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Kevin Terrell by Arnold Wayne Jones

A trip to the dentist sounds about as fun taking Pat Robertson as your plus-one to a gay wedding, but Dr. Kevin Terrell’s chairside manner makes getting your grill fixed as pleasant an experience as possible. A visit to Terrell’s office — complete with chilled eye masks and massaging chairs — can almost feel like an afternoon at a spa rather than a squirm-inducing chore, and, as a member of the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce, former DIFFA chair and Black Tie Dinner board member, Terrell is definitely the LGBTQ community’s dentist with a conscience. Between that and the relaxing amenities, cavity fills and cleanings have never felt more comfortable.

— Jonanna Widner

BEST GROUP MEDICAL PRACTICE
Uptown Physicians Group
2929 Carlisle, Ste. 260.
214-303-1033. UptownPhysiciansGroup.com.

BEST OPTOMETRIST
William Henderson, Uptown Vision
2504 Cedar Springs Road.
214-953-3937. UptownVisionDallas.com.

BEST COSMETIC PRACTITIONER
William A. Moore, Advanced Skin Fitness
2928 Oak Lawn Ave.
214-521-5277. AdvancedSkinFitness.com.

BEST GENERAL PRACTITIONER
David Lee, M.D., Uptown Physicians Group
2929 Carlisle, Ste. 260.
214-303-1033. UptownPhysiciansGroup.com.

BEST COUNSELOR
Jimmy Owen, M.S. L.P.C.
3500 Oak Lawn Ave., Ste. 260.
214-546-8852. JimmyOwen.com.

BEST HIV SPECIALIST
Steven M. Pounders, M.D.
3500 Oak Lawn Ave., Ste. 600.
214-520-8833. DrPoundersMD.com.

BEST GYM
LA Fitness
4540 W. Mockingbird Lane (and additional locations).
Open daily.
214-453-4899. LAFitness.com.

BEST PHARMACY
Walgreen’s
3802 Cedar Springs Road (and additional locations).
Open daily at 8 a.m. (Saturdays 9 a.m.).
214-443-5160. Walgreens.com.

BEST PERSONAL TRAINER
Robert Elorduy, Vigor Training & Massage Studio
3102 Swiss Ave.
903-422-6044. VigorMassagePT.com.

BEST DERMATOLOGIST
Breck Thrash, M.D., Trinity Vista Dermatology
800 Eighth Ave., Ste. 326, Fort Worth.
817-885-8222. TrinityVistaDerm.com.

BEST CHIROPRACTOR (TIE)
Michael Shippy
4000 W. Park Blvd., Plano.
972-769-9500. ShippyChiropractic.com.

Steven Tutt
4345 Cedar Springs Road.
214-528-1900. DrTuttDC.com.

Baylor-Hospital

Joel Allison, the CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health (the company that owns Baylor Health Care Center) has some innovative ideas about how to best serve the community, and it shows: Baylor Health Care Center remains a top-notch hospital, consistently ranked in top 20 lists across the country in a number of specialties from diabetes treatment to pulmonology. But the hospital doesn’t just excel in rarified cases. Situated close to a number of Dallas’ denser neighborhoods, the hospital’s accessibility reflects its relationship to individual patients. It’s one of those rare places where the achievements of specialties works hand-in-hand with the everyday patient. The result: superior outcomes on a grand scale, better care for each person who needs it.

—  Jonanna Widner

BEST HOSPITAL
Baylor Health Care System
3501 Junius St.
214-820-0111. BaylorHealth.com.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 20, 2015.