Ballantyne Magazine

FALL 2018

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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clinical trials, says Grigg, who does cancer research as well. "We have already opened many studies in the Ballantyne area, and I only expect this to increase with time." Increasing Variety According to the Charlotte Cham- ber, about 160 health care businesses currently operate in the 28277 area. They include more than 70 doctors' offices and clinics, 41 dental practices, 15 chiropractic offices, six optometrist practices and nine other health care practitioners that include psychiatrists, physical therapists and minute clinics. There are also three laboratories, two home-care services and two sleep centers. Dr. David Draughn opened a practice in Ballantyne to perform surgery on varicose veins and spider veins in 2008, attracted to the area's affluent and growing popula- tion. During the past 10 years, his practice has evolved, moving beyond a focus on superficial surgery to one in- corporating more invasive deep-vein procedures. The Vein Specialists of the Carolinas renovated its 3,500-square-foot surgery center a year ago, and the facility has been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambula- tory Health Care. Certified in venous and lymphatic medicine, Draughn treats sophisticated conditions such as May-Thurner syndrome and pelvic congestion syn- drome. With May-Thurner, for example, doctors can perform an intravenous ultrasound where a miniature ultra- sound probe is threaded into the veins. "You can get the same quality of care as a hospital operating room, and there's ample parking and it's a Class A space," Draughn says. The practice "is busting at the seams, and we are really enjoying it." Community Outreach During last year's solar eclipse, Dr. Chuck Knudson and the SATURDAY OCTOBER 27, 2018 2:00 - 4:00 pm @Blakeney ShoppingCenters @ShopBlakeney STREET TRICK TREAT -OR- Join Blakeney Shopping Center and the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office for an afternoon of safety education, activities for children of all ages, festive music and trick-or-treating. #HappyHalloween #ShopBlakeney Dr. David Draughn Dr. Chuck Knudson Olivia Markham, Lindsay Zerbel and Katherine Fernandez work for Vein Specialists of the Carolinas. BALLANTYNE FALL 2018 62 Feature

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