Dr. JAW Orthodontists

Best Accupuncture

Tess Richardson, L. Ac.,

Come Alive Health

7235 N. Paseo Del Norte, Ste. A

(520) 877-7910


Tess is a graduate from Tucson’s Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Her clinic, which serves the Northwest, Marana and Oro Valley, treats women’s health, sports injuries and general well being. 


Second Place:

Deborah L. Malone, L. Ac., Saguaro Clinic




Better Health Chiropractic

7743 E. Broadway Blvd.

(520) 885-0288

The reviews in and out of the office say Better Health is a great practice that offers individualized treatment in a caring environment. Patients love how they get cracked here and more, and in a competitive market like Tucson that says a lot if you can keep them coming back.


Second Place (tie): Tompkins Family Chiropractic, The Fix


Best Dentist

Studio Dental – Athena Storey

10550 N. La Cañada Drive, #106

(520) 575-5576

Dr. Storey has taken Best Dentist in prior years and part of the reason why is that patients say you feel truly welcomed and cared for as soon as you walk into waiting room—you feel like you’re more than just a patient. The practice also gets high marks for helping ease those who are often scared to go to the dentist. No wonder.


Second Place: Hiremath Family Dentistry

Third Place (tie): Catalina Foothills Family Dental,

Cortaro Dental Care,

Haymore Family Dentistry


Best Eye Care

Accent on Vision

6843 N. Oracle Road

(520) 888-0099



This eye care practice has been in business for 25 years. Emphasis is on providing choices—open seven days a week with more than 2,000 frames displayed and a large contact lens inventory in stock. There’s also an on-site laboratory and Optos retinal digial imaging available.


Second Place: Fishkind Bakewell Maltzman Eyecare

Third Place:

Affinity Eye Care


Best Hair Salon

Ivan’s Studio

4771 N. First Ave.

(520) 888-2536


Ivan’s bills itself as a traditional salon with a modern edge—and a past winner of Best of the Northwest. Perhaps it continues to place in Best Hair because it’s the kind of a place you can bring your whole family, but also make it a special place just for you. Besides hair, it’s also a nail salon. Want to make an appointment? Go online and click on each stylist to see what each offers.


Second Place: Gadabout

Third Place: Imagen Salon


Best Hospital

Oro Valley Hospital

1551 E. Tangerine Road

(520) 901-3500


Serving the Northwest community since 2005, the Oro Valley hospital provides inpatient and outpatient care, diagnostic imaging and emergency, medical and surgical care in a 146-bed facility, with over 400 of the region’s best healthcare professionals on-hand. 


Second Place: Northwest Medical Center

Third Place: Banner University Medical Center


Best Massage Therapy

Imagen Salon

475 E. Vuelta Caminata del Rio

(520) 742-0040


Imagen Salon is one of those Oro Valley business gems which offers everything, and makes you feel special and welcomes at the same time. No wonder they are getting a nod for best massage therapy, it’s that kind of place. Whatever you need to get the kinks worked out of your shoulders, hair or face, this is that place.

Second Place: Massage Envy

Third Place: L Spa


Best Nail Salon

Ivan’s Studio

4771 N. First Ave.

(520) 888-2536


Best hair and best nail salon? That’s says a lot about a salon—confidence that you can go there and get full service treatment. Hands and feet need love too.


Second Place: Imagen Salon

Third Place (tie):

Nails of the World,

Care Hands & Feet





10550 N. La Cañada Drive, #110 

(520) 544-9200


Multiple locations

Braces have come a long way, and the servies offered at Dr. JAW are a great example of what’s available in this new world of orthdontics. This is a state of the art practice that offers services for children and adults. They also give back to the community in big and small ways. Check out their Giving Back page on their website. You’ll be impressed.


Second Place:

Delio Orthodontics

Third Place (tie):

Grinz Orthodontics

Linaker Orthodontics




Pediatrician (Tie)

Skyline Pediatrics

4930 N. First Ave.

(520) 577-3333


Dr. George L. Hobeich, MD

6600 N Oracle Road, #100

(520) 575-9007


Cholla Pediatrics

2167 W. Orange Grove Road

(520) 544-7650


What does it mean when our readers pick three pediatric practices that all tie for first place? It means that the Northwest community is very lucky because it has excellent choices for pediatric care. No other category had a three-way tie for first place. Kids in the Northwest are better served when there are great choices for care, and that’s good for our community.


Best Plastic


Hess and Sandeen

Plastic Surgery

7436 N. La Cholla Blvd.

(520) 297-3300

A plastic surgery practice that puts their heart up front and center, helping as a Beat Cancer Boot Camp sponsor and the American Cancer Society’s annual gala. This reader pic is a good example of a solid medical practice that’s also involved in the community it calls home. That’s good business.

Second Place:

Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery

Third Place:

Dr. Jeffrey M. Nelson, M.D.


Best Skin Care

Advanced DermaCare, Inc.

7484 N. La Cholla Blvd.

(520) 888-3955


The desert can be a hard place on our lovely faces, which is why places like Advanced DermaCare are so important to making sure that despite the sun, you can look your best and look better. It’s not just about anti-aging, but giving you that extra boost you need to feel confident and more.


Second Place: Imagen Salon

Third Place:

Skin Care By Design


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