2021 READERS’ PICKS: Beauty, Health & Wellness


Best Acupuncturist  

Mamie Chow L.Ac.

Best Alcohol ⁄ Drug Rehabilitation  


Best Allergist  

Columbia Asthma & Allergy

Best Assisted Living Facility  

St. Paul’s Towers

Best Chiropractor  

Dr. Teresa Lau, Vibrant Body Wellness

Best Day Spa  

Piedmont Springs

Best Dentist  

Oakland Eco Dental

Best Dermatologist  

Jason Fung, MD

Best Endodontist  

Jason R. Calvert DDS

Best Esthetic Dentist  

Lake Merritt Dental

Best Eye Lash Extensions and ⁄ or Brow Enhancements  

Cocoon Urban Day Spa

Best Full-Service Beauty Salon  

Rockridge Day Spa

Best Hair Salon  

Keter Salon

Best Health Care Clinic  

One Medical

Best Home Health Care Provider  

Center for Elders Independence

Best Lasik Eye Surgery  

Berkeley Optometry

Best Local Hospital  

Kaiser Permanente

Best Massage Services  

Joanne Cosgrove, CMT

Best Nail Services  


Best Nutritionist  

Srinika Healing

Best OB ⁄ Gyn  

Dr. Yvette Gentry, MD, East Bay Women’s Health

Best Ophthalmologist  

Dr. Melanie L. Hom, MD

Best Pediatrician  

Dr. Andrea Lee, MD, Kaiser Permanente Alameda

Best Personal Trainer  

Kristin Rios

Best Pharmacy  


Best Plastic Surgeon  

Michael Cedars MD FACS

Best Skin Care Spa  

Skin Spirit

Best Tele-Health  

One Medical

Best Urgent Care Center  

Golden Gate Urgent Care

Best Virtual Yoga Studio  

Square One Yoga

Best Waxing Studio  

Lunch Box

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Managing Editor of The East Bay Express, Former Associate Editor of Oakland Magazine and Alameda Magazine, Columnist-In-Residence at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)'s Open Space, Advisory Board Member of Nocturnes Journal of Literary Arts, and regular contributor to several newspapers, websites and magazines. Miller is the founder of The Afrosurreal Arts Movement through his publication of The Afrosurreal Manifesto in The San Francisco Bay Guardian, May 20, 2009.