July 2008

 Top Doctors 2008

Top Doctors 2008

The List
Here are the city's 251 Top Doctors, in sixty-three specialties and subspecialities, as voted by their peers in our exclusive survey

Children's Health
Autism, obesity, cancer, asthma, and diabetes—these are the five health issues that have Charlotte parents the most concerned. Here's an in depth look at the risks, the stats, and who's tackling these illnesses head on. Plus, two families talk about their struggles raising children who have Type 1 diabetes and one of the most significant conditions of our generation -- autism.

 What Goes Up, Must Come Down

What Goes Up, Must Come Down
The obscene profits and bonuses of 2006 seem so long ago. Charlotte's big banks are shedding jobs, slashing bonuses, and no one knows where the bottom is. The city's brash young investment bankers—the iconic front lines of our white-collar workforce—are bearing the brunt. (But try not to feel too sorry for them; they still think they're better than you.)

Plus, by all rights, Charlotte should be panicking about this economy. So why aren't we? And the worst-case scenario



For his fortieth birthday, I gave my husband sex every day for a year. What was I thinking? By CHARLA MULLER

After a slow start and serious missteps, can the Whitewater Center overcome its flawed business model and survive a season of change? By JARVIS HOLLIDAY

With its timely new exhibit on the black male image, the Mint dares to offend and get people talking about one of our most divisive issues By MEG FREEMAN WHALEN

In Every Issue

The Buzz

Spotlight Twenty-four Hours of Booty to beat cancer
40th Anniversary
Looking back thirty years at the QC's nightlife scene
Money & Power
How not to get fired as CEO of Wachovia. Plus, the Power Meter: who's up and who's down this month
Reality Check
Manicures, facials, bikini waxes? Have local spas taken tween primping too far?
QC Culture
Headed into a recession, food pantries and the like are feeling the pinch, too
Real Estate
It's a buyers market, but before you invest, here are five myths about investment real estate debunked


To Die For This summer the heel's the thing
In Search Of
Functional and fashionable golf wear and accessories Shopping Scene Lake Norman becomes home to a new upscale women's boutique
Bridesmaids rejoice: here's a site devoted to you Trendsetting Sporty sneaks that touch on casual and sophisticated What We're Spending Our $ On Eyelash extensions are here! How to sport this hot Hollywood trend
Four beach-ready looks to sport all year long
City Seen
Max & Jennifer Siegel throw an all-star bash. Plus, the MDA Muscle Team gala, Got Beauty? Got Fashion? Rock It!, and Women of Distinction luncheon

Back Page

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Photograph by Chris Edwards

Charlotte Guides

Spotlight What's not to love about foul-mouthed puppets?
Best Bets
Fireworks galore at the Charlotte Knights. Plus, Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ in South Park, Elton John's wardrobe, and the Lake Norman Orchestra
Local director Glenn T. Griffin talks Side Show and the "original" Hilton sisters
Calendar What to do this month

Eat, Drink
Review Yama Asian Fusion working hard, but not there yet
In Season
Please, try the ginger ice cream at Elizabeth Creamery
Now Open
Pierre Bader hits yet another homerun with his Uptown wine bar, Press The Dish Eat for $30 at some of Charlotte's swankiest eateries during Restaurant Week
Global Table
This Caribbean joint is sweet and spicy
Local Flavor
Latin bakeries make Charlotte sweeter than ever
Restaurant Listings