant Ave. in Edmond
(405-216-5252), at 3533 W. Memorial Road in Quail Springs (405-418-4544) and at 2133 W. 15th St. in Edmond
(405-341-2399). For more information, also visit www.touchofelements.com.
Lush Fashion Lounge
One might expect to be surrounded by beautiful clothes when stepping into a store named “Lush Fashion Lounge.”
Located at 14101 N. May Ave., Lush Fashion Lounge carries contemporary clothes for men and women, featuring everything from dresses and tops to denim and shoes.
Fun and upbeat, with “an eclectic mix of merchandise for men and women,” the new store is owned and operated by young Carrie Boevers.
A recent UCO graduate with a degree in fashion marketing, Boevers opened her store last March with the goal of bringing unique LA styles to Oklahoma City at a reasonable price. While Lush was a year in the making, once Boevers took the plunge, the store was up and running in just a couple of months.
In addition to placing a high priority on keeping their clothes affordable, Boevers and her store manager, Chelsey Wilson, also place a huge emphasis on customer service. They often stay open past normal hours for customers who call and say they’re on their way, or set up one-on-one appointments after hours with their customers to give them their full attention.
“We get to know our customers and what they like,” says Boevers. “People feel relaxed and at home here.”
Lush is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call 405-936-0680 or visit www.lushfashionlounge.com.